Hephaistos Proves Best: Wins the New Rochelle Handicap Before a Great Assemblage, Daily Racing Form, 1922-10-22


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1 i c t i , , . i , 1 , ! ; , j ; ; . I i : L : : . t i t " I 1 r . 1 . HEPHAISTOS PROVES BEStIh Wins the New Rochelle Handicap Before a Great Assemblage. Arrow of Gold Too Speedy for the Others In Empire Citys Secondary Feature Canyon a "Winner. NEW YORK, N. Y., October 21. Hephais-tos was the winner of the New Rochelle Han- dicap, the feature of the Empire City card today. At the end he was doing his best to beat Emotion home, while Horologe was a good thrid. The race was worth ,100 to the winner. This was only one of the features of a day of good racing that attracted the larg- est crowd of the meeting. There was a high- weight sprint that fell to Arrow of Gold and at the end of the program a five-eighths dash for two-year-old fillies that brought out a wonderfully good field. This fell to Amuse- ment, closely pressed by Solisa and Gadfly, The New Rochelle Handicap was marked by some rough riding when Thomas was guilty of seriously interfering with both Irish Brigadier and Hephaistos when he cut over with Modo shortly after the start. By bump- ing his way through he had Modo showing the way before the backstretch was reached and his stable mate, although racing under the Gerry silks, was in second place. It is usual when two horses are started from the same stable that they are used for the ad- vantage of one another in the running, but such was not the case with Modo and Emo- tion. While they were from the same stable they were racing in different interests and each played an important part in the defeat of the other. While Thomas was in too much of a hurry with Modo when racing over a mile and a sixteenth distance, Emotion did not profit by the pace he was making, for she chased right after him. Hephaistos soon found his way into third place and Fator was content to save him there while the other two were sprinting each other into exhaustion. . Swinging for home, Emotion saved ground and headed Modo, but at the same time Hephaistos Avas beginning to run in earnest. Through the last eighth he continued to gain, but Emotion fought along with rare courage right to the end, where she was beaten three parts of a length. That battle at the end took the pair of them out five lengths before Horologe, which in turn had headed Modo when the pacemaker was through in the last eighth. KEEXAN IX CLOSE FINISH. Fifteen maiden two-year-olds met in the five-eighths of the opening race and Bud Fishers Keenan was the winner, but he did not have much to spare under a regular Sande ride. At the end he was doing his best to beat Faithful Girl. The second best race of the day was the Ramapo Highweight Handicap, that brought together a fast field. Dominique and Dry Moon, two of the best, were withdrawn, as well as Sleiveconard. This left six to run and George Odom saddled the winner when he sent R. Penn Smith, Jr.s, Arrow of Gold to the post. At the end she was leading Mary Patricia by a length and Flannel Shirt was third a length and a half farther away. Sixteen cheap ones met in the fifth race and Sande brought A. S. Woodcliffes Service Star home winner from Lord Herbert and Huonec. After Serapis and Vendor had both been withdrawn from the second race the only starters left were Canyon and Ralco. It was practically no contest, for Fator took Canyon to the front at the rise of the barrier and never left the result in doubt. William Shea has purchased Nightboat from L. Beach, who claimed him after his winning race Friday. He will race under the name of the Shea Stable. Ernest Heider has gone into winter quar-: ters at stable No. 28 at Belmont Park. He has had his good two-year-old filly Sequel punch fired, and she will be rested until the spring. Destination was tried with blinkers in the first race. Regal Lodge raced under the C. K. Moore silks in the fifth race, having been pur-r chased from E. G. Soule. Frank Byer, acting for his brother, N. L. Byer, and E. W. Price, has sold at private terms to M. B. Newcomb Orderly and Swift Grass. Jockey Fator was set down for the re-j mainder of the meeting by the stewards for his ride on Canyon in the second race. The punishment was for having forced Ralco out on the first turn. It was a two-horse race, A good reason for the bad showing of Frank J. Farrells Dimmesdale in the High-weight sprint was that in the paddock before post time he reared up and fell heavily, hurting his hack. Jefferson Livingston arrived from Chicago this morning and lost little time in conferring with George Odom. I A c t a 1 t 1 i t I 1 i 1 1 : :

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