Still Smashing Records: Panaman Cuts a Second from Jefferson Park Three-Quarters, Daily Racing Form, 1919-12-19


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STILL SMASHING RECORDS Panaman Cuts a Second From Jefferson Park Three-Quarters. Saints Bridge Wipes Out the Former Mile and Three -Sixteenths Mark. NEW ORLEANS, La., December 18. Fast racing, resulting in the lowering of two track records anil tlie continuous defeat of favorites, were the outstanding Incidents of todays racing. Finishes were close and i:i the main the siwrt was spirited, but the results were disappointing. The all-aged handicap at three-quarters brought with It the reduction of the track record by a full second when Ianaman covered the route in 1:12. He only won by a neck from Mahuny, the latter having been backed in confident style. An outstanding disappointment of the race was the showing of Iwin. Royle had the mount on her, but rode poorly and the filly was never prominent. His work at this track is far below the mark lie established in Kentucky. The mile and three-sixteenths dash, which closed the days program, witnessed the downfall of another track record when Saints Rridge won in 1 :!. which is one and one-fifth seconds better than Deckmate covered the distance in :i previous race. Deckmate finished second to Saints Rridge this afternoon. The offender in the race was Reveler, which received heavy support. The days upsets began when lrineess Lou offended in the initial race, this filly failing to get any part nf the purse, ft rove A. winning Modiste and Dewitt. Afumbo Jumbo was given the call in the second race, but the finish Jourid him beaten by American Kagle. Afier the finish there were claims of foul and counterclaims by Ruxton and Walls, respective riders of Mumlio Jumbo and American Eagle. The stewards finally let the finish stand as the horses finished. Sugarmint was held in high esteem in the third race, and she flattered extensively by maintaining a good lead until reaching the last eighth, where she quit and was passed in turn by Rurgoyne, Yuphank and Peccant. Su-jarmints performance savored of her having been indulged since her last race and she ran as if short. 7a van Roy was backed to the exclusion of the other fourteen alleged race horses starting in the fourth race, but he was a distant follower at the finish, having been caught in a jam on the first turn and never able to recover. Rengali and Early Sight fought it out and Rengali just did manage to win. Alliens, from the inconsistent J. McPherson stable, furnished the upset in the sixth race, which he won with ease after closing a big gap. Caballo, an outsider, took second place and Rrown Favorite just got up in time for third money. Sarasota and Sleeth were the pair given marked attention in the race, but Sleeth tired badly in the streteli and Sarasota bled while in a contending position. ANNOUNCE INCREASE IN PURSES. The Jefferson Park management today announced that for the last weeks racing the purses would be increased 00 daily, with the minimum amount SCOll in any purse. The raise was a voluntary one. lint the success of the meeting enabled the management to give the horsemen the additional sum. Announcement was also made by the managemont that tlie leading jockey at the close of the meeting would be given a handsome gold split second watch. Lonely was bought today by Fry and Dahnken from George Peterson at private terms. J. W. Coffroth sent a telegram here today announcing to the horsemen that he would begin racing at Tijuana January 24 for a period of 100 days or more. Mutuel style of betting will be in use. according to Mr. Coffroth. His announcement also is that no purse will be of less than 00 value and that handicaps of ?1.000 will be featured. Tom Shaw is one of the late arrivals. He came from Chicago and will remain for the remainder of the racing season. E. R. Rradley. master of Idle Hour Farm, came yesterday from Lexington and will lie here for the next two weeks before going on to Palm Reach. R. J. Mackenzie was also among the newcomers who will remain for an indefinite stay to witness the racing. Mr. Mackenzie is racing a pretentious string here in charge of Jack Adkins. Jockey Duggan was susieinled for five days by the starter for disobedience at tlie post yesterday, and for a similar offense jockey Rowan was given three days. O. A. Rianchi purchased Libyan Sands, by Rock Sand, yesterday and will use him for stud purposes. Tlie horse will be shipped shortly to Dan Scotts farm at Pine Grove. Ivy. J. Dale claimed Tom Goose out of tlie second race Yesterday for . L. A. Seregni purchased Jack K. at private terms from J. L. Solomon Wednesday. The horse is a winner at the present Jefferson meeting.

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