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BIFF BANGS GAME FINISH *. Takes Fair Grounds Feature From Snapdragon II. by Inches. i » Two-Year-Old Sprint Won by Gentilly — Pickwick a Failure — Better Track in Sight. BY J. I-. DHMPSKY.i NEW OKLKANS. Lu., January .. Tin- feature race ■ mile and seventy yards dash f r m 11.500 parse, furnished thrills to the big loatoarae that ■visited tlif Pair Groaads tin- aftemoaa and though Biff It:tn. tin- favorite, won it was only after one of the most tiring efforts ihai be lias been sub teeted to. His margin was only Inches, with a goad loulit existing as ta whether be liaii tented lone enough to oatstay the fast coming Snapdragon II. white finer was only ■ head hack of the ante with tin- bn, proved St. Get mate atea making ■ strong chaitenge. In the early mnning Veteran liail enthused his Bapportera to an extensive degree hf tak ing eominanii and showing the way to Fixer, with Biff Bang following. The latter moved up men aclagly en the stretch turn, but Fteer would not BHCCanah and fought it out in stubborn style until in the last twenty yards, where Snapdragon II. suddenly loomed up with a great rush and barely aateeed the rteterjr. Todays rapidly drying out course and small fields aided considerably in the resultant gemd .sport Bgala witnessed by an immense attendan ■-,.. The weather could not be improved on and the betting activity wa- of tin; u-iial .g . od Cushion, "with the layers having somewhat the better cf their tilt with the public. An outstanding disappointment came with the running of the third race, in which W. . laie-e-v-tineertain Ptefcwtefc was the favorite and failed to .get a portion of the pane, fteiahing far back and racing la dull style, the winner in tl.is race turned up in Lads I.ove. ridden in rigoroaa Style by Lyko. with Columbia Tenn in second place and Dr. Carmen third. The lexans uncovered a good thine in the "baby" race in Gentilly, a shapely mis- by Light Brigade llaiulzai i a. she was backed in confident style and had to overcome considerable Interference as a result of Grace 1" baring forced her to come wide into tin- streteb, but --lie managed t last it out to beat Evelyn White baene. The latter aiso had a turbulent race, but finished wilh great gamracis Grace E. tent managed to oat-finish Ogarite for third place. Madeline Lillian was the victress in the second race, in which she shared eqaal favoritism with Johns l "iiniia. The latter at one time threatened a runaway with the parse, but the last sixteenth found her thing and a ready victim of Madeline Lillians final rush. The local contingent, aided by the extensive B. A. Clapton following, raaaed a near panic in the ring as a result of their eagerness to wager na Master Bill in the fifth race, with the result that lie practically absorbed all the backing, but he Waa I di-mal failure and krongkt up In last place. Tom IfcTaggart winning after a drive with Trooper and with Shoot On in third place. Word was received tod*] I hat Sam C Nuekols Jr.. Who serves as one of tin- stewaraa en the Kentucky tracks, was improving steadily, but was -till in a bad way. He is suffering from a bail case of rheumatism and is at present ai Martinsville, lud. William Woods rd will shortly leave mi sa ei tended bunting trip as the gnest of Paul Palmy at the hitters game preserve in Mississippi. King Neptune was excused from starting on the plea of hi- owner that the track would be mtSOited for him to extend himself freely. There were thirty-three horses axetaded from tomorrow- third race: twelve were excluded from the second race and thirteen from toe seventh, * — . — __ — , .