Close Windsor Finishes: Rancher Defeats Jane Straith in the Ontario Purse by a Nose, Daily Racing Form, 1916-08-18


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CLOSE WINDSOR FINISHES RANCHER DEFEATS JANE STRAITH IN THE ONTARIO PURSE BY A NOSE. McAdoo Proves Victor in tho Tccumsch Handicap Gold Bond Claimed After Winning the Second Race Big Attendance Continues. Detroit, Midi., August 17. Tim Windsor Jot-key Club offered its patrons a splendid program this afternoon. Tin; Tecumseh Handicap at one mile and a sixteenth, and tlit- Ontario Purse at one mile, were the feature races. High-class fields went to the post in both rnees and stirring contests resulted. McAdoo accounted for the Tecumseh Handicap, and came from behind to get up in the last fifty yards. In the Ontario Purse, the odds-on favorite, Rancher, rewarded his backers by beating Jane Straith in the final stride. The finish was particularly exciting, as Rancher had to close a big gap and displayed rare gameness. Track conditions showed a bin improvement the footing being firm but springy. Another large crowd was in attendance and much enthusiasm was manifested. Judge Allie Young, member of the Kentucky State Racing Commission, was among the visitors. Ho will remain for a few days. Walter II. Pearce, lacing secretary of the Kentucky tracks was also present. He arrived this morning and will remain over until Saturday night, when he will leave for Saratoga. Nine claims were filed for tins two-year-old Gold Bond after he won the second race and W. Smith secured him in the drawing. The other claimants were II. !. ISedwell. D. A. OMeara, Owen Pons, 10. T. Zollieoffer, Sam Louis, G. AY. Alexandra. W. Femviek, and Frank Farrar. Jockey F. Robinson has turned down another offer from Andrew Piatt to sign with the Macomber stable. The lad has decided to remain Avith Edward Trotter. F. T. Shorten disposed of the sprinter Kootenny this morning to Mrs. G. II. Abbott. This horse was beaten a head in his last three starts. Francis J. Pons has decided not to dispose of his yearlings just yet and the sale which was to have been held at Saratoga, has been declared off. Mr. Pons, who is at his farm in Tennessee at present, will return to Windsor in a few days. Hart Dernham, who will act as racing secretariat .the Timoninm Fair in Maryland next fall, distributed tll cqndition books for that meeting among the horsemen- this morning. W. Warner arrived from Toronto this morning with the three platers Miss Barnard, Tom Caro and Foxy Griff. Claims were put in for Yenghee after he won yesterday by G. W. Alexandra, W. Fenwick. W. Perkins and 15. J. Brannon, and, in the drawing, the latter secured the horse. Henry Mt-Daniel has resigned as trainer for the Thorncliffe Stable and will leave for Saratoga tomorrow to take charge of the Willis Sharpe Kilmer horses. Negotiations between Mr. Kilmer and McDaniel have been pending for several days and were concluded last night by wire. McDaniel will take his own foreman along with him. Henry Mi-Daniels younger brother William, will succeed him as trainer for the Messrs. Davies. The latter were loath to part with Mr. McDaniel and expressed much regret over his resignation. There will he a meeting of the Canadian Racing Associations on Saturday in the clubhouse at the Windsor course. J. S. Barbee, a well-known Kentucky breeder, was an arrival this morning and will remain over for a few days.

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