Greatest Crowd In Windsors History.: Richard Reed Wins the Essex Stakes and Simcoe Runs Unplaced., Daily Racing Form, 1908-07-05


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GREATEST CROWD IN WINDSORS HISTORY Richard Reed Wins the Essex Stakes and Simcoe Runs Unplaced Detroit Mich July 4 An excellent card was provided holiday racegoers at Windsor this after ¬ noon The program was made up of HCVPU ruccs and had as features the Esses Handicap for two yearolds the Independence Handicap for threeyear olds and over and a longdistance race in which the field was asked to go a mile and a half A large crowd turned out the attendance being the greatest that ever passed tlirough the gates of this course Thirtythree books cut in arid speculation was lively The first five races were run over a fast track but as the horses were going to the post for the sixth the rain came down In torrents which soon flooded the course and made the going sloppy Favorites won four of the races tire successful choices being Lawrence P Daley Charlie Gilbert Ida D and Missouri Lad Jockey Shilling rode three winners and Murphy two twoThe The Essex Handicap resulted in a stirring contest three horses passing the winning mark heads and necks apart with Richard Reed first at the finish Richard Reed set the pace all the way In the stretch he began to tire but just managed to last long enough to beat out Hawkstllgut The latter took a tiring swerve at the end and finished over next to the outside fence fenceCharlie Charlie Gilbert proved the winner of the Inde ¬ pendence Handicap Shilling had the mount and he permitted Polly Prim and Cave Adsum to go to the front and make the early pace After en ¬ tering the homestretch Charlie Gilbert took the lead and never relinquished It ItThe The first runup of the meeting came with the running of the seventh race which was won by Ida I The latter was entered for 500 and was boosted 300 over that amouut by E J Gilderslceve owner of Alencon which finished second Ida D was protected and bought in by Jier owner Several owners left for Quebec this morning among them Douglas Carter who shipped four in ¬ cluding the fast sprinter Risk Steeplechase jockey Masnada also left for Quebec QuebecAmong Among the arrivals today was John H Madigan who came to see his twoyearold Simcoe run In the Essex Handicap Speaking of the report sent out that the owners of the Fort Eric track were at loggerheads in regard to the system of betting to be in vogue at that track Mr Madigan said The new Niagara Jockey Club announced last winter that the betting ring at Fort Erie this season would be an open one That was settled months ago There will be no deviation from the original plans of making the meeting at Fort Erie a high class one and every effort will be made to cater to the better class of horses We are spending 30000 in renovating the plant and we expect some of tin big owners from New York to race with us this summer How the report got put that the ring was to be syndicated Is a mystery Messrs Cella Con ¬ don and Stuart are as anxious as myself to wipe out syndicate betting at Fort Erie and If the track cannot he made to pay with an open ring we will close It Up to date applications for 1800 stalls have been received and the only thing that is worrying us just now is to find accommodations for the horsemen

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