Canadian Racing Season Begins at Dufferin Park: Inaugural Handicap Highlights Opening of 14-Day Session, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-03


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Canadian Racing Season Begins at Dufferin Park inaugural Handicap Highlights Opening of 14-Day Session By JACK AYERS DUFFERIN PARK, Toronto, Ont., May 2. — Dufferin Park, compact home of the Metropolitan Racing Association and one of the most popular half-mile horse parks in North America, inaugurates the 1950 Canadian racing season tomorrow. The session is one of 14 days and Fred S. Orpen and his able band of directors are quite confident the meeting will be successful. Like other tracks in the province to follow, racing will be conducted tinder the rules of the newly-formed Ontario Racing Commission. With Magistrate Tupper Bige-low heading an array of experienced and capable officials, the public and all connected with the sport can be assured of fair and honest jurisdiction. Despite a backward spring which retarded many thoroughbreds in their training, a good percentage of them are up to a race and these, along with an influx of seasoned runners from New England and Florida, limited and well matched fields should make up Dufferins daily programs. The two-year-old colony is an exceptionally large one this year and should provide many interesting contests. The handicap division is also of adequate size. Mutuel Manager Bobby Qulnn has manned his department with an efficient crew of clerks to handle the talents needs and has announced that all the wagering features of other Dufferin sessions have been retained. Post time for opening day and every matinee throughout the meeting has been set for 2 p. m. and with the aid of the wagering public, programs will be completed as promptly as possible. Topped by the "about" five furlongs of the Inaugural Handicap, Racing Secretary Anthony Simms has come up with an exceptionally fine program for opening: day. The headliner has lured eight of the best performers in training in Mrs. Y. Woolgars Bogging Bob, Bur-Fit Stables Blarney Maid, W. H. Kellehers One Blue, H. Kretschmans Mighty Nice, Parkwood Stables Kingarvie, Mrs. J. J. Impallorias Pal Cross, and the John Stuart Stables Double Briar and Bunty line.

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