Opening Day at Fort Erie: Flag of Truce Scores Fourth Consecutive Victory in Edward W. Maginn Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1924-08-10


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OPENING DAY AT FORT ERIE Flag of Truce Scores Fourth Consecutive Victory in Edward W. Maginn Handicap. FORT ERIE, Ont., Aug. 9. Flag of Truce scored his third consecutive victory today and annexed the purse of the Edward W. Maginn Handicap, the feature of the opening day of the Fort Erie meeting this afternoon. In doing so the four-year-old son of Jim Gaffney Malta continued to show the steady improvement that has marked his efforts since falling into the hands of J. W. Mc-Naughton, trainer of the horses of E. J. Morrow. With J. McTaggart in the saddle Flag of Truce went to the front at the rise of the barrier and opened up a long lead and won by live lengths easing up in 1 :39. He was never threatened in the course of the one mile. Redstone took second money. Senator Norris finished third. Redstone richly deserved his portion of the purse. He was closest to the leader at all stages with the exception of a short eighth on the turn in Avhich Pendler passed him. Although the skies were clouded before the opening race the sun came out before the program was under way and the inaugural went down on the records as a success. There were about 8,000 persons in attendance. A reduction in the price of admission helped boost the total. J. II. Madigon, president of the association, expressed satisfaction Avith the welcome to the thoroughbreds at this course. A. G. Muirs Panketa Avent to the front immediately in the opening race and Avas never headed. Petition followed the leader all the way and finished second. She was wearing the winner down at the end. Goldlands also finished fast to take the third portion of the purse. Scobie rode the winner. Wallace saved ground all the Avay with Trotters Metson in the, five and a half furlongs of the second race and got up in the closing strides to win by a neck from Ar-ragosa. Black Friday was best of the others and finished second. Note o Love got up in the final strides to win the third race by a head. Marie Dattner set the early pace and finished second. Sun Hope ran third after having raced in that position throughout the five and a half furlongs. Renzetti rated Note o Love behind Marie Dattner until straightened out in the stretch and wore her down in the final driAc.

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