Troutlet Wins Historical Kings Plate: Carries R. H. News Colors to Victory in Canadas Most Famous Race; Defeats Mr. Gaiety in Thrilling Finish, Smallest of Margins Separating Pair at End---Notable Woodbine Inaugural, Daily Racing Form, 1927-05-23


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TROUTLET WINS HISTORICAL KINGS PLATE Carries R H News Colors to Victory in Canadas Most Famous Race Defeats Mr Gaiety in Thrilling Finish Smallest of Margins Separating Pair at End Notable Woodbine Inaugural TORONTO Ont May 21 The Kings Plate the greatest turf event run in Canada was the attraction that brought out a gathering of over 30000 to the Woodbine track this afternoon Troutlet a son of Sobieski Troutling racing in the silks of Ryland H New was the winner In a sinew straining drive that brought the vast throng in the grandstand to its feet Troutlet got up in the very last stride to beat the favorite Mr Gaitey by a nose noseIt It was a brilliant gathering that turned out this afternoon Statesmen from Ottawa mingled with princes of industry professional men rubbed elbows with tillers of the soil and the lawns of the clubhouse enclosure were packed with the elite of Canada A picturesque touch was added to the occasion when their excellencies Lord and Lady Willmgdon drove down the track in their state equip page just before the running of the first race It was a tremendous crowd the largest by far that ever witnessed a race run at the Woodbine WoodbineInterest Interest in the afternoons sport was of course centered in the running of the Kings Plate There were sixteen starters and the Glassco entry Mr Gaiety and Capitol had the call over the others with the players The starters attracted much attention in the pad ¬ dock parade and when they came out on the track their riders were resplendent in new colors They were a wellbehaved lot at the post and starter Cassidy sent them away promptly to a good break Erickson rushed Gems To Let to the front and set a fast pace He led his field until after passing the halfmile pole with Eliza Jane and Mr Gaiety closest in attendance Rounding the far turn Mr Gaiety took command and en ¬ tering the stretch he was half a length in front of Gems To Let Horn who had been rating Troutlet off the pace then made his move and when called on Troutlet responded with splendid courage gaining on the leaders at every stride In the last fifty yards Trout let hooked up with Mr Gaiety and the pair battled it out both displaying good courage Horn put up a determined effort and in the very last stride Troutlet managed to poke his nose in front It was one of those finishes that left the winner in doubt until the official placing was displayed Gems To Let was a tiring third beaten off three lengths for sec ¬ ond place and then followed Taurus four lengths further back and a head in front of Perlapides PerlapidesTRIAL TRIAL PLATE WINNEU WINNEUThe The Trial Plate Handicap which ushered in the afternoons sport and which had its deci ¬ sion over the threequarters route resulted in a surprise when Patricia J racing coupled with Harry Baker as the P P Joyce entry accounted for the large end of the purse and took the measure of one of the best bands of sprinters to face the barrier on any track in Canada in some time Patricia J was last of her field to get into motion from a perfect start and Maciver who had the mount did not make any excessive use of her to get into contention Bidding his time he moved up gradually rounding the far turn and closing with good courage through the stretch wore down Worthmore and Rolls Royce to win by a length going away Rolls Royce held on well to stave off a belated rush from Devonshire to save second place Nichavo and Sunsard two that received a heavy play failed to share in the purse dis ¬ tribution tributionWalter Walter J Salmons Gun Boat unsexed son of the wonder horse Man o War accounted for the fortyfourth running of the Wood ¬ bine Steeplechase Handicap which was val ¬ ued at 7500 added and the winner added just 7040 to the Salmon coffers by finish ¬ ing just a length to the good of the Kershaw Stables Autumn Bells Pete The Scribe was an additional length back of the pair and overtaking them at every stride Maureen Bawn coupled with Oyster Bed finished fourth well back of the placed trio with the two other starters well beaten off offGREAT GREAT JUMPING RACE RACEGun Gun Boat had the services of W Hunt who allowed his mount to remain off the fast pace cut out by Autumn Bells for the first mile and a half and when set down Gun Boat moved to his rival with a bold challenge and drew up with the leader The last half mile of the contest found the large throng on hand cheering wildly wildlyThe The Goodwood Plate for maiden twoyear olds Canadian foaled over the halfmile course brought fifteen to the post and the honor of sending the first Canadianfoaled winner to the post fell to J C Fletcher local racing enthusiast when he sent two wellproportioned fillies to the barrier Dush ka a Russiannamed daughter of Anmer accounted for the purse by racing along with the leaders from the start and dis ¬ posing on Bonnington the early leader took command in the final eighth and at the end had a length margin over Young Kitty one of the pair that raced for Messrs Seagram Bonnington held on gamely to save third money moneyBlind Blind Cast made every stride of the five eighths journey a winning one when he led a good field of juveniles over this distance to be returned winner of the fifth offering that for the second time during the afternoon had youngsters to compete Blind Cast was overlooked in the wagering and for those that fancied his chances they received hand ¬ some dividends dividendsPat Pat Calhoun kept within striking distance of the pacemakers disposed of leb entering the home stretch withstood a d ivc in game fashion and just lasted lens cnougli to stall off Arno The latter reserved off the pace slipped through on the inside of the leaders in the stretch run and closed with good

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