Fruit Cake by a Head: Thrilling Finish Marks Running of Empire Citys Feature Race, Daily Racing Form, 1919-10-16


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FRUIT CAKE BY A HEAD . 1 Thrilling Finish Marks Running of Empire Citys Feature Race, i Macomber Filly Beats Pickwick and Ultima Thule by a Few Inches. i . NEW YORK, N. Y.. October 15. The Kings-bridge Highweight Handicap, ,000 added, featured the program at the Yonkers track today and attracted a field of the best sprinting mudlarks now in local training, the original entry list being augmented by the addition of L. F. Wagners Osgood, which, through error, was not sent out in the entries. W. C. Clancys Pickwick found the most favor with the .speculators, the Weir and Bresler entries not lacking for support. After a delay of five minutes at the post, due to the antics of Old Rosebud and Fruit Cake, the field was sent away to a good start. Toto and Ultima Thule, alternated in the lead, closely pressed by Pickwick and Fruit Cake until well down the stretch, when the Macomber filly forged to the front and, in a thrilling finish, got the decision from Pickwick by a short head, with Ultima Thule a like distance away and Jock Scot finishing with a rush. Toto failed badly. Thistlcdon found little difficulty in winning the Glencoe Handicap at one and a sixteentii miles. Blairgowrie, which divided favoritism with the winner, was last until well down the stretch, then, under pressure, moved up and outstayed the early pacemaker,- Daydue, which tired badly. Northern Belle, acquired this morning, won the first race for his new owner, J. B. McDaniel, in good fashion over Bridge Player and Teachers Pet. .May Alley, -the -favorites-suffered from a poor start, Ibut. fitiled to. jnake up any ground, iiL.the running. Y--Belle Roberts, the favorite, showed much the most speed in the third race, loading from the start to the finish and winning easily from John I. Day, which, carrying top weight, moved up in a menacing manner on the stretch turn, but was tiring perceptibly at the end. Paddy Dear did his best. Peerless One quit badly. Vice-Chairman justified the favorable impression formed by his first appearance, and reveling in the heavy going was returned winner of the second race after setting all the pace and winning with his ears pricked. W. C. Clancys Minute Man, a new-corner to metropolitan racegoers, was regarded highly, but at no time seriously threatened the pacemaker. Sir Clarence outgamed Moroni for the small end of the purse. Lucius romped home an easy winner in the closing race, disposing of the favorite, Hindoostan, in the stretch after the latter had set a fast pace from the start. W. J. Riedel has purchased from R. L. Bresler at private terms Sherman A. and Rainbow Division. A special train to New Orleans is being arranged for numerous stables that will participate in the racing at the Crescent City during the coming winter meeting. Among those shipping are" the following: J. G. Wagnon, 15; J. J. Fitzgerald, 3; J. Byer, 2; C. A. Applegate, 5; J. M. Murphy, 2.

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