Romanelli is Punished for Four Reiding: Benvolio is Disqualified to the Favor on Bon Mot-Good Sport at Fort Erie, Daily Racing Form, 1906-07-13


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R0MANELLI IS PUNISHED FOR FOUL RIDING. Bcnvolio Is Disqualified to the Favor of Bon Mot Good Sport at Fort Erie. Buffalo, N. Y., July 12. Four favorites, a second choice and two with lberal prices against their chances rewarded the speculatively inclined at Fort Erie today. The day was an ideal one for raciug and the track fast. A steeplechase over the short course and a handicap at a mile and a sixteenth were the features. Gold Run, always the choice in tlie betting, won the steeplechase easily. The handicap was the most interesting race to speculators, every horse in the race drawing support even to the outsider, Peter Paul, which was evidently well meant. Off In perfect alignment the five ran head and head for an eighth. Then Peter Paul shot out and it seemed as if he was going to make a runaway race of it. At the half mile he increased ills advantage to five lengths. Here little Schaller began taking him up and rated him two lengths in front as they entered the stretch when he was joined by Benvolio. Romanclli, who had the mount on Benvolio, began roughing It and bore in on Peter Paul and Bon Mot which had joined the pair. RomanelH drew his whip and struck at Schaller causing Bon Mot to pull up. Benvolio finished first by a length. After the race Davis lodged a claim of foul, which was allowed, and Bon Mot was placed first. The judges also fined Uomanclli 5 and suspended him for five days for rough riding.

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