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DORVAL FEATURE TO SALVO Defeats Witch Flower in Driving Finish Double for Seagram Stable. MONTREAL, Que., Sept. 1. George M. nendries Snlva was returned the winner of the Beaconr.field Handicap, which was offered as the feature attraction at Dorval this afternoon, defeating Witch Flower in a driving finish. St. Paul was third The winner was ridden by jockey Murphy and made all the pace to win out by a short margin at the end. The race wa. at one mile and franu-d for three-year-olds and over, foaled in Canada, and it brought a field of seven to the post. Tim start was; a good one, but before the field had gone fifty yards, Ajom stumbled and Claver, was forced to take him up. In the run down the back stretch, St. Paul was in closest pursuit of Salvo, with Witch Flower in striking distance. When straightened out in the run home St. Paul tired and Witch Flower closed resolutely and just failed to get up. Ideal weather conditions again prevailed and attracted another large crowd to the coursr-. The card was a well balanced one and was productive of spirited racing. Apart from the feature attraction, the Valois Purse, a dash of a mile and seventy yaids, brought together a small but well -balancil band. This resulted in another victory for the Seagram Stable when the imported filly Lad;. Mcnvfe led home Reconnaissance and Betty .1. The winner was the medium of a well directed play and assumed the lead when well in the stretch, but hud to bi ridden out at the end to hold her advantage, the favorite. Butty J., flattered her supporters for a while in the early running, but could not improve her position after she relinquished the lead. A spill which fortunately was not attended with any serious results took place in the opening dash of the afternoon, in which jockey J. Minceoff was unseated from Sacajawca when the field wr.s driving for home. He escaped with a severe shaking up. The dash, which was fashioned for maiden jockeys, brought an even dozen to the post and served to graduate J. Chalmeis, astride Dinty Moore, from the ranks of non-winners. Minceoff was attended by the track physicion and on examination no bones were found broken. He was removed to a local hospital for farther anamination. Large fields faced the starter in each race and the majority of the winners were ridden out at the end to obtain victory. Long-priced horses were in the limelight, favorites again disappoint in;-. Wakefield, another imported youngster, scored the second end of a double for the Seagram Stable when he took a band of platers into camp, going a mile and seventy yards. Mack Garner and Horace Lerch took the r.mall ends of the purse. This marked Rowans second victory for the day, dividing riding honors with F. Murphy. Dennis Higgins, well known in sporting circles, was an arrival from Saratoga this morning. A notice v:w posted in the secretarys office, warning all owners not to employ or harbor Joseph Frey, a stable boy that was in the employ of S. . Hildreth. Lynmouth, a two-year-old in the J. K. L. Ross stable was shipped to the farm at Vercheres, Que., r.uffering from bad knees. The youngster was engaged in all the Canadian-bred stakes. Word was received this morning that C. W. Carroll had shipped the two-year-old Runstar from Saratoga to Blue Bonnets to join the rest of the stable there. Entries for the Blue Bonnets races will be ac- cepted at Dorval as well as at the other tracks. In addition to the Ross yearlings which will be sold at public auction on Monday, the following two-year-olds will also be disposed of; Ferruni. Bright Morning, Jaeobena and Intrigante. The yearlings will arrive from the farm on Saturday. Joe Murphy was an arrival from Saratoga and will remain for the remainder of the meeting.