Eires Flat Racing Off to Good Start: Lack of Cars Fails to Keep Crowds From Inaugural at Baldoyle--Sport Is Keen, Daily Racing Form, 1943-06-02


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Eires Flat Racing Off to Good Start StartLack Lack of Cars Fails to Keep Crowds From Inaugural at Baldoyle Sport Is Keen KeenBy By Special Correspondent CorrespondentDUBLIN DUBLIN Ireland Racing in Ireland can be carried on without the use of auto ¬ mobiles That has been clearly demon ¬ strated during the last twelve months Even the lack of special race trains and a curtailment of the usual methods of trans ¬ portation has failed to dampen the ardoV of Irish turf patrons who continue to flock to all meetings with a zest that is breaking all previous attendance records recordsThere There was an exceptionally big crowd at the County Dublin Baldoyle meeting on St Patricks Day Northern as well as Southern people being much in evidence This despite the fact there was a race meeting at Limerick the same day dayAt At Baldoyle keen contests and close finishes were the order generally espe ¬ cially in the flat races While the occasion marked the opening of the flat racing season and our introduction to the first batch of the seasons twoyearolds the races through the field were even more at ¬ tractive An Irish holiday crowd likes steeplechasing and there was a great ova ¬ tion for Capt T de Burghs Prince Black ¬ thorn when he put up another game per ¬ formance to win the threemile Baldoyle Sfeeplechase SfeeplechaseAs As is liis wont Prince Blackthorn made his own running but Sir Sen tackled him and headed him after the last fence Brogan his jockey quickly realized the danger and put in some vigorous riding to which the unsexed son of Embargo and Alice Maythorn responded like the good horse he is He had a length to 5pare over Sir Sen passing the winning post Canoodle in Clever Score ScorePrince Prince Blackthorn a most promising fiveyearold has now won six races and been in the money five more times since he first sported silks last season A bright future awaits him himWilliam William Dunnes Canoodle scored a clever victory over the choice Kellsboro Lady and four others in the secondary steeplechase attraction the two miles and a quarter St Patricks Plate for maidens Kellsboro Lady is a halfsister to Kellsboro Jack that great performer over the world famous Aintree course in England and winner of the 1933 renewal of the Grand National Steeplechase for the American sportswoman Mrs F Ambrose Clark ClarkThe The threemile Hunters Steeplechase was won by the outsider Lady Cashmond sporting the silks of W J Girvin Jr The aged daughter of Knight of Kilcash and Lady Marchmond scored easily over Seatoi with Bay Falloch third Mount Hazel was the only other of the fourteen starters to finish the course courseD D P OBriens Astrometer a heavily played choice gave J Brogan his second winning ride when scoring easily over Ballynure in the one mile and a half Dublin Hurdle race for which event seven ¬ teen horses went postward The fiveyear old unsexed son of Vesington Star and Golden Meter may become a really good horse over the minor obstacles obstaclesFirst First Swallow Merits Favoritism FavoritismBackers Backers fixed on the Scotch sportsman J McLeans First Swallow to make her favorite for the first twoyearold race the fivefurlong Howth Plate Their judge ¬ ment proved correct for though the daughter of Furrokh Siyar was not promi nent in the early stages of the race she came through when near home to dispose of Cenotaph and Magic Link in the closing strides She scored by a neck over Ceno ¬ taph with Magic Link a head away third in a field of thirteen thirteenBred Bred by W J Mitchell at the Collins town Stud Leixlip County Dublin First Swallow is a chestnut daughter of Furrokh Siyar out of Sun Parade ParadeThe The honor of riding the first flat race winner of the season fell to the Apprentice B Duffy Hubert M Hartigan was the trainer trainerMiss Miss Dorothy Pagets silks now so popu ¬ lar on Irish race courses were borne to an ¬ other victory by Father Knapp second choice in the sevenfurlong Kinsealy ThreeYearOld Plate Ridden by G Wells the chestnut son of His Reverence and Ruby Mac always in the fighting line drew away at leisure in the stretch to score by three lengths over Pontifex with the favorite Ryskid third thirdThe The remaining flat race the one mile one furlong Spring Handicap provided a thrilling finish as noses separated the first four horses P J Lenehans Ceylon rid den by J Power earned the judges verdict over Walvisdun with Felspar nosing out Artists Island for third place placeA A new tote record was set for the St Patricks Day meeting at Baldoyle the re ¬ ceipts being nearly double those of the sami day in 1942

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