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JAMES B. BEADY IN FRONT. VINS THE HEMPSTEAD STAKES WITHOUT BEING EXTENDED. Quinn Brady Also Captures a Race Minnie Adams Beaten by Orphan Lad Marster Again Wins. New York, October -4. Barring a little coolness, tbi: weather was pcrfaet today and a largo crowd turned out to witness better than average horse racing. .lames 15.. Brady, r. J. Fan-ells good two-year-old, scared the formidable opposition out of the stake feature, the Hempstead Selling Stakes, at six furlongs. lie justified the confidence of his backers, who accepted almost prohibitive odds against him, and won a cantering victory all the May In the remarkably fast time of 1:122. Itusiness in the layers inclosurc was practically at a standstill. The money handled did not amount to more than forty per cent, of the amount wagered under normal conditions. There was a slight improvement in the form running of the horses, half of the card going to favorites. G. A. AVahlgrcn. secretary and chief owner of the racing association at Denver, was a visitor at Jamaica today. .Mr. AVahlgren states that a number of valuable stakes and increased purses will be given at Overland lark next season, which will also be an extended one. Judge Joseph J. Burke, one of the best racing ollicials in the United States, may lie engaged to preside. The Squire is a useful two-year-old and, being scratched from the Hempstead Stakes, took the opening race of the day from such a crack as Lawrence 1. Daley. He led from start to finish and won by a clear interval, but taiwrenee 1. Daley came with such a rush through the stretch that Miller was forced to ride him out smartly to hold bis advantage. Masque ran a good race for his new owner and was a close up third. "Woodbine also ran well, but .Monopolist failed to do what was expected from him. .Marster kept up his winning streak by taking the second race in a close and driving finish with the favorite, RoyaL Lady. It was a bad start, with AVcs and Sister Frances off badly and crowded in the running and, with a good start, it is probable this pair would have contested the finish. As it was. after Fast End had showed the way to the stretch, Marster went by him and managed to last just long enough to win. AVes was third and Sister Frances fourth, both going faster than the two leaders. Orphan Lad seems to be regaining his good form of last year and, in a fast run mile and a sixteenth, defeated the western mare, .Minnie Adams, but the latter put tip a line performance under her steadying impost of 121 pounds and is about at her best. Zicnap was the favorite, but tired under rushing paeemaking tactics and could only bring up In third place. With The Squire withdrawn from the ITeinpsteml Stakes, James I?. Brady was an overwhelming favorite at short odds, and won all the way with supreme ease, none of his opponents being able to make him extend himself. King Cobalt was bis closest pursuer all the way, and easily held Gold-quest safe for second place. The tabled history of the Hempstead Stakes is as follows: Year. Winner. AVt. Jockey. Val. Time. 1!M4 Merry Lark 105 Hildebrand S 1,083 1:14 1905 Arklirta 102 AV. Miller ..l,:i", 1:12 11110 Oraculum 101 V. Miller .. 1,105 1 :14 1JMI7 James I!. Brady. 103 .Miller . 1,113 1:12J It was a good day for the Bradys, and James I!, having won, Quinn emulated his example in the fifth race by leading all the way by a wide margin. This horse bad been showing speed in all of bis recent races without staying, but stayed well enough today to please any one, and disposed of St. Valentine by a tmuiciently safe margin. The latter was an odds-on favorite, and his challenge for the race seemed somewhat unduly delayed, but in any event aliout all he could have done would have been o linish closer up to Quinn F.rady. Flowaway was a good third, and over a muddy track would be hard to beat in his present form. Johnstown and Glenoeho gave evidence this race of being about ready to win. A selling race for maidens wound up the proceedings, and no mistake was made in the selection of lark Row for favorite. After Russell T. had led around to the stretch. Park Row went by him with a rush, and had an easy four lengths the best or him at the finish, Vestabella finishing a respectable third. 1rlncess Nettie got off poorlv and from Hie ground she made up would have been hard lo beat if off with the front divisiou. A former exercise lad for AY. C. "Whitney. Robert Spencer, who came over from England in the late nineties to school bis junipers, tlicu running iu the name and colors of Sydney Paget, died at Los Angeles yesterday. A fund sutlicient for burial expenses was contributed by the dead mans race track acquaintances and forwarded by telegraph today. The big bookmakers, including A. J. Levy, AY. Cowan, foni Shaw and others, announced at the beginning of ring business today, that no markers for big sums would be accepted in view of the present critical and uucertaiu financial situation. It is rumored that AVIIIiam Itolcs, a brother of George Boles, has been debarred from making lwok on the local tracks, Cazador, Hie steeplechaser, which was brought east after being barred from racing at Ascot lark and sold to .7. AY. Colt, has been perpetually barred from racing on the eastern tracks under the jurisdiction o the National Steeplechase and Hunt Association. The foregoing ruling was officially announced today in the Racing Calendar. II. B. Duryea has made overtures to J. II. Mc-Cornilck for the services next season of his crack" apprentice jockey Sumter. It Is said that McCor-niick Is considering an offer of 2,000 for his contract. In any event, the lad will ride for his present employer at New Orleans this coming winter. Mr. Dnryea had previously tried to get Delaby, but without success. The reason for Sol Lichtensteins absence from the ring last Monday is now explained. The big bookmaker played a winning tip and drew his bank account out of the Knickerbocker Trust Company. Alf Hanf. who yesterday gave I. Uauinicrschhig fT.rwo cash Tor bis 0,000 of bank deposits in the same ;trust company, subsequently resold theni at an advance of 00 lo George F. Johnson. A prominent turfman, said to be Davy Johnson, offered Andy Blakcley 3,000 for the high-class two-year-old Master Kobert after he worked a public trial of a mile and an eighth in two minutes between races this afternoon. This was the Finery youngsters filial preparation for next Saturdays handicap. "Big Rill" Smith, ihe only surviving brother, and one of the chief heirs of "Pittsburg Phils" millions, saw the racing at Jamaica today. Mr. Smith, wiio, in his brothers time, whs one of the best trainers on the turf, lias retired permanently from racing.