Closing Day at Windsor: Viva America Takes Edenwold Stakes Last Feature Event of Season, Daily Racing Form, 1917-07-22


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CLOSING DAY AT .WINDSOR. VIVA AMERICA TAKES EDENWOLD STAKES LAST FEATURE EVENT OF SEASON. Marion Goosby Defeats Rancher in Ouellette Handicap W. Perkins Saddles Throe Winners Immense Gathering Witness tho Racing. Windsor, Ont.. July 21. An immense gathering turned out at Windsor this afternoon to witness the running of a well arranged card. Besides tliu Edenwold Stakes, a dasli of five-eighths of a mile, to which ,000 was added, an additional attraction was the Ouellette Handicap, at one mile, with ,000 added. The former race was won hy Viva America and the latter hy Marlon Gooshy. Both horses arc trained hy W. Icrkins and hoth were ridden hy the stable jockey Kelsay. Icrkins also saddled the winner of the second race in Bert Williams. Viva America won her race in easy fashion. She indulged .Tacli Hare Jr. with the lead until in the final eighth, where she raced into an easy lead and was under restraint at the end. The Kdenwold Stakes was established in 1911 and has open run each year since, its list of winners and other details being as follows: Year. Winner. AVt. Jockey. Val. Time. 1911 Moisant Ill G. Burns ..$ 915 1:02,; 1912 Leocharcs 105 J. Itutwcll. !ir 1:03 1913 Southern Maid. . .115 W. Knapp.. 1,155 1:01 1914 Bnlko 100 J. Smyth... 1,1-10 1:01 1015 Dodge Ill F. Koogh... 1,470 1:05 19K! Blue Fox 100 J. Callahan 1,020 1:01 1917 Viva America ..118 W. Kelsay 2,175 1:01 Marion Goosby made the pace in his and Kelsay kept a bit in reserve for a final effort. When Rancher challenged he outstayed the latter. After entering the homestretch, where Rancher moved up, it seemed he would win, hut he tired at the end and was probably a bit short. A couple of horses changed hands during the afternoon, Sam Louis claiming Bert AVilliums and J. J. Berman took Philistine. Announce- Five-Day Meeting at Buffalo. Charles Murray, of Buffalo, was a visitor. He came over to arrange with Joseph McLennan to assume charge of a five-days meeting, which will I at the Hamburg Fair Grounds, beginning "the second Tuesd,axin" August. The Hamburg track is One of . the bent- in New York state. There arc accommodation for over 400 horses and there are several fine springs on the grounds. Purses of 50 and 00 will be given. William Snyder will do the starting, and C. J. Fitz Gerald will probably act as presiding judge. Mr. Murray made it known to the horsemen that they could remain witli their horses on the grounds until the second week in September if they so desired. The jockeys have gotten up a petition asking that they receive 0 for losing and 5 for winning mounts at tho Kenilworth meeting. There is a rule of the Canadian Racing Associations, which stipulates that jockeys shall receive this remuneration in all races in which the winners share amounts to over . At Kenilworth the winners share is exactly .1917.sh00. The matter will he straightened out before the meeting begins. With every indication pointing to settled weather for the next week or ten days, Kenilworth should have a bumper meeting. There are more good horses here than ever before, hut their owners have not started them at Windsor, for the reason or the continued rains and the bad condition of the track. The track at Kenilworth is said to be in excellent order and it would not be surprising to find some new Canadian records hung up there during the coming meeting. John Payne was an arrival from Cincinnati this morning. He came up to close deals with several owners, on insurance policies on their horses. Several stables left last night for Toronto to race at the Thorneliffc meeting. Among them were Harry Giddings, J. Polk, J. B. Dunn, the Thorn-cliu"e Stable and William Walker. The consignment comprised close to 100 horses. 1 Leydecker has -purchased the plater Balgce and turned him over to J. O. Burttschell to train.

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