Skeptic by Six Lengths: Son of Sain-Inspiration Has Little Trouble Winning Canadian Derby, Daily Racing Form, 1917-07-12


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SKEPTIC BY SIX LENGTHS. SON OF SAIN INSPIRATION HAS LITTLE TROUBLE WINNING CANADIAN DERBY. Liberty Loan Finds Heavy Impost Too Much and Finishes Poor Third Plans Under Way - for Racing Meeting in Buffalo During August. Fort Erie, Ont., July 11. Skeptic, son of Sain Inspiration, running in the colors of II. II. Hewitt, won the Canadian Derby at Fort Erie this afternoon, beating Bondage by six lengths, which in turn finished a neck in front of the odds-on favorite Liberty Loan. There were six starters and the race was run over a deep and heavy track. Skeptic was ridden by Crump, raced along with the rear division until rounding the turn out of the back-stretch, where lie was taken to the outside and moved up with a rush. In the stretch he raced into an easy lead and at the end won easing up by six lengths. Bondage came fast through the homestretch and, in a driving finish, managed to beat Liberty Loan by a neck for second monev. The 125 pounds proved a heavy impost for Liberty Loan over the deep track and at no time during the running was lie prominent. Fruit Cake shot her bolt after she had gone three-quarters and, when she tired Estep used good judgment in not punishing her. It was the twcntietli running of the stake and the winners portion was ,120. Word reached here this afternoon that the proposed meeting which was to have been held in Chicago in August was off. Many of the horsemen who contemplated shipping from Detroit to Chicago have changed their plans and will instead send their horses to Maryland, where they will be rested until the opening of the fall meeting at Havre de Grace. Gene Lutz lias given first call on the apprentice rider Erickson to James Arthur for the Windsor and Kenilworth meetings. At the conclusion of the latter meeting he will take the boy to Saratoga. An important announcement will be made in a few days, regarding a race meeting to be held in Buffalo about the middle of August. It is said that some of the largest business interests in the city are back of the venture, which promises to have the strongest kind of local support. Kenilworth Meeting Outlook Good. The. coruUMuUboak8 for the Kenilworth meeting were distributed nmong the horsemen at Fort Erie tills afternoon. The liberal purses have attracted the attention of the horsemen and the meeting promises to rank in Importance with the best in Canada. Jockey L. Gentry was an arrival this morning. The lad came over from Detroit to ride Westv Hogan in the Canadian Derby. It was found that the license granted Gentry stipulated that the lad was to ride for the J. B. Respess stable only consequently he was unable to fulfill ids engagement on Westy Hogan. J. O. Whitlow was much put out over the affair and withdrew his colt from the race. Boots, one of the crack racers in the A. K. Macomher string, has been shipped to Windsor to start in the 0,000 Frontier Handicap, to be run on the opening day of that meeting, on Saturday. Jockey J. Loftus. who came on to ride Liberty Loan in the Derby, will go to AVindsor to ride Boots. Eight claims were put in after the seventh race yesterday, six for Obolus and two for Reno. II. G. Bedwell, J. K. L. Ross, D. OMeara, W. Knebel-kamn. M. Lowenstein and W. Smith deposited claims for Obolus and Bedwell secured the horse. E. T. Zollicoffer outdrew Howard Oots in the drawing for Reno. Both horses cost their new owners ,350. Will McDaniels ships the Thorncliffe Stable horses from here to Windsor in the morning and, at the conclusion of that meeting, goes to the now Thorncliffe track in Toronto. Two of John Lowes racers, Pleasnrevillc and Bon Tromp, are on the ailing list. Tlie former is down witli an attack of fever, while Bon Tromp appears to have been injured internally as a result of his fall hero a few days ago. W. A. Burttschell lias announced that lie will ship his stable from Kenilworth to Laurel, where he will rest until the opening of that meeting.

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