Meister Mare By A Head: Thomasine Defeats Joy Smoke in R. J. Mackenzie Handicap.; Winner Stands Long Stretch Drive to Score in Thorncliffe Parks Feature Race--Harry Baker Finishes Third., Daily Racing Form, 1927-06-06


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MISTER MARE BY A HEAD Thomasine Defeats Joy Smoke in R J Mackenzie Handicap Winner Stands Long Stretch Drive to Score ScoreIn In Thorncllffc Parks Featnrc Race Harry Baker Finishes Third TORONTO Ont June 4 The R J Mac ¬ kenzie Memorial Handicap the outstanding attraction on the program at Thorricliffe Park today was accounted for by C J Meisters good mare Thomasine in a furious drive with E F Whitneys standardbearer Joy Smoke Thomasine outstayed the latter by a head in a drive that lasted throughout the last quarter of the mile and a sixteenth journey Harry Baker the public choice finished in third place and back of this trio followed Contemplate Aucilla and Sun Forward in order orderThe The winner drew the goodly sum of 3390 as her share of the purse of 5000 added Joy Smoke added 1000 to his winnings Harry Baker earned 500 and Contemplate 250 for finishing fourth The start of the feature race found the field away in good alignment and Contem ¬ plate a noted mudlark set the pace with the ultimate winner in second place and Joy Smoke third The others were within strik ¬ ing distance for the first threequarters and It was any ones race until the far turn was reached Contemplate was first to tire and Thomasine took command in the stretch to hold on tenaciously under Browns riding and she just managed to stick to her task long enough to score by a head Joy Smoke fin Ished fast on the outside with Harry Baker and they were separated by a length at the finish finishTRACK TRACK MUDDY MUDDYRain Rain began to fall during the early hours of the morning and turned the track into a veritable quagmire and none but the sturdy type of horses were able to negotiate the slippery and sticky footing The conditions of the track caused the program to be rid ¬ dled with scratches and small fields started in the seven races racesThe The biggest upset of the current meeting took place in the opening event an affair over the mile and seventy yards distance when War Grail an extreme outsider in the field of eight that started accounted for the issue in a stubborn drive to score by a head over James Stuart with Royal Flag finish ¬ ing third The big disappointment of the race was the poor showing of Voshcl from the Seagram Stable which was installed a strong choice but he failed dismally being unable to untrack himself in going he seem ¬ ingly prefers Voshell was dropped into what was thought to be a soft spot and his failure caused the players a severe setback In previous races he showed high speed in the early part of his races although he was in ¬ clined to stop but in todays race he showed little placeJ of anything and wound up In last place J W Beans shifty The Turk Sister Marjory colt Maurice installed a prohibitive choice for the second event a fiveeighths dash for juveniles made good for his backers and atoned somewhat for the defeat of Voshell In scoring brackets Maurice was forced to give his best to score by a short margin over E F Whitneys Inquisitor which after being slow to get going and forced to race on the outside of his oppo ¬ nents came with a mighty rush through the final stages and with a few more strides to go would surely have reversed the deci ¬ sion Trappy took down the minor end of the purse while the others were well beaten beatenSMITHS SMITHS SECOND WINNER WINNERJoseph Joseph Brown supplied the winner of the Jester Handicap the first of the feature of ¬ ferings and J P Smith saddled his second winner of the day when Sunsard showed his superiority over three other sprinters that started Hastie had the mount on the Brown representative and he sent him to the fiont after he had been outfooted away from the barrier by both Worthmore and Queen Towton Once in command Sunsard waa taken under restraint and rated along until he was challenged at the turn to the main stretch When pressed he stalled off the challenges of his rivals and came away in the final eighth to win with speed to spare by two and a half lengths Queen Towton and Worthmore staged a thrilling duel for secondplace honors and the former proved best bestNine Nine clever sprinters faced the barrier for the third race in the heavy underfooting at threequarters and the winner turned up in the wellbacked Knockany who found the footing suitable to his bad underpinning and in a gruelling drive with Heartache just managed to get up in the first strides to get a nose decision Heartache showed the way from the start but tired in the final eighth and succumbed right at the end Mark Master finished third After the running of this race a heavy rain began to fall and drove the large crowd to shelter News ¬ papermen were drenched being unable to find a place of vantage and much copy was lost during the scurry to seek shelter

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