Opening Day at Toledo: Good Crowd despite Cool Weather, Daily Racing Form, 1922-10-18


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OPENING DAY AT TOLEDO Good Crowd Despite Cool Weather Jones Rides Three Winners Spectacular Girl by a Nose. TOLEDO, Ohio, October 17. Despite cool weather a large ci-owd was present for the opening of Fort Miami track here today. Favorites were successful in three of the first fcur races, but with the running of the fifth War Penny, an outsider, paying 0.40 for the usual mutuel ticket, upset all calculations when he got home first, an easy winner from Spinaway, which had set all the early pace. Black Betty, the favorite, was a fast-closing third. Argo, winner of the first race, made a show of his opponents, winning at his riders pleasure. He was the shortest-priced winner of the day. A smasing finish marked the decision of the sixth race, at one mile and a sixteenth, in which Spectacular Girl scored by a nose from Buckboard, with Cockroach in third place. The latters chances were ruined by the poor judgment of his rider in racing him into exhaustion setting the pace. At one part of the race he was ten lengths in front of the others, but began tiring fast after going a mile and fell an easy victim for the eventual winner and Buckboard. Jockey H. S. Jones was the days leading rider, piloting Argo, Mumbo Jumbo and War Penny to victory. Jockey M. Fator missed his connections from Cleveland and was not on hand to fill his engagements today. The following owners arrived from Maple Heights today : J. Brown, D. Hammond, A. Mikel, B. Snarly and O. Chancy. Two carloads also arrived from Montreal, consisting of the stables of J. Tcegle, G. Johnson and G. Plant. J. W. Pangle reports that the good horse Blue Wrack, which he had in charge for R. D. Carter, broke down in his last race so badly he was useless for further racing and was given away.

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