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GOOD DAYS RACING AT HAMILTON. Contests Generally Keen and Exciting and Favorites Fare Badly. Hamilton, Out., September 25. The fall meeting of the Hamilton Jockey Club began today before one of the largest gatherings that ever turned out at the Hamilton course. Thirty-eight books cut in and speculation during the afternoon was lively. The weather was cold and raw and just before the running of the .first race there was u light drizzle of snow aud rain. The program was made up of seven races, the feature of which was a handicap at one mile and a furlong. A auajority of the events furnished, interesting contests, the finishes in four of them resulting . in hard drives, witli the winners in loubt .until the last few strides. There were two. officials here who were new to Hamilton race-goers, Joseph A. Murphy, who acted as presiding steward, and A. It. Dade, who sent the fields away. Mr. Hades work at the barrier was good, although in two or three of the events, there was soiue delay at the post. The feature race furnished it keen struggle, the entire trip between Colonel Jack aiid Charlie Gilbert. Colonel Jack was ridden Tiy Coleman and he handled the horse well, keeping him on the inside all the way "and saving gouiid at every turn. Charlie Gilltcrt proved the gamest at the end, however, and he beat Colonel jack out a neck after a great stretch drive. William Murray arrived here this morning from, Norfolk. With him came a couple of assistants and lie was prepared to do the starting.- Mr. Murray was under the impression that his affiliation with the Virginia truck would not affect his standing on a Canadian course. He claims to have a contract witli the Hamilton Jockey Club and says that he will report for duty at the track- every day and hold the club to- its agreenient with him. Just as the barrier was sprung In the sixth race there was a jam and In the mix-up Prytania unseated jockey Fail-brother. R. B. Stelle, who was represented in the race . by First Mason, then claimed Prytania for 005.