Harry B. S. Sixth Straight: Jim Gaffney Gelding Continues or Winning Way to Toledo, Daily Racing Form, 1922-10-19


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HARRY B.S SIXTH STRAIGHT Jim Gaffney Gelding Continues on Winning Way at Toledo. Ultimata in Hot Battle with Bully Boy Athanna a Good One Four Favorites Win. a . TOLEDO, Ohio, October .IS. Clear, cool weather prevailed here again today. The attendance was of goodly proportions and ; the racing spirited and interesting. Four favorites were successful and the public had a profitable as well as an enjoyable afternoon. The principal racing attraction was the News-Bee Handicap, in which the consistent Jim Gaffney gelding Harry B. scored his sixth consecutive triumph. He was ridden by Fetzoldt and, taking the lead soon after tiie start, withstood repeated challenges, particularly that of Eulah F. in the stretch, i I and outstayed her in a hotly contested finish. ! j It was a sparkling contest all the way and stamps Harry B. as a game and reliable j racer. Another contest of interest and marked by a thrilling finish was the sixth race, which brought together a band of fast sprinters. Ultimata was the victor here, but only after a struggle the result of which remained in doubt until the official placing was announced. Bully Boy was the real trouble maker, for, after setting a fast early pace, gamely contested every inch and did not fail until in the last few strides. S. Polks Athanna, a daughter of Atheling II. Anna May, was backed to the exclusion of the other six starters in the first race of the afternoon, and made good as easily as her admirers anticipated. Athanna, fresh from two straight victories at Maple Heights, showed too much speed for her opponents and, after racing them into exhaustion trying to catch her for the half mile, drew clear at the end in real race horse fashion. Dixie Dick was second and Illusionist third, both tired out in their vain efforts to overtake the winner. The public was not so fortunate in the following race, as the favorite, De Land, from the stable of W. C. Weant, failed badly in the last few yards after leading from the start. The winner came from an unexpected source when Lura, closing a big gap, overhauled the favorite in the final eighth and outgamed him in the last strides. Luras performance was quite a meritorious one, getting away slowly she had to bump her way through, which she succeeded in doing with the above-mentioned result. De Land showed good early speed, setting the pace from the barriers rise, but tiring when the pinch came, readily giving way to the Sir Continued on twelfth page. HARRY B.S SIXTH STRAIGHT Continued from first page. Huon filly. Leading Star, for which there was considerable backing, wheeled as the barrier raised and was left at the post. Another surprise and a decided upset came with the running of the third race. The majority of the spectators had figured that Arrow Point and Assyrian Queen apparently outclassed their opponents and backed their judgment accordingly, with the first-mentioned having a slight shade over Assyrian Queen. Imagine their surprise when the latter practically was never a serious contender and the neglected Don Jose came home first a length ahead of Arrow Point. Despite the upset the race was an interesting one to witness. Jockey II. S. Jones continued his good riding of the previous day when he piloted two winners home today in Athanna and Don Jose. The stewards excused The Enquirer from the fourth race. He pulled up lame this morning after being worked through the stretch. New arrivals from Chicago are the stable3 of A. F. Dayton and J. J. Alt Jockey F. Murphy accompanied the Dayton string. N. J. Fernandez string also arrived from Cleveland.

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