C. Robinson in Limelight: Leading Rider of Year Scores Triple Victory at Jefferson Park, Daily Racing Form, 1919-12-07


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C. ROBINSON IN LIMELIGHT Leading Rider of Year Scores Triple Victory at Jefferson Park. Marchesa II. Breaks Track Record in Winning Main Race of the Day. NEW ORLEANS. La.. DecemlH-r . With pleasantly warm weather, a fast track and the prospect of viewing wellrinatched horses measuring strides, a great crowd was enticed to Jefferson Iark this afternoon. The racing was all that could lie de-sided, but results were not pleasing to backers of first choices in all cases, but three passing the judges in all ranee of their competitors. One feature was the return of Clifford Robinson to winning form, the crack lightweight rider scoring with three of his mounts, his victories including the principal nice of the day. This was the fifth on the card, a dash of a mile and a sixteenth, for which Nash Turners .French-bred ranaman was installed the favorite and heavily backed. He had nothing to do with the finish. He alternated witli Grey Eagle in paccmaking to the stretch, then disappeared from the front rank. C. Robinson saved Marehcsa II. close up to the last quarter, then brought her up with a rush and, taking the lead midway of the stretch, won by a comfortable two lengths, with the inconsistent Brownie McDawell in second place and Ballet Dancer II. third. A new track record for the distance was made. Grey Eagle ran a good race here and on his showing today should prove a winner himself before long. The fifth race, a dash of three-quarters of a mile, was marKcd bv a desperately contested finish in which Orderly had the best of Tort Light by a short head, with Subahdar a fairly good third. Several behind the trio will see a better day. J. M. Zimmcrs Pueblo was the decided favorite in the initial dash and never gave his backers a moment of tineasiness, racing Cicely Kay into defeat at the half mile post and drawing away into a safe lead thereafter. Cicely Kay was the surprise of the race and put up a splendid performance to finisli second. Ina Kay ran away from her opponents in the second, leading by a wide margin throughout, with her rider easing her up at the end. In the tliird race Early Sight was the medium of a heavy plunge and lie flattered his supporters by leading to the far turn, where lie tired and Sentimental, with C. Robinson in the saddle, flashed to the front, and in a thrilling finisli got up to win drawing away. The St. James Furse was the secondary feature and provided a splendid contest. Bread Man won. but his winning margin was small, only a head separating him from liucklaide In a stubbornly fought finisli. J. M. Goode brought two horses Thursday from Lexington. Wadswortlis Last and Sands of Pleasure. Both are well known here because of their victories at the local tracks in previous years. Cornelius Fellowes, who raced the good filly Mile. Dazie. named after his wife, the famous dancer, at the Fair Grounds last winter, was among the late arrivals from the cast. He plans a lengthy star. Jockey Claude Hunt, who formerly was one of our leading riders when under the tutelage of Kay Spence. had his first mount Thursday at Jefferson Park in many a day. Joekev V. J. OBrien, who rode in Maryland for .I. E. Schorr, and who was astride of .The Porter and Leocliares in most of their, races, is a recent arrival from Bowie. Mountain Rose II. was reclaimed out of the seventh race Thursday by his former owner, J. Marino, who paid ,400 for him, 00 more than W. Walker claimed him for. Frank McAver. who at one time was connected with the Hawthorne race track, wa,s ruled off by the stewards Thursday afternoon. It is alleged . -tliut McAver , Jias: been, .sending out. circular letters under the name of Frank Spence, claiming to be in touch with the Applcgate-Spence stable in Cuba, and that he could furnish the stable plans of Ed Trotter, whose horses are here. Complaints anent the letters were received by the officials here, and the local police department as well as the department of justice agents got busy on the case and apprehended him.

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