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DONE AT WORTH. By far the largest crowd of the meeting was present at Worth yesterday, the last day of the fall racing at Chicago Ridge, and witnessed an excellent days sport. The feature of the day was the Fort Dearborn Handicap, a dash of two and a quarter miles for tnree-year-olds and upward, with S1,00 added. Marque was supposed to be the best at the weights., but ran a dull race, finishing outside of the money. The winner turned up in Flying Torpudo, woll ridden by Rirkenruth. Learoyd led for about one and one half miles, where he fell away beaten, Marque assuming command. The latter opoDod up a big gap just before turning for home, but, when well straightened in the last quarter, she gave way to Flying Torpedo, which moved up fast and easily passed into the lead, winning by two and a half lengths from Nitrate, which beat Little Elkin a head for second place. Nitrate stood a long stretch drive with gameness and finished strongly. Little Elkin came with a rush in the final eighth add would have been scond in a few more strides. The surprise of the day was the defeat of Mc-Chesney in the fifth race, a free handicap for all ages at one mile. Gilfain, carrying 80 pounds, led all the way and, despite Buchanans efforts on Mc-Chesney in the final eighth, he could not quite get up. Gilfain winning by a nose. McChesney finished with great determination and would have won. in another stride or two. Vulcain finished third two and a half lengths back Pink Coat was badly cut off just after passing the first half-mile post and was practically thrown out of the race. It was estimated that between eight and ten thousand persons were prosent. The betting was nnugually heavy and brisk.