Enthusiasm Runs Wild: Empire Citys Crowd Excited Over Report of Germanys Surrender.; War Cloud Wins Feature Easily with Gallant Old Roamer in Third Place., Daily Racing Form, 1918-10-17


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ENTHUSIASM RUNS WILD Empire Citys Crowd Excited Over Report of Germanys Surrender War Cloud Wins Feature Easily Easilywith with Gallant Old Roamer Roamerin in Third Place New York October IK Racing was a secondary consideration at Yonkers today despite the attractive card offered The wildest rtcmonstration of en ¬ thusiasm was when Mayor Wallin of Yonkers an ¬ nounced an Associated Press bulletin that Germany had surrendered unconditionally and wanted tho people to buy more bonds Several aviators dropped cargoes of literature over the crowds head and a detachment of the Chemical Welfare Service under the command of Lieut Gagen a war veteran marched np and down the stretch stretchHats Hats were thrown in the air and men and women shouted themselves hoarse The daily loan cere ¬ monies opened the days proceedings and 20000 was forthcoming to increase racings total to 17 3350 Sheriff Weissendanger and the director i f public safety of Yonkers Morris OKeefe asked the crowd to rally to the nations support Chair ¬ man K J Ryan interspersed the bidding with patriotic reminders and did a yeomans work Fnd Riisrherman was the largest subscriber with his 500 pledge John Murtha Fred Keck ami JoluT McPherson took 2000 each and Kdward Salmon look 1500 worth There were several thousand dollar subscriptions among them Max Marks and Irving Danzing It seems fair to tell that the Peter Ammann whose name has been included so often as a daily subscriber has the rightful name of Peter Allman AllmanWell Well contested racing featured todays sport which was conducted under ideal weather and track conditions War Cloud ronn ed off with the Scars dale Handicap the stake feature of the program in easy manner Ridden in different style from his recent efforts he assumed an early lead and was well in hand at the end Gallant Roamer had some ill racing luck but seemed to lack the dash that has made his recent performances notable Corn Tassel outgamcd him at the cud and secured the place The time was within a fifth of a second of the track record recordFOUR FOUR STEAIGHT FOE THUNDERCLAP THUNDERCLAPThe The Oneck Stables black gelding Thunderclap scored his fourth straight victory today when he accounted for the opening dash defeating Osgood in a close finish Thunderclap was the outstanding choicii and while his backers were confident of the result they were kept on the anxious seat when Thunderclap was forced into close quarters and could not get clear until entering the homestretch However once clear the son of Vnlcain finished fast but had to be ridden out to withstand the threatening challenge of Osgood Marmite showed the most early speed but tired after leading to the stretch stretchA A ragged start somewhat marred the second race in which Columbine Avellbacked gained an ad ¬ vantage and made the best of it He led all the way but was doing his best at the end to resist tlie powerful finish of Tom McTaggart It was the consensus of opinion that with a stronger rider in the saddle Tom McTaggart would probably have won Hit suffered at the start but ran well and was gaining steadily at the end endThe The field in the third race was made up of maiden racers and Sunnylanil from the Coe barn won from Hill McOloy which weakened in his usual manner aftcr displaying keen early speed Ko ¬ linsky a firsttime starter was backed to the ex elusion of all others The wise ones supported him as though he wore another Colin Breaking slug ¬ gishly he disapimliited by failing to show any semblance of racing education educationIn In the fifth race Ninety Simplex showed vast im ¬ provement under his new trainer and rider A good horse today he fought his way through on the in ¬ side rail throughout with Robinson taking ad ¬ vantage of every opening and at the end outgamed the well supported Orderly which had started slowly and was compelled to race around his oppo ¬ nents The effort told on him and he weakened in the final drive Wild Thyme which had alter ¬ nated in forcing the pace weakened badly in the end but secured third money moneyThe The final fell to John Sanfords Alphee vigor ¬ ously ridden by Lyke Petrol was highly fancied but could not last tiring at the end as though short shortWAR WAR PENNANT STARTS TODAY TODAYPatrons Patrons of the Yonkers course are anticipating with pleasure the first appearance at Empire City of A K Macombers high class twoyearold War Pennant in the Hartsdale Handicap the feature attraction of tomorrows program The Hartsdale Handicap is a dash of five and a half furlongs with 1200 added and besides War Pennant suci other good youngsters as his stablemate War Continued on second page ENTHUSIASM RUNS WILD Continued from first page Manel Lord Brighton Cirrus and others are among those named to start startWar War Pennant has won his last four races beating such good ones as Lord Brighton Sweep On Ques ¬ tionnaire Tuscaloosa Terentia and others in a man ¬ ner indicating that he is a colt of more than ordinary quality Tomorrow he is asked to concede weight to all his opponents luit apparently is well able to do so although II P Whitneys Cirrus a son of Tracery must IKJ considered a dangerous factor with only 117 pounds to carry to War Pennants 130 130Jockey Jockey Frank Robinson departs tonight for Cleve ¬ land to answer the summons of his local draft board boardThe The twoyearold Ute by Ogden Onaga the property of John Sanford today succumbed to an attack of pleural pneumonia pneumoniaM M Buxton has regained his health und will be seen in the saddle tomorrow tomorrowThe The promising apprentice McCninii was compelled to cancel his engagements today owing to a slight indisposition indispositionJockey Jockey W J OBrien was an arrival today from Laurel

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