Disastrous Accident: Jockey L. Montgomery Sustains Serious Injuries in Fall, Daily Racing Form, 1924-12-30


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DISASTROUS ACCIDENT : 1 Jockey -L Montgomery Sustains Serious Injuries in Fall. Boot Black So Badly Cut Down That It. Was Necessary to Destroy Him. i NEW" ORLEANS, La., Dec. 29. Tho first accident of the present racing season came with the running of the first race this afternoon. Jockey L. Montgomery, under contract to W. A. Baumgartner. and astride his contract employers Theo, fell in a heap, and sustained injuries that the doctors fear might terminate with grave results. Another starter in the race, Boot Black, owned hy E. Lutz, was so badly cut down that he had to he destroyed. The mishap came after the field had traversed a quarter of the three-quarters trip, and were racing at the time closely grouped. Suddenly Theo was seen to falter and go down, rolling over Montgomery repeatedly. Boot Black emerged from the group sharply, but retained his footing and was pulled out- of contention. Montgomery was rushed with all speed to the track emergency hospital, where the track physician gave him every aid possible under the circumstances. Montgomery was still unconscious when removed to a local hospital and seemed to be suffering from a bad contusion in addition to other injuries. Theo was one of the favorites in tho race and was just moving up resolutely when the accident came. The elimination of Theo and Boot Black assisted in Gold Mounts victory, but that racer was extremely lucky to get home in advance of ! Muskeg, and only Heupels superiority over Sporri gave Gold Mount the victory. Judge Breucr outstayed Rubien for third place. Bad riding was also responsible for the defeat of David Harum, favorite in the second race. He was probably pounds the best, hut in addition to being virtually left at the post he was ridden wide and his rider kept him under sharp restraint Proceeds won here after some trouble in wearing down Rachel Potter, while Taylor Hay got up in time to take third place. DAVID nAET73I TJXLTJCICF. The third race, which brought out eleven maiden two-year-olds, found Stirrup Cup carrying the Greentree Stable colors and ridden by Parke, a pronounced favorite, but a dismal failure, for he failed to get any part of the purse and never even seriously threatened. Aversion, away well, showed the most speed and was an easy winner over Firmament, which came with a rush through the last eighth to overhaul Taudlane. The latter followed the winner closely until reaching the stretch, where he began to tire and just lasted for third place. Another favorite fell by the wayside in the fourth race, in which five of all ages went to the post to race one mile. Boy O Boy was the outstanding choice here, with Modo also attracting considerable support, but both were beaten by Alexander Moore, one of the extreme outsiders. The Knebelkamp two-year-old displayed good speed and came from far back in the last quarter to beat out his older opposition. Boy O Boy in the early racing had it all his own way, leading well in hand, with Al Boyd his nearest follower and Alexander Moore and Modo bringing up the rear. Boy O Boy appeared an easy winner when Al Boyd challenged, but he began tiring badly when hard pressed and lost ground steadily in the last sixteenth. Alexander Moore had little difficulty near the end in drawing away, though Modo was racing gamely. LACK OF FEATURE. There was again a lack of features, but the various races brought to the post well matched fields and the starters furnished spirited racing from the rise of the barrier to the finish. Results were disappointing in most instances, five of the favorites going down to defeat. The outstanding offenders of the afternoon were Boy O Boy, Stirrup Cup, David Harum and Prince K. The latter had been a victor in his two preceding starts and he was given confident support in todays seventh race, but he brought up in last place. Good Night, at long odds, winning from Vulnad with Margaret Ware in third place. The shortest priced winner of the afternoon was Rupee, in the sixth race. His margin of victory was slight and at a longer distance he would have succumbed to the fast finishing Smuts. Little Jimmy surprised by winning the fifth race, for which he was held at long odds. He got home in advance of Wuhu, with Mary Johnston in third place. The ten youngsters starting here raced closely grouped from the start and they fought it out strenuously in the stretch. Cold, cloudy weather was again the rule here and it was surprising that the attendance should be on hand to view the racing at Jefferson Park this afternoon. They were well rewarded by witnessing some excellent sport, several of the finishes being of the thrilling variety.

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