Going Worse than Usual: Fair Grounds Promising Card Riddled by Much Scratching, Daily Racing Form, 1919-02-23


view raw text

, t . , . GOING WORSE THAN USUAL Fair Grounds Promising Card Riddled by Much Scratching. Bondage Beaten in the Washington Birthday Handicaps -Red Red Rose Gets Bad Ride. NEW OKLEANS. La., February 22. Todays Fair Grounds holiday offering was much below par and brought in its wake the most pronounced upsets of the meeting. The chief disappointments-came in the feature races, the Washingtons Birthday Handicap and the purse race for two-year-olds. For some unaccountable reason only three went to the post in the handicap, .with Bondage an outstanding and confidentially supported favorite over Douglass S. and Hanovia. Bondage, however, could do no bct-. ter than land in second place. Douglass S. showing the way to the finisli in the easiest kind of fashion. There were many excuses offered for Bondages defeat, but the chief fault for his failure seemed to be that lie is not partial to heavy weight. Track conditions were also against him. The winners portion of the handicap was ,230. Murphys ill-judged riding of Bed Bed Kose, coupled with some rough work on the part of Connelly, who had the mount on Airnat, was responsible for the defeat of Mrs. Payne Whitneys Bed Bed Hose, a former double winner here and accounted the fastest filly shown so far. Site was backed to the exclusion of the other starters, but Murphy, instead of taking her into the lead as he was told to do, allowed Connelly to rough him about and force him wide on the stretch turn. It was at this iKiint that Murphy took her back sharplv, entailing tier undeserved defeat bv a half length, with Unguxza a good .third. . The ciening race brought an easy defeat to the favorite. Trusty, when Key Mar led him home tinder the skillful pilotage of Boseoe Troxler, Toombeolu, finishing third,, a neck lehiiid Trustv. Troxler scored again in the second race, when he guided. Kttnhe to an easy victory over Langden and Leta, leading all the way and winning at the good post price of 12 to 1. Luther took the fifiii race with ease from Dundreary. Progressive outstayed Cain Spring in the sixth and Pilsen won all the way in the seventh. Summery weather was the order here this afternoon, and it was responsible for bringing to the track the record attendance of the season. JOCKEY DORITY SUSPENDED. Starter Dade suspended jockey Doritv for four days for disobedience at the post on HastV Biclies. Prosjeros Baby, an intended starter in" the second race, ran away while being brought to the paddock and was excused from starting, as betting had been in progres while he was running awav. Hie money was ordered refunded on him. Flying Frog and Challenge, two-year-olds, have been sold by the Waldeck Stable to W. Bernhardt, the local owner. Alma B. has been secured by the Sonny Stable. H. E. Steward, a local man, secured six of the seven horses offered for sale by auction in the paddock. They consisted of Sun Myth. Col. Gutelius. Evelyn V ., Iiss Sherwood, Bose N. and an unnamed maiden by Handsel. He paid 53 for the six racers. George Muehlebach also found a local man as his purchaser and went to G. Mansle for 03. Mile. Dazie was excused from starting in the third race on account of a foot bruise. Entries to the two mile Martin Belirman Cup. named for the mayor of New Orleans, which will be run on the closing day here. March 4, closed tins afternoon with thirteen acceptances, including Bolster. Lord Herbert and Irregular. The Carnival Handcap, also to be run on the last day, closed this afternoon, but only attracted nine entries of the best that could be mustered in these parts. Many of the owners here are contemplating splitting their stables, intending some for a campaign at Jefferson Park at the close of the Fair Grounds and shipping the others to Hot Springs to await the opening of the racing there. According to Secretary J. B. Campbell there is an excess of stable applications for Hot Springs and many will be unable to be accommodated.- "

Persistent Link: https://drf.uky.edu/catalog/1910s/drf1919022301/drf1919022301_1_7
Local Identifier: drf1919022301_1_7
Library of Congress Record: https://lccn.loc.gov/unk82075800