Fort Erie Meeting Ends: Last Day Marked by Excellent Racing in Fast Time, Daily Racing Form, 1922-08-16


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FORT ERIE MEETING ENDS Last Day Marked by Excellent Racing in Fast Time. Lunetta Captures the Principal Race from Martin A. Noonan Encrinite Is a Repeater. FORT ERIE, Ont., August 15. The Mc-Naughton Claiming Handicap, which was a dash of a mile and a sixteenth and was offered as the feature attraction this afternoon, resulted in an easy victory for C. P. Winfreys Lunetta over Martin A. Noonan, while Sangrado was third. The race brought out the best field cf the afternoon and Lunetta pro-ed that she was much the best in overcoming interference while going to the first turn and coming on the outside on the stretch turn. There was but little delay at the post and the field was dispatched in good alignment. Madeline Lillian set an extremely fast early pace and easily raced into a length advance on the first turn. There was considerable crowding on this turn, for which M. Fator, on Croupier, was responsible, and forced Smallwocd, on Lunetta, to take her up. Madeline Lillian was still in the role of pacemaker and was pursued by Despair and Sangrado. while Martin A. Noonan was bringing up the rear. On the far turn Lunetta was called on and responding with a rush passed the leaders and drew away into a safe lead. Martin A. Noonan gained steadily and came with a rush in the stretch, but he was unable to threaten the winner. Sangrado, after being a forward contender from the start, held the remainder safe for the short end of the purse by a wide margin. Lunetta was supported with rare confidence and was one of the few successful choices to score during the afternoon. TYCOO" SCORES FIRST VICTORY. J. B. Respess Tycoon had little difficulty in graduating from the maiden ranis in the opening dash of the afternoon, when the son of Dick Welles had a wide advantage over Right on Time and Water Tax at the end. Tycoon went to the front after covering the first quarter and from there on never left the result in doubt. G. C. Winfrey saddled a pair of winners. Thorny Way took a band of sprinters into camp at three-quarters. Her victory was an easy one and she had a wide advantage at the end over Toy Miss and Father Damlen. The winner was ridden by P. Walls and came from behind. Encrinite scored her second victory in as many days when she had a head the best of Sans Peur II., while Dan was third. The winner was forced to work up on the outside and got up right at the end. The new saddle cloth which was brought out by Julius Reeder was used in the handicap this afternoon and met with favoraole approval from horsemen. The cloth is discarded after being used once, and is therefore sanitary. GOOD CROWD WITNESSES CLOSING. Racing came to a close in this section for the year this afternoon. It was a crowd of good size that journeyed to the course to witness the deciding of the seven race program. Despite the absence of a stake race well matched fields started in each dash and spirited racing resulted. Favorite backers finished rather poorly in the daily battle to locate successful choices, although several of the long-priced winners were accorded support. The track was in splendid condition and fast time was recorded in each of the different races. A. L. Kirby sold to E. J. Salt the two-year-old Pinaquana this morning. Kirby will ship the Waldeck Stable and his string to Louisville on Thursday to rest until Kentucky fall racing opens. W. A. McKinney lost the plater Beverly Belle to J. Crofton yesterday via the claiming route. The price was ,200. A. C. Porretto has severed his connections as trainer for N. J. Hernandez and will train for W. J. Kramer in future. Jockey M. Anderson has signed to ride for Kramer and his engagements will be made by Porretto.

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