Leading Trio Disqualified: Foul Riding by Two Jockeys Mars Running of Kings Plate, Daily Racing Form, 1932-09-06


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LEADING TRIO DISQUALIFIED Foul Riding by Two Jockeys Mars Running of Kings Plate. Nipigon, Finishing Fourth, -Awarded First Place as Tout Feu, Step Off and "Logwood Are Penalized. MONTREAL, Que., Sept. 5. Foul riding oh the part of jockeys Elmer Fator and Michael Mitchell marred the thirty-ninth running of the Kings Plate that upheld the Labor Day program furnished by the Montreal Jockey Club at Blue Bonnets on Monday, and it brought about the disqualification, of three of the six that contested the issue. Tout Feu, after being across the line victor by a short head, was set back as was : his running companion, Step Off, which finished third three lengths behind Logwood, of the Joseph Cattarinich stable. Fashioned for the produce of Quebec breeding farms and endowed with fifty guineas in addition to a purse of 00 added, the race had a popular appeal to one of the biggest crowds of the season. Wtih the revised placing which took place almost at once, Nipigon, finishing fourth and beaten thirteen lengths by the first three in the original finish, was awarded major honors. Second was given to W. Finnegans Chatham Queen, and Mrs. A. Monasts Kauri was allowed third honors, although she finished the route a badly distressed last. Fourth money, owing to the disqualification, was saved. Tout Feu, in the running, appeared decidedly best when he followed in pursuit of Logwood and Step Off and Fator had the four-year-old under a strong restraint as he allowed his mount to close ground on his own courage. Logwood held sway until midway of the final turn and it was there that Tout Feu was sent up for his first and what appeared to be a winning challenge. Mitchell, however, on Logwood, came out to meet the Hon. D. Raymond colt, and it was then that the two riders first became involved in rough riding. Mitchell was still clinging to Tout Feu a.s the final furlong pole was reached, and it was then that Fator began exchanging the compliment, with the rider of the J. Cattarinich colorbearer. For another half furlong they tugged and tried to dislodge each other, and it was almost with herculean efforts that Fator became loose and, getting his mount together, drove to the finish with but a head separating the two, and Step Off three lengths farther back. Immediately after the running a ruling was issued against the riders, and the punishment received was a fine of 00 each and a suspension for the balance of the meeting. In addition the case will be taken up by the Canadian Racing Associations for what action they deem fit as additional punishment.

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