Big Stables About Ready: New Orleans Racing to be Reinforced by Better Class Horses, Daily Racing Form, 1919-12-15


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BIG STABLES ABOUT READY New Orleans Racing to Be Reinforced by Better Class Horses. Such as Slippery Elm, Ormonda, Dottie Vandiver, Kalitan and Courtship in Steady Work. BY J. L. DEMPSEY. NEW ORLEANS. La., December 14. Saturday marked the completion of tlio first lialf of what is proving to bo the lest race meetinlg in Jefferson Parks brief history. Thanksgiving lay. when the seasandn opened, the sport has lieen even better than was exacted from every point of vieu and what is more it lias been unusually clean. The cheaiest kind of horses arc putting up just as interesting struggles for victory as are those of the, letter class, and nose, head and neck finishes are daily features of the racing, regardless of track conditions. Breaking track records is another "favorite, pastime" of the horses here, and during the first spell of good weather that the meeting enjoyed new marks were made for a majority of the distances over which races are usually run. At the beginning , of the meeting the records were slow, and some of them have been shattered several times this year , to date. They are now getting down to figures, however, that compare favorably with some of the tracks in the north and east. Form is iK-ing better preserved now than during . the first part of the meeting, and the percentage of winning choices is gradually increasing. The ; turfmen are getting a- better line on the ability ; , of the liorses by seeing them in action often, and they nre making the best of what they observe. The? layers maintain that their deficits are growing ; larger instead of decreasing, as they hoped they would as the meeting wore on. Over at. the Fair Grounds there is plenty of activity at the present time, as the meeting at that track is scheduled to open in less than three ; weeks. Chief interest centers in the performances of the coming two-year-olds in their work-outs, and many of them have galloped fast enough to get I I linn fair reputations, even before they go to the ; post in a race. The task of schooling the youngsters is progressing rapidly, and several hours ; . each day are devoted to it. As a stimulus to owners ! and trainers to have their juveniles thoroughly schooled the Business Mens Racing Association has , announced that only those which have been given tlie stamp of approval by starter A. B. Dade . regarding their post habits will be allowed to start u in races. GOOD LOOKING MISSOURI YEARLINGS. A good looking hand "of yearlings, a dozen or so in . number, make up the stable of B. A. Jones of Pnrnell. Mo., and although they have been at the Fair Grounds less than a week they seem to be pretty well advanced in their training. They are sons and daughters of Harrigan, Setli and Blues, and all were bred on the Jones much. The supposed star of tlie outfit is Billy Boss, a colt, by JInrrigan Princess Tulane, and therefore a brother to Julia T.., a mare which formerly raced with much Hticcess for Jefferson Livingston. This colt is named I after Will Boss of Louisville, Ky., sheriff of Jefferson County. Jones has received several offers 4 for him already, but he holds him at a higher price than he has been tendered and he says that once he gets into action he will prove that he does nut hold him in too high regard. While the horses from Kentucky continue to hold sway over their rivals from other sections witii . startling .regularity, the most improved of them is ! Arar Garden, A. L. Kirbys three-year-old bay son of Sweep Serpentnria. which won his first three races at Jefferson .Park. This horse came , here friun the Blue Grass State a maiden, and in j ten days he lias made a reputation for himself f as one of the best sprinters at the Shrewsbury ,- track. One of his feats was to set a new track record for five and one-half furlongs, 1:06and. and 1 in the race in which lie did this he carried 113 1 pounds, conceding weight to several older liorses in it. He had started only twice previous to his coining here, both times in maiden races in Kentucky, and that he left his native land Without winning was due to his having the worst kind of racing luck, especially at the last Churchill Downs 5 Jiieciing. Mose Goldhlntt has an even dozen horses in his si stable at the Fair Grounds, nine of his own and 1 three belonging to Harry Payne Whitney. The , Whitney trio is composed of Furbelow, winner of f . the Hinnta Stakes at Lexington last spring; Wendy and Grand Slam. A deal is pending now whereby , they will in all probability be sold within the next t few day. Goldhlatt said, and he will have only his own liorses to race here this winter. He has no , yearlings this season, either of his own or for anybody else. Ills horses here are Out the Way, Jiirice. Orenzo. Sansyming. Fifi II., Legotal, Docod. Discussion find Matinee Idol. There is perhaps not t a stable here as well fortified with sprinters as Goldblatts. with Jorico, Fifi II.. Legotal. Discussion. - Out the Way and Docod. FAST RACER IN R. A. SMITH STABLE. Thirteen horses comprise B. A. Smiths stable ; here, including the fast niud runner Slipiery Elm, , which is fresh from a successful campaign in Maryland. - The others in his establishment are Kalitan, , ODuuovan, llaguarok. Fait Accompli, l.itra Gold, , Jean Btilliint, Dottie Vandiver.- Mark West, Madronu, , Irish Kiss, Light Doll and Pirate McGee. Jockey J. . Pierce, who was scheduled to ride here this winter r for .Smith, sustained a broken arm at Bowie, but t It is expected that he will be able to get back in i the saddle by the time the Fair Grounds meeting ; opens. Trainer W. A. McKinney has only seven liorses s here for E. T. Zollicoffer, but they comprise a i useful band and should annex quite u few purses s tills winter. They are Highland Lad, Duke John, Pinard, Grandee, Christie, Sincerity and All Smiles, . j The ZolHcoffer establishment was one of tlie stnbles k that remained for the windup in Muryland,- and Mc-1 - Kinney Is giving the horses a brief rest here before s xtarting them on their winters grind. Ormonda. V. A. Sheas high-class three-year-old 1 dietstuut daughter of Superhuman Princess OrmonH - de, Is hero tinder the care of C. X. Darke, wiio r also has Fell Swoop. Liberty Star, Veteran and j Anna T. Exceptionally well bred. Ormonda is high- - j ly regarded by owner Shea and trainer Darke, not t only for her racing qualities but for the future u thnt they predict for her as a -stud matron. She will be entered in the stakes to be rim at the Fair r Grounds meeting. Courtship, winner of the Enquirer Handicap, worth i t - ; , - , , , . r t i ; s a i s . j k - s 1 - r j - j t u r i ,430 net, at Latonia last spring, and the Pershing Handicap at the Fair Grounds last winter, is at the head of the Marshall Brothers stable, which arrived from Louisville during the past week. Other members of it are Marie Miller, Lady Longfellow, Dioscoride, Passing Fancy, Lottery and M. Bert Thurman. The latter will be raced here for Cap- tain W. F. Cisco of Jeffersonville. Ind. Courtship has had a long rest, and he should play a promi- nent part in the decision of the stakes at the Fair Grounds, as lie is a horse that runs best when fresh. In the Enquirer Handicap lie ran a mile in 1:38 and beat some of tlie best stake liorses in Kentucky. W. A. Burttschell is training a public stable this year here and he has eleven horses under his care at tlie present time. They are Midnight Sun, Fort Bliss, Marmite, Siesta. Precious Pearl, Frank Shannon, Tlie Belgian II.. Silex II., Sycamoor and two yearlings. Fort Bliss, which is owned by J. II. Skinker, was one of the most improved liorses in Maryland during the recent autumn meet-, ings, and he is going along well in his training here. Midnight Sun, also owned by Skinker, raced witii some of the best horses in Maryland and is a dependable sort of a horse. , Mistress Polly hardly knows where she belongs herself these days. Since coming here she has been sold to J. O. Talbott and this makes her fourth owner in a little more than a month. The others were H. Neusteter, John Whitlow and T. II. Grcen-1 baum. She started only once in Whitlows in- terest and won. while she went to the post twice here for Greenbauni and was beaten both times, Her favorite going, mud, was present in both iu-e stances, but tlie distances were not far enougli for her and -when she made her run tlie race was over1 both times. Greenbaum is the first owner that ever had her that she did hot wlu for.

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