Ottawa Racing Under Way: Second Meeting at Connaught Park Opens Auspiciously, Daily Racing Form, 1924-08-29


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OTTAWA RACING UNDER WAY t Second Meeting at Connaught Park Opens Auspiciously. Best Race On the Program Falls to Nor-man a Prince Theo Scores in Close Finish. OTTAWA, Ont., Aug. 28. Racing at Con-naught Park got under way this afternoon with every indication of a successful meeting. There were nearly 4,000 persons in attendance. This is an increase over the opening day crowd at the first meeting. It Is noticeable in the records of the Connaught Park Jockey Club that the opening days are usually the poorest in respect to attendance. If the meeting runs to form the crowd will increase daily from now until the end next Thursday. The best race on the program today was the fourth, termed the Inaugural Purse. Nor-mana won it. Wheatstick was second. Equity finished third. Tidal Wave and Exalted Ruler brought up the rear of the procession. Equity had tho speed away from the barrier and went out to make the pace at the beginning of the mile. Lee rated Normana in second position until straightened into the backstretch. He then went to the front and assumed a winning lead. Wheatstick moved from fourth to second in the run through the backstretch and around the turn but could not materially cut down the lead of the winner when called upon. He was beaten a length and beat Equity a slightly greater distance. Ideal weather marked the opening day and the track was fast. Prince Theo got to the front in the stretch run of the first race when Samosata tired and held on just long enough to win by a nose from Petition. Wilson rode the winner which carried the silks of the Seagram Stable. Wave Crest beat six other two-year-olds over the five and a half furlongs. Rachel Potter followed Peter Piper closest in the early part of the second and wore him down in the stretch to win by three quarters of a length. McTague rode the winner which carried the silks of R. E. "Vickerman. Avispa finished third. The race was at three-quarters. F. Sharpe in the silks of C. B. Shafer won tho third race, another sprint at three-quarters. He was astride Sister Josella. She won by a length from Nlvlag. Play On was third. St Quentin made the pace with Play On in closest early attendance. Play On took the lead in the stretch but weakened. Joaquin easily defeated a good band of platers in the fifth race. It was at one mile and a sixteenth. Wrack Ray set the early pace but Joaquina went to the front when straightening out and was in no danger through the stretch. Winnipeg got to the front when Wrack Ray swung wide at the turn out of the backstretch and held on for second place a length in front of Planet Flowerful completed a double for Jockey Wilson and the Seagram Stable by winning the sixth race. It was at one mile for Canadian-breds. Ten started. Flowerful followed Maypole and War Tank around the first turn and then moved into second position behind Maypole. He came around the Brookdale filly on the turn and outstayed her in the final drive. Wedding Prince finished third. Royden won the seventh going away at the end of a mile and an eighth. Ambrose rode the winner. Vendor and Sir Galahad II., finished second and third. Current Events and Apology made the pace but both quit in final quarter.

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