New York Campaign Ends: No More Racing over Empire States Tracks until 1923, Daily Racing Form, 1922-10-29


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NEW YORK CAMPAIGN ENDS No More Racing Over Empire States Tracks Until 1923. Prir.ce James Continues His Triumphant Career by an Easy Victory Over Mad Hatter and Horologe. NEW YORK, N. Y., October 28. Charles Thierots consistent Prince James, four-year-old son of King James and Lacona, had the honor of winning the last of the New York stake races for 1922 when he scored easily in the Yprktown Handicap, the mile and an eighth offering of the Empire City-Racing Association for its closing day. The race was worth ?5,150 to the winner and back of him were the Rancocas Stables Mad Hatter and Frank J. Farrells three-year-old Horologe. For the closing day one of the largest crowds of the meeting was out to have a final look at the thoroughbreds in action. The day was an ideal one for the sport ana the track was at its best. The fields were, for the most part, small, but there came some good contests out of the six offerings. When Prince James won the Yorktown Handicap it marked his seventh consecutive victory. In his only other start at Empire City he won an overnight handicap at a mile and a sixteenth. He has come into a high place in the handicap division and his victory over Mad Hatter was decidedly impressive. From a good start Horologe dashed into command, but Merimee had him under restraint, while Sande saved Mad Hatter a couple of lengths back of him, with Prince James bringing up the rear. It was apparent before the backstretch was reached that Mad Hatter was not in a kindly mood. His ears were flat on his neck and he showed none of the fire that is his when he races kindly. TOO MUCH FOR MAD HATTER. All through the backstretch Sande used every endeavor to have his mount race on his own courage and for a sixteenth he seemed to forget all his bad habits and moving up on Horologe readily went by the three-year-old after leaving the backstretch, but he swerved out slightly as he made the move and then shortened his stride after having headed the leader. In the meantime Prince James was moving up resolutely and shortly after making the turn into the stretch all three were close together, with Horologe next to the rail and Prince James on the outside. As Prince James continued to close up and come alongside of Mad Hatter Sande, after avoiding the use of his whip just as long as possible, drew it and swung twice on Mad Hatter. That was the finish of the old horse and Prince James came on to win by a length and a quarter. Mad Hatter was a length and a half before the three-year-old. The last day of sport opened with a big surprise when Chester Applegates Dicks Daughter lasted to beat Blue and Gold in a five and a half furlongs dash for selling plater fillies. There were only four starters and Bessie Leighton beat Driftwood for the short end of the purse. The start was a good Continued on eleventh pace. NEW YORK CAMPAIGN ENDS Continued from first page. one, but Sande, usually so alert, was plainly napping when the barrier rose and as a result he had Blue and Gold last of the quartet to leave. Driftwood rushed to the front and Dicks Daughter went right after her, while Bessie Leighton, usually a slow beginner, was showing the way to the Madden filly. It was not long before Dicks Daughter had Driftwood headed and as she raced into command Sande made his move with Blue and Gold. She moved up well, but was taken around on the outside. Bessie Leighton was following her around there. In the stretch, when Dicks Daughter was hanging on resolutely, Sande went to the whip on Blue and Gold. As he did so the filly swerved over to Applcgates filly and narrowly missed bumping her. All the way home he had no end of trouble in preventing his mount from crowding over on Dicks Daughter and at the end the Applegate filly still had her head in front. Sande atoned for his defeat on Blue and Gold when he brought S. C. Hildreths The Almoner home first in the short three-quarters of the second race. In this the son of Sweep took up 117 pounds and made the pace from start to finish to be first from Daydue by two and a half lengths. Daydue just lasted to beat Orcus a head for second place, and Polythia was a close fourth. It was some advantage for The Almoner to begin from the outside, for he is a bit clumsy and it afforded him plenty of room. Sande rode him hard and kept at him for most of the race. Daydue, racing along on the inside, was in second place and under restraint that made it appear lie could go to the leader at any time. War Map was in third place, but he was going wide and did not last long at the pace. CIRRUS MAKES GOOD. After several failures Cirrus made good for the Rancocas Stable in the short three-quarters of the third race. It was a handicap and the son of Tracery and Morning-side took up 133 pounds against 129 on Sleiveconard, Mary Patricia with 114 and Chesterbrook with 105. The ridiculous early pace had much to do with the success oi Cirrus, for "Wciner, on Chesterbrook, and Thomas, on Mary Patricia, made it so hot for the first half mile that it was natural both should tire in the stretch. While they were racing out in front closely lapped and setting a suicidal pace, Sleiveconard was lengths back of them and Cirrus was last of all. But Sande was keeping Cirrus stepping right along and he waited patiently for the others to die away in front. Before the stretch was reached Mary Patricia had put Chesterbrook away, but in doing so she had mighty little Iert herself. Then it was Sande brought Cirrus up on the outside with a tremendous rush that landed him the winner. At the end Mary Patricia was tiring so badly that Chesterbrook was again catching her, but Cirrus was first with a length to spare, and the filly beat Chesterbrook a head for second place. Sleiveconard was a length and a half farther back. William Dugans Leghorn was the winner of the fifth race, but it was a desperately close fit when she just nosed out The Roll Call and, largely, because at the end Merimee outrode Martz. There was some delay at the post and when the Darner rose Juno did not leave with the others and was practically left at the post. Quesada and Search Light HI. made the running and stole away into a long lead, while Merimee saved Leghorn in third place, while it was not long before The Roll Call was close after her. HOT STRETCH BATTLE. Going to the stretcn turn Merimee moved up on Leghorn and she readily raced to the leaders, but as she moved .The Roll Call followed her closely and the pair staged a long battle through the stretch. Right to the end it seemed that The Roll Call would catch the filly, but Merimee, by his energetic riding, kept her going long enough to save the I verdict by a nose. Three lengths farther away Search Light HI. saved third money from the tired Quesada. C. A. Applegate will send a dozen racers to be campaigned at New Orleans Tuesday. Mr. Applegate will stop off at Lexington, Ky., en route to the Crescent City, and look over some yearlings upon which he has secured an option. J. J. McCauley has made arrangements to send Bright Lights, Temptress and Armistice to New Orleans in charge of his brother, J. F. McCauley. Charles H. Thieriot will transfer his good tolt, Prince James, to Pimlico to fill his stage engagements there. Jockey E. Sande increased his riding percentage by two yesterday. The Almoner and Cirrus were his winning mounts. The claim of H. B. Shelby for Venizelos has been declared void and the horse has been ordered returned to the Allies Stable. This ruling was made for the reason that Shelby was in the forfeit list at the time the claim was made.

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