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iOVKKNOR BCDDS STEEPLECHASE Harlem had a muddy, sticky track yesterday but this did not 6eem to hurt the racing to any great extent and more lively sport could not have been asked for. Three of the finishes were close and exciting, and in two instances a claim of foul was lodged against the winner by the rider of the second horse, so it is easily seen that the email crowd present got plenty of excitement for its price of admission. Much curiosity was centered in the steeplechase which was the first race of its kind ever run over the Harlem infield. The course is a much harder one to negotiate than is the Hawthorne course, the jumps being much higher and more dangerous. Then again, the horses, after taking the last fence, come through a gap to the main track and have almost a quarter of mile straight run before they reach the judges. Owing to the soggy condition of the infield only five horses started in the steeplechase and of these only three finished, Zufalhg and Phil Becker falling. Zufallig went down at the water jump, which is directly in front of the stand and for a time it was feared that jockey Eggerson was killed. The horse rolled over the jockey, and as he did not make a move it made those that were in a position to see the accident believe that he had broken his neck. The jockey was carried to the scales room on a stretcher and revived within half an hour, and was up and around before the races were over. Phil Becker fell at the last fence, but neither he nor the jockey, OBrien, was hurt. While coming from the field to the main track McHugh on Governor Budd carried Becky Rolfe very wide and roughed her to some extent, Johnson, who rode Becky Rolfe, lodged a claim of foul against McHugh and Governor Budd, but the judges did not allow it. Albert Simons Scales beat Praetorian by a scant half length after a staggering finish in the first race. Both horses were tired and all . out and when Boland made a claim of foul under such circumstances he was using poor judgment. Of course the judges did not allow his claim. Trimmer, a good selling plater on the dry or in the mud, won a sensational nose victory over Blue Lick in the last race. Miller rode Trimmer, but the horse is game and standing a loose drive for a half mile got up just in time. Barney SchreibersBannockburn could hardly have fallen into a softer spot than he was in in the fifth race and, handsomely ridden by Ruiz, who seems to be a level-headed, cool rider, he came home by himself. Silverdale, with T. Burns up, carried 113 pounds to victory without an effort. He is a "sure enough race horse" and loves the mud. The fourth race was nothing more than a stiff i work-out for Orimar, who was well ridden by Dupee. Cogmoosey, the 7 to 5 favorite in the Orimar race, flattered his backers for about three-quarters and then quit. Starter Dwyer will refuse the entry of Cogmoosey . until that bad actor behaves better at the barrier. Dr. H. E. Rowell ran up the price of Trimmer, . entered to be sold in the last race, from 00 to 00, and the horse became his property. Owing to the slippery condition of the infield | yesterday- steeplechase was not run over the full short course. Future races over this course will be one half mile longer than the one of ■ yesterday. Regarding the new steeplechase course at Harlem Gwynne R. Tompkins said : "It is is a good course and the jumps are high enough to suit my horses and myself." W. Oliver also thinks well of the course. Albert|Simous yesterday sold Scales, the winner of the first race, to Pat Dunne and the same owner disposed of Fidel Youlin to Dr. H. E. Rowell. Both horses were sold at private sales. Jockey Vandusen left Harlem last night for St. Louis, where he will ride Florizar in the St. Louis Derby, to be run Saturday. Star Chamber has been purchased from E. S. Gardner by Pat Dunne, who will run him in the St. Louis Derby Saturday. Mrs. D. T. Tiemann, popularly knowa as the "Sporting Duchess" in the east, and owner of the fast filly Rose Trelawny, arrived at Harlem yesterday. Program books for next weeks races were issued yesterday by Secretary Nathanson.