Good Weather at New Orleans: Ideal Climatic Conditions Prevail at Fair Grounds Track Nearly at Its Best, Daily Racing Form, 1919-01-14


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GOOD WEATHER AT NEW ORLEANS Ideal Climatic Conditions Prevail at Fair Grounds Track Nearly at Its Best. NEW ORLEANS, La., January 13. The long desired but much delayed brand of weather usually prevalent at tliis time of the year arrived at last and was responsible in bringing to the Fair Grounds the largest crowd ever seen at that course on a Monday It was also instrumental in putting the track in the best condition it has been since New Years dav. Enthusiastic and speculatively inclined was the big assemblage, which kept the oralizers m the palm garden on the qui vlve all afternoon Racing secretary Joseph McLennan provided one of the best programs of the meeting, the "this being well matched and composed of some of the better grade of horses. The mile dash, run as the fourth race, brought together a speedy band, with Franklin, the outstanding choice, making good in decisive fashion in the fastest time recorded for the distance at the meeting. Kama and Marasmus staked a thrilling stretch duel in the third, the finish being exceptionally close, the former getting the verdict by a neck. Another interesting contest came with the running of the fifth race, four of the six starters finishing closelv bunched. Irregular getting first m6ney, with Kewpie ONeil second and Cadillac third. Another two-year-old success was recorded ly the A. B. Spreckels stable when Runnan, the third of the Runnymede offspring to score here since the first of the year, jvmi the opener, getting up 111 the last seventy yards after racing wide most of the way. Marvin May. backed into favoritism, was second and Airnat third. Canvasback. an Lnglish-bred colt of excellent parentage, making his initial turf performance, made an impressive debut and might have won but for running out on the stretch turn.

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