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PETER PANS EASY VICTORY. WINS THE ADVANCE STAKES FROM SALVIDERE BY THREE LENGTHS. Chapultepec Leaves Maiden Ranks in Spring Stakes Agent Wins Independence Handicap Steeplechase Large Crowd. New York, July -1. Independence Day was perfect for racing and :i crowd estimated at 50,000 persons gathered at Slieepsliead Kay for the sport ottered by a eard of six raees and including three stake features. Everything yielded in point of interest of course, to the big race. Hie Advance Stakes, at weight for aw and calling for a journey of one mile and three furlongs. Its Held numbered seven, the three-year-olds Peter Pan, Salvidere and Montgomery, the four-year-olds Flip Flap and Running Water, tin? six-year-old Buttling and the seven year-old Tokalon. The layers were expecting a raid on Salvidere, hut it did not materialize as strongly as they thought. P.efore they realized It they were loaded up with wagers on reter Pan, about which sinister rumors had been industriously circulated since his defeat in the Coney Island Jockey Club Stakes of last Saturday, and at post time the Castlcton-brcd three-year-old was the pronounced favorite. Peter Pan set the seal upon his fame by an impressive and convincing victory, and It is to lie regretted tiiat Mr. Kcenes horse was unlucky in the matter of weathor and muddy track conditions on Saturday, otherwise he would surely have earned the unique honor and 0,000 bonus that would have gone to a winner of the Coney Island Jockey Clubs newly established triple crown. Ridden by the diminutive Xotter, the lighting Commando colt established n efiun.iiindliig-lPSfrt almost from tlie first stride and maintained it throughout the race. The victorious three-year-old was greeted with cheers on his return to the judges. In the estimation of many, Salvidere was perhaps as much the hero of tin; Advance as the winner himself. To have- been the runner-up today was universally conceded to have been grand form, indeed, in view of his palpable lack of condition. Messrs. W. S. Vosburgh and J. W. Rogers expressed the opinion before the race that the Bolvi-dere gelding was very light and appearing to be only a shadow of his former great self bodily. Peter Pan and Salvidere exhibited s:gns of nervousness while being saddled. The racing began with a lightweight handicap at six furlongs for which the uncertain, erratic and capricious Grimaldi received heavy support. The miracle did not materialize and almost the entire Held swept by him in the stretch, Chantilly achiev-iug an easy victory. Agent captured the Independence Steeplechase over the full course without much exertion, Hot Shot getting up for a lucky second through Grand- pas costly blunder at the Liverpool. Alfar fell at the tenth jump and Fiipiegan luckily escaped injury. The talded history of the Independence Steeplechase is as follows: Year. Winner. A. Wt. Jockev. Val. Time. 1S!I7 Lion Heart... I 102 G. IIamiltn,125 5:20 lSttS Trillion .". J5:t Callahan . . l.I.OO 5::!2 1899 Dr. Catlett...". ir.4 Fiuuiguu . . i,:;25 5:i:s 1!MK Dr. Catlett . . 109 liniiigaii . . 1,040 5:21 2 1901 Magic Light..- 145 Mara 1,940 5:18 1002 !. W. Jenkins! 159 Kay 11.115 r.:l! IPOS L. of Clover...". 150 Veitch 2.900 5:10s 1!M4 Foxhunter 4 14S Kav ::,740 5:N!2 1905 Castalian 5 14:. G. p.rooks.. ::,420 5:105 1900 Kernel 1 i:i! Stone :5,4SO 5:28 1007 Agent 5 147 Owens ::.29l 5:1:1 The favorite Chapultopecs manner of victory in the Spring Stakes compelled admiration, and it appears probable he will he able to hold his own In much more formidable company in future. Fancy was second and King James was third. The Tremont Stakes winner could not make the weight concessions. The history of the Spring Stakes is shown in the table below: Year. Winner. Wt. Jockev. Val. Time. 1885 Tromont 114 J. MeLhlin,lS5 1:101 1SS7 Satisfaction 100 Filzpatrick. :s,700 1:18 18S8 Aurania 115J J. MeLhlin ::,:525 1:10 1SS0 Blackburn 125 damson .. :5,125 1:151 1S90 Strathmeath 115 P.ergeu 2,010 l:09j 1891 Victory 118 Taral :5,:S00 1:15 1802 Comanche 1NU Garrison ... 2.700 1 :12J 189:5 St. Maxim I IS Clayton ... ::,145 1:14 1594 Waltzer 125 Harrison .. 1,050 1:12? 1595 Hazier US Grltlin 1,150 1:114 1800 Scottish Chleftnli:: Taral 1,425 1:1:55 ISA" Firearm 120 Taral 1,450 1:11 18118 F.thelbert 11." T. Sloan .. 1.780 1:11 1S00 Mischievous 112 W. Martin. 1,700 1:105 1000 The Parader 117 McCue 1,7:50 1:10 1001 Chilton 112 Shaw 075 1:14 1002 Hurst Park 117 Shaw ."..515 1:K5 100:: Gallant 114 Minder ::,520 1:1:51 1004 Red Friar U" -L -Martin.. ."..420 1:1:5? 1005 I51I1 Phillips 114 Redfern ... .:,4:!5 1:11s 1900 F.thon 122 J. .Martin.. ::,010 1:111 1007 Chapultepec 124 Xotter :5,S20 1:1:14 The layers all lost heavily on the day. Four favorites and two well-backed third choices accounted for the card. In all of the six races the margin of victory was marked by impressive case, which could have been increased or decreased at the pleasure of the riders. E. Dugan captured the jockey honors and has almost displaced Miller as the idol of the race-going public.