Great Attendance At Montreal., Daily Racing Form, 1908-06-09


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GREAT ATTENDANCE AT MONTREAL Montreal Quo June S Today was election day in Montreal and holiday racegoers turned out in force at Blue Bonnets The crowd while not as large us that of the opening day was big enough to fill the grandstand and make the belling enclosure anything but a comfortable place The ranks oC the regulars wore augmented by the arrival of a large delegation which remained over for the clos ¬ ing day at Woodbine Park ParkSeventeen Seventeen layers cut in nn Increase of seven over the opening day and five heavily backed favorites won wonThe The course was in perfect condition and despite the fact that Hie horses finished against a strong wind track records were crowded and in one race equalled when Lady Isabel ran a mile and a fur ¬ long in the third race in 154 The fifth race a twoyearold dash at a half mile furnished the best contest of the day four of the seven starters fighting it out at the end heads and necks apart with the favorite Chipmunk first home by the smallest of margins Shilling rode a determined finish on the winner and outlinishcd Francis in the final drive Shilling also had the mount on the winner in the sixth race which went sto P M drills Creel an oddson choice choiceSight Sight made a runaway affair of the second race The colt was sold by Frank ONeill before the race and ran in the name and Interest of G M Miller He was ridden by Swain today and the latter found no trouble iu keeping Sight straight This youngster started and won at Woodbine Park a few days ago but wan disqualified for crossing over in front frontLady Lady Isabel was forced to stand a long hard stretch drive to beat St Hario out a scant half length in the third race raceEssex Essex U ridden by Mr Kerr won the steeple ¬ chase in a cantor He set the pace and after tak lug the last Jump was cased up to i canter canterSeveral Several stables arrived from Toronto this morning among them the strings owned liy James B Sea ¬ gram Woods Garth R L Thomas Arthur Bryan nd P Knebelcaqtn KnebelcaqtnJockeys Jockeys Shilling T Howard and iMasuada are also among the new arrivals Masnada will ride here us a free lance lanceBotanist Botanist which finished second in the Inaugural dnsli on the opening day pulled up latne and will be retired until the fall fallAmong Among the bookmakers who arrived from Toronto and who drewiiv this afternoon were Rod McMa lion Maurice Ilerford and Tom Bird Joe Yeager Chicago OBrien and Sig Levy arc some of the big bettors who arc operating here

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