Improved Weather: Clear Skies and Warm Sun Welcome Relief at Hawthorne, Daily Racing Form, 1922-10-12


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j IMPROVED WEATHER Clear Skies and Warm Sun Welcome Relief at Hawthorne. Red Wingfield Easily Captures the Main Race Lina Clark Defeats Halu Decisively. After two days of rainy, cold and disagreeable weather clear skies and a warm sun were indeed a welcome relief. This was reflected in the attendance. A gathering of between eight and nine thousand enthusias-tice admirers of racing were on hand Wednesday afternoon for the tenth day of the meeting at old Hawthorne under the auspices of the Illinois Jockey Club. A midweek program of six well-balanced races was furnished, with the Stein Purse of ?l,n00 the fourth and feature attraction. This race resulted in an easy victory for H. C. Keisels Red Wingfield, the three-year-old chestnut son of Superman Off, under the brilliant riding of jockey E. Petzoldt, Hawthornes leading and most popular rider: Only four starters faced the barrier in inia race. Dantzic, guided by F. Murphy, was kept in the best going throughout, but was unable to successfully withstand the rush of the winner when called on. Eulah F. might have finished closer up but for being taken wide at the stretch turn. Citizen looked good at the start, but soon dropped back to follow the others at the finish. The introductory dash of the afternoon, c a distance of three-quarters for three-year-olds and over, was narrowed down to a field of eight starters, all of which were known as good mud runners. Starter Miller sent the field away in perfect alignment with Normandie in the lead, closely followed by Harp of the North. Only for a brief period did Normandie hold the advantage, as Harp of the North quickly drew clear and opened up a commanding lead. Ho held it to the end and outgamed Mbse Goldblatts Whippet after a hard stretch drive to win by a narrow margin. Whippet, away a trifle slowly, was taken wide at the stretch turn and would probably have won with better racing luck, as he opened up a live-length gap over Normandie at the end. The latter, away in the lead, tired badly at the end after a brief display of speed. IS". K. REAL A SURPRISE. Quite a surprise came with the running of the second race in which the unconsidered veteran N. K. Beal scored at long odds and the favorite Vansylvia was badly beaten, finishing fourth. The latter appeared best and flattered her admirers by dashing into a good lead and showing the way to the stretch. In the meantime old N. K. Beal was going about his business in easy style, taking his time, but always within striking distance. The three-year-old It was making trouble for the pacemaker, and entering the stretch it was anybodys race. Richcreek, who had the mount on N. K. Beal, found an opening in the last eighth and taking advantage of it soon had the old gelding through and in the lead to win by a half length, to the great amazement of the spectators and the chagrin of those who fondly placed their hopes on Vansylvia. The latter tired so badly after racing It into defeat that she failed even to finish in the money, liaiibird was second and May Girl third. Roy C, the four-year-old Runnymede Ventura gelding, owned by H. L. Munson and ridden by jockey F. Murphy, captured the third race, at five and one-half furlongs, under claiming conditions. Carl. Roberts finished second after a hot stretch battle with Brown Bill. Bill Blackwell had plenty of early speed, but tired at the end. Toy Miss was also a game beginner, but had nothing left after going to the three-quarter post. HALU TRIES I2T VAI The mile and seventy yards of the fifth race brought six horses to the post, but only two were given any serious consideration by the public. It was considered a duel between Lina Clark and Halu, and such it proved to be. However, Halu failed to make it as interesting as was expected. With the rise of the barrier Lina Clark was away in motion and soon in the lead. Once in front she raced along by a safe margin, with Doyle sitting still and never forced to call on his mount. On through the stretch she sped, never slackening her speed and with Halu vainly but without avail trying to overtake her. Crossing the finish line she was two and a half lengths in front of Halu, which ran a game race, but was simply not good enough to take the measure of the Delhi filly. The final race of the afternoon resulted in : a hard earned victory for W. C. Weants Sea Way, six-year-old gelding, by Sea King Cutaway, from W. T. Delihant, Jr.s, Len-; donia, with Madge F. a tiring third. Fitz-i Boodle and Ring Rose showed a spurt o i early speed, but tired badly at the end. ! Madrono lost his rider, M. Slaughter, at tho stretch turn.

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