Twelve Thousand See Racing at Buffalo: Wild Range Wins the Steeplechase-Independence Handicap Is Taken Easily by Red Leaf, Daily Racing Form, 1906-07-05


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TWELVE THOUSAND SEE RACING AT BUFFALO. Wild Range Wins the Steeplechase: Independence Handicap Is Taken Easily by Red Leaf. Buffalo, N. July 4. The largest crowd that has ever been within the gales of Kenilwortli Park crowded tlie grandstand, lawns and clubhouse balconies today to witness the running of the best card presented by Secretary John Boden since the opening of the meeting. Fully 12,000 people were in attendance. The last of tlie serial steeplechase handicaps was won by Wild Range. He carried 100 pounds and won in a canter; Ligero was next best and got second place easily. Bob Murphy, which, coupled with Ligero, was settled on as the real tiling, stumbled at the eighth jump and unseated his rider. From there to the finish Wild Range had the race to himself. The sorest disappointment to the talent came in the Independence Handicap at a mile and an eighth. It was whispered around that Bed Leuf was not good and that Soufriere could beat her doing anything and tlie bulk of he money went on tlie Inspector B. mare as if it was all over. When tlie price on Bed Leaf went to 25 to 1, J. O. Keene and Ids followers sent their money in with the result that the post odds were 11 to 5. Bed Leaf was slow at the start, but when she did get into her stride, she easily took command and won tlie race in a canter and the good thing Soufriere just did last long enough to beat Nonsense a half length for third place. William Garth today sold Kassil to Al Stokes, of New York. The price is said to have lieen ,."00. Sam Parmer was a visitor at the track today and says he is overrun witli applications for stable room at Fort Erie. At the conclusion of the Kenilwortli meeting, Barney Schreiber will ship Jack Atkiu and the remainder of his local string to New York. Congressman James W. Wadsworth, chairman of the New York Racing Commission, paid Ills first visit today to the Kenilwortli course and was a guest of the stewards.

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