Royce Rools in a Canter: Takes the Main Fair Grounds Race by Many Lengths, Daily Racing Form, 1919-02-01


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i i ROYCE ROOLS IN A CANTER Takes the Main Fair Grounds Race by Many Lengths. J - - Eulah P. Benefits Through Trox- lers Good Riding- Obolus and Parrish Banished. i NEW ORLEAXS. La.. January 31. Surprises were again plentiful at the Fair Grounds this afternoon, and with the exception of Royce Rools not a favor- ite succeeded in leading their opponents to the finish. Some of the winners came from unexpected quarters, and tiie changed going was held mostly to blame for upsets. Riders continued to guide their mounts for the outer ridge, despite the fact that the footing near the inner rail, particnlary through tiie stretch, was just as solid, and several who took advantage of the ground-saving process landed their mounts in front. Cloudy and cool weather and a difficult offering did not seem to cut. much of a figure toward the reduction of the attendance, for a big patronage was on hand. The racing was closer thau usual and finishes highlv exciting. Royce Rools accounted for the feature purse at one mile, in which he met some fairly good opposition, and at one time it appeared, as If he would be beaten, for lie was far back. AVhen straightened for the stretch racing he came with a sensational sprint and passed Grayson and Cobalt Lass to win in a canter. ICoh-i-Xoor. whicli was held in higli esteem in the race but refused to extend herself, wound up with Opportunity in the rear. The first time starter Rainbow Division and Ole-astpewere thoughttc be- tha-brst-ofVthe two-yeitr1 olds that opened the days sport, but Eulah F.. under Troxlers energetic riding, won in the last stride from Rainbow Division. Oleaster might have been the winner had Ensor ridden her in different fashion. Elisor departs for the east tomorrow. The bad band that started in the second race enabled Ringleader to earn a purse when lie outstayed Water Willow and Vision. Billie B. showed his best form in the third race and won from Sybil and Jessie C. J. Cudilnn. represented by Kittiwake in the race, claimed Svbil for 5900. Dloscorido furnished the upset in the fifth race, whicli he won easily from Lottery and Lybian Sands. Amelita, one of the starters in the race, went back to her former stable, John C. Ferriss claiming her for ,000. Willdo added to the surprises when he won the sixtli race in a close finish with Foxy Griff and Don Dodge and the finnl dasli went to Indolence in easy fashion, with Lucky R. and Seourgeman following. BUSY MORNING FOR OFFICIALS. This morning was a busy one for the officials here and, after their session, Obolus and Parrish, two horses that have been showing marked inconsistency, were banished from further participation in racing here, secretary McLennan having been instructed not to take their entries in future. S. A. Clopton has sold Happy Go Lucky to J. Marino on private terms. The Fair Grounds management is making elaborate preparations for tomorrow, which will be a gala day, the nice for army officers being the attraction. Prominent state unci city officials, as well as prominent military persons, will be at the track to view the race. The officers and their guests, representing Camp Beauregard, arrived this afternoon and were at the course. The party includes General Hodges, a veteran who recently returned from France, and Captain Dunne, who is in command, of the officers from Camp Shelby who will ride in tiie race, and is due tonight. With them will come Colonel Hutchins, Colonel Bayless, Major Taylor, Major Conner. Major Campbell and others. A section of the clubhouse lias been set aside and it will b: appropriately decorated for the occasion. Governor Pleasant is expected to be on hand, as well as Mayor Itehroian. The winning rider of the race will be given a handsome solid silver cup. Corporal Frank J. Ortel, the well-known racing reiorter. who is with the American Exjieditionary Forces in Germany, writes that he expects to return to America soon. Others who are in Germany with the colors included D. Christian, who raced horses here last winter and who writes that lie viil buy some more when mustered out. Edward "Snapiier" Garrison is among the latest irrivals and will stay for the remainder of the .racing. The Jefferson Park management is going steadily on with ifs improvements, and aims to have theiii completed for the owning of their ten days meeting-beginning March 5.

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