Cold Visits New Orleans: Frigid Weather Deters the Racing People from Attendance, Daily Racing Form, 1922-02-16


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COLD VISITS NEW ORLEANS Frigid Weather Deters the Racing People From Attendance. J ♦ — Miss Jemima Makes Good in Easy Style in the Feature Race — Big Offer for Lang. f • rH i: OBI. FANS. La.. February TV The coldest snap that has ruled in this section this winter visited these parts this morning and the thermometer went downward all during the afternoon, resulting in the smallest attendance of the present meeting. Hie heavy going, drying rapidly, however, under tho stiff lu a ze wa- most responsible for the small fields that started in various races but on the whole the starters were well matched, causing in-teresting racing and diversified betting. The protected places in the big grandstand were desirable locations and found most of the crowd huddled there. The mile purse of .."i00 enabled Miss .leinima to si-ore ben first purse of the winter. She was opposed by four other mares of the l est caliber here, but she proved easily the mistress and led from the start to win as her rider pleased. Day Lilly was an easy aecond, with Bscurpolette third. There was a good deal of expectation attaching Genie W . but that mare uas far hack for most of the race and came back to the finish with a perceptible limp. The dash for two-year-olds again brought to the liar! ier the limit field, witli Hughie favored over Boaie H but the aoaaewhnt weakly redden finish that Lang gave Hughie resulted in Wilson, astride Bosie II . heating Mm out by inches. I.ilac lime was larky at the stun and it enabled her to land third piece. Trantnla waa slightly favored in the aecsnd race and ill this inutUUCe rode with vigor and Trantnla had little difficulty in winning. Mose. sn outsider, finished second and I-ady Luxury iu third place Philanderer and Sandalwood were about equal favuites in the third race, but in the running Kirali proved much tin- best find wan easily from Sandalwood, with Pbitanderer in third place. Biff Bang and Sen iter atUgad a splendid stretch duel in the fifth race, and the diminutive TheeasM showed good riding skill in bringing Biff Bang home a neck in front of Servitor. Bep was gaining on tin- pair ami bended the others in third place. ALEX JR. LIKES THE GOING. The Closing dash at a mile and a half found Alex Jr. the winner, tin -oft track being exactly to his liking and In- drew by the other- after going tin-first mile to win a- hi- rider phased from Attorney Muir and John Arbor Lnny Lou arm given confident support in the race, but made a dismal showing and wa- beaten off. fini-hing far in the rear of the other-. Lunetta, a acheduled -tarter in the feature race today, was ordered withdrawn by the stewards be-ctii-e of her being placed on the schooling list by starter A. B. Dado the da previous. No scratch ice w a- • barged for her. Jockey Tommy Nolan was granted a riding license tadnj and be ha- engaged himself with the Win trey Bros stable. Nolan was a recent arrival from Tijuana. M. .1. Murphy, acting for A. Vivaudoti. owner of the Beviera -table, today tendered limes Arthur an offer of 0,000 for the contract which he hold-on jockey Charles Lang. Arthur declined it. Several wealthy horsemen are seeking Langs services for the coining racing season in the North and Bant, but this is the first large offer that has been made for him. Per the first time this year jockey . Lang rode a two year old today This was Hughie. in the opening race, and he was beaten an "inch." .lam, s Arthur bus refrained from putting hi9 star pilot on the youngsters until they become accustom, d to racing, as he was afraid that he might lie injured by a gi een one. Asiiouomei always sired mud runners and two of his progeny kept up his reputation for him at the Fair tlruunda todav . They were Hosie H. and Kirah. The following were entered for the Proteus Handicap, with ft. HW added, to be run on Saturday. February 18, for three-year-olds and over, at on » mile and an eighth: Blarney Stone. Sands of Pleasure, Lunetta, Brotherly Love. Veto. Ginger. Bunga Buck. United Verde. Bygone Days. Jour-maml. Guy, Bit. Neddam. Iadua. Manoevre, Irih Kiss. Slippery Kim. Ballot Mark, t ostigan, Gray Gables and Wynnewood. «

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