Excellent Racing Feature At Fort Erie.: John Carroll Defeats Polly Prim and Minnie Adams in a Rousing Finish., Daily Racing Form, 1908-07-31


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EXCELLENT RACING FEATURE AT FORT ERIE John Carroll Defeats Polly Prim and Minnie Adams in a Rousing Finish Buffalo N Y July 30 Todays splendid card served to attract a big attendance at Fort Erie caused a twentyfive per cent improvement in the speculation and brought about keen contests and close finishes Thp feature a one mile and a six teenth dash was probably the best race ever run in the Dominion It was a desperate struggle from the barriers rise between John Carroll Polly Prim Minnie Adams and Martin Doyle Not until the final strides could the winner be determined wltii any degree of accuracy In the early stages the quartette had run closely grouped Polly Prim and Martin Doyle alternating in making the pace On the stretch ituru the proverbial blanket could have covered them Then began a strenuous drive in which John Carroll acquitted himself best and yoii by a neck from Polly Prim the latter taking second place a short distance in advance of Minnie Adams The time 140 marks a creditable per ¬ formance from a time standpoint for the new course courseSome Some of the best youngsters at the track started in the second race at five furlongs Jolly agniti showed a splendid performance and won rather handily from Elizabeth Harwood Gladys Louise being third Olambala J G Greeners Futurity candidate again disappointed and ran far below his best showing at Latonla LatonlaSenator Senator Barrett scored his third consecutive vic ¬ tory during the week when lie defeated a good band of sprinters in the fifth race for which i ii i was the favorite Night Mist under good riding beating Honest for second place Restraining tac ¬ tics were employed on the latter in the hope thii he would maintain his high speed to a successful termination but the former Milton Young colt again quit badly when called on for a final effort effortP P Dunne managed to score his first purse of the meeting when his Severus landed the closing race from Quagga after having ledfor the entire dis ¬ tance This pair had the race practically between them all the way Jockey Goedlke astride Pry tania fell off on the stretch turn but sustained no injury injuryJockey Jockey John Hicks presence in the saddle caused many speculators to fight shy of investing on T M Green in the opener and they were badly fooled when he showed the way throughout and won hand ¬ somely somelyBitter Bitter Sir was tlie easiest winner of the after ¬ noon landing the third race In a canter canterEdward Edward Corrigans contention that he had prior claim to the services of jockey Powers was upheld by the judges today Powers it developed has been given a retaining fee of 300 a month by Mr Corrigan for first call and has been In his employ since June 15 15Jockey Jockey Hotaling who liad the mount oil Shirley It in the third race was suspended for ten days by the starter for Incompetency Jockey Ross was fined 25 for disobedience at the post postSteeplechase Steeplechase jockey E Heider arrived today from New York and will ride the horses owned by Ed ¬ ward Corrigan in jumping races here hereJames James McLaughlin Jr has turned out the horse Black Burn at a nearby farm until late this fall Black Burn was injured while at Montreal and would not stand training for the present

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