City Park Racing Muddy: Still Three Favorites Contrive to Land First Money, Daily Racing Form, 1907-11-26


view raw text

CITY PAEK RACING MUDDY. STILL THREE FAVORITES CONTRIVE TO LAND FIRST MONEY. Conville Defeats Frank Lord in the Chief Race De Reszke Wins a Sprint Refined Easily Best. New Orleans, La., November 25. Todays racing, at City Park left nothing to enthuse over. The fields were composed of mediocre class horses, and the speculation in the ring was extremely light, causing most of the layers to complain. Only twenty-four bookmakers, including the three fielders, quoted prices. The track had improved but slightly and fast time was out of the question. The seven furlongs race, which held out good promise to result in a splendid contest, was marred by a mishap at the start when jockey Delaby, astride Coltness, the favorite, sustained a hard fall when his mount went down, caused by Frank Lord running Into him. With Coltness out of the running the race appeared a gift for Frank Lord, but after setting the pace for a half Conville ranged alongside of him and ultimately beat him to the finish. Conville found steady support near the end. He was a good horse as a two-year-old, and L. A. Cella, his present owner, purchased him about a year ago for the reported price of 5,000 with a view to annexing last years Crescent City Derby. He went amiss before being shipped here and left Montgomery to take down the rich prize. De Reszke, Orlaudot and Refined were the successful choices in the course of the afternoon. The last named was the easiest winner, having an eight lengths margin at the end. The greatest upset came with the running of the closing race when St. Noel was decisively downed by Docile. Jockey Liebert was held to blame by most or the spectators and St. Noels owner for his defeat. Liebert allowed the favorite to run wide most of the way. Edward Corrigans Florence N., his first representative to start at the meeting, took the purse in the opener, but to do so had to bo favored by good racing luck, as Georgia Girl, which finished third, was practically left and clearly showed by the immense gap she closed, that she was much the best. Jockey Delaby was conveyed unconscious to the scales room after his fall, but rallied when lie arrived there and showed slight effects from his tumble. He will resume riding tomorrow. Jockeys Nicol and C. Koerner were fined 50 each by the starter in the second race for disobedience at the post. Pleasant View Belle, owned by. J. R. Taylor, died this afternoon as a result of lung fever. Secretary Maginu received a telegram from Amos Turney requesting that jockey Lloyd be restrained from riding here. Turney claims Lloyd under contract and did not give the rider permission to come here. Lloyd will be kept on the ground until Turneys claim is investigated. J. W. Fuller will bring fifteen horses tomorrow from his farm near Dallas, including Tokalou, First Premium and other good performers. Five horses, owned by Louis Lemp, the St. Louis brewer, arrived today from the Mound City. M. J. Daly stated today that he will sell most of the horses he now has in California and race next year a string of two-year-olds. Sam Louis, who will race several horses here this winter, arrived today from San Antonio. Edward Corrigan sold Marsh Redon to R. S. Henderson at private terras. Joe McLennan has had the firing irons applied to the two-year-old colt Rovery. Announcement was made this afternoon by the executive committee of the Louisiana Driving, ami Racing Club that racing would be discontinued in future at the half-mile track. Lack of patronage is held to be responsible for the sudden decision to cease racing In opposition to the City Park track.

Persistent Link:
Local Identifier: drf1907112601_1_7
Library of Congress Record: