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TRIPLE SEAGRAM VICTORY Popular Canadian Stable Has Field Day at Opening of Connaught Park. OTTAWA, Out., September 13. The Seagram Stable aud jockey C. Lang played an important part during the running of the opening days card at Connaught Park this afternoon. Three of the winners came from the Canadian turfmans establishment Tiger Empress, Sweet Bouquet and Lady Meave. The latter accounted fcr the Autumn Purse, which was offered as the feature attraction. Padua finished second, and Lads Love was a tiring third. The winner was outrun in the early stages and was forced to work her way up on the outside. She finished with a rush and held Padua safe at the end by a short margin. Lads Love was the one to set the early pace, but he quit badly when the real test came. The first of the Seagram victories came with the running of the second race, for two-year-olds, in which Tiger Empress stole a long lead soon after J the start and, saving ground all the way, outlasted Brynthona by a nose. The latter was probably best, and might have won with an intelligent ride. j Sweet Bouquet was the other winner from the Seagram Stable. He took the measure of a band of i Canadian-breds in grand style in the fourth race, : a at one mile and a sixteenth. He was saved to the stretch, where he moved up fast and passed -Mouette in the last few strides and held Rock Silk j safe in a great finish. The Kings Plate winner, t Flying Ford, was a prominent contender for a part of the journey, but quit and finished in the ruck. His Excellency, Lord Byng, governor-genorol of Canada, accompanied by Lady Byng, was an inter- i osted spectator this afternoon. His Excellency t viewed the running of the different races from the . royal box and, after the victory of Tiger Empress, i called Mr. Edward Seagram aud complimented him i on his victory. i Ideal weather conditions prevailed for the open- j ing of the fall mectiug, and n crowd of fair proportion was in attendance. The racing was pro- i ductive of some excellent sport, and the spectators 1 enjoyed the close and hotly contested finishes. The i public found it a rather difficult task selecting i the winners with any. degreonofuacr.uracy. .and saw- . tlieir favorites meet defeat in a majority of the : races. . STEEPLECHASE TO MARTIAN. A steeplechase was offered as the opening attraction, and it brought together four starters and resulted in a victory for Martian. He was handled with excellent judgment by Borgan, and drew away when called upon to win in an easy manner from Flying Frog and McCorburn. S. Vcitch disposed of the steeplechaser Sea Sun to L. Reader, the consideration being . The horse came out of his last race in bad condition, being practically broken down. Had he stood up in that race he would undoubtedly have won, as he had a ten lengths lead when the mishap occurred. The Connaught lark officials are as follows: Steward for Canadian Racing Associations, Frau-cis Xelson. Stewards for the meeting, J. B. Campbell and X. M. Macfarlan. Judges, L. X. Bate and D. S. Gillies. Starter. Harry Morrissey. Clerk of scales, Joseph McLennan. Clerk cf the course. T. P. Gorman. Timekeeper, Basil OMeara. Patrol judge. Wm. Martin. Paddock judge, A. Z. Palmer. Paul Ciceri. the Toronto merchant in whose colors Bock Silk races, has added to his band George Duncan, which he obtained by private purchase from J. Griffin. Mortimer Mahony returned from Baltimore, whore he was called to attend to his duties in connection with the Timonium Fair last week. Mr. Mahony reports that the improvements at both Pimlieo and Laurel are about completed. Tlie Timonium Fair tills year was bigger than ever. TWO YEARS FOR MUtUEL FRAUD. Fred Morgan, the ticket raiser, who was arrseted during the Dorval meeting, was found guilty and sentenced by Judge Blazin in Montreal to two years imprisonment. His confederates are known to the officials and are being trailed by the Pinker-tons. Steeplechase jockey J. Rausch has signed to ride for G. B. Flannagan of Virginia, who is getting together a large band of steeplechasers. The Flannagan jumpers, which include McAdams, will be shipped to Maryland at the conclusion of the Woodbine meeting. Edward Seagram came up from Toronto to witness the running of his imported colt Quanah, which was sent over from England a couple of mouths ago. Quanah is a bay colt, by Quanstock Lady Fainstead, and was a winner on the other side. He is named as a starter in the Terminal Purse tomorrow. P. J. Mills secured Perhaps through the claiming route at Blue Bonnets on Saturday. Boganowski, Miles apprentice rider, who has ridden seveuteen winners up hero this year will accompany the stable to Cuba next winter.