Fair Grounds Racing: Imposing Sum of 07,910 Distributed during Meeting, Daily Racing Form, 1924-03-06

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FAIR GROUNDS RACING Imposing Sum of 07,910 Distributed During Meeting. Growing Importance of the Sport in the Southern Metropolis Leading Money Winners. 1 The growing importance of winter racing at the Fair Grounds, New Orleans, is strikingly illustrated in the monetary returns to the horsemen during the meeting which closed Tuesday. There were 54 days of racing from January 1, to and including March 4, during which time 378 races were run and 07,910 distributed in stakes and purses, the daily average distribution amounting to ,553. -This is indeed a wonderful showing on a tfar with some of the more pretentious tracks of the country. It surpasses the distribution during 1923 at Saratoga, Jamaica, Aqueduct, Laurel, Havre de Grace and other big tracks East and West. It is nearly double the amount ever given in New Orleans in any previous year. The Business Mens Racing Association planned to give New Orleans a meeting on par with those held in the North during the summer months. In offering such tempting turf prizes it was the desire of the general manager, John Dymond Jr., and his associates to attract a better class of horses than is usually seen at a winter meeting. Their desires were realized in that respect, a number of stables that formerly only campaigned during the regular season, joined the winter colony at the Fair Grounds and as a result the , sport Joying, citizens of the southern metropolis and "the many" tourists" that "an-nually spend n week or so in the Crescent City witnessed some of the best racing ever conducted on a winter track. In every respect except the weather and financially, the Fair Grounds meeting was a big success. Too much rain hurt the attendance and necessarily the revenues were curtailed and no profit realized. There were 234 owners that shared in the distribution and J. McMillen was the largest winner with 7,4G0. to his credit. Mose Goldblatt won the most races and 2,340. S. N. Holman finished third with 1,750. Then I in order comes the Greentree Stable with 1 ,S00 ; W. Daniel, ,100 ; T. H. Bernhardt, ?7,849 ; Idle Hour Stock Farm Stable, ,840, and Mrs. A. Swenke, ,500. These were the biggest winners, eighteen accounting for ,000 or more each. Flint Stone earned the title of winter handicap champion, meeting and defeating all the stars that took part in the racing at the Fair Grounds. He won six races and 1,260, thereby leading the list of the money-winning horses. Certain, Delante, Dustabout, Best Pal, Kingsclere, Mah Jong and Paul Micou also figured prominently in the winning column among the horses of which 427 shared in the distribution. One of the outstanding features of tho meeting was the mai-velous riding of jockey Ivan Parke. He rode 90 winners out of 215 mounts, for the high percentage of .29, and proved himself a star of the first magnitude. L. McDermott, L. Lang and J. Wallace had the best records of the remaining jockeys who were seen in the saddle j at the Fair Grounds. ! Mose Goldlatt had the distinction of leading the trainers, saddling seventeen winners. A. Swenke was second with 15 and J. Mcpherson third with 13. The following are the owners who won 00 or more each: Owner. 1st. 2d. 3d. Amt. McMillen, .T. it 7 14 7,400 Coldblatt, M 12 7 5 12,340 Holman, S. X 9 9 13 ll.ViO Oreentree Stable 7 8 4 S.SOO Daniel. W" 9 2 3 sjlOO Bernhardt, T. W 9 r, 7 8,000 Idle Hour Stock Farm Stalrle.. 7 7 1 7s40 Swenke, Mrs. A S ,t 9 7.30O Arthur. .7 s 5 0 7,300 Jones Stock Farm Stable 7 3 4 7,030 Itrysou. i:. K .4 S 2 "X0 Holland. .T. I, t; 9 0 0so Whitney, II. 1 0 3 1 i,.".! Friars Inn Stable.. 7 3 8 O..OO Livingston, J r, 7 5 i,100 Andley Farm Stable 9 J iiltio Polk. J. F 7 2 3 ncoo Jiioek, is 2 0 r.,300 .ebiian, 17. n 3 0 4,!H Skinker, J. IS r, 4 ; 4,900 McClain, IS. F 2 2 0 4.830 McPheison, J 5 4 2 4,701 C.ill.ilier Itros 5 2 2 4,:,iH Salir.on. -W. J 4 5 o j,,,, Cain, W. M 4 5 2 4.IM10 Schank, J. 4 4 1 3,900 Perkins. W 4 4 u -m Staik, II 3 3 1 : -7 Steams, II. P 4 3 x ;V00 -oper, W. II 4 3 0 3,100 Looney, J. X 4 2 1 3 300 I I-v, J 3 3 0 3,00 Stewart. S. A 4 2 1 3.3h Four Oaks Stock Farm Stable. 3 3 n 3 "H Shields, M 3 1 3!20t Southland Stable ..3 4 2 3 "00 rain, II. L . 3 3 2 2iioo Do". W 4 0 0 2,800 Phillips, Mrs. J j; 2 5 1 2.S00 Itauer, Mrs. J. 3 1 0 S.liM Milam, J. C 2 1 3 " 090 Momitjor. Tv. iVf...... 3 1 2 2.000 Watts, IS. qff;,.... 3 2 1 2.000 jfptp be continued.

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