Army Contest Arranged: officers Permitted to Take Part in Fair Grounds Race, Daily Racing Form, 1919-01-10


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ARMY CONTEST ARRANGED Officers Permitted to Take Part in Fair Grounds Race. Artillery Purse Won by Warsaw Features Yesterdays Ordinary Program. XEW ORLEAXS, La., January 9. There was little if any improvement in the Fair Grounds track today and nothing particularly interesting in the racing. The Artillery Purse, for a purse of ,000, at one mile, provided the only real contest of the afternoon and furnished an upset in the defeat of the outstanding public choice Diversion, which ran a dull race and was never prominent. The winner turned up in Warsaw, well ridden bv Mack Garner, but only after a fiercely fought, stretch battle with Cobalt Lass, which "showed the way to the last eighth. It was not until the last few strides that Warsaw gained a slight advantage, which he gamely held to the end. The Runnymede filly Ziziz won again today on the occasion of her second turf appearance, and confirmed the good impression she made on her initial start. She is a quick starter and possesses a good turn of speed. She won in easy fashion. The Pickwick Claiming Handicap fell to Grumpv, the well-backed favorite, which beat Luther by a half .Icngtli.a Silvery Light had no serious opposition in the second. Antoinette, strongly supported, failing to overcome the disadvantage of dropping back at the start. Amalgamator tired after appearing the winner in the second, and Xoureddiu drew away into an rj-asy victory.. . ----- - -r v v The United States Army has given its sanction to a special race, in which officers will ride at the Fair Grounds January 18. Racing secretary McLennan has drawn the conditions of the race, which will lie for commissioned officers only. He lias received the following letter from Captain Edward B. Allen, captain Quartermaster Corps, commanding at Camp Beauregard, Alexandria. La., as follows: "I have your letter of the sixteenth. Have also received a letter from the remount depot at Washington. D. C, in which they gave their consent for my officers to ride. If you can give me the details of the race, I will arrange to have mv officers there." Five or six officers will come from Camp Beauregard. KEEN RIVALRY BETWEEN CAMPS. A letter has also been received from Major J. L. Sanford at Camp Shelby, Miss., as follows: "The commanding officer directs that I write you in re-gacd to the participation of some of the officers of this camp in horse races to be held at New Orleans. The six officers who are to take part in this race have been designated and are anxious to participate." It is said that the rivalry between the two camps is quite keen. The Business Mens Racing Association proposed to make the day a gala one, and will invite the society of New Orleans to participate. The race will lie filled and the horses drawn by lot. This, it is thought, will give every one a chance. The entries of the horse Peerless One will ia future be refused. This ruling is made without prejudice to D. S. Fountain, the owner. The horse is said to be a notorious sulker. The owners of Pilsen have also been notified that the horse must run to some reasonable consistency or the same action will be taken. The program lmok for next weeks; racing, .was distributed this afternoon among flie horsemen by secretary Joe McLennan and elicited much favorable comment. The book calls for the usual race for two-year-olds each day. besides the usual number of long distance races for tl-i older horses. A. L. Kirbys Rifle Shooter, while lieing exercised, ran away three miles and got out of the grounds ln-fore being caught. The horse was excused from starting in the sixth race. Weights for the General Pershing Handicap, to be run next Saturday, were announced this afternoon. Franklin is assigned top weight of 118 IkhiikIs. while Slippery Elm gets in with one pound less. Bondage and Manister Toi are each asked to carry 114 inlands, while Lucky P.. will shoulder 113 if lie starts.

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