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JACK REEVES A SURPRISE Fools the Critics and Wins Next to the Inside Rail. Fair Grounds Track Showing1 Signs of Improving Mangin Handicap Weights, i NEW ORLEANS, La.. January 29. The locally owned Jack Reeves furnished the outstanding incident of this afternoons racing when he again fooled the wise brigade by winning after having taken the inner rail route for the entire way. According to the wise ones it was suicidal for "any starter to attempt racing in the ground close to the inner rail, and all the winners previous to the last race had in each instance come from those which had taken a wide course. Jack Reeves, however, is a notorious "rail" runner, and for that reason the layers took big liberties with him. He moved to the rail promptly after the start, and when the others took to the miter strip he remained close to the inner one and it saved him immense quantities of ground. He flashed into the lead just as they entered the stretch, and through the filial eighth held the fast coming Little Cottage safe amidst a din that was deafening. It seemed that every native in these parts had a wager oil him or a rooting interest for his success. Small fields again was the order here, due to bad track conditions, but the course was steadily yielding to the continuous labors of track men and their implements. If no more rain falls there will be little more of the path racing of the past week. The card on the whole was a featureless one and comprised of six dashes with claiming clauses and a purse race, at seven and a half, furlongs that -attracted a baiiti of ordinary iiiree-yenr-olds-. Sailor, supported to the exclusion of most of the starters, won iu easy fashion from The Culleh. Bon, with Newel AV. landing third. Close finishes were numerous, and the deceptive angle again caused., a disagreement when Foxy Griff was given the decision over Key Mar. Noses separated the pair, and they furnished a rousing stretch duel. Foxy Griffs showing, in view of his recent bad form, was a suddenly improved one. Runnan and Foreclosure began proceedings by fighting it out hammer and tongs through the lnsi eighth and finishing heads, apart, Runnan winning. TWO WINS FOB JOCKEY MOONEY. The second race went to Dahabiah II., under a good ride by Mooney. The same rider brought Bathilde home iu the next race, with Scarpia II. just outstaying Ina Kay, the favorite. The talent again was bumped when Trusty and C. A. Comiskey were bowled over in the following wee by Foxy Griff and Key Mar. Lottery, which was claimed in his last race by Sam Louis, showed his true form this afternoon and beat Berlin easily in the sixth race. The Fair Grounds management announced thU afternoon that next Tuesday would be ladies day. when members of the fair sex will be admitted frea of charge. A portion of the stable of J. H . Rosseter was shipped tonight to the Oaklawn track in Hot Springs. The remainder will be transferred Thursday night. Jockeys Johnson and Hamilton, employed by the stable, took their departure tonight. .. P. Winfrey lias purchased on private term.? from A. C. Porretto the horse Hank ODay. Hidden Ship was excused from the first race by the stewards when it was reported that the filly had struck herself while being worked this morning. Entries to the Focli Handicap, to be run February 8, close next Saturday. A notice was posted this afternoon by the stewards in which owners and trainers are cautioned against harboring or employing jockey R. Simpson, who left the service of Will Perkins, his contract employer, without notice. A telegram was received this afternoon by Judge Murphy from Captain Allen that Mearns, chief of staff. Colonel Pertello and a number of other staff otiicers will accompany the Camp Beauregard officers who will, ride in the military race at the Fair Grounds next Saturday. Weights for the Mangin Handicap, to be run next Saturday, were announced by Secretary Joseph McLennan this afternoon. Under Fire is assigned 122 pounds, which is top weight. Docod and Napan will each carry 115. Cobweb 115, Sailor 114, Discussion 111, War Mask 110. Archie Alexander ami Emanale 109 each. War Idol loti, Antoinette 105 and Tantalus 102.