Interesting Day of Sport: Good Racing at Ottawa-Mondays Program Lacks Feature, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-03


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I , . | | J INTERESTING DAY OF SPORT ■ • . Good Racing at Ottawa — Mondays Program Lacks Feature. ♦ Wedding Prince and Joaqnina Victorious in Principal Contests — Light Weight Helps Sligo Get Up. 0 OTTAWA, Ont., June 2.— Although claiming races made up the program at Connaught Park upon the semi-final afternoon of the seven-day schedule, the sport was intcrest-. ing and the weather ideal for its enjoyment. Lord Byng, governor general of the Do- minion, paid his first visit of the meeting, coming informally for the occasion. Chief interest was about equally divided between the fifth and fourth races, the first mentioned being for Canadian breds at a mile. Under good riding by F. Baker, Wedding Prince, Mrs. G. H. Abbotts son of Marathon, won by a neck from El Jesmar. Flaming Wire saved third place. War Tank, Rebus and Jacquerie also ran. Baker took the winner to the front in the rear stretch and resumed the lead again in the final sixteenth after surrendering it momentarily to El Jesmar, which came outside of him. Joaquina won going away by a length and a half from the best field assembled during the day. Scobie had the mount on the P. R. Ciceris daughter of Garry Herrmann. He rated her close to the pace in fourth position among six starters, came to the outside for his run through the stretch and rode his mount out, more than holding Jacques safe in the drive. Tidal Wave finished third in the race. Vennie, Jim Kenney and Belle Amie also ran in the order named. Jim Kenney made the pace but tired in the course of the battle with Tidal Wave. Sligo, under 90 pounds, was much the best of a cheap field in the sixth. Racing in second position under restraint behind Don Juan, he went around the leader on the turn and completed the mile and a sixteenth two lengths in front of Hohokus. with Howard holding him well under restraint. General Cadorna finished third. DOUBLE FOR MRS. ABBOTT. Capt. Clover completed a double for the stable of Mrs. G. A. Abbott and jockey F. Baker by beating Loveliness to the finish in the final at a mile and seventy yards. Magician beat three others for third money. Heavy Artillery opened up a long lead but faltered on the far turn. Captain Clover and Loveliness coming around him when he began stopping. Rushing up to Mary Dear in the final strides, Kirkfield won the two-year-olds race by a nose. Mary Dear was two and a half lengths in advance of Elm, the pacemaker, at the end of the five-eighths. Elm tired and was bumped about at the eighth post. Bull-man rode the winner. Top Notch won the steeplechase with ease. Aunt Lin finished second in a field of five. Gay Kap, erroneously sent out in the entries and programed as Gay Kay, ran for the first time in two years and wound up in third position. Cavendish and McDoran were the other two. Top Notch had the race all to himself after Cavendish, which was racing with the winner, unseated Stevenson at the eighth jump. The rider held to the reins when he went off and remounted and completed the course, but lost too much time in the mishap to ever threaten the leaders again in the course of the two miles. Charles J. Craigmile, up with the leaders throughout the three-quarters of the third, beat an ordinary band, triumphing by a nose over Oraleggo. Renzetti, who resumed operations here after a two-year layoff, piloted the winner. Assyrian Queen beat the others in a field of ten. «

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