Fast Quarter Horses at Butte, Daily Racing Form, 1907-08-01


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FAST QUARTER HORSES AT BUTTE. The first race at Butte, Mont., last Saturday was at a quarter of a mile and was won by a horse called Buekwaw, which conies from Salmon Siding, Idaho. The race was remarkable in many respects. The time was 22 seconds. The record for the distance is 21. Every one of the eight horses entered, save St. Senicus, which finished next to last, is more than seven years old. Buekwaw is seventeen years old, they say, and his breeding is unknown. He is a mongrel and an ungainly horse to look at. But when the barrier went up he broke something after the manner of a flea getting away from an outraged victim, and simply Hew down the stretch, winning by tliree-quariers of a length from Rattler, a veteran of the American turf, whose starts have been as numerous as the quills on the back of a porcupine. Forty-Four, the favorite, finished third, two lengths ahead of Queen Cup and four lengths in advance of Jimalong, the second choice. The latter was caught in a jam as. the tape was hoisted and did not break quick enough to get into the running. There were a lot of people at the track who had seen Buekwaw in action in Idaho and they backed him heavily.

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