Hotly Fought Finish: Marvin May, My Reverie and Auntie May Noses Part, Daily Racing Form, 1922-12-09


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HOTLY FOUGHT FINISH Marvin May, My Reverie and Auntie May Noses part. Jockey Corcoran Experiences His First Fall in a Race, "Without Serious Injury. NEW ORLEANS, La., December S. Heavy intermittent showers during the afternoon and before caused mud racing again to bo the order this afternoon, and it also resulted in a heavy list of withdrawals from several of the races, leaving the contests to small fields. Some of the racing was the most interesting of the meeting, the feature race, a three-quarters handicap, in which only three started, resulting in a thrilling finish, noses separating the starters at the end. Marvia May was the victor over My Reverie, with Auntie May third. Another stride beyond the finish would have changed the result, for Auntie May was running fastest and was in front immediately after the race had terminated. The early running found Auntie May far in the rear of the leading pah, Marvin May having command. In the last eighth Marvin May seemed beaten and My Reverie the winner, but Pool, riding desperately, kept Marvin May at his task and succeeded in poking his nose in front just as the finish was reached. The running of the third race was marked by an accident, in which J. Corcoran figured, but luckily the rider was unhurt. He had the mount on Golden Floss, the favorite, and had been outrun as a result of a poor beginning, but was going fast ar 1 gamely in the stretch and about to pass into the lead when he was impeded by Col. Taylor, and Corconan was forced to take hint back. In doing so Golden Floss stumbied and when five yards from the finish lost the rider. Whalebone was the victor and sone held to the belief that he was responsible for the interference to Golden Floss, but the stewards were of a different mind and allowed the placing to stand as the horses had finished Whalebone, Col. Taylor and Paul Micou. AL STEBLER NARROWLY. Corcoran after his fall scampered rndr the fence and was found to be bruised soir.o-what about the head. He cancelled his remaining riding engagements for the afternoon. His followers began the day aus;i-cuously when he brought Al Stebler home a winner from the eleven others that started in the initial dash. It was a hard battlo here between Al Stebler and Yorick, the letter tiring slightly near the end. Sewell Combs was an outstanding disappointment in the second race, in which ha ruled a prohibitive favorite. He was sound iy beaten for the entire way and failed to got a part of the purse, Monastery" leading fr the entire race and beating Last Effort, with Ogarite securing the smaller part of tha purse. With only three starting in the fifth ri o, Wynnewood was at prohibitive odds and w l in fashion justifying the short odds. Jo in Hoshor, had he been given a more energy : ;c ride, would have been much closer than .o was. Financial Rooster, the other start, r, was beaten off. Richelieu, another favorite, repeated hs victory of a former race here and led for the entire race in the closing dash, to wm from Our Birthday, with Ballotcar in third place. The stewards were forced to grant many requests from owners to withdraw their charges because of the heavy going. Too stewards have made it a rule not to foro an owner to start his horse when it is un-suited by the going and unable to race in its best style. The Jefferson Park stewards acted unfavorably today on the application for a license by R. Berkley. The horses of W. A. Burttschell and these of A Swenke, which have been delayed on their way here from Maryland reached the track this morning. W. V. Walsh came in charge of the fix horses that J. S. Ward shipped here from Churchill Downs to be raced here during the winter. NOTORIOUS BAD POST ACTOR. Ting-a-Ling, a notoriously bad post actor, was on his worst behavior today. When starter William Hamilton sprung the barrier in the second race the old Star Shoot gelding wheeled and knocked Theo out of any chanco also. He seems to get worse as he grows older, but can still run a bit. Roger Burkley, who was ruled off tho turf here several years ago in connection with the Courtship sponging case, made another plea for reinstatement today. It was acted upon unfavorably by the stewards. Considerable anxiety was felt when Gol- IContlnued on twelfth page. HOTLY FOUGHT FINISH Continued from first page. den Floss fell with jockey Johnny Corcoran near the finish of the third race, but fortunately the little fellow escaped with a shaking up. This was his first fall. Jockey William Heinisch is back urd r Pat Knebelkamps wing again. Knebelkamp disposed of his contract to Fred Taral, actii.g for the Riviera Stable, last spring, but ho did not see much service with that establishment. Heinisch is at his best on two-yoar-olds, as he is very alert at the barrier. Three of the winners today had previously won a race at the present Jefferson Park meeting Marvin May, Wynnewood and Richelieu. This augurs well for the preservation of form, even under adverse track conditions. It has been a long time since local ra e goers witnessed a more thrilling finish, on either a fast or muddy track, than that in the Burnside Handicap today, when Marvin May, My Reverie and Auntie May wound up noses apart in the order named. This tiio made up the entire field and they furnished a really thrilling race.

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