Devonshire Opens Today: Plenty of Good Horses at Track Near Detroit and Prospects Are Bright for Fine Meeting, Daily Racing Form, 1922-07-01


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DEVONSHIRE OPENS TODAY Plenty of Good Horses at Track Near Detroit and Prospects Are Bright for Fine Meeting. WINDSOR, Ont.. June 30. Thoroughbred racing in the vicinity of Detroit will be inaugurated tomorrow with the opening of the Western Racing Association meeting at Devonshire Park. There are plenty of horses here and some real good material, which means that the sport should be interesting. The Detroit Handicap, a dash of one mile, to which has been added ,000, has been provided as the attraction for the opening days program. There are only four entries, with E. F. Whitneys Mainmast topweight at 117 pounds. All of the other six races filled well. The track is in splendid condition and weather forecasts are for bright skies, which means that a large crowd will he present. The officials for the meeting will be J. A. Murphy, H. Conkling, M. C. Macfarlane and W. R. Norvell, stewards and judges; M. N. Macfarlane, racing secretary, and George Miller, starter. A notice was posted in the mutuel in-closure requesting holders of all winning tickets to sign same with their name and address. F. J. Coleman, who raced a formidable stable of platers a few years back, which included, among others, Emerald Gem, Tactics and Water Lady, has come back into the sport. He secured by private purchase this morning the two-year-old filly E. M. Gallie of G. W. J. Bissell. Several stables at Kenilworth have been demolished to make room for a new mile chute which was constructed in the spring. Rome Respess got in from Kentucky this morning with his string of racers. The Respess horses are being looked after by Al Hammell. J. S. Ward with the crack two-year-old Donges was an arrival here today. George Arvin and R. L. Rogers also came on from Latonia with their horses. Jockey H. J. Burke is here with the Ward establishment, while N. Barrett will do the riding for Miller Henderson. Stearns and Stirling came down from Hamilton. Stearns will ride as a free lance, while Stirling will ride for the Bissel stable. Secretary Macfarlane has received instructions from the management that no more four-horse races will be run during the meeting and that the conditions of all extra races will be 00 top and bottom claiming affairs. E. R. Bryson received word from Ben Devore that his plater Jean Bullanjj has fallen and broken his back while playing in the paddock at the Devore farm in Maryland, where he was turned out for the summer. Jockey J. Maiben, who has been ill for several weeks, will shortly resume riding. Maiben is under contract to S. M. McNicl. Fifty-seven entries were made to the seventh race carded for tomorrow. It was split and the Pcond half run as the sixth. Jockey. Mctcalf is here with the J. H. Louchheim stable. C. P. Clark reports thai the Philadelphia sportsmans horses shipped in good condition. They will be raced on the Canadian circuit for the remainder of the summer. Miller Henderson is here with a big string from New York including several that will race In the colore of John E. Madden.

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