Empire City of Day: Stake Race on the Card, but Good Racing is Furnished, Daily Racing Form, 1922-10-21


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EMPIRE CITYOFF DAY No Stake Race on the Card, but Good Racing !s Furnished. Tufter Defeats Wynnewood Narrowly in the Main Race Best Love Outfinishes Osprey. NEW YORK, N. T.. October 20. It was a program of overnight races that was served up by the Empire City Racing Association at Yonkers today, but some good contests resulted and fields were so well matched that what was lacking in class of horses was made up in the finishes that were furnished. The Boston Selling Handicap and the Capital Handicap, for two-year-olds, at the end of the program, were the two best races. The Boston Handicap furnished a rare finish when II. Altermans Tufter won from Wynnewood, while in the Capital Handicap John E. Maddens fleet filly Best Love proved too much for Osprey, Little Celt and four others. After Nose Dive, Bridesman and Costigan were withdrawn from the Boston Handicap there were five left to race over its mile and a sixteenth distance. The start was an excellent one and Thomas at once went out to set the pace with "Wynnewood, with Tufter following and Violinist and Duncecap showing the way to Martin A. Noonan. Through the backstretch these positions were unchanged and Wynnewood was galloping along easily, while Babin was holding second place easily with Tufter. Violinist was racing alongside of liim and Duncecap had distanced Martin A. Noonan, but was still lengths back of the others. Not until near-ing the stretch turn did Tufter draw up on Wynnewood and then when alongside Thomas went to the whip on the latter and he responded gamely. They were locked all through the stretch struggle, but right at the end Tufter forged to the front to win by a neck. BAFFLES MOTES BEST. Raffles won his first race under the silks of J. L. Holland when he was best of the selling plater two-year-olds that came together in the opening short three-quarters. At the end he was hard held to beat Ben Wood, while Bessie Leighton was third. In the second race S. Taylors Marie Maxim set the pace and stuck it out for its mile distance to score from a rather useful band of fillies and mares of the selling plater variety. Leghorn finished second and third was the portion of Amanda Hoey. As the race was run Leghorn was best, but Martz permitted her to drop so far out of the running that there was no chance for her to catch the winner in the short rush through the stretch. Elected II. set a good pace, with Amanda Hoey and Valentia chasing after her, while Marie Maxim followed, easily showing the way to Scotland Yet Sixteen selling platers, each and all entered to be sold for , was what was served up for the third offering. J. F. Richardson sent the winner to the post in James "White, Jr.s Nightboat. Sande had the mount and, making his drive from the three-eighths post, came around the. early leaders readily to score an easy victory over Ting-a-Ling and Bright Lights. H. M. Howards Sea Cove, after having been away from the races since last spring, came back a winner when he had little trouble in scoring from the other platers opposed to him in the mile ana seventy yards of the fifth race. He set the pace and raced along with Star Court until the latter quit and then had speed left to score from Sea Mint and Scottish Chief. EXS01t?S CAPITAL HIDE. In the last race Ensor gave Best Love a capital ride and, waiting on Little Celt to tho stretch, passed the latter quickly and won from Osprey by a length in fast time. Osprey came fast through the stretch and at the end had the best of Little Celt by a sufficient margin of three-quarters of a length. Jockey Lyke has returned to Laurel to ride Tryster in the Laurel Handicap Saturday. Willis Sharpe Kilmer was a visitor at Yonkers. He will go to Laurel to see old ISxterminator race in the Laurel Handicap. AValter Carter, trainer for the Armonia Stable, was a visitor from Havana. He reported that the horses that had spent the summer in Cuba had thrived abundantly and that they are all at Oriental Park now, making ready for the opening of the meeting of the Cuba-American Jockey Club. Continued on twelfth pajje. j h he d; n tl sl o of P tJ 5 I: tl ? j. 0 j J. EMPIRE CITY OFF DAY Continued from first pace. J. F. Richardson will ship five of the string is training for "William Shea and James White, Jr., to Pimlico at the close of the present meeting. Twelve others in the stable will be sent direct to New Orleans. Jockey Merimce was on the sick list today and unable to meet his riding engagements. He was to have ridden Allie Ochs in the opening race, but trainer Blakely had to substitute George Carroll. Hereafter raced in the name and interests C. K. Moore in the third race, having been purchased from J. A. Coburn Thursday. Four Irish yearlings coming over on the Mississippi are consigned to the Fasig-Tip-ton thoroughbred sale that is to be held at the Empire City track October 28. James "Whites Nightboat was claimed for ,200 by L. L. Beach after he led the largest field of the afternoon home in the third race. The Colonel, of which much was expected, was claimed after being beaten, by Grove C. "Walsh for ,900. Miss Marie L. Mahler made another addition to her racing string when the two-year-old filly Lady Inez was purchased from A. Coburn today.

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