Day of Exciting Sport: Fridays Card at Blue Bonnets Provides Thrilling Finishes, Daily Racing Form, 1924-09-20


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HX OF EXCITING SPORT Fridays Card at Blue Bonnets Provides Thrilling Finishes. "Winners In Majority of Contests by Smallest margins Blanket Finish Marks Third Race. , MONTREAL, Que., Sept. 10. Racing at Blue Bonnets passed through its semi-final stage this afternoon. With the closing of the seven-day meeting tomorrow afternoon the thoroughbred will bid adieu to the Province of Quebec for this year. After two idle racing days the sport will be resumed at Woodbine Park in what will be the final meeting of 1924 on the circuit of the Canadian Racing Associations. The nominal feature of todays racing was the three-quarters handicap for Canadian-breds that fitted into fifth place cn the program. The best field, however, paraded for the fourth contest, an allowance race at a mile. Washington won it. Wheatstick was second. Thorndyke finished third. Anne, Sweep By and Chiquita also ran. Thomas rushed Washington into a long early lead and made pace handily ana won by three lengths with something left The weather again was clear and pleasant. Ihe track was fast and the crowd of satisfying size. The racing itself was the best at the meeting. Mrs. A. R. Lawsons Campanula nosed out Wine Jug in the opener. It was for two-year-olds, at five and a half furlongs. Lydia Drew finished third. The race was a real thriller. Another nose finish resulted in the second, in which Exit triumphed over Sister Josella at the end of three-quarters. Bourassa had the leg on the winner. Dr. Charles Wells was third. In the third the placing judges found another tough nut to crack. Six horses -were wrapped up in the finish, with Trigger on the front end by a nose. Ben Franklin finished second, Buena Vista was third. Ausmar finished fourth, Wavecrest fifth and Transformer sixth. A blanket would have covered them alL Trigger carried the silks of M. Gorman. In the three-quarters handicap for Cana-dian-breds Vrana was easily best and was -well ridden by Pete Walls. Doc Gaiety finished second and Kings Court beat the others in a field of six. Avispa . carried ti.e silks of M. Lawand to a three-lengths victory in the sixth. Tidal Wave finished with a rush for second money and Zanzibar was third Cordelier took the f. i by a neck from Rex Gaiety, which beat The Fenian a length. Renzetti rode the winner.

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