Fort Eries Banner Day: Immense Crowd Sees Ross Entry Win Fourth of July Stakes, Daily Racing Form, 1921-07-05


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1 FORT ERIES BANNER DAY Immense Crowd Sees Ross Entry Win Fourth of July Stakes. FORT KRIE, Out., July 4. The Fourth of July Stakes, a dash of a mile ond seventy yards, served as one of the principal attractions at the Fort Erie track this afternoon. From the standpoint of the average racegoer much of the glamour was detracted from the event when Henry McDaniel withdrew Billy Kelly from the Ross entry, leaving the two minor lights to represent the Canadian sportsman. Of the original named eleven but six ontcstcd the issue, which was for a stake of ,000 added and worth ,005 to the winner. From the start, which was a good one, the Ross pair, Milkmaid and Sailing P.. predominated the running, with Irish Kiss and Mock Orange in closest contention. There was a general closing up at the turn out of the backstretch and Morris chese the outside of the course and, closing in a determined manner, split the pair, with Milkmaid taking the big end of the purse, while Sailing B. held Pimlico by the shortest margin for the small end of the purse. The holiday served as the magnet which attracted one of the largest crowds that has journeyed across the river in seme years. "Weather conditions were hot and sultry, with scarcely any breeze sweeping the course. Shirt sleeves was the predominating garb, coats having been cast into discard. It was a good card which was offered today and, apart from the feature race, the Crystal Purse . erved as a secondary feature. This race, which was fashioned for three-year-olds, at a distance of a mile and a sixteenth, served to give the players a good line on the coming Canadian Derby. In this race three that are eligible for the Derby paraded to the post and performed in a creditable manner. By Jiminy repeated his good race of the previous start and was returned winner after a hard drive from Kentish Boy Mid Parader. Jockey Parrington .was mainly responsible for the victory of the winning filly, his effort being an exceptionally good . one. IiijCciatiegiracias resulted from the card, several nose f flushes occurring during the course of the afternoon, which left the winner undecided until the official placing was displayed. Devonite and So It Goes supplied Ue thriller in the opening dash over the five-eighths route, while Jean Corey and Top o th Morning supplied a thrilling battle in the next race. Much of the interest in the third race was detracted when several of the starters got caught in the webbing as the barrier was released. Thorny Way, from the Kenton Stable, was returned the winner, with Royal Visitor second and Sir Clarence in the third race. President Fred Richard of Dorval Park was an interested spectator today. Mr. Richard journeyed to Jersey City to witness the fight and decided to take in a few days racing here. L. Erb wired John Marino today requesting a call on jockey Mooneys services for the coming meeting at Windsor. L. E. Crist arrived this morning from Quebec with the platers Prunes and Incog. Jockey Coltiletti came on from New York this morning and reported to Albert Simons. He will ride Parader and return to New York tonight. Starter H. Morrissey on Saturday suspended jockey J. Mooney for live days for bad behavior at the post, but" reconsidered the suspension this morning and rescinded it. MABEL CURTIS HAS NEW OWNER. Johnny Dundee, following the llrst race on Saturday, claimed Mabel Curtis from C. T. Wothing-ton. Dundee was represented in the race by Happy Buxton. J. R. Skinkor is negotiating with A. L. Austin for the purchase of the contract on apprentice I. Gordon. F. St. John, for whom J. Tignc trains several horses, was an arrival from Detroit this morning. Hindoostan, which was claimed at Woodbine Park last spring from E. T. Zollicoiror by W. Smith, this morning for the lirst time showed no signs of lameness. George I. Sherman, fully recovered from an attack of pneumonia which lie sustained at Pimlico, is making engagements for jockeys Simmons and Fletcher. The latter is an apprentice. C. T. Worthington received word from jockey Dishmon that the latter is well on the way to recovery and has suffered but little from injuries he sustained when he fell. Dishmon will make an application for a license and resume riding. .Trainer W. Irvine of the E. F. Whitney stable reports that he will take up the yearling colt by Rockview Rhine Maiden. The youngster is now at the Hancock Farm and will be brought to Saratoga with tin; other yearlings. An exceptional record in breeding was established by AV. C. Wosint when he secured eight colts from seven mares. Mr. Weant bred the mares to the Flying Fox stallion War Fox. Auto Maid dropped twins and one died. The mare Bon Otis was also bred to the stallion Joe Blair. They are quartered at Bruce Heads farm iu Kentucky and it is said that a yearling, dam Auto Maid, is one of the best lookers in that locality. A. C. Niehaus has taken over the engagement book for jockey E. Barnes. Mrs. Clark, mother, of trainer Cyrus Field Clark, arrived from her home in New York to spend her birthday with her son. Mrs. Clark, who is 78 years old. was the guest of honor at a sumptuous repast held -sit the Iroquois Hotel. Jockey Newton Barrett arrived and joined the riding colony here.

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