Blue Bonnets is Slowed by Rain: Purpose of the Special Weight Mile Event Defeated in Consequence, Daily Racing Form, 1907-09-11


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BLUE BONNETS IS SLOWED- BY RAIN. Purpose of- the Special Weight Mile Event Defeated in Consequence. Montreal, Que., September 10. As an incentive for a sensational performance over the Jockey Club course, the Montreal Jockey Club provided a race this afternoon the conditions of which called for a sliver cup to be presented to the owner of the horse which would establish a new mile record at Bliie Bonnets. The race was carded as the fourth event, in .which seven of the best milers on the ground Were entered. Had the going remained fast there is no question but that a new Canadian record for the distance would have been established. During, the night, however, a heavy rain set in which continued for several hours, and the track was deep and heavy. The change In the going led to numerous scratches and in the feature event only three went to the post. The race proved a good contest," however, in which ... EdjYin Gum beat, out "Hawkania a . scant length1. In the early.; stages Hawkama threatened to - make a . runaway affair . of it. She dashed r to the. front, directly 4 the barrier was sprung, and opened up a; big lead on her field, r which she retained until - well inside "the final -furlong. : Then she tired, and Edwin Gum, closing with great courage, got up and beat her. The steeplechase furnished a rousing finish, with Buckman winner by a length. In the early running Buckman, who was favorite, led his field by a big margin, but after going one turn, of the field lie bled, and his owner, Herman Flippen, waved to jockey MeClain to pull him up. The rider evidently did not sec Flippens frantic effort. to have. him stop and kept on going. At the eighth jump Lights Out closed with a bold challenge and got to. within a half lengtli of the leader. Buckman, under a little rousing, drew away again and , staved off a challenge from Lights Out at the thirteenth jump, where the latter made a bobble. At the end the leader was staggering, but Buckman, hanging on gamely, managed to last long enough to win by a length. Noble and Libby, who came here with a stable of jumpers, which they are running on. the flat, won their second race of the meeting when John Dillon captured the closing event which called .for maidens. Javotte added another to her list of victories, by capturing the fifth race. She was ridden by T. :Koerner, brother to C. Koerner, who. rode for Harry Payne Whitney earlier in the season. It was young Koerriers first ;wlnnlng mount. . ; Thomas Stevens, a local-man,. today purchased of J. W. Colt, the juniper Lester L. Havman.i the price paid being 00. , Several stables ; contemplate leaving for: Toronto within the next few days, among them those of Jolm Dyment and J. J. -Walsh.

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