Woodbines Good Racing: Prismar Proves Best in the Lansdowne Nursery Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1922-09-23


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WOODBINES GOOD RACING Prismar Proves Best in the Lans-downe Nursery Handicap. Muttikins Makes It a Doublo for J. K. L. Ross Grey Horse Spinaway at Long Odds. TORONTO, Ont, September 22. The Lansdown Nursery Handicap, a race for two-year-olds, bred in Canada, and generally looked upon as a race to decide the championship among the home-bred youngsters, was featured by the Ontario Jockey Club this afternoon. The conditions called for a dash of three-quarters and with ,000 added. It brought out a field of eleven of the best of their age shown during the year in Canada, and, incidentally, furnished a spirited contest in which Prismar came from behind and in a driving finish dutgamed Doc Gaiety to win by a head. Prismar was ridden by Claver and ran coupled with Hallucination as the J. K. L. Ross entry. Doc Gaiety set the pace from the start, with Prismar in close pursuit. When the final test came in the stretch run Doc Gaiety tired, while Prismar hung on with bulldog courage and earned the decision by a head. The winner ran the three-quarters in 1:12, and the net value of the stakes was ,625. The light-weighted Dr. Hickman mada a runaway affair of the Manton Handicap and equaled the track record for three-quarters when he covered the distance in 1:11.. Hil-dur, the favorite, was second. J. S. Ownby saddled his second winner of the meeting when he sent Blue Stone to the post in the first race.for the Philadelphia sportsman, J. H. Locuhheim. Blue Stone was off none too well, but gained steadily and in a long, hard stretch drive outgamed .the tiring pacemaker, Blossoms. Spinaway, a gray horse, running in the colors of M. Daly of Claude fame, proved a surprise in the second race when he won going away from the edds-on favorite Sagamore. Spinaway paid the handsome return of 81.35 in the mutuels. After The Trout fell at the fourteenth jump Perkiomen closed fast and passed Briganna in the last sixteenth to beat her by a lengtn in the steeplechase. Muttikins made it a double for the Commander Ross stable when he beat Brilliant Jester out by inches in the Lexington Plate. It was a grand race from start to finish and after Muttikins got to the front in the stretch Ambrose sent Brilliant Jester after him and at the sixteenth post he again showed in the lead. It looked as if Turner had been caught napping, but the latter put up a rousing finish and Muttikins nailed the Seagram racer in the very last stride. EXTERMINATOR TO CHICAGO. Exterminator, Willis Sharpe Kilmers great cup horse, left for Chicago this afternoon, where he goes to run in the special race which will feature the revival of racing in Illinois. Thomas Hodge was granted a trainers license by the Canadian Racing Associations. Hodge got into some sort of a mixup with the turf authorities of the Quebec Breeders Association, which barred him from starting at other tracks. The matter was evidently straightened put to the satisfaction of the Canadian Racing Associations, with the result that they gave him a license. The Seagram stable will be shipped from here to AVindsor at the conclusion of the Woodbine meeting. From Kenilworth tho stable will go to Kentucky. Jockey Ambrose will accompany the stable to Kenilworth and Kentucky. The Ontario Jockey Club is making a strenuous effort to bring steeplechasing back into popular favor with Torontonians and judging by the fields that have gone to the post in the jumping races, they have succeeded. The club was extremely liberal in the way of purses for the jumpers, and as a result patrons of Woodbine have witnessed some of tho best contests through the field seen in Canada in some years. Ottawa and Blue Bonnets and Hamilton will begin next year in holding out strong inducement for steeplechasers. J. S. Ownbey has added Charlwood Double to his string. The latter is a thoroughbred bull terrier, which was greatly admired at the recent Toronto exhibition. The Michaelmas Handicap, a stake for two-year-olds, ?2,000 added, is the only race on tomorrows program in which the distance is less than one mile. Between the running of the second and third races there will be a parade of eleven imported thoroughbred stallions, the property of the Canadian Racing Associations.

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