No Stake at Empire: But Overnight Contests Provide Afternoon of Interesting Sport, Daily Racing Form, 1924-10-25


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NO STAKE AT EMPIRE But Overnight Contests Provide Afternoon of Interesting Sport. Imported Gelding, Fraternity II., Takes Lexington Purse New Haven Handicap to Feysun. 0 YONKERS, N. Y., Oct 24. There was no stake down for decision at the Empire City Associations track on the hill today, but it was an interesting afternoon of sport, with two races over the mile and seventy yards distance that were the best offerings. The first of these was the Lexington Purse, in which Jack Richardsons imported gelding. Fraternity II., scored an impressive victory over Swingalong. The other was the New Haven Handicap, and it resulted in a rattling finish when J. C. Claires Feysun was just up to beat home H. M. Howards Nose Dive, with F. M. Kelleys Long Point a close third. There was a return to summer-like weather and top coats were not needed by the big crowd and the coat room did a lively business taking care of them for the afterncon. The track was at is best and altogether it was an interesting day of sport There was a deal of rough riding in the New Haven Handicap, but no claims were made after the running and the order of the finish was not disturbed by the stewards. Feysun, the winner, bumped and carried Isosceles out at the head of the stretch while Long Point and Nose Dive bumped at the eighth post in the stretch, the latter getting the worst of that argument Nose Dive and Long Point were the ones to cut out all the pace and they went along closely lapped for almost the entire journey. In the stretch both began to weaken and then it was that Thurber charged up on the outside with Feysun to take down the purse. Nose Dive outgamed Long Point right at the finish, but they were still well lapped. One of the best races of the day was the Lexington Purse, over the mile and seventy yards distance. It brought victory to Jack Richardsons imported gelding, Fraternity II., over the Swingalong Stables Swingalong, with II. A. Creeveys Upsal beating J. Mc-Millens Crack o Dawn, the only other starter. SWIXGALOXG PACEMAKER. Swingalong was the one to cut out the pace, and II. Thomas rushed him into a long early lead, with Upsal and Crack O Dawn chasing him and Fraternity II. last of the company. The pace began to tell on the others before a half mile had baen covered, and it was there that Fraternity II. moved up strongly on the outside. When he had landed in second place, back of Swingalong, M. Fator was content to wait there to the head of the stretch. Straightened for the run home he shook up the Richardson gelding and ho quickly went to Swingalong. The three-year-old fought along for a few strides, but he did not have enough left to withstand this rush, and at the end Fraternity II. was going away with something to spare. Upsal was six lengths back of Swingalong and Crack O Dawn two lengths further away. James Butlers Variation was an easy winner of the short three-quarters for cheap fillies and mares, that was the second race, and as per the usual custom Pezzullas band broke out with a couple of bars of "The Wearin O The Green." Mrs. G. C. Winfreys Lady Boss chased the Butler filly home, and W. V. Dwyers Lady Audrey beat the Free-port Stables Idle Thoughts for third place. LONG DELAY AT POST. There was a long delay at the post, for which Lee Adrin and Carmen Pantages were largely to blame. But the start was a good one and Allen had Variation away quickly. She was shortly joined by Lady Boss and the Winfrey filly went on by and was showing the way leaving the backstretch. But Variation had all the others well headed and Allen wisely waited for Lady Boss to tire of her pacemaking. This she did before the stretch was reached, and Variation circled around to come away again and win with plenty in reserve. Lady Audrey was always racing along in third place, but nearing the stretch turn, Hard Bargain, a stablemate of Variation, went to her in a fashion that for a moment suggested the Butler pair would bo first and second. But it was her dying effort and she quit again in the stretch, while Lady Boss stuck it out to be second and Lady Audrey was doing her best to save third from Idle Thoughts. For an opening contest the offering was a short three-quarters dash for cheap two-year-olds to be ridden by jockeys that had Continued on ninth page. NO STAKE AT EMPIRE Continued from first page. never ridden two winners. It resulted in a good race and M. A. Silvers New Hope was winner from William Daniels "Walter E. and John Wilsons Hendrick saved third from Mrs. Gertrude Nelsons "Wracklane. New Hope was alert at the start and shand raced close to the pace throughout to come away readily in the final eighth. Walter E. finished resolutely to take second while Hendrick was one of the leaders all through the contest Wracklane began well enough, but Herbert was of no help and then in the stretch he was slightly blocked. King ONeill II., ridden by G. Hooper, and racing for J. Sands, was the winner of the fifth race which engaged a field of platers at one mile and ssventy yards. High Prince raced to second place, while Kellerman was third. The winner came from behind the pace, and after disposing of his opponents in the stretch, was going clear under mild pressure. High Prince, after racing into command entering the stretch, tired badly at the end.

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