Trainers Busy at New Orleans: Continued Fine Weather Permits Them to Give Their Horses Plenty of Work, Daily Racing Form, 1919-11-18


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j TRAINERS BUSY AT NEW ORLEANS Continued Fino Weather Permits Them to -Givo Their Horses Plenty of Work Both Courses Ready. NEW ORLEANS. La.. November 17. With the opening of the Jefferson Park race meeting only ten days away, trainers are beginning to get buny with their horses at both tracks here, nnd this morning found an unusually large number out. The going was fust at the two courses, especially .it Jefferson Park, but no real fast time was attempted in the gallops. As has been the case for the past few days, most of the horses out at the Fair Grounds were coming two-year-olds. The continuation of the springlike weather has been a big boon to both race tracks, as it has enabled the improvements at Jefferson to be completed, while work on the Fair Grounds plant is progressing with rapidity. Today a force of workmen began the task of grading the lawns surrounding the grandstand at the latter track, and with the debris from the old stand .being removed the place is taking on a more inviting appearance. Although burdened with the cares of looking after the improvements, track superintendent Ilacide Frigerio has not overlooked the track proper, and horsemen pronounce it better than ever. Wash Norvell, who will serve as clerk of the scales at Jefferson Park, was an arrival today from Baltimore. Ben Holmes also got in from the same place. Jockey George W. Carroll came from Hot Springs, where he has been resting up since the New York season closed. He will ride at both meetings here for J. Byer. Another rider to arrive was W. Hinphy, who has been riding iu the east all summer. W. M. Rawson, owner of Sentimental, got in from Hot Springs, his home city. He expects to add to his stable here in the near future. " . THREE MORE HORSES DIE. Three more fatalities among the thoroughbreds occurred at the Fair Grounds today. Pat Dunne lost Joe Stalir, John C. Ferriss lost Merrivale, while Charles Hawk lost Seafarer. Car fever caused the deaths of this trio and all were in a bad way when unloaded. Horsemen are inclined to believe that the long delays in shipping entailed by washouts up the road are responsible for the horses becoming ill, as every horse on the ailing list here" has been sick upon arrival. Kentucky rules will govern the racing here at both tracks, with the possible exception of a few minor instances. The claiming rule in use in the Blue Grass State will be adopted in its entirety. Early Wright, who has charge of the breeding interests of W. H. Dtipee, in California, did not bring any horses here to race this year, but lie is considering the advisability of having a few two-year-olds sent him after the first of the year to race at the Fair Grounds meeting. James Osborne, who will act as starter for the first three days of the Jefferson Park meeting while Edward Tribe is occupied at Bowie; will begin work of schooling horses at the barrier the middle of the week. Racing secretary J. B. Campbcil returned this morning from a brief hunting trip up state and tomorrow he will begin work on the applications for trainers and jeekeys licenses. More riders are on hand here at the present time than ever before, with a large number still to come from Maryland.

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