Fair Grounds Going Heavy: Slippery Elm Has No Trouble in the Principal Race, Daily Racing Form, 1919-02-04


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FAIR GROUNDS GOING HEAVY Slippery Elm Has No Trouble in the Principal Race. Minute Man an Easy Winner in the Mud Gallant Lad in Front Track Talk. NEW ORLEANS, La., February 3. After a forty -eight-hour respite from rain a deluge again visited the track and put the course and surroundings back to its muddy state and detracted from what otherwise would have been excellent racing. Because of the changed going withdrawals from all the races were plentiful, forty-one of the original eighty-five carded being absentees. There was no reduction in attendance, despite the threatening weather, and ring activity was up to former big standards. The mile and seventy yards ,000 purse casllv featured the program, and it resulted in an easy victory for the overwhelming favorite SlipiK-ry Elm, which led from the start and won in a canter from Sands of Pleasure, with Buford following. The finish for second place in this was a close one, and with any sort of good riding Waukeag might have given the winner an argument and been second sure. W. C. Clancys Minute Man opened the afternoon proceedings by winning the opener, in which some highly regarded juveniles made the contest, including Atta Boy II. and the first timer Friz, which hail been showing sensationally in trials. The trio always had the race between them, with the winner drawing out decisively in the last eighth. .Friz. effortcwa.sa, good one-, j ; Gallant Iid ran "as if he outclassed his opponents in the second race, and drew out in the stretch to win easily from Blaise and Tom Goose. Discussion and Hidden Jewel, which had absorbed the most attention in the third race, were downed easily by Silvery Light and War Mask. There were only three starters in the fifth race, and Queen Apple, racing in her best style, had no difficulty leading Lottery to the finish, with Orderly following. AV. H. Buckner had to be much the best in the sixth to take the long route he did and win from Cracow, with Brown Favorite landing third. Dolina, despite showing decided lameness, had little difficulty in leading those that started In the closing race to the finish, Regreso just outstaying the suddenly improved Kebo for third place. Russell Gardner, brother of Governor .Gardner of Missouri, was among the visitors and wjll take in the racing during his stay here. Jockey J. Rodriguez was suspended for four days by the starter while astride Bondage in the fourth race for misbehavior at the post. John Madigin. president of the Niagara Jockey Club, who has been confined to his room with illness, has fully recovered and was at the track. Jockey Sneidman was an absentee from the saddle on account of illness. KENTUCKY WANTS STARTER DADE. Starter A. B. Dade today received a letter from Thomas A. Combs stating that acting for Senator J. N. Camden, E. R. Bradley and associates he had signed a contract for the purchase of Luton ia and Douglas Park; also that the syndicate would purchase a controlling interest in the Churchill Downs and Lexington tracks. Mr. Combs also states that while lie does not expect to be identified with the management in an official capacity- lie is confident from expressions heard that Mr. Dades services as starter will be desired. He expresses the hope that Mr. Dade makes no engagements that will prevent his acceptance of a tender from the officers of the new organization, which will doubtless be sent within the next week or ten days. Mr. Dade expressed his willingness last Saturday to again serve on the Kentucky tracks. T. J. Pendergast. owner of Brownie McDawell and other horses, left tonight for his home in Kansas City and will not return for the rest of the meeting. His horses are in charge of L. Cohen. Jockey R. Simpson, who left the employ of his contract employer. Will Perkins, has repented of his action and has returned to the service of Perkins, who gave him the mount on Friz in todays opening race. While being exercised this morning- Grayson ran away and collided with the outer rail, receiving slight injuries. He was excused from starting in the fourth race. Pitt Dunne has acquired from E. W. Fox the plater Semper Stalwart for a private consideration. Mr. Fox has turned Jason over to W. M. Cain to be trained. The track otlicials are trying to locate relatives of J. II. Potts, an aged stable hand, who is in a local hospital in a serious condition. Mr. McLennan also requests horsemen who intend racing at the Bowie track to send in their applications without delay to Richard Pending at the Bowie track. The meeting there will commence April 1 and seven races will be given daily. There will be three races of the value of 00, the same number at and one at ,000. Dolina, winner of the closing race;, was claimed by Crist and Buckley for ,100. The claimants were represented by Kilmer. A .

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