Several Accidents Mar At Fort Erie.: Dennis Stafford Defeats Pinkola in a fast Run Race--Berwick Takes a Purse., Daily Racing Form, 1908-08-01


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SEVERAL ACCIDENTS MAR AT FORT ERIE ERIEDennis Dennis Stafford Defeats Pinkola in a fast Run Race Berwick Takes a Purse Buffalo N Y July 31 What otherwise would have been nn enjoyable afternoon of sport was marred somewhat by sereral accidents that resulted in tlie death of one horse and injury to two riders den by Fairbrother was1 the unlucky horse He was a starter in the third race and while going well seemed to be taken with blind staggers Failbrother made a desperate effort to pull him out of conten ¬ tion foreseeing injurv but his effort only resulted in the colt steering deliberately for the inner rail and crashing through it breaking his neck Fair brother was pinned under him and when extricated showed a fractured leg above the knee He was taken to a nearby hospital hospitalIn In the steeplechase Belford and Raining Leaves came to grief by blundering at several of the oh stacles Garic who had the mount on Raining Leaves sustained deep scalp wounds and bruises about the Ixxly IxxlyThe The steady improvement in the track has given owners a chance to prepare their better horses and send them to the post As a result todays card showed ei liberal sprinkling of trood class racers and furnished excellent contests contestsThe The handicap at six furlongs in which some of tlie best sprinters In these parts started resulted in a victorv for T C McDowells consistent Berwick which led all the way and landed the purse from Superstition the latter under a hard drive out ¬ staying Chief Hayes Magazine the other starter ran ftir below his best form and although it was generally known that he had scant chance of tnkiiiL Berwicks measure today the judges were not at all satisfied with the listless effort of his ridir u Burns and soundly reprimanded him himThe The best betting race of the meeting proved the closing race iu which Dennis Stafford Pinkola and Clell Turnev were the starters Each had a host of supporters who backed them loyally Dennis Stafford was always in command when it came to the running and won with ridiculous ease from Pinkola The latter made a game effort momen ¬ tarily after going a half but soon began losing ground and hail to do his best to outstay Clell Tur ney for second place placeLights Lights Out again ran a good race and easily proved best of those starting in the steeplechase steeplechaseApache Apache the shortpriced favorite led all the way in the third and won with much in reserve from Royal Onyx OnyxThe The closest finish was that between Dix Ben and Giles the former winning In the last stride under a masterful drive by Powers The latter again carried off the riding honors by piloting three winners attemptsThe one second and one third in live attempts The judges have granted permission to jockey Nicol to ride Balbek owned by W H Mosby in the Niagani Stakes tomorrow Protagonist which was carded to start in the tifth race had to be excused on account of Illness IllnessGrover Grover Baker trainer for Ed Alvey was taken suddenly sick this morning arid had to be absent from the track trackMiss Miss Shannon which was shipped to Quebec died there yesterdayTrainer yesterday Trainer W E Phillips stated today that Lawrence P Daley would be rested until his arrival in Cali ¬ fornia next fall where he will be campaigned George campaignedGeorge Boles who got into trouble on the Jockey Club tracks was among todays arrivals and sought permission to book He was told that he could not draw in here until restored to good standing by the Jockey Club v

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