More Racing in the Mud: Dorval Track Veritable Quagmire Lady Luxury and Austral Among the Winners, Daily Racing Form, 1922-09-15


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MORE RACING IN THE MUD Dorval Track Veritable Quagmire Lady Luxury and Austral Among the Winners. MONTREAL, Que., September 14. The storm which set in during the night turned the Dorval track into a veritable quagmire and as result small fields of the poorer grade faced the starter in each of the different races on todays program. There was a touch of wintry weather in the air, and topcoats were a necessity. Though it was cloudy and threatening at times, the crowd was larger than yesterday. Pronounced mud runners were in the ascendency and as the public had a better line on their merits the result was that well backed choices were returned victorious in a majority of the races. Lady Luxury scored her second victory of the meeting for E. J. Salt and her success today was an easy one over The Decision, while the latter was ridden put to save second place from the fast finishing Plurality. The winner . was ridden by Merimee and came from behind the pace established by The Decision and Lancelot. Rounding the far turn Lady Luxury came through next to the inner rail and easily passing the leaders drew away into a safe lead. Lady Luxury was a pronounced choice In the wragering and the victory was a popular one. After many attempts the T. Saunderson Veronica graduated from the maiden ranks this afternoon, defeating Blue China, with third place going to Richard Murray. Veronica, as usual, began slowly and dropped out of variy contention, but finished fast, and git up in the final stride. Blue China drew away into an early lead, but tired badly in the final sixteenth. Skooter accounted for the opening dash of the afternoon, in which he was much the best of his opponents, while second place fell to Meuse, with Silk Sox third. ANOTHER FOR SWEET BOUQUET. Sweet Bouquet added another ourse to the A. V. Thomas list this afternoon when he led home a band of Canadian-breds at a mile and seventy yards. Sweet Bouquet, ridden by Sharpe, was the favorite in the wagering and drew away decisively througn the final sixteenth of a mile. A. Swinkes long-distance performer Austral found conditions to his liking this afternoon and was the easiest winner of the day and incidentally the shortest-priced favorite. He assumed the lead at the stretch turn and was eased up through the final sixteenth, while Tamper was ridden out to withstand the rush of Toss Up. H. E. Davis has decided to ship the mares Bitter Biting, Naomi K. and Norfolk Belle to his farm at Hagerstown, Md., to go into the stud. They will be bred to the stallion Rameau, by Ethelbert Roaxana. The following horses will also be shipped to the farm and turned out for the winter: John J. Reilly, Truant, C. O. Doren and Kling The fast sprinter Victor A. has been taken up and is training for a winter campaign. Victor A. had been turned out all summer and has fully recovered from his ailment. A. Swinke has decided to ship from here to the Woodbine and has canceled stall reservations at Havre de Grace. The entries for the Lord Shaughnessy Handicap at a mile and an eighth closed today, to be run on Saturday. The best of the long distance performers in these parts have been named. A cup, donated by Lord Shaughnessy, goes to the owner of the winning horse. Jockey E. T. Moore reported to Eugene Lutz this morning. Moore has been absent from the saddle for some time. J. Hope is on the lookout for material to add to his stable to campaign in Cuba during the winter. He will ship from here to Havana. E. Meripole reported that the plater Manna bled in his stall following his last race. A. C. Poretto will ship the W. J. Kramer horses to the Woodbine on Sunday.

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