Rain Again Intervenes: Fair Grounds Track Drenched When Becoming Good Again, Daily Racing Form, 1919-02-25


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RAIN AGAIN INTERVENES Fair Grounds Track Drenched When Becoming Good Again. Diversion Takes Main Race of the ; Day Another Good Runny -mede Two-Year-Old. NEW ORLEANS, La., February 24. A fortv-eiglit t iKiur respite from rain seems to be the limit here, , for another hard downfall developed this afternoon ami served as a drawback for tlie racing, in addition to reducing the attendance considerably. Tlie -ird, as a whole, Mas not one to enthuse over, , lint some of the dashes brought about some extra i vlose finishes, in which favorites figured extensively, some escaping narrowly from defeat. The ,000 purse, -which featured, was over the . mile route, and it was contested bv five mares, with Diversion the favorite and the ultimate winner, but by a scant murgiu from Kate Bright, which showed improved form in raeing in forward contention from the start and challenging Diversion gamely near the cud. The succeeding race, in which only three started, found Drastic an overwhelming favorite, and he gave Ills backers an anxious jieriod by iiis failure to keep up with the leaders in the earlv racing: but when he did settle fully to his task he raced gamqly and just reached Bribed Voter in the last stride to win by a nose. A. 15. Spreekels uncovered another good two-year-V ,Vl llis 1anir- ,jy Rumiymede Lillv Golding. In his former .starts Rarar lias been beaten off, Hut today lie showed well, for he closed an immense gap to head Boonoville in the last sixteenth. Met-alf interfered sharply with Bobbv Allen, tlie favorite, in the. stretch drive, but the favorite was welL beaten off at the time, so tlie incident liad no bearing on the result. Prior to the race Pat Dunne tried to buy Ilarar, but tlie ,000 asked for linu was a bit more than he regarded him worth. H K .Vatkins sent anotlier good thing to the t post in his Romeo, which won the second race from Lttahe, witii Thistle Green following. Squeeler was a grievous disappointment in tlie ihiril race, and he failed to get a portion of the purse, the winner turning up in Kildare I5ov. which ran a sparkling race in closing an immense gap from a slow beginning and winning in a canter. Lucky It., favorite in tlie sixth race, had to lie ridden hard to defeat Kebo. and only managed in tlie last seventy yards to secure a winning lead. Tlie final race witnessed the downfall of Hand-full, the most confidently backed favorite of the afternoon, but the .best he could do was U land hi second place. Dervish taking his measure decisively. Lean Spiller overhauled the others for third place. Jockey .1. Mclntyre will be seen in tlie saddle here for tlie rest of tlie meeting, as the Jockey Club lias granted him a license according to advices from the east. Jockey Gamer was suspended for five days by the sliuter for disobedience at tlie post. T. 0. Keene, who lias been here for some time taking in the racing, departed today for Memphis, where he will remain briefly, visiting John "V. Schorr before going oa to Lexington. MANY ENTRIES TO DOWNS STAKES. II. C. Applegate departed tonight for Louisville well satisfied with his effort on behalf of the stakes offered for the Churchill Difwns track. He received a splendid entry list from the horsemen in these parts and, according to applications for stall space, there will be many new owners engaging in the Louisville spring racing. Waterproof has been sold by S. A. Clopton to Smith and Turcan on private terms. Jockeys Rodriguez and Kobinson. who met with accidents last week, are reported to be progressing favorably. Robinsons injuries were found to be not as serious as at first thought and lie may resume riding in a few weeks. Cavalcadour II. and Lloyd George were sold this 1 morning by I. T. Cliinu to W. V. Casey and Dr. Holmes took over Rronner. Tin; request of jockey Wakoff to resume riding has been denied by the judges. i Mary ISello, which formerly raced in the colors i or V. and E. Baker, will run in the interest of . H. X. Gardner. I Only seven more days remain of the Fair Grounds i meeting, and then tlie scene, will shift back to Jef- i ferson Park, where ten days of racing will be 1 held. Many stables which contemplate going to Maryland will remain for the Jefferson Park meeting and Avill ship direct to Ifowie from here. Quite ! a few will remain for part of it before going to Hot Springs, as there will be only a few days conflict between the Shrewsbury meeting and Oaklawu Park. I Tlie best sport of tlie season is promised race- goers this week if tlie weather holds out. The big i features will be the Martin Behrman Handicap, t SI. 500 added, at two miles, to be run on next Sat unlay; the Iuiisiaiia Military Challenge Cup, at I ni mile, which will 1e decided Thursday; the 1 1 Edward W. Maginn Memorial Handicap, ,000 1 added, on Wednesday, and the Crescent City Junior t Champion Purse. ,000 added, at a half mile, to be run off Thursday. t . With such attractions as these, the best horses, irrespective of age, will be seen in action this week if the going is fast. The military race, which proved an excellent contest before, will attract more c Interest than ever this time, as practically the c same army officers will ride, and now that owners b be have seen a sample of their horsemanship it is en- n tirely probable that better horses will contest. As a a "as the case before, a silver loving cup will be ti to awarded to the successful rider, and the same two h riding 1 earns will contest, one from Camp Shelby, h Miss., and the other from Camp Beauregard, La. II Beginning today all two-year-old races will be oi it a half mile, and this will mark the first time -w this year here that the youngsters have been sent oi on hut far. There are still a number of good juvenile here which have not been to the post, but it ei i expected that practically all of them win be m mtii in action before the season ends. D The close of the past week still finds Mrs. James it Arthur at tlie top of the list of purse-winning ti owners with 55,113 to her credit. W. C. Clancy, h; thanks to Pickwicks numerous wins, is second, his ni horses having taken down ,125. and these are the tl only two owners nlwive the 5.000 mark. The purse al at money has been unusually well divided, forty-three "wiitis having won ,500 or more. to Jockey Clifford Kobinson is stilt at the top of the re column of winning riders, he having won fortv- p; three races, but the accident last week, in which tli ue sustained a broken arm, has put him gut of xt c c b be n a a ti to h h II oi -w oi on ei m D it ti h; ni tl al at to re p; tli xt commission for the remainder of the meeting His contract employer, E. W. Moore, says that he will able to ride at Hot Springs, as an x-rav examination of the injury revealed that the break is not bad one, and as a rule breaks of that kind vield treatment rapidly. Jockey J. Mooney, a local lad, is second on the list with thirtv winners to his credit, and there is a chance that he may catch ltobmson in the remaining eight days. He is the only one who has a chance to get on equal terms with him or pass htm. as H. J. Burke, who is third the list, has ridden only nineteen winners Hamilton C. Applegate, who is here solicitiii" entries for the stakes to be run at Churchill Downs next spring, including the ?1!0,000 added Kentucky Ierby and the 10,000 added Kentucky Handicap reports that thus far ho has received more nominations than he had expected for the short time he has been here, and present indications are that a number of. stables which heretofore have confined their racing operations to the cast will take a fling the sport in the Blue Grass State in the spriu" Julius Beeder, who is looking after the Lexington stake nominations, likewise reports that he Iris received enlries from many stables which in tlie past have passed up Kentucky, but which will go there this year, due to the increase ja the stake values and the daily purses.

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