Star Master Wins Victory Handicap: Easily Captures Closing Day Feature at Empire City -Secondary Attraction to Ultima Thule, Daily Racing Form, 1919-10-26


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STAR MASTER WINS VICTORY HANDICAP Easily Captures Closing: Day Feature at Empire City i Secondary Attraction to Ultima Thule. NEW YORK, N. Y., October 25. The largest throng seen at the Empire City track this year attended the races to witness the final days racing of the year in New York. The program prepared by secretary Cornehlsen was a well arranged one and filled with contention in each of the races. The principal attraction of the card centered in the running of the Victory Handicap, for three-year-olds and over at one and one-quarter miles, having a value of ,275 to the winner and, as a secondary feature, a highweiglit handicap for all ages at three-quarters of a mile. Five sterling stayers paraded to the post for the Victory Handicap, F. D. Weir withdrawing Tetley and adding War Machine. The race appeared a certainty for A. K. Macombers Star Master, which was made a prohibitive favorite, Andrew Millers Recount having next call, the remaining starters being given but scant consideration. In the racing the favorite was carefully rated behind Salvestra, the pacemaker for a half the race, when Kummer called on his mount and the son of Star Shoot went on to win under slight restraint. Blairgowrie and War Machine bitterly contested for second place, the former proving gamest. Recount was badly ridden, Myers getting him shut off on the backstretch and losing all chance. Ultima Thule, the favorite, accounted for the secondary feature of the program, winning easily from Arnold and Kashmir. Fruit Cake, which had strong support, ran a poor race, finishing a distant last. Bill McCloy showed the most speed and set a hot pace, but tired badly in the final drive. After the third race W. T. Wilkinson purchased the gelding Bill McCloy for ,500. The public started off well in the first race, selecting Tan II. to win. The Roseacher gelding showed a liking for the going and rushed by the leader when his rider was ready, winning easily. Indiscretion ran a creditable race for a youngster at the distance and lasted long enough to get second place by a head from Kou-i-Noor, which came again at the finish after dropping rearward in the stretch racing. W. R. Coes David Harum, which divided favoritism at post time with the Widener entry, scored in the second race in easy fashion from Pilgrim, which outstayed liis stablemate. Northward, the pacemaker for part of the race. Some. , slight, eje titement resulted at the conclusion ot the race when Buxton claimed a foul against the -winner, but after mature consideration by the stewards the claim was denied, the spectators voicing their approval of the decision by vociferous applause. G. Peterson shipped his recent purchase Swirl to Pimlico, where she will be campaigned. J. i. Wagnon bought at private terms the two-year-old Copyright. Jockey C. Kummer having scored the most points on his mounts four, three, two and one for first, second, third and fourth respectively, was awarded the split second gold watch given as a prize by the Empire City Racing Association for the jockey having the best record during "the meeting.

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