Notes of the Fair Grounds Meeting, Daily Racing Form, 1917-02-01


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NOTES OF THE FAIR GROUNDS MEETING. Muse Cnnst. well known sportsman of San Fran-cisio. is visiting New Orleans and probably will remain throughout the race meeting. Johnnie Williams has developed into one of the best riders and the sharp-shooters are careful how they bit against any of tin- horses he is riding. Joe I, had a hard race to win Saturday, as he was off poorly. Crump gave him a rousing ride all the way. however, and he got up in time to beat Thomas Callaway. Hendron, the bay colt owned by J. A. Kyle is a grand -looking four-year-old and will be heard from before this meeting is fiver. lie ran wide in his race Saturday and began green from the barrier, but will improve with racing. Jockey Crump has taken tie rail away from Praakie Robinson in the ;-.tce for riding honors. For a left -handed jockey Crump stands ace-high with the horsemen and is in much demand. Sometimes liis mounts swerve, but they only do so when it is to their advantage. Thornhill, one of the best sprinters at the Fair Groanda and a stakes also, made an impressive showing for his first time out Saturday. He fin-isle d fast behind I»r. Carmen and. considering that he had 120 pounds up, can be counted on for a fast three-quarters the next time he starts. W. T. Austin, a well-known turfman, is a reel st arrival from St. Augustine Fla.. where he has been vacationing since the close of the racing si ason in the Blue t;rass State. Mr. Austin was and plc.i-t d at the interest the New Orleans public takes i,i the thoroughbred sport. He will ninain through the meetit.g. John Lowe thought I.rynlimah was such a cinch Batarda] that be did not give Murphy a whip, but instructed the ockej to rate the horse in behind the ota rs until tie stretch and then turn him loose. Inis would hare panned out all right except that ISryn was too far out of it when the turn into the stretch was made. II: .1 Murphy carried a whip to ti.-kle him with in the first half. Hubbub might have found himself in a tough stretch battle.

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