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BALLOTS GREAT REPUBLIC. KEENES GRAND COLT EASILY WINS THE BIG RACE AT SARATOGA. Dubois Loses Heavily Through Charles Edwards Defeat Jim Gaffney Takes the Hopeful McKittredne Will Do. Saratoga, N. Y., August 17. The tremendous crowd that gathered at the beautiful local track for the racing today was disappointed. With three rich stakes the Great Republic, the Hopeful and the Shlllclah Steeplechase among the six numbers on the card they expected much better contests than they saw, and, again, their first four choices went down to defeat. Sir Toddington, which was ahiy piloted by Mr. Tucker in the race for gentlemen riders, and Do Mund, at prohibitive odds in the closing race, were the only winning favorites. Only three Ballot, Paumonok and Charles Edward-started for the Great Itepublie Stakes. Charles Edward was the choice and was backed for thousands. William Dubois, his owner, thought hint invincible and took all of the wagers offered on ISallot in the clubhouse. It is said that he lost fully 0,000 when Charles Edward, unable to travel bis fastest in the slow going dropped out of the race at the half mile ground. Itallot had no trouble in disposing of laumonok and won easing up. lie now appears to have fully sustained the statement of Mr. Keenc and trainer Howe that he is a better horse than Peter Pan. Jim Gaffney surprised the majority here by winning the Hopeful Stakes easily from Fair Ilay, with the favorite Meelick unplaced. After the race of the son of Golden Garter behind Colin in the Grand Union it seems that lie should have been better supitorted.-fod.-iy. The performance of McKittredge in the steeplechase was a splendid one, considering his greenness at the game, lie is a coming star in cross-country racing. W. G. Wilson, who fell with Pagan Bey, was removed to the hospital in an unconscious condition, bleeding at the mouth and nostrils. It is feared he is injured internally and cannot recover. Frank .T. Farrell, sorely put out at the ineffective riding or .Tack Martin, the stables chief jockey, has cabled to Willie Shaw in Germany. Mr. Farrell lias hopes that he can secure the services of that good American rider who is now under contract to Weinberg Brothers, for whom George Walker is training. Shaw has been doing exceedingly well abroad and horsemen here do not consider it probable that he will care to return to this country to ride, ven at the expiratiou of his present contract. Frank Brown has dispensed with the services of jockey Englander. , S. C. Ilildreth says he intends to put Rapid Water to jumping. Notasulga, which stepped on a nail recently, is galloping again and will be pointed for the Flat-bush Stakes. Barhary Belle was badly cut in her last race and may have to be thrown out of training. Herman Brandt, disgusted at the poor riding of jockey A. Brown on Jack Atkin yesterday, wired Barney Schreiber that lie would not give the boy any more mounts.