Woodbines Fine Program: Mondays Racing Replete with Interest and Thrills, Daily Racing Form, 1924-05-20


view raw text

| i j ] j | , i j ! j ! I | I I WOODBINES FINE PROGRAM Mondays Racing Replete With Interest and Thrills. Digit Wins Thirty-Eighth Running of Woodstock Plate, Main Attraction of Good Program. ♦ TORONTO, Ont., May 19.— Again the Ontario Jockey Club was victorious in its battle with the weather man and, barring the fact that a chilly wind was blowing, it was bright and clear overhead. The track after Sundays downpour, was heavy and lumpy, but the scratches were not mnay. The card was a high-class one and had only two claiming races, the first and last. The best field of the day was started in the fourth race, the thirty-eighth running of the Woodstock Plate, and, of the original eight named to go, Runningwild was the only one to decline. The steeplechase was not the only one to provide thrills, as the doings started before the start in the third race, the Whitby Plate, which was won by Balsam Bake, with Trail Blazer second and Uptown third. It was Grand River that started the excitement on the way to the post by running away in front of the judges stand. He bumped into. Uptown, throwing Stevens over his head and injuring him slightly. Then Pleasure Bent ran away a mile. I . Randall was substituted for Stevens on Grand River. The win-| ner turned up in Balsam Iake, which went to the front right after the break and was never headed. Trail Blazer was closest to the winner, while Uptown was always prominent. Upon the thirty-eighth running of the i Woodstock Plate the Ontario Jockey Club depended for its feature on the second afternoon of the seven-day spring meeting. It carried an added value of ,000 and was worth ,475 to the winner. Scratches reduced an entry of eight to three starters. Vrana, from the stable of J. K. La, Ross, Digit from the barn of the Seagrams, and Suppliant, the property of Continued on sixteenth page. WOODBINS FINE PROGRAM ""ontinued from first page. E. F. Whitney, being favored in the order named. Digit made all the pace and won by two and a half lengths. Yrana beat Suppliant a head for second money. T. Wilson rode the winner, the fourth saddled for the Seagram Stable by W. H. Braigloe since the opening yesterday. Vrana began in front for the journey of one mile and a sixteenth and had the speed to go into the lead, but P. Walls restrained her in second position a length and a half behind Digit until the far turn was reached. Around the bend Walls called on the. Marathon filly and she drew alongside Digit, but weakened in the stretch, barely outlasting Suppliant, upon which Scobie saved ground at the turn into the lane. The second best field of the afternoon paraded for the twentieth renewal of the Queens Hotel fup Handicap, at a mile and seventy yards, and worth ,085 to the winner. By the deed of gift, the cup is to be held in trust for a year and to become the property of any owner winning it three times or two years in succession. Opperman, winner of the race of last year, tried again today in the colors of the Triple Spring Farm and clinched the trophy for thj Pennsylvania establishment in a thrilling drive by beating Deep Thought by a neck. The Boss color bearer outgamed Flying Fur for second money. Golden Billows made the pace to the stretch turn and then began to tire. Opperman slipped through on the inside and carried J. Howard home first. Deep Thought also saved pround. Flying Fur, running for the first time in the silks of general J. A. Buchanan, finished fastest of all after being outrun early and losing ground around the turn. Mrs. E. Waylands Jimson accounted for the frafton Plate, last of the days races. A neck back of him at the finish was E. K. Brysons Quick Time. Bluemondale was third at the end of the race.

Persistent Link: https://drf.uky.edu/catalog/1920s/drf1924052001/drf1924052001_1_4
Local Identifier: drf1924052001_1_4
Library of Congress Record: https://lccn.loc.gov/unk82075800