Small Crowd at Dorval: Ordinary Program Reflected in Reduced Attendance-Delusive First in Lachine Purse, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-18


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SMALL CROWD AT DORVAL Ordinary Program Reflected in Reduced Attendance — Delusive First in Lachine Purse. MONTREAL, Que.. June 17.— Clcudy skies for the latter half of the afternoon and a decided falling off in attendance marked the third day of the Dorval Jockey Club meeting. The mediocrity of the card probably had as much to do with the lack of congestion at the turnstiles as anything else. The sport proved interesting, however, close finishes abounding. The most pretentious field paraded for the fourth contest, the Iachine Purse, in which Delusive, a winner last out over some of the best sprinters that campaigned at Blue Bonnets, went a mile and seventy yards to score. Rebuke and Fairway took down second and third portions of the purse. Ed Pendleton and Sunmagne completed the field. G. Breuning donned the silks of the Riverdale Stable to ride the winner. It was a good contest and Breuning rede a well-judged race. Sunmagne made the pace nearly to the half. There Ed Pendleton came with a rush from fourth position and went into a long lead. At the same time Sunmagne began to falter. Rebuke was taken back and Delusive moved after the new pacemaker. Ed Pendleton weakened badly after straightening out and Breuning took the lead without trouble, but had to ride out his mount to stall off Rebuke, which came with a new burst of speed when hard urged at the top of the stretch. Racket, triumphant last out in cheaper company than she met today, won going away from New Beauty and Jacques at the end of three-quarters with Chalmers at the reins. The winner ran in the silks of J. C. Bennett. New Beauty made the early pace, only to be passed by Radiancy, which quit badly in the final sixteenth. Subtle came from behind Lena Wood in a hard drive to win the opener, Sharpe riding the winner. Spanish Name beat five other two-year-olds over the five-eighths course. The winner ran in the interest of C. B. Shafer. Leatherwood, saddled by J. P. Smith and ridden by J. Wallace, won the second, beat-ting Lucky Antoine and Louanna and six other fair platers at three-quarters. Lucky Antoine acted badly at the post, helping to delay the start eight minutes and succeeded i in getting away slowly. He came with a rush through the stretch and was wearing the winner down. Capt Clover carried F. Baker, in the silks of Mrs. G. H. Abbott, to a length victory over Rechabite in the fifth race. Attorney Muir beat the others. Capt. Clever began his move at the half at a time when Heavy Artillery had a lead of eight lengths. He came around Heavy Artillery and disposed of him easily, but had to be ridden out to keep in front of Rechabite, which came from a position in the center of the bunch. Sligo, which was claimed recently by the Triple Springs Farm Stable, won for the Pennsylvania establishment in the sixth race. Odd Seth and Don Juan finished second and I third in a field cf nine. Wallace rated Sligo close up, saved ground on the final turn and, I sticking to the rail, got through and won j going away. It was the second winner of the afternoon for Wallace. West Pittston, ridden by Terry Wilson, won the seventh and broke the track record for a mile and a quarter, knocking a full secend off the old mark of David Craig. ! Good Night finished second and Ballotcar was third. West Pittston made it a double for the Triple Springs Farm Stable.

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