Hamilton Meeting Comes to a Close: Gridiron Takes the Hamilton Cup in a Canter-Chalfonte Runs a Fast Mile and a Half, Daily Racing Form, 1908-10-11


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HAMILTON MEETING COMES TO A CLOSE. Gridiron Takes the Hamilton Cup in a Cantor dial-fonte Runs a Fast Mile and a Half. Hamilton. Out.. October 10. With the conclusion of todays sport at Hamilton, the regular racing season ou the Canadian circuit came to a close. Au excellent card was offered which included the Hamilton Cup and the International Steeplechase. The steeplechase resulted In a splendid contest. Bilberry won from Marksman after a strenuous trip. The Hamilton Cup proved a one-sided affair. Gridiron winning off by fifteen lengths. Gridiron graduated from the maiden ranks only a few days ago. but ou todays showing he is evidently a good horse and will probably be a frequent winner from now on. There were two races over the turf course, one for two-year-olds at a mile and another for three-year-olds and over at a mile and a half. P. T. Chinu furnished the winner in both of these races in J. H. Reed and Chalfonte. Chalfonte showed a remarkable performance in his race. He picked up 11G pounds and ran the mile and a half In 2:33. Murphy had the mount on both J. H. Reed and Chalfonte. He also rode Gridiron. The attendance was again large, the crowd helnc equal iu point of numbers to that of Saturday last. Forty-three layers were in line and. as only one favorite won. tho books kept most of the money wagered. There were a couple of accidents in the steeplechase in which jockeys Pierce and Murphy received bad looking falls. Pierce fell at the third fence, while Murphys mishap occurred as they were making the turn out of the field for the stretch racing. Pierce was shaken up. while Murphy received a concussion of the brain and was taken to the hospital in an unconscious condition. Gold Heart was claimed out of the third race by R. F. Carman. Several stables left tonight ior Washington to take part in the meeting there.

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