Rain and Fog in Plenty: Fast Track at New Orleans Spoiled by Another Downpour, Daily Racing Form, 1919-01-17


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RAIN AND FOG IN PLENTY Fast Track at New Orleans Spoiled by Another Downpour. Favorites and Second Choices Capture All the Races Despite Changed Conditions. i NEW ORLEANS, La., January 10. nard rain, which began during the night and continued incessantly throughout the afternoon, accounted for . the muddy track which had to le raced over, and likewise was responsible for the riddling of the card and reducing the fields to small numbers in all the dashes. The seven races were all of the long variety, at a mile or over. This had something to do with the large attendance on band to view the sport. At times they could only get fleeting glimpses of the running, for a heavy fog enveloped the course, and it took a particularly trained eye and strong glasses to distinguish colors with any degree of accuracy. The two final races were run in a heavy fog. The sixth race particularly was ghostly, for only shadows of the starters could be noted occasionally until they came directly in front of the stand. While favorites and second choices accounted for the entire card, the talent fared poorly, as the overthrows of Graphic, A. N. Akin and Lucky R., three of the most pronounced choices, gave them a severe setback. A. N. Akin was making his first start of the meeting and received confident support, but he succumbed in easy fashion to the Waldeck Stables Basillus, which won as his rider pleased. Graphic was regarded as the most certain winner of the afternoon, but at the wind-up he .finished last in a field of tliree.Blue Jtock scoring a lucky victory over the inadequately ridden Capt. Hodge by a nose. Skeer Faces bad underpinning was greatly favored by the soft track, and it resulted in his easy victory over Lucky R. The winner, if he stands training, will be a formidable obstacle for the best of the selling platers to tackle. He cost his present owner 1919.sh0. but his former owner parted with nearly 0,000 to obtain him. .Leah Cochran scored for the Texans and. did it easily in the opening race. Bombast enabled the local contingent to fatten their purses when lie won the second race, and Marv II. had an easy time of it in the third. Aztec made it a double for the Kentuckians during the afternoon when he landed in advance of Dioscoride and Keho. The race for army officers, which was set for next Saturday, has been postponed until January 25 on account of the weather and track conditions. Sanction for the change has been received from the commanding officers at Camps Beauregard and Shelby. JOCKEY" JUDYS CONDITION IMPROVING. The condition of jockey Judy, who sustained a broken collarbone and other injuries when he was thrown from a two-year-old he was exercising, -was reported to be showing satisfactory improvement. Jockey Denyse, who sustained a fractured arm while exercising a horse last week, was able to leave the hospital today. The program loks for next weeks races were distributed among the horsemen by Secretary Joseph McLennan today. Jockey Metcalf was taken 111 this morning from over reducing and was forced to cancel his engagement to ride A. N. Akin. Judges E. C. Smith and J. B. Campbell are still on the sick list, but both are showing improvement. Jockey Lawrence Lyke was out of the saddle today due to illness. J. J. Troxler. who secured Green Grass at the Chancellor sale Wednesday, sold the horse to C. A. Applegate at a -substantial advance. Former Congressman Joseph L. Rhinock was among the visitors this afternoon, having stopped off en route to the east from Los Angeles. Mr. Rhiuock will remain over until Sunday to witness the racing. Jockey Johnny McTaggart canceled all of his engagements yesterday afternoon, owing to the death of his father-in-law, which took place in this city yesterday morning. Mary Belle was claimed out of the sixth race Tuesdny by J. M. Booker for ,500. Booker was represented in the race by Dundreary. Chas. E. Patterson reported that his horse Drastic was low with kidney trouble. The horses tem-lerature was 102 yesterday afternoon, but it is believed he Is not in serious danger. R. L. Bresler, who has a large stable here, announced today that he would shortly ship eight of his horses to Hot Springs to rest them up and prepare them for the spring meeting at that place. Tom Gouse. favorite in the third race yesterday, which failed to win, was claimed by W. D. Bernhardt, owner of Alma Louise, for 00.

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