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GOOD MEETINGS LAST DAY - Racing at the Fair Grounds to Close This Afternoon. Buford Wins a Fast Race in Which Frederick the Great Disappoints Track Talk. XEW 0RLEAXS. La.. March 3. The dimunitive jockey Erickson furnished the stellar incident of todays Fair Grounds program by his good and bad riding. He showed excellent saddle work on Poverina and Minawnnd in the second and third races, both of which he won, bnt in the succeeding race, while on Frederick the Great, a receding favorite, he put . up an exhibition that was in contrast. The horse was in front and going well a quarter from the start when Erickson began taking him back, and afterward he was never dangerous. P.nford -was the winner of the race from Bolster, with Assume third. After the finish the judges promptly had Erickson up to explain his ride, and the youngster stated his foot wis out of the stirrup when reaching the three-eighths post and excused his earlier action of taking the horse back on the score that he had instructions to save the horse in the early running. The judges seemed satisfied with the explanation, for they did nothing in the matter. Patrol judge Conkling corroborated Ericksons statement that he had lost his foot oat of one of the stirrups. The near closing of the present meeting at this track, coupled with the summery weather and agreeable racing conditions that prevailed, -was responsible for an immense patronage being at the course. The sport was wholesome and spirited, all the finishes being of the hard driving variety. The-opener enabled -E. It. -Bradley to-earirtr"pnrse with his filly Blue Jeans, -which managed to beat Oleaster after a hard fought contest. Poverina scored what may have been a lucky win in the second race, although she led for the entire way and outstayed Estimable. Had Ina Kay been away with the others, instead of being practically left at the post, she might have been the winner of the race. Minawand, which has been showing much speed in all her races, was nn easy victress in the third from Legotal, with the favorite Iwin in third place. Aldebaran was selected as the choice in the fifth race, but he failed of getting a portion of the purse, Harry Breivogel winning all the way, with Parr finishing in second place and Albena third. Sybil was another heavily backed favorite that failed. She was in the sixth race, but Medusa led for the entire way. although losing enough ground on the stretch turn to encompass her defeat. She recovered in the stretch to outstay Sun-flash. The final race found another heavily supported one going down to defeat when Honolulu Boy, a victor in his race Saturday, repeated that easy success and led Saints Bridge home, with Philistine following. Todays visitors included James OHara and Edward Tribe. The latter will do the starting at Jefferson Park track. OHar.i is interested with G. D. Bryan, Jr., in the Jefferson Park and Bowie tracks. STARTER DADE LEAVES WEDNESDAY. Starter A. B. Dade will leave on Wednesday for a short visit to his home in Henderson, Ky., In-fore departing for Hot Springs, where he will do the starting at Oaklawn. Trainer Mose Goldblatt reported the death of the two-year-old Going Up. by All Gold Ascension, as a result of pneumonia. The filly was owned by H. P. Whitney. David Gideon has sold on private terms to Placide Frigerio, the track superintendent, at the Fair Grounds, the filly Uranium. S. A. Clopton will continue to train and race her. The first of the Hot Springs specials, containing horses that will race at the Oaklawn meeting, is booked for departure next Thursday and among the shipments will be consignments from the stables of G. A. Marshall. AI Kirby. B. C. Bnnbury. Pat Dunne, H. Field. W. Smith, G. H. Marlman. .1. M. Goode, Knebelkamp A- Howerton, Waldeck Stable, W. H. Fizer and K. W. Jloore. The initial program" book of the Oaklawn racing was distributed to owners here this morning. There will be six races daily, with five purses having a value of 1919.sh00 each and one of . B. J. Brannons star three-year-old Colonel Livingston has been nominated to the Kentucky Derbr. The same owner has also nominated to the same race St. Bernard. Allah and Hopeful. Mayor George Weissinger Smith of Louisville and A. T. Hert, high in political councils in Kentucky and one of the leading organizers of the new Kentucky Jockey Club, were among todays visitors. Mr. Hert is on his way to California, where he goes for a few weeks vacation. Mayor Smith, after a few days in these parts, will return to Louisville. Lottery is back in G. A. Marshalls stable, that owner claiming him this afternoon out of the seventh race. Saints Bridge, in the same race, was claimed by H. field. The claiming price in each instance was ,000. T. E. Crist will hereafter train the horses for George W. Forman. Fred Muante, who formerly had the horses in charge, departed this morning for the east, where he goes to take uo some horses he has had wintering near Baltimore and which he will get ready for the early Maryland facing.