Rain and Chilly Winds: Mar Inaugural Day of Dorval Parks Second Meeting, Daily Racing Form, 1924-09-06


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RAIN AND CHILLY WINDS Mar Inaugural Day of Dorval Parks Second Meeting. Racing in Keeping With the Disagreeable Conditions Double Success for the Stable of J. Koors. . f MONTREAL. Que., Sept. G. More disr agreeable weather than attended the opening of the Dorval Park meeting this afternoon has not been encountered on the Canadian Racing Association circuit this year, unless it might have been one of those raw days at the first qf the meetings at the Woodbine. It rained hard this morning and through part of the afternoons program and a chilly wind helped to add to the discomfort of the handful of persons who braved the inclemency to see the seven races rim. The contests were ordinary on paper and the condition of the track eliminated the possibility of many stirring finishes. The best of the claiming races was the fifth in whicn Wrack Ray beat Rachel "Potter, Zanzibar and Winnipeg. It was a race at a mile and seventy yards and provided the medium oZ a double for jockey McTague and the silks or J. Koors, the lad having piloted Nivlag in that owners colors to a victory in a previous contest. It was generally believed that the first two races at the meeting, both two-year-old contests, were at the mercy of Commander J. K. L. Ross who put in an appearance at the Canadian course for the first time in several weeks. Gold Crump and Benorion dispelled the first part of the belief by beating Fiducia in the first. The Ross filly was away last in a field of five, moved into a contending position nearing the stretch but could not overtake the leaders. Gold Crump, ridden by Sharpe and carrying the silks of B. Harding held on well. Benorion came from the rear. SHARPES SECOND WINNER. Sharpe rode his second winner of the afternoon in the third race in which he piloted C. B. Shafers Runchief to a length victory over Georgia May. The race was at five and a half furlongs. St. Quentin beat the others in a field of nine. Black Baby went to the front shortly after the start but quit in the stretch and surrendered the lead to the winner. In the second expectations with respect to Ross chances again were overoptimistic. Samosata was the good thing from his barn in the other two-year-old contest. She finished fourth in a field of five. Gallant Greek from the Seagram Stable with Wilson at the helm made the pace throughout the five-eighths and won by two lengths from Transformer which beat Ben Franklin a like distance for the second end of the purse. Nivlag outran his opponents all the way in the fourth and finished seven lengths in advance of Ticacey his closest pursuer through the mile and seventy yards. Three lengths farther back came Shiloh. McTague had the leg on tho winner which ran in the silks of. J. Koors. The sixth was for Canadian breds and resulted in a victory for Mrs. A. Monasts Myrtle Crown. Pelf and Amber Fly weru second and third. They ran a mile and a sixteenth. Pete Walls rode the winner. He took the Prince Ahmed gelding into a long lead rounding the turn and won with her by a length and a quarter. Jacques ran away and hid from his opponents in the final race. He won by eight lengths with R. Moore sitting still. Miss Claire finished second to the W. S. Murray color bearer. Royden was third.

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