Thriving at Thorncliffe: Big Attendance Continues Feature of the Meeting. Sweepstakes a Victor in the Main Race, Daily Racing Form, 1924-05-29


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I i i : 1 1 j i ] : ] ; I i : i , | THRIVING AT THORNCLIFFE ] Big Attendance Continues Feature . of the Meeting. Sweepstakes a Victor in the Main Race. TORONTO, Ont., May 28.— When the bar- j rier was sprung in the first Thcrncliffe race the Kenton Stables Dellahm refused to go and was as good as left. He was whipped away from the post and closed a great gap to finish in fourth place. The race was won by Balsam Lake in a hard drive with Beth Hodder, while Ocean Crest finished third. Kinsman, racing for H. Herron, came fast from the stretch turn and wjn the second race by a length and a half from Doughnut, j The latter in turn beat the odds-cn favorite J Picnic by a neck for second place. The win- | ner was grouped in the field with Harp of . Prophecy. Bengalese and Long Green both refused to start and were left at the post. j Wednesdays racing program at Thorneliffe Park was fashioned along lines that would J afford opportunity for the poorer grade horses to earn purses and little was expected in the way of good racing, but an immense attendance was on hand. 1 Overhead conditions were all that could t have been desired and the course was the fastest it has been since the commencement 1 of the meeting. Good time was made in all 1 the contests, considering the class of horses : that showed their speed. The fourth race, a dash at three-quarters, was the outstanding offering and it brought : out a field of five horses above the average i and resulted in a victory for Mrs. A. E. Al- i exandras Sweepstakes, a winner in his previous race at this track. Turbulent finished second and third fell to the Kenton Stables Pennon. FEHRAH FINALLY WINS. From a good start jockey Wallace, who was astride McKenna, sent the son of Mac-donald II. into a good early lead. Sweepstakes raced closest to the leader, with Pennon in third place. Rounding the stretch turn , Punchon shook up Sweepstakes and, catching the leader, sent his mount to the front and beat the fast-coming Turbulent by three- , quarters of a length. Turbulent closed up much ground and disposed of the tiring Pennon in the final eighth. After many unsuccessful attempts, James Arthurs Flittergcld filly Fehrah finally won a race when she captured the third, a dash at live and a half furlongs. She showed improvement over her last race at Woodbine Park and beat Snowden by a length in a driving finish. Kirk Dress closed a big gap to take third money from Okeechobee. Kid- I nap tired badly after early pacemaking. A disqualification came with the running i of the fifth race when Yoshimi was set back for fouling The Gaff. Midway of the far turn jockey Bcnham, who was astride Yosh- j imi, moved up fast on the outside with his j mount and in taking the lead Yoshimi | swerved over sharply on The Gaff, causing j the latters rider to pull up. After questioning both Bonham and Wallace the stewards promptly disqualified Yoshimi. The official placing was Servitor, Devonite and Gath. Cote dOr won for the second time in sue- I cession, taking the sixth race at one mile | and a sixteenth. Chalmers had the son of Heno in front throughout and at the end he beat So It Goes by two lengths. Fernova finished third a neck further back, and a head in front of the fast-coming June Fly. The latter finished swiftly and was gaining on the leaders with every stride. Rekab proved easily best of the field that started in the last of the days races, winning by two lengths from Buddugie, with Handful in third place.

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