Prince Lief's Close Call., Daily Racing Form, 1896-06-28


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PRINCE LIEFS LIES CLOSE CALL CALLMILWAUKEE MILWAUKEE Wis Wigs Juno 27 Prince Lief Leif had a close call for the Derby today Muskalonge Muskellunge who improved as if he had been in the waters of life nearly made a runaway race of it The Prince had to be driven to the last ounce to catch him and win almost on the post in 209 It was a noble struggle Rondo was completely outrun Tho Theo 130 pounds on his back anchored him when tho thou sharp test came Tho Theo opening day of the State Park meeting was a glory In a social way it mildly recalled the brilliancy of Washington Park A huge crowd was at the track Some 200 well known Chicagoans were in it Tho Theo days racing aside from the Derby was really good and the con ¬ tests keen and good looking outside the last event which was spoiled by a bad start

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