Surprises and Upsets: Mark Saturdays Sport at the Windsor Jockey Club Track, Daily Racing Form, 1921-08-21


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SURPRISES AND UPSETS - . i Mark Saturdays Sport at the Windsor Jockey Club Track. Main Races to Kings Champion and Photoplay Old Dodge Beaten in Close Finish. WINDSOR. Out., August 20. Cloudy and threatening weather prevalent today and a light shower fell before the running of the opening race, but it did not affect the attendance, which was one of tlie largest of the meeting. The followers of favorites found little to rejoice over in the results of the afternoons racing, the majority of the winners being of tlie long-priced variety. Tlie track showed some improvement over that of yesterday, but was far from being at its best. The fifth race, a , ."00 handicap for three-year-olds and over at a mile and a sixteenth, was the chief racing attraction. It brought together a good band of seasoned campaigners, with .T. K. I.. Ross Registrar the preferred one. although I.y-gone Days. Rrilliant Jester and Kinburn did not lack admirers. Much of the interest in the contest was detracted when Registrar went to his knees right after the start and was practically eliminated as a serious factor. With Registrar out of the way. the admirers of Rygone Days figured it was all over but tlie shouting, especially when they saw the Rrockmiller colt dash away in front and soon open a commanding lead. Kinburn and Rrilliant .Tester were ,in nearest pursuit, but both wore done for at- the far turn as the unconsidered Kings Champion made his presence felt. Entering the stretch Rygone Jays lead was cut down to a. half length and when he swerved toward the inner rail Kings Champion, under McTaggarts energetic riding, ranged alongside of tlie leader, then drew away to win by a safe margin. Rygone Days was staggering near the end and barely saved second place from Tile Archer, which closed like a whirlwind after being outrun in the early stages. Aside from the handicap the most interest was displayed in the two-year-old race, run as the fourth, the winner of which W. C. Weant furnished in his good filly Thotoplay. She was a slight favorite over Pence Pal and as a consequence lier victory was immensely popular. She gave little encouragement to her backers when she began slowly and apparently lacking speed, nowevcr, once In her stride she worked her way up on the outside and after racing Dark Ages into defeat took the lead and held command to the end. II. P. Whitneys Topmast was second, closing with great speed after being shuffled back at the start. Dark Ages, Retty Dunn and Delhimar finished almost abreast, the first mentioned being awarded third money. SOMMES DEFEAT A STUNNER. Sonunes defeat in the first race was a stunner for the talent, but not any more so than the unexpected success of Flame, which beat Rengali by a head. GalliiKit was the pacemaker, followed closely by Somme, and it looked like a duel between the pair. Such it was until entering the stretch, where they gave way to Flame and Rengali, with the result above mentioned. Another shock came in the following dash, the veteran Dodge, an odds-on choice, lowering his colors to Some Ifaby. Despite his heavy impost f 121 pounds, Dodge was not beaten until the last stride, the reliable old campaigner finishing like a flash and gaining on the leader witli every step. The spectators were cheering madly, urging the game veteran along, r.nd Rurke did not spare the whip, nor did Dodge flinch under the punishment, but it was all to no avail. Another exciting finish came in the sixth race, in which Accelerate beat Mint Cat by a head, with Star Realm gaining on both and finishing fastest of all. Had not Star Realm ran out on the stretch turn he probably would have won. Previous to the running of the first race the stewards fined P. G. Christopher 50 for using aiiusive language to one of the gate keepers. Starter A. R. Dado stated that he would do the starting for five days of the coming Devonshire meeting and that William Snider would officiate at tiie barrier for the remaining two. Trainer R. M. McKeever announced that he had fired Penelope and LEclair and would rest them up for some time. The present intention of the stable is to continue to race on the Canadian circuit. John Marino announced that he had shipped his stable to I.atonia to await the opening at that point. Tlie stables of G. M. Hendrie and the Seagram string will ship to Montreal on AVednesday night following the closing here.

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