Boniface is Beaten: J. K. L. Ross Crack Racer Meets Defeat at Blue Bonnets, Daily Racing Form, 1922-09-03


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BONIFACE IS BEATEN J. K. L Ross7 Crack Racer Meets Defeat at Blue Bonnets. Hendrie Memorial to Overmatch Opening Day Crowd of Large Proportions. MONTREAL, Que., September 2 The autumn meeting at Blue Bonnets began here today under most favorable weather conditions and with an immense crowd in at-tenrance. The Lord Byng Handicap was the stellar attraction on the flat, while the Hendrie Memorial Steeplechase delighted the devotees of racing through the field. Boniface, hero of many hard fought battles was thought to have the Lord Byng Handicap at his mercy, but it was quite a surprise to the spectators to see the popular racer follow home Fairway, Finery and Tailor Maid. The victory of Fairway was entirely unexpected and his few backers profited handsomely. The Hendrie Memorial Steeplechase fell to Overmatch from the stable of C. K. Harrison, Jr. and it was the third straight victory for this jumper, all scored at Blue Bonnets. Other winners on the opening day program include Patchwork in the first, Mallowmot in the second, Devonite the third, while Martin A. Noonan and Sailor accounted for the two last races of the afternoon. Recent arrivals at Blue Bonnets from Saratoga and elsewhere are James W. Healey Timothy Donohue, John Kermath, Silas Veitch, Richard Pending, W. G. Wilson and J. F. Hynes, all of whom have brought jumpers. Haynes has the "stable" of Miss Dora Brenner, a Canadian sportswoman which consists of the Plaudmore gelding St Paul, a five-year-old now, that was bred in Canada by Harry Giddings and has been a fencer since last year. St Paul won the Kings Plate at Woodbine while he was racing on the flat and at Blue Bonnets the Blue Bonnets Breeders Stakes for Dominion-bred horses. He has become something of a fencer, his last successful race having been scored at Hamilton. FOKMIDDABLE EASTERN ARRIVALS. Donohue has brought the entire stable of Mrs. Ambrose Clark from Saratoga. Ely-sian, Minata, The Trout, Wrack Grass and the others are to fill their engagements in the steeplechases of the Blue Bonnets meeting and then ship to Toronto for the fall steeplechasing of the Ontario Jockey Club at Woodbine Park. After that they will go to Maryland for the steeplechasing at Laurel Park and Pimlico. Silas Veitch has brought the jumpers of the establishment of Charles K. Harrison of Baltimore, which have raced in Canada since the finish of the Maryland Jockey Clubs spring meeting at Pimlico. Courteous, Overmatch, Butcher Boy, Sea Tale, Jim Coffroth, Red Clover and Baronet have been the most successful of the Veitch horses. They are all in the Bartlett, McLennan and Hendrie Memorial steeplechases that will be the outstanding jumping attractions of the fall meeting. Red Clover, a five-year-old son of Ru-dolfo, which won a maiden steeplechase at Hamilton in the early summer, is one of the best fencing prospects in Canada. Houy-hnhnm, son of Huon and winner at Saratoga and Aqueduct, is the candidate of the stable of Ralph Beaver Strassburger of Philadelphia for the Bartlett, McLennan and Hendrie Memorial. He and Minata are the only winners through the field the Saratoga meeting will contribute to the Blue Bonnets fall steeplechasing. . The jumpers of the stable of Richard Pending, an old-time steeplechase rider and track superintendent at Thorncliffe Park, Toronto, and Bowie, Maryland, are Shoal and Nonus.

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