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SHREVEPORTS PATH RACING * Gaining an Outside Strip First Is Equivalent to Victory. ♦ Lads Love Captures the Washingtons Birthday Handicap — Favorites Continue to Win. ♦ BY J. L. DKMISKV.i RHBBVBPOKT, La.. February l..— Shreven rr racing took on a big boom this afternoon, an attendance exceeding Ihe expectation- of the management being on hand pa eajaj the sport, lwenty-fne layer- pasted price- and at tline- they were wholly Inadeajnate to aeconsnaedate the throng. The liolid.-iy crowd waa not long in warming up and entered into the spitit of the -port with /.est. result ing in big losses for the layers, as favorites again raced to the fini-l, in orderly style. The racing suffered on account of a strip of dry footing on the outer ridge of the track and tin-haraea with an outer position and known to BOaasnt early speed was much in demand. line In possession of the path it p acticiilly spelled victory, for the rest of the track was a i|Uiigtnire and the imperfect draining here makes it slow in drying Considering the difficult going a fairly good pio-j gram was offered, with Ihe W;ishiugton Birthday Handicap serving as the feature. It wa- at seven-eighth- and Lad- Love had an easy time of it in winning, for he led for the entire race by a wide ma re in. Hauler landing in second place and Iana-maii third. The poor -bowing of FlibheVfyxibhet cau-ed the judge- to make an ini|Uiry and it ,1c veioped that the horse in some fashion and -truck himself and his leg had filled considerably. The parade of snccessfnl favorite- wa- inau- I gnrated in tin- opening race with the victory of I .lame- Arthur- Lina over the two-year-old- sue met. Incidentally il marked the fir-l vici.m thai Arthur had scored tlii- year. Y.insylvia was at a prohibitive price in Ihe second race, but -he ju-tifieil il will, the hollow victory -he scored. Farnuni A Fixers colors wry,- carried to victor; when Kustlci- won th, third race, for which Lucy Kale wa- favored, but c.uld do no better than hind in third place. Lady Mildred was the choice in the fifth race nil won coinniaialiugly from Valerie We-t. with Mi 1 nion follow ing Ihe pair. The closing ii.-i-h arenl to Hasan M. after a hard xtinggle t-- dispose of Cryiion. ihe outstanding rarorite. starter Jamea Onhorae waa striekea snddealr while in the starters bog to dispatch Hie fourth race and Klmer Wilson had to substitute for him during the remainder of the afternoon. Borne of the attending doctor- wi ismlned Mr. Osborne tin ughi it a had rase of rerttge. He ams removed tonight to a local hospital.