Ideal Climatic Conditions: New Orleans Horsemen Welcome Return of Springlike Weather, Daily Racing Form, 1919-11-16


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i i 1 ; IDEAL CLIMATIC CONDITIONS I ! New Orleans Horsemen Welcome Return of Springlike Weather. i . Great Activity in Training Operations J. W. McClelland s Big Stable Arrives, i" i NEW ORLEANS, La., November 15. A return to springlike weather was welcomed by the - horsemen here today, and more thoroughbreds were out on the tracks at Jefferson Park and the Fair Ground.- than at any time since the racing season here ended last March. Light gallops continue to be the rule at both places, this being especially true of the Fair Grounds, where most of the horses seen in action daily are coming two-year-olds. The best move of the day was that at Jefferson Park of Valerie West, which worked three-eighths in 37 i. Visiting horsemen are amazed at the transformation worked on the tracks proper at both places. Much faster time .than has been the case in the past will be the rule here next winter ;as aL result. The new top soil on the Fair Grounds course has settled " well, due to the recent rains, and after track superintendent Placlde Frlgerio had it rolled .this forenoon it presented an. excellent appearance. With the many improvements made at both plants they will be as safe as any race tracks in America now, and the treacherous holes left by floods in previous years have been-eliminated.- The J. W. McClelland stable, which arrived .this morning, comprises seventeen horses, twelve of which are yearlings. The. older horses in the "outfit are Sailor, Itory oMore, Rose of Itoses, Watersmeet and Hereafter. The latter two came from Louisville, while the others were sent from the east. It is the plan of trainer Kim Patterson to race the older division at -the" Jefferson Park meeting. Due to jockey Andy Sehuttingers inability to be here, because of" injuries sustained in a recent fall, Patterson is on the lookout for a high-class rider to take his place. "He expects to bring one of the good boys from the east, here to ride the McClelr land horses. Jockey Jack Sullivan, a local lad, who has been with, this establishment for two years past, will do the lightweight riding. Owner McClelland Is expected here in time for the opening at Jefferson Park on Thanksgiving day. MORE STABLE HOOM AT FAIR. GROUNDS. A new barn with sixty-four stalls in it is in the course of erection at the Fair Grounds and it will be completed Tuesday. It will serve to eliminate a lot , of congestion caused by the unusually large number of horses on hand, but even with it many owners had to be refused stabling accommodations. W. Perkins has transferred his nine older horses to Jefferson Park. Included in the list are J. C. Stone and Airdrie, recent purchases In Kentucky. Other trainers who have adopted the same policy are L. A. Broaddus, W. Walker, W. H. Fizer ami John Lowe. The latter will race seven of his own and four belonging to Edward Cebrian at the Shrewsbury course. Fizer lias Double -Van, which be recently aceuired from the Waldcck Stable here. Ample motor van service and sixteen roomy receiving stalls will be provided for the horses stabling at the Fair" Grounds during the Jefferson races. The vans will run at regular intervals and the roads leading from one track to another have been considerably improved since last year. Jockey Leo Caiiffeld, who rode with much success in Kentucky during the spring and fall, will ride at both tracks here for Ed Trotter. He is under contract to James Everman. Advices from the north and east are to the effect that there again is "a shortage of express horse cars in those sections and many shipments of thoroughbreds are being held up as a result.

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