New Orleans Crowded: Great Gathering of Visitors for Opening of Racing Season, Daily Racing Form, 1922-11-30


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NEW ORLEANS CROWDED Great Gathering of Visitors for Opening of Racing Season. Weather Perfect, Enthusiasm Keen Splendid Inaugural Program for Thanksgiving Day. NEW ORLEANS, La., November 29. Perfect weather, keen enthusiasm for the sport, a splendid racing offering and an exceptionally large number of visitors for this time of the year are the pleasing condition!! confronting the Jefferson Park track on tho eve of its opening. In no former year did the same wholesome conditions prevail as aro noticeable today and it indicates that tho racing at Jefferson Park this year will bo ushered in most auspiciously. No details have been overlooked that in any way could contribute to the success of the sport or to the comfort of the racing patrons. That it has been appreciated is attested by the favorable comment heard by many converts to the sport. The Crescent City at present almost presents a mid-season appearance. The leading hotels have been filling steadily almost reaching a crowding point the "to let" signs for adaptable and better grade apartments are vanishing with rapidity and the throng is growing steadily. The crest of the racing will probably be reached during the middle of December instead of January 1, as in former years. According to canvass among the odds layers this afternoon there will likely be close to fifty operators to cater to the wants of those speculatively inclined. Most of the bigger layers will be absent, at least during the early days. Their absence is said by some will be beneficial to the extent of enabling a larger number of smaller operators to become active. HAMILTON AS STARTER, The question of who will do the starting was solved this afternoon by the selection of William Hamilton to preside at the barrier. He will later be supplanted -by William Snyder. Both are capable and employ starter Dades methods. Mr. Dades condition continues about the same and his doctors have prescribed a period of absolute quiet and rest for him. An effort having in view Mr. Dades selection to serve in the stewards stand Avill be opposed by Mr. Dade himself. "I want to continue in the starters box if I am able to continue work at race tracks," was his comment when asked if he would serve in tho stewards stand. The opening days program is all that could be desired and brings into contest for the inaugural days sport some of the better class horses here. Several of the dashes promise splendidly and have as starters well-matched thoroughbreds. The Thanksgiving Handicap, the outstanding attraction, has only six entries, but includes some of the top notchers that will perform at this meeting. The five-eighths dash that ushers in the racing season contains among its starters several speed marvels and with the favorable existing conditions the track l-ecord is likely to be lowered. The card as a whole is a well-diversified one, with three of the races at distances of a mile or over. The field limit here will be twelve, insuring an absence of crowding. Continuous arrivals were still the rule during the day and the newcomers report more on the way. The Maryland contingent, planning departure for here immediately after the close at Bowie, are expected Saturday. joe Mclennan absent. All the officials who will serve at Jefferson Park, with the exception of Joe McLennan, will be here for the opening. Remy Dorr, barred at the Fair Grounds last spring with jockey Coltiletti, today filed his appeal with president John Dymond, Jr., of the Fair Grounds for restoration to good standing. He contends he is innocent of any charges against him and offers to produce a mass of evidence to substantiate his claim. Bit o Black in the E. R. Bradley stable is one of the few sufferers of fever, contracting it while shipping here. Placide Frigerio, former Fair Grounds Continued on second page. NEW ORLEANS CROWDED Continued from first page. track superintendent, was one of the arrivals from the East. In anticipation of coming into control of the Tijuana track, W. W. Finn has made an offer to A. B. Dade to do the starting at the Mexican course. The stewards will put in a busy afternoon and evening going over the large list of trainer and jockey applications for licenses. Joseph A. Murphy, who will serve as on of the stewards, reached here this morning-and at once began looking into affairs pertaining to his department. Others from Bowie included jockeys J. Rowan, F. Weiner, Ed. Farrell and John Reaper. The New York contingent had among it Ben Silverman, Joseph Higgins, Michael .Sasoerath, W. A. Shea and his apprentice C-Hammond.

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