Another Military Contest: Camp Shelby Officers Again Triumph over Beauregard Team, Daily Racing Form, 1919-02-27


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ANOTHER MILITARY CONTEST Camp Shelby Officers Again Tri- "umpli Over Beauregard Team. . 4 Great Assemblage Graces Occasion Slippery Elm tVins Edward W. Maginn Memorial. NEW ORLEANS, La., February 20. Tlie Louisiana military race, with officers of Camps Shelby and Beauregard as riders on the ten thoroughbreds that started over its five and a half furlongs, was the principal race in which interest centered, although the Edward W. Maginn Memorial Handicap at a mile and a sixteenth for ,000 was the intended, feature of the card. Tlie return race for officers was the outcome of a challenge bv the Camp Beauregard officers, following the victory of the Camp Shelby men in a former race over this, track. The Camp Shelby officers again triumphed, and as on the former occasion Lieut., J, Ranuclls was astride the winner. He had. the mount on Tito, wldch fought it out in strenuous style with Ettahe for nearly, the. entire -rat, and managed to draw out in the last twenty yards "to win by a half length. Lieut. J. F. Dodsoit of the Camp Beauregard team was astride Ettahe, and but for carrying; fifteen pounds over the allotment that racer would have won. Kilmer, which won the previous military race, landed in third place. Lieut. Cooley .had the mount on him. Amalgamator, ridden by Capt Giles, finished fourth and earned 0 for his owner. The race brought to the course many persons prominent in social and army circles. Colonel Patrick Henry Mnllay, who saw service in France and is now commandant of Camp Shelby, witnessed., the running of the race as. the guest of, the Judges, andnfter the finish presented Lieut. Rannells with, the handsome silver cup that went to the winning rider. He struck a responsive chord in the numerous listening owners, and likewise jnade it. clear how army officers regard . racing when he said in his presentation: "I. congratulate you on your ride and at the, Sanfe" time express my admiration for the thoroughbred horse and the racing. It is a splendid Fport and should be encouraged. Conditions in France were pitiful for lack of horses at times during the Avar, and we should as officers do evfjrything to encourage the breeding of thoroughbreds." Crisp racing weather was a welcome relief from the recent rains -and the improvement brought a return of the banner" attendance that has formerly been the custom. The difficult trai-k was responsible for many withdrawals, but the, racing was spirited and welt enjoyed. FAVOEITES FARE WELL. . Favorites and second choices figured prominently in the decision of nearly all the races. -The handicap furnished un interesting duel between Slippery Elm and Warsaw, with Slippery Elm Winning in easy style,, but his work was made easier by .Moon-eys course in bringing Warsaw through the w;orst part of the track on the lower turn In Jiis effort to get into the lead. Mooney had been cautioned by the judges to do his best riding oil Warsaw and this probably rattled the small rider. The race demonstrated that Courtship has lost much form, for he tired badly after going a half mile and finished beaten off. Sands of Pleasure had everything in his favor in the fifth race. It was no difficulty for him to outstay War Mask, the opening favorite. i .- s Pilsen scored his third successive victory. Incidentally, since going into the hnnds of I. S. Fountain, he has deyeloped into a stayer, for his last three victories were at a distance of a inile or over. Opportunity scored a sensational victory in the. final" race when he beat King Neptune and Seafarer, noses separating the trio. He came back to the finish in a bad way as a result of the repeated kicks lie had received while at the post from. King Neptune. Handsel Rose was the longest-priced winner of the afternoon and her victory came in tlie- opening race. Ben Hampson ran to Ills best form in the second race aiid sprinted away from Jiis opponents in the stretch. . There will be an exodus of turfmen from here next week for Hot Springs, though many will remain over for the ten days. meeting at Jefferson Park, which .follows on the heels of the Fair Grounds meeting. Seeretary-Gampbells list- ok-reservations show ninety stables, including those of E. R. Bradley, Willis Sharpe Kilmer, Beverwyck Stable, Pat Dunne,- P. T. Chiun, J. H. Kosseter, Edward Cebrian, Waldeck Stable and J: Livingston. Secretary Joe McLennan has completed his program book for the Jefferson Park track, and it is now in the bauds of the printer. The program is intended for distribution next Monday. One of the races carded is for horses exclusively owned by residents of the state. Tlie race will be a handicap t-.t one mile. Jockey Buxton was today restored to favor, and he can resume riding when he wants to. Jockey Parrington sustained some minor injuries this morning when unseated from Hank ODay when he bolted. Airnat, which has been running in the interest of H. S. Koppln, was .sold on private terms this morning to Mrs. T. Francis. Jockey Crumi is back in the service of E. W. Moore, and that owner will in future make his riding engagements.

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