Thrills at New Orleans: Captain Mac an Odds-on Barely Escapes Defeat by Hadrian, Daily Racing Form, 1921-01-15


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1 M , ! j I j 1 . , 1 THRILLS AT NEW ORLEANS . • . Captain Mac an Odds-On Barely Escapes Defeat by Hadrian. I • i Dancing- Spray Stumbles and Loses Main Race — War Relief a Speedy Two-Year-Old. 1 , il.V J I.. DEMP8BT. NEW BRUOAXB, In.. January 14.— This was the coldest day of the present winter and the racing was under somewhat disagreeable conditions, but the targe army sf regulars was unmindful of any discomforts entailed and were out in full force. The track. Under constant labor by the laiRe force of harrow men. aided by a stiff wind. WM almost normal and continued to improve as the afternoon progressed, as trans sf the heaw drenching it had during the eight being perceptible. The ,500 mile purse was the intended outstanding race, but it was over-hadowed by the succeeding race at a mile and seventy yards, on account of the belter grade of starters meeting here. The remainder of the card. hBChsdfceg the t wo-yoar-old scramble, was decidedly mediocre. Gcod moil, however, was had with several of the finishes close. The betting did not lessen as a result of the off-day card, with the backers having by far the better of the argument. Tnaanjta seemingly onti lasatag the ones he mef and backed with a rare degree of confidence Captain Mac ju-t failed to escape defeat and left his -tippirters to pass an anxi 11- period before the Judges gave their award, which favored Captain Mac. His margia was only a nose in advance of Hadrian and had Hie latter made hi- move a bit sooner he would have taken the tlark representative into camp. Captain Macs near defeat was probably due to liis being slightly short, for lie tired just ai the end and it required Barretts i»-st lo nurse him home. WyomiiiK landed in third place. If Captain Macs backers were lucky in escaping not so those who had supported Dancing Spr.iv with the same decree of confidence and Installed her an overwhelming favorite. She failed to land a place in the si. 500 purse going to Tailor Maid, which suddenly recovered ber best form and won easily from Ablaze, with Miss Rankin in third place. Dancing Sprays poor sjmwlng was ssaanea-tioiiably due I,, her stumbling while going around the first turn and it almo-t caused the uubalanc-Ing of Jarvis. her rider, who aggravated the Incident by trying to replace hi- foot in the sthmm for half of the race. Dancing Spray did not move into prominence until just before reaching the stretch, then was exhausted and finally followed the others home. She shewed quite a number of cut- about the less after her race. War Relief, carrying the .1. H. Lsuehehn color-. wa- uncovered in the baby dash and had little difficulty in outstaying One Pin. with the supposed gSSd thing, Loveliest, ill third place. The latter might have been best, but Jarvis failed to take adrantage of his opportunity of having an inner rail position at the start and wa- away poorly. Caliot proved best of the poor hand that started in the second race and erved as a medium for jolt in;: the layers considerably. Vulcani/.e landed in second place and Joe Whipple headed the others. Word reached here this msming of the death of J. J. Mackessy in Philadelphia. Mackessy in recent years served as timer at various Canadian and American tracks. , Bnrgnyne was bought at private sale before the third race by J P. Winfrey. file Nephew ha- been added to C. F. St. Johns stable by private pnrchnse. Jockey Anthony wa- suspended for throe lays by the stewards for rough riding. . A 1

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