Off Day at Empire City: Heavy Going and Poor Racers, but Attendance is Wonderful, Daily Racing Form, 1922-07-15


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Orf DAY AT EMPIRE GUY Heavy Going and Poor Racers, but Attendance is Wonderful. 1 Nancy Shanks Proves a Capital Mud Runner and Wins the Chief Eace in a Canter. NEW YORK. N. Y., July 11. Robert L. Gentrys Cyclops gave further evidence of his promise in the opening five and a half furlongs dash at Empire City. lie was Llir tvinror from John E. Maddens Dunlin, while bad: cf them the others were well beaten oft. From a good start MeAtee tool: Cyclops Into a good early lead and Dunlin was the onl on? to give the semblance of a contest. He quickly found his way into second place and Pool saved him there until well into the stretch. An eighth from home Pool mad- an attempt to steal the race from Cyclops, when he sent Dunlin along with a sudd?n rush. The son of Fair Play closed up in resolute fashion, but IvIcAtee was not to be caight napping, though he had to ride Cyclops out to be winner by a neck. Jolly, racing under the old "Barbarity silks" of Alfred Ilenncn Morris, finished third, but he was a full seven lengths away and well in front of Lady Myra, Scare Crow and Prince of Umbria. the other starters. Fourteen cheap ones to race over tho short three-quarters was the second offering, and it brought about a good contest, when W. Kearns Spugs was winner by a narrow margin from Bright Lights, with Dan Dolling now racing for J. J. OToole, a good third, and the Greentrce Stables Boxwood fourth. Jocose unseated McNamee at th? start. GOOD TI3IE OUT OF QUESTION. With no stake race down for decision as a feature at the Yonkers track today the best offerings were the mile of the Fairview Purse, for fillies and mares, and the five and a half furlongs dash that brought together Robert L. Gerrys Cyclops and John E. Maddens Dunlin. The track was still muddy from the drenching it received Thursday and was particularly deep along the inner rail. This resulted In horses going wide and anything like good time was out cf the question. The weather was delightful after the terrific storm of the day before and a monster crowd was on hand. Six started in the Fairview and little Thomas raced Prelude into an early lead while going wide on the first turn. There Arrow of Gold made a shorter turn through the deeper going and was second, but it took something out of her to hurry along where the mud was deep. Fator was content to save Nancy Shanks back of the first two. Swinging out of the backstretch Prelude was Btill well in the lead and Arrow of Gold was tiring back of her. Heading for the stretch turn Nancy Shanks had moved up until she had displaced Arrow of Gold and she continued to gain until she had Prelude well beaten when an eighth from the finish. Irish Confetti followed her stablemate along resolutely, but it was not until a sixteenth from the finish that she caught Prelude. The Lexington Stable filly was tiring badly and Irish Confetti went on by to beat her a length, while Nancy Shanks was winner by two and a half lengths. The race indicated mat Prelude was a trifle short. The horses of the Lexington Stable have been away from the race3 a long time by reason of sickness and, while Prelude had shown Roy Waldron to warrant his belief that she was ready for a race, exhausted at the end. LADY ZEUS REVELS ITT GOING. Lady Zeus, always a useful sort in muddy going, was winner of the mile and seventy yards of the fourth race for George Peterson. J. L. Prices Cum Sah raced to second place and Frank J. Farrells Rainbow Boy was a distant third. The only other starters were J. L. Donahays Arnold B. and James Butlers Hard Guess. Mrs. W. M. Jeffords three-year-old Bravo was winner of the mile and an eighth, the fif til race, from Lord Herbert, while Algoa was a clos-up third. Bravo cut out all the running and Taylor rushed him along into a long lead on the backstretch, while the others plodded along In fairly close order. On the turn out of the backstretch there was a general closing up back of the leader and it appeared that Bravo was through. Lord Herbert was racing next to the rail In the deep going, but he was better than the others and at that time seemed all over the winner. But the lightly weighter Bravo was not through and he came again the last furlong to save the day, while the fight for the place was a remarkably close one. Queen Blonde, a starter that was a recent winner, ran a disgraceful race. The stewards of the Empire Racing Association, upon further inquiry, rescinded the suspension of jockey B. Marinelli. Marinelli was suspended by the stewards a few clay -3 ago and his case referred to the Jockey Club. No announcement was made by the stewards as to the cause of their action at the time. It was an investigation by the stewards of the cause for the bumping that unseated McNamee from Jocose in the first race. It was determined that no one was to blame for the accident. The boy escaped injury. Six yearlings from II. P. Whitneys Brook-dalo Farm will be shipped to Saratoga Springs to be broken there. Mose Goldblatt returned from a flying visit to Saratoga. He said that stables were arriving rapidly at the track and there is already a considerable colony. James Rowe has a string of twenty-four of the H. P. Whitney horses there in his care. Spalding Lowe Jenkins, president of the Maryland State Fair, at Laurel, vas a visitor. Jockey A. "Wilson, contract rider for E. R. Bradley, was a visitor of the day. He will not ride at the meeting, going on to Saratoga to join the stable there.

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