Splendid Ottawa Racing: Banner Crowd of Meeting Sees Final Days Sport at Connaught Park, Daily Racing Form, 1922-09-02


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j i I ! SPLENDID OTTAWA RACING Banner Crowd of Meeting Sees Final Days Sport at Con-naught Park. OTTAWA, Ont., September 1. The closing day of the fall meeting of the Connaught Park Jockey Club brought out the banner crowd of the meeting. The grandstand was packed and the overflow made themselves as comfortable as possible on the lawns. A well-balanced program of seven races was provided by the club and stirring contests came with the running of a majority of them. The first three races were sprinting affairs, at three-quarters, and the last four distance races at one mile and seventy yards. The tightest fit of the afternoon came with the running of the lourth race, when Priino just managed to last long enough to stall off Azrael to beat the latter by a nose. Primo was a keen factor from the start and in the early stages raced War Fox into defeat. Erickson hugged the inner rail all of the way and in a long, hard stretch drive put up a rousing finish and showed to good advantage. Blarney was fourth. Lura and the favorite staged a stretch duel in the first race and, due mainly to Corey outriding Organ, Lura managed to poke her hsad in front in the final strides. An ordinary lot went to the post in the second and the winner turned up in Joycn Hoffman, which shook off the pacemaker, Pittsburg, in the last eighth and won going away by a couple of lengths. Hopefui was second. Lee Enfield, with the diminutive R. Doyle in the saddle, after racing in the rear to the top of the stretch, finished with a great burst of speed on the outside and beat the tiring Anticipate by a length. Peter Piper, as usual, showed keen speed in the early stages, but when the real issue came quite and finished out of the money. Lads Love showed that he was something of an acrobat by coming back after a wretched showing yesterday, when he was a distant follower all of the way and winning the fifth race this afternoon in a canter. Dark Hill and Hello Pardner raced like a team to the stretch, but tired in the last quarter. N. S. Vail disposed of the platers Sans Peur IL and Gath to O. B. Akers at private terms. Vail has been ailing all summer and leaves for Arizona in a few days. DOItVAI, PRO GUAM READY. The condition books of the Dorval meeting arrived this morning and were distributed among the horsemen by Joseph McLennan. A majority of the stables racing here will ship to Montreal for the Blue Bonnets and Dorval meetings. Jockey J. McTaggart will remain in Maryland until the opening of the Havre de Grace meeting. McTaggart will ride for G. W. J. Bissell in Maryland during the fall. He is assisting trainer J. Stotler in breaking the Bissell yearlings at the Driving Park track in Baltimore. Godfrey Preece was an arrival from Long Island. He is here on a scouting expedition for thoroughbred ponies and horses suitable for cross-country purposes. Whatever purchases he may make will be shipped to his place at Hempstead, Long Island. Frank J. Stevens, who is now looking after the horses that race in the name of T. Doyle, contemplates sending the stable to Laurel at the conclusion of the Toronto meeting. He plans "to add a couple useful platers to the string before shipping to Cuba. Henry McDaniel left for Blue Bonnets this morning with the J. K. L. Ross horses. He left Prismar over to start in the second race. The Seagram Stable also left for Montreal. Redstone was left over to start in the Parliament Purse. Jockey J. Rowan goes from here to Blue Bonnets. At the conclusion of that meeting he will leave for Maryland to join the stable of his employer, E. F. Whitney, whose horses are at Havre de Grace. The Whitney yearlings which were purchased at the Saratoga sales have arrived at their winter quarters at Syossett, Long Island, in good condition. W. E. Martin leaves for the Thorncliffe track, Toronto, on Saturday. Jockey Wallace suffered a crushed foot when he was crowded against the inside rail while riding Booneville yesterday. J. B. Campbell, who will act as racing secretary at Blue Bonnets, announced that the conditions of the sixth race on Monday have been changed to a mile instead of three-quarters.

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