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EASY FOR LANCASTRIAN. ELLISONS COLT WINS THE LYRIC HAN« DICAP IN A CANTER. Old Gould Steps in a Hole, Breaks a Leq and Is Destroyed— More Talk of a Holdinq Company. New Orleans. La.. April fi— The Lyric Handicap, for three-year olds aad over at one mile and a half. the feature lace of the card at City Bark this after-noon, proved little more than an eagre lee canter for C. R. RlUaoas Kingston eaU Lancastrian. There were only four starters, with Lamaslrian and JameH Roddick coupled as the Fllison eiiliy. The result Was never in doubt after the lir-t half mile had been run. for Lancastrian had rushed to the fronc and waa cauteriiig along under stilt re-lraint with a lead of six lengths. The contest for second money wa- a sliff one between the other three. The.r bunched up when entering the homestretch and all were under a rarioaa drive from the head of the homestretch to the fatten. Alma Dafoar proved the gauie-t of tb,. trio and keal James Beddicl; out a neck with the latter just managing to last long enough to finish a head in front of Harry Stephens. The -take had a gross value of tl,4W, the winners portion of which was .i:;ii. The ateeplechaae over the full course was marred h.v a fatal accident. Could rtepptd into a hole while raeing on the Hat and snapped off one of hil foresees just below the knee. He was destroyed; h ediateh. Could was thirteen years old. one of the oldest horses in training. Iu the days of outlaw racing in Maryland he was rated as one of tha fastest haraes at Iron hhi. After the nmuing of the stake Walter OConnor hoajgkt James ReddtCk from C. B. Fllison. The kerne will be rested up and raced on the Canadian circuit next summer. Louis and Charlie Cella left for their homes iu St. Louis la-t night. The much talked of holding company for City Bark and the Fair Grounds is as yet a mythical proposition. There are several angles yet to be straightened out before such a scheme can be put through. If the holding company is not formed it is -aid that at all events there wilt I..- some sgreomeat reached ketweea the two clubs which will insure the same set of officials acting at both tracks. Tin- ti.eans that several of he present incumbents will not. be retained next winter. II seal program of seven races i- provided lor Monday ami. with Cargantu.-t, McAllister, Fiehl- wlek; Raterjoy, Sehador, taato B.; Parhnaa Model, K. M. Fry. Whi-k Rroom; John L. Inglis. Beler Sterling, Donna; Warner Criswell. Jobless. Quagga; Savoy, Pmvigay, Grenade; spider Weh, Bagapnaafe and S..|lv M. showing in the entries, the raciug should be up lo the tracks standard. T. K. Lynch.