Grumpy in Winning Form: Takes the New Orleans Feature Race without Trouble-Brynlimah Second, Daily Racing Form, 1917-01-30


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GRUMPY IN WINNING FORM TAKES THE NEW ORLEANS FEATURE RACE WITHOUT TROUBLE— BRYNLIMAH SECOND. Weather Pleasant but Renewed Rain Keeps the Track Hcr.vy — Madame Sarah Bernhardt One of Yesterdays Spectators — Track Gossip. Ne-w Orleans. La.. January 29. — The Sarah Bernhardt Handicap at one mile, which was the outstanding race on this afternoons card at the- Fair Grounds, resetted in an easy victory for Grumpy, with Brynlimah. the favorite, in second place and Opportunity far in advance of Sanscrit, the only other starter. Grumpy was given a good ride and ran as if much the best at the weights, having a four lengths lead at the finish. The warm weather and improved racing offerings were factors in bringing out a banner attendance, augmented by many members of the Western Fruit Jobl ers Association, which is here in convention. The visitors included Madame Sarah Bernhardt in whose honor the feature was named. The arrival of the famous actress at the track was the signal for much excitement and the diva was given a great reception, the band distinguishing itself by playing the Marseilles. "A wonderful sport for all classes," was her comment on the racing. Madame Bernhardt presented to Mrs. C. J. Brockmiller, owner of Grumpy, winner of the handicap, a handsome diamond ring, that at one time belonged to Empress Eugenie and which was given to Madame Bernhardt in Paris on her first presentation of LAiglon. Form backets again experienced disastrous reversals, the choices being bowled over with regularity. The heavy rain which again visited these parti drenched the track and again converted it into a bad state. Tho different races wore as a result riddled by withdrawals. Some of the racing was fairly interesting, but the winners had a comparatively easy time of it in most of the dashes. Todays visitors included Walter II. Poareo and jockey T. Henry from Juarez. Jake Mnrkbin e-ai-io from Tijuana and Sam Louis returned from his home in Kansas City. C. W. Clark and his party came this morning from San Mateo, Cal.. and will stay here for the remainder of the- racing. Brinkley Snowden and a party of sportsmen, who are extensively interested in the revival of racing in Tennessee, will arrive shortly from Memphis. The officials of the Business Mens Racing As-sociation decided this afternoon to license no more jockeys for the present meeting, unless some rider imeier contract to an owner should arrive for the big stakes at the close of the meeting. In explaining the matter. Judge Murphy said: "We have sixty -seven licensed jockeys, they are in the main a clean lot of boys, and we have; practically eliminated rough riding. The meeting will close three weeks from tomorrow and it might be necessary to whip new elements into line. We believe our best interests will be served by limiting the licenses to those already granted." The licenses of jockeys Gaugel and Barham have been suspended, pending investigation into Sundays fray near the grounds. Jockey Barham is said to have stabbed former jockey Bellooks during an nl-tercatie n. The following weights were announced this afternoon for the; De Soto Hotel Handicap at one mile with ,000 added for three-year-olds, to be run on Thurselav: Bullion, US; JWn Hasspaon, 103; Diamond. 108; Dr. Tuck, ltt; finer, MB; Grand?, Hh ; Lucile p., 104: Mononioy, 105; Opportunity, 108; Tioga, 98; Whirling Dun, 117; Warsaw, 109.

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