Cold at New Orleans: Adds to the Temporary Discomforts of Jefferson Park, Daily Racing Form, 1922-12-11


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COLD AT NEW ORLEANS c Adds to the Temporary Discomforts of Jefferson Park. i Heavy Going- Still in Prospect Leading Attractions Provided for This Weeks Program. t to 0 3 NEW ORLEANS, La.. December 10. Al- a though it was a little belated this year, the f first cool snap of the season struck this sec- e tion today. The temperature dropped stead- C ily following yesterdays heavy rain and, ; while it did not grow extremely cold, over- j j " coats felt comfortable and they were to be s-cn on all sides today. The change in at- mospheric conditions was welcomed by the j racing fraternity, as it has been unseasonab- ly warm here since Thanlcsgiving Day. Cold spells as a rule are of brief duration hereabouts, few of them lasting more than twen- -j ty four hours. f H avy and sticky going will prevail for the inauguration of the second full week of rac- ing at Jefferson Park tomorrow. The t Shrewsbury track dried out to some extent today under constant harrowing from 10 oclock until dark, but it was given such a drenching that it will take a few days for it to dry out completely. The absence of sunshine today militated against this also. j Deppite the adverse track conditions, which have been the rule for several days past, the j sport has been up to the highest notch in 1 every respect. More than the usual number of close finishes have been staged and the , large daily crowds have been amply repaid , for their trips to the course. Naturally, small fields have been in order during the ; muddy season. But this was to be expected, as conditions here are no different from those elsewhere and when soft footing pre- vails owners and trainers dodge the racing , with all except their best mud runners and these are far in the minority. JOCKEY CORCORAN rOPULAIt. The actual racing itself has been relegated into the background so far as the local patrons are concerned, as they apparently ; are of the opinion that jockey Johnny Cor-coran, the New Orleans boy, who is riding In i sensational fashion, is the whole show. To : date Corcoran has scored sixteen times in nine days racing and he shows no signs of a let-up. Many contended that his fall on last Friday would impair his confidence, but he came back Saturday as good as ever and rode two winners. It will be a hard matter to head him for riding honors here, as he has a lead of eleven victories over Earl Pool, his nearest rival. The local racing populace is fairly raving over Corcoran and his phenomenal saddle work. An ovation is i in order for him every time that he parades ; to the post. Mose Goldblatt and J. McPherson arc furnishing . an interesting struggle for the honor of leading the purse-winning owners, with L the former enjoying a slight advantage over his rival. The Goldblatt racers have taken ,S75 thus far, while the McPherson establishment . is credited with ,63G. Form has i been well preserved at Jefferson Park, twenty-four . favorites having won to date in fifty-four . races. This is a high figure when it t is considered that the horses racing here came from all parts of America and Canada, and it was no easy task to set a line on their comparative form, as they were meeting fresh rivals every time out. Eight choices at less than evens have gone to the post thus far and five of them won. GOOD RACING IX PROSPF.CT. Having filled the Bonnabelle Handicap, tomorrows feature offering, with a crack field of sprinters, racing secretary J. B. Campbell is confident that the daily headline races, each of ,000 value, will prove more attractive to horsemen in the future. For Tuesday he has the Amite Claiming Handicap, for three-year-olds and over, at one and an eighth miles, scheduled. "Wednesdays main race will be the Bienville Handicap, for all ages, at one and a sixteenth miles. Thursday will witness the decision of the Metairie Handicap, another all-aged race, over the sprinting distance of three-quarters mile. On Friday the Test Purse for two-year-olds, at one mille, will hold the boards, while the big race Saturday will be the Grunewald Hotel Handicap, for all ages, at a mile. All these races will be for ,000 purses. The Test Purse will mark the first time this year, locally, that two-year-olds will be asked to race a mile. It will be run under allowance conditions.

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