Platers Day at Hamilton: Track Conditions Responsible for Absence of Good Horses, Daily Racing Form, 1933-08-05


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PLATERS DAY AT HAMILTON Track Conditions Responsible for Absence of Good Horses. Kie i Scores First Victory of Ontario Season for Weiner Colors Paradise on Winner. HAMILTON, Ont., Aug. 4. With all of the best performers kept under shelter owing to the treacherous condition of the track Friday, the Hamilton Jockey Club furnished a program that was mostly given over to the cheapest grade racers quartered at the local course. Nothing in the way of a principal race could be supplied, as owners of the better racers were content to save their performers until the condition of the track returns to normal state. Fortunately some good entertainment was produced in the different events that were scheduled and a large crowd, the biggest of the meeting, attended. Of the offerings the fourth race, called the Junior Plate, under claiming conditions, held the most interest and it brought out a field of ten, with the winner turning up in Mrs. M. Weiners Kieva, for the initial triumph of that stable in Ontario this season. Kieva was much the best of the youngsters that were engaged and to account for her success was forced to come from last place. At the beginning of the short distance the Weiner filly was caught in close quarters and J. Paradise was forced to find racing room on the outside as he quickly rode his way into contention. Coming resolutely on the extreme outside, Kieva gallantly raced past the tiring Alcodema, from the R. S. McLaughlin barn and got to the finish to score by a neck. Alcodema saved second place by three lengths and then followed Gift Roman, from the S. H. Sloan barn, to hold a big gap over A. Hull-coats Scotch Plaid and six others.

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