Affects Attendance: More Rain and Mud Tells of Jefferson Park Patronage, Daily Racing Form, 1922-12-10


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AFFECTS ATTENDANCE More Rain and Mud Tells on Jefferson Park Patronage. Blarney Stone an Easy Victor in the Main Race Corcoran on Two Winners. NEW ORLEANS, La., December 9. Continuous rains detracted much from the racing here today and was responsible for a reduction in the usually large Saturday attendance. The track was deep in mud and suited only to demonstrated mud runners. Because of the difficult going the fields were small. Betting activity for the afternoon was sharp. In a measure this was due to a decreased number of layers quoting prices in the ring. Only forty-one operated and at the close of the day they had a deficit, for winners were well supported. A handicap at a mile and an eighth was the outstanding race, and withdrawals reduced it to three starters, with Blarney Stone an outstanding favorite and the winner in the easiest style imaginable. E. Martin indulged Duke John and Boots and Saddle in turn with the lead during the first three-quarters, then raced his mount into the lead and won as he pleased. Boots and Saddle being as easily better than Duke John. That J. Corcoran did not suffer to any considerable extent by his fall yesterday was made patent by his good riding this afternoon, when he again piloted a pair of winners. His appearance on the track astride Vanderburg in the initial race was the signal for a vociferous demonstration and showed how pronounced his popularity is in these parts. Vanderburg never figured seriously in the race. Untried and Permarco fighting ou the finish, with Pool on the latter riding somewhat ineffectively, which enabled Untried to beat Permarco by a nose. Permarco was the favorite. Pool also gave a slack exhibition astride Easteside in the fifth race, for which he was the favorite, and it resulted in his being beaten a short margin by Knight of the Heather, on which Lang rode energetically. GUVNORS GOOD RACE. Corcoran began his success with Mose Goldblatts Guvnor, which ruled the favorte in the second race. Contention here came from Simplicity, which raced into a good lead at the outset, but Guvnor wore her down steadily and could have gone to the front on the stretch turn had Corcoran elected to come through next to the inner rail, but he was disposed otherwise, and took to the outside, a bad sign just then, but he rode several other mounts close to the rail while rounding the turn, so it is not likely that his fall of yesterday caused him to become timid. Guvnor took a long lead in the stretch to win easing up. Corcoran came right back with another victory in the following race, in which he had the mount on King Trojan. He rushed him into the lead at once and nursed him along so well that he had speed enough in reserve to outstay the fast-coming Austral in the hard drive that followed. He had the mount on Goldblatts Frank W. in the fifth race and was accorded extensive support, but the horse was not good enough and landed in third place. VICTORY TOR HONOLULU BOY. The closing race, another mile and a quarter dash, the second one of the afternoon, fell to Honolulu Boy in easy style, with American Soldier second and the heavily backed favorite, Service Star, finishing third. Service Star at one time threatened to make a runaway of it, but he began tiring badly in the stretch. Sam Louis got into action during the afternoon and claimed Easteside out of the fifth race for ,500. Jockey II. J. Burke made his debut for the meeting today on Untried in the first race and demonstrated that bis rest was beneficial, as he won with the Gfeat Britain filly. Incidentally it was a close finish and Burke was forced to put forth his best skill. Starter Bill Hamilton had little trouble with the erratic Rustler today and he effected a perfect start within two minutes. Generally the one-eyed representative from the W. II. Fizer stable runs things to suit himself at the barrier, for at least ten minutes and some times longer. When the start finally was made Rustler collided with the outside rail, but it did not hurt him.

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