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ANSWERS TO QUERIES. C. M. K., Chicago. No replies to initials only. C. W. II., Chicago. The Dromio prices were correctly printed. B. T. B.. Chicago. The parlay won and should he paid promptly. Joe Y., Kansas City, Mo. Your wager on Fantastic. December 20, was a loser. C. B. S.. Cincinnati, O. The correct place prica against Klcinwood. December 22. was 7 to 10. S. A. C. Chicago. The bat on Sir Toddington waa made on him in the fifth race of Tuesday and waa a draw. James N.. Chicauo. No replies by mall. The baakaaakct was riht and you were paid what waa coming to you. J. Mc. and others, Chicago and elsewhere. Beta on the first race at Ascot Park, December 31, should be paid as the horses finished. George S.. St. I-ouis, Mo. Your stipulation that your lR-t was not to go if there was an added starter governs the transaction and, win or lose, the liet was a draw. J. C. K.. Chicago. W. Miller is under contract to W. A. Stanton, but his servkres are sublet this winter to Thomas II. Williams and he will ride for tlie Newcastle Stable on the New York tracks next spring, summer and autumn. II. P. M., Chicago. Tlie question raised is very interesting, but ir is evident B is wrong iu his contention that tlie parlay lost. It is bound to be a wim.er as to Maliel Hollander and The Mighty, and at least a dead heat, as betweea Cloudlight and* the entry. The place prices are not determining factors, but are useful. The claim that CBMaBgkta place price shoiihl decide is offset by the agreements as to weights, imt the separate place prices against Sir Russell and Phalanx show that it was the former and not the latter that made the entry equal in favoritism with Cloudlight. On the w hole It seems the right thing to pay the parlay as winning on the lust and third races and a dead heat on the second.