Woodbines Greatest Day: Brilliant Program for This Afternoon with Three Valuable Stakes as Attractions, Daily Racing Form, 1924-05-24


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WOODBINES GREATEST DAY Brilliant Program for This Afternoon With Three Valuable Stakes as Attractions. TORONTO, Ont, May 23.— The greatest day in the history of the Ontario Jockey Club. That is the prediction made for Saturday and generally accepted by those who have been regulars at the Woodbine track for thirty years past. The Ontario Jockey Club has made every effort to furnish a program that should make the occasion a brilliant one. While the run-I ning of the Kings Plate is a spectacular affair, still the program on the opening day can in no way compare with that offered on the closing day of the meeting. The big attractions will be the Woodbine Steeplechase, 0,000 added, over the two mile and a half course ; the Toronto Cup, 0,000 added, at a mile and an eighth ; the William Hendrie Memorial Handicap, for Canadian breds, ,000 added, at one mile, and four other races at various distances. The value of the stakes and purses will total 0,700, a truly magnificent sum. The gates will open at 11 :30 and the running of the first race is carded for 2 :30. The Grenadier Band, and, as is customary on the closing day, the 48th Highlanders Pipe Band will furnish the music. Among the starters in the Woodbine Steeplechase will be the great steeplechase mare Xophime, one of the best jumpers in France last year. This mare was shipped up from Belmont Park to start in this race, as was also Sunsini, which will carry the colors of the Lilane Stable in the Toronto Cup. The infield is again in splendid condition and the track proper will be faster than on any day during the meeting. a

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