Frontier Handicap Today: Canadas Most Valuable Race of the Year Attracts High-Class Field, Daily Racing Form, 1917-07-14


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FRONTIER HANDICAP TODAY. CANADAS MOST VALUABLE RACE OF THE YEAR ATTRACTS HIGH-CLASS FIELD. Boots, Old Rosebud and Other Star Racers to Start in Windsors Big Opening Day Feature Interest in Meeting at Fever Height, i Detroit, Mich.. July 13. What promises to be the greatest meeting ever held at the Windsor course is scheduled to begin tomorrow. The Windsor Jockey Club has staged a splendid program for the opening of its summer meeting with the 0,000 Frontier Handicap as the outstanding attraction. Tins stake has brought a field of thirteen high-class horses together and four of them, Boots, Iiibcrty Loan, Bromo and Old Rosebud, were shipped up from New York to fill their engagement in this important fixture. It is to be the best field brought together on a Canadian track this year and much enthusiasm has been worked up among local followers of tiie "sport over the outcome of the race. Several of those carded have n following, hut public support will be divided between Old Rosebud and Boots. Both have shown themselves to be sterling racers and both have run creditably this year. Jockey Loftus will have the mount on Boots, while there is some talk of Butwell coming on to ride Old Rosebud. Liberty Loan will be coupled with Boots as the Macombcr entry and this really good three-year-olds defeat in the Canadian Derby at Fort Erie on Wednesday last, should not be counted against the colt, as the race was run over a deep and heavy track, which is something that affects Liberty Loan unfavorably. Robinson will probably ride Bromo, the Harry Payne Whitney representative that Albert Simons brought from New York to ptart in the race. Rancher will have a large local following, as he is owned by George M. Hendrie, president, of the Windsor Jockey Club. The Ken-! tuckiuns appear to bo sweet on the chances of Franklin. At the weights, the latter may have a chance, as he is in light and has been working well. 5,000 to Bo Distributed in Stakes and Purses. There are six other races on the program, all of -wliieliare.or purses of 00. The Windsor Jockey CluCf will "distribute -"during the seven days of racing close to 5,000 in stakes and purses, the greatest amount ever given in a like number of lays by any- association in Canada. If no rain falls In tio meantime, the track should bo in splendid condition and high-class sport should be in order. With no racing in Chicago this year, a large delegation is looked for from that city. The meeting lias been extensively advertised in the surrounding country and record crowds will probably be in attendance. The officials will be practically the same as last year with the exception of the judges stand, in which C. J. FitzGerald will preside this year, Francis Nelson moving up into the stewards stand, where lie will act as steward, representing the Canadian Racing Associations. After being beaten in the closing race at Fort Erie on Wednesday, Obolus was again claimed, this time by his former owner, W. Smith, who took the horse for 1,550. Frank Capra arrived from New York this morning and arranged to make the engagements of jockey Merimee for the Windsor and Kenihvorth meetings. E. R. Bradley is here with eight horse and Jack Richardson got in from Ottawa with the string of J Lumsden. AV. Martin was another arrival. He came from Latonia with Watcrbass. J. S. Ward was another arrival from Kentucky with his string. Callahan, Obert and Dreyer are among the new riders.

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