Racing at Connaught Park: Second Meeting at Ottawa Opens This Afternoon with Program That Promises Good Sport, Daily Racing Form, 1924-08-28


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RACING AT CONNAUGHT PARK Second Meeting at Ottawa Opens This Afternoon With Program That Promises Good Sport. OTTAWA, Ont, August 27. Following a lay-off of one day on the Canadian Racing Associations circuit, Connaught Park will reopen activities tomorrow afternoon with the first of seven days programs to be presented to the populace cf the Canadian capital. Although the card is not bristling with quality, the fieids are well filled with evenly matched horses and good racing should result. The Inaugural Purse occupies fourth position on the program and features it. Five were named overnight as probable starters for the ,000 purse. It is a race at a mile. Wheatstick is asked to carry top weight under the conditions of the race and will be opposed by Exalted Ruler, Equity, Tidal Wave and Normana. There are enough horses on hand to insure well-filled fields for the meeting. A large part of the racers here came from Fort Erie. A special train from Windsor this morning brought four cars of horses, in addition to three Pullmans and a coach full of followers of the sport. From Saratoga and other tracks about New York came a few head to mingle with those that have been racing on the circuit. J. Boden is cn his way from Saratoga with the horses of the Triple Springs Farm Stable. H. p. Whitneys colors will be carried over the Connaught Park track for the first time by Wave Crest, a starter in the opening dash. T. J. Donoghue has the two-year-old in charge. Schooling will be conducted by Eddy Thomas daily from. 8:30 to 9:30 a. m. II. G. Bedwell changed his plans at the last minute and did not send representation for the Kenton Stable. Waiter Burke arrived from Baltimore to run the ticket room.

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