Ends in Blaze of Glory: Woodbine Park Meeting Comes to Successful Conclusion, Daily Racing Form, 1924-10-02


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ENDS IN BLAZE OF GLORY Woodbine Park Meeting Comes to Successful Conclusion. Dunks Green Takes Hendrie Steeplechase Horologe Wins Ontario Jockey Club Cup Trana Defeated. TORONTO, Ont., Oct. 1. Woodbine Park closed its gates this afternoon for the year 1924. The meeting just concluded was a success. Every meeling at the Woodbine Park is a success, if success is measured by accomplishment of an end. The Ontario Jockey Club twice annually conducts a seven-day meeting of thoroughbred sport and sets up for itself a standard. If that standard is adhered to nothing else matters and success is assured. The standard has been maintained this year. Fields of well matched horses have battled formfully for the richest prizes offered anywhere in the Dominion of Canada and all the old stake fixtures have been renewed at great cost at a time when such a venture seemed dangerous. Fortunately the experiment met with good results and the meeting can be listed as a success financially as well as artistically. Upon the first four days of the meeting, while the weather remained pleasant attendance was on a par with that of last year. Since Saturday the crowds have not been so large because of the cold and rainy weather. The attendance for the getaway program numbered a few more than 10,000 persons. A cloudy morning was responsible. Sunshine in the afternoon made a beautiful occasion for those who did journey to the course although the track was muddy from the prolonged rains. The monetary feature of the closing pro-- gram was the Hendrie Steeplechase Handicap. It was a contest at three miles that took a field of seven over twenty-two obstacles. It was the thirteenth renewal of tho stake. Dunks Green won it and ,560 for the account of Walter J. Salmon. Guin-gamp finished second, two lengths behind and beat Courteous, stablemato of the winner, three parts of a length. Damask finished fourth beaten half a length for the third portion. Oyster Bed and Minata also finished. Glen Reagh lost his rider at the sixteenth fence. DAMASK FINISHES GAMELY. Courteous made the pace in the steeplechase. He was taken off nad rated in a long lead followed most closely by Glen Reagh until the latter unseated his rider in a bad landing at the sixteenth jump. On the final turn of the field Dunks Green moved up on his stablemate, took the lead from him coming to the final fence and held Guingamp safe by two tengthes. The latter was going fastest at the end. Damask did not jump as well as usual and could not get to tho leaders in the final rush although he finished with good speed and courage. Besides the 10,000 added the race carried custody of a challenge cup presented in memory of William Hendrie, Esq., by his son the late Col. William Hendrie and a present for L. Veitch, the winning jockey, as well as one for his father, S. Veitch, the winning trainer. The jockey received one of the famous strong-I-tharm crystal pins and the trainer a pair of cuff links of the same make and design. Claud Hooper, riding in a stake for the first Ime, in the colors of his contract employer, rated Horologe in front throughout the two miles and a quarter of the Ontario Jockey Club Cup and won the twentieth renewal of the fixture for the Joaquina Stable. The son of Amant was fifteen lengths in front at the end. Fredericktown finished second, twenty lengths in front of Joaquina, which beat Poltova by thirty lengths. The race was worth 6,100 to the winner. Horologe was well rated a length and a half in front of Poltova for the first mile. After that she began to tire and Frederick-town moved into second position. He was within five lengths of the leader going through the backstretch the last time but Horologe started to draw away rounding the last turn and never was in danger. DURHAM CUP TO TROCTOX. Vrana, three-year-old Canadian champion, went down to defeat in the sixteenth renewal of the Durham Cup Handicap, one and three-quarters mile feature of the races for Cana-dian-breds. , Procyon, carrying the silks oi P. G. Christopher, beat Vrana five lengths. Both the first and second horses are offsprings of Marathon and both were bred by Commander Ross. June Fly finished third in the Durham Cup. The winners portion amounted to ?5,760 and a challenge cup presented by the Earl of Durham K. G. Procyon also Avon the race for Mr. Christopher in 1D22. Chloris made pace until a little more than half a mile of the race remained to be run. Then Thomas rushed Procyon around her and assumed a lead that never was relinquished. Amor Patriae easily beat Mercury by four lengths in the opening race. Hooper rated the Joaquin Stable gelding outside of Wraith until straightened out and then set him down released him from restraint. He drew away In the final eighth and won under a pull. Wraith took third money. Sea Fairy from the stable of J. W. Dayton took the second almost as easily as the opener fell to Amor Patriae. Senor finished second to the daughter of Sea King. White Wings was third at the end of the tliree-quarters. White Wings showed a flash of speed that took her to the front by a narrow margin in the frist quarter but Sea Fairy went around her on the turn and drew into a safe lead holding Senor safe by a length and a half. Wilson had the leg on the winner. Tan Son carried the silks of W. M. Cain to victory by a length and a half in the third, the Middleham Plate. It was at a mile and a sixteenth. Golden Cup was second and Crack o Dawn third. Crack o Dawn had the most speed, but was closely followed by Tan Son which came around him entering the stretch and wore him down nearing the eighth post. From there on Lang rode Tan Son out to keep a length and a half in front of Golden Cup which came around the front two and finished fast in the center of the track.

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