Miss Alert Wins from Miss Lida: Surprises at Fort Erie-Amusing Incidents in the First Race, Daily Racing Form, 1907-07-24


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MISS ALERT WINS FROM MISS LIDA. Surprises at Fort Eric Amusing Incidents in the First Race. Buffalo. N. Y., July 2,!. There was nothing attractive nlmut the card at Fort Kric today. Those present were treated to a series of surprises, since the majority of the races were won by outsider. Short-priced horses have cut but little figure in the results to date. The track was fast. Four of the winners had to stand hard drives to win. There appears to be a combination among the white boys against the colored jockeys, especially In races in which 1. Austin and J. Lee have had mounts. In the Derby yesterday, Cavc Adsuiu, ridden by J. Lee, was clearly lite hest, but the colts chances were ruined by Interference. In the fifth race today Austin, who had the mount on Balla, was all but crowded over the Inside fence, and this undoubtedly beat Mr. Ccllas Ally. Shirley B. and Hibernia loth suffered In the second race, while In the third Lee, on Charlie Thompson, was sharply cut off directly after the start. The opening race, for maiden three-year-olds and upward, to be ridden by maiden jockeys, produced some amusing incidents. On the way to the Hst Average got the better of his rider and simply pushed his way through the outside fence on to the lawn right in front of the middle of the grandstand. The crowd scattered, but one of the spectators grabbed the horse, which was all that prevented him from trotting into the betting ring. While at the post Harry Bichards unseated OBrien and Helen II. III. and Duchess of Dantzic started to run off, but were caught and led back to the barrier. When the Held was finally sent away Theodocla passed into the lead and opened up a lead of three lengths In the run down the back-stretch. She led all the way and won easily. Osiiiunda made a runaway affair of the second race. This filly had worked well, but the presence of D. Biley in the saddle kept many from wagering on her. In the third race F. E. Shaw, after forcing the pace, managed to last long enough to stagger in a head in front of Showman. Swain outrode Steele when it came to a finish in the fourth race and this was responsible for AIIsS" Alerts victory over Miss Lida. The Kirktield Stables three-year-old Tourenne, which finished third in yesterdays Derby, was shipped to Saratoga this morning. Tlie two-year-old Margot has been transferred by W. I. Frazer to Joe McLennan. John Forriss is due here tomorrow from Latonla with sixteen horses. Steeplechase jockey Iemberton, who was injured while riding Bock Storm at Kenilworth, left the hospital today. He will not be in shape to ride again for another mouth. Ellicott will be given a let-up. He pulled up lame after his race in the Canadian Derby and, according to reports, spread his foot.

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