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PUBLIC SCOKCHES RING. FAVORITES MAKE A CLEAN SWEEP AT SHEEPSHEAD BAY. Fred Cook Scores a Double with Tom Dolan and Johnnie Blake Monfort Wins the Dolphin Stakes. New Yolk, September .5. Notwithstanding Hie muddy track conditions :it Shecpshead Bay tliis afternoon, favorites swept the card and the ring was hard Iiit. There were about 15,000 people present and :;."5 levers were In line. It is claimed tli.it tlie bookmakers lost nearly a half million dollars. Fred Cook scored a double and it is said lie won over 5,000 on the victories of his two horses. Tom Dolan, with Yoorhees as his only opponent, easily won the second race. Johnnie lilake, showing his true form, won the Partridge Stakes, three-quarters of a mile on the turf, practically as Nicol pleased. Castiewood got second place in a drive with Dennis Stafford, which was pocketed in the early stages. John Marrs, the heavily backed second choice, was never dangerous. Monfort took the lead early in the race for the Dolphin Stakes, held it throughout and after being hand ridden to stall off the challenge of the greatly improved Smiling Tom, won by a length. Dash-away, which was beaten a head for third place by Killaloe, was sold1 during the morning by John E. Madden to Frank ONeill for ,500. Hoseben was so much the best in the race for all ages, with which the sport opened, that he led all the way and won uncxtended. The two-year-old Firestone, after being held at the post and getting away poorly, ran a creditable second. Wolboiirne won the fifth race easily, and Dixon Belle was clearly the best in the closing number. James It. Iirady announces that he has decided to retire Oiseau and Water .Light to the stud. John K. Madden is planning a trip to Europe the coming winter. W. II. Snyder will manage Hamburg Place during Maddens absence. Newton Bennington Is about to undergo another severe surgical operation, the third this year.