Opening Day At Ottawa: Boniface and Diadema Score Double for J. K. L. Ross--Clavers Fine Horsemanship., Daily Racing Form, 1921-06-16


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OPENING DAY AT OTTAWA Boniface and Diadema Score Double for J K L Ross Clavers Fine Horsemanship OTTAWA Ont Juno 15 The spring meeting of tlie Connaught Park Jockey Club was ushered In under ideal conditions this afternoon The pic ¬ turesque little plant which lias many new im ¬ provements to add to the comfort of its patrons was crowded with a big midweek day attendance attendanceThe The Queen City Purse which was offered as the feature race of an attractive card resulted in an easy victory for J 1C L Ross Boniface the big brown sou of Transvaal Manoevre was second and Uncle John was third Ciaver who had the mount on the winner rated him along behind the early pace set by Manoevre took him to the front on the backstretch and from there on he had easy sailing sailingBonifaces Bonifaces success marked a double for the Ross stable the running of the opening dasli of the after ¬ noon bringing the first part of it when the speedy Canadianbred Diadema took the measure of a fair band of twoyearold fillies in convincing manner It marked a return to the brilliant form Diadama displayed earlier in the spring Away like a flash she went to the front and cut out a dazzling pace that proved too much for her opponents She had a safe margin over Chateaugay at the end with Quick Run in third place The winner ran the five eighths in 100 onefifth of a second faster than the old record established by By Jiminy last year yearStucco Stucco and Phil T put up a spectacular battle for the first honors during the early stages of the steeplechase which was over the twomile course The former was returned a winner by a big margin after Phil T tired in the final eighth eighthThe The closest fit of the day came with the running of the race fashioned for Canadianbreds In which Nomis lasted to beat Heath Bell a short head headJ J II Farley was an arrival from Montreal today todayNever Never in the history of the Connaught Park track have there been such a large number of horses stabled on the grounds Some have been forced to seek accommodations on the outside outsideJ J II Mead disposed of the jumper Sea Mimic before leaving Montreal MontrealHenry Henry itcDaniel has decided to send Star Voter = to Hamilton to carry the J 1C L Ross colors in the running of the Hamilton Derby DerbyE E T Zollicoffers Duke John was excused from the feature race today by the stewards The horse was lame this morning behind and has either picked up a nail or been pricked prickedJoseph Joseph McLennan was one of the busiest men on the course this morning allotting stable room Track superintendent Gorman failed to put in an appearance due to a slight illness illnessJack Jack Thornby was an arrival with the plater Comment and another from New York YorkThe The following are the officials at Connaught Park Stewards Francis Nelson and H P Conk ling judges J B Campbell and L N Bate starter Harry Morrissey clerk of course T P Gorman clerk of scales Joseph McLennan timekeeper Basil OMeara patrol judge William Martin paddock Judge A Z Palmer official surgeon Dr D A Harris

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