Big Crowd at City Park.: Muddy Track and Withdrawals Do Not Affect Attendance., Daily Racing Form, 1907-01-08


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BIG CROWD AT CITY PARK. MUDDY TRACK AND WITHDRAWALS DO NOT AFFECT ATTENDANCE. Favorite Falls in Jumpinq Race — Blue Lee Wins for New Owner — Nicol Nurses Devout to Victory. New Orleans, I.a.. January 7.— The City Park Jockey Club lia l a bail track for the opening i f the second period i f their winter meeting at the new course today. The attendance, however, was large and thirly six bookmakers were in line. In this respect the conditions were more favorable than those attending the opening of the first twelve lays. There was a heavy rain Sunday and this was responsible for the stale of the track. w hich caused so many w ithdrau als that it became necessary to declare off the race originally carded as the sixth. The steeplechase over the short course held the most interest for the s| crulators and proved a good letting medium, lour of lie starters being heavily supported. Harlequin going to the post a slight favorite over Pin. Whatever chances Harlequin may have hail went glimmering when he fell at the first jump. Naran. unable to avoid the illustrate horse, also came to grief. With these two out of the way. the race proved easy for Plea. Boyle took him into the lead during the early stages and won all the way. Suhador lieing his closest attendant almost throughout. After the finish .1. Murphy. who had the mount on Fred Mailer was suspended for the remainder of the meeting. He weighed in one pound over, but exchanged saddles and rode eight pounds over the stipulated weight his mount was to cany. He was cautioned that a repetition of this same offense would mean the revocation of his license. Burlew and ONeill disposed of Blue to Cap tain Thomas Capo before the third race and the colt made good for his new owner, beating eat Hazel M. in a hiird drive. Rebel Qaeea again began slowly and i-auie with a good rush through the tinal seventy Tarda which landed her in third place. H. Mi-Carreiis No Lnginc was a starter in the race and he pcrlormed so poorly that the wiseacres are rating him as a "morning glory." Nicul was chiiM.v responsible for the victory of Pevoul in the fourth race. Peviut was tiring fast in the stretch, but by careful nursing the faint hearted colt was made to last it out long enough to beat foreigner. The p. or showing of Ionsolnca in the race was attributed to the weird ride he got from Lloyd, who kept him under restraint almost the entire trip, in addition to zigzagging him all over the track. BurJcw ,V ONeill tried to make Athlete the medium of a coup in the fifth race, hut the horse was no match for Pargin. Hob Tucker missed an opportunity to land a food wager when Sea Salt won the dosing race. All of the City Park officials were at their posts today. Judge Trevchan spent the holidays at Ids farm in Virginia; Associate Judge Shelly was with his folks at Louisville, and Starter Cassidy made a trip to the north and east. Bookmakers Henry Wcimhoff and John Fay will arrive from Louisville he latter part of this week. c. L. Bowe reported the death of a promising two year old by Woolsihorpe, for which lie paid $:;..~i n . J. Paly signalized his arrival by piloting Captain Hale to victory in the first race. George Bethel purchased the filly Soprano from J. McLaughlin. Price not given. Shawana. which .1. .Varkleiu recenlly bought out of a selling race for ,900, is in bad condition. It is feared that she w ill die.

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