Registering the Horses: That and Other Preliminary Work Begun at Jefferson Park, Daily Racing Form, 1919-11-21


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REGISTERING THE HORSES i i That and Other Preliminary Work Begun at Jefferson Park. Entries for Thanksgiving Handi- ... . , . i cap to Close Next Tuesday Latest Gossip, -i NEW ORLEANS, La., November 20. Racing secretary J. B. Camptiell opened his office at the Jefferson Park track this morning. The task of registering the horses which will participate in the meeting that opens on next Thursday, as well as much other preliminary work, got well under way. So many horses are here that it will in all probability be Monday before the list can be compiled and thewsrk of distributing the badges started. John Carey, paddock judge at both tracks, who is assigning stable room at Jefferson Park to the horsemen, said today that every stall at that plant is not only reserved, but with few exceptions they are all filled. Most of the larger racing establishments have split their stables within the past few days, sending part of their horses to the Shrewsbury track, which has served to provide more room at the Fair Grounds, where a majority of the horses now quartered are yearlings. Entries for the ,500 Thanksgiving Handicap, one .mile,, for all. ages, to be xunjon the opening day of the meeting, will close on next Tuesday. Weights and declarations are due the following day. A new-barn containing sixty-four stalls was turned over completed to track superintendent Placide Frigerio at the old track today. It is as model a, race track stable as was ever built, having every convenience for .both man and horse. It will serve to relieve a lot of congestion when the Fair Grounds meeting opens on January 1. For the tenth consecutive- day balmy weather prevailed here, and it was noon before the two race tracks were clear " of horses. The trainers have buckled down to active work with their horses now, and fast works are the rule, especially over the sprinting distances. Horsemen are amazed at the results attained by resoiling both tracks, and the prediction is bieng freely made that three-quarters in better than 1:13 and milesin less than 1:40 will be common here next winter. TROXLER AND BUXTON ARRIVE. Additions to the jockej colony today included Roscoe Troxlcr and Merritt Buxton, two real veterans of the saddle. Both came from the east. It is said that a number of riders will leave that section Saturday and Sunday, so as to be on hand here for the opening. C. W. Clark will have first call on the services of jockey II. Thurber here. Thurber is at present at P.owie, but he will be here the fore part of next week. The Harry Payne Whitney stable, in charge of trainer Albert Simons, is expected momentnrily1 at the Fair Grounds. In addition to a number of yearlings, Simons is said to be bringing Clapperbill, Lads Love, Red Red Rose, Pitter Patter, Peter Piper, Servitor, Rickey, Stickling, Flying Witch, Damask, Cobwebs and Truly Rural. Frank Shannon was an arrival from New York, as was Oscar Bachman. Each train from all sections brings its quota of regulars, and the arrival of the racing contingent Is beginning to manifest itself in the various hotels and apartment houses here. - - James Robertson, who- lias Valerie West, Tiger Rose and other horses at Jefferson Park, is one of the oldest active horsemen on the turf today. Robertson was formerly trainer of such noted prizefighters as Bob FitzsimmonS.. Jack McAuliffe, Tommy Ryan. Kid Lavinge and others. In an effort to keep the profession of training thoroughbreds where it belongs the Jefferson Park management has adopted a rule to the effect that any traiur representing himself as training horses which are not actually iu his charge and being trained by liim will. have, his license revoked.

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