Dustabout and Parke: Form Winning Combination in the Proteus Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1924-03-04


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DUSTABOUT ANDPARKE Form Winning Combination in the Proteus Handicap Parkes Vigorous Finish Brings Victory Only Two Favorites Get Home First NEW ORLEANS, La., March 3. Another immense attendance, composed of carnival visitors, was at the Fair Grounds this afternoon and witnessed the decision of a card of seven races, decidedly lacking in feature and far below the holiday standard, but resulting in some entertaining sport. The Proteus Handicap of ,200 over the mile and seventy yards distance was the outstanding offering and it brought to the post six of the better grade horses in the second division of handicap performers here. The Friars Inn Stables Dustabout, under good riding, raced in his best form and was the victor from Miss Meise, with Isosceles in third place. The latter had, prior to the race, been transferred by George Land, acting for John Lowe, to J. McMillen at a cost of ,000 and he raced in the interest of his new owner. Dustabout was not lacking in supporters and Parke kept him clear of interference and indulged him until the stretch, where ho took the horse unawares by his rousing method and forced him to his best. He continued gamely in the stretch and wore down Miss Meise in the last sixteenth to win drawing out. Miss Meise shook off Isosceles without great effort. Llewellyn, which finished in fourtli place, might have given the winner an argument with better riding. He finished fast and gaining. Backers of favorites were again forced to travel a rocky road, only two choices succeeding during the afternoon. JOU JOU IX FRONT. John Lowes Jou Jou, ridden by Parke, was the first of the favorites to score. Her victory, the first of the year, came in the fifth race when she beat High Speed and Three Square in lucky style. With the same riding on the two that followed her home, they would have finished in front of her. The other favorite to get down in front was Yorick. It marked the first victory for him in over a year. He won at the Fair Grounds last winter. He was best of the poor band that contested with him and led for the entire mile and an eighth. Col. Whallen finished in second place and The Chamberlain third. The forty-four layers operating did not profit to any great extent by the victory of Dumbfounder, a long-priced one in the sixth race. He won well under restraint under a surprisingly good ride by D. Jones. He beat home Pete .Foy and Irish Pat, the favorites in the race. The inaugural dash brought a surprise by the victory of Malacha. This juvenile filly was quoted at long odds, but found ample support resulting in a reduction of her price at post time. She beat a former stable mate, Dean H., with Crinkle in third place. Through an error Malacha and Dean H. had originally been sent out as coupled because of a supposition that trainer Aestal had both in charge. The sale of Dean II. to J. Howell, however, dissolved the coupling and they raced in different interests. Half of the dozen youngsters that took part in the race were eliminated as contenders as a result of the crowding that came immediately after the start. Our Flag, making his initial start of the meeting and appearing high in flesh, fur-l-ishcd the surprise of the second race when ho beat John Joseph in game style. John Joseph had undisputed lead for five-eighths, but when Our Flag challenged in the last . eighth he gradually gave way. Theseus finished in third place. Another outstanding surprise, came in the third race, when El Astro, locally owned and neglected in the betting, made good after a hard drive to down Miss Fortune and Sweepstakes. The dozen starting here raced in a compact group for most of the way, with the winner coming fast in the last sixteenth to Continued on twelfth page. DUSTABOUTANDPARKE Continued from first pace. snatch the victory Julia M., the favorite in the race, had scant chance under the incompetent riding she had. Doughnut, one oC the starters, was claimed by .Mrs. A. E. Alexandra at a cost of ,500. Elaborate preparations are under way by the management to entertain the largest crowd that has witnessed racing during tho meeting, tomorrow, which is closing day. The racing will begin at 2:30, to enable everyone to witness the races after the Druid3 parade, which is to be held at noon. No maskers will be permitted on tho grounds. The carnival revellers will have to do their costume frolicking in town. The Jefferson Park management announced that racing at the Jefferson Park track throughout the eleven days of its meeting will begin at 2 :30 p. m. daily. There will be six races carded. Lon Johnsons- Kokomo died this morning. An extensive delegation of Cincinnatians, who came here by the new steel packet Cincinnati to attend the carnival, visited tho track during the afternoon. They return by the steamer to the Queen City Wednesday. Jockey Sharpe will be unable to pilot Flint Stone in tomorrows ,000 Mardi Gras Handicap having been suspended by the starter for disobedience "at the post Jockey W. Lilley will have the mount on the McMillen representative.

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