Montreals Fall Meeting Opens: Jack Thornby and His Party Make a Killing over Stoney Lee, Daily Racing Form, 1907-09-01


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MONTREALS FALL MEETING OPENS. Jack Thornby and His Party Make a Killing Over Stoney Lee.: Montreal, Que., August 31. Five thousand people crowded into the grandstand, clubhouse and on the spacious lawn to witness the opening of the Montreal Jockey Clubs meeting this afternoon. Society turned out in force. Sir Montague Allan, president of the club and Incidentally one of the biggest men in Canada, entertained a party of friends at luncheon in the clubhouse previous to the races. James Carruthers, Christopher Fitzgerald, Colin Campbell, Colonel RIggs, John Boden, John Condon, Dan Stuart, Allan Louden and W. C. Cary were some of the men well known In the turf world who were present. The program was a good one. It had as features a six furlolig handicap and the Canadian Grand National Steeplechase. Twenty-eight layers did business in the ring, and. as the crowd were speculatively inclined, there was no complaint of lack of business. Rollicking Girl made a runaway of the first race, winning cleverly at the end by a length from Sir Edward. "Pantoutie, the favorite, ran a disappointing race. Jack Thoruby furnished a big surprise in the sixth race when his Golden Garter colt, Stoney Lee, beat the favorite, Prince of Orange. Stoney Lee was heavily backed by his owner and friends, who won well over liis victory. Musgraves handling of Prince of Orange was far from pleasing to the stewards, and his work in the saddle from now on will be closely watched. James Johnson purchased the juniper. Lights Out, from J. T. Stewart at Saratoga on Tuesday last, and the horse arrived here yesterday.

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