Fair Grounds Opens Today: New Grandstand near Completion and Everything in Readiness, Daily Racing Form, 1919-01-01


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FAIR GROUNDS OPENS TODAY ! New Grandstand Near Completion " and Everything in Readiness. Attractive Inaugural Program Expected to Bring Out a Record- Breaking Attendance. NEW ORLEANS, La., December 31. The days of miracles are still with us, at least the seemingly impossible has been accomplished. From the ashes of the grandstand and other buildings at the Fair Grounds destroyed by fire- last Saturday morning have emerged a new stand and betting navilion as if by magic. The enterprising Business Slens Racing Association, backed by the New Louisiana Jockey Club, had started the work of rebuilding before the ashes of the burned buildings had grown cold. Day and night the work has gone on without interruption, until now it is safe to assert that their pluck and perseverance will be rewarded, and the Ieople of New Orleans and the tourists will be agreeably surprised when the gates of the famous and popular Fair Grounds are thrown open to the public tomorrow. As far as the racing is concerned, the consensus of opinion is that the greatest season of winter sport in the Crescent City will be inaugurated with the running of the attractive New Years day program. Slore and higher class horses are available for racing this winter than ever before, and the majority of them are in prime condition. A feature of this meeting which was lacking hist year will be the juvenile raciiig. The rescinding of the rule prohibiting the raciusr of two-year-olds before the 1st of April is responsible for the resuinption of the "hajiy1. rnp?nate3rva--uOrSeWii ajfijputiiit." alike. .lti!i,v stars m the embryo are reported housed in the different stables, and the general, run of the youngsters here arc considered of more than ordinary promise. The New Years Handicap is: the feature of the opening day card and promises: .to be a contest well worth seeing. All that is necessary to insure a banner attendance is clear,, pleasant weather, and that the weather man lias forecast.. Late arrivals from Xew York include David Gideon and many other well-known racing people conspicuous on eastern tracks. Nineteen horses consigned to the Waldeck Stable have readied the Fair Grounds from Lexington in good condition. The string embraced Pas de Chance, Brooklund, SlesalUance and fifteen yearlings. Among the latter are a filly and a colt by Luke SIcLnke. Jimmy Johnson has selected names for his pair of coming two-year-olds. A bay colt by Slarajax Honeymoon has tieen named Lieutenant Seas, while the name of Hello Pardner has been chosen for a bay colt by Slarajax Sla We Dear. The stewards ordered the withdrawal of ,T. S. Ownbeys Democrac from the first race, vesterday wiien that gelding failed to reach Jie "tract from the Fair Grounds within the reg " uon time.

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