Takes Half the Card: Small Jockey Corcoran in Star Role at Jefferson Park, Daily Racing Form, 1922-12-05


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TAKES HALF THE CARD Small Jockey Corcoran in Star Role at Jefferson Park. Owner Goldblatt Wins with Ararat and Atta Boy H. Per-marco a Fast Filly. NEW ORLEANS, La., December 4. Jockey Corcoran and his present contract employer, Mose Goldblatt, were considerably in the limelight this afternoon at Jefferson Park, the former being astride three of the winners and the Goldblatt colors being carried to victory on two occasions. The successes of Corcoran spelled a heavy deficit for the layers, as the youngster has jumped into instant popularity and has an extensive following. Two of his mounts were at liberal odds and his good riding contributed materially to their victories. The double victories of Goldblatt were achieved with Ararat, a previous winner here, and Atta Boy II. The latters success marked the first victory for him in a long period. Ararat seemingly outclassed those he met and he ruled at prohibitive odds. He did not win like the odds indicated he should, f.jr he began tiring in the last eighth and had to be ridden hard near the end to outstay John Hoshor, but won by a safe margin. In Atta Boy II.s case only the huge amount of ground he saved on the turns, coupled with a resolute finish, enabled him to triumph over Attorney. In the early running Service Star and Transient raced away from the others, with Atta Boy II. in the rear, but the latter began gaining steadily after going a half mile and finally raced into the lead when reaching the stretch, but at this juncture Exhorter, Attorney and Rib Grass also made challenges for the race. The final drive found Atta Boy II. holding out gamely and he got home a neck in advance of Attorney. Rib Grass had to be ridden hard to take third place. SEW TRACK RECORD. A track record went by the board in the fourth race. It resulted in a victory for Rocky Mountain, which ran the mile and seventy yards in 1:43, reducing the former mark by two-fifths of a second. It was the first start for him in the colors of T. J. Pendergast, who secured him out of the G. M. Hendrie sale held at Latonia near the close of the racing there. Owens got him away well, but instantly let him drop back and saved him. Then in the last three-eighths he began closing up ground rapidly and, benefiting when Avispa, the leader, came wide and lost ground on the stretch turn, succeeded in getting up in th? last seventy yards. Servitor had a hard time about outstaying Costigan for third place, but didnt. Costigan was almost left at the post. Corcoran began his successes when Machi-avelli nipped Col. Taylor out of the purse in the second race. Col. Taylor again displayed his quitting proclivities, for at one time he enjoyed a ten lengths lead on the others. Permarco was uncovered in the opener as a good thing. She lacked effective contention and scored in easy style away off by herself, evidently being quite able to vanquish better racers than she met today. The closing dash furnished an upset in the victory of Richelieu, which also won in runaway style. KENTUCKY OWNERS DAT. The Kentucky owners of horses which have recently raced there swept the card this afternoon. Encrinite was claimed out of the closing dash at a cost of ,300 by C. N. Freeman. The Maryland contingent contemplating a winter stay here were arrivals during yesterday and this morning. It was an extensive aggregation and included Joseph McLennan, who will serve as placing judge at this track and racing secretary and placing judge at the Fair Grounds. Others that came included Sam Louis, with his horses in charge of trainer M. Murphy ; E. McBride, J. Arthur, J. P. Mayberry, the latter will have the engagement book of "Chick" Lang, who also came and began riding this afternoon ; L. T. Bauer, E. R. Bry-son, C. Sanford and John Farrell. The conversion of the Fair Grounds center field into a modern nine-hole golf course is occupying the attention of the present management there. It is aimed to have the golf links public and charge a nominal sum for its use. The golf links and the clubhouse attachment will be open each year until December 1 and reopen after the racing season. Jockey Roach was suspended for rough riding for five days on report of patrol judge Doyle. The rough riding was in the second race.

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