Marse Abe Wins A Stake: Finishes First In The Niagara Stakes In A Tight Fit With Michael Angelo.; Cave Adsum Defeats Polly Prim--St. Jeanne Takes a Sprint--Jockey Minder Badly Injured in a Fall., Daily Racing Form, 1908-08-02


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MARSE ABE WINS A STAKE FINISHES FIRST IN THE NIAGARA STAKES IN A TIGHT FIT WITH MICHAEL ANGELO Cave Adsum Defeats Polly Prim St Jeanne Takes a Sprint Jockey Minder Badly Injured in a Fall Buffalo N Y August 1 Seven races that had the Niagara Stakes for twoyearolds and a handicap at a mile and a furlong for features caused the largest attendance ever at Fort Krle to be onhaiid Anticipating a large crowd thirtythree layers dreV In and they had all they could handle in the way of speculation speculationThe The stake resulted in i spirited duel ltetweeii Marse Abe and Michael Angelo These youngsters ran as a team from the barriers rise and the fin ¬ ish found them only noses apart Marse Abe In the van lie was coupled witii Irrlgator as the L A Ceila entry and held only slightly lu less esteem than Theo Cook The latter showed a great per formance by finishing third after seemingly being hopelessly out of any chance Many attrihuted his failure to win to the fact that he was held by the assistant starter at the start but those in a posi ¬ tion to see the start clearly averred that the colt was not in any way hampered at the sendoff The real fault if there was any for his failure to land the stake was the poor ride he received Guy Burns frequently getting him cut off and was finally forced to go to the extreme outside which lost for him much ground Powers strong ride was also a potent factor in lauding Marse Abe winner as with a stronger rider on Michael Angelo the Hendrie repre ¬ sentative stakeThe would have landed the stake The handicap that followed had for starters some of the best now quartered at the track Cave Ad sum the extreme outsidoj proving the surprise by winning rather handily frojn Polly Prim and Iteid moore Polly Prim as usual set a great pace for a mile with the others in close contention until tlie stretch turn was reached where there was a general closing up for the final drive Cave Adsuui had slight trouble in coming away in the last fur ¬ long Monsignors showing was again disappoint ¬ ing and he finished last On his performance to ¬ day he is far from his best form Au formAu unpleasant incident during the afternoon came with the running of the second race when Cora Price ridden by Minder and Imboden on which Kennedy had the mount fell in a heap opposite the clubhouse while making the first turn Minder sustained a double fracture of the leg and also had his shoulder badly strained Kennedy escaped in ¬ jury Cora Price was also badly damaged about the front legs Close observers laid the blame for the fall to Powers through his action in cutting sharply across from an outer position with Fancy Bird The judges also partially held this view and for a time it appeared as if they would disqualify Fancy Bird after winning Powers explanation however was that Miss Marjorie crowded him over toward the Inside and the officials gave him the benefit of the doubt Minder was conveyed to a nearby hospitalSt hospital St Jeanne at a long price easily took the meas ¬ ure of a crack band of shortdistance racers in the allage sprint Elizabeth Harwood the useful two yearold from the Corrigan stable landing second place over Aphrodite Miss Lida was made the medium of a mild killing and justified it by winning the sixth race as her rider pleased The closing race went to the consistent Tom Dolan In handy style Lady Esther taking second place from the favorite Solon Shingle Alice heat a speedy hand of youngsters in tho opening race raceJockey Jockey Powers again carried off the riding honors by winnersFrank piloting three winners Frank ONeill was in receipt of a letter today from his partner Fred Burlew now in France an ¬ nouncing that he would leave for America and would arrive some time next week Stories that Burlew would locate in France are erroneous J erroneousJ S Merchant has been engaged to train the horses owned toy M A Neff Burlew ONeill have secured the services of jockey T Rice and that youngster will in future pilot the horses from their stable William Bruen Jr a younger son of exstarter Billy Bruen died last night at the Emergency Hospital The young man had for some time been ailing with dropsy and heart disease His remains were shipped today to St Louis for interment Mr Bruen remainsJust and family accompanied the remains Just before going on to the track for the sixth race Lady Carol acted fractlously and nnseatcTI Swain a couple of times falling on him tho last time bruisesTrainer He escaped with slight bruises Trainer Phair was fined 25 by the judges fur his failure to school Brldooit to the barrier after being Instructed to do so by the starteV Jockeys starteVJockeys Swain and Burns were suspended for four days each by the starter for disobedience at Uuv post in the first race

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