Yonkers First Day: Big Attendance Rewarded with some Well Contested Racing, Daily Racing Form, 1922-10-17


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YONKERS FIST DAY Big Attendance Rewarded with Some Well Contested Racing. Tryster Wins the Scarsdale Handicap for His New Owner Another Race for Georgie. NEW YORK, N. Y., October 16. Although the skies were overcast and rain threatened, there was a truly brilliant opening of the fall meeting of the Empire City Racing Association at Yonkers today. It was a card that attracted horses of good quality and the little course was crowded to capacity to welcome them back to the track on the hill. The Scarsdale Handicap at a mile was the feature of the good card and it marked the triumphant return of Tryster, now racing for the Westmont Stable. Making the pace for the entire race, he won from Hephaistos and Exodus, a stable companion of the winner which bears the silks of the Greentree Stable, raced third. The only other starter was Cirrus, an added starter. He won the same race in 1920, but on this occasion he cut absolutely no figure. The race was Avorth ,345 to the winner. In addition to this there was a condition race in which Frank Bains Georgie took his fourth consecutive purse, while W. C. Clancys Hullabaloo beat some of the fast sprinters over the short three-quarters course. There was little to the running of the Scarsdale Handicap when Tryster left the barrier running fast and won all the way. Exodus was in second place, but closely attended by Hephaistos, while Cirrus was outrun from the first stride and there was no time in which he could make up any ground on the others. When leaving the backstretch Bell made a move on Hephaistos that forced Keogh to exert himself on Exodus to hold second place. For a time he withstood tin? three-year-old, but before the stretch was reached Hephaistos was second and Bell was riding him hard in an effort to catch Tryster. Lyke realized the danger and, shaking up the black colt, held his command to win by a j length, while Hephaistos beat Exodus two j and a half lengths for second place, with Cirrus eight lengths farther away. GEORGIES FOUBT1I STRAIGHT. F. C. Bains Georgie won his fourth consecutive race when he scored easily in the Lenox Furse, at a mile and seventy yards, a condition race. that, brought together a speedy lield. Modo, from the Modo Stable, raced to second place and June Grass, after setting a fast early pace, lasted to beat Flannel Shirt for third money. The other starters .were AVynnewood and Irish Brigadier. It was a good start, but just as he left I Georgie was bumped and then was in close quarters to the first turn. In the meantime June Grass had raced into a good lead and Irish Brigadier and Flannel Shirt were after him. Sande waited until Georgie was well into the backstretch before he asked him to run fast and, moving up on the outside, was soon in a contending position. On the turn out of the backstretch he loomed up and, catching June Grass before the stretch was reached, came way easily at the end. j In the meantime Modo had been working his way through and ran past the others in the last eighth. June Grass was tiring badly all the way home and Flannel Shirt collapsed just when he seemed to have a chance. The other two were well beaten. W. C. Clancys good sprinter Hullabaloo added another purse to his list when he won tho Bedford Claiming Handicap, a short three-quarters dash that brought together some speedy ones. St. Allan finished second, with Elected IT. rather a distant third. Duncecap and Violinist both left the post so slowly as to have no chance and were far back all the way. BULLA HA LOOS GREAT SPEED. St. Allan and Elected IT. both beat Hullabaloo away and the former set a fast pace down the backstretch. The mare was first to tire, but St. Allan went right along and McAtee had to ride Hullabaloo hard to catch him. This was accomplished at tho head of the stretch and once the sou of Peter Pan was in front it was all over. St. Allan was an easy second and Elected II. was third, because the other two starters really had no racing chance when they left the barrier. To Miss Marie L. Mahler fell the honor of winning the opening race of the meeting when her recent purchase. Prince of Umbria. was home first. It was a dash over the short three-quarters, for two-year-olds, and at the end Prince of LTmbria was a length and a quarter to the good over Ben AVood, with Virginius third. Rock Salt made the running and raced into a good lead, but Fator had Trince of Umbria in second place and was saving him there. Black Friday Continued on twelfth page. VOMERS FIRST DAY Continued from first page. was heading the others, but he was not long to hold that position. The others Avere in a fairly f:lose bunch and not far away. It Avas on the stretch turn that Fator shook up Prince of Umbria and he quickly raced to Rock Salt. In a dozen strides he was in a clear lead. Then Ben Wood also came fast at the end and was giving resolute chase, but the Miss Mahler plater had enough left to be an easy Avinner. Ben Wood was as easily second and Virginius also beat the tiring Bock Salt home, with Lady Inez fifth. Black Friday quit badly. P. S. P. Randolphs King Albert, now a wonderfully honest plater, Avon the fifth race, a dash of a mile ana seventy yards. At the end he was showing the way by a wide margin to Canyon and Whisk was a distant third. Canyon set a fast pace and Ralco played an important part In his defeat oy chasing along after him. King Albert was gradually gaining on the leaders until at the head of the stretch he Avas alongside of Canyon. By this time Ralco was througn. but he had taken a lot out of Canyon and King Albert Avent on by the latter to win in a canter. The officials for the Empire City meeting include: Stewards, A. II. Morris, William Butler and AV. S. Vosburgh ; judges, E. C. Smith and C. Cornehlsen ; starters, Mars Cas-sidy ; assistant to stewards at start, E. C. Potter ; handicapper, AV. S. Vosburgh ; clerk of the scales, Albert Burlen ; paddock and patrol judge, James McLaughlin ; patrol judges, E. H. Hanna and William Doyle ; timer, James Kneale ; physician in attendance, Dr. Charles B. Flynn. Trainer J. Edwards reported that Henry Watersons Brainstorm had spread his foot rather badly in his Continental Handicap victory Saturday and it might be possible that he would not haAe him back to the races again this year. Cliff Robinson has signed to ride for the Oakridge Stable for the 1923 racing season. John Wale has purchased Polly Wale from J. L. Holland, who claimed her after her recent victory. She will be trained again by AV. T. Anderson. After King Albert won his fifth consecutive race, W. Baird, trainer of. Canyon, thought the gelding son of King James Avould be an asset in his barn and he bid him up ,000 over his entered price of ,000," but owner Randolph protected him with an extra ?5 bid. After the first race Virginius Avas claimed from C. A. Stoneham by Charles Cogut for ,500.

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