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] : | j [ | I I | • j j I • . ; : 1 • FORTUNATE AT FAIR GROUNDS Owners, Jockeys and Horses Faring Best to Date in the New Orleans Racing. i hv j l. iiKMisr.Y. i NMV OUI.K.ANS. m.. January 23.— By distributing :..."i00 in perae m gey in nineteen racJag days to date thi- year at the Kair Ciound-. the Hu-iness Mens Racing Association baa established a record which far surpasses that of any other previous winter meeting here in this res|iect. The purse money xvas xxell split, as one hundred and fifty-seven j joxxuers have s|1;ned in it and the leader, the Ha tier I stable, has only So.LSO to its credit. Ninety-one oxvners have won one or more races, tin- minimum net value of the cheape-t of thein being S700. •ther stables which have fared well to date in the matter of purse money are those of John M. Code. I4.4M; C. V. Clark. |LMt; J. K. Nash, S3.7." 0: S. A. Clopion. 13.314; John Daadee, WilJl; James II. Raker. K2.3M; Treacy and Walker, si. .".70. and C. N. Kreeman. S-J.."il4. The most favored barxea have not folly raced up to ex] ctat ions at the Fair i. rounds, a- onlx fifty-five first choice* have won in one hundred and thirty-three races thus far. The past week was a good one for the form hackers, nineteen favorites winning, an average of over forty-two per cent on the six day-. hhls-on choice- pe: form unusually well, according to statistics, as eighteen .f them have been successful, while eight have gone down in defeat. Manx af the fields at the Fair Crnunds are composed of from twelve to sixteen horses gad these have heen respoiisjhle for the undoing of quite I a few f the favoiils. due to the inevitable crowd , ing and interference with which they meet unless j I thoy are exceptionally fast beginners. Kighty-one jockeys have accepted mounts tit the j i Kair Cmutids meeting and of this large aaaahei jockey T. Jarvis has fared best, he having ridden : sixteen xvinners. C. Ponce i- next to him with , eleven victories, but he is out of the -addle for the ! lemainder of the winter with a broken collarbone, so it seems it is going h lie a hard task lo head Jarvis for hading honors. II. King i- in a had slump now. as is invariably the c:-c Willi hi ,. when he resumes riding alter serving a suspension. The annual running of the B. W. Maginn Memorial Handicap, named in honor of I he memory of the former well-known racing official, xvill take place Wednesday. It will he at one mile and seventy yards and will have a pane *1.."iIMI attached to it. Racing Secretary J. McLennan ha- arranged an oxx in is coiisohiti-n race for next Friday, the conditions stipulating that the horses entered must be the bona fide property of the oxxnels xvho have not won a race from January 1 until thai date. Many of the horsemen here do not relish the idea of chasing their boreee after the beat-elaxe one hero. and. as a result, several of the si " ill feature races raxe failed to fill. This is also true of the two-; year -olds races. Saturdays program would have been one of the best of the meeting, as originally drawn up. but when Lord Allen xvas entered in the two-year-old race he found no opposition and Captain Mac met a simi-; I lar fate in the scheduled handicap. Hence, these I two races had to be abandoned and cheaper a I suhstit itted.