Improvement in Program: Results in Larger Attendance at Dorval Park Wednesday, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-19


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IMPROVEMENT IN PROGRAM • Results in Larger Attendance at Dorval Park Wednesday. ♦ E. F. Whitneys Gymkhana and Barbara Frletchle First and Second in Dorval Juvenile Stakes. I MONTREAL, Que.. June 18.— With the offering of an attractive card at Dorval Park upon the fourth afternoon of the meeting, patronage again was in evidence, strengthening the suspicion that the attendance fell off on the afternoon before because of the ordinary program. As a feature today the Dorval Jockey Club offered the fifth renewal of the Dorval Juvenile Stakes, one of the three fixtures to be decided in the course of the seven-day meeting. E. F. Whitneys silks finished first and second in this race. Gymkhana was first and Barbara Frietchie second. Both were ridden out and completed the five-eighths a head apart. Five lengths farther back R. T. Wilsons Clear View beat A. C. Bostwicks Scorcher a nose for third money. Sure to Win was the other starter. Heeltaps also won the stake for Mr. Whitney in its second renewal in 1920. Gymkhana, in winning today, broke the track record made in the race by Donaghee, which ran the five-eighths in 1 :00. Gymkhanas time was two-fifths faster today. It "was a great race between the members of the entry. Sure to Win had gone out to make the pace, closely attended by Gymkhana and Clear "View. Nearing the top of the stretch Walls took Gymkhana to the front and she opened up a length on Sure to Win by the time Scobie began a charge with her stable-mate. A sixteenth out it seemed that Barbara Frietchie would win, but when collared Gymkhana gave her best and was holding her running mate safe at the end. Scorcher, running for the first time since A. C. Bost-wiek paid 510,000 for him to J. E. Madden, had no excuse except lack of speed. He was going well at the end. BIGHEABT BEATS CORAL BEEF. In the Windsor Castle Purse, a strong counter attraction to the stake offering. Big-heart won by a length from Coral Reef, which had been victorious in five previous starts, but moved far above the company in which she had been winning to meet defeat. Heeltaps finished third in a field of eight Wrallace rode the winner. Bigheart was in front all the way but had to give his best to shake off a stretch challenge from Coral Reef. Heeltaps was beaten another length after losing a lot of ground on the turn. Maiden jockeys were given an opportunity of competing among themselves in the opening race. A. Blackwell won all the way astride Equity, from the stable of J. Koors. Seven Oaks was in second position throughout and Rebus caught Brush All in the final sixteenth for third money. Prolonged run of ill luck for R McKeever was broken in the second race when Watch-charm carried his colors to victory. The son of Spur won by three parts of a length from Arragosa, with Star Court In third position at the end of the three-quarters. Renzetti got off among the leaders, with Watchcharm, kept him close to the pace of Star Court throughout, came around the leader in the stretch and kept him going, although Arragosa closed faster. Briar Sweet beat a cheap band of platers over the three-quarters route in the third. H. Howard rode the Kenton Stable representative. She was close up throughout but went a bit wide in the stretch and bore out badly but had a margin of three lengths over Mill Gate at the end. Conscript finished third. The Missouri Stables Dancer came wide into the stretch but drew into a safe lead after straightening out and beat Brass Tacks a length and a half at the end of a mile and seventy yards in the sixth. Trooper beat the others after having made the pace nearly to the stretch, at which point he surrendered the lead to Brass Tacks. Aron rode the winner. Five of the cheapest kind of platers ran a mile and three-sixteenths in the seventh race. Neapolitan took the lead turning into the back stretch, held on well under punishment at the end and won by a neck from Fin-castle. Attorney Muir finished third. L. Lang donned the silks of P. Patti to ride the winner.

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