Day Of Notable Racing At Woodbine.: Runes Captures the Toronto Cup for the Second Year in Succession., Daily Racing Form, 1917-05-27


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DAY OF NOTABLE RACING AT WOODBINE. Runes Captures the Toronto Cup for the Second Year in Succession. Toronto, Out.. May ML — The Toronto Cup. the rieh st stake offered by the Ontario Jockey Club at its spring meeting, was featured on the closing days program at Woodbine this afternoon. It brought out a good field and furnished a splendid contest, in which Kunes beat Rancher out by three parts of a length. Thirteen started and almost every one of the number found some sort of support. Runes, which ran in the colors of Henry Wat-terson. who races under the name of Mirasol Stable, showed a splendid performance. He was a forward contender from the start and when called on finished fast ami resolutely. Runes won the same stake last year. In todays race he established a new track record, when he ran the mile and an eighth in 1:S1%. The Hopeful Plate would probably have had a different result had bsffd Herbert not been crowded against the inside fence and thrown as lie was squeezing through at the eighth post in the homestretch. At the time of the mishap. Lord Herbert was closinn up with a rush, while the leaders were tiring. The finish found Sweet Alyssiim first by fesv let Ike from Hollingcr. which in turn beat Hasty Mabel three lengths for second place. Win n I-ord HerlMit went down Hollingcr and Sweet Alyc-suni were running nock ami neck, with the last named on the outside. One or the other was re sponsible for the accident and the stewards decided that Sweet Alyssmn was the one at fault and promptly disqualified her. The change in the placing mad.- Bollinger first. Hasty Mabel second and Attorney Muir third. Hollingcr is a brother to llorroii. which carried the Amos Tiirney colors to many victories set the Canadian circuit. Rhomb Wins Street Railway Steeplechase. The SI net Railway Steeplechase went to Rhomb, which won easily from Tropacohmi. The latter showed much speed, but tired badly right at the finish. An old established race is the Street Railway Steeplechase and today saw its thirty third running. Its history from 1905. follows: Year. Winner. A.Wt. Jockey. Yal. Time. IMS Rising son ....7 151 Gee | ooo !-.oo IMC Frank Seiners. .5 137 lluoston ... X75 5:07:-. IM7 Moeksle 4 13s McClain ... MS ."•:•«».-. MM Hound Break ..7 1M Mr. D. Kerr ! s i L.V.I., MM I.yzMiitiue 7 111 Ray 1.110 5:14 1*110 Dr. Pillow 4 145 Ryan 1.220 4:59 -, 1911 Steve LlM 8 145 Simpson ... 1.210 5:22 1912 The Prophet S 145 Kermath .. 1.1*0 5:37 1913 I.ello 7 154.1. Kermath. 1.095 5:09;. 1911 Kingcash 5 139.1. Kermath. 1.200 5:is IMS Weldship C 152 E. Wolke .. 1.1 do 4:5*% IMC Sea King 5 152 F. Williams 1.5X0 5:25 1917 Rhomb 7 149 J. Clark .. 1.705 5:05 Among todays visitors was H. D. Rrown. who ar rived from Cuba a few days auo. Mr. ltrown re ports that the extensive improvements mapped out for Oriental Park are well under way and will be completed during the summer. Pretentious plans have been made for the meeting at the Havana track for next whiter. Several important stakes will be ope 1 ill the fall and every effort will be made to cater to the more important stables. Cuba is now firmly established en the racing map and the meetings have grown steadily since the first season. Last year fifteen bookmakers and as many inntuel machines wen in operation and next year fully twenty layers are expected in line. Mr. Brown will return to Cuba after spending ■ couple of sreeka at Mount Clemens. Outsiile of his racing interest in Cuba. Mr. Brew Is lateteeted in one of the largest copper prospects in the world, the mines being located at the lower end of the island. F. P. Bekte, who raced the steeplechaser Eauis killen here a few years back, has been restored to gooil standing by the stewards of the Canadian Racing Associations. William Oliver Arrives From New York. William Oliver was an arrival from New York this morning. He was accompanied by jockey W. Ottert, whs on to ride Olivers three year-old Judge Wingfield iii the Toronto Cup. Oliver arranged with William Garth to bring his cell back to New York in the same car that will carry the Parr horses. Tiny will leave Toronto fet Belmont Park Monday morning. Edward Trotter shipped to Kentucky this morning the three horses he has been training for R. L. Baker on the Maryland and Canadian circuits. They include J. c. stone. McAdoo and Dr. Carmen. Rail Parr has purchased at private sale from Charles Millar the promising young steeplechaser Mausolns. He will be raced at the Relmont Park meeting. The Jack Atkin two year-old Charlie Leydeeker of the Edward M I.ride stable, has lieon blistered for 1 ked shins and will be on the shelf for .1 couple of weeks. Jockey Ambrose got in from New York and after the running of the Toronto Cap, he made a liurrkd departure. He came here to ride Crimp r. Frank Bryan, who has been acting as one of the hundicappcrs and stewards of the meeting. left for New York tonight. He will return in time for the opening of the MM Ronnets meeting at Montreal. The stewards of the Canadian Racing Associations held a meeting this morning and passed on applications for Ureases from riders ami trainer-. Steeplechase jockey S. Turner and trained .1. W. Ibaley were among those granted licenses.

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