Woodbines Most Successful Meeting., Daily Racing Form, 1913-06-04


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WOODBINES MOST SUCESSFUL MEETING Frances Nelson writes as follows in the Toronto Globe GlobeThe The May meeting of the Ontario Jockey Club came to a close on Saturday and the general ver ¬ dict was that nothing in the long and creditable his tory of the club has over equalled this years gath ¬ ering in interest or public appreciation Kxcept on one day the weather was delightful and the patron ¬ age in excess of other seasons Woodbine never looked more beautiful than on closing day and the attendance taxed the accommodation to the fullest extent falling very little short of Kings Plate day When the new stands are ready there will still bo a crowd at Woodbine on the big days that will be almost uncomfortable because tne sport is impulnr and the increased accommoda ¬ tion will just mean that many more people will be ready to use it itThe The attendance during the Ontario Jockey Clubs spring meeting surpassed all records at Woodbine That is the answer of the public to the frequently heard declaration that if bookiuaking were abolished the attendance would be reduced to such a level that the Ontario Jockey Club could not continue its policy of giving liberal purses The crowd never was so large nor the purses so liberal as under the mutnel system Besides all the money Invested and most of the purses offered remain with our own people peopleAs As a result of the efforts of gentlemen interested In reviving amateur racing whifh by the way has become immensely popular about New York It has been decided to give two races of this kind at the WoQtlbine Montreal Ottawa and Hamilton meetings next spring with the other clubs also likely to continue the good work There will bo two races at each meeting for horses owned in Canada and ridden by Canadians It is also prob ¬ able that material will be developed by that time to give similar races across country Thq project is a most commendable one and will add much to the attractiveness and strength of the sport gener ¬ ally allyThe The Toronto Cup saw the triumph of a horse that is sure to cut a great figure among the three yonrolds this season Amos Turneys Horron a son of McGeo and the Top Gallant mare Josie L was the champion of the raw and lie accomplished a great thing in the most impressive manner Not many persons outside of ids immediate connections could be found to share Mr Turneys belief that Horron was good enough to carry 112 pounds and win in such a field giving six to Buskin twelve to Bar uegat and thirteen to First Sight all Ids own age while also conceding much weight to older horses He was all though that his owners fancy painted him for he immediately took the lead made all the pace was never headed and won with something in hand What more could be asked of a horse horsePlato Plato Glass ran a gallant race perhaps the best and most honest race he has shown since coming into Mr Davles ownership He gave no indication of the unwillingness to persevere that he sometimes displayed last year but responded in tlio games t style to the whip that he is unaccustomed to He could not give the weight that was all Tlio three yearold First Sight with oulv a feather to carry was a disappointment dropping out of the conten ¬ tion early Buskin camo on resolutely got up into second place and was going strong at the end sug ¬ gesting that at the Derby distance this summer he will have to be reckoned with Saturdays race was a mile and an eighth Cliff Edge and John Furlong were unable to follow a uace that was not only fast but well sustained the first mile bettor than 140 and the full distance just behind tlio track record recordThe The outstanding laws that the critics found in Mr Vosbiirglis handicap concerned particularly John FiirljjiiR and Horron The threeyearold looked to have an almost impossible task before him whila John Furlong was so well in that it was practically a gift for him The result confounded the critics views Horron won all the way and John Furlong was not there when tlie money was allotted All of which once more illustrates tlie unwisdom of trying to teach your grandfather to suck eggs was the homely way one veteran put it after the race The handicapper is vastly more likely to bo right than ninetynine out of a hundred of fault seekers That is why he is the handicapper It was a great race and before It was run one could find sound reason for expecting any horse in thn starting list to win

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