Back Again to City Park: Fast Track, Good Weather and a Big Attendance Features of the Day, Daily Racing Form, 1908-01-21


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BACK AGAIN TO CITY PARK. ! J FAST TRACK. GOOD WEATHER AND A BIG ATTENDANCE FEATURES OF THE DAY. Jack Atkin with Big Weight Up Wins the Chief Race of the Day — Gibson Wins for McDowell — Or.y Takes a Fast Race. New Orleans. La.. January 20. — Fine weather ami » fast track marked the resumption of racing at City Park, wit li a big attendance. Thirty-nine layers, a record number in these parts, were in line, but the light business did not justify the number. From a lacing standpoint the handicap at seven furlong* was the principal feature. In it Jack Atkin was asked to carry 134 pounds and concede Height to the other starters, among them Jacobite. He did so in decisive fashion and demonstrated that, excepting Cliapul;ei ec. he is easily the best racer here. Jacobites performance was by no means a poor one. He carried his 129 pounds gal lantly and stood a hard drive to l eat Pasadena for second place. . Fifteen filly baby racers made their debut In the opening scramble, and tin- finish was a desperate one lH-twecn Klizabeth llarvood. from Edward Corri-gans stable, and Helen Kidder, owned by F. A. Pond. Inela. a Cella representative, finished in third place. It was probably the poorest of any of the juvenile races run to date, as all of the Mailers were green and dashed belter skelter all over the course. The steeplechase had an unwieldy field of fourteen starters and went to Coal Black Lady, well ridden by the Italian rider. Masnada. McAllister went wel throughout and but lor suffering from some early interference, might have beaten the wiun- r. Thespian displayed erratic form and, while in the lead approaching the fourth hedge, attempted to bolt, but failing to clear the obstacle, crashed into the wing and fell heavily. His rider. C. Holt, sustained a fractured collar bone and a brakes jaw. Thespian had to be destroyed. The closing race furnished the best contest of the aliernoon. Orly. the favorite, getting up in the last stride to l cat Donna, which, running to her In -t form today, was troublesome throughout. I. Vtttltoe, trainer of Dr. McChior. acting for his employer. John J. Ryan, bid the winner up to S2.«mmi. an advance of ■«• and bought him. P. M. Civill m n taliation claimed Donna for ,289. Scverus. favored by good racing link, took the tilth i ice from the poorly ridden Hans, Jennies Beau ck.setl a tremendous gap and was clearly best. Gibson, iii the third race, was best of the i»oor rnccis s.iitiug in H. JinLc McDowell was again forced to lie altscnt from the .judges stand on account of illness. William Shelly presided and J. Campbell acted as associate judge. The suit for damages instituted by William Rabh. irhe was rilled olT at City Park in ISM, was l«istiHi.ied until tomorrow. Kolo Pearsall. a prominent member of the Metropolitan Turf Association, arrived today from New Lyman .1. Davis, secretary of the New Louisville Jockey Club, returned tonight to the Falls City. Ccfo..- dtparturc lie announced that there was absolutely no foundation for the story that the Churchill Downs truck would encounter opposition in t icir effort to give a spring meeting. Mr. Davis will go to New York after a brief stay in Louisville, to cousuit with James Duller concerning stake offerings at the Yonkcrs track meeting in August. J. II. Baker will dispose of Arrow Swift next i dii ■•-day by auction to dissolve a partnership in the colt.

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