Too Much Scratching at Buffalo: Martin Doyle Easily Defeats Lotus Eater and Polly Prim-Three Successful Favorites, Daily Racing Form, 1907-07-02


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TOO MUCH SCRATCHING AT BUFFALO. Martin Doyle Easily Defeats Lotus Eater and Polly Prim Three Successful Favorites. Buffalo, N. Y., July 1. The Jockey Club rule whicli permits owners to scratch up to forty-live minutes before a race, is working havoc with the programs at Kenllworth. Today the Buffalo Jockey Club offered its patrons an attractive card, the features of which was a special purse with an added value of and which was known as the Dominion Stakes. Scratching reduced the field in this race to three, while iu several of the other races more than half of those carded were withdrawn by their owners. The change in the track conditions from fast to slow going was in a measure responsible for the number of absentees in some of the races. Interest centered iu the running of the fourth race, in which Martin Doyle met Lotus Eater and Folly Frim. A workout of a mile and a furlong a few days ago in 1:5", the first mile of which was covered in 1:?,!, was responsible for heavy support to Martin Doyle and he was always favorite at. odds-on. He took the lead directly after the start, set a rapid pacu, led the others throughout and won easily from Lotus Kater. The two other successful choices were Fleming and Calonrahatchee. A majority of the winners had plenty in hand at the end, only two of the finishes, those in the steeplechase and the second race, a two-year-old affair at five furlongs, being of the driving order. W. Walker disposed of Dolinda litis morning to W. L. Steers, a local man who intends purchasing about six more. Mr. Steers, who is a newcomer in the sport, intends to confine his racing operations to the Northern Circuit. Walker also turned Court Martial back to John Dyment from whom he claimed the colt last week. J. A. Stafford arrived from Windsor Saturday with his strtng. H. U. Watkins will return to NLw York Friday with Belle Slrome and Kscutcheento take up the I layman horses which are quartered at Sheepshead Bay. Watkins has seven of his own, while the Hayman string number twelve. Giovanni Baggie has been turned over to T. Clare by J. W. Fangle, who recently purchased him of the Ilaynians. It develops that the reason the horse George S. Davis did not start in the Coney Island Handicap at Sucepshead Bay Saturday came through the neglect of his trainer to report the horse to the paddock judge thirty minutes before the race as required by the new rule of the Jockey Club. George S. Davis owners had gone to an expense of $."00 in shipping the horse to New York and paying his starting fee.

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