Meets Crucial Test: City Baseball Series Fails to Affect Hawthorne Attendance, Daily Racing Form, 1922-10-05


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MEETS CRUCIAL TEST City Baseball Series Fails to Affect Hawthorne Attendance. Crowd of Approximately 12,000 Enjoys Sparkling Racing Halu Among Winners. The city baseball series, which opened at the Cubs North Side park yesterday afternoon, had little or no effect upon the attendance at Hawthorne race course. A crowd of approximately 12,000 gathered early to witness the fourth days good card. Midsummer weather again prevailed and the track was made fast by the efforts of track superintendent Johnson Southard. Failure to fill the handicap race "Wednesday afternoon took none of the interest away from the well-balanced card. The third race carded, for three-year-olds and over, ron-winners of 00 since July 1, at claiming conditions, furnished a thrill few handicaps give when the first six horses crossed the whining line closely grouped. Twelve horses faced the barrier in the third, with Different Eyes the favorite. "Woolday, with E. Petzoldt up, set the pace for the first half, with Don Jose, Jacobina, Different Eyes and Batty H. in nearest pursuit. Entering the stretch Batty II. moved into the lead, closely pursued by Don Jose and Jacobina. In the meantime "Vanessa "Welles, after getting away slowly, was slowly gaining under, the vigorous riding of J. Ked-eris, who, finding an opening in the last sixteenth, guided the "Weant representative through it and to a hard earned victory, beating Jacobina by a head, with "Woolday in third place, followed by Don Jcse and Different Eyes, both well beaten at the end. It was a contest that pleased the spectators and loud was the applause that greeted the winner on his return to the scales. FIRST RACE TO CRUDENAS. The time of the first race of the afternoon, in which Crudenas, ridden by jockey C. Disunion, ran the five eighths in the good of 1 :03, proved that old Hawthorne is rapidly responding to treatment and improving daily. Paula, with J. Conway up, was a strong factor all the way and finished second three lengths ahead of Zapatos. Jockey Metcalf rushed End Man into the lead in the second race and holding on out-gamed Bill McCloy, ridden by J. Smith, at the end by a short margin. Ed Le Van finished with a rush and would have finished second in a few more strides. Dancing Girl ran a good race throughout. Normandie was up with the leaders to the half, but began tiring thereafter. The mile race, run as the fifth, attracted a small field, but what was lacking in numbers was made up in the quality of the starters. Only four started Halu, Grayssian, Citizen and Marine Corps and they finished in that order. Halu, after being saved during the early running, luckily escaped a jam on the far turn and, finishing with great speed, passed Citizen entering the stretch, and held Grayssian safe at the end. Grayssian found little trouble overcoming the tiring Citizen. W. Median was responsible for some rough riding in this race and, together with trainer J. E. Hawkins, was called to the stand by judge Murphy. MONEY SHOWS IMPROVEMENT. F. R. Irwins Money showed a decided improvement over his race of Tuesday afternoon, coming with a rush at the stretch turn, where he opened up a big gap and maintained it to the end to win in a canter. Nenette, after being slowly and badly outrun in the early stages, finished fast and easily captured second place. Toy Miss maintained a forward position throughout, but was unable to finish better than third. Bill Biackwell set the pace in the early running, but tired badly at the end. Reliability ran a steady race throughout. Madge F. was going fast at the end. Black "Watch II., the black son of Mac-dond II. Black Venus, from the J. M. Hubbard stable, captured the last race of the afternoon in a hotly contested finish. After Frank F. had set the pace from the start he gave way to Spectacular Girl at the head of the stretch and just as the latter appeared to have the race at her mercy Black Watch II., in a terrific rush, squeezed through and won by a neck. The crowd was on its feet cheering wildly. "Whippet finished third. Sydney S. Bender, superintendent of transportation for the Cuba-American Jockey and Auto Club of Havana, arrived at Hawthorne Park yesterday afternoon to do missionary work among horsemen in the interests of the winter meeting which opens Thanksgiving Day at Oriental Park. Mr. Bender is stopping at the Great Northern Hotel and will be joined there by Frank Bruen, general manager of the same Club tomorrow. Mr. Bender has arranged to ship three carloads of horses to Oriental Park from here at the close of the present meeting.

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