Montreal Racing Thriving Greatly.: Big Crowd Attends to View Running of the Macdonald Steeplechase., Daily Racing Form, 1908-09-02


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MONTREAL RACING THRIVING GREATLY GREATLYBig Big Crowd Attends to View Running of the Mac donald Steeplechase Montreal Que September 1 The Macdonald Steeplechase over the about two miles and a half course and having si net value to the winner of 1090 attracted some of the best jumpers in the x uutrr and furnished an interesting contest Gwyn 1 mipklns t Nick ridden bv W Allen and coupled 1 the betting with Jimmy Lane proved lxst but oily after he had been put to a severe test to wear d wn Marksman and Arian which set a tremendous I ice over the first ten jumps Tho leaders then tired and Uyzantlne well ridden by K Stone came with a rush that landed second place for him over Arlan St Volma which was considered a formi ¬ dable opponent before the race got Into serious trouble soon after tho start and pulled up limping perceptibly before the finish finishAnother Another bauuer attendance was on hand this aft crnoon and those speculatively inclined fared ex ¬ ceedingly well sis favorites and second choices carried off most of the purses Belle of the Ball in the opening race was the exception Slie was practically neglected and won at a long price priceThe The race at one mile for gentlemen riders at ¬ tracted much interest from the society element out in full force Purslane owned by J B Sea ¬ gram and ridden by Mr Case of Toronto easily outclassed the others and won as his rider pleased lie was the shortest priced winner of the afternoon After the finish Dr Parks of Quebec bid Purslane up from an entered price of SI 000 to 1500 but failed to secure him The bidding up of the winner occasioned considerable comment as it is the first time a horse has been bid up at Blue Bonnets Purslane was not the only horse during the day to have his selling price raised W Brannon former trainer of Chief Hayes winner of the closing race bid him up 200 over his entered selling price of SSOO but his owner retained him with an advance bid bidJockey Jockey Powers finally managed to put over his first winner of the meeting when he landed Chal fonte in front in the third race Chalfontc was at short odds and most of the betting of the race was centered on Campaigner for second place The lat ¬ ter met witli a mishap in having his head stall slip back of his cars and almost choke him This eliminated him as a factor factorAside Aside from winning from a good band of young ¬ sters at five and a half furlongs Anna L Daley added luster to her victory by running the distance in 107 and reducing the former track record two fifths of a second secondThere There was considerable crowding in the closing race as the Worses were itnrning into the stretch and the jam that Lens got caught in forced him back from a contending position into almost a hope ¬ less last Lens was favorite and with clear sailing would in all probability have been a handy winner winnerThe The stewards announced this afternoon the sus ¬ pension for the rest of the meeting of jockey W Hi for Ms unsatisfactory ride on Golden Shore yes ¬ terday terdayTom Tom Shaw and his brother Harry were arrivals today from New York and will remain here for some

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