Irish Jig is in Luck: Mishap in Thorncliffe Main Race Aids Hum to Victory, Daily Racing Form, 1922-09-15


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IRISH JIUJUN LUCK Mishap in Thorncliffe Main Race Aids Him to Victory. Rough Riding Causes Crack o Dawn to Fall Little Black Sheep Wins Again. TORONTO, Ont., September 14. Irish Jig, racing in the colors of the Queen City Stable, accounted for the Eglington Claiming Handicap, which featured the card provided for the fifth days racing at Thorncliffe Park. It was only after a spirited drive through the final sixteenth, however, that he lasted long enough to win the verdict by a neck from the fast-finishing American Boy. The race was robbed of much interest when Crack o Dawn, the popular choice, fell at the first turn. In racing for an advantageous inside position jockey Petzoldt on Madeline Lillian cut across in front of the others, forcing jockey McCrann on Crack o Dawn to pull up. The latter, however, hit the heels of Madeline Lillian and went down. American Boy and Gourmand, following directly behind Crack o Dawn, all but fell over the prostrate horse. Irish Jig avoided the mishap and after racing under restraint to the far turn drew clear, bu.t had to be ridden out to hold American Boy safe. The latter, after overcoming the early interference, gained steadily and just failed to get up in a sensational finish. Madeline Lillian was third, tiring badly at the end. Jockey McCrann was rushed to the General Hospital, which he reached in a semi-conscious condition and suffering from cuts about the head. Attending physicians announced that he suffered no serious injuries. Jockey Petzoldt, who was held to blame for the accident, was suspended until September 25. For rough riding in the previous race jockey Gordon was set down for the remainder of the meeting. II. Herdels Little Black Sheep added another victory to her already long list when she showed the way by a comfortable margin throughout in the fourth race. It marked the fourth successive victory for the daughter of Transvaal and her ninth win in eleven starts. INTEREST IX CHICAGO RACING The books for the Hawthorne Park meeting were distributed today. Horsemen frcm both sides of the border were taking the keenest interest in the revival of racing at Chicago. Many horsemen racing here will ship to Chicago after the Woodbine meeting. Stuart Polk, with the promising apprentice M. Fator, was the first to apply for stable room. William Walker will ship his horses and offered to take two Club memberships. 11. V. Haymaker, Kenton Stable, A. Alexandra, J. B. Respess, W. M. McKinney, H. Van Ry, J. N. McFadden, C. Irby, B. B. Rice, W. C. Weant, B. Suhr, A. J. Plack, A. F. Dayton, W. M. Cain and E. L. Fitzgerald have also announced that they will race there. Trainer Wayland wired from New York that Exterminator had been shipped to Woodbine on Wednesday night, but he has not " yet arrived at the Jocal track. There are two other Kilmer horses in the car with Exterminator. The Ross horses, numbering twenty-eight, and headed by Boniface and Registrar, the Toronto Autumn Cup candidates, arrived today from Montreal. The Ross Stable is expected " to cut a big figure during the Ontario Jockey Club meeting next week. The Brookdale Stable has eleven horses, the Seagram Stable twenty-one and George M. Hendrie eight at the track, so that the Canadian stables should be able to hold their own with their visitors. . Several carloads are expected to arrive from New York on Saturday or Sunday, including some Rancocas Stable stars.

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