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CROWD GOES HOME HAPPY. SPIRITED RACING WITH PROFITABLE RESULTS AT CHURCHILL DOWNS. R. C. Rann Displays His Gameness — Mack* erel Earns Brackets for Tucker — Jockey T. Koerner Breaks Collarbone. Louisville. Ky.. May 16. — A big crowd enjoyed Hie spirited finishes at Churchill Downs this afternoon; gave the bookmakers their worst drubbing since the t-eginoiing of the meeting and went home in a happy uiooil. Good-thing players certainly had their inning, for, beginning with Mackerel in Hie opening race, they had the twenty-four layers in a panicky condition for the remainder of the afternoon, winding up on Knight of Ivanhoe. which showed decided improvement over his race of yesterday. There were no especial features on the card. The race for youngsters at four nnd a half furlongs to many appeared Hie stellar offering. In this race K. C. Rami lotnued up as a colt attove the average. Buffeted afcant iu the early stages, he seemed to be n pelessly out of it. but under vigorous handling gaiinMl steadily on his opponents unlit entering the imal sixteenlh. There l.ady Flora, then; in the lead, impeded him, but squeezing through a small opening, he came like a shot ami won, drawing away fioin Lady Flora. Swain, who rode Lady Flora, was lined ." by the judges for rough riding. Aaafe from R. C. Ramis performance, the race was noteworthy for the plunge on Cymbal, owned by William Heist. Al the opening there was a big rush to back him and the price was steadily forceit down. He ran m good Tace and but for tHiichlug slightly near the Mid. might have won. He is a flashy looker of g.xnl siz* and will show improvement iu the near fuluip. Sopwnos victory in the fifth race was clearly anticipated, judging by the heavy support she received. She wa,s aw:f.v from the post like a Hash and never gave her b.ickers much uneasiness, winning in the faatent time of the day. In Ihe opening race fifteen maiden lyo year olds accepted the issue. Mackerel proving best and Won from Waldorf Belle and Hester Zorra. Wild Irish was shraply crowded as the titdd was rounding Ihe stretch turn, aiut fell. T. Koerner, her rider, was lucky lo escape with a btvkeu collar bone and minor bmiaea. The contract, held by T. P. Hayes on the services of D. Austin terminated yesterday and the colored Jockey is now a free lame. He will, in all probability, renew his contract in the next few days wilh his old employer. Jockey T. Taylor was fined 5 by the starter for disobedience at the poHt. Jockeys Huugol and D. Riley will leave lonight for Toronto. Walter rjrater says the report that 0,000 had been offered by a Pillsburjr turfman for the two-year-old John Mam is untrue. The program for tomorrow is in the main devoted to Hie selling platers but tbe horses class well together and with Princess Or.ua. Delia Thorpe. Dele Stroma; Hnhndn, Water Leek* Merrifield: Florizel, J. P. Mayberry, Horseradish; Full of Fun. Saul. Naran; J. W. ONeill, Omar Khayyam, Alencon; Kathep Uoyal. Louise Macfarlan and Scalploek among the probable starters, promise of close finishes is held out. J. L. Dempsey.