All Favorites Lose at Fort Erie: Polly Prim Defeats Peter Sterling and Sets a New Track Record, Daily Racing Form, 1907-08-01


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ALL FAVORITES LOSE AT FORT ERIE. Polly Prim Defeats Peter Sterling and Sets a New Track Record. Buffalo, N. Y., July 31. Picking winners at Fort Erie this afternoon was no easy task. Favorites were defeated with painful regularity and the days results showed a clean sweep for the books so far as the first choices were concerned. Incompetent riders and inconsistent running tells the tale of the inability of those who take form as a basis for their calculations to land on the right ones. Polly Prims victory over Peter Sterling in the feature race, the mile and a sixteenth handicap, was a puzzle for those who saw her defeat last Saturday. It was thought that she had become stale alter the brilliant race on July 21. Today she hung up a new track record for the mile and a sixteenth by running the distance in 1:1.". One of the biggest upsets of the afternoon came in the opening race, for which the Dennett colt Dahak was an odds-on favorite. Dahak was never prominent. Lee pulled the horse up at the start and he simply cantered along iii the rear division for the entire trip. Ronnie Kate made a runaway affair of it, leading all the way and winning by four lengths. Petulant beat the odds-on favorite Stanley Fay a neck in the second race after a driving finish, in which ,ycurgus put up a weak ride. Still Alarm, the heavily backed favorite in the fourth race, finished last. He too, was ridden by J. Lee. Auburn-dale made a runaway affair of his race, while Lady Krmy outlasted Mickloton Maid in a driving finish in the fifth event. Jockeys D. Riley and G. Swain got into an altercation in the jockeys room just before the fourth race. Roth were suspended for five days and Riley was fined 0 and Swain 5. R. L. Thomas arrived this morning from Kentucky and will remain until Saturday when he will leave for Saratoga. Mr. Thomas has arranged to divide his stable. His best horses will he shipped to Saratoga in charge of J. T. Ireland. From the Spa they will go to Montreal. J. R. Respcss says that his two-year-old Joe Mosor is out of danger. Crafty ran in the name and colors of E. A. Stringer today. Stringer purchased the horse from R. L. Thomas a few days ago. Thomas Rrown. an employe of the Louisville and Latonia Jockey Clubs, received word from Lyman Davis to report at the? Kmpire City track at once. He left for New York tonight.

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