Yorkist in Great Finish: Snatches Victory from Woodbine Right at End in William Mulock Cup, Daily Racing Form, 1921-09-27


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i i j 5 a j A j 1 i s 8 J 1 1 1 1 ! : . YORKIST IN GREAT FINISH Snatches Victory from Woodbine Right at End in William Mulock Cup. TORONTO, Ont., September 20. A perfect autumn day with just enough tang to the air to make outdoor sport enjoyable and a well balanced program of seven races was the magnet that drew out large attendance to the Woodbine this afternoon. majority of the races furnished keen contests, but it remained for the feature race to bring out ; the most exciting finish of the afternoon. This event, the William Mulock Cup, a handicap for Canadian-bred horses, at a mile and 70 yards, found Yorkist leading Woodbine by a neck as the field flashed past the judges stand. The race was hotly contested from start to finish and the first two came from behind. Yorkist was lucky in slipping through next to the inside rail when Kelsay made his move at the turn out of the back-stretch, while Woodbine was a follower until straightened out for the final dash. She responded with great courage and bumping her way through between the horses was gaining on the winner with every stride at the finish. As a matter of fact she was in front a stride or two past the judges stand. Mabel Curtis made a runaway affair of the opener. She was ridden by Gnntncr and made all the pace and led Delhimar by three lengths at the end. Lady Luxury was best in tbe second race. Claver sent her to the front directly after the start and she remained there throughout. Jago furnished keen opposition until the pair were straightened out in the homestretch, when Lady Luxury drew away. Commander Ross colors were carried to success by Bastille in the Mnrkliatn Plate, a dash of one mile, run as the fifth race. The son of Voter proved too fast for Irish Jig, John Hoshor and Kentish Boy and they followed him home in the order named, the Ross three-year-old only cantering at the end six lengths ahead of Irish Jig. Wash Norvell left for Detroit tonight to arrange the details for the opening of the Kenilworth meeting. There were only four starters in the Roisterer Steeplechase ami , they, raced in a .compact. bunch-.to IiewtpnirteiJCe,wfiere "Statim made a bad landing and fell. He turned a complete somersault and landed on top of his rider, who in some miraculous manner escaped with nothing worse than a shaking up. The winner turned up in Flying Frog, which Avon at the end from Altar Fire, which in turn beat Great Scott out by a scant half length. JOCKEY E. TAYLOR WILL RECOVER. Reports from St. Michaels hospital, where jockey K. Taylor is confined, are that the lad is progressing favorably and will likely recover. Taylor, who , had only recently recovered from a broken leg, sustained as a result of a fall at one of the Windsor meetings just a few days ago, by mistake took bichloride of mercury tablets instead of some reducing " pills. Jockey Tommy Burns, son of the old-time rider of the same name, was an arrival from New York. : He came up to ride for Senor Frank Delbarrio and will go from here to Kenilworth and then accompany the stable to Cuba. Senor Delbarrio already has eleven horses in Cuba and his stable was strengthened by the addition of War Plume, War Tax and Johnny OConnell, which have been rested at New York. Beginning on Wednesday and continuing for th remainder of the meeting the horses will be called j to the post for the first race at 1:45 p. m.. P. G. Christopher added the Canadian-bred June , Fly to his string after the latter was beaten in the ; sixth race Saturday, securing the horse via the ; claiming route for ,300. It developed that Prospector was claimed the last day of the Thorncliffe meeting by I. B. Davidson for ,500. News came from Montreal on Saturday last of the , death of George Fralcy, who was employed by several of the clubs as custodian of the jockeys room. For the past seven years the late Mr. Fralcy was also employed in the same capacity by the Cuba-American Jockey and Auto Club. His body was shipped to Cleveland for interment.

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