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EDDIE RICKENBACHERS SPEED ■ ♦ i Brings Him Victory Over Dart- j moor in Fast Time. » • — Three Horses Cause Excitement by Falling in the Last Race, Sparkling Being Killed. t 0 4 1 NEW ORLEANS. La., February 21.— The dosing race Itiis afternoon brought about what seemed at , the time a serious accident, but happily terminated in no fatality to any of the three riders that figured in the fall. It ended, however, the career of Sparkling, one of the starters, which was killed outright by the fall, and it also disabled Courtis the favorite in the race. It was really the latter that was responsible for the accident when he. ridden by La 115. broke down while in the lead. In his effort to maintain his upright position and at the same i lime get out of danger Lang was forced to work out of the tight places and just when he was about to succeed Sparkling, coming from far in the rear, bumped into him and fell prostrate, with Jockey Turpiano, who had the mount on him. going down heavily. Before Zoeller. on lachattaw, could avoid Sparkling he had tumbled over him and as lack-■traW had jumped on Spaiklings head before falling the impact practically killed Sparkling. Considerable excitement prevailed until it was thoroughly established that the riders, beyond being brought back lazed and covered with minor bruises, had otherwise escaped injury. It -was again typical .summer weather here and it manifested itself in the good racing on tap and the generous attendance that viewed the sport and attending incidents. Fast time was the order in most cases and highly exciting finishes also came in several of the dashes that aided considerably in the general enjoyment of the racing. The all favorite F.ddie Rlckenbacher has lo-t none of his old-time local popularity, judging by the spontaneous greeting he received on his appearance on the track to do battle in the fourth race, in which he met some highly tried sprinters and was making his initial start of the meeting. The demonstration that followed his victory in the race was as refreshing as it was noisy. It was a deserved tribute he received, for he gave the best three-quarters exhibition of the winter from a time standpoint when lie covered the distance in 1:12. He displayed high speed and held sway from the start, but in the stretch he began tiring and Lang was forced to rouse him up to keep him at his task. Dartmoor, another first-time starter at this eting. ran a good race to land in second place mid Hadrian raced impressively to finish third, but lie was aided a good deal by the rough tactics of Tool, who rode him and interfered with Ma-vourneen. TABLEAU DHONNEURS FINE RACE. The best contest of the afternoon came with the running of the feature porae, a mile and -c v.nty yard- dash, having a value of H.S66, in which Tableau dHonneur. showing the best perfotBUUMe i.f his career, triumphed by a margin of inches o.er i he otaachly hackee and eaowlateatlj performing Wj nnewood. The latter, in his occasioned sty].-. raced into a good lead and his success seemed well assured on the stretrh turn. Where he still had a fire lengths margin over Tableau dHonneur. but the high rate of speed he was establishing, eoiiplcd x*ith his impost of in pounds, a eooteeasiea of teres pounds to Tableau dHonneur. caused him to tire gradually and near the end he succumbed to the fast going Tableau dHonneur. Brotherly Lore brought up in third [dace. The time of the raee. 1 13%, was within one-fifth of a second of the track record. Mechanic, a lukewarm choice in the opener, started favorite backers off auspiciously by winning from the supposed good things Black Watch II. and Fattern. It was a slow race by slow horses. Bright Lights and Rising Rock, both of the non-staying variety, finished an exciting stretch duel, with Bright Lights the better stayer and finishing hjr a neck. Both were extensively supported and really absorbed what betting attention there was in the race. Avispa furnished an upset in the third ra -e when jockey Thomas piloted her to victory over Gammer Gurton ami I/ ttie l.oraine. Grace Mayers, the favorite, had slight chance under her weak rider. Bark Hill, going in his best form under a judicious ride by Ling, led for the entire way in the sixth race, and beat Dainty Lass and Marie Maxim home. E. R. Bradley earned his second purse of the meeting when his Bit of Green was lucky enough to escape the mix up in the final dash and get up in time to wear Kings Belle and She Devil down in the closing stride. ANOTHER PADDOCK SALE. .1. L. Holland will dispose of Arapahoe. Arrowhead. Execution and Goodhart at an auction sale in the paddock. Others which will go under the hammer are: Kingfisher. Service Star. Orcadi.i. Spuire Charlie. Vesuvian. Wilfex, Eastward Prin-mv . Sauf Conduit, T. J. Pendergast and the remaining two-year-olds of the H. T. Griffin establishment. G. H. Knebelkamp has purchased the two-year-old Blue Bird from R. E. Watkins. The terms involved were not disclosed. Jot-key C. Lang plans a vacation at his home :n Hamilton, Ont., following the close of the Fair Grounds meeting. He will spend several weeks with his parents and then report to trainer James Arthur at Bowie. Concentrate, a starter in the first raee yesterday, pulled up lame. Jockey C. Ling showed a return to his early form today when he piloted thrte winners, Bright Lights, Kddie Rickenbacher and Dark Hill. A. Wilson wan much on the job also, as he scored with Mechanic and Tableau dHonneur. Mechanic, winner of the opening race, is trained by R. T. Williams, better known as "Tiny" and in his day one of the leading colored jockeys of this country. Few pilots of either color had anything on "Tiny" when it came to riding two-year-olds and he established a great reputation in this line. Trainer U. T. Griffin disposed of another pair of two-year-olds today, Amole and Arum. The former was sold to F. P. Letellier. while C. T. Worthing-ton acquired the latter. Griffin will have only a few left to sell at auction. F. W. Staton claimed Dainty Lass out of the sixth race from J. S. Ownbey for ,500. This mare has reached the top of her form now. Her two last races were the best she showed in a long while. E. J. Crawford has disposed of Ln Kross to Anderson Bros, at private sale. T. W. "Chicago" OBrien, owner of Pluribus and quite a few other horses, was an arrival here. He will remain for the final day. Trainer 0. E. Clark returned from Brooklyn, where he was called by the serious illness of his mother. During his absence J. H. McDonald saddled the J. H. Louchheim horses which raced.