Royal Visitor in Front: Wins Third Renewal of the Lord Byng Cup Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-15


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i j : | j j | i i i 1 J J I I j I ; I ! ! ! j j | I I I j | ROYAL VISITOR IN FRONT i Wins Third Renewal of the Lord Byng Cap Handicap. ♦ Big Crowd at Opening of Dorval Meeting —Coral Reefs Fifth Straight Success. ♦ - MONTREAL, Que., June 14.— Royal Visitor today won the third renewal of the Lord Byng Cup Handicap, ,000 added feature of the opening of a seven days meeting under the auspices of the Dorval Jockey Club. Through the victory of the son of Hearts of Oak gelding H. Giddings stable coffers were enriched to the extent of ,670 and possession of a challenge cup, donated to the club by His Excellency Lord Byng of Vimy, the governor-general of Canada. In the ab-! sence of the Dominion head the cup was handed to the winner by the Honorable L. A. David, provincial secretary. Lord Byng will visit the course himself on Monday. Kings Court finished second to Royal Visitor at the end of a mile and an eighth. King Wave was third, Flowerful fourth and Seven Oaks fifth. Kings Court went to the front in the getaway, with Flowerful press-i ing his stablemate closest. Rounding the far turn Flowerful tired and Royal Visitor went | around the outside to a length victory. Ro- ; j manelli had the leg on the winner. With 7,000 persons in attendance the Dorval i Jockey Club this afternoon inaugurated its ! spring meeting auspiciously. Ideal conditions of weather and track prevailed for the i opening, although it rained on the track the night before last and threatened throughout j Friday to repeat the performance. I For the fifth time in succession Coral Reef won brackets in the third race of the day. ! | Coming from behind the pace on the turn of a race at five and a half furlongs, the i j J. W. Kearns representative drew away i easily with Scobie at the reins. J. H. Busher j saddled the gelding because his owner is! nursing a broken leg. Sunnylight and Stage Coach were closest to the leader at the end. : This was Scobies second winner of the day. i ■ Stonewall, with J. Judy up, won the sec-i ond race, beating Our Birthday and Attorney j | Muir. The horse went to the front imme- ! diately. but the boy stood straight up in his stirrups and steered him wide all the way. Our Birthday ran out at the first turn, but came again and by slipping through next to j the inside rail at the head of the stretch took the lead, but was not good enough. I The silks of Willis Sharpe Kilmer were , landed in front of some of the best three- ! ! year-olds on the circuit because of the su-I perior speed of Sunmagne. Joy Smoke and Forest Flower finished seernd and third in the race, which was at three-quarters. The . , winner made all the pace and held on gamely j | to outlast the challenge of Joy Smoke. Wal- I lace rode Sunmagne. With H. Howard sitting still behind the 1 early pace. West Pittston followed Cordelier closely until the latter began to weaken. Then the Triple Springs Farm Stables candidate in the sixth race went to the front and won by three lengths. Neapolitan finished second and Magician third. The race was i at a mile an dan eighth. W. Irvine saddled the first winner of the meeting when he sent E. F. Whitneys Barbara Frietchie out to beat a good band of two-year-olds in a race at five-eighths. Sun Hope and Moon Magic finished second and . third in a close decision. Scobie rated the winner off the early pace and got to the front in the final sixteenth.

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