Features at New Orleans: All Hands Eager for the Return of a Fast Track, Daily Racing Form, 1919-01-27


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FEATURES AT NEW ORLEANS i H All Hands Eager for the Return of a Fast Track. Pat Purses for This Week Miss Jemima Best of the Two-Year-Olds Track Items. - i "i XEW ORLEAXS, La.. January 26. Even without more rain it will in all probability be the middle of the week before the Fair Grounds race track gets in anything like good condition, and "path racing" again will be the order of the day for the next few days. The sun shone warm all dav today, but it did not even get the water off the course. It was "floated" last night in an effort to make it drain faster, but to no avail. Track superintendent Placide Frigerio had the "dogs" up today, and what horses were worked had to uses the extreme outside. With the "path racing" the task of selecting winners has been a difficult one for the followers of form, and to make the situation Tnore complex some horses which come down along the inner rail win and this causes the jockey to become bewildered as to what part of the track to guide their mounts into. A majority of the winners finish away on the outside, this being especially true of horses gifted witli superior early speed. They get to the "path" soon after the start and establish too big a lead for their opponents to catch them. The two-year-old racing has been formful, considering the adverse track conditions, but as yet the only two-year-old shown which seems to possess more than the usual amount of speed is Miss Jemima. C. E. Rowes daughter of Blac,k Toney .asVuIin, The twinsir-l.ds eecoiaJiiiacciisV--"tonied to running wide and their owners and trainers fear that this will prove harmful to them when the going gets fast and their jockeys try to keep them on the inside. This weeks feature offering will be the Mangin Handicap, to be run on next Saturday. It will have an added value of SI, 500. is for three-year-olds and its distance 1s one mile. It drew twelve nominations, and racing secretary Joe McLennan will allot the weights to be carried next Wednesday. Races worth ,000 scheduled for this week are the Lafayette Purse tomorrow, Eclipse Highweight Handicap Tuesday, City Park Handicap Wednesday, Country Club Purse Thursday and Old Dominion Purse Friday. MILITARY RACE NEXT SATURDAY. It is expected that the Louisiana Military Race, which was originally carded to be run two weeks ago, will be decided on next Saturday, but again it is subject to track conditions. Rain and mud have caused its postponement and the ariny officers from Camps Shelby and Beauregard, who are to ride in it, have been much disappointed, as there is much rivalry betu-een the two camps as to .which has the best riders. The weights for the race will be 145 and 150 pounds, the former being the weight for four-year-olds, while horses over this age will carry the latter. For the first time this year two-year-olds will be asked to go three and one-half furlongs, in the Junior Purse on Saturday. Jockey George Walls will not bo sesn in the saddle again here this winter. lie left for Xew York last night to rest until the metropolitan racing season opens. Witli Frank Robinson and Lawrence Lyke absent from the list of pigskin artists, iii addition to Walls, the riding colony is suffering from a lack of good riders. Thus far jockey Clifford Robinson. E. W Moores protege, lias shown up wonderfully well, as lie has ridden twenty-two winners and is at the heart of the list of winning riders bv a margin of seven victories over J. Mooney, a local boy. By virtue of the victory of Pickwick in the DEs-prey Handicap last Saturday, W. C. Clancy is at the head of the list of winning owners, lie having ,100 to his credit in this respect. G. A. Marshalls horses, especially Courtshin, have been running well enough to place him second, just 00 behind Clancy. Thirty-two owners have taken down ,000 or more to date. Judge E. C. Smith, who has "been on the ailing list the greater part of the Fair Grounds meeting, is mending rapidly and will resume his duties in the stand as soon as the weather breaks. 1,

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