Epigram Wins Thrilling Queens Plate Renewal: Steady Rain Fails to Keep Crowd of 30,000 from Visiting Course, Daily Racing Form, 1952-05-26


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Epigram Wins Thrilling Queens Plate Renewal Steady Rain Fails to Keep Crowd Of 30,000 From Visiting Course By JACK AYERS Staff Correspondent WOODBINE PARK, Toronto, Ont., May 24. Epigram, carrying the jacket of the Three Vs Stable, raced to a thrilling triumph in the 93rd running of the Queens Plate at Woodbine Park this afternoon. The winner, a three-year-old son of Flares and Hasty Bet, after trailing the leaders in the early stages, came with a bold rush through the final quarter mile and reached the finish marker a full length in advance of his. 20 rivals. Epigram, who performed in the claiming ranks a year ago, was given a masterful ride by jockey Gil Robillard who has expressed confidence in his mount the past few weeks. Second honors i n the gruelling grind went to Genthorn, who did his running in the late stages of the. number. Almost six lengths in back of the runner-up came the Garden City Stables Latin Lad to be third. The Avesta Stables Blue Wrack, who showed good early speed in the affair, was fourth. Epigram picked up a purse of 6,875 and he splashed his way over the course in 1:58. He was held at slightly better than 11 to 1 in the wagering. The favored Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Taylor entry of Dress Circle and Acadian, were never factors. The latter may have had" some excuse, however. He cast himself while in his open stall and could have injured himself in some manner. The start of the contest was delayed a half hour-due to some mechanical trouble with the starting gate. Starter Doug Haig finally dispatched the bulky field from open stalls and happily to say he effected a very good start. Rain began to fall before the sport opened and it continued steadily throughout the matinee, turning the racing strip into a sea of loose slop. However, the dismal weather failed to dampen the enthusiasm of the gathering of some 30,000 that visited the historic course. Along some of the back-stretch run and around the last turn it was almost impossible to distinguish many of the water-sodden colors.

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