Racing Under Difficulty: Stiff Jefferson Park Going Causes Stumbling and Upsets.; Pat Dunne Wins Again With Ollie Martin--Queen Apple a Disappointment--Gossip., Daily Racing Form, 1918-12-13


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RACING UNDER DIFFICULTY Stiff Jefferson Park Going Causes Stumbling and Upsets Pat Dunne Wins Again With Ollie Martin Queen Apple a Dis ¬ appointment Gossip NEW ORLEANS La December 12 Racing this afternoon was over a trying and difficult track with many of the starters at a disadvantage because f their frequent stumbling Luckily no falls came nit upsets were frequent and the favorites in each race were in total eclipse Two of the most pro ¬ nounced surprises were the victories of Green Grass and Cadillac CadillacFine Fine weather though a trifle warm was a feature and it proved one of the factors in bringing out the rrge attendance that witnessed the racing Fin ¬ ishes were close in most instances and the stretch straggles contained an element of more interest ue to a possible unexpected luippeuing on the lifficult course coursePat Pat Dunne again won a purse with his vastly iic roved Ollie Martin which won in the opener from Choir Master and King Neptune Choir Master was the choice but after going fiveeighths he readily MartinAlma succumbed to Ollie Martin Alma Louise a former twotime winner vat this meeting was beaten off in the second race Green rass leading for the entire way Brownie McDawells backers in the third almost reated a panic by their eagerness to supnort him ut after flattering by staying close to Cadillac he drooped back in thoLstretchand finished in thin Iace because there was no contenders in back of him Queen Apple being beaten off all the way and stumbling for nearly the entire way The stewards were dissatisfied with her showing but trainer Hawk when interrogated by them could offer no explanation for her poor showing showingGrumpy Grumpy under hard punishment succeeded in muling the fourth nice after a spirited duel with acow The latter wonld haveJwon but fur blundering on the stretch turn which cost him considerable ground groundSandy Sandy Lad had tomlx much the best to win the ifth nice for ho was subjected to considerable nterfcrence as a result of Minks foul tactics on Marasmus Mink emed Jn for a suspension but got off with a slurp caution cautionThe The final race enabled Iulaski after many ef orts to emerge from the maiden ranks It was the Waldeck Stables first victory of the meeting Jockey meetingJockey Robinson reported sick after dismounting Trom Pilsen ami Mink was substituted for him on Willdo which finished in second place Trainer Harry Pritchard has arrived from Mary and with the horses belonging to Wagner Wil iams among the number are Goldcrest Hoy Skeer ace and Dnlwood The good mare Jule also owned by this stable was turned out after the Bowie meeting meetingPat Pat Civill has written from StLouis asking that stabling room be reserved for his horses which will arrive next week weekTrainer Trainer Bob Smith of the Woodland Stock Farm Stable reported that his good winner Slippery Elm was shipped here in splendid condition and would lie ready to start at the Fair Grounds meeting The son of Bannockhurn is being given a short letup after his hard campaign on the Maryland tracks tracksFAIR FAIR GROUNDS PROGRAM COMPILED COMPILEDJoseph Joseph McLennan racing secretary at the Fair Grounds lias completed the work of compiling the program for the first week of the meeting and expects the books will be ready for distribution next TuesdayMarshall Tuesday Marshall Cassidy son of starter Mars Cassidy was a visitor today Ho has just been mustered out of the military service having been attached to the Motor Transport Corns at Camp Johnston JohnstonJockey Jockey Howard Stearns was advised by telegraph that his brotherinlaw Doc W F Martin had died Wednesday night in Havana Stearns canceled his engagements for1 the afternoon on receipt of the news Martin formerly trained for P T Chinii and at the time of his death was racing some horses be ¬ longing to exCongressman George W Loft The body will be shipped to Lexington for burial burialJockey Jockey Knsor who rode Ollie Martin winner of the first race incurred the displeasure of starter Tribe and was suspended for five days Grey daysGrey Eagle was claimed out of the second nice for 1000 by W 1 Bernhardt who was represented in the nice by Alma Louise LouiseWriting Writing from Madrid Spain Guy Garner advises his brother Mack Garner not to sign a contract for next year as he will be made a good offer shortly to go to Spain and ride for a wealthy munition maker who contemplates racing a pretentious stable 01 Euro ean courses in 1919 1919Haleigh Haleigh Colston the wellknown colored trainer has readied the Fair Grounds with the stable of W O Shea the New York owner Included in the string are the twoyearold Yvette which was purchased at the Wlckliffe Stables disposal sale Drummond formerly owned by W S Kilmer and Woodstorie Tea Caddy also owned by the stable has been sent to Lexington to be turned out for the winter winterWill Will Perkins arrived yesterday with fifteen horses the majority of the number being yearlings The new arrivals together with the sixteen other horses in the Perkins stable that have been here for some time will make that trainers establishment the largest now quartered at the local track Among trackAmong the horses that William Cahill brought here were Blue Thistle and Kebo both winners at Bowie Miss Kruter a winner of several races on the HickprynutTom New York tracks and Hickprynut Tom Munford former trainer for Wade McLemore prominent Texas breeder and owner arrived today from Kl Paso and denied the report that the em ¬ bargo along the Mexican border had been lifted While in El Paso Mr Muiiford met Col Matt Winn manager of Churchill Downs and other tracks who was paying a brief visit to that city en route to California where he will combine business and pleasure pleasureJockey Jockey George Walls under contract to the Ar ¬ lington Stable arrived in tUe company of trainer Frank Herrold HerroldJockey Jockey L Ensor after being laid up for over a week resumed riding yesterday Jockey Stalker had his first mount of the meeting wlieu he rode Dollna yesterday His good rilling of the mare contributed victoryThe largely to her victory The steward granted a license to jockey Mack Garner His application for a liccnso had been held up pending the dismissal of the charges of assault brought against him by another boy

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