Fort Erie Racing Proves Attractive.: Greatest Attendance of Tracks History--Irrigators Iroquois Hotel Stakes., Daily Racing Form, 1908-08-16


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FORT ERIE RACING PROVES ATTRACTIVE Greatest Attendance of Tracks History Irrigators Iroquois Hotel Stakes StakesBuffalo Buffalo N Y August 15 Pleasant weather and the nrospect of witnessing good racing caused the greatest attendance in the history of Fort Erie this afternoon Special trains from Toronto Hamlton and points adjacent added to the usual numbers The track while still heavy afforded good footing and the majority of the races were keenly contested The outside strip of the track was again the general route Favorites fared well live of them winning during the afternoon afternoonThe The Iroquois Hotel Stakes a Handicap at live and a half furlongs served as the feature and some of the smartest twoyearolds at the course made up the field Marse Abe on account of his frequent wins was asked to carry 121 pOumU and concede much weight to the oilier starters Despite his heavy Impost he was the most fancied to land the race He was coupled with Irrigator and the pair were steadily backed at oddson Marse Abe showed his customary high Might of speed set a fast pace and raced ids early opponents into defeat Ills hard effort however told near the end and Irrigator and Stromeland which had been trailers for the first three furlongs challenged in the last sixteenth and passed him in the last seventy yards Irrigator winning by a scant length froiii Stromeland the latter taking second place by a nose noseThe The mile purse race in which Pinkola Terah Minnie Adams and John Carroll met at different weights resulted in the closest finish of the after ¬ noon Pinkola just lasting long enough to win by a nose from Terah Jhirlng the early running Pink ¬ ola threatened to make a runaway race of it having run into a live lengths lead before going three quarter hut tired perccptlblv in the stretch due I lo the excessive use be was put to in the first half John Carroll did not fancy the going and was never dangerous Minnie Adams at all times holding him safe placeJ for third place J II Heed again showed a superior performance by styleHeidmoore landing the opening purse in handy style Heidmoore and The Minks the latter showing im ¬ proved form fought it out hard in the mile and a furlong race Heidmoore just lasting to win after a hard drive With a clear course The Minks would have beaten the Shields candidate Belmere again showed his ability to rank with the best selling platers here by taking the closing race as his rider pleased pleasedLady Lady Carol furnished the surprise of the day by beating a good band of shortdistance racers that started in the third race S Louis whose Alencon finished second bid the filly up from an entered price of 400 to 705 but failed to get her herBonebrake Bonebrake came with a great burst of speed in the last furlong of the second race and it landed him a winner by a neck from Little Osage OsageNugent Nugent Bros are still in the market for liorses and at present are in quest of 100 thoroughbreds to be shipped to their farms in Missouri They added a number to their list of purchases this morning Encouraged by the success of Nugent Bros their nephews Jones Bros also from Missouri have en ¬ tered the ranks of buyers Thev secured Dennis Stafford from Burlew ONeill today and also made a flattering offer for Chapultepec The Nugent and Jones brothers will campaign a select string of rac ¬ ers on the California tracks next winter Captain winterCaptain W F Presgrave was among todays visi ¬ tors and watched several of the races as the guest of judgesFred the judges Fred Cook is the latest to join the ranks of the layers todaySam and made book today Sam Louis and M Hutchison made a claim for Edgely after be was Beaten In tluv third race Hutch ¬ ison drew the lucky number and had to pay SOO for the horse 1 Before bis departure for Empire City Rome Hes pess sold Shop Girl Vo J C Ferriss Jr A L KIrby will have charge of the horses that Itespess left here to be raced racedJ J G Greener of Nashville Tenn who bred Oi seau was among todays visitors He stated that he has a number of colt at his farm in Nashville including a halfbrother to Oiseau and a full brother to Olanibala that lie intends to keep for racing pur ¬ poses in his own colors

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