Better Racing Predicted: Fair Grounds Going Improving and Best Hoses Expected Out, Daily Racing Form, 1919-02-10


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BETTER RACING PREDICTED Fair Grounds Going Improving and Best Horses Expected Out. Weeks Program Places Majority of the Races at a Mile or Over. NEW ORLEANS. La., February 9. Despite a heavy downpour of rain last midnight, the going will 10 better at the Fair Grounds for the weeks racing beginning tomorrow than in :i long while. Following the rain the weather turned unseasonably cold for this section and a high wind cahie up which dried the course out rapidly Track superintendent Plaeiile Frigerio was not even forced to put the "dogs" up after the rain so fast did the track dry out. and several hundred horses were out for morning trials. If fast going prevails racing secretary Joe McLennan will get the better grade of horses here in action daily, as the program book for the next six days has some high-class races carded in it. The big feature of the week will be the Allenby Handicap, to be run next Saturday. This event will be at one mile and an eighth, for three-year-olds and over, and has an added value of ,500. Nominations to it closed yesterday and some of the best slayers stabled here were named for it. Weights will be announced by secretary McLennan on Wednesday. The improvement in track conditions the latter part of last week resulted in an improvement in the form of the horses and the oralizers received a severe drubbing. That form has leen as well preserved as . it lias, considering track conditions, when "path racing" hud to be resorted to, is considered remarkable. Twlay horses which worked toward, Jl he. June, .rail galloped -along nt-a-, pretty good gnlf-bnt Tor a day orsir jet tile outside will be the best going. Long route rating will be the feature of the weeks sport here, as twenty-six of the. "forty-two races in the lwok are scheduled to be run at one mile or farther. There will be a race daily for tile fwo-year-olds at three and one-half furlongs. Handicaps and purses of ,000 value during the week in addition to the Allenby, will be the Commodore on Monday, Royal Handicap Tuesday, Ilaton Itouge Handicap Wednesday, Rancocas Handicap Thursday and Belmont Handicap Friday.. Only about one-half of the two-year-olds here have faced the barrier in races to date, but each succeeding two-year-old race brings forth a good youngster. The "baby" racers are doing remarkably well in view of the fact that they have had little or no chance to be wotked on a fast track, anil in their races have been forced to race wide. Iop Eyes, owned by W. F. Knebelkamp, president of the Louisville Baseball Club, and Emma Weller, which belongs to It. J. Powers, are two recent developments here. Pop Eyes cost her owner only i?."0, while Emma Weller is the first of the progeny of Boots and Saddle to win a race. W. . Clancy is still at the top of the list of money-winning owners with ,200 to his credit. Pickwick lias been his chief breadwinner. The money has been fairly well divided, thirty-two owners having taken down ,500 or more. C. ROBINSON LEADING RIDER. Jockey Clifford Robinson seems to be in a class by himself in a riding way and he easily leads the other pigskin artists. He lias won thirty-nine races, while Jockey J. Mooney. a local lad and his nearest rival, has scored twenty-five times. The loss of his apprentice allowance did not seem to affect Robinsons riding in the least, as he continued to pilot "winners just the same. It. A. Jones, proprietor of a breeding farm near Parnell, Mo., whose chief stallions, Ilnrrigan and Waldo, were destroyed by fire last summer, is on the lookout for another gooil sire to place at the head of his establishment. He has one in view ami negotiations for .his purchase are now leing concluded. Mr. Jones is anxious to secure a real good sire, Seth being the only one he has at present. He brought but three two-year-olds to New Orleans this season and these will be transferred to Kentucky in time for the spring season at Churchill Downs. Mr. Jones reports having some fine-looking yearlings at his farm, these being the last of the progeny of Ilarrigau and Waldo. H. S. Newman, who bred and raced the noted mare, Pan Zareta. will not return to racing for several years at least, according to a letter just received from him by "Doc" Foucon, who was formerly in Newmans employ. In his letter Mr. Newman states that the work in connection witli the large ranch owned by his brothers and himself takes up all of bis time. He has a number of unbroken two-year-olds, which he will dispose of shortly, all of them being by Withers. There are also on the farm a number of weanlings from such good mures at Burnie Buuton and Minyon. These will also be sold, but the mares will be retained by Mr. Newmnn, who will not abandon his breeding operations altogether. For a small and unpretentious stable the establishment of H. Field, the Missouri owner, has shown up remarkably well during the present meeting and has earned an amount of money far in excess of many of the more pretentious and costly stables. All of the stables horses are what are regarded as cheap selling platers, but despite tills they have been in the money with marked regularity and have earned a tidy sum for their owner. For the first thirty days of the meeting the stable has earned in purses a totnl close to ,000 and is close to the top In the list of winning owners. Its record is five winners, eight seconds and six thirds, a record tliat is not equaled by any other stable at the track. This is most creditable when It Is borne in mind that the stable embraces but eight horses.

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