Record Crowd At Windsor: Attendance of 15,000 on Hand for Inauguration of Meeting.; King Nadi Captures Frontier Handicap in Spectacular Finish, Beating Joy Smoke by a Nose., Daily Racing Form, 1926-06-30


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RECORD CROWD AT WINDSOR t Attendance of 15,000 on Hand for Inauguration of Meeting. ■ King IVadi Captures Frontier Handirap in Spectacular Finish. Beating Joy Smoke by a Nose. WINDSOR, Ont.. June 29.— The Windsor Jockey Club ushered in thesumnier meeting here today before one of the largest crowds ever to attend an opening, it being estimated that 15,000 were on hand when the bugle announced the inaugural, the first race on the program. Thereafter there was a continuous file of racegoers coming through the turnstiles and with summerlike weather as an appetizer speculation was of the brisk variety. The fair sex also took advantage of the day and were out. in force to welcome back the thoroughbreds, overflowing the clubhouse and members lawns. Kentucky successfully invaded Canada when King Nadi, sporting the blue and orange silks of J. J. Troxler, carried off the winners portion of the stake in the twenty-second renewal of the Frontier Handicap in a gruelling drive with Joy Smoke that lasted the length of the home stretch and a nose margin separating them as they flashed by the judges, with the winner unknown until the placing board was displayed. By adding this stake to bis credit, King Nadi enriched h.s owner to the exent of .440. The start of the mile and an eighth of the Frontier was effected without much delay, and with the rise of the webbing Edisto was sent into the lead with the Kentucky invader close at his heels and racing strongly under slight restraint, while the remainder of the field were within striking distance. Edisto continued to show the way along the back stretch and it was apparent that King Nadi was able to go to him without much exertion. Coing out of the back stretch McCoy released his mount from under restraint and, collaring Edisto, passed him at the top of the stretch, although in command he* had to be roused sharply to withstand the closing rush of E. I". Whitneys Joy Smoke, which just missed getting up. Count Sprack was third, getting a close decision over Token with his stable-mate a head back and Edisto next with Grenier, the remaining starter, last. Nor wester made an auspicious debut by-accounting for the inaugural, a five and one-half furlongs sprint that ushered in the meeting at the Windsor course. This was the winners first appearance under colors since early spring and the manner in which he acquitted himself in his first performance gives proof that he will be a keen factor in his remaining starts. Peternel sent his mount into the lead soon after the start and, racing Clock Golf and Radiancy off their feet the first half mile, held on tenaciously to stall off Arno and Fmissary, which finished Continued on twentieth page. RECORD CROWD AT WINDSOR Continued from first page noses apart for second and third places. Mr. Pepp was installed a lukewarm choice, but at no time during the running did he show-to advantage. Just in Fun proved a surprise, when she accounted for the second race, a mile dash for Canadian-breds exclusively, by getting up in the final twenty yards of the journey to overtake Thornton, which had wrested the lead from Hillardo after a little more than half the journey had been covered, only to succumb to the winners rush right at the end. Forecast II., a strong second choice, took down the minor end of the purse, being unable to get to the first end at any stage of the journey. Hillardo, after going five-eighths in front, tired badly the last part of the way, much to the amazement of the large crowd, who had high faith in the Ross color-bearer. Detroiters backed the Bloomfield Stables The Janitor to the exclusion of all others in the running of the third race, framed for the better grade of platers over the three-quarters route and they were repaid when the son of Sweep — Experience crossed the finish line a length and a half in the fore of Ix»mnos. while the latter just managed to save second from Marengo and nine others that ran. After following the pace cut out by Fighting Cook and Bemnos, who opened up a five-length lead going down the back stretch, Dubois sent the winner around the outside at the far turn and. catching Bemnos, which had disposed of Fighting Cook tiring entering the stretch, was drawing away through the final sixteenth. Sir Harry provided another upset when he outran a good band of two-year-olds in the Leamington Plate, a five-eighths dash, and incidentally was the easiest winner of the afternoon, scoring by four lengths. Sun Bynn raced to second place with Solid Gold third. A tight fit came out of the mile and an eighth of the sixth race, when Offspring, coming from behind, was up in the last few yards to earn the verdict from Binks, with Street Biz a half length further back. Street Biz took command coming to the stretch turn, with Modo in close attendance and under a pull. When set down, he gained the lead, but it "was short lived, as he tired in the eighth of the sixth race, when Off Spring and Binks came with a mighty rush through the stretch and succeeded in doing away with the leaders, to pass them in the closing strides. i Bark clouds hovered overhead during the running, threatening rain at any moment, causing the crowd to look for places of advantage. *

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