Windsors Coming Meeting: Return of Racing at Popular Old Course Scheduled for July 12, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-20


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WINDSORS COMING MEETING Return of Racing at Popular Old Course Scheduled for July 12. • i i Tlsitors "Will Find Many Improvements Pleasing to the Eye — Frontier Handicap and Other High-Class Features. - ♦ 1 DETROIT, Mich., June 19.— It is safe to say that there is no more perfectly appointed racing plant for the thoroughbreds maintained on the fashionable Canadian circuit ] than that of the "Windsor Jockey Club, where , the turf sport will be resumed the week of * July 12 to July 19. In no year during the last twenty and 1 more have Messrs. Hendrie and Parmer, the presiding geniuses of the historic track across the river, failed to provide costly and i comfortable new features for the thousands of racegoers who go to enjoy the equine i contests annually. The improvements provided this summer include the installation of private boxes seating from four to eleven persons, the j entire front of the spacious stand and from which vantage point a clear and unobstruct-, ed view of the races may be had from start to finish ever any of the routes run. Then over in the clubhouse inclosure there has been made a notable addition to the kitchen arrangements whereby the capable chef and his assistants may the better pro-vide the hot food for those members desiring to eat their luncheons at the track before the start of the races. This innovation will be relished by Detroiters seeking to avoid the rush on the gates at the starting hour. Since early last April work on these improvements and many others have been in progress. Hundreds of additional plants and shrubs will provide an attractive bloom to the landscape that cannot fail of being appreciated by the big concourse of votaries of the turf on the opening day, Saturday, July 12. Another notable improvement in the way of stone and concrete is the remodeling of the main entrance gates. These gates and intervening walls will furnish an impressive first glance at the Jockey Club plant and its surroundings. So far as the racing promises at the approaching meeting it will attain the importance and class for which the Windsor Jockey Club is noted. Three superb Iix- , tures will be decided in the course of the seven days, embracing the 0,000 Frontier Handicap, the big open event on the first day; the Canadian Handicap, for Dominion-foaled, and the Provincial Handicap, for two-year-olds, each having an added money value of ,000. The daily supporting card calls for an average purse distribution of ,200 and an overnight handicap worth ,000 to the winner. There are sixty-two nominations to the Frontier, the class of which is undisputed. They include such turf stars from various parts nf the land as Black Gold. Zev, Mad Hatter, Mad Play, Chacolet, Spot Cash, Wilkes-Barre, New Hampshire, Bracadale, Chilhowee. Damask, Brilliant Jester, Redstone and Deep Thought. There are many good two-year-olds at the races this year and they will be well represented in the Provincial Handicap. This fixture has invariably drawn from among the best of the youngsters in past years from the day Exterminator finished second to Jack Hare Jr., and there is every reason to believe the class will be equal to the best when the stake is again decided next month. That there will be more stake performers at Windsor this year than in any previous July meeting is made patent by the numerous early requests for stable room by prominent owners and trainers. The fact that the meeting at Kenilworth Park followers Windsor also possesses a magnet for the shipment of eastern and Kentucky turf celebrities in this direction next month. These stars of the track will also have a fling at two rich Kenilworth stakes following the meeting at the Windsor Jockey Club.

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