Xalapa Farms First: Good Stable Wins at Its First Fair Grounds Try.; Sir Thomas Kean Defeats Wynnewood in the Feature--Jack Hare Jr. Wins., Daily Racing Form, 1923-01-23


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XALAPA FARMS FIRST Good Stable Wins at Its First Fair Grounds Try Sir Thomas Kean Defeats Wyn Wynnewood newood in the Feature Jack JackHare Hare Jr Wins NEW ORLEANS La January 22 A con ¬ tinuous downpour of rain starting late in the morning and continuing until after the first race and subsequent showers were responsi ¬ ble for a decreased attendance the smallest attendance of the meeting and comprising chiefly of regulars being at the Fair Grounds this afternoon As a result of the heavy rain the track resembled an elliptical lane of mud and water and caused a wholesale withdrawal of the carded entries in the different dashes Only those known to be able to race well in mud were sent into contest Considering the unpropitious conditions as a whole the spectators were treated to some good racing featured by several close finishes finishesThe The haze which enveloped the course for the first two races lifted gradually and the last five were discernible discernibleThe The public had a fairly good line on the mudrunning ability of the starters and suc ¬ ceeded in having five of the choices score for them The outstanding disappointment proved to be Wynnewood which succumbed to Sir Thomas Kean in the feature dash by the mar ¬ gin of a half length It is questionable if Sir Thomas Kean did not receive a greater amount of support than Wynnewood thereby bringing a loss for the layers on the race Fortysix price quoters were in line during the afternoon afternoonT1I11EE T1I11EE FOR CORCORAN CORCORANJockey Jockey Corcoran again got in the limelight and for the third time at the meeting had three winning mounts to his credit for an afternoon He inaugurated his success astride Royal Dick the longestpriced winner of the afternoon and followed with Jack Hare Jr and Demos The latter is owned by Mose Goldblatt contract employer of Cor ¬ coran here It was on this racer that Cor ¬ coran had to display riding ability for Austral was best in the race and with a better rider in the saddle than the inex ¬ perienced J Ponce would have won wonThe The Xalapa Farm Stable got into action for the first time at this meeting with June Flower a shapely filly by Theo Cook June Bug as its color carrier and she scored in the opener which brought to the post eight twoyearolds June Flowers recent good workouts were not unknown and she was installed an oddson favorite She justified the confidence reposed in her but it was only after a hard race to dispose of Idle Thoughts which was pressing her hard at the end Businesslike landed in third place The running was obscured by a heavy rain and dense fog until the field approached the last eighth eighthThe The second race brought about an upset in the victory of Royal Dick which was held at a long quotation on the supposition that he might be stricken with a hemmor rhage Minute Man and Delhi Maid were the ones most in demand here but Minute Man had hard work in outstaying Moon Winks and Delhi Maid never was prominent in the race The contention to the winner came from Grayson which at one time in the stretch appeared likely to win but he tired slightly right at the end endSHAMROCK SHAMROCK IN TIGHT FIT FITShamrock Shamrock was made an outstanding fa ¬ vorite in the first race which brought to ¬ gether a band of threeyearolds He won but only after he had given his supporters considerable concern ae a result of his being far in the rear of Macbeth He came fast through the stretch and began wearing the winner down but it was only in the last twenty yards that he succeeded in getting to the front to win by a half length Mac ¬ beth beat Rork easily for second place placeConditions Conditions were eminently favorable to the veteran Jack Hare Jr and he won the sup ¬ plementary feature in easy fashion from Epi ¬ sode The poor showing of Biff Bang was the surprise Biff Bang raced as if he was ailing and was far back for the entire race raceThe The onetime crack Slippery Elm finally after many attempts managed to win a purse He was mucli the best of thoss he met in the sixth race and had to overcome much interference when Tody forced him out on the stretch turn but he got clear in the last eighth and won comfortably comfortablyJockey Jockey L Morris who had the mount on Shamrock in the third race was suspended for three days by the starter for disobedience at the post postJockey Jockey Lyke canceled his riding engage ¬ ments for the afternoon on account of ill ¬ ness nessT T E Crist has sold Little Ed to C W Chappell ChappellThis This was the first disagreeable weather experienced here and indications are for cold weather tomorrow

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