Victoria Day At Woodbine: Golden Sphere Provides Surprise in Accounting for Toronto Cup.; Scores Notable Victory Over J. K. L. Ross Crack Racer Boniface and Registrar., Daily Racing Form, 1922-05-25


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VICTORIA DAY AT WOODBINE Golden Sphere Provides Surprise in Accounting for Toronto Cup Scores Notable Victory Over J K KL L Ross Crack Eacer Boniface Bonifaceand and Registrar TORONTO Ont May 21 The Seagram Stables Golden Sphere a fouryearold son of Oliver Goldsmith Sphere of Influence scored a sparkling victory in tho Toronto Cup one of tho most valuable and highly prized spring fixtures of the Woodbine Park meeting Incidentally he established a new track record when he ran the mile and an eighth in 151 Golden Spheres success was all the more notable because he defeated among others the gallant Boniface of the J K L Ross stable with the latters stablemate Registrar finishing third and Brilliant Jester an added starter from the Seagram stable fourth The race carried an added value of 10 000 and was at a mile and an eighth McTag gart sent the imported racer to the front at the rise of the barrier and he drew away into a long load Boniface and Registrar were the ones to race in closest pursuit with Bunga Buck next in line The latter was bumped when the start came by Registrar and knocked off his stride In the run down the backstretch Golden Sphere and Registrar were racing heads apart under slight restraint Turner on Benifacc saw that tha flying leaders were hanging on and he sent the Ross color bearer in pursuit and he easily drew away from his stablemate The lead of Golden Sphere however was too great and though Boniface closed sev eral lengths he could not overhaul the Sea gram representative The fractional time for the race was as follows 24 43 113 130 and the full distance in 151 The race netted the Seagram coffers the sum of 8300 net netVictoria Victoria day one of Canadas national holidays and a program that bristled with features served as a magnet to bring out a crowd that taxed the spacious capacity of the Woodbine plant and surpassed that of the opening day dayOVEtt OVEtt 80000 IN ATTENDANCE The overhead conditions were of a sum merlike variety and the track was in fast condition The attendance was well past the 30000 mark and from the time the gates were wereopened opened at 11 oclock and up until the horses went to the post in the second race the turnstiles were still clicking under the pressure of the stream of humanity that flowed through and joined the urging throng on the lawns and stands The overflow overflowmoved moved into the center of the field following the running of the steeplechase steeplechaseThe The Coronation Stakes of 5000 added for fortwoyearolds twoyearolds foaled in Canada was the sec ondary feature and brought out a well matched band of juveniles Ocean Crest one of the Thomcliffe pair a firsttime starter the son of First Sight Britannia turned up the winner from Amber Fly and Prismar Prismarwith with the popular choice Vespra a distant fol lower Excuses can be offered for the Brook dale starter as she was in close quarters and met with repeated interference during the running of the race VESrRA BEATEN AT STAIIT STAIITOcean Ocean Crest displayed keen speed and was sent to the front with a rush closely followed by Amber Fly and Wych Elm Vespra got away slowly and Gantner was unable to secure clear sailing The winner bore out during the stretch run but had a safe margin over Amber Fly at the end Prisinar started from an outside position but was Bent through on the inside at the top of the stretch and finished gamely gamelyTrainer Trainer Howard Oots and jockey McDer mott completed a double when Raider was home a winner by a short head over Comme Ci in the running of the last race with Be lario third The winner came from behind the pace established by Kentish Boy and was fortunate to escape interference in the fina sixteenth Comme Ci came with a rush ant was wearing the winner down while Bclario quit badly after racing with the leaders leadersThe The Woodbine Steeplechase Handicap over the twomile course to which 3000 was added attracted a field of five and the win ¬ ner cama from an unexpected quarter when Lieutenant Seas defeated Overmatch ant Minata The race from a spectacular point of viev was all that could be desired only a small margin separating the first four horses at all stages of the contest contestAnother Another mishap marred the running of the first race of the day which was a dash o threequarters for maiden threeyearolds and over when the Seagram Stables Tar ¬ get fell rounding the bend leading to the stretch and Rose Richmond fell over him Target was clear of horses when he went down and apparently stepped in a small hole Before the rider on Rose Richmond coult trate form Consul which was racing be ¬ hind the field was taken around the fallen horses and pulled up The winner turned up in A L Kirbys Buster which displayed a fast burst of speed and sprinted into a long lead but was ridden out to withstand the fust closing rush of Finery FineryThe The Bendigo Plate for maiden twoyear olds resulted in an upset for the talent when Delusive took the measure of tins heavily backed favorite Topango while Jealous Woman was third The winner was ridden by McDermott and came from behind the pace established by Topango The latter drew away into a long lead the first part but quit badly when the real test came Jealous Woman was third the entire race raceThe The Victoria Plate a dash of threequar ¬ ters for threeyearolds and over resulted in victory for Carmamlale in a drive from Some Baby and Bullet Proof The start was a poor one and detracted considerably from the running of the race Carmandale went to the front with a rush and set a fast pace for the others to follow Some Baby was the one to race closest in pursuit while Lunetta was within striking distance Carmandale hung on gamely under the whip and had a length advantage at tho finish over Some Baby which in turn held Bullet Proof safe at the end endBoth Both Servitor and Super pulled up lame after their races yesterday and will be on the shelf for a few days daysTrainer Trainer Henry McDaniel announced this morning that he would ship the main divi ¬ sion of the J 1C L Ross stable to Ottawa while another division will be shipped to Blue Bonnets Jockeys Turner and Claver will accompany the Ottawa division divisionJ J W Bean leaves for New York this after ¬ noon to see Peccant carry his colors in the steeplechase SaturdayA at Belmont Park on Saturday A meeting of the Canadian Racing Asso ¬ ciations will be held at the clubhouse at Woodbine tomorrow Licenses and other routine business will be passed upon uponFanatic Fanatic unseated his rider during an ex ¬ ercise gallop yesterday and ran away two miles before being captured capturedJockey Jockey C Thompson was forced to cancel his engagements for this afternoon due to his fall of yesterday The boy is suffering with bruised shoulders shouldersAn An Xray examination of jockey J Rowan at a local hospital this morning revealed that his injuries are similar to the two previous ones which Rowan suffered He will be absent from the saddle until the resumption of racing at Hamilton HamiltonJockey Jockey J Chalmers who was astride Tar ¬ get which fell in the first race suffered a severely bruised hip and leg and was trans ¬ ferred to a local hospital while jockey G Halls was badly shaken up upHarry Harry Giddings twoyearold Ploughman by Hearts of Oak Savaride died at the Gid ¬ dings farm yesterday The youngster suf ¬ fered from a liemmorhage this spring at Woodbine and was transferred to the farm where it bled to death yesterday following a recurrence of the malady maladyJames James Arthurs longdistance horse Gain dc Cause has been laid up for several days due due to an attack of sickness sicknessJockey Jockey E Taylor was suspended for the re ¬ mainder of the meeting by starter Morrissey for disobedience at the post in the fourth

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