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ALL READY AT FORT ERIE KEEN INTEREST IN MEETING MANIFESTED IN BUFFALO AND NEARBY CITIES. Nine Named to Go in the Canadian Derby — Bright Skies and Fast Track Promise Auspicious Opening. Buffalo, N. I., July 1.— The first of the snmraiT meetings of the Niagara ttm lag Association at the mart Erie roars* will begin tomorrow. Oleic, taiy Hat I— lias provided a card t€ seven races, the feature at which is the Canadian Derhjr, at one mile anil a quarter. The conditions nf this stake provide tor a purse of 3.S00, and it is a penalty and allowance affair wliicli a Hot s the weights in a man per to make the race present an open aspect. Chief Kit. the cult that was looked U|Kin as the prohalile winner hy the Canadians, will not go to the Wat, and his ptoepullw, ahsence probably induced John Towers to bring tin- Behreibcr eolt, Sager. from New York f start in the race, of the tune carded, two are from the stable of J. W. SclHirr. John Rear-don has probably beea named1 with the idea of forcing a fast pace for the benefit of his stable companion. Hanives. Tie card is a good one throughout, evenly-balanced liclds being named in all seven races. Special trains will eoaae from Toronto, Hamilton and other nearby cities. The indications are for bright skies and the track probably will be in record-breaking condition. Baf-falonians are race hungry and a tremendous crowd will lie on hand. The racing secretary will probably pursue the policy adopt d at Hamilton and provide eight races when entries warrant it. It is the purpose of the clubs to cater to the horsemen in every way possible liecause they realize that with the meetings curtailed to seven days, breaking even on tlie season will not prove Iim easy for the horsemen who are racing stables on the Canadian circuit this season. All of the officials are on hand. Francis Nelson and Horace Lereh will act as judges. A. B. Parte will do the starting and K. W. Maginn will act as racing secretary. Indications are that al out forty books will be in line and that speculation will be brisk.