United Verde in Triumph: Takes the Measure of Bunga Buck Once More with Ease., Daily Racing Form, 1922-02-26


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■, a t o J, t Jj t . a I J i , I i i j UNITED VERDE IN TRIUMPH • Takes the Measure of Bunga Buck Once More with Ease. ♦ Centimeter Wins in a Display of Superior Gameness — Splendid Attendance Marks the Day. » ■ NEW ORLEANS, La., February 25. — A brilliant assemblage, fitting well with the carnival season here now in full swing, was present at the track this afternoon. The crowd almost approached the record of the meeting and is a foretoken that the two remaining days may find the local attendance record broken for that short period and bring about the termination of the present meeting in the proverbial blaze of glory. In todays assemblage were many notable visitors from all parts of the country and they evinced keen interest in the sport and attending incidents. Superb weather conditions again ruled, but the track still showed traces of the recent hard rain, although it was improving steadily. Betting activities were feverish and the pavilion a seething, swirling beehive. The diversified play redounded advantageously to the layers. Some of the better grade horses that have raced here this winter started in the more important dashes and furnished entertaining sport. The erratic Columbia Tenn, which has figured off and on this winter, again got in the limelight, this time as a result of his unruly post behavior in the third race, in which he was opposed by some good sprinters. The patience of starter Dade was highly tested here, for Columbia Tenns actions, aided at times by Apple Jack II., kept the field at the barrier for twenty-two minutes, a record in this respect for starter Dade, but when he did finally send them on their way it was to an even start and the field raced in close alignment until the sulky Columbia Tenn began dropping back, only to later on display a dazzling order of speed that brought him into sharp contention with the leaders. The race demonstrated the high quality of Centimeter, which again suffered from a poor ride, but in spite of it came resolutely and won in the last stride amidst a great hubbub of excitement. Apple Jack II. had been the leader from the start and his close attention to the business on hand almost made his victory seem certain, even in the last sixteenth, but it was a treat to see Centimeter buckling down to his task of overhauling the leaders and the popularity of his success was loudly acclaimed on his return to the scales. To C. W. Clarks United Verde again fell honors, for he accottnted for the Middle Classes purse, which featured the days program. Some highly rated ones met here at a mile and a sixteenth, but the finish again found the rivals Bunga Buck and United Verde fighting it out, with United Verde the winner by a scant length. Irish Kiss followed the pair home and, but for being raced Wide on the turn, might have taken the purse. BABY BACE TO PETER BROWN. Two-year-olds were asked to go three and a half furlongs for the first time at this meeting, and of the dozen starting Rork had the call, but any chance he might have had went glimmering at once as a result of a jam that came, forcing him rearward, and of Pools action in taking him wide. Peter Brown, with a break in his favor in the racing luck, raced into the lead and remained there throughout to win from Anita Hampton and Carmen Pantages. Backers of favorites again fared poorly in the second race. This was taken by Betsinda, which held sway almost throughout and outstayed Trantula. May Blossom furnished an upset in the fifth race when she led a band of sprinters home to win easily from Brilliant Ray and Knot Grass. The sixth race found Romeo repeating his victory of yesterday and this time Pit, an outstanding choice, was the victim. The final race resulted in one of the closest finishes of the afternoon when Merchant, well backed at long odds, overhauled May Bodine in the last eighth. Condition books for the first four days of the coming Mobile meeting, which begins on March 8 and continues for eight days, were distributed among the horsemen at the Fair Grounds today. They show a program of six races daily, with a minimum purse value of 00. A feature race is carded for each day and an additional sum will be given for these races. The racing officials at Mobile will be: Julius Hammel, J. B. Campbell and M. M. Lyons, stewards; M. N. Macfarlan and John Carey, placing judges, and Arthur McKnight, starter. Macfarlan will also serve as clerk of the scales, while Carey will occupy the dual role of paddock judge. H. C. Murnan is president and general manager of the Mobile Business Mens Racing Association, John Lamey is treasurer and Lee Zieman secretary. The first race there will be called to the post at 2:15 each afternoon. FOUR STRAIGHT FOR BETSINDA. A change of trainers did not affect Betsinda in the least, as she won at the first asking for G. C. Winfrey, who sent her to the post for the first time today. This made four consecutive victories for Betsinda. United Verde has Bunga Bucks number and he demonstrated this upon numerous occasions at the Fair Grounds. The two horses have met six times and the C. W. Clark representative beat his rival five out of six, regardless of where either of the horses finished. At that Bunga Buck ran far below the form of his previous race, when he ran Guy to a head, with tnited Verde unplaced. John M. Goode will be one of the first horsemen to get back to Kentucky. He ships next Thursday morning. T. Taylor will send Bonero Blue and An ton in to Lexington in the same car. Pitt, which has given racegoers many a thrill in the J. P. Phillips silks, went to a new barn today. Jeorgc Peterson claimed him out of the sixth race for ,8O0. This is the manner in which Phillips obtained him several years back. After n five-days layoff, occasioned by illness, Continued on ninth page. UNITED VERDE IN TRIUMPH Continued fr»ra First Page. jockey Mack Garner returned to duty to l:iy. Be evidently mtttttvi MM liy Wis absence from tin-saddle, as he brought Initcd Verde home in ;i driviug finish in Hie twWl race. Garner departs for Havana on Best Wednesday. Max Linticiibaum. ho spout several weeks here early in tic lav-ins s.as.jn. returned from his Basse in Louisville for the windup. He reports that «|tiito a few turfmen from the Kails City plan to journey here for the racing and Mardi Grus festivities. There having been some misunderstanding as to the status of jockey II. Thiirber. Judge Joseph A. Murphy telegraphed hero today from Mexico City, where he i officiating, made it clear that Thurber had kssa restored to good standing. J. It. Camplwll. who served M one of the Jefferson Iark stewards when the ban against Timrber was made, concurred with Murphy in Thurhers reinstatement. J. McFhcrsoii will not ship to Kentucky until April 1. He plans to send a few horses to Mobile, and at the conclusion of that meeting lie will return them bore to join the band which will be quartered at the fair 4 ; rounds. Jockey Clyd" Ponce departs Friday for New York, in jrSS8*SM* to a call from James Filz«iinmnus. trainer for the Quincy Stable. Pome is under engagement to this establishment for toe present 3 ear.

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