On the Way to Shreveport: First Special to Leave New Orleans Today with Others to Follow, Daily Racing Form, 1921-02-14


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■ [ , j ; • , . • I i ; t ON THE WAY TO SHREVEPORt First Special to Leave New Orleans Today with Others to Follow. . . — . ; vi:w oui.kans. l.i. . Pebrearj U. Arrange- Bients were e.iiciiiiled this morning to dispatch : ihe first special horse train to Rhreveport u trow afternooa. It will carry about one hundred homes and their attendants. The next special will follow ; Wednesday and em- Thursday. There will also he shipments of express cars with horses on the regular trains. It is expected lo have all the j v.o is uuartered at the Bhrevep n Pair Grounds bj Priday at rning. I U cause of the scarcitj of stable room many of the owners shipping are ouly sending those horses actually in racing condition lo the north Louisiana fOUTwe. The remaimlcr of their racing establishments will in- kepi here, I t nearly all the owners will return lo these parts at tin- lose id the , Shrevepori meeting. There is every prospect that at east twent] layers will qaote odds during the meeting and the betting ring will be open to all reputable layers. There was a rumor that a syndicate ring might i m use. but this was dispelled by the positive announcement from W. II. ltowe late yesterday thai nnj attempt to syndicate Hie ring would find a shut down of the racing. Another big crowd departed for Bhreveporl tonight but ihe real exodus will begin tomorrow. The Shrevepori track is a mile in circumference. but is not wide on the backstretch anil Ihe turns j are also narrow, which will prohahh require a rule! limiting fields to not more than ten starters audi so possibly avoid accidents. There is an excellent grandstand or steel and concrete, with a seating capacity of 4,900. Tim Shaw will spend a month at II jl Springs with his family before returning to New York. Sevral of the lull" foil, wcls who have been hen contemplate going to California for a short raca-tioa before returning t Kentucky and Maryland for the opening of racing m Ihoae states. a.

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