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SOME CLOSE FINISHES Cyclops Wins Empire Citys Hartsdale Stakes by Inches. Shamrock Runs Him Close Because His Rider Had Eased Him Up Track Gossip. NEW YORK, N. T., October 17. Robert L. Gerrys Cyclops was the winner of the Harts-dale Stakes at the Empire City course today, adding ,140 to his good record for the year. The Hartsdale is over the short three-quarters course and Cyclops only won by a nose from Shamrock, but that narrow margin was not his fault. McAtee took it too easy in the stretch, when he evidently thought the race was over, and Ensor stole up on the outside and came within a stride of stealing the race. There was another big crowd out and the sport was exciting from the opening race. Another remarkably close finish was when Bud Fishers Adventuress just nosed Rork out in the second race. After the Rancocas Stables Aladdin had been withdrawn from the Hartsdale field there were only five went to the post and back of Cyclops and Shamrock came Best Love, Miss Star and Romping Home. Cyclops left the post running fast and was so much the best that it really should have been no close contest. McAtee had him under restraint in front, while Best Love and Miss Star followed him closely lapped, with Shamrock saving ground next to the rail and running fourth. It was apparent early that Romping Home did not belong here and he dropped out of the running early. After being safely around the stretch turn McAtee foolishly eased Cyclops up and was looking back at the others that were driving, behind him in a vain effort to get up. While he was thus engaged Ensor shot Shamrock around the others and was coming with such an electric rush that had not Cyclop3 been a good-class colt he would have been beaten. McATEE IN A PANIC. McAtee in a panic went from his pull to a drive and Cyclops answered his call just in time to save the race by a nose. It was a stupid bit of riding and only the speed of the colt prevented its being fatal to his chances. Best Love readily beat Miss Star for third place. Incidentally the race run by Mis3 Star was a distinct disappointment, in the light of what she had shown over the Long Island tracks. When George Odom sent Cyclops to the post in the Hartsdale Stakes, he saddled his second winner of the day, for he also trains Arrow of Gold, winner of the opening dash. Mrs. R. A. Alexanders Ramkin was winner of the fifth race, a mile and an eighth dash, when he finished with a rush through tho stretch to beat Huonec and Thornhedge, while Lord Herbert was fourth. r The opening race was a short three-quarters dash and it proved easy for R. Penn Smith, Jr.s, Arrow of Gold. At the end she was under restraint to lead East View and Daydue was third. The start was hardly a good one. There was a deal of crowding as the barrier rose, but East View was fortunate in finding his way clear and Arrow of Gold was also lucky. McAtee had the filly under slight restraint back of East View to the head of the stretch, where she rushed to the front easily and was easing up at the end. East View readily saved second placo and Daydue closed up some ground to bo third. In this race The Almoner started for the first time under the silks of S. C. Hil-dreth. He began rather slowly and closed up plenty of ground while racing on the outside, but failed through the stretch. ADVENTURESS IX THRILLER. There was a thrilling finish came out of tho five and a half furlongs dash for two-year-olds that was the second offering, when Bud Fishers Adventuress, under a perfect ride by Sande, just nosed Rork out. Sophia Goldman was a fairly close-up third. Adventuress made the running and Sande brought her along close to the rail. Rork, under restraint, was in second place and through the early running Leloba was ontfooting the others. This was the order until nearing tho stretch turn, where Rork moved up on the leader menacingly, while Leloba dropped back beaten. An eighth from home Sande had to rouse Adventuress with the whip and it seemed certain that Rork would head her, but the little black filly answered the call resolutely and they were locked to the last stride. There Adventuress only won by a nod. Sophia Goldman finished gamely to beat Leloba for the short end of the purse. Sande brought his second winner of tho day home when he scored with Frank E. Browns Hephaistos, in the Keystone Handicap, at a mile and seventy yards, framed for three-year-olds. He was only opposed by Sleiveconard and Emotion. "With no delay .Continued on twelfth Daze. SOME CLOSE FINISHES Continued from first page. at the post the trio left in the same stride and Taplin took Sleiveconard out in the lead, while Sande was saving Hephaistcs a couple of lengths back of him and showing the way to the filly. There was no change in these positions in the rush through the backstretch and Sande made no move until nearling the stretch turn. There he shook up Hephaistos and gradually drew up on Sleiveconard. There was not much of a fight and he went on by the latter to win with speed to spare. Will Shields has decided to do no Maryland racing this fall. He will ship from New York to New Orleans, taking with him the horses of the J. L. Holland string as well as some he will race over the southern track for Willis Sharpe Kilmer. Ilildreth tried The Almoner without blinkers i in the opening dash. The three-year-old also started for the first time under the Ilildreth silks, formerly having raced for the Itancocas Stable. In the second race Adventuress had blinkers added to her equipment, while they were taken from Rockabye. S. McNaughton has purchased the contract of jockey F. Weiner, who rode successfully on the Canadian tracks during the past summer. Phil Hyams, owner of the stallion Granite, received word that he died at J. L. Car-ricks Georgetown, Ky farm Monday. F. Matson claimed Ramkin after his victory for ,725. Horsemen contemplating winter racing were busy this afternoon adding fresh racing material to their establishments. In the opening race B. Blocks Mawrcoron was taken by the Canadian turfman A. V. Thomas for ,901. East View, which raced in the silks of J. Butler in the same race, found a new home by J. J. Russells claim of ,SS5. J. L. Holland lost both Sweepy and B.ork. The former was claimed by E. II. Wingfield for ,900, and C. A. Applegate took the latter for ,350. Alex Gordon, acting for Bud Fisheh, has sold the two-year-old filly Adventuress to Evans, former trainer for Gifford A. Cochran, at private terms.