Runs a Remarkable Race: Cliff Edge Wins Purse at Windsor Under Sensational Conditions, Daily Racing Form, 1910-09-01


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RUNS A REMARKABLE RACE CLIFF EDGE WINS PURSE AT WINDSOR UNDER SENSATIONAL CONDITIONS, Refuses to Break with Others of His Field, but Is Sent After Them and Scores — Second Horse Is Disqualified. w Detroit. Mich., August .11. — Richard E. Watkins Clifford colt, Cliff Fdge. figured in another remarkable exhibition at the Windsor track this afternoon when he beat a good baud of handicap horses after being virtually left standing fia t footed at the post. It takes a pretty good sort of a horse to win from any sort of company under similar conditions and the fact that Cliff Edge beat the good lot he did this afternoon makes his race stand out as the U-st witnessed over any of the Canadian tracks this summer. Cliff Edge was favorite, was ridden by Lang and came in for strong support. He was standing straight when tlie barrier was released, but propped when the others left the post. One of the assistant starters struck him with |iis whip and Lang went after the others in what looked to be a hopeless chase. He was a distant trailer rounding tlie first mrn and not until after they had gone three-quarters • f a mile did he loom as a contender. Lang took the outside route witli him and in tlie stretch, where lie caught Fort Johnson, the latter bore out and carried Cliff Fdge to the outside fence. Cliff Fdge finished with bulldog courage and just succeeded in poking his nose in front in the final strides. The outcome of the race was greeted with much applause. Wilson, who rode Fort Johnson, was promptly called into the stand after he had dismounted ami Fort Johnson was speedily disqualified for fouling the winner. The change in placing gave second money to Tom Hayward and moved Tony Honero into third post thai. Wilson was told not to accept any more mounts at the meeting aside from those of his employer, Forrest Base. J. W. Fuller put another good thing over today In General Marchmont, a horse that he transferred to I. J. Malone this morning. Genera] Marchmont beat a good band of sprinters in the fifth race, which he won in runaway fashion. Tin- Schorr stable scored their usual daily victory When Planutess won the seventh race. With a competent rider on Btsnomiful the Memphis turfman would have been credited with a double. The apprentice Cole gave ItospoiSlfnl a bungling ride and after getting cut off several times finished third in a race that he should have won easily. Lady Ormicant scored under Francis J. Pons* colors in the second race and her owner was forced to stand a boost of 00 to retain the filly. Bookmaker Sidney Cohen was res]K nsible for the run-up. Last winter at Jacksonville Cohen was fined 00 by the judges for criticising their actions. Todays run-up was in retaliation. Thi bay gelding Cumberiaad, carded to start in the opening race this afternoon, was burned to death iu a fire at one of the stables outside the grounds last night. Jockey Stanley Davis was an arrival from Saratoga this morning. He will ride the horses trained by John Powers for the balance of the season on the Canadian circuit. Henry WclmhsB and Edward Alvey arrived this morning from Saratoga and will remain for the rest of the meeting. Charles O. Smith, who is interested in the proposed meeting to be given at the Marll»oro track in Maryland, was also an arrival. The two-year-old Louis Pes Cognets was jumped on and cut down in his race yesterday and was excused from starting this afternixm by tlie judges. J. L. Dcmpscy, the turf correspondent, on arrival here today from Chicago, was advised by telegraph that racing at Hawthorne track. Chicago, would be resumed on Labor Day and would continue up to and including Saturday, September 11. Those having the racing in charge requested Mr. Dempsey to solicit horsemen to ship their stables to engage in the contemplated meeting. The advices were also to the effect that six races would be given daily and that steeplechasing would be featured. The purses will range in value from ."0 to 00. Many nrominent horse nam are anxious to witness a revival of Chicago racing and a number of owners ate only awaiting more definite information regarding the project before shipping. Among those who have signified their Intention of sending horses to Hawthorne are T. P. Haves. Mode Nicoll. J. C. Ferriss. T. Hatfield. S. A. Clopton. W. Shields. II. Flippeii and Bdwsrd Trotter.

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