Phanariot In Front: Wins Canadian Derby for the Seagram Stable.; Mr. Pepp First in Buffalo Handicap--Jockey L. Schaefer Much in the Limelight., Daily Racing Form, 1926-06-28


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I PHANARIOT IN FRONT • Wins Canadian Derby for the Seagram Stable. » Mr. Pepp First in Buffalo Handicap — Jockey L. Schaefer Much in the Limelight. FOB ERIE, Ont, June 26.— Phanariot, that carries the famous black and yellow of the Seagram Stable, was returned an easy victor of the Canadian Derby Saturday when he accounted for the above fixture over four of the best three-year-olds that could be mustered against him. The race "was robbed of considerable of its brilliancy when Tattling, the outstanding two-year-old of last year and considered the peer of the winner, was withdrawn at the eleventh hour owing to the changed track conditions, which turned slow following the heavy rains of the night previous. Another to decline was Haplite, stable-mate of the winner and victor of the Kings Plate at Toronto. Phanariot was ridden by P. Schaefer in his winning race and was allowed to remain off the pace until reaching the far turn, while Taurus and Attack went out to make the running, with the former showing the way and Attack three lengths further back and Phanariot in third position rounding the first turn. Taurus kept to his task until he was charged upon by Attack rounding the turn out of the back stretch, where he relinquished the lead readily. At this point the winner closed the gap that separated him from the leaders and raced to the front with friction-less strides, overhauled the leader and was three lengths in front passing the finish, with his ears straight up. After the finish and on returning to the scales Phanariot was draped with a beautiful floral horseshoe. The Puffalo Handicap, whi -h was carded as the fourth race and a secondary attraction to the Canadian Derby, furnished some good sprinters op| ortunity to show their merits over the three-quarters route and B, F. Whitney sent the winer to the post in Mr, Pepp, ably ridden by Rutwell. This veteran rider permitted the big son of I.uke Me-Puke to remain close to the pace cut out by Gold Pock and Digit until rounding the turn, where he moved to the pacemakers with good speed on the outside and. catching Cold liock as the eighth post was reached, raced Ioiitimiid on eighteenth page. PHANARIOT IN FRONT Continued from first pose his way to the end a length in advance of O. F. Burkharts En.sile. while Gold Rock held on to get third place frOm the Seagram Stables Digit, which forced the early pace, but tired entering the home stretch. Jockey 1 Schaefer scored for the third time during the afternoon when he piloted J. C Bennetts Button Bright to a hard-earned victory in the sixth race, which was decidtd through a drizzling rain which first began to fall following the third race, but let up intermittently and then came down again before the sixth. Skirmisher sprinted Into a long lead, being six lengths in front at one time, but he tired as fast as he began and "gave way to the winner at the stretch turn. Blacksmith came from last place to get beaten a neck and ran a sparkling race. Inclement weather prevailed for the last day of the meeting at the Niagara course, but did not affect a large crowd from turning out to witness the sport that was carded, featured by the Canadian Derby for three-year-olds exclusively, with the Buffalo Handicap as the secondary feature. J. C. Fletcher added another purse to his list when Bownsview successfully carried his colors to a hard-earned victory in the five and ont -half furlings dash, which had the opening place on the days card. Schaefer earned the saddle honors of the victory by allowing his mount to settle well into his stride befcre attempting to make up the ground that separated him from the early-leaders. 1 inwnsview responded readily to the call and passed the ones in front of him at a rapid clip, continuing with good courage to get up in the last stride to earn the verdict from the rank outsider, B.yng Boy, which passed the tiring Merry Man and Ace of Aces II. in the last sixteenth. Heartache again showed her prowess to a good band of juveniles over the five and a half furlongs route by winning eased up. her margin being five lengths. Sol, which went inti a brief lead with the rise of the webbing and took command for the first eighth, was unable to cope with the winners bid and had to be vigorously ridden to keep the place award from the fast going Reigh Shot. The latter raced in close quarters for the first half mile when she secured clear passage by coming to the outside in another stride. Ferrash, that races for C. Ferraro, attempted to make a runaway of the third race over the mile route, when he sprinted into a six h-ngths lead when straigthened out in the back stretch, but his margin dwindled fast the last half mile, and it took all the energy that his rider possessed to have him winner- by a scant head from Rosa Yeta, which closed in game fashion, after being well ba k of the leaders in the early running and was forced to race around her company to get as close as second. Timeless was another that made up a lot of ground and, in doing s . finished third.

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