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ANSWERS TO QUERIES. Communications without names and addresses of senders will not be answered or noticed. T. V., Cleveland, O. If a horse reported to have been scratched runs and wins or is placed its backers are entitled to payment. J. H. K., St. Louis, Mo. By a telegraphic error Carthages weight In race 7O00G, August 21, was niade 105 pounds. He carried 12G pounds In the race. Harry B., Chicago. Bs place parlay on Miss Alert. Hollow and Flavlgny woii. Flavigny being "out" for place, it was void as to Jier and won on the other two. C. F. K., Chicago. Longstreet and Tenny ran a match race at Monmouth Park August 1, 1S91. It was for ,000 a side at a mile and a quarter, each ,to carry 124 pounds. The Monmouth Park Association added ,500. Longstreet was ridden by Tony Hamilton and won by six lengths in 2:07J. J. K., Celina, 0. 1 A handicap is a race for which the horses are weighted according to their comparative merits in the estimation of the han-dicapper. for the purpose of equalizing their chances of winning. 2 A selling race is one in which every horse entered is subject to be claimed if it loses,, and the winner must be offered for sale by public autcion, starting at the price named by the owner when making the entry. The conditions of a race are determined by the association offering it.