Protest after Philistines Victory: Spectators Differ with Judges over Placing of Horses in Final Race, Daily Racing Form, 1919-03-01


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PROTEST AFTER PHILISTINES VICTORY Spectators Differ with Judges Over Placing of Horses in Final Race. NEW ORLEANS, La.. February 28. It was left for the final race to bring with it the outstanding incident of the afternoons racing, when a demonstration of protest ensued on account of the Judges placing Philistine as the winner, with Progressive second and Luther third. The trio came to the finish closely grouped, and to most it appeared as if Luther hud won from Philistine, while Progressive landed in third place. Tim judges, however, saw the finish otherwise, and the noisy protest followed. Luther had been backed with rare confidence, and the fact that he wis the favorite aggravated the clamor to some extent. A brisk shower which visited the Fair Grounds this morning caused the track to again be heavy, and as a result mud runners again held sway. Upsets were numerous. Peccant, in the opening race, being the only outstanding favorite that succeeded. The worst upset came with the running of the feature race, in which Pat Ihmnes Tinder Fire was a pronounced choice, but the best he could do was to land in third place after showing an unwillingness to extend himself fully. The winner turned up in War Mask, which cantered away witli the purse. Phantom Maid taking second place. Under Fire tried to run out on all turns and flinched badly under punishment. His hard campaign this winter has left him in a sour mood. Another racer that indicates staleness In no uncertain measure is Squeeler. He was a .starter in the third race and brought up a distant follower In a field that he seemingly could run away from when at his top form. This race was won by Words o Wisdom, with Sabretash in second place. Phil Chinn tried to uncover a .good thing in Cornelius Fellowes Toadstool, which was iu with a bad band that started in the second race, but after going flatteringly for a half milt: he tired badly. ami finished far back. The purse went to John W. Schorrs Milila. Incidentally it marked the first purse that the Memphisan had won this winter. Cain Spring was an overwhelming choice to win the fifth race, but failed to get a portion of the purse, Water Willow just managing to last long enough to beat Mister Mark, with Harvey Smarr In third place. Plurenzl unseated the diminutive Stapleton at the tart and furnished some excitement for the crowd by going into the lead at the half mile .ground and showing the way to the others for the rest of the way. Some in the crowd could not understand the judges action in ignoring her in the result. Thistle Green and Kebo fought it out in the sixth race, and Burkes superior riding on the Hamilton mare gave her the victory. With good riding Luther would have been the winner of the final race, and it would have prevented the noisy demonstration that followed his being placed third. HORSES SUBJECT TO STATE AND CITY TAX. All horses stabling at the local tracks are subject to a state and city tax of .10 according to a ruling yesterday by the State Board of Affairs. The New Orleans city assessor was notified to collect the tax. The horses all having a blanket valuation of 00. There are 1,020 horses subject to the tax. The city will get .30 and the state .80 on each horse. Jockey Sneidemaii was suspended for the remainder of the meeting by the starter for disobedience at the post. G. H. Keene shipped fourteen horses to Churchill Downs this morning. The remainder of the Wal-deck Stable in his charge will be sent to Oaklawn to race. Godfrey, Jr. and Queutin Preece were arrivals today from Havana and will accept mounts at the Jefferson Park track. All the horses owned by !. Preece, Sr., have been sold in Havana. Algernon Daingerfield. assistant secretary of the Jockey Club has notified owners here, intending to race on eastern tracks, to send in their applications for licenses, as they must have been acted on before March 15. Bracelet has been sold by F. P. Letellier on private terms to E. Murray. Rae Samuels, owned by J. Livingston, which had been turned over to Pat Dunne by trainer Jack McCormack before his departure to Louisville, died this morning. J. W. McClelland, owner of Eternal, was among the visitors this morning from Hot Springs. He reports that his crack colt now lit quarters at Oak-lawn Park was wintering in splendid style and that he was being trained with a view to starting in the Kentucky Derby, Mr. McClelland stating that he would like to start the colt at Oaklawii before shipping him to Kentucky. The good three-year-old Sailor will be nominated to the Kentucky Derby. There will be iio admission to maskers Mardi Gras day, next Tuesday, at the Fair Grounds. Word was received this morning that the bill intending to allow racing in Missouri was introduced in the legislature yesterday.

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