Olambala Loses by a Nose: Spellbound Vanquishes Wilson Crack in Earl Grey Cup Contest, Daily Racing Form, 1910-09-11


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OLAMBALA LOSES BY A NOSE SPELLBOUND VANQUISHES WILSON CRACK IN EARL GREY CUP CONTEST. Fall Meeting at Blue Bonnets Opens Auspiciously-Poor Horsemanship Contributes to Failure of Live Wire in Race Won hy Light Wool. Montreal, Que., September 10. — What promises to lie the most important meeting ever given by the Montreal Jockey Club opened at Blue Bonnets this afternoon. Gathered here for the first time are many of the big metropolitan stables and their presence is giving much tone to the racing. R. T. Wilson. Jr.s crack four-year-old, Olamhala, was a topheavy favorite for the Earl Grey Cup, a handicap at a mile aud a quarter, and one of the feature races of the meeting, but was beaten hy Spellbound. Olamhala was ridden by jockey Glass, a lad considered by some horsemen a bit too light to handle a horse like Olamhala. At all events when it came to the finish in the stretch drive Glass appeared unable to do his mount justice and was beaten by the shortest of margins in a driving finish. Speli-liound was permitted to gallop into an easy lead of two lengths rounding the first turn and he maintained this advantage until well into the homestretch, where Olambala moved up to him. After getting to the leader the favorite weakened. This was the third rnnniug of the Earl Grey Cup, the brief history of which is as follows: Year. Winner. A.Wt. Jockey. Val. Time. 1908*Martin Doyle... 0 120 J. Howard.. , 285 l:r»3* 1909 Terafa 4 111 Rettig 1.500 2:14 1910 BpeUboand 4 101 J. Wilson. . 1,315 2:00* •Distance one mile and an eighth. Olainbalas defeat was the biggest upset of the afternoon, although the defeat of Live Wire, with S. Davis In the saddle, was probably more costly to the public. Live Wire was meeting an ordinary lot of horses and looked as near a certainty as certainties go in racing. Davis got his mount away well enough but permitted him to drop out of it at the turn out of the backstretch. Making the turn for home he shook Live Wire up and the latter responded with a rush, hut Davis took him unnecessarily wide, swinging to the middle of the track, me ground that he lost by this move b vit him. Light Waal, which had been trailing the leaders, saved ground on the rail and this gave nun a lead which he . retained to the end. It. D. Williams, owner of Live Wire, was so disgusted with Davis ride that he Immediately arranged for A. Walsh to come here to ride for him during the remainder of the meeting. M. C. Pritcaard. whose Spellbound won the Earl Grey Cup. also furnished the winner of the closing race in Hooray. Richard F. Carman also plaved an important part in the afternoons results, two of tin- winners coming from his barn. La Salle made a runaway affair of the second race, while Meridian found no trouble in beating his company In the seventh. It was the first time that the latter carried the Carman colors and his new owner profited handsomely hy his victory. The Kings Plate, the most important of the annual fixtures among local owners, proved littlo better than an exercise gallop for The Ladv of Mercia. which won pulled up hy several lengths. There were only four starters and the winner was a well-backed favorite. The- Lady of Mercia is b* Athel. one of the National Breeding Bureau stai-lions donated hy Thomas Clyde and now standing at public service in the Province of Ouebec. A thai, a handsome horse, has been entered in the Montreal horse show and also for the one at Madison Square Garden In New York City in November. The Kings. Plate was first run at Blue Bonnets in 1007. Its historv follows: Year. Winner. A.Wt. Jockey. Val. Time. 1007 Woodbine 5 123 Piggins . . .$ 515 2-20* 100S Harmony 4 123 J. W. Mphy 740 2:15 BM9 S S. B 0 122 J. Howard. 1,199 2 : is* 1010 TheL.of Mercia! 124 Goldstein .. 803 2:15* The colors of R. T. Wilson, Jr., were carried to victory in the first race of the meeting when Mexo-ana vanquished the favorite, Guy Fisher. In a hard stretch drive. Joseph Yeager. the -well-known plunger, was refused admittance to the course this afternoon. Yeager. who Is in good standing on the tnrf, proposes to bring action against the club and has employed a firm of prominent solicitors to fight the case.

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