Kelpie Makes a Record: Valley Farm Stables Canadian Wins Ontario Jockey Club Cup, Daily Racing Form, 1907-09-22


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KELPIE MAKES A RECORD VALLEY FARM STABLES CANADIAN WINS ONTARIO JOCKEY CLUB CUP. Three Stakes Close the Toronto Fall Meeting Death of T. C. Patterson, the Founder of Modern Canadian Racing. Toronto, September 21. The card offered by the Ontario Jockey Club this afternoon was one of the best ever run over the Woodbine course. There were seven races on the program, which had as features the Grey Stakes for two-vear-olds. with an added value of 1.000; the Ontario Jockey Club Cup at two miles and a quarter, to which was added 2,000 and the Woodbine Autumn Steeplechase Handicap, which was worth 1,040 to the winner. The club added 0.500 to the seven races and tills is a record for a Canadian track. Toronto race-goers turned out In droves and the largest crowd of the meeting was present. The racing conditions could not well have been improved on. the weather being ideal, while the track was at Its best. In the Ontario Jockey Club Cim a new track record for two miles and a quarter was hung up when Kelpie ran the distance in 3:;92. Kelpie ran coupled with Glimmer as the Valley Farm Stable entry and the pair finished one-two, Kelpie coming from last position in the stretch and beating her stable companion out three parts of a length. The tabled history of the Ontario Jockey Club Cup is as follows: Year. Winner. A. Wt Jockey. Val. Time. 1902Orontas 5 110 Blake 805 3:35 1003Wire In 4 112 D. Hall ... 1,170 3:34 1904tPersistence II.4 05 Olandt 1.170 3:42 1005tWar Whoop.. 4 9G M. Preston. 1,210 3:341 1906tAlma Dufour.5 107 Nicol. ...... 1,030 4:01 1907t Kelpie .3 100 Mulcahy . .. 1.CG5 3:59J At 2 miles. fAt 2 1-1G miles. JAt 2 1-4 miles. The Grey Stakes resulted in a complete upset, the winner turning up in Dredger. The latter was a prominent contender at all stages and after the enrly pacemaker, Banyah, tired. Dredger took command and won after a sharp drive. In the Woodbine Autumn Steeplechase only four of the twelve starters finished the course. The winner turned up in John Dillon, which was ridden by the Italian ex-gentleman jockey Masnada. Kelpie and Stanley Fay were the most consistent horses at the meeting. The former started four times, was first three times and third once. Stanley Fay was returned winner In all of his three starts here. The Valley Farm Stable led-the owners here in the amount of money won. William Walker was second, with 4,200, and J. J. Walsh third, with ,000. John J. Ryan, general manager of the Montreal Jockey. Club, was among the visitors at Woodbine this afternoon. His mission here was in the Interests of the stakes offered by the Maryland Jockey Club for its fall meeting at Pimlico. T. C. Patterson, founder of the Ontario Jockey Club, and the man responsible for modern racing in Canada, died last night of pneumonia after a short Illness. Mr. Patterson was highly respected and was considered the best informed man in Canada on the thoroughbred. He was a gentleman of the old school. Years ago when he formed the Ontario Jockey Club, there were associated with him Dr. Andrew Smith and Captain Elwes. He Induced Sir Casimir Gzowski to accept the presidency of the club, and at their first race meeting there were, but two ladies present, the late Mrs. William Hen-drie. mother of George M. Hendrle, and a friend of the latter. Mr. Patterson was a regular patron of Saratoga since the days of John Morrissey, and he was well known among the better class of eastern turfmen He was at one time editor of tha Toronto Mail, and was a regular contributor to the press on turf topics.

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