Awaiting Bugle Call: Horsemen and Turf Followers Mark Time at New Orleans, Daily Racing Form, 1922-11-29


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AWAITING BUGLE CALL . 1 . Horsemen and Turf Followers Mark Time at New Orleans. Busy Scenes at Jefferson Park Stewards to Deal Severely with Offending Turfmen. NEW ORLEANS, La., November 2S. Horsemen and the large number of racing devotees assembled here for the winter racing are marking time at present eager for the call of the initial bugle that will bring the horses to the barrier in the initial dash and send the Jefferson Park meeting on it3 way. With the near approach of the opening it becomes more emphatic the coming winter season of sport will be a banner one. Each arriving train, regardless of where from, adds a full quota to the already large throng of visitors to take part in the racing. The "Broadway" contingent is holding the record for largest delegation, but the Ken-tuckians and those from Chicago promise to give the easterners a hard tussle for these honors. Already a racing air prevails at Jefferson Park, where the secretary and his large force of assistants are hard pressed with the registry of horses, receiving applications for licenses from trainers and jockeys and the minor details attaching to the opening of a long meeting. The license matters will not be cleared until late Wednesday, night and possibly not until Thursday morning. They will have to be passed on by the trio of stewards who will officiate at the Jefferson Park meeting. The granting of a license at the Jefferson course virtually spells the grant of one for the Fair Grounds, unless in the meantime tho applicant transgresses some racing rule that deprives him of his license. IDEAL WEATHER PREVAILS. With ideal weather now prevailing and promise of continuance of it the prospects are indeed bright for opening day, when a tremendous crowd is expected to witness the racing. Few of the horses intended for an earlier campaign are off form and will be ready when called on for their best The stewards at both tracks will require of all owners to send only those of their charges in best racing fettle into contests. The "qualifying" methods formerly largely tolerated will be conspicuous by its absence. The word has been passed that infractions, no matter how trifling, will be severely dealt with. The "drastic" remedy will be applied early. There is no intent to encounter aftermaths. Any correcting measures necessary will be applied at once, not after the meeting has run its course. With the general knowledge of the firm hand of the stewards there will be little desire on the part of owners or others to transgress and it will make for wholesome and clean racing. ENTRIES AT FAIR GROUNDS. Arrangements have been completed by tho Jefferson management whereby owners stabling at the Fair Grounds will be able to make entries at that point. A representative from Jefferson, possibly Julius Reeder, will each day be at the Fair Grounds to receive entries up until the time for their closing. The Fair Grounds management will during their period of racing have a representative at Jefferson Park to receive entries from the owners stabled at that course. Weights for the Thanksgiving Handicap, which features the opening card, will be issued late tonight and acceptances will have to be made in the usual way and at the accustomed time of closing the entries. Starter A. B. Dade showed some improvement during the last twenty-four hours, but his taking up of his duties on the opening day is out of the question. It is now almost certain that William Hamilton will be the choice of starter Dade to do the starting during the earlier period of the meeting. Todays newcomers from New York included Joe OByrne, Clarence Herbert, Phil McKim, Billy Esselmont, I. Bernstein, Joe Brennan, Walter Crooker, George Reinheimer, Fred King, Cy Golden, Lou Gilbert and Jimmy Jackson. The racing at Jefferson Park will begin daily at 2:15 and, with only a six-race program daily during the earlier part of the meeting, it is hoped to avoid running into darkness and enable patrons to return to th city in ample time for their dinners.

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