Excellent Opening of Torontos Meeting: Rancher Wins the Toronto Cup from Prince Hermis in a Closely Contested Finish, Daily Racing Form, 1916-09-24


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1 J j , , , j , ; i j , EXCELLENT OPENING OF TORONTOS MEETING Rancher Wins tho Toronto Cup from Prince Hcrmis in a Closely Contested Finish. Toronto, Out., September 23. The Toronto Cup. one of the annual fixtures of the fall meetings of the Ontario Jockey Club, was provided as a feature at Woodbine this afternoon. It brought out a smart field and furnished a stirring contest, in which George M. Ilendries Rancher beat Prince Hcrmis by a neck. The pace was slow in the early running, with Prohibition out in front. Jockey Obert nursed Rancher along and waited until entering the homestretch before making his effort. When he moved up he slipped through along the rail and finished with splendid speed and game-ness. Todays race was Ranchers first effort since he pulled up lame at Windsor, where it was supposed he had broken down. He showed no signs of lameness this afternoon and appeared to be in perfect condition. The afternoon was ideal for outdoor sport and a tremendous crowd turned out to witness the racing. The attendance in the club members enclosure was particularly large and the spirited racing evoked much enthusiasm. An additional feature was the Woodbine Autumn Steeplechase, and this stake also furnished a close finish in which the green fencer. Hearts of Oak, beat Robert Oliver by a scant half length. Hearts of Oak shouldered 145 pounds, made all the pace and fenced in faultless fashion. When it came to a drive he hung on resolutely and, despite Fred Williams determined finish on Robert Oliver, outstayed the latter. Walter O. Parmer was an arrival this morning, lie left Tennessee several days ago and stopped over at Windsor to inspect the many improvements being made to the Windsor plant. It is tho aim of Mr. Parmer and his associates to make the Windsor track one of the most attractive race courses in Canada. A force of men have been at work since the fall meeting closed constructing a new jockeys building and a hew paddock. The latter is modeled after that at Saratoga and is built in a grove of trees. An enlarged parking space for automobiles has been laid out and the seating capacity of the grandstand has been increased to accommodate 4,000 more persons. Before leaving Tennessee Mr. Parmer disposed of five thoroughbred mares. They were purchased by the Giltner Brothers of Eminence, Ky., for the account of A. W. Carter. The latter is manager of a 0,000,000 estate at Honolulu and is the largest breeder of horses and cattle in that country. The mares were inspected by J. S. Itarbee before the transfer was made. They included Shine, Mangonel, Donna Christine and Barricade, with a foal by Fitgrafton. Twenty or thirty other horses, including Pereherons, trotting mares and several jacks were also purchased for shipment to Honolulu. An arrangement was completed this afternoon which will give first call on the services of jockey Robinson for the Maryland meetings to Harry Payne Whitney. Robinson will leave here on Saturday next with Joseph McLennan for Laurel. The latter received the program books for the Laurel meeting this morning and distributed them among the horsemen. The following is a list of the owners who will ship from here direct to Laurel at the conclusion of the AVoodbine meeting: James Arthur, James Barry. C. J. Brockmiller, G. E. Chancellor, E. J. Crawford. W. Garth. C. W. Gasser, J. Lumsden, R. T. McKeever. E. Murray, F. Musante, L. Marion, W. L. Oliver, O. E. Pons, W. J. Press. II. Rites, Smith and Farrar, W. Stormout. R. It. Stelle, J. U. Strode. E. Trotter, and the Mirasol stable. E. W. Moore, It. L. Baker and John Walters, with the George 31. Hendrie string, will go to Kentucky on the Monday following the close of the Woodbine meeting.

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