Stakes at Blue Bonnets: Six Features to be Run at Fall Meeting with Lord Byng Handicap the Most Valuable, Daily Racing Form, 1922-08-08


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STAKES AT BLUE BONNETS Six Features to Be Run at Fall Meeting with Lord Byng Handicap the Most Valuable. MONTREAL, Que., August 7. Six stakes are to be renewed at Blue BonneLs in the course of the seven days of autumn racing that will be inaugurated on September 2. These are : ...... Hochelaga Handicap, ,500 added, two-year-olds, three-quarters mile. Lord Byng Handicap, ,500 added, three-year-olds and over, one mile and a quarter. Hendrie Hemorial Steeplechase Handicap, ,000 added, four-year-olds and over, about two miles and a half. Bartlett McLennan Steeplechase Handicap, ,000 added, four-year-olds and over, about two miles and a half. Provincial Nursery, ,500 added, two-year-olds, five-eighths mile. Kings Plate, ,500 added, three-year-olds and over, one mile and a quarter. These stakes will close Monday, August 14. The Kings Plate is for horses foaled, raised and owned in the Province of Quebec that have never been out of the province save for certain brief periods stipulated in the conditions. In addition to the stake King George of England will present the owner of the winner with fifty, guineas. VAST WINNERS OF KIXGS PLATE. The coming renewal of the Kings Plate will be the thirteenth. Last years renewal attracted a field of seven and the winner was Commander J. K. L. Ross Flying Ford, a three-year-old son. of.Oiseau and Cliffords, she a New York State bred daughter of Chuctanunda. The second horse was D. Raymonds Mouette and the third P. E. Lalanes Allies Way. Commander Ross bred the winner at his Vercheres Stud, now one of the foremost nurseries of thoroughbreds in the Dominion. The Provincial Nursery is another race for Quebec-bred horses. Like the Kings Plate it was instituted to encourage production in Quebec. In last years running of the Quebec Nursery Commander Ross scored a sweeping success. Diadema, a daughter of Marathon and Samura ; Affectation, a daughter of Marathon and Smirk ; and Bryn-thonia, a daughter of Marathon and Bryn-wood, all products of the Vercheres Stud, finished one-two-three. There was only one other starter, A. Bulcrofts China. The Hendrie Memorial and Bartlett McLennan steeplechases were both won last year by Minata, under the silks of Mrs. F. Ambrose Clark of New York. Minata has just won the Shillelah Steeplechase at Saratoga and, probahly, will start in the Blue Bonnets chases. In the Bartlett Memorial last fall Minata beat McAdams, CoronaJo, Le Cyprin and Sea Tale. In the Hendrie Memorial he beat Coronado and Baronet. HENDRIE MEMORIAL CUP. With the Hendrie Memorial Stakes goes a challenge cup presented by Colonel William Hendrie in honor of his father, the late William Hendrie, one of the fathers of production and racing in Canada. Earlier winners of the Hendrie Memorial were Steve Lane, Gild, Highbridge, Wickson, Garter, Bryndown the dam of Brynthona, Robert Oliver and Blighty II. The Lord Byng Handicap was instituted last year in honor of the hero of Vimy, who had just been appointed governor-general of Canada. Lord Byng commanded Canadian troops on the western front throughout the great war. Commander Ross won the first Lord Byng Handicap with gallant Boniface. The Hochelaga Handicap was instituted in 1908 and its winners have been Elzabeth Harwood, Chief Kee, Semprolus, Aldebarran, Leochares, Surprising, Ormulu, Prohibition, Incog, Ikey T. and Runstar. Runstar, a son of Runnymede, was bred in California by Adolph Spreckels. He came east a year ago last spring with Morvich and was considered the better of the two colts before Morvich began to race. Runstar won the East View Stakes at Yonkers a year ago last July, but lost to Kai-Sang on a sustained claim of foul. The Hochelaga is Blue Bonnets best two-year-old fall stake of annual revival.

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