Outsiders Home in Front: New Orleans Racing over a Heavy Track Provides Surprises, Daily Racing Form, 1919-01-18


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OUTSIDERS HOME iN FRONT New Orleans Racing Over a Heavy Track Provides Surprises. Under Fire Wins the Main Race for P. Dunne; Cobweb Defeats War Mask in a Hot Finish. XEW ORLEANS, La.. January 17. A demonstration on the part, of War Masks backers when the judges nwarded the decision to Cobweb in the second dash enlivened the racing proceedings at the Fair Grounds this, afternoon. The finish between the pair was of the closest order, and to many it appeared as if War Mask had got up in time to beat the Lowe representative. Both horses had been hacked to the exclusion of the others in the race, and they fought it out stubbornly in the last eighth, but Cobweb, which had been leading for most of the way after an advantageous start, just lasted long enough. War Mask was liest in the race, and but for Stalkers hesitation on the stretch turn, whether to come wide or on the inside of Cobweb, brought ulKHit his failure. Cold weather was again the rule and the track, after its repeated drenching, was heavy and horses witli an outer position again had an advantage over those choosing the inner rail course. The sport, however, was close and interesting. That Pat Dunne lias picked un a really good horse iir Under Fire was made evident by the colts easy victory in the feature, a ,000 purse for three-year-olds at one mile. Under Fire conceded much weight to the others and won. with ridiculous ease from Sailor, with Silvery Light following. The juvenile dasli brought to the post twelve yntittjrRtCTsr-THid DIomed, carrying W. C. Wants olors. Just mnnaged to get up in time to win from Heck and Call, witli Airnat following. The winner, a son of Durbar, the American-owned Epsom Derby winner, was bought at the Saratoga sales for 00 by his present owner and gives promise by his performance today to develop into a useful racer. C. ROBINSON HIDES TWO WINNERS. Sid C. Keener and Itajazet. both ridden by the r-ipidly ifiaturing into a crack rider C. Robinson, furnished the afternoons chief upsets witli victories in their respective races, but chiefly due to the excellent riding they had. On Bajazet the youngster clearly outrode the more experienced Willis astride Pulaski. Tom Goose, which recently was acquired by the claiming route by W. BernNnrfit. a local owner, scored the easiest victory of the afternoon when lie spreadeagled those starting in the fourth race. Little Cottage also had little difficulty winning in the sixtli race from Sosius and Keziali. Jockey John .Mooney, who has been riding in excellent form, was out of the saddle this afternoon. He is laid up witli a mild attack of influenza and is also suffering witli a badly bruised foot. W. P. Johnson lias sold to M. J. Rooney of this ity W. W. Hastings and J. Walker, and the horses have ben turned over to E. T. Colton to he trained. Loys, the only remaining liorse in the Johnson ", nas 1-111 taken over by .1. 15. Goodman to train. Jockey Lyke. who is confined to his room -with .in attack of illness, will probably not resume riding for a couple of weeks. It. J. Allison arrived from Tulsa, Okla., with the liorse Harry Shaw. Cobweb, winner of the second race, narrowly missed injury when he killed a dog on the stretcli turn which had crossed his path. J. Tevis has secured by private sale the horse Don Dodge from the Baker stable. Captain Dunn, of Camp Shelby, who will command the officers from that camp who will ride in the military race next Saturday, was among the visitors and secured the necessary data for his information with respect to mounts and equipments. The respective captains in charge of the ten officers who will ride in the rare have agreed to toss a coin for pick of mounts; the winner will have first pick and the choosing, after the first horse, will alternate. Considerable interest in the race is developed in Calnps Beauregard and Shelby, where the officers who will ride in the race, are stationed.

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