Highly Exciting Finishes: Poor Racers Furnish Good Sport at Jefferson Park.; War Mask Makes a New Track Record in Defeating Buford at a Mile., Daily Racing Form, 1919-03-15


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HIGHLY EXCITING FINISHES Poor Racers Furnish Good Sport at Jefferson Park War Mask Makes a New Track Record in Defeating Buford Bufordat at a Mile j NEW ORLEANS La March 14 Running to his best form the threeyearold Star Shoot colt Wai Mask carrying the colors of John Dundee and capably ridden by J Mooney scored a victory over a band of older horses in the Shrewsbury Consola ¬ tion Purse which featured the card at Jefferson Park this afternoon Buford was second and Frank ¬ lin third Indicentally the winner ran the one mile in 140 which is twofifths of a second better thaii the previous track record held by Cheer Leader Mooney rushed War Mask up with the leader right at the outset and managed to gain a slight lead on the far turn Buford and Franklin however closed in on him and passed him After turning into the homestretch when they got straightened out Mooney went to work and War Mask responding gamely gradually wore the leaders down and taking the lead at the paddock gate won by a safe margin Buford hung placePleasant on well to beat Franklin for second place Pleasant weather and a fast track characterized the second to the last day of the meeting The attendance was of generous proportions giving ample evidence that the public interest in the sport is not on the wane Large and unwieldy fields started in a majority of the races making it a difficult matter for the speculators to land on the winners Driving finishes were frequent with the winners in u majority j9f th facegiggttins the xerdict by close niargihsT niargihsTThe The first and second races were framed with n view to giving the poorer grade of horses an oppor ¬ tunity to display their worth and both brought out big fields The former went to Padua which ran an excellent race with Godfrey Preece Jr in the saddle Outrun early Padua worked his way to the front in the final drive and beat Black Wing in a rousing finish finishThe The second race went to T W OBrens Plttrenzi which was makng her first public appearance She was well up with the leaders from the start and under pressure outgamed Speedster and Notate at the end endThe The victory of Scaramouch was largely due to the welljudged ride of Erickson who saved ground on all the turns and landed his mount a winner by a close margin from Mumbo Jumbo and Ninety Simplex SimplexAnother Another close finish was witnessed when R II Anderson ridden by the diminutive Canfield man ¬ aged SmallThe to beat Thirty Seven and Lady Small The sixth race which was for horses the prop ¬ erty of owners who have not won a purse sinco January 1 went to Ambuscade from the stable of Capps Miller The Dinner was forced to do his utmost MarjorieThe to beat Sister Marjorie The closing race produced another rousing fin ¬ ish when Kilmer drove home in front of Benefactor and Indolence IndolenceII II Ericksou carried off the riding honors by piloting victoryW Plureen and Scaramouch to victory W D Bernhardt has sold Reilloc and Alma Louise to S H Edwards of Carnithersville Mo for a private consideration considerationMrs Mrs J Riley represented in the seventh raeo by Thursday Nighter claimed Pluviada from T W OBrien for 900 900John John Leonard owner of Assume has turned the horse over to W C Clancy to train

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