Rain and Sloppy Track: Dorval Racing Begins with Unfavorable Weather and Track a Sea of Mud, Daily Racing Form, 1922-06-18


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1 J i I RAIN AND SLOPPY TRACK1 Dorval Racing Begins With Un-1 favorable Weather and Track a Sea of Mad. MONTREAL* Que.. June IT. — Eleanor S.. a superior mud runner, racing in the interests i of Mrs. P. J. Graham, was victorious in the second running of the Lord Byng Cup Handicap, vhi-~h featured the inaugural program at Dorval Park this afternoon. The Seagram Stables Parisian Diamond and J. K. L. Boss Bastiiie finished second and third re- : speetively. Aunt Lin, the only other starter, was a distant fourth. The race, which was a dash of a mile and an eighth, with ,000 added, was for horses j the property of Canadian owners. A chal- ! f lenge cup was presented to the owner of j j the winning horse. Kleanor S. was ridden by Wallace and raced in the rear in the early stages, while Parisian Diamond and Bastille were the ones to establish the early pace. The two raced ■S a team for the greater part of the way and made a wide turn entering the stretch. Here Wallace brought Kleanor S. Up with a rush on the inside and closing fast shook off the leaders in a hard drive and was drawing clear at the end. The spring meeting at Dorval this afternoon was ushered in under adverse weather I conditions. Heavy rains fell during the night and turned the track into a veritable quagmire. The rain was unabated daring the afternoon and at times it was difficult to distinguish colors on the backstretch. The crowd, however, was surprisingly iarge and wagering was of a brisk order. The Brookdale Stables Fanatic ruled favorite in the opener, but had to how .o the superior mud running ability of Blarney Boy, which led all the way to win by a comfortable margin. The second race was virtually a duel between Hughie ar.d Elizabeth Jewell and it was a sizzling contest every yard of th -live-eighths. The former won by a head, but only after a terrific drive. A well matched band of good platers met in the third rare and Minute Man, favored by the going, led home Hidden Jewel, with the Litter hard pressed by Camouflage, at tiie end. V1CK-C IMAIKMAH RUNS POOIII.Y. A surprise came with the decision of the fifth, a dash of a mile and Beventy yards, when Hoco easily triumphed over Clansman and Biff Bang, while the favorite, Vlce-Chairman, finished absolutely last, after a poor performance. Another unexpected victory was that of Little Ammie in the sixth, at a mile and a sixteenth. She was home first by a length, with Prospector and King Trojan second and third, respectively. Jockey J. Williams was forced to cancel his mounts this afternoon, due to illness. Trainer George Walker, of t..e Brookdale Stable, reported this morning that two-year-old Vespra was rounding into splendid condition and would be a starter at Hamilton. The other two-year-olds In the stable which were stricken by the coughing epidemic have fully recovered. The present ownership of several horses formerly handled or owned by persons not in good standing has been the subject of inquiry in order to sec if they are eligible to run en Canadian Associations tracks. Smite, in which ex-jockey J. Don-.iniek was interested, was one, and Clean Sweep, formerly owned by W. L. Kimmich. another. In both cases it was made clear that the present owners had come into possession of the horses legitimately, and that no connection I I had ever existed between thc.se owners and either Dominick or Kimmich. The following are the racing officials for the Dorval meeting: Stewards — Dons] Raymond, Dr. L. J. I.emieux, J. B. Campbell, M. A. Macfarlane. Major John T. McBride ; representing Canadian Pacing Associations — Francis Nelson ; judge presiding — David S. Gillies; starter — Harry J. Morrissey ; paddock judge — M. Grant ; clerk of the scales — Joseph McLennan ; patrol judge — C. It. Wig-ney ; timer — D. A. Boyle ; racing secretary — Sheridan Clark.

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