Big Meeting Half Over: Twenty-Six Days of Racing Remaining to Dispose Of, Daily Racing Form, 1919-02-03


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BIG MEETING HALF OYER Twenty-Six Days of Racing Remaining to Dispose Of. Important Stables Departing From New Orleans Fair Grounds for Hot Springs. NEW ORLEANS, La.. February 2. Twenty-eight out of the scheduled fifty-four days of the winter season of racing at the Fair Grounds have passed into history, leaving twenty-six more racing days for the meeting to run. While- the great majority of the stables will remain until the windup, which romes March 4, there will be many that will take their departure long before that date. , The objective point of most of the latter will be Hot Springs, and the exodus for that racing point has already set in. The stable of J. II. Rosseter wis the first one to leave and was followed by a portion of the stable of A. R. Bresler. Other large shipments will be made during the present week. The chief purpose of most of these stables in leav. ng is to give their horses a letup after the arduous summer and winter campaigns and to freshen them up for the spring season. Among those who are planning an early departure are Al Kirby, Ihil Chinn, Ham Keene, Rob Smith and Mose t. Five stakes remain to be decided during the rest of tlje meeting. These are the Foch, Allanby. Washingtons Rirthdny, Martin Rehrman and Carnival Handicaps. The Foch Handicap, which is at one mile and a quarter, will be this weeks feature.-and will be run next Saturday. It has attracted fourteen entries, including a number of the best long distance runners in this section. Among the txtler-TncM "are-Cmirfshlp, I,uckj"R., llolstcr.-SHp-pery Elm,- Douglass S. and Moseowa. The present week ought to provide fine sport for the race patrons, inasmuch as the conditions of the various races to be decided are framed with the purpose of bringing out the better class of horses. The two-year-olds, of which there are quite a number that have been racing meritoriously, will be given ample opportunity to still further display their ability at the increased distance of three and one-half furlongs, each one of the juvenile races being at this distance. The enforcement of the regulation preventing persons without badges from entering the. grounds daring the forenoon hours was relaxed Sunday morning and no one was barred. A large throng was on hand to witness the work-outs. The horses were again forced to go around the "dogs" while being exercised, due mainly to the repair work under way. A large force of men was at work in an attempt to get rid of the holes and improve the portion of the track close to the rails on the baekstretch. Particular attention was paid to a bail spot near the three-eighths post, which was dug out and replaced with new soil. SAM LOUIS LEADS WINNING OWNERS. During the past week Sam Louis Jumped into the lead of the winning owners and now has ,199 to his credit. He is being closely pressed by H. Field, whose winnings total ,192. W. C. Clancy is also close up, having ,100, while W. C. Weant and T. H. Cross have ,907 and ,770 respectively. G. A. Marshall is nlso close up with the leaders. No relative changes were made in the standing of the winning riders during the week. Cliff Robinson maintains a safe lead over J. Mooney, his closest rival. Robinson has ridden twenty-eight winners, an average of one each day of the meeting, while Mooney, the New Orleans boy, is credited with twenty-two winning mounts. Garner, Connelly and Stalker also have good riding averages. Both F. Murphy nnd H. E. Erickson will be idle all this week. They were suspended for that period for rough riding Saturday. Fred Richard, president of the Dorval Jockey Club, Who has been here for a week enjoying the racing, departed Sunday for Montreal. While here he conferred with Joseph McLennan on matters pertaining to the probable spring meeting at his track. Mr. Richard stated before leaving that both Dorval and Blue Bonnets would surely resume their interrupted meetings this year. Ihil Chinn, who is training the filly Mile. Dazie, reported that the filly received several ugly cuts in her race Saturday and that she would not be able to race again for a week or two. Jos. McLennan has received a letter from E. Diebold thanking him and the horsemen who defrayed the burial expenses of his brother, Conrad Diebold, who died during the Laurel meeting. John Clark, a junior rider attached to the stable of Edward Cebrian, who has been laid up with pneumonia, was able to leave the hospital today. He departed tonight for his home in San Jose, Cal. Mrs. I. Tannenbaum has written from Louisville, Ky., to Judge Murphy in an effort to locate her brother, Joseph Roth, who was last heard from at Empire City track, where he was employed as a stable hand. .1. II. Bullock has decided to enter bis all Gold Boisterous colt. Sailor, in the Kentucky Derby. He arrived at this determination after the colt won the Mangiu Handicap Saturday, in which he easily defeated Pat Dunnes Under Fire, heretofore regarded as the best three-year-old at the track. Sailor was bred by Mrs. Payne Whitney who raced him several times and then sold him to his present owner. The colt started thirteen times last year and succeeded in winning twice. Up to last Saturday he had not been regarded with high favor by the turf critics. . . Trainer W. Perkins has in contemplation sending several mares to J. S. Barbees farm near Lexington, where they will be bred to Tea Caddy, which is making his first season in Kentucky. Starter Dade was in receipt of a communication from R. L. Baker of Lexington, Ky., announcing that the tracks in Kentucky arc expecting Dade to again officiate there this year. Mr. Dade expresses his willingness and is sure to ngnin preside at the barrier on all Kentucky courses this year. The Foch Handicap of ,500 added at a mile and a quarter, to be run next Saturday, received fourteen entries. The nominations to it closed this afternoon,

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