"Red" Walkers Field Day: His Good Horse, Edwin Gum, Wins the Toronto Autumn Cup, Daily Racing Form, 1907-09-15


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"RED" WALKERS FIELD DAY HIS GOOD HORSE, EDWIN GUM, WINS THE TORONTO AUTUMN CUP. Stanley Fay from the Same Stable Beats a Fast Field Prince of Orange Is Disqualified Torontos Fine Opening. Toronto, Ont., September 14. The autumn meeting of the Ontario Jockey Club at Woodbine track opened this afternoon under the most favorable circumstances. The weather was delightfully warm and bright and a crowd of 10.000 people was in at-tendance. The track was in splendid condition, having been greatly benefited by tbe recent rains. The fields were large in all of the events, and the finishes in a majority of the races brought the spectators to their feet. Thirty bookmakers cut in and they had all tbe business they couldd attend to during the afternoon. They conducted business on the grandstand lawn without any molestation by the authorities. There was a rumor in circulation before the first race that tbe authorities would take some action against the layers, and this had the effect of scaring away some of the bookmakers clerks. The rumor, however, proved to be groundless, and when the timid ones were satisfied that there would be no trouble they quickly buckled . to. The same system of betting prevailed as at the spring meeting, tickets being given out when a wager was made. The bookmakers were kept on the move and had to change their location after each race. Seven good races comprised the card with the Toronto Autumn Handicap as the star niece. The speculators made Mr. Joseph E. Seagrams Main-chance favorite, but the horse ran a disappointing race. He was never a contender at any stage of the game and finished fourth, beaten off. The race went to "Red" Walkers Edwin Gum, one of the outsiders in the betting, which reached the track this morning fresh from his victories at Montreal. When he came home a winner, beating such good ones as Charlie Gilbert, Glimmer and Main-chance, there was surprise. The. tabled history of theN Toronto Autumn Cup is as follows: Year. Winner. A. Wt Jockey. Val. Time. 1002.Taniee 4 100 J. Daly ...S 970 1:5.8 1003 Rough Rider. 0 110 T. Walsh . . 920 2:10 1904 Claude 4 124 W. Dalv .. 080 2:09 1905 Sir Ralph ...3 108 Treubel ... 0S0 2:05 1900 Solon Shingle 5 100 Mountain ..1,040 2:06 1907 Edwin Gum.. 4 115 Lycurgus .. 1,410 2:07 At 1 1-S miles. Edwin Gums owner is predicting great things for his horse. It is the intention of Mr. Walker to ship Edwin Gum to Oakland next month and try and capture the rich Burns Handicap next winter. Altogether "Red" Walker had a field day. Besides winning the big race of the day with Edwin Gum he had the honor of walking away with the opening race, when Stanley Fay beat a field of twelve horses of all ages, among which were the one-time champion sprinter, Merry England, from the stable of Mr. Seagram, and tbe speedy mare, Polly Prim. In the mile and a sixteeutti race Walker suffered a reverse. His entry, Prince of Orange, finished second to Kelpie, but was disqualified. His jockey Lycurgus, rode foully here and also in the first and fourth races and was suspended for three days by the stewards. Steve Lane proved the best in the steeplechase for novices, but he had to be driven to tbe limit to beat out. Da era. Tbe closing race of the day furnished the closest contest of the afternoon, it being impossible to tell the winner until the official numbers were posted. The race was given to Tenancy by Courtesv over Ketcbemike. although many of tbe spectators thought the latter had won.

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