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INCIDENT OF RACING Eternity and Ailliro Finish First and Second, Minus Riders. Crowd Pleased and Nobody Hurt Anonymous Wins Another Good Race Stylishly. NEW ORLEANS. La., December 22. It remained for the concluding race, in which some ordinary ones met. to furnish the outstanding incident of the afternoons racing ard resulted from Eternity and Ailliro, re-5-pcctively ridden by Wallace and Lang, coming together at the start and unseating both jockeys. Their fall was not attended by any-thlrg further than a slight shaking up and r.s th? accident came right at the start the fall m riders were quickly assisted out of harms way by the assistant starters. Eternity and Ailliro were for a moment at a less what to do and for a brief space they trotted off, but soon Eternity, instinctively sensed that he was racing and he began a rapid pursuit of the leaders, now a good distance in front of him. Steadily he began passing those in advance of him and at the half-mile ground he took command. He continued in the lead until suddenly from his rear came Ailliro. which had also started in pursuit of the leaders and had gradually disposed of the rider-carrying ones. In the last quarter Eternity and Ailliro began a strenuous battle in front of the field, which continued until the finish. Eternity finishing j first by a scant length. Of course the judges j took no cognizance of their presence in the j race after they had lost their riders, but many in the big crowd not familiar with racing rules cheered the pair of riderless horses in their strenuous battle and could not understand why they were not entitled to the purse according to the order of their finish. Dr. Rae, the favorite and ridden by Corcoran, was the winner after a rough race, in which the riderless pair were the offenders, coupled with the brainless attempts of some of the alleged riders to get out of the way. Dr. Jim landed in second place, with Attoo third. SUMMER "WEATHER RETURNS. Return of summer warmth weather and the improving track was again responsible for a big turnout at the Jefferson Park track this afternoon. Betting action took a big brae and the fifty-one layers had all the bjpjitss they wanted to handle. The best offering was a three-quarters dash, in which two-year-olds furnished the ccnlcyt. and it resulted in victory for Anony-mo-iS, the favorite. The talent had in mind the good showing of this colt when beaten by Marvin May. and he justified their con-f.dr nee by leading from the start and beating Vermie. which, coming with a rush in the last eighth, passed Rock Salt for second plar c. Coaler was the favored one in the fourth, in which some good platers met. and that racer .showed a vastly improved form under Thomas riding from what he did on the occasion he was ridden by Mein in his previous race here. Goaler won easily from Dm pics, another showing improved form, Wiui Matinee Idol landing in third place. Scwcll Combs was backed confidently in the fifth race, but in spite of the strong support he liiid, he receded fast in the betting. He bo;an slowly, but raced into the lead before reaching the stretch and won from the fast-ccming Little Ammie, with Service Star in third place. Leo Fisher, favorite in the opener, was a victim of E. Martins inferior riding. Had ho been ridden by a more competent rider he would probably have won. The purse went to Zoona, an outsider, which held the load from the start and came home several lengths in advance of Billy Connor and Reformer. HARVEST ICIG A FAILURE. The uncertain Harvest King, for some reason, was made favorite in the second race and again the layers scored heavily, for he was a dismal failure, the winner turning up in White Haven, which beat Hutchison narrowly, with Warlike in third place. Doritys ride on the winner was awkward, but earnest, and it was a wonder that he succeeded in getting up to get the verdict. However, " no rider could have done more than win, and Dority did that. Mrs. R. McGarvey, represented by Orlova in the fourth race, claimed Tulalip for 52.700. Jockey Lykes appearance on the track astride The Peruvian in the fifth race was the signal for considerable applause. P. J. Miles has arranged to ship his three horses to Cuba and they will be transferred there tomorrow by boat. The custom of carrying horsemens accounts, as formerly, at the Fair Grounds has been decided on, and the announced intention of settlements daily will not be practiced, as announced yesterday.