Track at Its Worst: Jefferson Park Going Stiffening and Good Time is Impossible, Daily Racing Form, 1922-12-12


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TRACK AT ITS WORST Jefferson Park Going Stiffening and Good Time Is Impossible. Auntie May Takes Feature from James F. OHara Favorites Fare Poorly. NEW ORLEANS, La., December 11. Auntie May, in C. T. Worthingtons colors, accounted for the sprint handicap at five and a half furlongs, featuring todays card, and scored the first victory of the New Orleans racing season for that owner. Following her closely came .lames F. OHara, with Sea Mint heading the others in third place. There were six starters, with Auntie May supported into favoritism. She gave her supporters some concern during the early running, when she was considerably in the rear of the leaders, but she gained steadily after going the first quarter and, saving ground when coming into the stretch, enabled her to straighten away for the final sprint, closely in pursuit of James F. OHara. She easily overhauled him in the last sixteenth, to win drawing clear. Manoevre and Fifty-Fifty, both reckoned to be serious factors before the race, ran poor races, Fifty-Fifty in addition finishing badly lame. Summerlike weather was again the rule this afternoon, but the track was the most difficult of the meeting, heavy rains since Saturday making it extremely heavy. Several overwhelmingly backed favorites were downed during the afternoon and proved costly to the backers as well as to the large following of Corcoran, that youngster having the mount on both the beaten ones. LAIIGE MONDAY CROWD. An unusually large attendance for a Monday viewed the racing and seemingly enjoyed the sport. Corcorans following started off in great style when he brought Admirer, the favorite, home in the opener, with Yorick landing in second place. The winner led from the start and was eased up when the finish came. Ballotcar and Pit were supported to the exclusion of the others in the second race. Pits support being mainly due to Corcorans presence in the saddle. He finished in third place, Ballotcar winning from the outsider Hickory. Tulsa was at odds on in the third race and again Corcoran on him could do no better than finish in third place, Amaze winning from Satana after having led for the entire race. Simplicity was the other heavily backet: Corcoran ridden racer that went down into decisive defeat. She also finished in third place. The finish here between Miles S. ana Meuse was a thriller, Lang, on Miles S., getting up in the last stride to beat Thurber, who had the mount on Meuse, which led to nearly the last stride. roon ride coaler. The concluding dash fell to Our Birthday, which was hard ridden and just managed to last it out to beat the fast coming Rama, with St. Donard leading the others. Goaler, one of the well supported ones, probably would have figured more extensively in the running with a good ride, Mein giving an amateurish exhibition on him. J. A, Gibson secured Pirate McGee at private sale from J. Phillips today. J. Kessner was suspended for five days by the starter for disobedience at the post In the fifth race. J. Richardson stopped off today en route from Bowie to Tijuana. He shipped Fitz-Boodle to the Lower California course. H. Neusteter was a belated arrival today. Hi3 horses have been here for some time. Other additions to the riding colony today were jockeys E. Barnes and H. Thomas. The latter is under Mort Murphys wing and had a fair measure of success on the eastern tracks this year. Jockey L. Morris joined the extensive riding colony here this morning. Abe Levy has brought to New Orleans Zealot and two yearlings intended for racing Joseph McLennan, racing secretary of the Business Mens Racing Association, has finished compilation of his inaugural book and it will be distributed to owners next Saturday. C. W. Primrose was an arrival from California in the interest of the Tijuana Stakes, which close December 10. Entries can be made with him. J. W. McClelland was an arrival today in advance of the Xalapa-Lexington Stable horses, which are duo to reach the Fair Grounds tomorrow. Jockey II. J. Burke was suspended for ten days during the afternoon because of his rough riding in the first race last Saturday. Hugh Hawkins and Thomas Johnson, stablemen in the employ of Thomas OBrien, whose horses are stabled adjacent to the Fair Grounds, engaged in a brawl Sunday, resulting in the killing of Hawkins. Johnson is in the hospital charged with murder. C. J. Brockmiller acquired Tulsa out of the second race via the claiming route for ,100.

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