Baby Grand Victorious: Easily Carries Off The ,000 Connaught Cup Handicap.; Rain Falls Following Third Race and Turns Woodbine Track Into Sea of Mud., Daily Racing Form, 1922-05-26


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BABY GRAND VICTORIOUS Easily Carries Off the 5000 ConnaugHt Cup Handicap Rain Falls Following Third Race Raceand and Turns Woodbine Track TrackInto Into Sea of Mud TORONTO OnL May 25 J 1C L Ross Baby Grand carrying the top impost of 122 pounds easily accounted for the Connaught Cup Handicap the 5000 added feature of todays racing at Woodbine Park He won by four lengths after leading all the way under restraint and never seriously men ¬ I aced acedThe The race was run over a track that was sloppy with puddles of water showing in spots and the time for the distance was 1 1 49 Baby Grands victory netted the Ross coffers the sum of 3500 and Com ¬ mander J K L Ross was escorted to tho i stewards pagoda and presented with the gold challenge cup by Col William Hendrie HendrieThreatening Threatening clouds which prevailed fol ¬ lowing a storm which visited this locality last evening gave way to rain following the third race and turned a fast track into a veritable quagmire and gave the mud run ¬ ners a decided advantage advantageThe The card which was carded for decision was above the average for an off day and a crowd of largo proportions journeyed to the course to witness the sport sportThe The Iroquois Plate a dash of threequar ¬ ters brought out another band of Canadian breds to race under claiming conditions The winner turned up in War Tank a pre ¬ vious winner at this meeting Bugle March took second place while Sweet Bouquet was I thirdI i I third A field of longdistance performers faced I the starter in the sixth race of the afternoon j I which was at a milo and an eighth under I j claiming conditions and the winner proved to be Smarty ridden by Claver in hollow fashion from Austral and Rouen Tho win ¬ ner dominated the running throughout and had a wide margin at the end endRedstone Redstone an imported racer in the Sea ¬ gram barn was an easy winner of the closing dash which was a mile and seventy yards Fannie Bean took second place while Proc lamation was third The winner was ridden j by McTaggart and drew away into a long lead rounding the far turn and was rated along in front for the remainder of the race raceALEXANDRA ALEXANDRA TO HIDDEN JEWEL JEWELHidden Hidden Jewel was the victor of the Alex ¬ andra Plate the opening dash of the after ¬ noon at threequarters Rolo finished sec ¬ ond and Selota was third Hidden Jewel and Rolo starting respectively from the inside and outside post positions dominated the running throughout while Selota was forced to work her way up through the field Hidden Jewel was ridden by Rice and saved ground throughout while Rolo was forced to race on the outside The pair raced as a team until well in the stretch where Rolo tired and Hidden Jewel was drawing away through the final sixteenth sixteenthThe The Aintree Steeplechase over the two mile course under selling handicap condi ¬ tions brought a field of four to the post and much of the interest was robbed from the running when Bellringer lost his rider at the first jump The winner turned up in the Elliott Stables Flying Frog ridden by Mc ¬ Afee from Algardi with Briganna third The winner assumed the lead on the final turn of the field after Briganna made a bad land ¬ ing but was ridden out to withstand the rush of Algardi AlgardiCANADIAN CANADIAN RACE TO REX GAIETY GAIETYThe The Patricia Plate at a mile and seventy yards for threeyearolds and over foaled in Canada resulted in a victory for E Glasscos Rex Gaiety from Aquatic and Beljoy The winner was ridden by jockey H Gregory who sent him to the front with a rush and rated him along under steady restraint Kings Court was the one to race in closest pursuit with Beljoy in third position Gregory saved ground at the top of the sretch and shook his mount up when challenged Rex Gaiety responded and drew away from his opponents and had a safe margin at the finish Aquatic came with a rush through the stretch and Continued on twelfth pace BABY GRAND VICTORIOUS Continued from first page passed Beljoy in the final strides stridesJockey Jockey J McTaggart was suspended for the remainder of the meeting by the stew ¬ ards for rough riding in the fourth race raceJockey Jockey D Stirling contract rider for the G W J Blssell stable arrived from Balti ¬ more this morning morningVespra Vespra the Brookdale filly came out of her race yesterday in a nervous manner and did not cool out until late at night The filly suffered a slight scratch on her hind leg which however was not of a serious nature natureJames James OHara one of the guiding spirits in the Thorncliffe Park track was an arrival from Baltimore BaltimoreS S Clark arrived from Montreal this morn ¬ ing and will remain until Saturday in the interests of the Dorval Park stakes stakesC C P Winfreys Bribed Voter and Servitor will be absent from racing for some time Both horses are on the shelf with spread hoofs Super is also laid up suffering from the same malady maladyTrainer Trainer Fred Schelke announced this morn ¬ ing that the Thorncliffe Stable would be transferred to Montreal on the conclusion of the meeting at Thorncliffe Park ParkIt It was learned from an authoritative source this morning that the Canadian Racing As ¬ sociations may incorporate In its rules the right to refuse entry of the produce of any horse or mare that has been ruled off the turf as instruments of fraud

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