Merrimac is Home First: Shows Another Good Performance in Winning the Main, Daily Racing Form, 1922-10-07


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MERRIMAC IS HOME FIRST Shows Another Good Performance in Winning the Main Race at Kenilworth Park. WINDSOR, Ont, October C F. H. Smiths Merrimac came back with another good performance at Kenilworth this afternoon when he won the feature attraction of the program, a claiming handicap at a mile and a sixteenth, to which ,000 was added. Merrimac was ridden by McTaggart, made all the pace and won under restraint at the finish from Eleanor S. Well-matched fields went to the post in a majority of the races and the finishes in some of them were particularly close. This was especially so in the third race, when Ambrose brought Colando from behind in the stretch to get up in the last stride to beat Sagamore by the smallest of margins. Sagamore would have won had Abel refrained from going to the whip at the sixteenth post. This was a claiming race and Clyde Phillips, owner of the winner, took Ablaze from A. Alexandra for ,450. Another winner changed hands after he won when J. Bishop took Devonite from the Buffalo horseman, W. J. Kraemer. Devonites victory came with the running of the second race, which called for maiden jockeys. Billy Lane raced into a long lead in this race and at the top of the stretch looked a certain winner. He quit in the final quarter and Devonite eventually won in easy fashion. Turpiano had the mount on the winner. Abel put up a good ride on Gazinta, which gathered the spoils in the first race and in the third Ring had to be hard ridden all the last quarter to outgame Dalton. A head separated the pair as they flashed past the winning mark. Jockey T. Nolan bruised his ankle while riding yesterday and was. forced to cancel his engagements this afternoon. The Canadian division of the Seagram stable will be sent to the farm at Waterloo at the conclusion of this meeting. The cup horse Parisian Diamond and Lady Meave, which bled in her last race, will also be retired for the year. G. B. Foley secured by private purchase this morning the plater Old Chap. Daniel T. Murray was a visitor this afternoon. He reports the meeting at the Hawthorne track, Chicago, a most successful one.

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