Ideal Day of Sport: Summerlike Weather and Good Program Prove Irresistible, Daily Racing Form, 1924-02-15


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IDEAL DAY OF SPORT Summerlike Weather and Good Program Prove Irresistible. Flint Stone Beats Revenge and Dr. Clark in Principal Racing Attraction. NEW ORLEANS, La., Feb. 14. An improved racing program, coupled with the summerlike weather prevailing, resulted in bringing out the full strength of racing enthusiasts here to the Fair Grounds and they were well rewarded by witnessing some of the best sport of the winter. Finishes were hard fought after strenuous earlier contention and the different winners showed effects of their stubborn duels on their return to the scales. The smaller fields of a better grade of starters was refreshing after "Wednesdays big fields of ordinary ones and the improvement was reflected by the ring activities. The thirty-eight layers operating being forced at top speed to keep up with the diversified betting demand. The injury and ailments of Mavourneen and Olynthus contributed to reduce the feature race to four starters with Revenge and Dr. Clark of the quartette coupled as a result of being trained by Mcse Goldblatt Flint Stone, ranked with the best here, was the victor. lie Avon after a hard drive by a short half length from Revenge, with Dr. Clark in third place and The Roll Call beaten off. That the latter did not figure more extensively in the result was probably due to his stumbling at the start, causing him to be far out of it at once. Dr. Clark was hustled into a good lead, Avith Revenge following and Flint Stone in third place. McDermott, on the latter, sought to improve his position at the first turn, but in this ho was thwarted by Parke coming over to the inside rail. Dr. Clark, as a result, benefited additionally and his lead was a good one approaching the half mile ground. THE ROLL CALL TIRES. The Roll Call at this juncture also had moved into contention, but the effort to get up took much out of him and he began tiring and dropped out of it. McDermott, finding his effort to get through next to the inside rail fruitless, took Flint Stone an outer course and he came with a good rush when called on. At the stretch turn he was almost level .with Dr. Clark when Martin edged him out a bit and Flint Stone as a result lost some ground and it benefited Revenge a trifle. In the last eighth the trio were on even terms, hi.; Flint Stone going the fastest, lie bore over a bit, impeding Dr. Clark, but straightened quickly and outstayed Revenge. Martin aggravated the interference some by an awkward move in the saddle, resulting in Dr. Clark dropping back more than ho should have done had he been kept to his task. There was delay in announcing the winner, for the stewards interrogated the riders, but ultimately they allowed the race to stand as they had finished. "Martin was as much at fault as McDermott." said Judge Murphy, "and it was a fifty-fifty matter of who was most to blame for the interference." The colors of .T. Schank, the Chicago sportsman, were twice carried to victory this afternoon by Lord Granite and Lily M. The former was in with some good ones in the Jene Tunney Purse, the secondary feature, to which the champion light heavyweight boxer gave an ornate cup in addition to the association ,000 purse. It marked Lord Granites first victory since his transfer to the Schank stable at Hawthorne, Chicago, for a consideration of ?16,000. MEETS INTERFERENCE. Oui Oui was the one favored here, but the Audley Farm Stables representative suffered some interference at the first turn and thereafter she dropped far out of it and showed an extra dull performance. Llewellyn was closest in pursuit of Lord Granite at he finish with John Raul Jones just managing to outstay Lady Madcap for third place. Lord Granite was only recently turned over to Tom Shannon to train and it marked his first start under his handling. Lily M. is trained by John Goode. She was in the final race and won as her rider pleased, drawing out in the stretch with ease ; Wrangler, an outsider, landed in second place and the poorly ridden Bucado finished third. Lily M. was a favorite. Certain scored impressively in the third race, for which he was favorite. Parke kept him under restraint until Last One tired and then outstayed Sweepstakes and Buck Pond. The extensive support for Last One almost caused a panic in the ring. Some of the layers quoted as good as 30 to 1 against him. He was backed to G to 1. The public began well when they made Quivero the favorite in the opener. Parke bad to overcome much interference with her in the early stages, but she moved away from the others with ease in the stretch. Troutwick finished second and The Fenian just managed to outstay Gladys V. for the shorter portion of the purse. Arrowhead, another favorite, made good in the second race, Avhen he managed to outstay Paul Micou and Dan Boiling during a hard drive. The sixth race Avas a lucky Aiejtory for the improving Telescope, Avhich led for the entire Aay and beat Wong Bok. Amity Claim finished third and was pounds the best She had a rough race and was giAen a bad ride. Seths Flower Avas another to suffer extensively :n the race. Racing secretary McLennan distributed : the sixth issue of the program book among horsemen. The book runs from February 13 I to 23, inclusive.

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