Badly Devised Program: Empire Citys Card Made Up of Claiming and Selling Races, Daily Racing Form, 1923-10-27


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BADLY DEVISED PROGRAM Empire Citys Card Made Up of Claiming and Selling Races. Forest Lore First in Principal Contest Good Crowd Out Despite Cold Weather and Poor Card. 1 NEW YORK, N. T., Oct 26. A less attractive card than that offered by the Empire City Racing Association today has seldom been run off at any track. There were three two-year-old claiming races on the card and the other three races were all for platers. The feature position on the card was given to the Cedar Purse, at a mile and a sixteenth, which brought five good platers to the post R. T. Wilsons Forest Lore won the race after leading all the way. William Daniels Knights Bridge was second and C. Buxtons Tangerine third. Thurber was alert at the barrier and sent Forest Lore away in the lead. He sent him in front in the rush to the first turn and kept him there to the end. Fator was unprepared at the start with Tangerine and the sluggish Buxton gelding was several lengths behind the others at the beginning. Fator tried to rush him into contention oh the first turn, but the gelding was not in a running mood and continued among the followers most of the way. Meanwhile Knights Bridge was racing along in second place, while Tangerine was closing up some ground on the outside. Early in the stretch drive Tangerine had raced his way into third place, but under hard riding he could not improve his position. Knights Bridge made his challenge in the stretch, but Forest Lore held him safe and went on to win by a length and a half, while the Daniel plater saved second place by a length and a quarter from Tangerine. The others were thoroughly beaten. In spite of the cold weather and the Imat-tractive card a good crowd turned out. The track had dried out until it was good by the time the racing began. Jyntee ran another of her good races in the short three-quarters of the second- race, for fillies and mares. She was able to beat Continued on sixteenth Dage. BADLY DEVISED PROGRAM Continued from first page. James Butlers Stella Maris by a head, while Lady Rose saved third place by three lengths from Ege. Three Square rushed out to set the pace. Jyntee and Stella Maris were not far behind and the others were well strung out, with Lady Rose last. Lady Rose was extremely fractious at the barrier and in her wild gyrations unseated Matthews. When the webbing went up she was practically left Matthews rushed the Liebling filly into contention, however, and when entering the stretch she was in the lead. Coltiletti had been biding his time with Jyntee and Stella Maris also was just beginning her move. Through the stretch the three fought it out and in the last seventy yards Jyntee steadily wore Lady Rose down and then held Stella Maris safe to win by a head. Stella Maris took second place by a neck. Thurber brought Thomas Meegans Om-brage up to beat T. C. Sawyers Belcross by a nose in the short three-quarters of the first race. L. J. Careys Pathan closed a big gap to finish third, but he could not threaten the leaders. Accardy shot Belcross into the lead in the early running, withOm-brage and The Poet in closest pursuit Pathan began slowly. Thurber made his move when turning out of the backstretch and Ombrage responded to his call with a good burst of speed. On the stretch turn Thurber took the filly to the outside of Belcross and moved up until the two were closely lapped when the stretch rush started. From there to the finish it was a see-saw battle. First Belcross and then Ombrage would take the lead, only to relinquish it the next moment Right at the end Belcross was obviously tiring and all of Accardys hard riding was not enough to keep him going. Ombrage had her nose in front ten yards from the finish and held her advantage gamely. Pathan finished with a burst of speed on the outside, but ho could not make up enough ground to finish better than third, several lengths behind the fighting leaders. Mrs. M. L. Davis Zealot by a good rush through the stretch, got up to beat Mrs. H. Goldmans The Almoner by a length and a half in the third race, a dash of a mile and a sixteenth. W. Chambers . Diversity was third. Burns sent The Almoner to the front when going to the first turn and once in front he sent the gelding along there at an easy pace. Zealot and Oran were racing in closest pursuit, but neither made any effort to take the lead. Rounding the stretch turn Thurber began to move up with Zealot and through the stretch Burns was riding The Almoner desperately in an effort to keep him going. It was a hopeless case, however, as Zealot had speed in reserve when he began his move and steadily wore the pacemaker down in the last quarter. Zealot raced into the lead when an eighth out, from where to the finish he drew away, although he was ridden but to beat The Almoner by a length and a half, with Diversity slightly over two lengths farther back in .third place. C. H. Thieriots Payman, won the first division of the Magnolia Purse for maiden two-year-olds at. five-eighths, which was run as the fifth race. There were ten in the field. James Butlers Watch Charm finished second and H. W- Maxwells Blue Streak third. Watch Charm set a good pace and led until well into the stretch. Pay-man was racing along easily in second place, while Blue Streak was leading the others. None of the others really figured in the running. Thurber called on Payman after entering the stretch and the colt moved up. He headed Watch Charm when halfway through the stretch and then drew away to win by a length and a half. Watch Charm saved second place by three lengths from Blue Streak, which beat Fausto a similar distance for the third money. 1

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