Blue Bonnets Inaugural: Quebec Racing Season of 1935 Begins Today at Montreal Course, Daily Racing Form, 1935-05-24


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BLUE BONNETS INAUGURAL Quebec Racing Season of 1935 Begins Today at Montreal Course. Kindergarten Stakes for Juveniles Feature of Excellent Opening Program Outlook Bright for Successful Meeting. MONTREAL, Que., May 23. The thoroughbreds return to the Province of Quebec for the 1935 season with the inaugural of the fourteen-day meeting at the beautiful Blue Bonnets course of the Montreal Jockey Club. The office of the racing secretary hummed with activity, with the horsemen registering their charges and entering for the first day program. Manager Leo Dan-durand is sanguine that the opening days sport will bring out the largest gathering that has assembled at any of the tracks in the Province for some time. Patrons of the course will see a brighter Blue Bonnets for the grandstand and clubhoase have been given a fresh coat of paint with the spacious paddock showing the care that has been given them during the early spring will present a pleasant picture. Extensive and elaborate plans for the welcoming back of the thoroughbreds and seeing the meeting off to a successful start, have been made, and the holiday opening will be a gala affair. Racing- secretary W. J. Morrison, who is acting in the absence of Julius G. Reeder, who was unable to leave Texas to be on hand for the opening, has arranged a good card for the inaugural. Headed by the Kindergarten Stakes, a two-year-old fixture, which has been run at the Blue Bonnets course since 1907, with exception of the years 1918 and 1919, and on its winners list carries the names of many good horses, which went on to make names for themselves in the older divisions, nine of the best juveniles quartered at the course have been listed for this old feature, and will run in eight different interests. The six supporting events are made up of four sprint events, two over the distance of five and one-half furlongs, one at three-quarters, and one at seven furlongs. Two distance affairs over the mile distance round out a well-balanced card, and although rather light in contestants, bring together well-matched horses and thrilling finishes should develop. The official family consists, of presiding steward on the Province of Quebec Racing Association, Julius G. Reeder; stewards, E. C. St Pcre, M. P.; A. Laberge, E. R. Decary, Hon. D. Raymond and F. Bain. Placing judges, W- J. Morrison, E. W. Ferguson and L. A. Larivee; paddock and patrol judge, M. Grant; timers, H. Lavigne and J. D. Clement, M. D.; clerk of the scales, L. R. Doyle; track physician, Dr. E. Lachapelle, and veterinary. Dr. J. H. Vil-leneuve. M. Connors has charge of the jockey quarters and reports a large number of capable riders are on hand for the opening, including Glen Horn, J. Woods, H. Gibson, R. Feeney, A. Prain, W. Halliburton, S. Trench-ard, S. Beecrof t,. R. Moore and many others. Post time for the first event will be 2:45 p. m., eastern Dominion time. The "Daily Double" will be on the third and fourth events, and the Quinella on the final event each day.

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