Empire Citys Opening Day: Holiday Crowd Taxes Capacity of Popular Yonkers Course, Daily Racing Form, 1919-10-14


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EMPIRE CITYS OPENING DAY Holiday Crowd Taxes Capacity of Popular Yonkers Course, i i Audacious Easily Triumphs Over Spur in Columbus Handicap, the Feature Attraction. i NEW YORK, N. Y., October 13. The autumn meeting of the Empire City Racing Association opened .most auspiciously at the popular Yonkers track today. The combination of Columbus Day and racing secretary Cornehlsens excellent program attracted a crowd taxing the capacity of the grounds. Withdrawals, due to the muddy going, marred the Columbus Handicap at one and one eighth miles, with 2,500 added, and intended as a feature, reducing the field to two and resulted in a cantering victory for M. L. Schwartz Audacious, which was held at a prohobitive price over Spur, his lone opponent. The latter kept well up until Buxton called on the Star Shoot colt, when . all semblance of a race was over. Spur failed to show any of his well-known speed in the stretch, being unable to get near the leader at the end. Another spectacular finish resulted in the third race when Ormonda and Ultima Thule hooked up an eighth nit, the former being declared winner by a short head, forcing the pacemaker to succumb after a spirited drive. Flags, the favorite, finished a distant third, the Whisk Broom II. gelding not appearing to run as kindly for Rodriguez as his usual rider. Sea Mint, in the heavy going, was made a hot favorite for the opening race and proved a worthy one, winning with consummate ease from Armistice and Moroni, which ran in that order throughout. The finish of the. second race was a hair raising -one between LuuettaamWEOwinn. the formexeget;,,... ting the decision by the shortest of noses In a heart-brenking drive through the last sixteenth. Bright Gold got the small end of the purse easily from Head Over Heels, which tired badly after showing her usual early speed. J. .1. Flanican has taken over a division of J. Butlers stable numbering nine two-year-olds hud eleven yearlings bred at Mr. Butlers East View-Farm, nine of which are the first progeny of that high-clasM horse. Pebbles, one by Fair Count and one by the well bred horse. Last Coin. " r J. Butwell has signed an agreement with L. .T. Reinheimer for first call on his services at New Orleans. Jack Thornby secured a contract on the apprentice rider, J. Zoellcr, and will take him to New Orleans. William Claire, superintendent of Saratoga Springs track, visited Empire City to hold a conference with R. T. Wilson and Andrew Miller regarding various improvements contemplated by the Saratoga Association. W. T. Wilkinson has purchased on private terms the promising three-year-old jumper, Twiford, from R. L. Gerry.

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