Some Worth While Racing: Best Horses at New Orleans Clash in Exciting Strivings, Daily Racing Form, 1922-02-12


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SOME WORTH WHILE RACING . * Best Horses at New Orleans Clash in Exciting Strivings. i ♦ — - Close Finishes Feature of the Day — Blarney Stone Takes Fair Grounds Claiming Stakes. i » NEW ORLEANS. La., February 11. — No better racing lias been on tap anywhere, regardless of aeas-sdii or tack, than that at the Fair Grounds this aft-[IMIII Sensational would lee fitting in describing it. Th - finishes in six of the dashes w. ■]• ■ of the closest variety, with the contenders fighting it out in gruelling style and la most eases the results la doubt until the last stride and repairing the judges verdict to determine the winner, it was racing of ■ sort well worthy the attention of the more than ten thousand who were at the coarse and their en-thusiasm a as refreshing and infeetious. even the ragalars licing inoculated and at .anus giving par-tisaa encouragemeul t ! their choices. Weather and track conditions were of a summer brand and contributed extensively to an enjoyable outing for the many holiday visitors augmenting the regulars. financially, the big bettors suffered. favoriu ing down to defeat in five Instances, but the 1 vers were far from reaping a harvest, as each winner had an extensive folb. wing and long lines ,,f raccess-fal backers gave the cashiers a busy time altei each race. For the first time since the opening lay the extensive plant found itself inadequate t ■■ fortably provide for the great throng and football tactics were necessary, particularly in the pavilion. i.. make headway through the congested area. The leseived section and private boxes were filled to capacity. Tin- Kair Qronnds Claiming Btakea ai a mile and a half, for a parse af K2.500 added, was the lea-tare from a ssonetury point of view am! -, wit nessed the downfall of Gourmand at prohibitive ndds, the ariaaer taraiag ap in Blarnej Btoae by virtae of Garners superior skill aver I. McDermott, astride Padna. Gourmand finished in third pi i e The victor only won in tie last stride. lad,, a wal iiapansihlr for C —funds failure, tor s;,e forced Gourmund along at high speed from the start but ii likewise proved fatal to her chances, as she tired just enough to enable Blarney Stone- to poke his i,. ..- in rani at the fiaish. ELMER K. BEATS MISS JEMIMA. The Old Glory Iurse brought to the post some of tie- star aptinters in this locality and no better routes! has ever been witnessed at this trick than the duel staged by Elmer K and Mi- Jemima, with Elmer K. just sue. -ceding in lasting long enough to wia Gara r blundered on Mi* Jemima In permitting Elmer K. to teal lata a long lead ii the first three e,ghths and the mate, although leaking an extra hard try. just fell bort el getting up. Miss .leinima had the support al the big bet tor*, who accepted a short price against her. The Winter Garden Purse, at one mile, was an- eautest thai found thi favorite going dowa i., def. at. but brought with ,t a contest that I. ail the frowd shouting in CreuaJed style. Wynnewood ma the favnred one. but after teaching the stretch he fell haek and it remained for Tabli in dHonnear and Frigate to tight it out all through the la-; eighth frigate ost managed to overhaul Tableau dHonneur in the hlSt stride, with Baig- ueur looming up as an extra game contender right at ".he -lid The dozen two-year-olds that started in the opener found Daniel and Peter Browa heading the others aear tie end and nwnlai to the laista necks apart and hard ridden, with Hughle m third place. The improving Omnipotent had the call in the second race, bringing to the post some speedy three-rear aids, but she barely eaenped defeat by aver-iiauling Brilliant Kay in the losing strides to get the verdict. .loa |Uina was a good thing in the sixth race and beat a good band of platers, Walnut Hall landing in second place and Murray taking third money. The closing race fell to Lazy Leu, which won easily from Current Events and Hatch. IRISH KISS TO TIJUANA. ft, A. Smith has announced that lie had decided to take in the big stakes at Tijuana with Irish KiM and he will ship him there the final week of this meeting. Clarence Buxton will take a division of r [ his stable to the Lower California track at the fca me time. The two-year-olds will be asked to run a half mile on the last three days of the meeting. Heretofore races at farther than three and one half furlongs at the Fair Grounds were a rare thing, but Mere tary Joseph Mcl.enuan has decided to stretch them out a bit. Charles W. Primrose, who lias been here for several weeks in the interest of the Tijuana meeting. departs today for San Diego. Cal. He received the assurance of quite a few horsemen here that they will send at least part of their stables to the James S Coffroth track. Ovations seem to be in order for jockeys at the p Fair Grounds, for, after giving Clarence Turner a ,. big hand Friday, the crowd came back today and • made quite a demonstration when L. McDermott remounted ," Frigate after being unseated at the barrier. I The lad finally was liounood off again, but it did not affect his nerve, as he won with the H. M. Howard horse in the most thrilling kind of a finish. Jockey C. Ling will lie eligible to ride again Monday, his five days suspension having expired today. * Elmer K. is not only one of the real speed marvels in the sprinting division at the Fair Grounds but ha ,. also gets about as many breaks in his favor as any v horse here. Today he just lasted long enough to o beat Miss Jemima by the margin of a Baaa and ,1 many of the spectators were inclined to disagree e with the placing judges, while the previous Saturday •. found the same state of affairs existing, with I, the G. Drumheller horse on the right end of it and j — Continued on eighth page. . * a, ■ SOME WORTH WHILE RACING Continued from first page. Mulciber second. All nose verdicts seem to break for him. Former jockey .lack Hanover, who forsook the saddle two years ago to take up the training pro fission, saddled his first stake winner today when Bteraey Stone won the Fair Crotimls Claiming Handicap. Hanover has had quite a bit of success with this horse, which he claimed from C. J. Brock-miller last spring at Louisville. Lazy Lou, which has won many a race for the Cain and Sanford stable, finally went into a new barn today. .1. S. Hays claimed her for ,500. Jockey Mack Garner carried off the riding honors by winning two races with Blarney Stone and Iizy Lou. He was beaten by a matter of inches on Miss Jemima. Garner has shown better form at the Fair Groaada than al any meeting in recent years. His total victories than now num! er twenty-three. These were accomplished in twenty-four days, as he was out of the saddle twelve days.

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