Fourteen Days Remaining: End of the Capital Fair Grounds Meeting Drawing Near, Daily Racing Form, 1922-02-13


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I I . a ! ■ 1 FOURTEEN DAYS REMAINING i a 4 End of the Capital Fair Grounds Meeting Drawing Near. ; 0 -J Excellent Racing in Prospect for This Week — C. W. Clark Still Heading Winning Owners. .- I V 1 NKW ORLEANS, 1*1., February 12. — A return tf fast track and good weather has resulted in a vast improvement all around at the Fair Ground* race track. The past week witnessed by far tha beat sport of the meeting and Saturday proved a fitting climax, with five of the seven rac-s winding up in as thrilling finishes as any one would want to see. Indications point to a continuation of that brand of racing, as the Fair Crounil-. track was in ezeelleat condition this morning and there is no rain in sight. Only fourteen days remain of the local meeting, but. as they embrace the Mardi Gras celebration, they will in all probability bring the total attendance mark to more than that of any pr-vious year. Numerous visitors for the carnival festivities have already arrived and the local hotels report reservations in greater number than at any time within the past five years. Racing secretary Joe AleLennan is working on his condition book for the final eight days of the meeting. Hi will endeavor to bring the higher grade of horses- into action as frequently as possible for the hem fit of tile isitors. The main event if this week at the Fair Grounds is the Prot res Handicap, with an added value of ,500. Its conditions call for three-year-olds and over io contest over the distance of one mile and an eighth. Ni imitations for it close tomorrow and weights will be atinoume.l Thursday. The E. AV. Alaginn Aleinorial Handicap, which was postponed earlier in the eason hacaant of adverse track conditions, is scheduled to be decided on Tuesday. It will be at ens and a sixteenth miles for a purse of si.: r.oo. Although many of the horses which took part in the racing last week have been absent from the races for two weeks or more while the course waa ■eddy, they raced to form fairly well. Sixteen favorites were ■accessfal in forty races, bringing the total nnmber of winning favorites since the meeting opened to 100. A standoff occurred among the adda-on favorites, three winning and three meet- i 1 1 defeat Hors •- which went to the post at less than even have performed rather poorly here, a* twenty of them failed, while inly twenty-three won. AAith the end of the rainy spell the C. W. Clark horaea ceased Is play tact a prominent part in the racing here All of the ■taiten from this establishment are pronounced mud runners and they enjoyed a big winning 1 1 1 i — winter. Their consistent performances placed 2.21 1 to the credit of their owner in pane money and enabled him to top the list in this respect. I S. Hays and John M. Goorie are next in order with Sv :,."• and .407 respee-li.-! Oiler owners meeting with success are: w. D Berahardt,,442; ;. Drenaeeller, ,147; Alaisiuill Up.-.. 1922.sh2206; Moatfati .Tones. Sr,.304, and .1 Caaaiffe, . The Baateiaa Alens Racing Association his given 71, ".00 in purse money In thirty-six days and it has been distributed among 211 owners. There are fen stables here which have not cut in on some part of it. Jockey C. T-ang will return lo the saddle tomorrow after serving a five days" suspension for rough riding. He enters the next to the last full week of racing here with honors practically clinched. He has won forty-six races, just twice as many ns Alack Garner, who is second on the list. A. Wilson is pressing Gamer hard for the runner-up position, be having twenty-two victories to his credit. Thirty-nine jockeys have won one or more races at the Fair Grounds out of eighty-eight that have accepted mounts. « a

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