Hamilton Opening Today: Outlook Exceptionally Bright for a Successful Meeting of Seven Days, Daily Racing Form, 1935-06-25


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HAMILTON OPENING TODAY » — Outlook Exceptionally Bright for a Successful Meeting of Seven Days. ♦ Entire Plant In Thorough Readiness and Plenty of Horses Are Available — "Daily Double" on First and Third Races. ♦ HAMILTON, Ont., June 24.— With four weeks of racing terminated in Toronto, the last session of seven days coming to a successful conclusion with the Metropolitan Jockey Club meeting at Dufferin Park on Saturday, racing in Ontario will be resumed here tomorrow with the inaugural of the Hamilton Jockey Club meeting that will be of the usual seven days duration and which promises to eclipse in importance the four preceding sessions already held in this sector. Affiliated as a member of the Incorporated Canadian Racing Association, governing body of thoroughbred racing in the Dominion, the Hamilton Jockey Club boasts one of the most complete courses on this side of the border, with a vast number of high class horses to draw from, and expectations are bright for a highly successful meeting. Since the close of the sport here last year, in August, the plant has been kept in perfect condition by track superintendent Pat Maloney. Always one of the most picturesque courses hereabouts, painters have applied paint lavishly to the well groomed enclosure for the meeting at hand, and every detail for the comfort of patrons has been attended to. Rainy weather that extended over this area for almost a week did wonders in bringing out the late spring flowers and the water level in the miniature lake to standard. In addition the racing strip benefited greatly and is faster than ever, according to horsemen that have worked their charges over the course. For the inaugural, racing secretary John P. Turner has framed a banner program. Holding the featue position on the card that embraces the usual seven events is the mile and one-sixteenth of the A. R. Loudon Memorial Handicap, for which a purse of ,000 added is the lure. This attracted nine top ranking performers in eight different interests for this new feature was named after the late sportsman and, judging by the contestants, a thrilling contest~can be expected. Top weight in the feature has been allotted Biography, former member of the j E. R. Bradley stable, which performs for E. F. Seagram, and which will race coupled with the good home-bred mare, Shady Well. Biography picks up 113 pounds as his burden and will be opposed by such seasoned performers as Jewell Brothers Friend Charley, which broke the mile and seventy yards track record at Long Branch in his last public appearance. Mrs. J. Badames shifty Trey, winner of the Dufferin Park Handicap; Hon. D. Raymonds Crofter, winner of the Canadian Breeders Handicap; Uchester, a frequent winner for J. E. Smallman; D. L. Stuarts Unencumbered, which raced successfully in j Maryland and Florida; and C. Smythes disappointing but fast working Direct Hit, and finally, J. Bosleys recently obtained Grainger, a former member of the Howe Stable. For a supplementary attraction, racing ; secretary Turner has designed the Maple j Leaf, a test of six and one-half furlongs in which the outstanding three-year-olds, and I the best of the older home-breds are to furnish the contention. This number has been j placed in a position preceding the major attraction and is built around a supporting program of five other events, all of which have filled admirably and which includes a mile test over the grass course, which is the only one of its kind in Canada. The "Daily Double" will be held on the first and third races and is of value. All special arrangements have been completed by officials for the accommodations of out-of-town patrons. Bus service and special trains will operate from Toronto, while Buffalo and Niagara Falls will have scheduled departures for racegoers. Post time has been set for 2:30 p. m., daylight saving time. 1

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