Outlook Promising: Prospects Exceedingly Bright for New Orleans Racing, Daily Racing Form, 1922-11-28


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OUTLOOK PROMISING Prospects Exceedingly Bright for New Orleans Racing. Many Improvements at Both Tracks About 1,200 Horses Available for the Sport. NEW ORLEANS, La., November 27. All early indications are that the coming season of racing in this city will eclipse in brilliancy any former meetings held here. Interest Is keener, first-time visitors more numerous "and the whole racing situation has undergone a change for the better. The clarification process that the sport underwent during the summer has created a more wholesome aspect. The court decisions did much to bring about the clarification and the change in policy of the Fair Grounds and the securing of a splendid set of officials to supervise the sport has injected the lacking prop to bring about the stabilizing. Previous visitors are impressed with the absence of hostility ; there Is minus the continuous rumor anent possible dire happenings to the sport. The newcomer can go along planning for his lengthy stay without the doubt that a contingency may come up that will interfere with this arrangement. Both track managements have made improvements at their respective plants without stint and unlike former years, when the doubt of continuance existed and the improvements were established either through necessity or in half-hearted fashion. So far has work at both tracks been advanced that were it necessary to open tomorrow the racing stage would be fully set and no hitch develop that would mar in any way the full success of the opening. READY AT JEFFERSON PARK. Jefferson Park, where general manager Rouprich is in full charge, is in especially splendid order. Not a single minor detail has been overlooked by the energetic Mr. Rouprich that would tend to contribute to the racing patrons or to the benefit of racing. The track proper in its present reconstructed condition is particularly adaptable for winter racing. The only drawback to a successful Jefferson Park meeting is the illness of A. B. Dade, unquestionably one of the greatest present-day starters. His indisposition will deprive the track of his services, temporarily it is hoped. It is more than likely that one of his assistants will preside at the barrier during the period that Mr. Dade will be confined to his room. The selection will probably be "William Snyder, though some aver that William Hamilton is equally capable. Mr. Dade will likely have the choice of selection and he may decide on allowing both his capable assistants to alternate, each presiding at the barrier for a week. G. D. Bryan, Jr., principal stockholder in the Jefferson track, was an arrival from Baltimore this morning and will assist in the final arrangements, including the opening of the track. With his arrival came announcement that the full complement of officials who will serve at the Shrewsbury course is to be made up of the following : Stewards Joseph A. Murphy, Herman P. Conkling and J. II. Campbell. Placing Judges Joseph McLennan, Julius Eceder and J. B. Campbell. Clerk of the Scales Julius Roeder. Paddock and Patrol Judge John T. Carey. Secretary J. 15. Campbell. The secretarys office at the Jefferson Park track was opened for business this morning by secretary Campbell and was a scene of activity all during the day. The primary business was in connection with the licenses, the applications from trainers and jockeys being steady. They will be passed on by Joseph A. Murphy and the other stewards Wednesday. ONLY SIX RACES DAILY. It was decided today that during the earlier part of the Jefferson Park racing, when the days are getting shorter, a card of six races will be run. At any rate, in case there is a demand for seven races, there will be little difficulty in arranging for the extra race from the numerous available racing timber at hand. The continuous arrival of horses has sent the number now at both tracks close to the 1,200 mark, with the Bowie contingent and others from New York and Kentucky still to come. It is becoming a source of great concern to the trade superintendents at both courses where to stable the late comers. The Jefferson Park track was the first to receive a notification from the Charity Hospital Board, with respect to the license fee law enacted at the last legislature. This law calls for the payment of a license of ,500 by each race track in the parish of Jefferson, Orleans and St. Bernard. This money is Continued on eighth page. OUTLOOK PROMISING Continued from first page. paid direct to the Charity Hospital and will be paid willingly by the racing associations. The jockey list is growing steadily and at present indications are that there will be as many riders as exercise boys. They will include nearly every jockey of note in the country, with the possible exception of Earl Sande. Most of the riders are under contract, some stables having as many as three riders under their ring. Willie Shields, who has charge of the W. S. Kilmer stable, as well as those of Cull Holland and his son, has EL Kummer, G. Bruening, R. Daley and another apprentice under his supervision. "Buddie" Ensor, if he continues in his present good form, should be one of the leading riders during the winter. He can scale at 106 at present and seems to be convinced that attention to his saddle work will be the means of securing for him a lucrative eastern engagement. Mose Goldblatt, whose horses have been here for some time, was an arrival this evening from Cincinnati. He has the most formidable aggregation of horses that will be campaigned here. Jockey J. Corcoran, who gave such high promise during the Latonia meeting, will do most of the riding for the Goldblatt and Harry Payne Whitney stables, his services having been leased from A. L. Kirby. There was a rumor that the bigger operators who plied their vocation here in past years would not be on hand for the opening. Pete Blong, it is said would make a European trip. Whitey Beck would be engrossed in his Jersey business. Tom Shaw will delay arrival until December 10 and Lob Cohen would also confine operations to the vicinity of Jersey. E. Callahan will make a trip to the coast before coming here.

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