Last Day at Thorncliffe: Fair Gain Beats Stoto Narrowly in Farewell Feature Before a Large Crowd, Daily Racing Form, 1922-09-17


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LAST DAY AT THORNCUFFE Fair Gain Beats Stoto Narrowly in Farewell Feature Before a Large Crowd. TORONTO. Ont., September 16. After a thrilling struggle the Kenton Stables Fair Gain was awarded the decision over Stoto and Yorkist in the ,500 Toronto Handicap, which featured the concluding days racing at Thorncliffe Park this afternoon. Stoto showed the way from the start, with Fair Gain racing in closest pursuit. With both boys riding to the limit this pair flashed past the judges almost abreast, with the result that the winner was in doubt until the official placing was displayed. Even then a large portion of the crowd were of the opinion that Stoto had really earned the verdict. It was a sterling performance on the part of the Kenton Stables star performer and he displayed rare gameness. The time for the one and one-eighth miles 1 :52 marked a new record for the course and the track was riot at its best, being lumpy in the stretch, but drying out rapidly. Overhead weather conditions could not have been improved upon and a crowd of 10,000, th3 largest of the meeting, witnessed the sport. A rather exciting finish came with the running of the fourth race, in which Royallieu, under a powerful finish by jockey M. Fator, just got up in the final stride to beat Blossom House. This marked the sixteenth winning mount for jockey M. Fator during the meeting and he carried off the riding honors by a wide margin, a distinction which he justly deserved. Ho was much the best boy here and is probably one of the best light-weigth riders developed in recent years. F. Mucantes Joan of Arc scored her second success at this meeting when she annexed the sixth race, at one mile and a half, the first long-distance race ever run over this track. It was only after a hard drive, however, that she earned the verdict from Old Faithful and Clean Gone. Skeer Face and Ablaze won their respective races with considerable to spare, after leading all the way. Joseph A. Murphy, before his departure for Chicago, announced that the stewards of the Ohio State Jockey Club at Maple Heights had decided that the suspension of B. C. Million, pending investigation into his connection with the War Relief-Actress attempted ringing case, was not within their jurisdiction and the suspension had been lifted.

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