Better Going in Sight: Shreveport Track Yielding to Sunshine and Warmth, Daily Racing Form, 1921-02-26


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BETTER GOING IN SIGHT ♦ Shreveport Track Yielding to Sunshine and Warmth. a Big Crowd Turns Out to View the Sport — Several Unexpected Winners Help the Layers. BY j. i.. iii;miskv.i KHBEVEPORT. La., Pebraary ::•"•. Todays at- teadaace overshadowed b far Bay previous crowd here, the occasion being ladies- day. the fair ones |. resent Ising guests of the association. The weather was agahl of a sitmuiery brand, but tin* slow I] drying track was still a drawback to good racing, tin- outer strip of the course befcag the desired Objective of each rider. The track, bow-ever, under continuous attention by a large force of track workers and their implements, is beginning to yield and should be ill improved condition for tu morrows racing. There was an absence of fre.|iient runaway victories today, some of the contests being hard fought from the s|;1i-t aad the finishes close. The victories of aaaae of the outsiders enabled most of the layers to recoup some of their recent heavy haaata. The finish in the fourth race was one of the best .vet- witnessed here, with KJaglbag II.. favorite, th. winner, but only a nose better than P. t;. King. Itichereeks blander when he took Kindling II. off the path in the Stretch drive enabled I*. ;. King t" com.- with a rush tight at the end and barely failed to win. If ut for stumbling jusi before reachfaag the stretch. P. ti. King might have won The opener found San Mar. Us installed the choice and be started favorite backers off well by iicariag in easy style. Some of the riders in this raee were deceived into taking the inner part of the track on account of its apparent dryness, but they found their mounts exhausted before going far. the soil iH-iii;; lu-avy and holding under the surfaeo. Justice Goehel was hacked with rare confidence in the sec ud race, but he was beaten decisively. He- winner laratag np in SI. .lust, which repeated his former victory and won from Muimoa, with Mickey Moore in third place. Repeal was given the call hi the second raee. bnl the best si,,, ci.nhl do was lo land in third place. Tony, an outsider, winning with case from I-inaii. ial It t stir. Cockroach ran like ■ Man o" War in the fifth race and. alter taking ■ tea-leagtfcs lead in tin-first half mile, only had to e.-mter at a fair -tiff pa.,- t. keep la the van. Philippic, after a game effort, headed the othera for second place. After indulging Corydcu with the lend in the last raee until almost reachlag the stretch tara Captain Barns took command and woa easily from Suniliiria and torydoii. The ■access attending todays ladies day has prompted tin- association to announce aaothei ladies day for aext Tin-day. Jockey J. McCoy was suspended for the remainder of 1ie mintlaur by the stewards far his rough riding i.i Thaadublrd, disqualified yesterday after winning the last race. Ed W. Siiunis. who owns the largest rueiug stable In America, will be a visiter tomorrow. coining over from Hot Bprksgs, where some of hi-horse are winiering. There were aieateea layers iiaetiag prices iius afternoon. Th. improved track was responsible for nun liberal responses on the part of owners in making carries and rcsnlted in a far better racing card being presented for tomorrow. *

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