Good Mardi Gras Racing: Merrymakers Invade the Elder New Orleans Track in Great Force, Daily Racing Form, 1908-03-03


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GOOD MAEDI GRAS RACING. MERRYMAKERS INVADE THE ELDER NEW ORLEANS TRACK IN GREAT FORCE. Prince Ahmed Runs a Fast Three-Quarters — The Bear Scores from Toy Boy — Beau Brummel Defeats Posing — J. C. Core Sick. [ New Orleans. I.a.. March 2. — The resumption °f lacing at the Fair Grounds today was marked by favorable weather, a last track ami an attractive program. Mardi Gras visitors were out in full force and witnessed some excellent racing. Favor Ites were successful in live instances anil the thirty nine layers that operated in the b tting ring received a severe drubbing. To enable the Mardi Cras visitors to witness todays parade the lirst MM was called at 2:.t0. tliirty minutes later than usual. The six furlongs handicap, in which live good sprinters met. was attended by the heaviest speculation here in some time, each of the start, rs having a hMt of supporters. Prince Ahmed, on the strength of his recent splendid work in private, was favorite and mad good in impressive style, by run ning the distance in the fastest time made this season on a local course. He was at all times the l est and could have taken the l-.-ad at once, but allowed Platoon to go out and act as pacemaker. lb- wore him down when called on and won in a big canter. The poor showing made by Lens was partially accounted for by the fact that he was away slowly and had to go wide into the stretch. He finished gamely but failed to beat Platoon for third place. Beau Brummel, with .1. In Ike. saddle, ran to his l est form in the fifth race and covered the mile and seventy yards in close to the track record for tlo- distance, held by himself. He set a fast pace from the start and shook off Posing, which had been his closest pursuer, in the last sixteenth. The opening scramble for youngsters resulted in one of the upsets of this season. McNally winning at odds of To to 1. He was favored by good racing luck which enabled him to go into a long lead at once and win handily from Tom Holland. The latter, in a hard drive, outstayed All Red. the favorite. All Red would have won with a better start. !uy Fisher, which Smith took back repeatedly, would have also been fighting it out. Toy Boy and The Hear furnished a spirited contest in the third race at five and one-half furlongs, a favorite distance for huf. Toy Boy showed the most early s|.eed. but in the final furlong The Bear challenged with a rush that landed him winner by ji half length. Wm. 11. Lyon, the favorite, and well ridden by Notter. proved best of the poor field that started in the second race. . R. Fllison and his followers made a good winning in the sixth race by the victory of Lady Sourtle. Notter got her away fast from the i ost and. beating the others to the first turn, took a long lead which he retained to the finish. Flora Riley, the lavoiit ■, was subjected to all sorts of interference in the early stages, which accounted for her failure to finish in the first three. The closing race was a hard fought one from start to finish, St. Bi llane finally winning out by a small margin from Creel, Flaxman taking third place. Jockeys McDaniel and Notter were each fined o by the judges for cutting across in front at the start of the third race. J. M. Gorman, the Cincinnati broker, who is here witnessing the Mardi Gras, is dissatisfied with the condition of his horses and will rest up Miss Sain and the others in his String until the summer meetings in New York. The stakes for the Kenton county track which closed today received a large entry from horsemen here. J. W. Fullers Martial, which was carded in todays opening race, had to be withdrawn on account of an injury sustained while being exercised this morning, when he bolted through the back fence. Reports from an authoritative source are that the New Louisville Jockey OJub will hold a nineteen days meeting this spring at Churchill Ilowns. beginning May 2. Lexington is trying to arrange to hold its meeting at the close of the one at I.ouisvlllo anil preceding Latonia. Bookmaker Sam Murray, after drawing in. was forced to abandon his stand lie fore the first race on account of illness. C. R. Ellison was granted permission to withdraw J. C. Core from the fourth race on account of that horses sickness. He bad a temperature of 105 after bis last race and fears are entertained for bis recovery. Several horsemen have already engaged cars in which to transport their racers to Washington at tin- close of the present Fair Grounds ]»eriol of racing. Among those who will leave at tliat time are George O.loni. Albert Simons. Fd Moore and .liiiues McLaughlin. Jr.

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