Muddy Going at Windsor: Heavy Downpour Causes Much Scratching and Small Crowd, Daily Racing Form, 1921-07-20


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, . i MUDDY GOING AT WINDSOR : Heavy Downpour Causes Much Scratching and Small Crowd. Pongee Proves Best Under the Conditions and Runs Away with the Rich Essex Handicap. WINDSOR. Out.. July 10. Pongee, the fleet daughter of Rock View Centre Shot, that races for J. C. Gallaher, was winner of the Essex Handicap, which was offered as the feature race-this afternoon. Our Flag took second place and Bunga Buck third. Scratches reduced the field to six starters, with Pongee always accorded favoritism by the backers. Her victory was an easy one. Running freely in the going she raced into a long lead and was in a canter at the end. Our Flag .had an easy margin over Bunga Buck at the finish, while the latter was all out to save the small end of the purse from Petrarch, which finished with a good burst of speed. Heavy rain which set in early this morniug changed the track into a veritable nuagmire and gave the mud runners their first call at the meeting. The rain had cleared off before post time, but the attendance had fallen off considerably. This, combined with the numerous scratches, marred the closing days racing at AVindsor, the scene of action shifting to Kenilworth tomorrow. The E. F. Whitney stable played a prominent part in the days racing, accounting for two of the afternoons races. Caretaker took a wcll-jnatched band of two-year-olds into camp in an easy .manner in the; opener, while the faint-hearted Carinaiidale was nursed home by the shortest of margins by Butwell in the second. Some Baby and Dr. Carmen finished with a rush and in the order named, all heads apart at the end. A handicap which was fashioned for Canadian-bred two-year-olds proved an easy affair for tin Thorncliffe Stables Captain Scott, with his stable-mate Playwright second. The winner was ridden by McTaggart, and took a good lead when called on. Fanatic took the short end of the purse. Dresden took the fifth race, which was described as a claiming handicap, from Tantalus and Gain de Cause, with the only other starter. She Devil, a distant follower. This marked the second victory for Gallaher Brothers. A delegation representing the jockeys who ridi at Kenilworth have requested that shower baths be installed in the jockeys quarters at that place. R. J. Farris. following the running of the last race yesterday claimed Iitliair from L. Erb. Farris was represented in the. race by Buckboard. A. R. Loudon of the Hamilton Jockey Club was a visitor this afternoon and distributed the condition books for the next meeting there. E. F. Seagram canie up from Toronto to witness the running of Golden Sphere in the Essex Handicap. Preparations were made at the Seagram Stable barns to receive four English two-year-olds which unloaded yesterday at Montreal after an uneventful trip across. They are expected at Windsor this evening.

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