Unsettled Conditions: High Wind and Rainstorm Visit New Orleans Section, Daily Racing Form, 1932-01-13


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UNSETTLED CONDITIONS High Wind and Rainstorm Visit New Orleans Section. Fifth and Sixth Races at Jefferson Park Declared Off and Substitute Races Offered. NEW ORLEANS, La., Jan. 12. Unsettled weather prevailed in this section again today and the heavy winds carried rain that enveloped Jefferson Park during the afternoon and made conditions unpleasant for the spectators and unfavorable and dangerous for the racers. At times the fall of rain was so heavy that it was almost impossible to witness the racing, particularly so during the early afternoon when the first, third and fourth contests were obscured by driving rains. The program had to be revamped when the fifth and sixth races were forced into the discard, and the extra race, as arranged overnight, was run as the sixth, with a substitute, drafted shortly after scratch time this morning, offered as the third, the original third dropping back to fifth on the card. With the more attractive races for older performers off the program, much interest was taken in the Fred Digby Purse, or fourth race, for juvenile colts and geldings. Ten went to the post, and the running through one of the hardest rains of the day resulted in a victory for the Gorham Brothers Justice Logan, a chestnut son of Justice F. and Jane Logan. He won easily in the fast time of :23, the flying rain and muddy going considered, with Capt. Jerry second and Rigaud third. A. Anderson brought the winner, which was making his first start, from behind the early leaders, and he approached the finish nicely in hand. Capt. Jerry, also under colors for the first time, showed a good effort in which he just managed to outstay the fast-finishing Rigaud for second. The latter was going fastest of all in the final stages. Harold Jr. finished fourth, only a head back of Rigaud, while Steel, which ruled a slights favorite over the winner and Capt. Jerry, tired after showing the way for an eighth. PATRONAGE SURPRISING. The weather held down the attendance to the smallest in some time, yet under conditions, the patronage was amazingly large. Following the upset victory of Finnath in the opening race, the more solidly backed performers had things to themselves. Driving finishes were numerous and the sport unusually interesting. In the fifth race, third on the program as originally announced, W. P. Gaines Troll, ridden by W. Day, made every post a winning one but at the end was rapidly giving way to Colonel Campus, which iost the race by a neck. Red Tam accounted for third money over Interior, favorite. The latter was unable to get to the leaders. Finnath, at 2.60 for , was triumphant in a thrilling finish with Vladimir and Be-leveitornot in the opening race, run in a brisk rain. A. Pendergrass brought the winner up in the last six furlongs and he had the winning advantage in a nose finish with Vladimir. Beleveitornot was only a half-length back. Vladimir, favorite, made all the pace, but weakened after showing the way in commanding fashion for five-eighths, and the winner and Beleveitornot closed up on him swiftly as the contest drew to a close. Despite his faltering, the favorite just failed to outstay the neglected Finnath, the finish being one of the closest of the meeting. CHANGE IN RIDERS HELPS. A change in riders to J. Neel brought out the best in High Pockets and he decisively defeated Gallopette, Sir John K., St. Jim and eight others in the second race, also at three quarters of a mile. With Neel in the saddle the winner found much favor and, while St. Jim and Gallopette received stronger backing, the result was popular. Neel sent the winner to the front with a well-timed rush in the stretch and maintaining good speed for the going to the end, he came away fast in the late stages. Gallopette was a strong factor throughout while a badly judged ride probably reduced the chances of Sir John K. and St. Jim was unable to rally a serious threat after beginning in his usual sluggish manner. Twelve met in the mile and seventy yards number, arranged this morning and run as Continued on thirteenth page. UNSETTLED CONDITIONS Continued from first page. the third, and it resulted popularly when E. F. Prichards Transgression proved the winner. Under good handling by M. Lewis she won easily, with Ed Reese second and Harass third. Surpass, second choice to the winner, was fourth. Harass showed the early way through the mud and rain, and at one stage led by five lengths, but he found the winners late speed too much to withstand, and within a stride or two of the finish, dropped second place to the rapidly closing Ed Reese. The latter entered the closing quarter far back of the leaders, but in the run home made up much ground and the finish found him strongest of all in the big field. The winner, saddled by J. J. Greely, was the first of the winter under the Prichard colors. By a nose margin Beige won honors over My Sweets in the six furlongs of the sixth race, the extra number as arranged overnight. Seven others participated and the finish for third place, equally as close as that between the two leaders, found American Thunder with the advantage over Florence Dolan. After racing into what appeared an almost safe lead entering the stretch, My Sweets grew weary in the concluding stages, and the more courageous victor got his head In front right at the end. American Thunder and Florence Dolan raced, well, the former coming again in the closing furlong to outstay the latter. Jockey L. Mills was an arrival from Tan-foran. He will remain here for the season.

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