Fine Aqueduct Racing: Woodmere Stakes Easy Prey to Dry Moons Speed, Daily Racing Form, 1922-09-21


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FINE AQUEDUCT RAGING Woodmere Stakes Easy Prey to Dry Moons Speed. Missionary Wins in Fully Restored Form Crest Hill an Easy Steeplechase Victor. NEW YORK, N. T., September 20. Dry Moon. a. colt that Charles A. Stoneham bought from Richard T. Wilson last year, was the winner of the stake race feature of the Queens County Jockey Club at Aqueduct today when he scored easily in the Woodmere Stakes. It was a selling race that brought together a speedy band of platers and was worth ,775 to the winner. It was a day of good racing, even with only a selling stake race as the feature attraction. The weather was threatening all afternoon, but that did not prevent a big crowd from being on hand, and altogether it was a most enjoyable reunion. Ten went to the post for the Woodmere Stakes and on paper it appeared to be a decidedly open race. Little time was lost at the post and when Clancys Hullabaloo got off in his stride he quickly raced into a good lead, with Daydue leading the others. Dry Moon had begun from an outside position and Taplin had to whip him around the turn to hold his position. In the meantime Hullabaloo was widening his gap and when the stretch was reached he was still well clear of the others. By that time. Dry Moon had moved up and was racing past the leaders in gallant fashion. An eighth from the finish Taplin had him in second place and there he eased his efforts slightly for victory was in his grasp. He went on by in the final sixteenth and at the end was a length and a half to the good. Hullabaloo hung to second place and was still a length before Muskallonge at the end. This same Muskallonge was another that had to race around on the outside and he was running well at the finish. Elected II. ran well to finish fourth, when she just beat the tired Daydue a neck. MISSIONARY MUCH THE BEST. Second in racing importance to the Wood-mere Stakes was the Luke Blackburn Handicap, a mile dash .for three-year-olds. It marked the return of the Lexington Stables good three-year-old Missionary to racing after an absence since the Pimlico meeting in the spring. He took up 110 pounds, tho top weight, and, while there was nothing particularly impressive in the performance, he was much better than those opposing him. Beginning well, Schuttinger rushed Missionary out from the barrier and the lightly-weighted Story Teller raced with. him. They went along locked for a considerable distance until the filly cracked after poking her nose in front and in the stretch he drew out into a good lead and was never afterwards seriously threatened. At the end Missionary was tiring, but he won by three lengths, with Checterbrook second and All Over third. Story Teller was so thoroughly cooked by her early racing with the winner that she was a bad last. Since Earl Sande has been riding some of the Bud Fisher horses there has been a marked improvement in their form. He piloted Avalanche to victory in the three-quarters dash for two-year-old maidens, and it was an easy win from Hoy, while Chile, racing for the Lilane Stable, saved third place from Homestretch. SANDE A BIG HELP. Sande was wideawake at the start ar.d his success in having Avalanche clear of his opponents in the first few strides played an important part in the victory. Once out in front he held command and at the same time nursed his mount along so that he had speed left when a challenge came in the stretch. Hoy was forced to come a bit wide in tho stretch to find racing room and finished in game fashion, while Chile, after racing for-wardly all the way, was doing his best to save third money. Dream Days, the Whitney starter, for an instant in the stretch loomed up well, but fell back again in the last eighth. A good contest came out of the Lionheart Steeplechase Handicap and another purse for J. Howard Lewis when his Crest Hill was an easy winner from Decisive, with Treviscot taking third money from Yorkshire. The only other starter was Domingo and all that prevented his finishing at least as good as second was a bad landing at the last jump that unseated M. OConnor. Decisive made the running for a turn of the course, while Byers saved Crest Hill along in last place. Domingo went right after Decisive and OConnor had him under steadying restraint. Treviscot showed some speed for a half dozen jumps, but was through when the real racing began. Continued on sixteenth page. FINE AQUEDUCT RACING Continued from first page. J In the second turn of the course Byers made his move with Crest Hill and took him up on the inside. He quickly found his way ; into third place, but as he moved up OCon- nor loosened his hold on Domingo and the four-year-old readily ran into the lead, rac- i ing by Decisive readily. This was a bit of a surprise to Byers, but Crest nill went by Decisive easily and when the last half was reached he had to send Crest Hill at his best pace to catch Domingo. At the last jump Domingo still had a slight lead, but it was there that his hurry cost him every part of the purse, for he made a stumbling landing and OConnor was shot from the saddle. With Domingo out of the . way it was only a canter for Crest Hill to beat Decisive and he won by a half dozen I lengths, while Trevisco was four lengths further away. ! R. O., Miller added blinkers to the equip- 1 ment of Liberty Girl in the first race, while J. J. Sheridan raced Flamion without them. T. J. Healey went to Havre de Grace for the opening of that meeting and to saddle the Walter J. Salmon starters. Word has been received of the death of George Guyton, well known to racing. He died at his home in Washington as a result of a paralytic shock. A. McL. Earlocker was an Aqueduct visitor to attend the meeting of the Saratoga Association held there during the afternoon. Matt Brady saddled H. W. Maxwells Decisive in the Lion Heart Steeplechase, in the absence of Frank Herold, who is looking after the Havre de Grace division of the Quincy Stable. j R. J. Waldron will ship his three-year-olds Lucky Hour and Southern Cross to Havre de Grace tomorrow, to carry the Lexington j Stables colors in the Potomac Handicap. Jockey A. Schuttinger will also journey on to Maryland and have the mount on Lucky Hour. Both colts will be returned here and fill the remainder of their New York stake engagements. Trainer Walter A. Carter departed for Havana, Cuba, to take up the twenty-five horses owned by the Armonia Stable, which have been on the ranch of A. Fernandez Morell, the owner of the Armonia Stable. There were two changes of equipment in the third race when J. Wilson added blinkers to the tackle carried by Bowsprit, while D. Vititoe ran William Sheas Sophia Goldman without them.

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