More Mud Racing at Empire City: Heavy Condition of Track Causes Many Withdrawals -Double Victory for Andrew Miller, Daily Racing Form, 1919-10-17


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MORE MUD RACING AT EMPIRE CITY Heavy Condition of Track Causes Many Withdrawals Doublo Victory for Andrew Miller. NEW YORK, N. Y., October 10. Heavy track conditions prevailed again today at the course of the Empire City Racing Association and, although drying on the outside, numerous withdrawals reduced the fields materially. The program was featured by: the fourteenth running of the Fordham Selling Stakes, for three-year-olds and over at one mile and seventy yards, and was won by the favorite. Recount, which scored a double for Andrew Miller for the day in winning easily from Wood-trap, which suffered by a change of riders. Grundy finished a distant third after Koh-i-Noor quit when real racing began after displaying her customary early speed. W. C. Clancys Paddy Dear redeemed himself for his defeat yesterday by winning easily from Poilu uud Frank Waters in the third race. Little Nearer wus heavily backed by the sharpshooters, but failed to finish with the strong rush expected of him. Hohokus quit to nothing after flattering his supporters in the early racing. Back Bay, the North Shore Stables consistent performer, scored in the second race easily over Uncles Lassie and Jyntee. St. Isidore was installed a mild favorite, but failed to show any speed during the running. Two-year-olds were asked to go a mile for the first time this year hereabouts and Biff Bang, the favorite, demonstrated his staying qualities by winning over Heavy Weapon and Shenandoah. Heavy Weapon made all the running, but was forced to succumb to the winners final rush. Shenandoah had good speed, but tired finally. An official ruling against Edward Arlingtons Questionnaire was issued by the stewards after the fifth race, in which the Arlington colt opened an odds-on favorite and receded to 7 to 5. The ruling is as follows: "The further entry of the horse Questionnaire is refused." This horse is virtually brokpn down in both front legs. Asterisk scored an easy win in the fifth race, with Umbala second and Dahinda in third place. Monomoy was claimed yesterday by II. Harty for ,900. Sidney Bender was an arrival today and is distributing stake blanks and soliciting entries for take events announced by the Cuba-American Jockey Club.

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