Heavy Whitney Entry for Frontier.: Prominent Eastern Horseman Expected to Make Strong Bid for Windsors Chief Race., Daily Racing Form, 1917-03-15


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HEAVY WHITNEY ENTRY FOR FRONTIER. Prominent Eastern Horseman Expected to Make Strong Bid for Windsors Chief Race. Though the initial meeting of 1917 under the auspices of the Windsor Jockey Club wont be- inaugurated until July 14. there is a good deal of interest in the numleer and caliber of candidates Harry Payne Whitney will name for the attractive stake events established by those enterprising gentlemen. Messrs. George M. Hendrie and Walter O. Palmer, president and secretary respectively of the Windsor Jockey Club. 1ntil 1915. when the wealthy eastern turfmans Slumber II. captured the Frontier Handicap. Whit ney never lent his austere presence or that of his stable to tracks in the Dominion. The success he had with Slumber II. on that occasion, however, evidently induced him to seek more laurels in Canada and in 1910 he was back with a heavy entry in every event for which he had horses eligible. For the Frontier in 1910 trainer Jimmy Rowe named seven in the Whitney interests and chose Borrow to shoulder the burden of winning. Borrow had the misfortune to become engulfed in mud on the backstreteh and Thornhill, a rank outsider, was the winner. For the D. and C. Stake Hubbub was named for Whitney, but the son of Broomstick — Rumpus stayed in the barn. During the second meeting the Whitney string was more prolific, the Detroit and Windsor Ferry company, now the Windsor Joe-key Club Handicap, drawing eight. Borrow again drew the assignment and this time justified the confidence Rowe placed in him. Eye on the Gecrge Hendrie Memorial Trophy. Rowe also had his eye on the George Hendrie Memorial Trophy, for which he nominated four, but the Whitney colors didnt appear to blend with those of the other noted turfmen that went in quest of the- purse, trophy and subsequent glory of winning. Altogether twenty-four nominations were made-out of the Whitiie-y string, which in view of the fact that the purses in 1910 were, compared witli what they will be this year, dwarfed, lends support to the belief that Whitney will not only nominate more, but will send a formidable stable to vie with the cream of the thoroughbred world for the melon cutting festivities at Windsor this year. Valued at S10.000 in added money, the Frontier Handicap takes its place among the richest turf events on the continent, while the Windsor Jockey Club Handicap is a ,000 added feature. The Frontier will open the July meeting, while the club handicap performs relative duties the first day of the August mooting, which begins on the fifteenth. If the Frontier Mali attract the best stables in Ameriou when it was worth but ,000 in added money, the possibilities of a record-breaking entry this year are praetieally assured. Where racing conditions create- inte-rcst for the- horsemen and financial aapport of the game is as firmly established as it is at Windsor, that is where- the stables will go. The clubs liberal policy has been expanding for the past three- years until it is a base- for the thor-oughbre-els second to none. What the- future will bring is another matter, tut it is sufficient to say that the season of 1917 will mark an epoch in racing history of Canada, particularly at Windsor.

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