Peter Sterling Wins Canadian Derby: La Londe Runs Away, is Not Caught and Causes the Making of a New Book, Daily Racing Form, 1906-07-11


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PETER STERLING WINS CANADIAN DERBY. La Londe Runs Away, Is. Not Caught and Causes the Making of a New Book. Buffalo, N. Y., July 10. Before the largest crowd ever seen on the Fort Erie track, A. Brown and Co.s Lord Esterling Lucrece colt Peter Sterling romped home the easiest kind of a winner in the Canadian Derby, which was the feature of the meetings opening today. Jack Dolan was always the choice of the public and he was backed as if it was all over but the cashing. The short price of 9 to 10 was eagerly accepted by the wise ones and Peter Sterling was allowed to drift to 7 to 2. After a short delay caused by Goldmate, they were off to a good start with Henry Watterson leading for three-quarters of a mile. When he was challenged by Shlueou, lie gave it up and quit. Foley, on Peter Sterling, then loosened up a restraining pull and the Lord Esterling colt went to the front and remaiued there until the finish. Jack Dolan had no mishaps, had clear sailing and was well ridden. Shineon would have made a better showing under a better rider. The public had a shade the liest of it on the day in a speculative way, as five favorites and three well played second choices won. La Londe, while being taken to the paddock tor the seventh race ran away, went outside of the track and could not be found when the saddling bell rang and Judge Price ordered her scratched and twenty minutes for a new book.

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