Without Stake Races: Empire City Card Made Up of Overnight Purses, Daily Racing Form, 1923-10-20


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: WITHOUT STAKE RACES Empire City Card Made Up of Overnight Purses. Diversity and Potentilla Stay Well in Taking Mile and a Quarter Dashes. j?J NEW YORK, N. Y.f Oct. 19. The International race and the many sensations as to whether it would be Zev or My Own that would have the honor of meeting Papyrus monopolized more interest at the Yonkers track this afternoon than did the racing" that was staged there by the Empire City Racing Association. The day was a dreary one, with rain falling most of the time, and that did not make the track on the hill an entirely comfortable one. But there was plenty of entertainment. " It was a day of overnight purses, and the fact that two were at a mile and a quarter furnished spectacles that always interest the crowd. The first one of these fell to W. H. Chambers Diversity, in a good finish with Kings Belle and Scare Crow, while the second was won by A. J. Contentos Potentilla. This second half was the better one and it brought about a good contest, though at the end Potentilla was an easy winner. Warlike and Super were two that threatened the winner on various occasions, but old Super ran out badly in the rush around the far turn, while Warlike tired just enough to be beaten for second place by South Breeze. An unfortunate accident, in which three horses fell, happened in the first race, and then Feysun was disqualified for crossing in the stretch. Concerted support for B. A. Lanes Rubien, ridden by C. Kummer, made that colt an, outstanding choice. He justified the confidence with a high flight of speed that gave him a lead from the start and won with consummate ease. Antilles, coming with a well-timed rush, succeeded in overhauling Stacy Adams for second place. ACCIDENT IN FIRST RACE. An accident caused three horses to fall in the opening short three-quarters dash for maiden two-year-olds, when Bessie Gershel, Day Trap and Forearm all went down on the backstretch. The riders, C. H. Miller, Clarence Kummer and J. Brunner, all escaped injury. Then in the stretch H. Thurber, riding George Choos Feysun, sharply crossed R. T. Wilsons Wampee. He was disqualified after having finished first. No blame was fixed for the backstretch fall, but the stretch crossing that interfered with Wampee gave the race to the Wilson stable, for Runnlngwild, the stable mate of Wampee, finished second, with Wampee third. This ruling moved H. C. Fishers Comic Artist into third place. A mile and a quarter, that was the second race, brought out a cheap band, and W. H. Chambers Diversity showed some improvement over the route when she beat Kings Belle home, and Scare Crow was a close third. H. Roths Caligula proved best of the platers that came together in the short three-quarters of the third race and making the pace throughout he lasted to beat the fast coming Trite. The Almoner tired after closely following the. winner to the stretch, but saved third money from Zealot. B. A. Lanes Rubien found the going to his liking in the short three-quarters of the fifth race and neve.r left the result in doubt. Racing into a good early lead he was never threatened, while Antilles by a rush through the stretch just beat Stacy Adams for second place. On a protest filed with the association the board of stewards have taken the purse away from. John Maddens Water Girl, a winner Thursday. --It was discovered, that she hail not carried her proper weight.

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