Pleasing Excitement: Furnished by Closely-Contested Finishes at Jefferson Park, Daily Racing Form, 1922-12-03


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PLEASING EXCITEMENT 1 Furnished by Closely-Contested Finishes at Jefferson Park. Prince Welles Wins by a Nose at a Long Price Marvin May First in the Feature. NEW ORLEANS, La., December 2. Close finishes featured todays racing in many instances and roused the big crowd into enthusiasm. Summery weather was again prevalent and it contributed vastly to enjoyment of the occasion. The three-quarters handicap, for a purse of ?1,000, was regarded as the best offering for the afternoon, but the contest here lacked interest in comparison with the races preceding and following. In both these races came finishes that had the blood of the racing enthusiasts tingling. Superiority in jockeyship was the factor in determining one of the races. The beneficiary in this respect was Wynnewood, which under "Buddy" Ensors masterly riding triumphed over Sway. The latter was ridden by Swart and probably best, but lost through the inability of his rider. An ovation of great cheering greeted Ensor on his return to the stand because of his good ride. Wynnewood was the victor by a nose. In the fifth race, a sprint of five and a half furlongs, came another finish of the hair-raising variety, with Prince Welles, an extreme outsider, ridden by E. Martin, the winner by a nose from another outsider, simplicity, and Green Gold, the favorite, landing in third place, another nose in back of the pair. The trio held the attenton of the big throng all through the last eighth of the race. Jockeys and horses were straining to do their best and the finish found them so closely grouped that none outside of the placing judges could determine with accuracy which was the winner. CHANGE OF RIDERS HELPS. In the feature race Marvin May triumphed, the change in riders from J. Zoeller to E. Pool working a big improvement in the horses running. Zoeller had the mount on Marvin May in his previous race and his owner expressed dissatisfaction with his riding. Incidentally it cost the rider his job. His absence from the saddle will not be lamented and racing here might have benefited had he been deprived of the privilege of riding last winter during the Fair Grounds meeting. Marvin May was the favored one, with Anonymous second choice, but the two-year-old found the task too difficult to even keep pace with the older and more seasoned contestants. The final contention came from Fifty-Fifty, which moved up with a rush in the stretch and was forcing Marvin May out in good style. The close finishes began in the opener when Willis Sharpe Kilmers silks, making their debut before a local assemblage, triumphed and were carried by his Contour. She only won in the last few strides from Punta Gor-da, with Vennie in third place. Grayson, like Contour, was the favored one for his race, the second dash, in which he met some ordinary ones and won easily enough from Gen. Cadorna, with Flip in third place. The concluding dnsh fell to Our Birthday after his passing Carnarvon, which in the earlier running of the race had taken a lead of ten lengths, but bolted when ne reachea the stretch. He managed, however, to rally in time to outstay Tom McTaggart for second place. Sagamook, a well-supported ono in the race, suffered keenly as the result of continuous interference. The same number of layers, fifty-one, again plied their vocation in the ring. Their cut in is for a period of two days. DEATH TAKES TWO HORSES. Fair Alice, a two-year-old daughter of Luke McLuke Forest Lady, owned by J. O. and G. II. Keene, and a yearling chestnut filly by Master Robert Ruth, belonging to C. Bruce Head of Louisville, Ky., died of pneumonia at the Fair Grounds. They wera brought here only last week from Churchill Downs by R. G. Denny and contracted the disease en route. Milton Reiser will train Blarney Stone and Consolation, which race in the interest of Rieser Brothers, in the future. Former jockey Jack Hanover, who has been training the Rieser horses for several years, has branched out for himself as an owner. He purchased Harvey Smarr and will race him here this winter. Before returning to Kentucky Hanover expects to acquire a few more horses. The first claim of the meeting was lodged yesterday when T. Bernhardt took Elmer K. out of the fifth race from G. Drumheller for ,500. Barry Shannon was Bernhardts "policeman" in the race. Another New Orleans lad made his debut in tho saddle today. This was Danny Jones, who is under engagement to Pat Knebel- Contlnued on twelfth page. PLEASING EXCITEMENT Continued from first page. kamp and horsemen who have watched the youngster gallop thoroughbreds for the past year or more, predict a rosy future for him. Danny is 17 years old and weighs only 85 pounds. His first effort was on Viva Cuba, but she was so far overmatched that he he had no chance to show anything. Kne-belkamp refrained from riding Jones until now, as he was desirous of giving him plenty of experience in exercising horses before allowing him to accept mounts. Scratch time has been changed from 9 :30 a. m. to "9 oclock at Jefferson Park. Herman P. Conkling, who will serve as one of the stewards at the Jefferson track and the Fair Grounds, was an arrival this morning from Bowie, where he officiated during the meeting there. Others that came from the Maryland track included Willie Doyle, who will act as a patrol judge here. Larry Carey was another arrival and W. V. Casey also came from Bowie. Jockey McLane under contract to Owen Pons will be allowed to claim the apprentice allowance at the meeting. The boy rodo a winner in a race at Laurel a year ago for maiden jockeys. The stewards ruled that a win in a maiden jockey race should not penalize a boy in respect to his apprentice allowance. The ruling makes McLanes apprentice allowance expire next September. Trainer A. G. Blakely was advised today that six yearlings and two two-year-olds owned by T. H. Cross would reach here Monday from the Cross farm in Taylorville, I1L The message also contained the information that Sea Sinner had died last Wednesday at the farm. Schooling of youngsters started at the Fair Grounds Friday and will continue daily. ; i .

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