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MOLIERE WINS FORT ERIE FEATURE. Grande Dame, Favorite for the Iroquoir. Hotel Handicap, Is Defeated. Buffalo, N. Y., August 27. The result of the Iroquois Stakes, the feature race of the program at Fort Erie this afternoon, furnished a complete surprise in that the even money favorite, Grande Dame, failed to finish among the placed horses. Tills good filly had been shipped on from Saratoga to fulfill her engagement in this event. She had won two races here and showed high class form. In todays race she was asked to meet a very ordinary field, and the public backed her with confidence. When it came to the running she was unable to run her best in the muddy going and was beaten off by horses she can spreadeaglc over a fast track. The race, however, produced a stirring contest, with the winner in doubt until the very last stride, when E. S. Gardners Molicre forged to the front and snatched victory from Catherine F. by a small margin. The tabled history of the Iroquois Hotel Handicap Is shown below: Year. Winner. Wt. Jockey. Val. Time. 1001 Lemuel 101 Troxler ....$ 055 1:03 1002 Reservation 105 Gonnley .. 055 1:05 1003Scarfell 114 Munro 1,150 1-.0SJ 1004Oiseau 120 Munro 1,150 1:00 1005Father Catchem..ll2 Munro 1,150 1:07?. 1000Restoration 113 Hogg 1,150 1:07s 1007 Moliere 100 Moieland ...1,150 1:00s At five and one-half furlongs. Favorites were bowled over witli painful regularity, Willis Green winner of the fifth race being the only successful choice. The race was a selling affair and when offered Willis Green was bid np to 00 and sold to J. McClernand. Jockey J. Murphy met witli an accident this morning while exercising Cooney K. The horse collided with Matabon and both fell. Murphy was bruised up some, but fortunately no bones were broken. He will be about again jn a few days. A number of the smaller stables racing here have arranged to ship to Norfolk on Saturday. Among them are A. D. Steele, A. C. Bellew, J. .McClernand, J. W. Burttschell, P. M. Civill, R. I. Miller, R. Flynn, G. II. RIchings, II. L. Frank and R. J. Levy. Dick Williams sent Bob Marks down to look the plant over and if a favorable report Is received, his entire stable numbering twenty-two will leave on Thursday. Aileen C. and Auspicious have been sold to P. M. Civill by G. C. Bennett. Peter Sterling was shipped to Saratoga this afternoon to fulfill a stake engagement there on Thursday. v The cases of bookmakers who were subpoenaed to appear today to answer a charge of maintaining a gambling booth, were postponed to Thursday. Tod Cella and Allie Gates ship their stables to Montreal tomorrow. J- II. Sliouhlice purchased of J. McClernand the contract which the latter held on the apprentice rider Delaliy. .