Rough Track Racing: Warm Weather Visits Jefferson and Makes Difficult Going, Daily Racing Form, 1922-12-17


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ROUGH TRACK RACING Warm Weather Visits Jefferson and Makes Difficult Going. Ralco Runs Away With the Chief Race of the Program Fine Attendance Marks the Day. NEW ORLEANS, La., December 16. Interesting racing in spite of a difficult track was again the rule here this afternoon and it was witnessed by an immense attendance. Summer weather continued and it added considerably to the enjoyment of an outing. Because of the difficult track the program was an ordinary one, a claiming handicap at three-quarters serving as the feature. Favorites were bowled over with clocklike regularity after the initial race. In the opener the well-backed choice Permarco got home in front by a big margin. More betting activity was on tap this afternoon than at any time this week, and the layers experienced their most profitable day of the meeting. In the feature Raleo, under light weight, furnished the upset. He displayed some of his old-time form, even to bad post action. But when the start came he raced, away from the others as if they were anchored and the long lead he obtained made him hold the rate safe through the stretch in spite of the vigorous try that William A. was making. The latter finished in second place, with James F. OTIara coming third. Last Effort and Sea Mint, coupled, were the favored ones, but were always far in the rear. AXOTIIEIt roil rEHMAKCO. Permarco, because of her known ability to run well in the going and some recent good work-outs, had the call in the opener and never gave her supporters much concern, winning easily from the rise of the barrier. Fernandos was second, with Begum third. Vennie and Setting Sun had preference in the second race, but they were led home by Leslie, which raced to his best form in the rough going and held sway after disposing of Hillhouse. Minute Man and Frank W. absorbed betting attention in the fourth race. Lang had the mount on the former and Corcoran on the latter. Both ran bad races. Minute Man set a good pace, but was rushed into exhaustion and Frank W. was taken all over the track in a vain search for the best going. American Boy was the winner here in spite of J. Bells best efforts to throw the race away. He began easing him up in the last sixteenth when he had a big lead and Kirah almost nipped him at the finish. The stewards made their curtain lecture to the offending jockey impressive. Jago found the soft track favorable and made a show of the band of cripples and nondescripts that started against him in the fifth race. He led throughout and won easily from Spugs and Bekab. The concluding race found jockey Corcoran again astride a winner when he brought Mose Goldblatts Kama home first in a canter, Little Ed taking second place and Honolulu Boy third. The latter was the favorite, but he began slowly and was so far back during the first half mile that it was considerable of a surprise to have him land in third place. Hereafter he will race in A. Swenkes colors, that owner securing him by the claiming process at a cost of ,700. IiTKES CONDITIONAL LICENSE. Jockey Lyke was granted a conditional license today by the stewards, requiring his strictest behavior while here. Any deviation from sobriety on or off the track while in these parts will result in his being deprived of the privilege of riding, the same as in the case of Ensor. The discussion that was to have taken place between Messrs. Bradley and Woodward, members of the committee appointed by the Thoroughbred Horse Association, with president Dymond, Jr., of the Business Mens Racing Association on the subject of six or seven races daily at the Fair Grounds had to be deferred on account of Mr. Dymonds absence from the city. Jockey E. T. Moore was suspended foi five days by the starter for disobedience at the post. Jockey Shillick, a frequent rough riding offender on Maryland tracks, suffered his second suspension here. Only recently finishing a five days suspension, he was suspended for ten days yesterday by the stewards for rough riding. Because of the uncertainty with respect to whether it is to be a six or seven race daily program at the Fair Grounds, secretary McLennan had to defer issuing his first weeks program book. It will make its appearance next week.

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