Another for Lion Dor: Easily Takes Hamilton Feature-- Fall in Steeplechase Fatal for Jockey Blake, Daily Racing Form, 1922-07-01


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ANOTHER FOR LION DOR Easily Takes Hamilton Feature Fall in Steeplechase Fatal for Jockey Blake HAMILTON, Ont., June 30. The Advance Handicap, which featured the program at Hamilton today, served to bring together a band of sprinters and J. K. L. Ross Lion dOr, carrying top weight, was returned an easy winner by a wide margin from Eulah P., with Dream of the Valley third. The winner was the choice in the wagering and the victory was a popular one. Turner, who had the mount on Lion dOr, allowed him to go to the front right after the rise of the barrier and he set a fast pace for his opponents to follow. Dream of the Valley was the one to race in closest pursuit, with Estero in third place. This order was maintained for the greater part of the contest. Entering the stretch. Turner called on Lion dOr and he drew away from the others with apparent ease and won with speed in reserve. The Ancaster Steeplechase, under claiming conditions, was accounted for by W. G. Wilsons Briganna, which won from Fair Mac in a drive, with Flying Frog third. Jockey W. Blake on McCorburn suffered a nasty fall when his mount fell at the fourth jump. Blake was carried from the field in an unconscious condition and rushed to the hospital. A brief examination disclosed a fractured shoulder, broken collar bone and concussion of the brain. The boy expired before being placed on the operating table. Blake was a native of Long Island and popular with his fellow riders. A blanket finish resulted with the opening five and a half furlong dash, in which the veteran sprinter Top o th Morning had a nose advantage over Phantom Fair, with Charles J. Craigmile but a head farther back. The winner came from behind the pace established by Phantom Fair, but was tiring through the final seventy yards and just lasted. Trainer W. H. Bringloe had the Seagram Stables Bulldog Drummond out on the track this morning the first time since his mishap at Blue Bonnets, where he was cut down. Jockey J. Rowan departed for Devonshire this evening to rejoin his contract employer at that point. Rowan will return to Fort Erie" to ride El Jesmar in the running of the Canadian Derby. Silas Veitch will rest up the C. K. Harrison. Jr., stable at Hamilton until the second meeting at that point. Clyde Phillips departs for Devonshire this evening and will take the apprentice R. Doyle with him.

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