Fort Eries Good Racing: Push Pin Takes Buffalo Handicap in Surprise Victory - Fine Weather and Big Crowd, Daily Racing Form, 1922-07-09


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FORT ERIES GOOD RACING! Push Pin Takes Buffalo Handicap in Surprise Victory Fine Weather and Big- Crowd. FORT ERIE, Ont., July 8. The Buffalo Handicap, Canadian-breds, at a mile and seventy yards, which occupied the stellar position on the card at Fort Eric this afternoon, resulted in an easy victory for the Thornclifie Stables Push Pin from the Seagram Stables Kings Court, while Royal Visitor was third. The winner was ridden by Weiner and was rated in close attendance upon the pacemaker, Kings Court, and went to the front when urged and drew away into an easy lead entering the stretch, winning by a wide margin at the finish. The start was a good one and Kings Court was the first to show in front after tho field had settled down. Push Pin was the one to race in closest pursuit, while Sudor was in third position. The latter quit bad7 and finished in the ruck. Kings Court was racing in the front under steady restraint and setting a fast pace for the field to follow. Entering the stretch rush Pin moved up in a menacing manner and easily disposed of the Seagram color- bearer. Royal Visitor was well up with the field in the first part and finished fast. Racing conditions at Fort Erie this afternoon were exceptionally fine and a crowd of large proportions journeyed to the course to witness the running of the card. The rain which fell in this locality last evening had but little affect on the track, which dried out rapidly. FAVOKITES ECJ.irSE. The card which was programmed for decision was a good one and served to engage well-balanced fields. Favorites were again in the eclipse, but racing was of a spirited order and several close finishes resulted. The Fort Erie track, which has always tended to encourage Canadian breeding, has placed two races exclusively for Canadian-breds on todays card and on Mondays. The Canadian Derby, with 0,000 added, for three-year-old.s foaled in Canada, will be run on Tuesday and from present indications a well-balanced band will go to the post with Capt. Scott probably the popular choice. A. V. Thomas, at private terms, purchased from C. P. Winfrey the Canadian-bred Sweet Bouquet and the plater The Wag. Jockey J. Rowan was an arrival from Devonshire this morning and will pilot El Jesmar in the Canadian Derby. The registration papers of the twelve-year-old Canadian-bred Bassano Boy have been filed with the Jockey Club. Bassano Boy was sold by the Brookdale Stable and went to the West where he raced. He is in the care of L. T. Whitehill. E. J. Salt has decided to ship his stable from here to Cleveland to compete at that meeting. Jockey McTaggart was suspended for the remainder of the meeting by the stewards for bumping at the start in the third race. Jockey H. Erickson was suspended for the remainder of the meeting for crowding Nulli Secundus into the feiice in the first race. Jockey P. Walls was warned by the stewards for crowding Turner on Betty J. in the sixth race.

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