Tourenne Takes Cup In A Canter.: Johnnie Blake Displays His Quality--No Official Time for the Mile Race., Daily Racing Form, 1907-05-24


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TOURENNE TAKES CUP IN A CANTER. Johnnie Blake Displays His Quality — No Official Time for the Mile Race. Toronto. Out.. May 2::. — Toiircnnc. the Oddfel low colt which lie- Mackenzie Brothers parehased of Messrs China a Farsythe last fail, ahowed bt merit at Woodbine this afternoon hy winning the Liverpool Cup. one of the annual lixturt-s of the Ontario Jockey Clubs meeting. Ton!-line was f,r. orite in the betting and was ridden by Kunz. He simply played wiih his eaftonaats, racing nader si in i-straint for the tils; five fnrhasja When given his head wlit to the leaders with a rash. Taking command when entering the hOBMOtretCll he drew away and won in a canter. There were e-i : starters, Loapaaia, Mooaraker and Fectotuti being scratched and Picaroon and Cold Note added. The two added starters finished Inside the money, Picaroon coining from behind anil finishing with a great burst of speed. Cold Note was prominent throughout the running, being in llie mint rank all the way. Babbling Brook, a colt well thought of by his ownei. Joseph B. Seagram, ran disappoint tagly. In the second lice lled Cooks Johnnie Blake showed his true form. He was asked lo meet BBMBg oil, eis the Clyde filly Larikin, but trainer Phillips had jiassed the word around that lie hail no fear of the resitll and followers of tin- stable backed Johnnie Blake wiih COaddence, sending him lo the post ai odds on. I.eota Kalhr.v n left the post like a oaarter horse and showed in the lead mi i i 1 rounding the far turn, where Larikin sprinted by her and entering the homestretch was a length and :: half in front. Nicoi in the meantime was BBXBtag Johnnie Blake along in behind the pacemakers. He delayed his move until straightened out for the finish, lint when called on the colt responded with great courage and catching Larikin Hi lag at the end. got up and won hy a length and a half. Tin-four and OBI half fnrlonga was rim la 55, WW !i equalled the track record for the distance. Dion Kerr won the purse for hunters with his half-bred Firefly, which ran the mile and a qnartor in 2:161, •at time for his cass of horses. Good judges considered the performance the best ever shown over the Woodbine track in a banders race. Kuro and John OGrady were the choices in the lace, but neither of the pair was ever dangerous. In the sixth race YV. II. Mosb.vs Chippewa clipped four mil. s of a second off the track record for a mile and Seventy yards by running the distance in 1:4ft Nellie Bam had the slroUL,est following in the race and went to the post favorite. Chippewa out broke the others at the start and the result was never in doubt. In the third race, which was won hy Cobmosa. 1:38 was displayed as the ollicial time for the mile, but this was afterwards taken down and three ciphers displayed instead. Word was sent from the stewards stand that no official time on the race was taken. Horsemen who split on the race made the mile in 1:12. Ormondes Bight, favorile in this race, delayed matters at the jiost by refusing to .loin the others. He showed prominently for most of the trip, but when it came to a drive he pinned his ears back and sulked. Steeplechase jockey McClure arrived from Louisville this morning to ride the GerSt hois,- Bater joy in the Woodbine steeplechase tomorrow. Jockey Mclnerny also reached here from New York. Ib-was seat on by his employer to ride Hubian. Mike Blordan and George Bowles, two promiaenl BWtropolitan layers, arrived beta from .New York Ibis morning and will remain for a few da.vs. A very taking card is present for tomorrow afler- ■ i""1 «ith such excellent racers as Autumn King. DaakaU, Prytaala; Lawless. Caaobie Lake. Chll Taney; Ben Wall. Kelpie, tp to Hate: In terno. Minnie Ad.iuis. Lotas Bator; Eater/ay, Ii.-k-time. Culistan: Merry England, Charlie Eastman, K. K. Shaw: Willis Greea, Transition and Mode named among the probable starters, it should prove one of the banner days of the meeting. 1. K. Lynch.

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