Come from Far and Near: New Orelans Activity in Preparation for Racing at High Tide, Daily Racing Form, 1915-12-05


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• COME FROM FAR AND KEAR NEW ORELANB ACTIVITY IK PREPARATION FOR RACING AT HIGH TIDE Big Wingfleld String with Celesta at Head Arrives from California — Two Hundred Yearlings to Furnish Two-Year-Old Racing. New Orleans, La., December 4. — All roads led to the Fair Grounds today, judging from the continuous arrivals at the course where the Business Mens Racing Association will conduct their meeting, beginning January 1. Originally it was announced that ouly lifty-six days of racing would be the order for this season — the extra day will be provided as a result of it being leap year. Each newcomer expresses amazement and pleasure over the splendid facilities here and the ship-shape order that the plant is in. Every available bit of space has been alloted and the efforts of General Manager Murphy and his associates are now being devoted to taking care of the overflow. The building of new stables may lie necessary, but if the association can dispense with doing so it will lie more satisfactory. While the arrivals of horses are plentiful, those of turfites are greater. One train from the east brought 101 passengers. It is predicted that the end of next week will find this city entertaining over 2.000 turfmen and followers of racing. Continuous additions will be the rule dally thereafter, with the real influx coming immediately after Christmas. Seldom has a winter meeting had such an array of good racing material as will be available for Secretary McLennans use. In the seven hundred or more hor.-es at the track can be found some really high-class racers and the coming two-year-olds also hold out much promise. There will be nearly two hundred yearlings at the course before the meeting opens. A pretentious string to arrive this morning was that of J. W. Fuller, which came from his farm near Wills Point, Texas. The consignment included such useful ones as Injury, Dorothy Dean, Colonel Marchmont, Roy, Ask Her, Ask Ma, Caps, Lena Jackson, Tokay, Colinet, Barton and Beautiful Girl. G. W. Wingflelds string, consisting of tiineteen horses, arrived in good order this morning from San Francisco. This aggregation was headed by those good racers, Star Shooter and Celesta. Others in the band were Washoe Belle, Scarlet Oaks. Mary-Jay. Skeerface. Tze-shi. Amalgamator and the recently acquired English-bred Polistena. There weie in addition eight yearlings, including several from England. The Wingfleld horses will be looked after by George H. Strate, who came with them. Another string from California to arrive was tli-it of G. W. Billernian, in which it is said that Gil Anderson Broncho Billy, of pictnre fame, has an interest. They were Tight Boy, Diadi, Faustina and four two-year-olds. Smith and Farrars Supreme, Lady London, and Scrapper, came from Bowie as did those owned by Mrs. J. Phillips, consisting of VIley, Good Ccounsel, Fair Helen, All Smiles and Christophine. Wayne O. Joplin will campaign only Penniless anil Royal Meteor this winter. They arrived this morning with the division that Frank M. Bray will race here. The stable of Francis J. Pons will consist mainly of youngsters, Judge Wright being the most prominent member of the older brigade. This one time star gives every indication, according to his owner, of standing training. The others that will carry the Pons colors are Swift Fox. Maud Bacon. Great Dolly. Meddling Miss, Bon Otis. Blue Grass Belle. Sang Bleu. Minnie Behrens and Miss Waters. Judge Joseph A. Murphy stated today that the same license rules that prevailed here last winter will be applicable to this term of racing. Jockeys will be required to pay 0 and trainers . The proceeds will be kept in a fund, to be applied to the relief of injured jockeys and trainers during the meeting and, at the close of the racing, the surplus will tie turned over to the charity hospital. W. R. Mizell, whose horses arrived yesterday, stated today that he was forced to leave Robert Bradley in Maryland on account of having him gelded with a view to improving his post disposition. The horse will be wintered near Baltimore. The string of James MacManus and P. Sheridan will arrive Sunday, and the big baud that William Walker is sending here will reach the Fair Grounds Monday.

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