Rainstorm at Maisonneuve: Easterly Gale Wrecks Half of Grandstand Spectators Miraculously Escape Injury, Daily Racing Form, 1921-07-21


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RAINSTORM AT MA1S0NNEUVE Easterly Gale Wrecks Half of Grandstand-Spectators Miraculously Escape Injury. MONTltKAL. Que.. July 20. A. Davitts Marmite accounted for the Viauville Handicap, the fourth and feature attraction at Maisonneuvo Bark this afternoon, scoring an easy victory over Bameau and First Bullet. The race was run in a blinding rain storm, accompanied by an easterly gale, which wrecked half the grandstand and caused a panic. Fortunately, -there were no fatalities. The grandstand was crowded to capacity, the people taking refuge from the rain at the time of the accident, and that there were no fatalities was a miracle. The stand quivered and in an instant half the roof was lifted a distance of fifty feet to the rear of the structure, demolishing two automobiles. Only the seats and uprights remain standing iu a crippled condition. Like drowned rats, the crowd rushed out into the open seeking a place of safety. Jockey 1. Iribles riding was again the feature, he piloting the first two winners. Desperation and j Mack earner, both of which are owned by his contract employer, B. K. Major. Blaudel turned a flip shortly after the start of the curtain raiser, but jockey OMahoney escaped will i a slightly cut hand. Jockey N. Burger was hold responsible for the mishap and was suspended for three days for rough riding by the stewards. Jockey MeAlaney escaped injury when he was unseated from Silex II. after the start for the third race. Before his departure from here yesterday J. !. Wagnon, trainer of the Ielican Stable, sold at private sale Goldcrost Boy, Dalwood and Mary Head. lie also shipped to Windsor Ballybell and War Tub. Trainer J. Hope left today for .Hamilton with Duke Buff and Bacchanalian. In the same shipment went W. A. Crawfords Great Hawk and the Mc-Fadden string, including Toy Miss, Grays Favorite. La lira Miller and Little Billie. M. Shields has arrived at Kempton Bark from Kentucky with Presumption and W. O. Stoners Mandarins Coat.

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