Fair Grounds Getaway Day: Courtship Regains His Speed in Winning the Carnival Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1919-03-05


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FAIR GROUNDS GETAWAY DAY Courtship Regains His Speed in Winning the Carnival Handicap. Marie Miller First in the Victory-Handicap Some Other Surprising Results. 4 XEW ORLEANS, La., March 4. An attendance that exceeded by far any former gathering that has witnessed the sport at the Fair Grounds came to view4 the curtain rung down on the racing conducted under the auspices of the business Mens Racing Association for this winter. In keeping with the delightful weather conditions was the program arranged, with the Carnival Handicap, at a mile and a quarter, the stellar race and wortli ,245 net to the winner. It. furnished an easy victory for Courtship, which showed sudden recovery of his best form, far better than his several recent races, ltondage, after a grueling drive, succeeded in outstaying liuford for second place. Marshall Itrotliers, in whose colors and interest Courtship ran, made it a double for the afternoon by taking the secondary feature, the Victory Handicap, with their also suddenly improved Marie Miller, which took a good band of sprinters into camp that included Charlie Leydeekcr, Basil, Troilus and W. W. Hastings. Marie Miller, like Courtship, showed extreme speed for the entire race and led her opponents all the way. Courtship and Marie Miller were botli ridden by Willis. The dash for two-year-olds brought out some of the besf- in these parts and it resulted in a victory for Minute Man. which ran a good race to outstay Tlielma K. and win by a half length, witli Rnrar following the4iair. There might -have been Jidlf-ferent result" had not Atta Boy suffered keenly from interference when Mile. Dazie cut across in front of the others on the first turn. Shortly after Mile. Dazie tried to run out and again Atta Boy was a sufferer from it.- lively was uncovered in the first race as a good thing, and lie rewarded his astute backers by winning from Onico and Port Light. Bribed Voter was the first of the afternoons favorites that managed to land a purse, when lie led all t he way in the fiftli race. Barry Shannon, ail expected contender, was never prominent and suffered from interference. The sixth race again brought aloiit one of those acrobatic performances that lias made the racing here this winter subject to adverse criticism. Bogart was the offender in this case, and he was backed with confidence. Connelly gave him an alert and vigorous ride, and he won with ridiculous ease. T. B. Waters, who scored in the oiener, made it a double for the afternoon by landing the final race, of the meeting with his suddenly improved Lota, hacked for a "good tiling." The meeting just terminated was the most successful in the history of racing under the auspices of the Business Mens Racing Association, and tills, too. in spite of inclement weather and adverse track conditions for practically the entire meeting. GOOD PROFITS ON MEETING. The association made a good profit on the meeting, but will retain little in its treasury. The government will come in for a good amount of the profits, in addition to about 5,000 as war tax on admission fees. The indebtedness on City Park and the Fair Grounds has been reduced by about 0,000. The erection of the new grandstand set the association back to the tune of 1919.sh5,000. Much of this was waste, and the big cost due to the primitive fashion of building, man-power instead of machinery being necessary because of the short period intervening between the loss of the old grandstand by fire and the erection of the new structure. The 7,000 insurance on the old stand and buildings destroyed does not revert to the Business Mens Racing Association, but goes to the former owners of the Fair Grounds. But it is regarded as part payment of the Business Mens Association obligation on the Fair Grounds. A liberal expenditure for other necessary items in connection with the plant will pull down the profits additionally and leave a meager balance in the treasury. J. C. Ferriss, Jr. purchased from A. B. Spreckels the highly regarded two-year-old Rarar for a reported price of ,000, and the colt ran for his new owner in the second race. .1. 0. Talbot t has secured on private terms the seven-year-old Hank ODay from G. P. Winfrey. The horse started in the Talbott interest in the fiftli race. John Lowe has entered Cobweb and Escovar in the Kentucky Derby for C. W. Clark, a California owner. Pat Dunne today nominated his colt Under Fire to the Kentucky Derby. A flattering numlier of nominations to the Churchill Downs stakes, which closed today, were made by horsemen racing at the Fair Grounds. After investigating a charge made by jockey Mack turner that William Goose had approached him Mor.day and made a proposition that lie pull Bitfonl and that Phil Chinn would place a big wager for him on Frederick the Great in the same race, the stewards handed down the following ruling: "For approaching jockey M. Garner, William Goose has been denied all privileges, including admission to the Fair Grounds of the Business Mens Racing Association. Phil Chinn lias denied that Goose has any connection witli him as agent or employe and was not authorized to represent him in any manner." W. V. Casey lost Cavalcadour II. out of the sixth race when W. 1. Bernhardt, represented by Ornery, claimed the gelding for ,000. Jockey C. Robinson will depart with E. W. Moore for Hot Springs, where he will take a rest until his arm is fully recovered.

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