Woodbines Greatest Day: Louis Wins Ontario Jockey club Cup in Sparking Finish, Daily Racing Form, 1921-10-02


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, " , WOODBINES GREATEST DAY Louis Wins Ontario Jockey Club Cup in Sparkling Finish. Grey Stakes Easy for Marble Woodbine First in Durham Cup by Inches. i TORONTO, Ont.. October 1. Saturday, October 1, 1021, will go down in the history of the. Ontario Jockey Club as the day of, all racing days. It was the climax of a wonderful meeting, -a glorious climax of great racing for the great prize offered by the oldest and foremost. of all Canadian racing organizations. The program was; studded with jewels of .noted and historical stake features, four of the seven races being time-honored and coveted fixtures of the Canadian turf. The greatest interest was displayed in "the seventeenth running of the Ontario Jockey. Club Cup, at two and one-quarter miles. The "absence of the. great Exterminator was regretted, but did not detract from the great interest. Seven tried and true campaigners made up the. field, with Commander J. K. L. Ross Boniface the decided preference. He ran a. wonderful .race -under his heavy weight, but met defeat from younger and less weighted rivals. The four-year-old "Louis, a capital long-distance runner, with only ninety-five pounds in the saddle, surprised the great crowd by triumphing over Goaler in a grand finish, a neck only separating the two at the end. Louis rnc5d oh the outside all the way, but went wide entering- the homestretch at, the end of two miles,, and Buxton on Goaler was quick to take advantage of it. From there on it was a royal battle with the result ili , doubt until the final strides. Enthusiasm ran high as the pair fought it out through the- last eighth, the spectators cheering wildly as they neared the finish. Nor was the game Boniface overlooked as with gigantic strides he gained wjtii every, effort and outgamed Parisian Diamond for thinl . place. It was without doubt the greatest contest in the history of that noted race. Thirty thousand racing enthusiasts turned out at Woodbine Park this afternoon to witness the running -of. the final days program of the Ontario Jockey Clubs fall meeting." It was a great gathering in which the bankers, the merchants aud society mingled with the masses. It was one great big holiday and a glorious days racing was witnessed by the vast throng. In the clubhouse in-closuro were gathered Canadas most exclusive social set.. Lord Byng, . the governor general -of Canada, came from Ottawa aud there was probably no more interested spectator in the grounds than he. Not a single incident occurred to mar the afternoons, sport. J. K. L. Ross three-year-old Oriole, which ran so disappointingly iu his Jast start at Connauglit Park, made amends for that poor performance today by leading all the way in the opener and1 tfi-umphiug over Some Baby. The latter tired right at the end after passing Mcssiucs aud "threatening the winner. STEEPLECHASE TO SEA TAXE. The ninth running of the Hendrie Steeplechase, one of the ,000 added attractions of the day, failed to provide the contest expected. This wag because the C. K. narrison, Jr., entry, Sea -Tale and Transpero, made a runaway of it, the former leading by. a wide margin throughout. Minata was third, but never had a chance with the first two. Of the seven starters three met mishaps, McCor-burn running out going to the seventeenth Jump, while Candidate II. and .Lieutenant Seas fell at the fourth and sixth respectively. The second victory of the Ross stable came in the thirteenth running of the Grey Stakes, the .commanders crack colt, Marble, winning easily but impressively. He began slowly, but once in his stride, there was no denying him. Rounding the far turn he drew away and was three lengths ahead ot Johnny Dundee at the end. Wessie B. was third, with Photoplay right at her heels. The . Durham Cup, the long-distance feature for Canadian-bred horses, developed into a sparkling exhibition of speed and stamina. The race was at one and three-quarter miles and the end of a sensational finish victory fell to the Brookdale Stable, tlie four-year-old filly Woodbine carrying its " colors first past the Judges, but only inches ahead of Yowell. The real hero of the race was AJotn. the only three-year-old in tbe contest. The Ross , colt ran a smashing race under his weight and set the pace to the last eighth before he. gave way. . He finished third. In the Middleham Plate, another race for horses foaled in Canada, Witcli Flower, from the Tborn- cliffe Stable, and the favorite, was returned tbe . winner. She followed the pacemaker. Chief Sponsdr, t to the last eighth and after racing the Brenner colt Into defeat drew away in the last few strides. N. Charlton has taken over the book ot jockeys K. Parrington and E. Pollard and will make their engagements at Kenilworth. Among those ,owners shipping from here to Kenilworth are F. S. Schelke , with eight head, J. F. Hynes, A. Brent, D. Ham- mow, W. Walker and Harry Giddings. Mrs. L. A. Livingston was a visitor at Woodbine today. She now has thirty brood mares at Mer place at Cobourg, Ont., also the stallions Lova Tio and Kingship. It is her intention to secure a new stallion of English breeding. 1 Mortimer Mahoney left tonight for Laurel, where he goes to assume charge of the muthel plant. He was accompanied by his assistant W. J. Lynch.

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