Frontier Handicap Today: Wonderful Field Named for Windsors Opening Feature, Daily Racing Form, 1922-07-13


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" FRONTIER HANDICAP TODAY I Wonderful Field Named for Windsors Opening Feature. 0 Firebrand and Boniface the Outstanding Choices Several ITew Improvements. WINDSOR. Ont.. July 12. Featured by the running of the Frontier Handicap, a contest of a mile and an eighth to which 510,000 has been added, racing will be ushered in at the old Windsor course tomorrow afternoon under the auspices of the Windsor Jockey Club. The stellar attraction has attracted one of the best fields of handicap horses which has faced the barrier in Canada this year, fourteen being among the overnight acceptances with J. 1C L. Ross Boniface asked to shoulder top wcgiht of 127 pounds, while Jefferson Livingstons Firebrand is in with one pound less. Other crack racers included among the probable starters are Registrar, Mainmast, John Finn. Irish Jig, Rapid Stride. Radio. Manoevre, Frank Fogarty, Golden Sphere, Planet, Bygone Days and Louis, each and every one a dangerous opponent to any mans horse. It is certainly a great field and the prospects are excellent ror a wonderful contest with some of Kentuckys best meeting the best of the Canadian turf. Providing weather conditions are propitious a record-breaking crowd should witness this race. Apart from the 0,000 fixture, the card is a well-bf.lanced one and should be productive of spirited racing. The days sport will be inaugurated with the running of the ixopeful Purse, for two-year-olds, and the Tecumseh Purse will bring out the best of the Canadian breds to go a mile. The Inaugural Handicap, a dash of three-quarters mile, has an overnight entry list of seven and includes some speedy sprinters with Hildur the top weight at 121 pounds. The track was drenched by rain storms that swept this locality two days ago and a slight rain of last night, but had little effect on the going and the track was in fast condition this morning when the horses were galloped over it. Several new improvements which will add materially to the comfort of the patrons have been completed and include an addition tt the grandstand, which serves as a shelter for autcs unloading at the main entrance to the stand. Jockey Mack Garner will ride Firebrand in the Frontier and Turner will have the leg up on Boniface in the same race. Supplementary entries to the Hamilton Jockey Club stakes, which will be concested at Use second meeting, close on July 15. A. L. Kirby shipped his horses from Fort Erie to Hamilton and will rest them until the second meeting at Hamilton gets under way. John Whalen arrived from New York and will race a small stable for the remainder of the racing season in Canada. William Hayes was an arrival from Cincinnati this morning and will remain for the meeting. Wiluam E. Martin and G. -v. Alexandra w 1 ship from here to Cleveland. Jockey M. Garner will leave for Saratoga liner the running of the Frontier Handicap tomorrow.

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