Jefferson Park Crowded: Pleasnat Weather Serves to Attract a Capacity Attendance, Daily Racing Form, 1917-12-16


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JEFFERSON PARK CROWDED Pleasant Weather Serves to Attract a Capacity Attendance. Woodstone Captures the Principal Race Red Cross Furnishes a Disagreeable Surprise. New Orleans, La., December 15. Improvement in weather and racing was responsible for an immense attendance at the Jefferson Park track to witness the sport. Tim track was still deep and holding and favorable to those racers able to run well in mud. A handicap at one mile for all ages was the chief race carded for decision and it resulted in a victory for "Woodstone, but mainly due to the good ride given him by F. Robinson, for Warsaw, :which landed third, was possibly best at the weights. Harry Shaw, which landed second, ran a good race. The trio of placed ones practically dominated the running from the first Quarter. The difficult card did not serve as a bar for heavy betting action and the success of several staunchly backed ones, notably Peaceful Star in the opener, Inqtiieta in the second, Woodstone in the fourth and Brynlimah in the closing race, proved costly to the odds purveyors. The victory of the latter was particularly severe on the layers, for he was backed with supreme confidence and the favorite Redland was neglected. The outstanding surprise of the afternoon developed witli the running of the fifth race, in which Red Cross, showing a remarkable and sudden recovery of her speed, won after a mild drive to head Jocular. The latter was claimed by E. Johnston, represented by Kandfull, for ,100. The stewards, who have been delving into the poor race shown by No Manager in his last start, on the occasion that he was a hot favorite, handed down the. .following ruling: Trainer" J I. Heard has been suspended pending investigation inio the running of the horse No Manager Until further notice. No entries will be received of horses under, his care or super-inteudeilcy." REFUSES TO PAY WAR TAX. The stewards also issued the following ruling: "For refusing to pay war tax at the gate and using offensive language, K. Hankins has been denied -all privileges, including admission to the grounds. No further entries of the horses Merchant and Lucky R. will be received while Hankins has any ownership in thein." H. Hamilton, an apprentice attached to G. W. Scqtts stable, sustained a severe injury this morning, when My Gracie, w.hich he was galloping, threw him hard. He was taken to a local infirmary. Jockey MeCabe was suspended for two days by the starter, for disobedience at the post. Thomas J. Pendergast, the well-known political leader of Kansas City, who has been here in attendance at the track, departed for his home tonight to spend the holidays and will return for the racing at the Fair Grounds. W. Corbett also returned to Chicago and will be back luter for the Fair Grounds racing. Jockey Mack Garner still was on the sick list toduy and had to again cancel his mounts. Th condition books of the first eleven days of the racing at the Fair Grounds meeting, which begins, on January 1, was given to the printer today. According to the book there will be no purse at that meeting with less value than . Jockey Earl Pool was an arrival from San Francisco and he got into action immediately, riding Billie B. in the first race. Charles Walker, formerly of the firm of Chambers and Walker, got in from the east today and will remain for nn extended visit. R. E. Dick Watkins arrived last night from Baltimore and was immediately taken to a local hospital. He was taken suddenly ill and it is said that fears are entertained of his recovery.

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