More Mud at New Orleans: Another Rainfall Puts the Track into Bad Condition Once Again, Daily Racing Form, 1917-01-06


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MORE MUD AT NEW ORLEANS ANOTHER RAINFALL PUTS THE TRACK INTO BAD CONDITION ONCE AGAIN. King Mart Defeats For Fair and Ben Hampson in the Feature Race — Bombast Wins Under a Good Ride — New Rule Made. New drteaaa, T.:i.. .Tun. 5. — Another li.nrd r;iin visited the Fair Grounds during the night. again CBBS-ing tlio MM to become soggy Mild lumpy. There v.ns also a lroi in teni]er:iture hut the chilly 1 nm wafting through the grandstand did not seem to discommode the big attendance to any i.otii-eable degree. The first seven raee program In re filled well, hut had an excess of ordinary ones starting. Palm Garden action, however, and voluminous. The Mended feat ire, the Iickwick Club Purse at a mile, had only three starters and it furnished a big upset by the defeats of For Fair and l.en Hampson. which had absorbed most of the support. The victor turned up in King Mart which G. K. Phillips recently acquired by the claiming route. The horses victory was extremely flaky, for For Fair, under intelligent riding, would probably have ■wen off by himself. Another Harry Payne Whitney bred youngster, running in the interest o"f .1. . Talbott. scored a bracket when Roinbast. after a rousing drive by Robinson, managed to outstay Henry K. Monomoy, favorite in the second race, could do no better than land in third pi ice. The Duke winning ■fter a mild drive from Class A. Miller Hendersons triumphed easily in the third race, with Pontefraot in second place and Thornwood third. After the finish, W. Kirnic advanced the winner from an entered price of 00 to .110. at which figure he secured him. There were three claims lodged for Pontefract and C. . lied won him in tin-draw. The claiming price was 00. P. M. Civill won his first purse of the meeting when Wat succeeded ill outstaying iarl. After wrestling with the selling race problem for hours last night and reaching no decision. menilMrs of the Thoroughbred Association passed it for further discussion at their next meeting, to be held on January 1L. Another matter of importance that the nm rs passed on was to appoint a committee who will wait on Judge Murphy and request him to amend the rub in reference to suspended jockeys, to allow the rider to finish out his engagements the following day. In other words, if a jockey is suspend- d bj the starter for any infraction or is punished by the judge for rough riding, the suspension docs not go into effect until L4 hours later. In cast-the jo.key has been engaged in a stake, his ongag--nient is also valid if suspended for a trivial offense. The report of the committee who had charge of broaching the seven-race mutter to the Husiness Mens Racing Association, was read and at its conclusion W. R. Mizell offered the following resolution, which was unanimously adopted: "Resolved. by the members of the Thoroughbr.d Horse Association that ;-. vote of thanks M recorded and notice of same be exteaded to the Husiness Mens Kacing Association, and the officials associated with them, for the liberal and unselfish manner in which tln-y have tieated the horsemen racing here by inereas ing the ■amber el races and value of purses, and that we assure them our hearty support in their effort to revive racing along the high standard upon Which it is being conducted here." Judge Murphy will grant the request of the horsemen in regards to suspended jockeys and their suspension will begin twenty -four hours after it is in-ItVteO, excepting where it applies to the closing days. jo-.-k- y 1.. Gentry has decided to abandon the saddle on account of increasing weight and will hereafter assist trainer A. L. Kirby with his extensive string of racers. S. M. ll.-ini.-rsin. who has been ill for some time in Louisville, was an arrival today. Then- is a report urr-nt that at the conclusion of the primal meeting the BacfaWM Mens Racing Associativa will purchase the Fair Grounds and turn over the City Park Trick to the city. Jockey J. Brewal apprentice- allowance expired this afternoon. Tin- raster of a race track being built in Detroit this y.-ar is again being revived. It is said that s.-wmI wealthy sportsmen are interested in the project and are aiming to interest Judge Murphy with then. Julge Muni y-w is net satisfied with the ride that Gourley gave For Fair and had the owner and trailer before aha. Goarley said that he- rede to order* aad was corroborated by owner Miller, who said thai he advised tin- rider to keep the horse out freu the rail. N hue he- thought the going was bad am held several blind hides. Judge Murphy dhnaiaaed tin- matter later. Captain Prt ece bought Hubbub this morning for SL.OOi. Joikis K-deris and Jelieott were given a sharp lecture by the .bulges for attempted rough riding. Sim Louis advanced tie- winner in the last race ,S M over his entered price of 00, but failed to get him. W. P.irnie claimed Prim Harry out of the sixth lace fir 1917.sh00.

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