Good Racing despite Mud: Tippity Witchet Succumbs to Waukeag in a Close Finish, Daily Racing Form, 1921-01-06


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1 1 I , 1 ■ ! ii I I I I I ; j : i 1 ! i | I I I i j I I i | ! , j ! | | GOOD RACING DESPITE MUD i a j Tippity Witchet Succumbs to Waukeag in a Close Finish. i a i Pictor Takes His Race Easily — Track Still in Bad Order, but Weather Is Warm. • 1 HV .1. L. DFMMSKV.I NKW ORLEANS, La.. January ... Todays 91.399 handicap at one mile brought into clashing S0BM of the better grade hor-e- in these parts, including the popular Tippily Witchet. The latter was sot to a hen ule.-in task when asked to .any 129 pounds and concede much weight to hia opponents, but liis admirera regarded him as lieing capable of meeting tin- requirements of the rase and installed him a good f.-uoiite. They were not far wrong in their calculation, for in- was only beati a a uos,. by Waakeag, after a atabhora battle, succumbing only in the last stride to hi- lightly weighted rival. The twenty-eight pounds difference iM favor of Wankeeg was the deciding factor. The early running had been dominated by Daacing Spray and General Haig, with Graysoa in clooe pur-nit of the pair, but when Rowan and Peace, respective ridera of Tippity Witchet and Waukeag. called on their mount-, they displaced their rivals out of the lead with ease and the last eighth found the pan battling it out in atreaapaa style. This afternoons racing was arer a difficult course ami it required a racer of extraordinarily sturdy build to run in the uoing with any degree of With the exception of two of the races. the other five had for starters ordinary platers, but their even .aiibre was resaoaaihie for the iater- sting spoil that was witnessed, featured by -c em] riant fin tehee. The weather was again of the summer brand, a maleiial aid Inwards bringing out an exceptionally large aesembtane to view the apart. C. W. Clarks Pictor made his debut for the meeting in the fifth race, a dash of a mile and seventy arils .-mil won eommadingly. theajrh Wida i I.-, led to i ide him out at the end. He was an out-landing favorite and never gave his supporters much solicitude, for he raced inlo the lead promptly and. running easily in the reagh iroing. ln-Ul to his task in good style lor the entire distance. Hadrian an a g 1 race in following him . los.- up through - lout. I he favorite backers began with an upset when st. i Com- wns installed a hot choice and supported him in the first ran- to the exi lu-ion of all the others, but oorinir beat him h in a canter. Kirah. an outsider. Caused an upset in the second, when, under a good ride by Itobinson. -In- outstayed Thursday Xighter by a short head. Thursday Nighter was the favorite. Bargoyne proved best of an ordinary band that mad.- up the field in the third race and won with ease from the outsider Keziah. with Mickey Moore following in third place. On notification from T. H. Cross that the latters -i-iei had met death last night in Chicago, by In ing run over by an automobile, trainer Andy I.lakeley had The Archer excused from starting and Sea Sinner will be withdrawn tomorrow. The T. II. Cross horses will be inactive for the next Week as a result of the fatality. F It. Bradley departed thi- morning for Palm Beach, where he will spend the remainder of the winter. U. J. Thompson, who trains the Dradley ia. . re, came down from Lexington thi- morning to -p.n.I -.eral day- in New Orleans. ■Hud" Fisher retained this morning from the Fast, where he had gone to spend the holidays, and will remain until the close of local racing. Tippity Witchet was slightly cut while at the poet, but the injury is not regarded as serious. The directors and layers agalaat whom information- hare been filed by di-trict attorney Marr. and are now oul oa bond, will be arraigned to plead Friday inoining before judges Baker and Humphrey-Mr. Marr will act a- prosecutor in judge Humphrey- lourt and hi- chief a—istant. former s,.:i a tor Tin mas V Craven, will handle the cases ! e-i fore Judge Baker. It is generally understood that ii-. further arrests will bo made at the track, the district attorney being coateat to rest his canse with the passant eaae. Bargoyne was claimed by J. M. Weill, repre-teated by Nic chic, for 91,999.

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