Langs Day to Shine: Rides Three Jefferson Park Winners in Fine Style, Daily Racing Form, 1922-12-16


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LANGS DAY TO SINE Rides Three Jefferson Park Winners in Fine Style. Jockey Ensor on the Ground Again Return of Rain and Mud Spoils the Going-. NEW ORLEANS. La., December 15. A wealth of sunshine and warmth followed the terrific downpour of this morning and dissipated the general gloomy aspect before noon. The track, however, was in a bad way as a result of the heavy drenching it had received and horses with the gift of running well in muddy going were in their element. The attendance did not suffer in the least and the regulars were augmented in force by new arrivals and many first-time visitors. The racing was excellent in spite of the difficult track and the talent did not fare so badly in a speculative way. The mile and a sixteenth purse was the outstanding race and it proved betting wisdom correct through the victory of Wynne-wood, an overwhelmingly backed favorite. At that Wynnewood did not score in the manner indicated by the price, for it required Langs best riding to land him the victor over Richelieu and Fantoche. Richelieu should have reversed the finish with the winner. His troubles began early when he essayed running-out tactics on the first two turns, and. later, when he saved ground when coming into the stretch and was running fast. He stumbled badly, but, recovering fast, set sail after Wynnewood, only missing wearing him down by the margin of a scant length. Wynnewood was much used in the running in his effort to dispose of Atta Boy II., but he came into the stretch a good margin in advance only to tire rapidly in the last sixteenth. BLANK FOR CORCORAN. It was Langs turn to be in the limelight and the afternoon also produced the second blank for Corcoran, that rider failing to pilot a winner and his non-success was costly to his extensive following. Lang inaugurated his successes right at the outset when he landed the Kirkfield Stables Anzena an easy winner from six other maidens. Straight Shot was given the call, but she was outrun decisively from the start. Wylie was in second place for almost the entire way. Langs second winner was Wynnewood and he followed immediately with a victory on Lady Inez. Stump Jr. was the one that was given preference here and he raised high hopes for his backers for the first seven-eighths by staying in command, but Lady Inez began wearing him down and ultimately won off by herself four lengths before Stump Jr., with Lady Myra third. Put and Take furnished an addition to the race by running away the wrong way of the track when she reached the post. Her sprint was of a half mile before she became manageable. She was not regarded with any degree of esteem, so her runaway did not matter anyway. Lady Inez success meant a great loss to the layers, for she received confident support. Another that dealt the layers a hard jolt was Anticipate, winner of the second race. Smallwood, who is riding in steady, good form, had the mount on this veteran and kept him in close pursuit of Lancelot until the latter gave way, when he took the lead and drew away to win from the steady-going Alva, with Helen Atkin taking third place. FIRE CRACKER 31 AXES GOOD. More woes were in store for tlie layers in the third race, in which Fire Cracker was supported extensively and won after a brief brush through the last eighth with Hutchison, Herald landing third. The closing- dash went to Little Patsy, which took a good lead in the stretch to win easily from Hickory and Grace Foster. Jockey Ensors riding for this winter terminated today. His forced vacation resulted from his failure to keep his pledge of sobriety. It has been his undoing elsewhere. The youngster here had temptation thrown in his way repeatedly and his weakness could not withstand the pressure. His suspension was announced in the folloving ruling by the stewards: "Jockey Ensor has been denied all privileges of riding during the winter season for presenting himself in an unfit condition at the scales." Ensor had fallen from grace at the outset of the racing season and his license was held up, but on his plea that he would not offend again and a desire on the part of the stewards to give him a chance he was later granted permission to ride, but with the understanding that in case he fell from grace it would mean deprivation of his riding license. He was one of the best of riders when right. No one has ever questioned his honesty. It ha3 always been conceded that he always rode to win. Continued on twelfth page. LANGS DAY TO SHINE Continued from first pace. E. R. Bradley, accompanied by Mrs. Bradley, arrived this morning from their Idle Hour Farm, near Lexington, and will remain until early in January, when they depart for Palm Beach. The program book embracing the period December 18 to 25 inclusive was distributed to owners this morning. John II. Nichols came in from Lexington. He plans to remain for the winter. He did not bring any horses. Jockey "Buddie" Ensor tipped the beam at 115 pounds today. He has neen practically inactive for so long here that his weight has been constantly increasing. "W. M. Ryan departed today for Chupedero Ranch, in Texas, to spend about a week in hunting deer. He will return here for a brief stay before going on to New York and later take a trip abroad, which will include India.

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