Black Golds Debut: Easy Victory Marks First Appearance as Three-Year-Old, Daily Racing Form, 1924-03-07


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BLACK GOLDS DEBUT Easy Victory Marks First Appearance as Three-year-old. 9 Qualifies Handsomely for Louisiana Derby in An Impressive and Fast Run Race. NEW ORLEANS, La., March G Black Gold, owned by Mrs. Jl. M. Hoots, an outstanding favorite for the 515,000 Louisiana Derby, carded for decision the closing day of the Jefferson Park meeting, March 17. made his debut as a three-year-old and scored a brilliant victory over other Derby prospects in most approved style. The easy manner in which he triumphed over them caused general belief that the rich Jefferson Park main fixture is at the colts mercy and that, with the possible exception of a battle by Thorndale, there is little chance for any of the others to beat him. Todays race was at three-quarters and Black Gold went about his task in truly workmanlike fashion. He allowed Lester Doctor and Hermidale to lead for the first quarter as a result of the hard restraint that Mooney held him under. But when he was allowed to race freely he flashed into the lead apparently without any great effort and once in advance of the others it was only a canter for him at little better than three-quarters speed for him to keep in front and win as his rider pleased in the fast time of 1 :12"s, a fraction from the track record and had his rider so desired he could have i established a new mark with ease. Black Gold finished fresh as a daisy and gave every indication that he will stay the mile and an eighth distance. IX FINE CONDITION. He appeared well trained at least as far as he was asked to go today and it is still ten days off before the race, enabling him considerable time in which to get more fully fitted for the mile and an eighth journey. Black Gold attracted an extensive gallery before the race and to those who have witnessed most of his racing, the colt did not impress the eye. He was disappointing, in that he has not grown in height. He does look a trifle heavier, but not to an extent that it is conspicuously noticeable. He showed all his old time vim though in his racing and he will, barring accident, be a formidable contender for the best he meets this year. He had 113 pounds on him in his race today and he shouldered the weight without great effort. He conceded all his opponents much weight. Good racing came in those dashes where the fields were of small size, for it enabled all the starters to perform at their best without interference, and several of the finishes were of the hard-fought and thrilling variety. The mile and a sixteenth dash, in which Barracuda was the favored one, though giving away chunks of weight to the others, was cue of the best races witnessed here. At several stages of the race the entire band of five raced in cavalry formation on even terms, and not until the last sixteenth did Barracuda succeed in drawing away. The battle for second place continued, with Quiv-ero just lasting to down the erratic Isosceles for second place by inches. PANNIE BEAN ItETUItNS. The Fannie Bean, once barred this winter for fractious post behavior, was again up to her old tricks, but managed to get away with her opponents and win after a hard battle with Fast Indian, Freezy Sneezy taking third money. The trio of placed ones at one time were hopelessly out of it and apparently with little chance to figure in the result, but the leaders quit fast after they had reached the stretch. Buddie Kean gave the thirty-four layers operating this afternoon a hard jolt by winning the closing dash, in which Day Lilly was the favored one. The latter showed a dull performance and was soundly beaten from the start. Fifteen juveniles engaged in the opening d v h, with Fearnaught and Help the favored ones. The latter was eliminated from contention by the had start. Sweeptona, coming with a rush in the stretch, won in the last ftride from Flavia, with Little Jimmy in third place. The three placed ones were n ses apart. Fourteen lowly ones performed in the second race at three-quarters, and Dr. Joe. licky to escape interference, got up in the last stride to down Good Time, witli Haidee closely pursuing the pair. Dr. Joe was one of the outsiders. James F. OHarn, extensively interested in the Jefferson Park track and other courses, was an arrival during the day after an extended trip to California.

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