Dead Heat at City Park: Lajeunesse and Hans Finish on Level Terms an Divide Purse, Daily Racing Form, 1907-12-04


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DEAD HEAT AT- CITY PAWL J t LAJEUNESSE AND HANS FINISH ON LEVEL TERMS AND DIVIDE PURSE. 1 Quadrille Takes the Measure of Robin Hood s Telescope and Approbation Score Again. -r I 1 Now Orleans, Ln., December 3. Hans and Lajeu- J nesse furnished excitement for a big crowd of racing enthusiasts by running a dead heat in the . third race today after a sharp drive lasting almost , the length of the stretch. Lajeuncsse was a J slight favorite and ridden by McDaniel. Hans, on 1 a the strength of recent fast trials and Notters presence in the saddle, also came in for a good 1 share of support. The pair trailed Needmore closely to the stretch turn, where both simultaneously made fast moves and, displacing Need more, j ran like a team for the remainder of the journey. The judges award did not meet with general ap- , proval, many being of the opinion that Hans had won. Nor did the placing of Albert Star in third , place please all, lolar Star seeming to have gained t that position to some. Racing conditions could not have been improved and for the first time since the opening there was a ! fast track. Finishes in many of the races were close, making amends fr the poor horses coin pet- , ing. Quadrille and Robin Hood, the joint favorites j in the fourth, fought it out hard for live furlongs I before the Mayberry candidate gave way. Quad- 1 fille then came on to an easy victory. 1 Kdward Corrigans I.orimer, a son of Cactus , Rose Tree II., and quoted at a good price, emerged from the maiden ranks by beating out fourteen oher youngsters in the opening dash. Stoneman, favorite, was the runner-up and put up a good performance. In the closing race Approbation again downed Flavigny, and, like his last victory over the Watkins lilly, it was a liuky one. Petj-r Becker, favored by his light impost and suffering no mishaps, led all the way in the steeplechase and won from Pete Vinegar. Dunning, after . showing good form for a part of the trip, tired badly and took third place by accident, as W. K. Slade came to grief at the eighth jump and Sam lloff-heimer unseated bis rider at the first hedge. Telescope showed by his win today in the liftU that his last victory was not a lluke. He also was favorite. Announcement was made today that everything would lie in readiness for the opening of the Fair Grounds next Monday. There was some trepidation felt as to the completion of the plant, on account of the setback the workmen experienced through the severe weather. It was also said that the Fair Grounds meeting will be conducted under AVestcrn Jockey Club rule. Owners and trainers, however, who have a license from the American Turf Association, will not lie required to take out AVestcrn Jockey Club licenses. Likewise licenses issued by the Western Jockey Club will be good on tracks under the control of the American Turf Association. Many horsemen who have raced on the half-mile tracks arc taking advantage of the bigger tracks proffer to give them consideration when applying for licenses and have forsaken the smaller tracks.

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