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FRIDAYS USUAL POOR CARD « ♦ Fair Grounds Racing Nothing * Gaudy, but Draws Well. Translate and Turner a Winning Combination in the Chief Race — It Springs a Surprise. t ■ raW ORLEANS. La., February in —A prompt r*- i fir rt low f tln superior weather and track o adi-tioaa of today was seen la the generous patronage :/t the Fnir Ground* this afternooa, deapite an or-diaary racing offering thai atforded opportunity for srcoad aad third rater* to ••.•mi their keep, it waa an off day card, witii ■ pane race at a aille aad ser-eaty yard* the teatare. la ii souse second rater* met, wiih Traaslate ■ si jhi favorite orer Baigneur aad Balled Mark. Traaslate was riddea by Clar-aaco Turner, ii marking the firs, ssonnt ke has bad in weeks aad his entry un the track to the poet araa the signal fur a narked deaaoaatratioa. There w;. some doubt al.out Turners fitness t1 ride a hard race after iiis lengthy layoff, but this be disproved, fur lie oral TrBnals.tr lata the lead boob lifter the start and continued in the v. in fur the entire race, though a times he bad to rouae his mount up. Bahraear finished lecoad by virtue of the poor ride thai Kumatielli gave Ballot Mark. Bahraear might have reversed the deciaioo with i he winner hut for his tardy beginning. He was far back baaaediately after beaiaataf on even terms with the others, but BBTCd minh ground by staying • lose to the inner rail. Translate s rietory was pop-alar, judging from Die volutin of applanse for rider aad horse when Tnrntr brought him back to weigh in. The band of maiden three-year olds and over that started proceedings were all tafetior to Kris low. which won easily fr un Archive and Blosooaa House. Romulus was a mppootd toad thing liere, bat was always far back and made a s. rry showing. The second lace found It suddenly Improved, and. ilue to Tools rough Indies in aUaoal throwing several competitors, the Califoraiaa won easily. Hare oatstayiag Beep Sinker for second place. The eliief sufferer from Pool*! rough actions was BTermis Keaahle, which f.iiied to got ■ part of the parse. Some good splinters started in the third rate. with Joek Scot and Wiaacceaae the favorites, Hoth •rata led home by Ace of Acee, which finished gamely and gut up iu the last ten yards to outstay Wfataecaaae. Tantalus, running fur the first time in the colors f his new owaer, ;. W. Glick, wound up the winner of the fourth race over Bxborter and Ac.1. the joint favorites. CLOSE CALL FOR TRICKSTER II. The locally owned Trickster II., an outstanding favorite, had a close call from defeat in the sixth race, but managed to outatay Pbelan, to win by a neck, with Norde k in third pi. Another locally owned horse. Zone dArmee, led far the entire way in the closing dash and beat 1 he weakly ridden CoTSOB home, which in turn gut up in the last few strides to outstav Ollie Wood. .lot key Jake llctipel was an arrival today from Havana. When he has been r:d:ng all winter. He plans to visit his Inane m Covington, Ky.. and will ride on the Maryland circuit during the Coming lacing season. Racing secretary .Toe MeLeaaaa today reeeived license blanks for trainers and Jockeys from the Jockey Club. There was quite a demand fur them from the hursemeii and r.ehrs here. New Orleans owners gathered their sharp of the spuils at the Fair Grounds today, two af them winning parses Trickster II. scored in the s;xtli raee for W. D. Bernhardt, while Zone dArmee won the seventh for the Southland Stable, of which F. 1*. Letellier is the moving spirit. Incidentally the latter was ridden by a Cresent City jockey, J. D. Mooney. .lockey L. Gregory accepted the first mount of his career today, it being Attorney Muir in the sixth race. This lad is a younger brother of jockey II. Gregory, who is taking au enforced vacation at the present time. John C. Ferriss grew tired of seeing Nordeck in his stable, so he disposed of him to 0. W. Chap-pell. He started for the first Hair for his new owner today and finished third in the sixth race. R. A. Smith may send Irish Kiss to Tijuana to contest in the 0,000 Coffroth Handicap, to be run there late in the spring, but he has not fully made up his mind to this effect. The horse is training well again, and all depends upon how he tares in this respect for the remainder of the Fair Grounds meeting. t.reat Gull broke down during the running of the sixth race today. The old horse has been in a had way for some time and at a recent auction sale in the paddock he brought only 00. Mrs. S. C. Denham purchased him. After being out of the saddle for several days, suffering from a heavy cold, jockey Lawrence Lykc was back on the job today. His layoff did not help him any from a standpoint of weight, as he scaled 1 118 pounds today. a.