Easy Victory for Back Bay: P. Sheridans Speedy Sprinter Wins Fort Erie Selling Stakes by Three Lengths, Daily Racing Form, 1917-07-10


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EASY VICTORY FOR BACK BAY. P. SHERIDANS SPEEDY SPRINTER WINS FORT ERIE SELLING STAKES BY THREE LENGTHS. Well-backed Port Light and Gipsey George Run Disappointingly Howard Oots Bolstor Scores Again Ticket Will Not Start in Derby. Fort Erie, Ont., July 9. The Fort Erie Selling Stakes, which was featured by the Niagara Jockey Club today, proved an easy race for Peter Sheridans sprinter Back Bay, which, after making most of the pace, beat Anita by three lengths in easy fashion. Back Bay was ridden by apprentice Bolton, who managed his mount well. Port Light and Gipsey George both found strong support and ran disappointingly. The latter stumbled at the sixteenth post, but was badly beaten when the mishap occurred. Port Light was unfortunate in being crowded back directly after the start, and in the jam he stumbled and when he pulled up he was an extremely lame horse. It is doubtful if he goes to the post again this year. The Fort Erie Stakes was established in 1903 and has been run each year since. Its history in condensed form follows: 1903 Little Boy 3 87 Gilmore ...,150 1:144 1904 Rusk 3 97 Romanelli . 1,150 1:17 1905 Crestfallen ! 91 Swain 1,150 1:20 1900 Arthur Cummer.4 100 J. Lee 1,150 1:27 1907 Sally Preston.. 3 93 A. Martin . 1,150 1:25 190S Royal Onyx ..4 105 Liebert 1,150 1:17 1909 Al Muller. .....4 101 Deavenport. 1,150 1:12 1910 Flyg Footsteps.3 102 Taplin 1,150 UlSjr- 1911 Royal Metor...3 108 C.H.Shilling 1,150 1:12 1912 Perthshire 4 109 T. Koerner. 1,150 1:13 1913 Sherwood 0 113 Loftus 1,155 1:15 1914 Robt. Bradley. 4 112 J. Smyth .. 1,155 1:13 1915 Water Lady... 4 101 L. McAfee . 1,825 1:10 1910 Squeeler 5 115 T. Parngtn 1,585 1:12 1917 Back Bay 9 100 R. Bolton.. 1,705 1:18. Distance 7-8 mile in 1905, 1900 and 1907. John Powers received word from New York this morning that Andrew Miller had changed his mind about shipping the three-year-old Ticket here to start in the Derby. Bolster, the unbeaten son of Marco Permia, that Howard Oots brought over from England last fall, added another to his list of victories when he won the fifth race, a dash of five-eighths. He began slowly, but worked his way up on the outside anil, nf ter racing into an easy lead when entering .tjie homestretch, held this advantage for the remainder of the way. Raise in Stako Values at Laurel. Joseph McLennan returned from New York this morning, where he went to confer with M. J. Winn relative to the plan for the meeting at Laurel next fall. Mr. McLennan gave out the announcement that all of the stakes at Laurel would be raised in value and that the smallest amount of added money to any of the events would be ,500. The value of the overnight races has as yet not been decided upon. Besides the regular fixtures, three new stakes will be given, the Liberty Loan, highweight handicap, a dash of three-quarters; the Martha Washington Stakes, for fillies and mares, at one mile, and another stake which will be called either the Red, White and Blue Handicap, or the Mount Vernon Stakes. Gene Lutz was an arrival from Toronto with the apprentice Brickson. He has arranged to send the lad from here to Windsor, where he will ride as a free lance. II. G. Bedwell has presented the racer Mr. Sniggs to Horace Lcrch, who will use him as a saddle horse. C. J. Casey, acting for Grant H. Browne has purchased at private sale the plater Ed Cudihee. W. H. Fizer claimed Alex Gotz after he won Saturday. The horse was taken from Fizer through the claiming route at the Hamilton meeting. J. W. Bean, the well-known contractor of Washington, D. C, and owner of Indian Chant and several other racers, was an arrival. Gus Muller of Philadelphia, owner of Flittergold, Flittennouse and others, was another arrival. Charles Primrose, who is connected with the Mount Royal .and Devonshire tracks, also got in. He is on his way to Grand Rapid3. Announcement has been made that Edward Tribe will do the starting at the next meeting to be held at Mount Royal track, Montreal. Several handbook men were ejected from Fort Erie since the meeting began. It is said that these men will be barred at other tracks of the Canadian Racing Associations and that the Pinkertons will report them to those in charge of the Saratoga meeting.

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