Windsor Races in Rain and Mud, Daily Racing Form, 1907-10-08


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WINDSOR RACES IN RAIN AND MUD. Detroit, Mich., October 7. Kacing at Windsor this afternoon was conducted under unfavorable conditions. About one hour "before the running or the first race, a heavy rain set in which continued on and off for the remainder tf thfr afternoon. The track was lett deep and holding and this meant that it took a good stout horse to negotiate tlie rooting. It was a typical day for mudders and those who had a good line on these performers, reaped rich rewards. Mode Nicol. the ex-trotting horse driver, furnished two of the winners in Ketche-niike and Lexington Lady. Both horses won their races in little better than a canter. . The steeplechase, which was meant for a feature, proved little better than a farce. Only two of the seven starters linished the course without a mishap. The winner turned up in the 50 to 1 shot Bank Holiday, which won off by herself after the favorite, Lester L. llayman, had fallen at the last jump. Lester L. llayman made an exhibition of his field up to the time of his mishap. He was leading by half a dozen lengths and took the last jump in his usual bold fashion, but struck u soft spot and bis bind legs slipped from under him which caused him to roll over on his side. Bernhardt hung to his horse, but before he could pull him to his feet and remount. Bank Holiday had passed him and had a big lead. Lester L. Hayinan linished an easy second, however, as Dr. Koch was so far back that he was practically out ot the race. Pemberton managed to get Dr. Koch to get over the jumps and in some sort of fashion lie linished the course and got third money. Tlie Chef bolted over the wings at two of the jumps, while Merry George, in an attempt to bolt the course at the second obstacle, jumped over the inside which he cleared like a bird. Simpson never stopped riding, but continued on after the leaders and was a keen contender until the ninth jump, where he fell. Sam Parmer also came to grief at this jump. Corbley was unable to get Kalph Iteese over a single Jump. The horse 1 tolled out of the course directly after the start and was pulled up. The special horse train which left Hamilton Saturday night, got mixed up in a wreck near London. Ontario, and the horses owned by J. B. Braiinon, .T. W. B. Kee and G. II. Neal were severely injured. Tlie car in which Brannons horses were, was turned over on its isde and when Jungle Imp and Kiamesha II. arrived at Windsor, thev were in such shape that their owner refused to receive them from the railroad company. Kee also refused to accept his horses. The two jumpers, Dawson and Henry Aeh, owned by Neal, were very lame when unloaded and will probably be laid up for repairs for some time. Jockey Delaby was in great form this afternoon. He had five mounts and won with four of them.

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