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THISTLE DO AND BELDEN IN A DRIVE. Bess Ward Wins Under Difficulties— Miss Affable Has Much Bad Luck. Hot Springs, Ark.. February 19. — In the fourth raee at Oaklawn thia afternoon, Thistle Do and ilihha ran as a loam through the lasi quarter. Both sI.mmI the hard drive with rare gameneSS, and finished so lose together thai none hut the Judges could separate them. Thistle l i was officially pro liounccd the winner, but did not meet with general approval, the backers of Hidden feeling certain that he had won. Doss Ward, the winner of the first race, waa crowded back in the early stages, but she responded 1.. her riders urging during the last quarter and. coming away Willi a well timed ru-h. got to the finish a half length in advance of Dandy Dancer. the latter a neck in front of Hollow, the favorite. Door racing luck waa inaiul.v responsible for the defeat ot Miss Affable, the choice in the last race. She was caught in a jam soon after the stair and Mas almost thrown. She was last before regaining iei stride, but closed up tiie big gap and finished fourth and going fast. Buren Arnold was an easy winner in the second, flip upset calculations in 1 ie tilth by leading throughout and outlasting .1. D. iHinn.