Camp Shelby Triumphant: Carries off the Honors in the Military Race with Kilmer, Daily Racing Form, 1919-02-02


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CAMP SHELBY TRIUMPHANT Carries Off the Honors in the Military Race With Kilmer. Immense Attendance to Witness the Affair Under Fire Fails in the Mangin Handicap. NEW ORLEANS, La.. February 1 The Fair Grounds combined u military and society day this afternoon when many notables from Cnele Sams army and the elite of the city were conspicuously on hand to view and cheer the officers participating in the Louisiana Military Race, stf;ged to determine the championship between Camp Beauregard, La., apd Camp Shelby, Miss. Minors went to the Mississippi camp officers, who succeeded in landing first and second, third place going to Camp Beauregard. Lieutenant .1. Kaunells, astride Kilmer, winning the purse and the silver cup that went to the victor after having shown the way for the entire mile distance. Lieutenant. C. Smith, after a hard fought stretch drive with Lieutenant J. C. Grout on Slumberer, landing in second place. There were ten starters, the riders comprising a five-men team from each camp, under the respective commands of Capt. K. Dunne and Capt. 1. 15. Allen. Both camps brought with them many distinguished rooters, and they occupied vantage points in the clubhouse section. The army men- were partial to their own sections lefore the race, but united after the finish in liestowing unstinted praise on the winner. A military tinge attached to the race throughout, the officers all riding in regulation uniform and the horses were preceded to the post by a color sergeant. The appenrancoof "Old GloryV -lit the -liejMl.wjif itiie nttrade as tlieliorses "eitiCTguu on the course to the strains of "The Star Spangled Banner" was an inspiring sight, and the big concourse of spectators gave vent to their patriotic feelings in rousing and prolonged cheers for the men in khaki. A better setting for the race could not be staged. The weather was delightful and the track in fairly ;;ood condition, though still a trifle dull. There vils little time wasted at the post and the riders all showed skill in the saddle. Lieutenant Rannells on the winner, evidently had been a close observer of the professional jockeys, for he guided his mount u the high ridge where tile going was firmest and it had much to do with his victory. After the finish all the riders were grouped r round the judges stand to witness the presentation ceremony of the handsome silver cup to Lieutenant Rannells. Prominent In the throng of officers vere Generals C. F. Zimmerman and H. W. Mearns rt Camp Rennregnrd; Lieut. -Col. Hutchinson, Col. Raylis. Major Taylor, Major Connors, Major Campbell and Captains Allen and Dunne. All the army men were entertained during the afternoon in the cluhhi.usc by the management of the Fair Grounds. The rivalry between the respective camps will probably result in another challenge for a return race some time later in the season, for Capt. Allen ntiniated that he would like to see his boys have another opportunity at the boys from Camp Shelby. Captain limine, who brought the Camp Shelby team lu re, expressed willingness and will seek permission from the commandant. BEST CARD OF THE SEASON. Secretary McLennan arranged one of the best cards that has been offered this season and, coupled witli the interest in the Military Race, the banner attendance ever at the course was inevitable. The grandstand and lawns were wholly inadequate to accommodate the throng and the overflow sought vantage points in the infield and along the fences stretching from the stand. The racing was spirited and wholesome, the finishes closf and interesting and tlie day could easily be voted the best that has been noted here this season. The Maugiu Handicap, exclusively for three-year-olds with 81,500 added, was easily the ranking race of the day. It brought with it the most pronounced upset of the afternoon, when Fat Dunnes highly regarded Kentucky Derby prospect. Under Fire, succumbed to J. H. ltullocks Sailor, which won in easy fashion. Under Fire having his work rut out to save second place from Antoinette. The Jolly Tar Purse at five and a half furlongs brought out the best sprinters in these parts and it enabled Rol Craig to win a victory over Mike Kooueys first-time starter, W. W. Hastings, with Walnut Hall just managing to outstay the much suffering Rlackie Daw, which enjoyed favoritism. The lest two-year-olds that have been seen under colors at the track tried conclusions at the increased distance of three and a half furlongs and Mrs. Payne Whitneys Red Red Rose took her rivals into cam in somewhat easy fashion and showed herself to be a smart racer by the impressive fash- ion in which she went about her work. Lonely took second idace, with Mile. Dazie following. Pueblo and Aziz were practically eliminated from the race soon after the start, due to the interference they suffered Old Ren, which had been relegated to the useless heap and revived prior to his shipment here from Kentucky last fall, again showed a winning performance when he galloped home in advance of the others that started in the opening race. The mile and a quarter dash brought in its wake one of the closest finishes of the day when Little Cottage, under an exceptionally good -ride by the diminutive Rurke beat Thanksgiving, with Bombast following the pair. , The final dasii was taken by Raby Lynch, which won as her rider pleased after seemingly being hopelessly out of any chance in the early running. She closed an immense gap in game style under iiard riding and won in the last few strides. Supervisor I. R. Rennyson this afternoon tendered the Whitney Central National Rank a check for S50.760 as pavment and interest on the City Park track, according to agreement. The tender of the above amount reduces the debt on the City Park property to about 5220,000. There is also still due i about 00,000 on the Fair Grounds before title to lids track can be cleared for the Business Mens Racing Association. . . Jockeys Frank Murphy and Lnckson were each ! suspended for one week by the judges for rough riding. Murphys offense came in the first race . when he took Little Princess over toward the rail i i nd Erickson almost put Sailor out of commission i in the fourth race. 4. R. Goodmans Scourgeman was claimed out of the lust race Friday by Maylleld and Tevis for 000. E. W. Fox, who holds the contract on II. Cassity, departed this afternoon for his home in Nebraska, and W. M. Cain will make the riders future engagements.

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