Theyre off at Jefferson Park: Long Winter Season at New Orleans Begins Under Disagreeable Weather Conditions, Daily Racing Form, 1919-11-28


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THEYRE OFF AT JEFFERSON PARK Long Winter Season at New Orleans Begins Under Disagreeable Weather Conditions. XEW OULEAXS, La., November 27. Winter racing was inaugurated here today at Jefferson Park under disagreeable weather conditions and over a track deep in mud. Despite these adverse conditions a surprisingly large tcrowd journeyed to th Shrewsbury course and they were agreeably surprised to "find a practically new plant, which is a vast improvement over the old one. Surprises and upsets came thick -and fast, the most pronounced one being in the main attraction of. the day, the Thanksgiving Handicap, in which Brownie McDawell, a 30 to 1 shot in the betting, cantered home- an easy winner four lengths in advance of Osgood. The favorite. Jim Heffering, ran poorlr and was never prominent. public started the season well by selecting IThe Paul Connelly as their standardbearer in the opening dash, although Duke of Devonshire was held almost on even terms. Paul Connelly won all the way, while Duke of Devonshire did not seem quite up to a bruising race. In the following race, a dash of .five-eighths of a mile for two-year-old maidens, the backers of fa-I vorites did not fare .so well, Peggy C, after flattering her supporters by leading entering the stretch, suddenly tired and was passed by both Bapid Stride and Neenah. ., Again disappointment was in store for those who pin their faith on favorites. Marasmus finishing unplaced after a brief early display of speed. However, the winner, Adehtnte, was strongly backed and responded in a manner that left no room for doubt. He won by. five lengths, with Aztec second, u head in advance of Toddler.

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