Opening Day at Windsor: Second and Final Meeting of Year Begins This Afternoon, Daily Racing Form, 1921-08-17


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OPENING DAY AT WINDSOR r 1 Second and Final Meeting of Year Begins This Afternoon. Fine Inaugural Program Expected to Attract a Tremendous Crowd to Witness It. AVINDSOR, Out., August 10. With approximately 000 horses available for racing, the second and final meeting of the Windsor Jockey Club for the present year will be inaugurated tomorrow under the most favorable conditions. Kverything is in thorough readiness for the opening and a tremendous crowd is expected to witness the initial days sport. A splendid program has been prepared, with a dasli of one mile for a .500 purse, the principal offering. This race has attracted a speedy band of good horses, such as Lddie Rickcnbacher. Ifygone Days, Bullion, King Thrush and several others. The prospects are that a race from "end to end" will be seen, with speed the predominating factor. Large fields of well-matched horses make up the other races and promise sport of the highest quality. A grievance between the management of the different telegraph companies and the race track officials resulted iu the absence of wires from the course. The difficulty arose over the fact that the companies refused to pay a daily admission for their operators. C. T. Worthington arrived from Saratoga, where lie had been an extensive buyer at the yearling sales. The yearling? iie purchased have been dispatched to Lexington. Ky., where they will receive their preliminary racing lessons iu the near future. Several improvements have lioen completed at the plant and the track is now at its best. A new riiii-way from the paddock to the track has lieen coilt-pleted and iu so doing the old walking ring has been discarded. One of the really big days of the coming meeting of the Windsor Jockey Club will be next Monday, on which the I. and C. Stakes will be run. In the past the 1. and C. was a high-class race of the claiming variety, but this year it has been changed to a handicap for three-year-olds and over. The distance is the same as it. was last year three-quarters of a mile and with the .00 iu added money will attract the fastest group of sprinters on the Canadian circuit. There will be Kilde Rickenbacher, Kstero. Last One. Blackie Daw, Itesthoff, The Porter. Lucky P.., Baby Grand, King Thrush, Golden Sphere, Smart Guy. By Jiminy. Lads Love, Hildur and others at the track eligible for the contest. ".Thats what we want speed, and plenty of it,." remarked Manager A. A. Schautz, who, on behalf of the navigation line, will present to the winner of the 2,000 stake the handsomest plate he could purchase. ADMIRER OF EXTREME SPEED. Commodore Schautz is invariably strong for speed, as may be evidenced by the way he has spurred Gar Wood on to the tremendous flights the latter has reached in his triumphs for the Sold Cup and Hiirmsworthy Trophy races in England and on the Detroit river. Iu discussing the 1019 renewal of the D. and C. Stakes the Commodore said: "Last August as usual I journeyed to Windsor to witness the renewal of the 1. and C. Stakes wiCi James T. McMillan and several other officials from our company. It was the first running of the fixture in several years when the conditions were what Messrs. Hcndrie and Parmer would say propitious. "The sun shone beautifully and there was a gentle breeze sweeping over the track that rendered the afternoon delightful for outdoor sport. It. was u fast course, experts pronouncing the going to be in tlx! best fix it had been during the summer. "With these conditions obtaining, I remarked to President Hemlrie, of the Jockey Club, as we rubbed elbows in the clubhouse grounds, that I would like to see a record broken in the D. and C. Stakes, if such a thing were possible. " Ti! like to please you and your friends, .replied George M., and if a colt carrying my colors in the race can help to bring si bout such a contingency, perhaps your wish may be gratified. Ill speak to trainer Walters about the matter, at any rate. "That D. and C. race is familiar history to Detroit racegoers. It was one of the most tyccltiug contests ever viewed at the old Windsor track. Marjorie Ilynes. the speed marvel of the day, carried Mr. Hendries gelding Dr. Hickman at a dizzy pace to the last sixteenth post, where the pair hooked up together for a sensational drive to the finish. Head and head this pair ran without either being able to gain an inch on the other for more than 100 yards, and In the final stride seemingly Dr. Hickmans nose was in front in tiie track record breaking time of 1:11 flat for the three-quarters of a mile. "Commodore Schantz presented the owner of the winner, George M. Ilendrie, with the D. and C. plate, declaring that witli the smashing of that record the afternoon had been made as perfect for him as the day Gar Wood cabled from England Unit he had lifted the famous Harmsworth power boat trophy iu straight heats. "Now the next best thing to happen in connection with hi! running of the D. and C. Stakes," said the Commodore, "is for some horse with a nautical name to be returned the victor."

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