Brings Tale of Woe from New Orleans: Returned Racegoer Says Crescent City is Full of Tourists Who Live off Friends., Daily Racing Form, 1917-02-02


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BRINGS TALE OF WOE FROM NEW ORLEANS. Returned Racegoer Says Crescent City Is Full of Tourists Who Live Off Friends. By Ed Cole. New York. Pill Mir 1. — One of the regular race course brigade has returned home from New Orleans with tales of disaster and woe. According to his story the game has not been all "beer and skittles" for the rank and file, meaning the Ixiys who went south to spend the winter with the intention of at least making expenses. "The place is overstocked with workers." said he, "and when they could not get work tin- con-eeaaeaees were lack of funds and meals at times. Bead Samaritans ware hunted to cover by those wishing to make a touch. The result has been that those who were lucky enough to get jobs had to practically sappert those who did not. As regards the occapaats of the Palm Garden they have thinned out perceptibly owing to the expense incurred in operating there. Considerably less than fifty are on the floor and according to their stories every one is digging into the bank roll. It is said that Henry Ilanf is 0,000 loan and others in proportion. Bad Track Responsible. "This has been caused." continued the narrator, "through the .continuous bad track, which has minimized the entries, and the fact that one or two smart horsemen are relying on information In preference to form. Ed McGrath is one of the players who have collected quite a few geed wagers through lose observance on the market operations, Which have been headed by one or two lucky horsemen. Live nnd last call horses are awaited by the erewd and the speculation is done mostly in the last few minutes. Operators who rely upon form have had a sorry session. This was probably due to the extraordinary track conditions and bad luck during the running of a race. Colonel James and his aasociatlS, Mr. Kyle and Mr. Collins, have met with many reverses, as have others who have relied strictly on form for their results. They are determined to see the meeting through, however. living in hop- that when the track becomes good tin- eoateataata wiU perform more consistently. Horses Kept in Their Stable. "Regarding the future, the conditions of horses will enter largely into the question. Naturally hundreds of horses have had to lie kept in their stalls during the past month. They could neither be raced Bar traiie-d properly, consequently even the hois,, partial to a fast track will hardly be keyed up for a grueling race should the track laconic fast before the close of the meeting. This fact will cause inconsistence for a few days at hast and it will not be surprising to see horses beaten when tin- track becasaes fast that, on all form, should be victors. This will frequently be due to their lick of condition. "While the meeting has been decidedly successful from a financial standpoint." concluded the speaker, "it has been disastrous for the majority of regulars. A few. maybe, have covered expeus s which have been high owing to housing accommodations. 7 m r they are much in the minority. The business folks of New Orleans have reaped a gaed harvest and the winter sport at that petal is being built upon a solid foundation -one that will take a heap of smpsatthNI to destroy. What is more, it is being conducted by the Business Mens Association solely, so far as the business of the institution is concerned. Judge Murphy is the ruler of the racing prepcr." Brothcis A. and R. Miles Are Sought. Inquiries arc being made in Philadelphia for Albert and Roseee .Miles, two men believed to have been in the race bares business. These is an estate to be settled up. which cannot be accomplished until the two brothers are located.

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