Second Days Racing: Attendance at Jefferson Park is Confined Chiefly to Regulars, Daily Racing Form, 1922-12-02


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SECOND DAYS RACING Attendance at Jefferson Park Is Confined Cfiiefly to Regulars. British Liner Defeats Dr. Rae in Thrilling Finish Leslie Finds Easy Spot. NEW ORLEANS, La., December 1. There was a noticeable falling off in attendance from yesterdays record-breaking crowd, but at that, considering it was the "day after" and the glamour of opening day had worn off, a fairly large audience, comprising chiefly regulars, witnessed the sport at Jefferson Parle Weather conditions were again of a midsummer brand and the humid air seemed charged with rain, but none fell during the afternoon. There was nothing particularly attractive about the racing offering, it being of a decidedly off-day variety, but some of the dashes produced interesting finishes. The speculators were fairly successful in their quest for winners, and the fifty-one layers again on the firing line fared badly. The most interest centered in the last three races, where the better grade horses met in contest. The finish in the fifth race was the most spectacular of the afternoon, T. J. Pender-gasts British Liner winning out after a grueling drive with Dr. Rae and Secretary. Had J. Owens exerted half the effort on Walnut Hall that he did on British Liner the former would have been the victor in the fourth race. Owens rode him wide for the entire race, with the result that Walnut Hall, which had been supported extensively, failed even to get a part of the purse. The start of the fourth race found St. Donard in front and setting a fast pace, with Exhorter, Zone dArmee, Encrinite and Walnut Hall following in the order named. This order was maintained until the stretch turn was reached, when Exhorter moved into the lead and drew clear in the last sixteenth. Zone dArmee, although going wide in the stretch, finished fast and outlasted Encrinite for third place, while the favorite, Walnut Hall, was close up despite the fact that ho ran much farther than the others. EVOKES MUCH ENTHUSLVSM. The finish of the mile and an eighth race, the fifth, evoked much enthusiasm. British Liner showed the way throughout and managed to last long enough to secure the verdict by the smallest of margins. Another stride and Dr. Rae would have been the winner. He ran a splendid race and finished with great speed, just a trifle too late to overtake the winner. Leslie found an easy spot in the third race and was held at prohibitive odds. He won as his rider pleased, with Slanderer second and Amole third. Leslie set the pace all the way and was never seriously threatened. The opening dash brought together an ordinary band and Runleigh, a frequent disappointment, made good, but had to be kept busy to outstay Yoriclo Irene Walton was third. Mahony accounted for the second, with Esquire second and Youneed third. Esquire showed the way to the last eighth, where he tired and gave way to Mahony, which had been saved from the early pace. Joseph A. Murphy will attend the Remy Dorr hearing, to be held late tonight. Mose Cossman, agent for E. R. Bradley, is among the arrivals for the winter. Jockey J. McCoy has severed connections with the W. R. Coe stable and will ride free lance during the winter. Frank M. Weir, who trained Old Rosebud and Roseben when those cracks were in their prime, made his first visit here today in years. He found the city as well as the racing considerably changed since his last visit. Begum had to be excused from starting on account of illness. Jockey Ensors license, which was held up yesterday, was granted today after he had a talk with the stewards. He was given a great ovation when he appeared on the track in the fifth race, astride Spectacular GirL

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