Still Muddy Track Racing: Fair Grounds Drenched Again Continuing Present Conditions, Daily Racing Form, 1922-02-06


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i STILL MUDDY TRACK RACING ■ fuir uai Fair Grounds Drenched Again Continuing Present Conditions. lit » i i # » Patronage Generous Despite Unfavorable Weather and Track. C. W. Clark Leads Owners. aa - # i aa NEW ORLEANS La. r.oruriiy 3. — lust wli.n the end of the mud and "path" ia- ing sceiue.l n niyhl along i ;iiiie BMTe rain last nilit and at in-lervals throughout the da . The Fair Grounds track gtrea lack a dreacaJaa that it will tnke it the greater p.nt af the week to nearer from it. Jhe olirse has been muddy for eleven eonsecntive raring ii.i s :uiil seventeen of the thirty days of 1 1: r- inee-ing to dale found it in wretched condition. Mmldv going liis had ■ detrimental effect on the lacing ■ I the local track this year, hecaaae af the failure af that portion of the track Bear the inner rail to drain ptopeily. A narrow pa I h dries eat beyond the middle af the track and. the footing there being fiim. there la iavatiaMy ■ aaad eenuahie aa the pan of the Jockey* ta get then i.oi-.-s aa It. Some thoroughbreds dont take kindly to racing wide all the way and often tile l est Bene has been beaten hecaaae of recrias la tin inside, despite the strenuous . fforts of their riders la nold them straight. Evea witk the drawback af a but track tin- sport continues to he ,ve|l patronized and the attendau-e is up in the BTaraae ..r previous yeara. The tourist season is at its height now and. in iddiion t.. this, the inhaii.e guard of visitors far the lfardl Graa feetivltlea is beginning to drift in. The earnivai celehratiea thK year will be of the pre- War ordei . lasting the greater part of a week, of one day. as Iims l . -u the ,.,s, since 1918. Thaa tar h"i-s hIikIi ..un.- here from Keatarky have made a rleaa aareeg of the beat afferiag at the Fair Ciouuds and they alaa won the mo he"! at Jeffcson Park. Tins i- leaaethiag out .,f -w.- ardi-aan as the racera from the Blaa Grasa rlrrait found the pickings jn ill. feature at t-!■ ti. lis here p.ettv meager in yean gone by. The ,588 added race text Saturdn ,%iil be he Fair Grounds Claiming Stak. s. It is f ishuucd f.r four ; eai olds and orei cad its distance w ill be on.- and one half miles The top patriae* price iii IhU race will be 81.888 and it will be the highest gr: de ilaiming affair ever ataged at the Fail-Cuiaada Batriee t this race will not ehtae ur.til Friday, the day previous to its running. Kirst choices held their own during the past areek in spite of the adveiee track conditions. Seventeen of them won. bringing the total af eac- ceaafal choices at the meeting up to eighty aSTea. For the first time at this meeting the victorious odds on favorites outnumber Hi- beatea on s. due to five of ili.-m a inning in the peat si days. The C. W. I lark establishment increased its lead for money -w inning honor, last week and it now lias 811.188 to its credit. Practically eveiy horse in the Clark stable is partial to mud. Track conditions have beea mad" to order for them the past two weeks. Sands of Pleasures victory Saturday put John M. Qaaie in eacead place with S7.417 as lus share of purse earnings. The Business Mens Baciag Association has added 28,588 to the purse i ley so far and 888 winners have shared in it. Others who have fared well in addition to Clark Bad Goode are: 1. 8, Bays.,960: Marshall Bros.. S5238S; W. D. Benihn .: 85.842: Montfort Jones. ?r,043: G. Drumheller. 84 888; W. Daniel. 18.088, J. 4unniffe. 88.881. and T O. Webber. B8.B88, Although jockey . Ijing failed to maintain his average of early in the meeling last week, he rode enough winners to bring his total to forty-three and this practically assures him of the leadership of the meeting. Ho has an advantage of twenty six over Mack tiarner and this handicap appears too great for the latler to overcome. Whatever chances Gamer might have had of overtaking Lang went glimmering when he lost nine of the last twelve racing days through a suspension and illness. «

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