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SILVKRDALKS EASY VICTORY. Harlem had rain and a lot of it yesterday and c. i consequently the races were run over a track fetlock deep in slushy mud. The attendance did not seem to be hurt to any great extent, however, and the grandstand and betting ring were packed. As is generally the case when a track is muddy close finishes were not in order aud the sport in comparison with previous days at Harlem, was quite tame. The Junior Stakes for two-year-olds, with a value of ,800, at five and one-half furlongs was the feature of ;iu ordinary card, which was greatly reduced by scratching owing to the bad weather conditions. Nine youngsters were named through the entry box Wednesday night to start in the stake, but Silverdale frightened them all out with the exception of Rome Res-pass Grandon, and to keep the race from being a total failure Princess Tatyana and Sig Levy were added. As far as an interesting contest was concerned the stake was not worth one-quarter of the amount of money guaranteed ; but the public like to see stake horses parade, and although Silverdale virtually had a walkover it seemed to please the crowd, who applauded the colt and his rider, Bullman, when they came cantering home about a half dozen lengths in front of Grandon and Princess Tatyana. Tne aforesaid pair had it hammer and tongs for second place, and the Princess, driving and staggering, was beaten by a head in the last stride. The first event furnished the only exciting bit of racing during the afternoon, Paletou, a good-looking colt by Major Richards— Miscue. winning by a head from Matin. The latter was by far the best and was beaten through a peculiar circumstance. It seems that he is afraid of the wire which is stretched across the track for the judges benefit, and whenever he gets near it he shys. Ezell asked the judges if it would be possible to have the wire removed before the race and explained Matins peculiarity to them. The judges declined to take the wire down and thereby had the experience of seeing Matin duck his head just as Ezell said he would, and thereby be beaten. The air was full of vague rumors before the fifth race and it was common talk around the ring that Dr. Walmsley, the natural favorite, was not "meant" and Heigh Ho was whispered about as being "the real jam. The betting had a suspicious look and on the way to the post, judge Hamilton called Rose, who had the mount on Dr. Walmsley, up and *rave him a good talking to. Evidently the judges lecture had a «ood effect on Rose, for he rode a fine race on the Doctor and beat the supposed "good thing," Heih Ho, with ease. "Lucky" Baldwins Derby candidate, Norford. performed in the third event, and what he did to an ordinary lot of three-year-olds was a caution. This handsome son of Emperor of Norfolk—Miss Ford, built on the same lines as his sire was, seemed to revel in the mud and won from end to end, being pulled up five lengths in front of Wax at the finish. Orion had an easy time in beating Little Reggie aud Abe Furst in the second event, and The Lady, with only 90 pounds and J. Walsh on her back, ran away from Molo and Erwin in the closing mile and fifty yards condition race. Jockey Euos rode a smashing good race on Paletou, winner of the first race and also handled Norford with skill in his race. This jockey does very little riding but what he does ride is always close to the money. For being late in the paddock with Astor, Lockhart Bros, were fined 5. Obsidian pulled up bleeding in the second race. c. i Christopher C. Chinn, famed as a starter, was among the arrivals at Harlem yesterday. "Kit" I is a member of the firm of Chinn and Forsythe. I " Senator Thompson ran away two miles in his I race. The gelding is a bad actor and his entry I will be refused at Harlem in future. Starter Dwyer did not use a barrier in send- I ing away the fractious field in the fifth race. I The crowd, despite the weather, was equal to that of Wednesday. Business Manager Miers I j said that there wasnt a difference of twenty-1 j five spectators in the two days. ] William J. Ewing, managing editor of the j Nashville American, who, fifteen years ago, was i one of the best known turf writers in America, I is in Chicago. In the old days Mr. Ewing wrote j over the nom de plume of "Blue Wing." He • had a famous race horse named for him, and the horse showed prominently in one of the Brooklyn Handicaps. Mr. Ewing is here for the American Derby, and is, incidentally, tak- i ing in the races at Harlem.