Our Weather Invades New Orleans: Heavy Entry List Expected for the Louisiana Derby-Talbott Leads Winning Owners, Daily Racing Form, 1919-12-15


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OUR WEATHER INVADES NEW ORLEANS Heavy Entry List Expected for the Louisiana Derby Talbott Leads "Winning Owners. NEW ORLEANS, La.. December 14. Another cold wave struck this section today, tlie temperature taking a drop of thirty degrees or so from yesterday, but the indications are that it will moderate considerably before tlie weeks racing is ushered in tomorrow. The sudden cold snap did not interfere with training operations, either at Jefferson ?ark or the Fair Grounds. Botli courses were crowded with liorses throughout the forenoon. Both were fast and good moves were the order of the day. Tlie usual big Sunday crowd was on hand at the Fair rounds to watch the coming two-year-olds go through their paces, and tlie youngsters were out in largo numbers. No schooling is conducted on Sundays, so the spectators had to be content with looking at tlie juveniles beginning at random instead of from the barrier. Assistant starter James Osborne now has close to fifty of tlie yearlings so far advanced in their schooling that he is sending them away from the starting gate by springing the tape , on them and he expects to have a hundred in this class in another week or so. With a return of dry weather the Jefferson Park race track came into its own again the latter part of tlie week, and breaking and equaling of records was resumed right off the reel. Of the distances raced over with frequency, only the mile and seventy yards and a mile and a quarter marks remain to be lowered. The three-quarters, of a mile record was a tough one to break, as it was equaled four times before it finally went down. The Boy smashed it Saturday. Of tlie one hundred and five races run at Jefferson this autumn to date, forty-four of them have been won by horses which went to the post favorites. Some of them were backed into favoritism from odds of as high as 10 to 1. while the opening choices in such races went driftlns skyward. False favorites do not appeal to tlie backers hero, and those which on form should figure to win. but whose recent races and trials have not been up to their best standard are quickly passed up. Even though the favorites are now meeting with so. much success, odds-on choices are not doing so well. ;fourteeo-,o.theni; have- gone- to. .the jiost during; the first lialf "of "the meeting and only five "have been returned winners. Uacing secretary J. B. Campbell is confident that he will receive an unusually larse number of 2ntries for the Iuisiana Derby, 85,010 added, to "ie run at the spring meeting at Jefferson Park. js there is an overabundance of good horses here which will be three years old then. Only a small percentage of them have been seen in action to date, many of them being rested after strenuous campaigns in the north and east. "Entries for the Louisiana Derby will close on January 1, 1920. Announcement lias been made by the Jefferson Park management of the Christmas Handicap, ,500 added, for all ages, at one and one-sixteenth miles. It will naturally be run on the day it is named after. Tims far one hundred and thirty-five owners have shared in the division of the purse money at Jefferson Park, and it lias been fairly well distributed. -I. O. Talbott lias taken down more purse money than any other owner. 82,035.50. while his contract rider, jockey Frank Coltiletti, is at the head of the list of winning pigskin artists with fourteen victories to his credit. Coltiletti rode ;cven winners last week and drew into a long lead, as Harry Lunsford, who is in fecond place, lias cored only nine times. Jockey Clifford Bobinson. who has won eight races, is showing his good form at times only. Unlike in Kentucky, where -lose finishes seldom went against him. lie is losing quite a few races by narrow margins here. Ninety-two riders have ridden here in the fifteen :lays so far. and thirty-seven have piloted one or more winners.

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