Day of Generous Purses: Selling Race Surplus Makes Winning Worth While at Empire, Daily Racing Form, 1921-07-22


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DAY OF GENEROUS PURSES . Selling Race Surplus Makes Winning Worth While at Empire. Rose Brigade Easily Takes the Sprig-htf ul Stakes Nohant, a "Good Thing," Victorious. XEW YOBK, X. Y.. July 21. Selling nice surplusage made purses worth winning. Purses worth winning attract good horses, and swd race horse among bad ones reduce fields. So it. wis with the Steadfast, worth over ,747 and at a mile and a -sis teen Hi. Only half of the six raced for the Steadfast. Genie W. wasnt good enough. Grey Lag was too good and unnecessary, and Yellow Hand was rather outclassed at the conditional weights. Bancocas had in Mad Hatter. Sande was on his hack. The odds on him were 1 to 8. rea-tonnblc ones, too, considering that he had but isocount and Queereek to beat. Mad Hatter sauntered away with the first money, some ,950, with a wide gap between him and isocount at the finish. Queereek had a healthy and fast front run of three-quarters of a mile after feeling Zoellers whip. As a race the Steadfast w:t a joke. The first mile, a rather easy one for Mad Hatter, was in 1:"!73, and the race in 1:45. The track record is only one and two-fifths seconds faster. Mad Hatter is in good fix just now. Another whooping purse, ,547 or so, enriched the Bhinecliffo for fair platers, over -w- -quarters of a mile. Of sixteen entries eleven raced, with The Itoy. Guvnor and Lunotta the maiket props. All the mudlarks raced and a good looking finish was seen when the overdue I.unotta .came like she used to conieiu the last furlong ..TinrVtcr-lsVtOr,rngSsrS3t Tup in tliel-lns-" ing strides to beat. Guvnor by a head, after Guvnor bad pot to the paccmaking The Boy and disposed of him. Guvnor was second, well clear of The J Soy at the end.. Fort Churchill finished fast, but was late in his arrival, and Flibbertygibbet. early entangled and slow to get going, was as good in the stretch run as Fort Churchill, but later. ANOTHER XACE FOR DEVASTATION. The money didnt run out for the Fiskkill, worth S2.74S more, at one mile and a sixteenth, and a dozen a trifle above the average of selling platers for it. Only seven faced the barrier. Valor and Super were among the absentees. Now owner Petit scored for the third time, with Devastation, after the ox-Bothsteinite bad been well marketed into favoritism. P.iff Hang seems always ready fur second place. He must have learned to run there He was well backed, too. Bep showed the wav fast for half a mile in 477-i. Then Biff Bang displaced him and seemed to be winning on the turn. Keogh had been nursing Devastation, an! on his oj.ll the Wrack ,;V.ling came on, got to P.iff Hang none too courageous and beat him home easily by two lengths. Biff Bang farther before Sir Grafton, which, as usual, came with a racing rattle at the rails, to beat Kep for third place in the closing drive between them. J by Lamb, crowded at the start, sulked after racing erratically for a quarter of a mile. He is tiring of the sport. Kanoooas roll is pretty full of 1921 stake victories. Sam Hildreth always shot at the best target. He added the Sprightful Selling Stakes to his list witli Bose Brigade. The Short Grass Tapiohi filly reminds one of her mother, a shifty western inare of her time. Her nice bay daughter is likely to improve into a really good mare. The Sprightful was over the Yonkers Futurity Course of short three-quarters of a mile. Bose Brigade had not been asked to go so far before. She went it well, under pressure, this afternoon. Bose Brigade was always favorite, though the disappointing Picnic and Duncecap were both well backed. Fator was on the Uancocas filly. She was away well, moved into a good early lead, stood arguments from Picnic, Duncecap and Fifty Fitfy, won each, and caine on to win under a stiff drive by more than a length from Picnic, which, after trying to head Bose Brigade, went to the inside rails, finished stoutly and was five lengths in front of Duncecap at the end. The looked-for raise in price after the Ban-cocas filly had won did not come. Peace may have been declared. Unless reasonable, it is to be hoped not. Selling races are what their conditions call for sales for horses without prejudice. JOCK SCOT SHOWS WHITE FEATHER. There were nineteen entries in the Unity, a claimer with an amazing value ,517 and odd again over the mile and seventy yards racing grounds. Thirteen cleared for action. It was a rag tag and bobtail race. Of course, Jock Scot was made favorite. Ho was in one of the most villainous of moods. He has many varieties. But here Jock showed the white feather far from the end, and drive him as hard as Sande could, the old gelding stopped on the lower turn and seemed to sulk. At anj rate, Xohant, which threatened last Monday, and Pirate McGee. in hiding for many diiys, beat him home. Xohant improved under waster Turner, got to the inside rails in the half mile aud, saving ground always, won in a leisurely sort of way by two lengths from the fast coming Pirate McGee, which had bad luck early, worked his way through his horses and was going as fast under punishment, as the winner at the finish. Jock Scot was third, beaten a head and running ungenerously even in the final strides. Maize was not backed, but ran better. Xohant was marketed like a "good thing," backed from 12 to 1 to 5 to t. Pirate: McGee drew stout support. So did Old Mose. Pansy and master Mooney, in a jam soon after the start, agreed to disagree and parted. The course was soft aud Moouey wasut hurt. The Quincy Stables most promising Assagai B-onjagnc colt, ill-uaincd Buy Jay, should have won hla first essay iu the Honeysuckle of last Saturday, in which Rib Grass beat him. Bay Jay scored in the closing Gossoon Purse for maiden two-year-old colts and geldings, over the Futurity Course. As l.-.TiKiiifis; to ivlale, lie wasnt favorite One r.f the Continued on sccocd page. DAY OF GENEROUS PURSES Continued from first page. Sanfordian French colts, a handsome brown named Snob II. vilely was backed to beat Ray Jay, and the oily funnel of the Lexington-Xalapa confederacy sent in a stream on a new starter of fine presence. Lucky Hour, by Honrless Lucky Catch. As the race was run, Ray Jay was far the best. Master Mooney kept him away from the helter-Hkelterism of June Grass,, which led smartly well into the stretch. On call Ray Jay came to and beaded June Grass and won with speed to spare and clear. The Sauford colt landed third, a couple of lengths away. Lucky Hour was four more lengths behind Snob II. Both the latter colts have been well tried. Snob II. closed stoutly. Lucky Hour hardly seemed to have finished his education. There was not much interest, shine or substance to racing at Empire City track; weather and gencr-n conditi.iiS were streaky. Rain threateied, the miu m flirted only, the air was close and mugy and. for the money the contending horses earned, the show wasnt much. There was a stake, the Sprightful, and Mad Hatter ran as he usually does, fast and ponderously. But the other four races were most tame :uid ordinary for the money. In six races, chiefly by reason of recent selling nice collections, the afternoons, offerings ran into no less a sum than 7,073.83, a big one for- the sport furnished and the horses engaged. It would seem as if there wasnt enough flexibility about, the selling race excess funds. They could be more equitably spread so to write though they undoubtedly flow back into the channel from which they came. Kancocas had a fair day. It furnished two of the three winning favorites, one of the stake, and its riders were on three of the winners, Falor on two and Sande on his steady friend. Mad Halter. C. A. Applegate claimed Nohant from T. O. AVcb-ber for S2.50O after the colt won the fifth race. Eugene Wayland wind secretary Victor E. Schaumbcrg requesting reservation of two stalls for a pair of the AV. J. Salmon color bearers be will bring down to race Saturday. Mr. Salmon has four eligible in the Eastview Stakes, and Rubien, Careful and Step Lightly have been named for the Knickerbocker. A. H. Morris bad intended to run his mare Fallacy at Empire City today, but both of her legs filled after a gallop yesterday, aud trainer AValdtu believca that she will lie hi retirement until fall. The stewards suspended Jockey A. Collins for five days for cutting across in trout of the others going to the first turn iu the fifth race. Crack" o" Doom went laiuc iu a recent work-out nt Saratoga and will again have to be patched, up. This is a fast three-year-old daughter of lltlmu, but her underpinning prevented William P. llureji Troin getting her lo the post more than twice last year.

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