Good Days Racing at Hamilton: Contests Generally Keen and Exciting and Favorites Fare Badly, Daily Racing Form, 1907-09-26


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GOOD DAYS RACING AT HAMILTON. Contests Generally Keen and Exciting and Favorites Fare Badly. Hamilton, Out., September 25: The fall meeting of the Hamilton Jockey Club began today before one of the largest gatherings that ever turned out at the Hamilton course. Thirty-eight books cut in and speculation during the afternoon was lively. The weather was cold and raw and just before the running of the .first race there was a light drizzle of snow and rain. The program was made up of seven races, the feature of which was a handicap at one mile and a furlong. A .majority of the events furnished interesting contests, the finishes in four of Uiem resulting . in hard drives, with the winners in Tloubt .until the last few strides. There were two. officials here who were new to Hamilton race-goers, Joseph A. Murphy, who acted as presiding steward, and A. 15. Dade, who sent the fields away. Mr. Dades work at the barrier was good, although in two or three of the events, there was some delay at the post. The feature race furnished a keen struggle, the entire trip between Colonel Jack" and Charlie Gilbert. Colonel Jack was ridden "by Colemau and he handled the horse well, keeping him on the inside all the way and saving gonial at every turn. Charlie Gilliert proved the gamest at the end, however, and lie beat Colonel Jack out a neck after a great stretch drive. William Murray arrived here this morning from Norfolk. With bim came a couple of assistants and he was prepared to do -the starting.- Mr. Murray was under the impression that his affiliation with the Virginia truck -would not affect his standing on a Canadian course. He claims to have a contract witli the Hamilton Jockey Club and says that he will report for duty at the track- every day and hold the club to- its agreement with him. Just as" the barrier was sprung in the sixth race there was a jam and in the mix-up Prytania unseated jockey Fairbrother. R. B. Stelle, who was represented in the rave by First Mason, then claimed Prytania for 1907.sh05.

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