Successful Beginning at Devonshire, Daily Racing Form, 1916-10-29


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SUCCESSFUL BEGINNING AT DEVONSHIRE. Windsor, Out., October 28. The second and final meeting of the Western Racing Association was ushered in at Devonshire Park this afternoon under conditions that could not have been greatly improved upon. The track, as a result of the fine weather of the past two or three days, was in fast condition, while the weather, although a trifle chilly, was bright and clear. The card of seven well-filled races brought about interesting racing, marked by close finishes. The attendance was well up to the standard of Windsor crowds during this year, when all attendance records have been broken. Capt. W. J. Press, one of the officers of the association, arrived this afternoon from Laurel, where lie has been enjoying" the racing. Master Wray, owned by C. W. Parks, began with the others in the first race, but bolted and started to run the opposite way of tho track, when he was pulled up by his rider. The horse was placed on the schooling list by Starter Tribe. One hundred and sixty-seven entries were made for the seven races for Monday, which meant that all but fifteen to a race were put on the excluded list, the horses being drawn out by the horsemen. The books for the winter meeting at Oriental Park, Havana, have been distributed among the horsemen here. Mrs. Trovato notified the stewards this afternoon that she had severed all business connections with trainer J. 15. Dunn and that the horse Monocacy was no longer under Ills charge. The horse will be shipped to a winter track at once. Dr. William Duncan of Toronto was a visitor at the course this afternoon. The price of 71.20 paid on Tralee, the winner of the .-second race, is one of the greatest dividends paid in Canada this year. The stewards fined jockey Deavenport 0 for striking jockey Williams with his whip at the eighth post during the running of the sixth race. Word was received here this afternoon by Grant Hugh Browne of the deatli of his good horse Kim-Cobalt at itis farm at Goshen, N. Y. King Cobalt broke a leg and was destroyed. Dennis Tansey of Montreal is here. He is the vice-president of the Western Racing Association and came to Windsor to see the racing before the sitting of the Quebec parliament next month.

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