Montreals Meeting Starts Off Well.: Governor-General Grey, the Elite of Society and Thousands of Minor People in Attendance., Daily Racing Form, 1908-06-07


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MONTREALS MEETING STARTS OFF WELL GovernorGeneral Grey tho Elite of Society and Thousands of Minor People in Attendance Montreal Que Tune i Under conditions that could not well have been Improved on and befpr the largest gathering that ever witnessed a running race in the province of Quci ec the second spring meeting of the Montreal Jockey Club began today ut its beautiful Blue Bonnets course courseTen Ten thousand persons were present to witness the racing the features of which were the Kings Plate a steeplechase over the twomile course and the In ¬ augural dash a sprint at six furlongs which brought together some fast horses horsesEarl Earl Grey favored the opening with Ills presence He attended In state and had as escort the Royal Canadian Dragoons Society turned out in force It was a gathering that the Montreal Jockey Club should well be proud of and the enthusiasm of those present assures the success of racing in the prov ¬ ince of Quelxjc Those who were present were out for sports sake and not even the famous Ontario Jockey Club of Toronto could boast of a liner gath ¬ ering1 than was present at Blue Bonnets this after ¬ noon noonInterest Interest naturally centered in the running of the Kings Plate as nil of the live starters were owned by local turfmen The race proved to be a hotly contested affair the winner turning up in the favor ¬ ite Harmony which beat S S B out a half length after a driving finish which lasted from the head of the stretch to the finish The finish of the race aroused great enthusiasm and when Earl Grey pre ¬ sented the parchment from King Edward which called for fifty guineas added by his majesty a great ovation was accorded iMr Boswell owner of the winner winnerSeveral Several stables arrived this morning among them those of James McLaughlin and P M Civill from Toronto and W P Mathews from New York The horses entered by the Mathews and Civill stables were scratched while McLaughlin elected to start all of his Among this mornings other arrivals were jockeys T and C Koerner W O Joplin with W F Mathews horses and J W Pangle with several of Joseph E Seagrams horses Jockey Olandt accom ¬ panied the stable and will have the mounts on the Seagram horses during the meeting Several stables are due to arrive in the morning among them a divi ¬ sion of J H Madigahs stable Woods Garth A E Gates and A J Buchanan BuchananCampaigner Campaigner was kicked while at tho post by Miss Marjorie and one of the veins inside his hock sew ¬ ered The horse bled profusely wlien he pulled up but the Injury was not of a serious nature

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