Favorites Fail at Jefferson Park: Youneed Finishes First in His Race, but is Disqualified for Foul, Daily Racing Form, 1919-12-11


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FAVORITES FAIL AT JEFFERSON PARK Youneed Finishes First in His Race, but Is Disqualified for Foul. NEW ORLEANS, La., December 10. Although the track at Jefferson Park was muddy today, that did not dampen the ardor of the faithful followers of King Horse, and the big crowd present was repaid by various thrills, some none too pleasant for favorite backers. The first three races brought defeat for three heavily backed first ehoiees when Rridge Player. Duke of Devonshire and Accelerate were beaten by long priced horses in Harri-gans Heir, Jack K. and Warlike. To cap the climax Youneed was disqualified for fouling Ticklish after leading throughout in his race. The first upset: rtf-the day came in file opener, when the odds-on favorite Rridge Player was easily taken into, .camp by Hurrigans Heir. The favorite found the going too much for her after setting the early pace and racing fonvardly all the way she tired and was doing her best to save second place. Not so with Harrigaus Heir, the heavy track apparently being made to order for him, as he drew away into a big lead at the end. Mountain Grl was closing in fast on the favorite and would have been second in another stride or two. The talent found little to enthuse over in the result of the second race, for their selection, Duke of Devonshire finished among the outsiders, while the neglected Jack K. outstayed General in a hot finish. Again the public was doomed to disappointment in the third race when they saw the lightly considered Warlike, with C. Robinson in the saddle, race Sweet Liberty into defeat and then draw away from Day of Peace when the latter challenged, while the favorite, Accelerate, barely got up for third place.

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