Windsor Race-Goers Get A Drenching.: Close Finishes Mark the Racing--Flying Virginian Has to Be Destroyed., Daily Racing Form, 1908-06-30


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WINDSOR RACEGOERS GET A DRENCHING Close Finishes Mark the Racing Flying Virginian Has to Be Destroyed Detroit Mich June 29 The races at Windsor this afternoon wore run over u sloppy track and under conditions that were far from pleasant The crowd was too large for the small plant This meant that many of the visitors got a good soaking Heavy showers set in just before the horses were called to the post for the first race and for the re ¬ mainder of the afternoon there was a steady down ¬ pour While the card was in the main made up of selling races still the fields were in most instances evenly matched with the result that four of the finishes were very close and in three of them the winners were under hard drives Zipangos margin over Petulant in the closing race was only a half length but Koerner drew the finish fine and had he wished Zipaugo could have won off by himself Scratches were numerous in the last two races but the others brought out large fields Richard Watkins captured two races one with the two yearold Ramble and another with Miss Delaney Delaby had the mount on both horses horsesSpeculation Speculation was lively and reports from the ring were that money was plentiful and that business was dayDuring much better than on the opening day During the running of the steeplechase Flying Virginian ridden by his owner Mr Dion Kcrr and a heavily backed second choice grabbed himself just after going over the tenth jump The horse was pulled up and his rider dismounted On exam ¬ ination it was found that he had cut one of his tendons clean in two and it was decided that he would liave to be destroyed destroyedChipmunk Chipmunk and Hawkama won their races1 off by themselves Both horses showed rare form and at tlu finish both were under restraint restraintThe The mare Kelpie which fell on Saturday is in a bad way and may have to hi destroyed It is thought that she has a fractured skull Jockey T Hice who had the mount on Kelpie when she fell was at the track this afternoon apparently none the worse for bis fall beyond a few scratches scratchesHithard Hithard Carman was among the new arrivals A division of Ids stable In charge of Algernon Claxon Is here and his rider Guy Burns had a couple of mounts during the afternoon afternoonHoward Howard Oots got in this morning with his stable He came from Latonia and will race on the Cana ¬ dian circuit circuitNugent Nugent Bros a St Louis firm of horscdealors who are racing a small string up here have an ¬ nounced that they are in the market for 200 choan thoroughbreds It is said that tluy will b slfippcd either to Mexico or South America AmericaBUI BUI Phillips wired his employer Fred Cook that ho was unable to ship from New York yesterday on account of the failure of the express company to furnish him x car carBarney Barney Michaels one oC tho old guard of the Metropolitan layers arrived from New York yester ¬ day and was at the track this afternoon looking the siMirt over

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