Popularity of Woodbine: Despite Cold and off-Day Program, Big Crowd is Present, Daily Racing Form, 1924-05-24


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POPULARITY OF WOODBINE « Despite Cold and Off-Day Program, Big Crowd Is Present. ♦ Canadian-Bred Race to Bean of the West — Mainmast Wins His Fourth Straight Victory Impressively. • TORONTO, Ont., May 23.— Despite the fact that it was cold at Woodbine this afternoon and the card was the only ordinary-one of the meeting, a large off-day crowd turned out to see the racing. The Gateside Plate, a claiming race at one mile for Canadian breds, had as much interest as any of the otber contests to the majority of those assembled. Seven raced for the ,200 added, and it resulted in a good contest. Beau of the West slipping through next on the rail in the stretch run to win by half a length from Maypole. Pelf finished third. T. Wril-son, in the silks of the Seagram Stable, rode the winner. Honey Dear was off in front and showed the way around the first turn. In the run through the rear stretch Maypole moved alongside the Giddings filly and passed her at the half, opening up a good lead around the turn. Honey Dear fell back badly at the same time, leaving Rebus and Beau of the West to dispute the issue with the leader. Rebus took the overland route to the stretch. While Wilson steered a course along the inner rail. In the stretch the Calgary gelding picked up the leaders and won going away. Mainmast won his fourth straight victory in the opening race just as he accomplished the three previous triumphs, forcing a fast early pace and then coming from behind the pacemaker of it to win going away. At the end of the three-quarters today he was a good length in advance of Skyscraper, •which had most speed away from the barrier. Nearing the stretch, Scobie wielded his whip and Mainmast responded. He did ,not catch Skyscraper until nearly to the sixteenth post, but gave no concern to those Who know his method of finishing. Suppliant, coupled with Mainmast as the E. P. Whitney entry, finished third. RUTLAND PLATE TO JOT SMOKE. Johnny Williams accepted the first mount since the granting of his Canadian license astride Joy Smoke in the Rutland Plate, and won by a length on the J. E. Madden colt-The Delaware II. finished second and Trap Ket third. Williams hustled the King James three-year-old off in front of a band of maidens of his own age and kept him there through the three-quarters. The Delaware II. finished fast- Trap Net barely outlasted Whcatstick. B. Hardings Pennon wore down Snowden in the stretch and began to draw clear in the final sixteenth of the sixth, winning by half a length. Marble came from far back in the course of a three-quarters to finish third. Scobie rode the winner. St Quentin ran out and was pulled up. Sea Monarch, once a jumper, began quicker than usual in the seventh, followed his four competitors closely for a little more than half a mile, came around them on the turn and won going away at the end of a mile and a sixteenth. Chalmers rode the G. W. Foreman gelding. Normana and So It Goes divided the remainder of the purse. W. Keating stole a long lead with A. C. Bostwieks Tassel in the Thickthorn Steeplechase, but saved enough to win easily from the Greentree Stables Canaque. Skyscraper II. finished third, after two miles over fifteen fences. Skyscraper II. jumped beautifully but tired when he and Canaque made their move after the winner beginning the final turn of the field. Six made the contest and all finished. STABLES FOR BLUE BONNETS. L. Angevine arrived from Montreal to check up on the stables that are to race at Blue Bonnets. He reported that the following have taken up quarters at the Montreal track: C. Hall, E. J. Salte, E. P. Summer-field, C. Mackey, J. Albright, N. K. Moody, M. Shrewbridgo, C. Hughes, J. Kearns, B. B. Rice, E. Saunderson and Piatt and Jones. W. S. Kilmers Canadian division and that of the Nevada Stock Farm for Montreal were supposed to leave Pimlico Friday night. The following applied today for Blue Bonnet Stables : W. Walker, Bean and Dattner, T. E. Crist, J. W. Dayton, P. E. Fitzgerald, P. Farrar, E. Glasco, Mrs. J. D. Missick, Olyn Johnson, J. T. Kines, Iastime Stable, W. G. Wilson. M. N. Macfarlan and J. Turner, Thorn-cliffe officials, arrived in Toronto. Mr. Macfarlan came from New Orleans, where he recuperated from a recent illness. T. D. Donohue will ship to Ottawa. Frank Bryan arrived with the Lilane Stables Sunsini. Jockey D. Connolly came along to ride the Sun Briar colt in the Toronto Cup. G. R. Palmer, one of Marshall Cassidys assistants, came from Tanforan to do the starting on the first three days of the Thorn-cliffe meeting. Cassidy will follow at the conclusion of the Tanforan meeting. J. Wallace came from Kentucky and had his first mount in the opening race. Ft. Erie and Dorval stakes close Saturday. Those for the Hamilton meeting will close Monday. Joe McLennan is accepting entries. The Kenton Stable, represented in the sixth race by Thorny WTay, claimed Pennon from B. Harding for ,000. Harvey Boyle will race at Thorncliffe. A . .

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