Carmandale and Ablaze: Carry the Colors of Alexandra Stable to Victory in the Ford City Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1922-09-02


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CARMANDALE AND ABLAZE Carry the Colors of Alexandra Stable to Victory in the Ford City Handicap. WINDSOR, Ont., September 1. The Ford City Handicap, this afternoons attcaction ai Devonshire Park, proved easy for the Alexandra stable, when horses from that estab lishment, Carmandale and Ablaze, ran first and second, with R. L. Heavilins Guvnor third. The race was at three-quarters and it brought out a field of five, the withdrawals being Petie, Madeline Lillian and Photoplay The race was contested over a track that was muddy, following a severe mornings rain in this locality. The start found the speedy Alaze away in front, pursued by his stablemate, Carman-dale, while Guvnor was racing in third position. The latter stumbled and went to his knees right after the start, but recovered quickly. Ablaze held sway for the first half mile, while Metcalf had Carmandale undei restraint. The latter went through on the inside and assumed the lead and won with speed in reserve. Guvnor made a bold bid at the top of the stretch, but the leaders proved too much for him. The entry was supported with rare confidence and started odds-on choices, netting a return of .55 for the usual investment. Racing conditions this afternoon were fai from pleasant and a brief shower, which set in previous to the running of the opening dash, forced the crowd to seek the shelter ol the stands. The track was muddy and as a result scratches were numerous. The card tin the whole engaged some well matched muci runners and spirited racing prevailed.. A dash for three-year-olds, at a mile and seventy yards, witnessed the downfall of a stoutly supported choice, when Moco gave way to Griselda, the latter drawing away decisively at the end. Elias O. took the short end of the purse. Griselda, contrary to her previous victory, came from behind this afternoon. Moco followed the pace for the first part and moving into the lead looked all over a winner, but tired when the winner challenged. PROCYOX IK HARD DRIVE. The Windsor Telegram Handicap, which engaged a band of Canadian-breds, resulted in a victory for P. G. Christophers Procyon, in a hard drive from James F. OHara, whil. Plymouth Rock was a distant third. James F. OHara was the one to estabKsh the pace, while Procyon was the one to race in closest pursuit. The two readily drew away from their opponents in the final eighth and Procyon wore the Kirkfield starter down and was drawing away at the end. James F. OHara, under the heavy impost, ran an impressive race, but tired right at the end. J. C. Ferriss and the stable of G. J. Long will be shipped to Louisville, Ky., this evening to engage in racing at that point. Several of the stables that raced at this meeting will ship from here to Havre de Grace, resting up until that meeting opens. J. D. Adkins shipped the Kirkfield stable to Thorncliffe Park, which opens a week from tomorrow. Jockey L. Gregory, contract rider for the stable, left at the same time. Owing to the scarcity of apprentice riders, the stewards have allowed M. Fator and E. Smallwood to ride the horses of their contract employers. Trainer W. Martin reported this morning that Sir Clarence had been fired and turned out for the year. The horse was on the verge of a breakdown. Jockey R. Rice departed for Dufferin Park and will ride as a free lance at that meeting. Clyde Phillips shipped from here to Thorncliffe Park the horses he has in training and several the property of James Arthur. Mary Maxim was badly cut down in her last race and will be on the shelf for some time.

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