Henry M. Dietz Fails: Odds-on Favorite Easily Beaten by Flying Fur, Daily Racing Form, 1924-02-12


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HENRY M. DIETZ FAILS Odds-on Favorite Easily Beaten by Flying Fur. Romany Captures Secondary Feature H. P. Whitneys Brook-dale Scores Impressively. NEW ORLEANS, La., Feb. 11. The three-year-old situation here was further complicated this afternoon when Henry M. Dietz, the odds-on choice in the Blue Ridge Purse, the main attraction at the Fair Grounds, failed miserably despite the best efforts of Ivan Parke. Henry M. Dietz lias been a formidable contender in all the three-year-old races since the first of the year and was being pointed for the Louisiana Derby. In todays race he was considered immeasurably best and was backed accordingly. He raced well up from the start and to the surprise and chagrin of his admirers quit when he apparently had the race won in the last eighth. The winner turned up in W. J. Salmons filly Flying Fur, which, saving much ground throughout, responded gamely to Wallaces hard riding and after disposing of the favorite drew clear at the end. Stake Me. the early pacemaker, tired and had to be hard ridden to save third place. On the showing of the three-year-olds that have appeared under colors here there are none, with the possible exception of Thorn-dale, that will be able to measure strides with Black Gold, the most prominent of the sure starters in the valuable Louisiana Derby, to be run on the closing day of the Jefferson Park spring meeting on March 17, is the concensus of opinion among shrewd observers among horsemen and the public alike. BU3rrEIt CROWD PRESENT. The continuance of favorable weather and fast track conditions was reflscted in a bumper attendance for a Mcnday. The secondary attraction of the afternoon was the Jack Dempsey Purse at a mile and a sixteenth, in which W. Daniels Romany was an overwhelming favorite. He won impressively by two lengths from Tableau dHonneur, with the consistent Dustabout third. The latter had a rough time of it, being taken all over the track, but finished fast and gamely. A. G. Blakely furnished the winner of the opening dash in Stampdale, which beat Foreign Relations in easy fashion, though the latter was gaining in the last eighth. The Whitney colors were in front in the second race when Brookdale, the outstanding choice in the betting, made every post a winning one. never seriously threatened. It was only a romp for Everglade to score in the third, the Polk three-year-old leading all the way by a wide margin. H. L. Crain, former owner of Tody, today offered F. Grabner ,700 for the filly Devil Girl. The offer was refused. L. T. Bauer has disposed of Little Ammie at a private sale to D. Tendler. Julius Reeder, attache- of the racing secretarys office, who has been ill for several weeks, paid his first visit to the track today and is gradually recovering his health. Jockey E. Pool has been confined to his home for the past few days because of a slight attack of illness. W. V. Ford is an applicant for a trainers " license. He is to handle the horses belonging to W. J. Moore. Sam Holman purchased Llewellyn from G. H. Keene at a private sale. Llewellyn ran for Holman in the fifth race. Big Sapp will be sold at public auction in the paddock Thursday to dissolve a partnership. Trainers, jockeys and other applicants for privileges for 1924 on New York and Maryland tracks can obtain application forms from racing secretary McLennan.

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