The Kings Plate., Daily Racing Form, 1903-05-15


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THE KINGS PLATE. A recent dispatch to Daily America from Toronto says: "There seems to be some grumbling on the part of those owners whose horses are supposed to have a chance of winning the Kings Plate, the fixture of the coming "Woodbine meeting, on account of the large number of horses which are to start. It seems almost certain that at least twenty animals will face the barrier, and many of them will be able to do no more than to hamper the start, and possibly kill the chances of some of the really good ones. "This is due to the fact that the Kings Plate is one of the most open events in the racing world, it costing only 0 to enter a starter for the stake, which is worth ,500. Among many owners it is thought that the class of the event would be aided greatly if the starting fee were increased to 5 in addition to the entrance fee. "Many of the horses entered for the event now are working well at Woodbine. The Seagram stable entry, including Elcho, Safe Haven, "War Medal and Fly-in-Amber, all have worked a mile and a quarter in 2:2G. Miscreant has covered the mile and a quarter in 2:21 J; Lady Essex turned a mile in 1:55, and the other Chappell plater, Northland, went the same distance in 1:59. "Parisian Lady has covered a mile and a quarter in 2:22 J with more than her weight up, while Scotland Yet and Maple Sugar, who will carry the hopes of the Hendrie followers, turned a mile and a furlong in 2:0CJ. They were pulled up after that, but went the mile and a quarter in 2:22$. "The other entries for the plate are in good condition, and the only thing the horsemen generally are objecting to is the possible unwieldiness of the field which will face the starter."

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