Muddy Track Racing: Empire City Weather and Going Still Unfavorable, Daily Racing Form, 1923-10-25


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MUDDY TRACK RACING Empire City Weather and Going Still Unfavorable. Glynthus Wins Fordham Stakes Without Trouble Ben Wood Leads from End to End. - NEW YORK, N. Y., Oct 24. William Daniels Olynthus, winner of a mile and a quarter race through mud on the Yonkera track Tuesday, came back today to win tha Fordham Selling Stakes, at a mile and seventy yards, worth ,010 to the winner. It must be said that Olynthus had plenty of help from L. M. Fator, who had the mount on Richard T. Wilsons Tangerine, which finished second. Third place fell to Episode and Wynne-wood was the only other starter. It was another disagreeable day for tha sport and the track was heavy. It was not until after the running of the feature race that the sun found its way through tha clouds and until that time there was a cold wind blowing over the track, with occasional drizzles of rain. Just how L. M. Fator helped in the victory of Olynthus was in permitting Tangerine to drop completely out of the running in the early racing, and then, when it was too late, closed a gap that landed him in second place, but far enough back of Olynthus ta preclude any chance of catching him. II young Fator was riding the best he knew how in the Fordham Selling Stakes he should be set down for incompetency, a ruling that was made against the inexperienced Lavina but a short time ago. If Fator was not riding to win he should never be permitted to. ride again. Olynthus left the post running fast and Wynnewood went after him. Through the backstretch they were well lapped, but it was Olynthus that had his head in front Episode was racing close up next to the rail and Fator had Tangerine about a sixteenth, .it a mile back of the other three and was plainly not asking him to run his best TANGERINE CLOSES BIG GAP. Wynnewood was all through when the stretch was reached and Olynthus was still galloping so well that Episode could not close up on him. -Tangerine was so far back that he had long since been forgotten and when it was virtually all over Fator permitted him to run fast and, racing past tho others, he was an easy second. J. Bartons Ben Wood, under the feather of 104 pounds, found the mile and seventy yards of the third race just to his liking and when Mathews rushed him away from tha post he was good enough to lead from end to end and beat E. W. Prices Rekab and the St. Anthony Stables Dan Boiling. Others of the field were Sea Cove, My Colleen and Manna. Ben Wood and Sea Cove sprinted away from the barrier and each ran well in the heavy going, but the lightly weighted Ben, Wood was the one to show the way. Dan Boiling was in third place, but he was lengths back of the first two and the others were well strung out. After making the turn out of the back-stretch Coltiletti called on Sea Cove in an, effort to catch Ben Wood, but the old gelding did not respond and began to tire badly. In the meantime Rekab began to move up and he was close on the heels of Dan Boiling. When the stretch was reached they had both passed Sea Cove and in the rush home Rekab outgamed Dan Boiling to take second place, but he did not threaten Ben Wood. B. T. WILSONS COLORS TO FORE. Richard T. Wilsons Forest Flower was best of the selling plater two-year-olds that went to the post in the opening short three-quarters dash and after taking the lead at the head of the stretch came on to win with speed to spare from Mrs. Frank Byers Escoba dOr, while Ombrage finished third, beating Apology for the short end of tha purse. Ombrage, Black Wand and Fausto raced forwardly in the early running, while Forest Flower was a bit slow at the start It waa not until leaving the backstretch that th AVilson, filly began to move up rapidly on the outside and L M. Fator was forced to take her to the outshle to find racing room She raced past the leaders, and when an eighth from the finish was showing the way to come on to a well-earned victory. Escoba dOr was going fast at the end to take second, while Ombrage- had tired from his early racing, though lift had enough speed left to hold Apology safp,. Frank E. Browns Wildrake was the winner of the short three-quarters for platers that was the second race on the card, but Continued on sixteenth Dage. j MUDDY TRACK RACING Continued from first page. at the end he was doing his best to offset the rush of Clarence Buxtons consistent Coeur de Lion and Stella Maris was a close third. There was a considerable delay at the post, for which Lady Rose was chiefly to blame. The start was a good one and Rubien, beginning from the inside, was first to show in the lead. He showed the way down the backstretch, but Wildrake and Stella Maris were not far away and when he tired they took up the running. Through the stretch Wildrake held the Butler filly safe and it was there that Accardy brought Coeur de Lion up with a great rush on the inside. He was in close quarters through the last sixteenth and with more racing room might have been the winner. Both Deadlock and Lady Rose were disappointments of this race. Before post time it was agreed that both would go exceedingly well. Deadlock was away well, but quickly dropped back and ran as though handicapped by the going. A. Stonehams Peddler turned the tables on Knights Bridge in the fifth race, at one mile and seventy yards, winning by eight lengths. The Gregorian took third place from the remaining starter, Bud Fisher. Peddler failed to begin well, but Kummer rushed him around the others while rounding the first turn and raced into a long lead and, maintaining his advantage with little effort, won pulled up. Knights Bridge, favored to capture the race, failed to show speed in the going and was far back for a half mile. At this point Fator rushed him along and soon passed The Gregorian, finishing the same distance before the Quincy Stable starter as ho was beaten by Peddler. Alex Gordon will ship the II. C. Fisher horses to the Kentucky farm Saturday, where they will go into winter quarters.

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