Torontos Great Success.: First Day Of Autumn Meeting Marked By Big Attendance At Woodbine Park.; Bouquet Wins the Toronto Autumn Cup in Easy Fashion--The September Steeplechase Falls to Essex II., Daily Racing Form, 1908-09-20


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TORONTOS GREAT SUCCESS FIRST DAY OF AUTUMN MEETING MARKED BY BIG ATTENDANCE AT WOODBINE PARK Bouquet Wins the Toronto Autumn Cup in Easy EasyFashion Fashion The September Steeplechase SteeplechaseFalls Falls to Essex II Toronto Ont September in The fall meeting of the Ontario looker Club opened today before i brill ¬ iant assemblage and under condition which augur well for its success Society turned out In force and among lie vast throng were some of the most prominent people in the Dominion Sir II Montagu Allan and i partv of friends came down from Mon ¬ treal to witness the racing Then wen fully 5000 persons present and a great throng oC layers at ¬ tended to their wants speculatively Secretary speculativelySecretary Fraser made an extra effort in provid ¬ ing an attractive program There were seven races on the card the features of which were the Toronto Autnmii Tup and the September Steeplechase Jo scph E Seagram president of the Ontario Jockey lub ami one of the most iwipnlar turfmen not alone in Camilla but the Inlted States as well furnished the winner of 11m Toronto Cup in his recently ac ¬ quired 111 v Bouquet which beat her opponents In a canter Bouquet was a heavily backed favorite and Incidentally was the only winning choice of the afternoon A majority of the other races wen won bv long shots Taslev capturing the opening dash at odds of 2O to 1 Arondack the second at 10 to 1 and Melange the seventh at M to 1 Lady Martha and Ess x II two of the other winners were quoted at T to I IThe The steeplechase furnished a stirring contest only three of tihe eleven starters finishing the course without a mishap The jumps at Woodbine bad been raised since the spring meeting and it now takes a welltried fencer to cover it safely None of the mishaps were of a swlons nature although several of the riders were put out of commission for a time Thi winner Essex II admirably riddeu by the skillful genlliunan jockey Mr Dioii Kerr beat Gold lleiir out n length sifter a hard and gallant struggle lolin Oavanagh showed great speed and jumped well until in the last half mile when lie tired badly Steve Lane drew away into a long lead and appeared a certain winner when going to the last jump where he lost his rider riderAt At the i nclnsion of the afternoons racing there was a practice game of polo in the infield between tin crack Royal Canadian Dragoons and the Toronto Hunt Club teams teamsMajor Major Foxhall Daingerfield of Lexington Kjr acted as one of the stewards ami Thomas Clyde was also In the steward stand during the running of the sUCplechase

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