Excitement at Fort Erie: Breeze Wins the Buffalo Courier Handicap after Stormy Race, Daily Racing Form, 1921-08-10


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EXCITEMENT AT FORT ERIE : 4 . Breeze Wins the Buffalo Courier Handicap After Stormy Race. Jockeys J. McTaggart and A. Claver Punished for Rough . Riding Tactics. FORT ERIE. Out.. Aug. 1. G. II. Abbotts Krecze was returned the winner of the Kuffalo Courier Handicap, which was offered as the feature attraction at tlie Fort. -Erie course this afternoon, witli Ruuquoi second. Mock Orange third and the only other starter anil favorite King Thrush unplaced. The race was at a mile for three-year-obls and over and was attended by frequent infractions of the riding rules. The wrath of the stewards was directed against tin? two offenders .1. MeTaggart on Ruuquoi and Claver astride the ravorite. MeTaggart. in going to the first turn, knockisl Mock Orange hack and when rounding the turn into the home stretch Claver took his mount to the outside and forced Ruuquoi and Krceze to lose considerable ground. When well straightened out through the straight. King Thrush was again taken to the inside and Mock Orange was again the sufferer. Rreeze and Runquoi both followed t the inner rail and Claver then took up King Thrush when the latter tired. However. Rreeze was not to be denied and, although swerving sharply after getting to the front, easily held Ruuquoi safe, while Mock Orange managed to pass the favorite in the last few strides. Tlie winner was neglected by the public and paid a good sized return in the muluels. Roth MeTaggart and Claver were suspended for the remainder of the .meeting. Vastly improved weather conditions prevailed, and the track showed decided improvement over that of opening day. The crowd, which . while not as large as yesterday, was well up to previous midweek attendances. HOT FINISH IN SIXTH RACE. Apart from the feature attractlor. the program was framed for horses of the plater class, with claiming conditions governing. Tlie best contest of the af ternooi came in the sixth race, and the siH.-ctators witnessed one of the most exciting finishes seen in Canada this year. The proverbial blanket woud have covered the first four horses as they raced past the judges. Prospector was awarded the decision by a nose, Corson second place by a similar margin, while a head separated Explosive and Trickster II. The latter held the lead for the greater part of the race and only gave way in the final stride. Eight maiden two-year-olds answered the bugle call for the opening dash. There was no pronounced choice. Al, Twirler and Skooter receiving tin; most support. The Thorncliffe Stable; had designs on the race and its Kellys Queen almost captured it. The filly led to the last eighth, but was tired out when Twirler challenged and failed to successfully resist the fast closing rush of the unsexed son of Fair Count, which was bred en James Rutlers Xew York breeding farm. Twirler ran a good race, also close to the leaders and showed a fine order of speed in drawing clear at the Mid. Xellie Lemon was third, . coining fruit the rear and finishing fastest of all. For some reason or other Transient was a red-hot favorite in the second race, but instead of fin ishiug at the head of the procession followed the others home absolutely last. He did nothing today, r.or in his previous races, to warrant the support accorded him. The logical favorite was The Decision, but be also ran below his true form. The winner of the race proved to be one of the extreme outsiders, the three-year-old Coca Cola, and she- paid the healthy sum of 27.10 for a investment. She won easily and was followed home by Dancing Girl aud Get Em, both at long odds. JUNE FLY BEST OF CANADIANS. The third race was for Canadian-bred horses at one mile and seventy yards. June Fly and Mallow-mot divided favoritism and it was virtually a duel between the pair. June Fly led all the way, and try as he did Mallowmot could not overtake the llendrie. representative. At the end Mallowmot was tired out and barely saved second place froux the fast closing Myrtle Crown. II. Oots provided the winner of the fourth race in bis Tony Ronero filly Ablaze. She started from the extreme ontstide aiid led by a wide gap throughout. Missed the Time was second and Rancocas third. J. K. L. Ross Flying Ford bad no chance after the start, getting away absolutely lasti J. D. Campbell this morning received the stake blanks for the coming meeting at Klue Rennets, which close Monday, August 22. Stake application blanks were also received from liurel Park. Mil. A meeting of the Canadian Racing Associations will be held tomorrow in the elubhouse here. Many important matters will be brought, up before the committee, in addition to the regular routine business. II. G. Redwell arrived this morning after a business trip to Raltimore, and plans to stay for the meeting. Trainer W. C. Weant announced that the two-year-old Moss Fox II. had been unsexed aud. .due to recent injuries be suffered at Kenllworth Park, would not Ik.- a starter until next year. Trainer M. C. Kelly reports that W. Davis had taken up the five yearlings at the farm of J. W. Kean at Silver Springs, Md., and was busily engaged in teaching them their first racing lessons. A. C. Xiehaus was a belated arrival this iuoruiug from Windsor, with Roseate and Kryngar.

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