In Stirring Contest: Valentine dOr Defeats Koran in an Exciting Finish.; Rockabye, Golden Chance and Top Rung Winners--Judge Lyle Recovers., Daily Racing Form, 1923-02-03


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IN STIRRING CONTEST Valentine dOr Defeats Koran in an Exciting Finish Rockabye Golden Chance and andTop Top Rung Winners Judge JudgeLyle Lyle Recovers HAVANA Cuba February 2 Todays card was made up of a series of claimng races The third brought cut the best field that went to the post during the afternoon and furnished a stirring contest in which five of the ten starters passed the winning mark in a compact bunch Valentine dOr was the victor She came from behind in the stretch to get up in the closing strides and beat Koran by a neck Elmont was third the same distance back and a nose in front of Bobbed Hair which in turn beat Hullo by a head Elmont was the one to set the pace Ambrose rushing him to the front and kept the lead until the last fifty yards when he collapsed Hullo was going fastest at the end endRockabye Rockabye with Austin McLaughlin in the saddle was the winner of the first race Faithful Girl and Confederacy were the ones to set the pace with Rockabye following them to the eighth post At the end the latter finished with great speed and drew away into a fourlength lead in the last sixteenth Con ¬ federacy outgamed Faithful Girl and finished a head in front for second place placeRuth Ruth Wehle after being outrun in the early stages of the second race worked her way up on the outside rounding the far turn when she closed with a rush and passed the tiring leaders winning by three lengths First Pullet which was also far back in the early stages was second with Ike Mills third thirdGolden Golden Chance made most of the pace in the fourth race and was an easy winner from Drapery which beat Assumption a head for second place Hazel W was messed about during the running but was closing up fast fastTop Top Rung proved an easy winner of the fifth race He took the lead after going a half mile and won by a halfdozen lengths from Kathleen K KPLENTY PLENTY AMERICAN TOURISTS TOURISTSAmong Among the American tourists who are en ¬ joying the racing at Oriental Park are Mr and Mrs Fred Russell of New York Mr and Mrs E L Day of Dunkirk N Y Mr and Mrs Frank Paine of Boston S D Lewis of Montreal H B Rand Jr of Yakima Wash J W Butterworth of Phil ¬ adelphia Pa F E Mittenberg of Buffalo N Y Mr and Mrs Theodore Wickwire of New York Dr and Mrs J M Howard of Kansas City Mo W W Miller general freight agent of the M K T Railroad with headquarters at St Louis Mo was also among the recent arrivals arrivalsMr Mr and Mrs C Haeberle and II C Stina of Niagara Falls N Y were clubhouse guests today During tieir stay they are being entertained by Mr Howard Pearson PearsonEddie Eddie Walsh who is here purchasing horses for racing in Porto Rico bought from J D Millin the sevenyearold The Boy which he will ship together with Harlock to San Juan on Saturday SaturdayThrough Through an error it was reported that J H Moody had sold the contract he holds on jockey A Yerrat Moody still commands the riding services of this boy and will take him back to Kentucky at the end of the pres ¬ ent meeting meetingPaddock Paddock judge W W Lyles who has been quite ill at his hotel in Havana is now on the read to recovery and expects to be able to resume his duties at the track early next week weekEntry Entry blanks for the stakes to be run at the Queens County Jockey Clubs summer meeting at Aqueduct were received by AMctor Shaumberg The entries for these stakes clone March 1 1H H McLaughlin sold Mambi to A S East ¬ man and will depart for New York Saturday where he expects to become associated as trainer with a prominent stable stableNorth North Sea Wedgwood and Celtic Lass will leave here tomorrow in charge of Henry Van Ry for Gallatin Tcnn

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