Windsor Prospect Bright: Lively Interest Aroused over Meeting Scheduled to Open Today, Daily Racing Form, 1910-07-16


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WINDSOR PROSPECT BRIGHT LIVELY INTEREST AROUSED OVER MEETING SCHEDULED TO OPEN TODAY. Detroit Turf Enthusiasts Hungry for Racing — Innovations and Improvements Hade for Betterment of the Sport. | Detroit. Mich., July 15.— With Detroit turf enthusiasts race hungry, prospects for the meeting scheduled to open at Windsor tomorrow look exceed lagly bright. The association has gone to some expense in remodeling the plant and has beea liberal in the added money to the overnight races. The policy of the club is to cater to the better class of horsemen and to improve the sport from every angl". With this end in view the management has beautified the grounds, built shoot the most inviting-looking paddock in the country and has provided the clubhouse grounds with picturesque flower beds and handsome lawns. The grandstand and surrounding buildings have been repainted and especial attention has been paid to the watering facilities, SO that the track proper will be in excellent couditon for the meeting. In an effort to improve matters for the public the field books have been eliminated and the ring management has been given over to Mortimer Mahoney. who has lieen in charge of this department at the Woodbine track at Toronto for several seasons past. Mr. Mahoney opened headquarters at the Poiitcharlrain Hotel today. It is expected that the move of the track management will be greatly appreciated by the layers, who have beea debarred at many of the Canadian eourses-from accepting the small play. Tomorrows program is made up of eight races, with the Frontier Handicap aud a steeplechase over the two-nclcs coarse offered as features. Eighty-six horses have been entered for the eight races and the fields are made up of some of the best racers on band. There are plenty of jumpers here this MMasaet and it is the intention of the club to feature itiis Iwanch of the s|K rt. The Fort grie delegation, which arrived on Wednesday, came over in two specials, while I.dtonia sent on five carloads. Several stables also arrived from New York. In all there are about 510 horses on the grounds and there will be no lack of racing material. The program book calls for seven races every day and on some occasions eight will be given. During the seven days that the meeting will occupy seven stakes will be run, the Frontier Handicap being worth ,000 and the others ,000. More interest is being taken in the meeting by Detroit people than for several seasons past and the clubhouse contingent promises to be important. The track is probably at its beat just now and with the weather forecast favoring bright skies 1 record-breaking attendance will probably turn out tomorrow. The Elks convention festivities have kept the local merchants pretty busy during the past week and it is now their turn to take a holiday. R. E. Watkins arrived this afternoon from New York with his stable. Mr. Watkins makes It a point to participate In the racing at Windsor every year. He claims that the trip here improves his horses and it would seem as if his assertion is correct, as they generally go back to New York in winning form. Hugh Penny brought Sal Yolatile from New York is the same car and his callable rider, J. Reid. came to ride during the meeting. Belmont Rowe, son of James Rowe. trainer for .lames R. Keene. is here as the guest of Barry Lit-th field, trainer for Joseph E. Seagram. Francis J. Pons, of Jacksonville, is here for the meeting. .Mr. Poos shipped six horses from Latotrja in charge of Edward Trotter to race at Windsor. Fort Erie and Hamilton, after which they will go back to Kentucky. Lew Marion, M. Gotdbtatt. H . McCarren. T. P. Hayes. Henry McCoulskey. Dee Hammond. W. W. Darden. James Arthur. John Ferriss. H. C. Riddle. E. C. Build, John Walters. A. Brown. G. M. Miller, and Tom Neppor are other Latonia arrivals. Steeplechase jockeys M. Henderson and P. Kelleher came from New York and will remain until the Saratoga meeting opens. Jockey engagements for the Frontier Handicap tomorrow are as follows: Running Account. Canz: Don Antonio, Taplin; Fort Johnson. J. Deavennort : John Reardon. Pease: Tom Hay ward. Palms: Plasjdssore, D. McCarthy; Seismic, Musgrave; Cliff Edge. Goose.

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