Hamilton Meeting Ends: Disagreeable Weather and Muddy Track for Final Day, Daily Racing Form, 1922-08-08


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HAMILTON MEETING ENDS Disagreeable Weather and Muddy Track for Final Day. Push Pin Captures Colonial Handicap Military Purse to BuUet Proof. HAMILTON, Ont., August 7. For. rhe final days racing of the year at the Hamilton Jockey Clubs track the Colonial Handicap of ,000 added was the principal attraction. Weather conditions were far from favorable for outdoor sport, but nevertheless a crowd of goodly proportions was on hand to bid the thoroughbred goodby until 103. The track was a sea of mud and resulted :n many withdrawals from the different racs. Five stayed away from the Colonial, leaving eight to make up the field. Away to a good start Push Pin darted to j the front and showed the way to the others. I Kings Court. Procyon and Keltic followed in closest pursuit for the first mile before any perceptible change was made. El Jesmar and Witch Flower were in difficulties early and were far back. Push Pin never slackened her stride and seemed to like the going. She had a safe lead entering the stretch and from there on simply cantered and crossed the coveted goal I three lengths in front of Kings Court, which j never gave up the chase, unavailing as it j proved to be. He was as easily seco.ul. ! while Witch Flower in a sensational closing display of speed and gameness, earned third money in the final strides. JAJIES F. 0IIAHA A FAILURE. The popular choice in the feature race was James F. OHara, which enjoyed heavy backing, but he was proved a rank failure and finished absolutely last. The Military Purse, at a mile and a sixteenth, was productive of a sterling content, although the winner came from an unexpected source when Bullet Proof caught and passed Cote dOr in the last sixteenth to score drawing clear. The latter was excessively used up in setting the pace and tired right at the end. Lunettas performance was a dismal one, to say the least, though she was badly messed about and quit badly. A tight finish and the unexpected victory of Mabel K. marked the decision of the opening dash. Macbeth was considered best in ; the race, but he never figured prominently. Rosie II. was the pacemaker to the last eighth, where Mabel K. came with a great rush that landed her in front right at the end. It was a hotly contested duel between the two fillies and the result in doubt until the final strides. Racket was third a couple of lengths ahead of the favorite. STEEPLECHASE A TnitlLLEIt. The Civic Holiday Steeplechase Handicap was a thriller. Five answered the bugle call and all but one finished the course. It was a sparkling contest throughout and the finish almost brought about the disqualification of the winner. After Fair Mac had wrested the lead from Courteous and was going to the last jump. Flying Frog, which had been close up throughout, crossed over sharply and forced Kleeger to take Fair Mac up. Despite this interference Fair Mac came again and was wearing Flying Frog down at the end, only a neck separating the two as they passed the judges, while Courteous was also only beaten by inches. A claim of foul was not allowed. After several flattering and promising performances, but always attended by failure, the Sweep filly Rolo found the track to her liking and made good. However, it was only by a matter of inches and by the aid of jockey Eddie Ambroses vigorous riding. Ambrose got the filly away to a flying start and kept her in front all the way. She tired badiy near the end and Ambrose had to ride his best to save the day. This he managed to accomplish, although Marimba had her head in front a few strides past the winning line. Bengalese was third close up to the other two after closing a big gap from a slow beginning. Word was received today that Sam Hildreth had shipped the Rancocas Stables Mad Hatter to Fort Erie to fulfill his engagement in the Dominion Handicap. Jockey Earl Sande accompanied the horse and will ride him in that contest. De-astation and Pilgrim were also shipped up at the same time. Trainer W. H. Bringloe reported this morning that the Seagram Stable had closed negotiations with jockey E. Ambrose and the latter would ride for that establishment during the remainder of the racing season. Adam Pringle, who has the feed privilege at this track, was highly complimented by the different owners and trainers this morning for the efficient manner in which he took care of the wants of horsemen. Fred Gerhardy replaced J. B, Campbell in the judges stand this afternoon, due to the latter being at Fort Erie accepting entries.

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