Good Opening at Ottawa: Meeting Begins with Good Weather and Attendance but Track is Heavy, Daily Racing Form, 1915-08-25


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GOOD OPENING AT OTTAWA MEETING BEGINS WITH GOOD WEATHER. AND ATTENDANCE BUT TRACK IS HEAVY. Cynosure Takes the Steeplechase by Inches — William Walkers Horses Score a Double for Him — Jockey Connors Injured in a Fall. Ottawa, Out.. August 24.— The second and hnal meeting of 101.". under the auspices of the Con-naught Bark Jockey Club was ushered iu this sfter-110011 under ideal conditions of weather. A card which embraced seven races, and was featared by a race through the field, attracted a good crowd to the course. Large and well-balanced fields took part ill each race and good sport and keenly contested racing was the result. The track. which had been drenched by severe rains during the past few days, dried out considerably this morning, but was still decidedly on the slow side. A nose finish came out of the running of the steeplechase, in which Cynosure, showing a small performance, gol up in Ihe closing strides to beat Stucco. The finish was the closest of the day and the winner remained in doubt until the official placing was displayed. An accident attended the running of the second race. In which Barka was caught in close smarten next to he rail and sent to her knees. Jockey ,1. Connors, who had the mount, was sent to a hospital in Ottawa, suffering from bruises and a severe shak ing up. Examination showed bis arm to have been broken. Twenty books were in line to meet the wants of the speculators and baamtSI was fairly brisk daring the aft n noon. My Joe was ordered scratched from the first race by the stewards for lack of proper identifi cation. No suspicion is attached to the stable DC owners. Mike Gorman, who arrived from Saratoga this morning, reported that he had all but closed negotiations for the sale of Golden Jug. which n being schooled for the steeplechase field. W. T. Martin, trainer for Amos iurue.v. reports that three of his horses. May McCee. Bambl and Balko. were taken with sickness while being shipped from Winds..!- and he will be on the shelf for some time to conic. The stable of Willam Walker accounted for two j or the days purses with Mona C. in the opener , and Bedland in the fourth.

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