Big Holiday Crowd: Befittingly Celebrate Jackson Day at the Fair Grounds, Daily Racing Form, 1924-01-09


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BIG HOLIDAY CROWD Befittingly Celebrate Jackson Day at the Fair Grounds. Thrilling Finish in Feature Race With Trio of Placed Horses Separated by Inches. - NEW ORLEANS, La., Jan. 8. A big holiday crowd visited the Fair Grounds this afternoon and fittingly celebrated Jackson Day, commemorating the brilliant victory of General Jackson over the English forces at Chalmette one hundred and twelve years ago. Moderating weather contributed extensively towards good sport and the enjoyment of the throng. The track was in perfect condition and fast time was the rule in some of the dashes. The Chalmette Handicap, featuring the card, was productive of a thrilling finish and furnished all the elements of the spectacular, the trio of leaders at the end being separated by short necks after driving to the limit during the last sixteenth and leaving the result uncertain with the crowd cheering lustily for his or her favorite contender. J. L. Hollands Roseate II won out. not because he was best, but due to Lees superior riding over Fields, astride Flint Sone, and Carrolls handling of Barracuda. There were six starters in the race, with all coming in for substantial support, excepting Knights Bridge, which, by his showing, does not belong in such pretentious company. Barracuda raced as if best, but the combination of a poorly judged ride, coupled with the frequent interference he suffered from Flint Stone, which repeatedly bumped him, and Fields, on Flint Stone, also striking him oyer the head unintentionally during the stretch drive proved much of a handicap for the Holman representative to overcome. ROSEATE H.S GOOD RACE. Roseate II.s showing was a good one. He raced with Dr. Clark for the first three-quarters and, disposing of the Goldblatt starter, he later was challenged determinedly by Flint Stone and Barracuda and was hard ridden all during the last eighth to hold his lead. He was weakening slightly near the finish, but under the good ride he got he lasted long enough to earn the victory. Jockey Lee also added another bracket to his list in the closing dash, when he brought Ashland up in the last few strides to beat Neddam, another S. N. Holman owned. While the Chalmette Handicap was the supposed outstanding attraction, the mile dash, engaging three-year-olds, furnished the first guide on the probable merits of some of the colts that will strive to pull down the 3,000 Louisiana Derby prize. E. R. Bradleys Boy O Boy, a son of North Star III. Busy Joe, loomed up in this as a formidable candidate for the big fixture by leading home nine other colts and winning easily. Carroll, who had made the blunders on Barracuda in the preceding dash, made amends by riding the Bradley representative in perfect style and also driving him hard during the last sixteenth to outstay Blotter. The latter was a close follower of Boy O Boy all during the race. Pathan . was favorite. He had no mishaps and had to be ridden hard to succeed in outstaying Dreamer for third place. Considering the cold weather, the time 1:40 was exceptionally good. TWO MORE FOR TARKE. Jockey Parke continued his "two a day average" for the meeting when he landed the winners of the first two races. He began his successes with Harry Payne "Whitneys Uproar in the initial dash, which led from the start and graduated from the maiden ranks by an easy victory over Fausto and Quivero. The trio of placed ones had the race between them all during the stretch and there was no material difference in their respective positions after they had rounded the last turn. Parke followed with the victory of Beg Pardon, also favorite. Beg Pardon began fast and was hustled promptly into a long lead, which stood him well in hand in the last sixteenth where he began tiring badly. Careful nursing, however, enabled him to last it out to beat Dr. Joe and The Franciscan. Tambon, an outsider, racing in suddenly Improved form, won the third race in which thirteen fairly gocd platers made the contest. Miss Fortune, an outsider, landed in second place and Kingsclere just managed to outstay the favorite, Admirer. The worst upset of the afternoon came in the sixth race when Episode, backed to the exclusion of,. the ,chers, made a miserable. showing and failed to get a part of the purse. Tho winner turned up in Wapiti, which fought it out in game style with Bygone Day in the stretch and won by a neck. Brunei!, hard-ridden, landed in third place. The favorite raced prominently to the stretch turn, where he faded to nothing and was far In Uio rear when the finish was reached. j

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