Day of Ordinary Racing: Emma Weller Unexpectedly Beaten by Being Pocketed, Daily Racing Form, 1919-02-15


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DAY OF ORDINARY RACING : ...... . . , v . Emma Weller Unexpectedly Beaten by Being Pocketed. - Disqualification and Suspensions Feature of the Afternoon at the Fair Grounds. NEW ORLEANS, La., February 14. Todays card was of ordinary merit, with no particular outstanding feature, except that several of the dashes were at long distances, and it proved an attraction sufficiently strong to bring out the full strength of racing devotees here. Several Incidents followed in the wake of some of the races, notably the suspension of J. B. Goodmans stable pending further investigation pf the sudden form flop displayed by Eulogy, which won the sixth race from Al Pierce and Bluebannock. In former races here the mare has been badly beaten and showed dullness of speed. This afternoon she took the lead soon after the start and led throughout to beat Al Pierce. The latter raced wide and this contributed greatly to his undoing, for he was seemingly the best in the race. Tlie first disqualification of the meeting also occurred this afternoon, and came as a result of Jockey Pools interference with Blaise while astride Squeeler. The latter was probably best and was supported extensively- at a short price, but Pool managed to lose considerable ground in the early running by taking him wide and later almost threw Pauley, rider of Blaise, over the fence when he challenged. In the stretch Pool continued to keep Pauley in close quarters. But meantime Sabretash came with a rush and passed into the lead to take ,tlie purse by:,u Jialf.Jength. The- Judges "promptly UisiinaimedqnteelferndsWeirdea Pobl for one. week for his rough work. Jockey Erickson was another rider who was suspended for one week as a result of rough riding. He was astride Acheron in the fifth race and the brie, to suffer from his interference was Jack Reeves, a notorious railrunner. Jack Reeves did manage to get up in the last stride to take third place from Acheron, but it was not Ericksons fault that he did. for lie kept him shut off. A. high wind aided materially in drying the track and it bordered almost on fast. Ella T: began proceedings by landing the two-year-old dash, in which Emma Weller was an .outstanding favoriti;. but failed to get a portion of the purse, due to the interference she suffered from. Tlie second race witnessed the overthrow of War Idol and Cavalcadour II., supposed good things. Phantom Maid, carrying J. W. McCIellands colors, winning easily. Bajazet had no difficulty in winning the first section of the mile and a quarter race, in which Lucile P. was the choice. The latter landed in third place. Wllldo took the second end of the mile and a quarter dash and did so easily, hut had Kleeger shown a less blundering ride on Benefactor, this would have given the winner an argument. The final race went to Lucky R. in good style from Tom Goose, with Dolina following. Tom Goose changed ownership via tlie claiming route, T. B. Waters securing him for ,300. JOHN W. SCHORR LEAVES FOR MEMPHIS. John W. Schorr departs tomorrow for Memphis, where he will remain until the opening of Oak-lawn. His horses will be shipped with the C. E. Kowe consignment to Douglas Park, where Harry Kelly and James E. Clarke are at present being wintered. It is the tirst time in the history of Schorrs participation in New Orleans racing that he has failed to land a nurse, as his racers failed signally this winter. Henry McDuniel, who is training the six horses including Exterminator now at Hot Springs and owned by W. S. Kilmer, was an arrival this morning from Hot Springs. He reports his charges doing splendidly. He also denied rumors that Sun Briar would be sent to France to race. That good horse will be kept at Sun Briar Court, where lie will be bred to about a dozen mares and later in the summer and fall be raced. Mormon will be the Kilmer representative in- Hie Kentucky Derby. Danny Miller is training the horses handled by James Evennan during the latters illness. Icarins will not be a starter again here, having broken down this morning. Jockey Frank Robinson successfully weathered an attack of Influenza at New Orleans, but it left him m a weakened condition. He is able to be up and about, but will not ride for a while. Robinson takes the best of care of himself, and that is what keeps him either at the top of the list of winning riders or close to the top eacli year. He has alreadv received several offers of mounts in the coming Kentucky Derby, but it is probable that Hnrrv Payne Whitney will have a horse in it, and that owner lias first call on him. Permission has been secured by Captain Edward Dunne of the Camp Shelby team of officers from tlie commandant to accept the challenge of Captain Allen of Camp Beauregard for a return race, and tlie army officers will again be in a riding duel here, the race to be run on February 26. In their last meeting the team comprising the officers of Camp Shelby carried off thand Honors. Miller Henderson is trying to secure Colonel Livingston and has made owner B. J. Brannon a tempting offer for him. ,.,J- - TaIbtt has disposed of Sid C. Keener and Miss Todd on private terms to J. II. Dennitt. The veteran Sleeth has been disposed of to Dr. P. J. Sullivan of this city and will in future he seen tinder Waukeags colors. . Stake blanks for the Lexington fixtures arrived yesterday morning and were distributed to horsemen. There will be distributed during the thirteen days at the Kentucky Association track 0,500 in stakes and purses. Jefferson Livingston has bought Misfe .Fannie for breeding purposes and will send her to 1xington to be mated with Colonel Vennie or Royal II. 3. Rnbito. a local turfman, has bought Maud Bacon on private terms.. T. W. "Chicago" OBrien was among the newcomers tills inoraing. His horses here are In charge of Tom Shannon. Former jockey Tellott. who served in the Expeditionary Forces in France and was gassed in the St. Mihlel fighting, has joined the stable of E. T. Colton. Former jockey Dave NIcol, who saw service in France, is now at Camp Zacliary Taylor, Louisville, where he is waiting to be mustered out. Tlie program book distributed to owners this morning for the next weeks racing contains no purse of less than 1919.sh00 value.

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