Peter Sterling is in Form: Wins the Handicap at City Park Easily in Fast Time, Daily Racing Form, 1907-02-12


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PETER STERLING IS IN FORM. WINS THE HANDICAP AT CITY PARK EASILY IN FAST TIME. Ziephen Scores Aqain for Schulte — Black Mary Has Bad Luck — Arabo Gets a Better Ride. New Orleans. La.. February 11. — Mardi Cras visitors helped swell the attendance at City Park this afternoon to one of the largest crowds of the meeting. The racing conditions were as near perfect as one could desire. The weather was bright and wartu and the track Cast. The program was ■ good one. the seven races having evenly balanced fields and the contests were keen and interesting. To enable race-got s to witness one Of the Mardi Cras parades, the first race was not started until 2::i0. In the feature race, the handicap at one mile ami a sixteenth, Ieter Sterling, considered last summer the best handicap horse racing on the Northern Circuit, showed that he is rounding to his best form. He was ridden by Van Ihiscn aad was rated, along in tlie rear until well around the far turn. Here he moved up with a rush which placed him in a forward position. Inside of the filial furlong Beau Brnmmel began to tire and Peter Sterling took the lead, drew away without the least possible effort and won in a canter in l:4aj. W. F. Schultes Ziephen won tlie two-year-old race, duplicating his easy victory of Friday. This colt lias come back to the form he showed his peoplu as a yearling and he promises to develop into a n ighty useful racing tool. In todays race he ran away from his company the first sixteenth. Seder then brought him to the inside. He had the others soundly beaten at the eighth post aud for the remainder of the trip was well in hand. K. 11. Bradleys Black Mary, although beaten, ran a smashing giMxl race. She was messed about some in the dash for positions at the start and forced to the onl tide, When straightened out in the homestretch: she c.nne last aud easily disposing of all but the winner. Had she been as fortunate in the start as was Ziephen. it would have been a horse race worth remembering. Arabo. ridden with better judgment than on his last appearance, won the steeplechase. Haealun kept him closer to the leaders today than he did in his previoaa race ami when Lights Out and Aulcs tired, he came on aud wou by a length.

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