Jefferson Parks Last Day: Prosperous Meeting Comes to a Close with Todays Racing, Daily Racing Form, 1919-12-31


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JEFFERSON PARKS LAST DAY " " " 7" . Prosperous Meeting Comes to-a - Close with Todays Racing. : - ..: - - - , American Eagle, Finishes First in the Main Race of Yesterday, but- Is Disqualified. NEW ORLEANS, La., December 30. Todays difficult offering was in no wise terrorizing for tho racing contingent in these parts, and an exceptionally large attendance was agaiii present at thu Jefferson Park track. The sport was highly exciting, finishes being of the closest kind. The running of the feature, a three-quarters dash for the better grade of platers, was marred by Jockey Zoellers action on American Eagle in, interfering with A. N. Akin at a critical period, and resulted in the disqualification of the gelding after he had led A. N. Akin to the- finish by a nose, with Billie B. the same margin in back of the pair. The foul, occurred on the stretch turn, when American Eagle, in the lead; was brought wide anil forced A. N. Akin out at the same time. Zoeller was not voutent with having forced A. N. Akin out, but belabored him over the head with his whip. Interrogated- on this complaint, Zoeller admitted having- "tapped" A. N. Akin over the nose. The stewards were a long time in deciding the. .foul, but finally placed American Eagle .last, gave the purse to A. N. Akin and, second and third places respectively to Billie B. and Queen Blonde. Hidden Jewel was a. starter in the race, ,but Wida "for no apparent reason pulled her up after going a quarter of a. mile. Zoellep was suspended for thirty-days by the stewards for his rough riding. Had American Eagle been kept at his task without being usodast,a medium forinterleretice- to At . Akin jie.vwould have "won. .E. R. Uradley furnished , the beaten favorite." iu the opener in his Biddledee. The filly, however, had no chance after the start, where she stumbled. Fleer got up in the last stride to win the race, by a nose from On High. Butwells. good ride on El Ma lid i was the determining factor in enabling that racer to win from "Rellloc by a head in the second race. El Mahdi was .the favorite. Cavan Boy took a poor band into camp in tho thid race. in. which Jazz Band was a supposed good thing, and failed to get a part of the purse. John Lowes, old stager Durward Roberts furnished a surprise- when he got lip in the last stride i to down Mallowmot by a nose for the purse in the fourth race. Mallowmots performance this afternoon was in striking contrast to his race of yesterday. Who Cares showed a fine performance in the sixth race, which he woir easily from Peccant anil Diamond Girl. The final race went to Early Sight, the favorite, which led from the start, and it also enabled Luusford to score his first winner in weeks. Owners and trainers of candidates for the ,000 added New. Years Handicap -verc busy this morning giving their charges their final trials. Jack Hare Jr. worked a mile in 1:43 in easy fashion, -while Slippery Elm, winner of the Clirisi-mas Handicap, ran the same distance in 1:42. Courtship, a stake winner last year at the Fair Grounds and winner of the Enquirer Handicap, worth ,030 net,, at Latonia last spring, covered u mile iu 1:43. His fractional time was better than either- of the other two, as he ran the first three-iuitrters iu 1:14. iSways best recent work for the big stake was 1:43 several days ago. No one could be found who could identify HrIs Off., a. carded starter in the, first race today, so lie was ordered withdrawn by the stewards. One docker said that he resembled a horse- lie hud seen work five-eighths in 1:00 at the Fair Grounds several mornings ago. Racing secretary J. B. Campbell has received a number of entries to. the Louisiana. Derby. ,000. which will be run at the Jefferson Park spring meeting. Nominations to this, event close on January 5 Jockey Harry Luusford rode his first- winner today since December 17. He started out us. though he was going to cut a figure in the racing here, but after winning eleven, races "quit to a waljc." If Lunsford can win one more today he will make it an even hundred for the year.

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