Blame the Jockeys: Defeat of Jefferson Park Choices Attributed to Riders, Daily Racing Form, 1922-12-27


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BLAME THE JOCKEYS Defeat of Jefferson Park Choices Attributed to Riders. LEffare Defeats Eoy From Home in the Chief Race Matinee Idol an Easy Winner. NEW ORLEANS. La.. December 2C Hough and sometimes inferior riding featured todays racing. It was in that respect the most unsatisfactory afternoons racing of the present meeting. The chief offenders were Lang, Wilson, Thomas and Merimee. The last-named was, as a result of his riding on Ramkin, instructed by the stewards to accept no more mounts for the present and to cancel what engagements he had alrcady made. Thomas was suspended for ten days, Lang was put on the grill by the stewards in their effort to learn why he had given Lady Inez such an inferior ride in the second race, but Wison got away without a reprimand for his faulty riding of Dimples in the fifth. Aside from the above incidents, there was much weeping and teeth gnashing because of the complete downfall of favorites. The slaughter of the innocents was thorough. Magician in the final race in his failure to even get a portion of the puree finishing the cleaning out process in artistic fashion. There were more woe-begone expressions noted, as the talent filed out of the gate on their way to the city cars than has recently been seen in these parts. The feature dash was the ,000 purse race at three-quarters, in which E. 11. Bradleys Boy from Home, because of his good showing in a previous race, attracted the most betting attention. He flattered extensively by racing into a good lead after he had freed himself from interference that Thomas, astride LEffare, had subjected him and James P. OHara to. He continued to show the way until in the last sixteenth, where LEffare, coming with a rush, raced into the lead and won easily. Expectations of LEffare being disqualified for Thomas rough riding was general when steward Murphy began interrogating the riders, but the placing was not disturbed. LANGS roon RIDE. It was hard to believe that Lang, regarded as one of the best riders in the country, could give such an exhibition as he did on Lady Inez. The filly was considered best and her record justified the short price at which she was quoted, but in the running Lang had her all over the track, riding particularly wide on the turns and entailing a loss of ground that a far better racer than she could not have overcome. Vennie managed to win easily from the outsider Roseate II., Lady Inez landing third. Viva Cuba won the third race from Radical and Hickory. Transient was the favorite here. The woes of the backers began in the introductory scramble when Grayson was beaten by Fluff, with the latter leading all the way. Grayson, in addition to being away poorly, had to overcome much interference. Matinee Idol won the fifth race easily from Doctor Jim, an outsfder, with Dimples, the favorite, third. As a result of fractious post acting Dare will not be allowed to start here in future, according to a ruling of the stewards this afternoon. Magician was claimed for ,300 by S. Jones out of the last race. Jockey C. Miller met with a serious automobile accident this morning. The attendance this afternoon showed a considerable slump and a number of layers who operated Saturday and yesterday were also missing from the lines in the pavilion. It was by far the best day that the bookmakers have had during the meeting. There is in contemplation a shift in track superintendents at the Fair Grounds.

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