Some Close Finishes At Fort Erie.: Kings Daughter Defeats Dennis Stafford by Inches in a Very Fast Race., Daily Racing Form, 1908-08-05


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SOME CLOSE FINISHES AT FORT ERIE Kings Daughter Defeats Dennis Stafford by Inches Buffalo N Y August 4 The standard of high class racing that has been the order since the open ¬ ing of tlie meeting at Fort Erie was maintained this afternoon and in some of the races the finishes were of the closest kind and required a keen eye t to determine the winner A noteworthy feature w was that all the winners were shipped here from the j recently abandoned Latonia meeting Although the majority of favorites were downed the layers did J not profit much as all the winners were sup ¬ ported Followers of T McDowell1 stable had a banner day as In addition to winning a han ¬ dicap with Kings Daughter his other representa ¬ tive Mirth won tlc following race The raceThe handicap was a Irand and fastrun race J Dennis Stafford favorite set a tremendously stiff pace from tlie barriers rise The others were well up for threequarters but at this point it appeared as if the threeyearold would have comparatively e easy sailing through th stretclf to land the purse But 5 Powers called on Kings Daughter and finding I1 her willing she began closing up the gap separat ¬ ing her from the leader and gaining steadily got up in the last stride Tlie rider and mare wen given an ovation on their return to the judges s stand standAnother Another heartbreaking finish which gave the backers of the heavily supported shortpriced Direc ¬ tor a few anxious moments before tin judges dis ¬ j played the result came In the third race when i Lady and Behuere and Director were so close at tl the finish that none outside of the judges could tt tell with any degree of certainty which had won The + awarding of the purse to Director was greeted with loud applause Director was considered UK i best betting proposition of the afternoon but B Martin was too light to handle so heavyheaded a j horse defeatJoe and came near causing his defeat Joe Gaitens was entirely overlooked despite that he i had run some creditable races at Latonia but he made good after standing a hard drive that lasted almost for the entire trip Stromeland being bis closest contender throughout Utterance after s steady backing niafle good Jn the opening race rather handily tlie favorite Maycella finishing s second The two closing racs were at sex en fur ¬ j longs and tin start is at an angle that causes much crowding Mirth and Margaret T were most lucky and escaped interference They both won Balla which started in the fifth race was caught in the jam that followed soon aftqr the start and was so j badly cut down that it is probable she will have t to be destroyed The Judges recommended thj t the secretary in framing Ills conditions in the luture eliminate seven furlong races Judge racesJudge Murphy received a telegram today from W A Pinkerton stating that the Jockey Club had noth ¬ ing against George Boles and as the association 1 i Itire has nothing against him he will be allowed to book Sweet 1iiminhad to be excused from starting v in t the second race on account of sickness Jockey sicknessJockey K Walsh was suspended by the starter for s six days for disobedience at the post Jockey Ott v was fined 25 for a similar offqnrt John offqnrtJohn Marklein shipped his horses from Windsor to Montreal yesterday J L JL A Cella will ship fifteen horses to Montreal after the close of this meeting Jockey meetingJockey Gullett was suspended for ten days by the starter s yesterday Jockeys yesterdayJockeys Warren Minder and Fairbrotber who are V in the hospital were reported improved today Jockey v J Butler will in future ride for W H Fizer having given that owner first call on his ser

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