New Orleans Tracks Are Ready, Daily Racing Form, 1907-11-07


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NEW ORLEANS TRACKS ARE READY. New Orleans, La., November 0. A brief inspection of the Fair Grounds today was sufficient to set at rest all runfors as to the progress of work being done there. The track itself, which has been entirely reconstructed, has been in condition to work over for the last two weeks, The grandstand and paddock arc completed. All that remains to be done is attention to odd things here and there, the removal of rubbish, etc. J. J. McCafferty got in .today from New York with three horses. He is the first of the eastern division to arrive and states that so many big eastern stables will be here that the sport will he pretty much on a par with that around New York in the summer season. Middle-west horsemen are drifting in daily and within the next ten days the stables at both tracks will lie pretty well filled up. The Louisiana half-mile track will be run up to the opening of the regular season except on Sundays and may possibly try to continue. The Suburban Park track, which closed early in the season, will resume Sunday racing at once. There is no chance for any interference with racing here this winter, legislative or otherwise. The calling of the special session of the assembly related to anti-trust and corporation measures altogether. The absence of Clarence McDowell and Mars Cas-sidy, who will both serve at Benning, will cause the City Park management to install a temporary presiding judge and starter. William Shelly will likely act as presiding judge and Iloltman wield the Hag until McDowells and Cassidys arrival in the Crescent City. . .. . .s JOCKEY MAHERS WAY OF lilVING. Danny Maker owns a beautiful estate at Newmarket and spends most of Ills time there during the British racing season, motoring to the tracks that are not too far away to make that impracticable. He has suites of rooms reserved for him for his racing season in London, In Brighton for the Goodwood racing, and in Ostend, and he rides in occasional stakes in Belgium. From top to bottom the Newmarket house, which has twenty-four large rooms, is furnished luxuriously and in perfect taste. Plenty of silken American Hags hang about the rooms in appropriate places, too, for this quiet little jockey man, though he has developed a decidedly English way of speaking, -which, he actually: grieves over and fights against all the time, is a. United States man right down to his mid-riff and beyond. Heres just liow funny the English life of this richest jockey on earth is: Out of bed at six, and into three sweaters for a ten-mile run. Then .an hour or so at exercising horses, trying out and getting hold of the kinks of some of them he is presently to ride. Right here would be the place for a breakfast consisting of five or six nicely broiled lamlr chops, some soft-boiled eggs, toast and a couple of cups of coffee. Well, Danny has for his one meal before dinner the merest sip of sherry and one small hard "biscuit" "crackers," as we call them. Tlren he is ready for the afternoons riding, on that kind of a forlorn, sobbing stomach, At eight, witli his guests, he has dinner. He sits at the head of the table and watches his guests load up on a couple of dozen different kinds of foods, with appropriate moist embellishments and ho himself has a little splinter of rare roast beef, with a tiny dab of boiled spinach or some other vegetable on the side.

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