Jefferson Parks Best Day: Pleasant Weather and Fast Track Attract Big Crowd, Daily Racing Form, 1919-12-14


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JEFFERSON PARRS BEST DAY Pleasant Weather and Fast Track Attract Big Crowd. The Boy Wins the Feature and Lowers a Track "Record Ballet Dancer II. First. NEW ORLEANS, La., December 13. Todays racing was of a summer brand, under perfect conditions and witnessed by a throng of record size. The handicap at three-quarters, which served as the headliner, resulted in a nose victory for Tiie Boy over Iwin, with Mahony in third place. It marked the third straight victory that The Hoy lias scored here. To outstay Iwin, which probablv was best, he had to cover the distance in 1:13. which lower.s the much attacked mark of 1:14. jointly held bv u half dozen racers, Including The Hoy. The race brought to the barrier the best field of sprinters that has mot in contest here, with Jorice aul Legotal, both representing Mose Goldblatts stable, the favored ones, and Tacohi the next in demand. But they were probably short and figured slight ly in the result, for The Hoy and Mahony always dominated the running and were joined in the stretch by Iwin. In the final drive Iwin was standing the pressure best, but the finish found her just short of the victory, though one stride beyond the finishing line she was in front. The secondary feature was another upset, with Ballet Dancer II. the winner from the outsider Sands of Pleasure and Marchesa II. in third place. Marchesa II. wns probably best, but for some unknown reason Coltiletti allowed her to race extremely wide and the" loss- of ground -oiri-the; tilth, cost her more than ample to have over-tome the margin rlie was beaten by. Precious in this ran disappointingly and finished far back. Another close finish came in the final race when Comme CI, showing a glaring form reversal, got up to ivlu from Nepperhan and Astraea. In a previous race Comme Ci was last in a field of five, the muddy going probably being against him. Today he moved up with a sensational rush in the stretch and just managed to get up in time. Had Nepperhan not come wide into the stretch he would have won . An old-fashioned coup was suecessfullv consummated, with Vowell serving as the medium, in the sixth race. His backers were chagrined when he was far back for the first half mile, but he then came with a lightning rush, and saving much ground by staying close to the inner rail joined Tanlac in the stretch, and after a brief struggle disposed of him to win by a neck. Hillie H. upset a good thing when he beat Subah-dar in the third race. Subahdur has been supported with such jiersistency at a short price that it caused adverse comment. Robinson rode him with poor judgment when lie permitted him to make a fast pace in an effort to dispose of the speedv ones. Murphy and Honstelle. He succeeded at the excuse of -Ills reserve, for when Hillie I!, challenged lie was an easy victim. INTERFERENCE BEATS LINFIRMIER. Scarpia II. scored a lucky victory in the second race, in which LInfirmier was best, but the interference he suffered from in the stretch brought about his undoing. The opener fell to Ablaze with the inexperienced Stack aboard. There were several good things in this, chief of which was Peccant, but that starter was away slowly and had scant chance after the start. Owner Knebelkamp protested against the practice of the assistant starters taking hold of his horses. He contended that Peccants bad beginning was due to one of the assistants having hold of him at the start. The Jefferson Park management is making pretentious plans for its spring meeting, and anion? its intended features is a Derby with ,000 added. It is to be run on the closing day, March 17, and the conditions follow: "The Louisiana Derby, for three-year-olds. ,000 added, of which .00 to second, 00 to third and 50 to fourth. Entrance 5 and S00 additional to start. Non-winners of ,000 in 1920 or six races other than selling races since November 20. l.lll. allowed six pounds, maidens thirteen pounds; one mile and an eighth." The stewards continued their cleaning up process and three more riders were given the gate this afternoon. The ones to have their licenses revoked and denied admission to the grounds during racing hours were Wolstenliolm. Frasch and AV. Williams. Their particular offejise was failure to stay out of the betting inclosurc, :i violation of the track rules. The officials aim at safeguarding the sport from all angles and will use disciplinary measures without favor. Several other riders are tabbed for early diminution from the ranks here. The riders having "their licenses revoked will only lie permitted to exercise horses during the morning and not be permitted on the grounds during the afternoon. L. .1. V.vry was among the newcomers this morning. He arrived from the east and will stay for the remainder of the racing. O. A. "Daggi" Rianchi returned today from Lexington. He was marooned for three days en route, due to floods. Merchants suddenly improved effort in Thursdays last race was not to the liking of the stewards and owner McPhersou is in for a session with the officials. Jockey Morys came near causing a fall in the opening race yesterday and he was warned by the stewards that another offense of a similar nature would mean the revocation of his license.

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