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, i RAIN SLOWS THE HAMILTON TRACK. :-ranbridgc Repeats and Outstays Reidmoorc Martin Doyle Taken Sick Horsemens Destination. Hamilton. Out., October S. Todays races at ilamilfon were run over a slow track. The heavy ains of last night had but little effect on the loing and the footing was in good condition except in a few spots where it was a bit muddy. The change in track conditions had but little effect on esults, a majority of the races being won by well jacked horses. Botanist and Neoskalceta were the .vinuing favorites and jockey Musgrave had the jioimt on both of them. There were two handicaps on the program, one the ruvenile for two-year-olds and another the Beams-fille for thrcc-vear-olds and over. Michael Angelo jroved an easv winner in the former, while Uan-ridge beat Reidmoore and Belinere out m the Jeamsville Handicap after a long and hard stretch drive. The steeplechase furnished a head finish be-.ween Steve Lane and Woodside. the former coming rom behind in the stretch and getting up in the last stride. MeClain. who had the mount ou oodside. oughed it in the last furlong, pulling over 111 front .f Steve Lane when he attempted to come through in the inside. Woodside would probably have been Usqualilied had he won. MeClain was lined fcoO by the stewards for rough riding. The first run-up of ne meeting came after Neoskaleeta won the sev-nth race. She was entered at S400 and was boosted ,200 by L. V. Bellew. trainer of Little Minnie, which iinished second. . , , . The program books of the Havana Racing Association were distributed this afternoon. The book ontains conditions for the first ten days of racing mil a number of horsemen have already asked for stalls at the Almendares track. The association ins arranged to sell feed to the horsemen at cost n-ice and also pay all charges for bonding the torses into Cuba. F. W. Gerhardy and Joseph McLennan are the clubs representatives. The horses .vhieh J. L. Adams is racing hero will bo shipped o Dallas on Monday. The string includes Monte ;arlo. Chief Hayes and Momentum. The Queen City Stable will be shipped to Toronto on Saturday to go into winter quarters at the Aood-Mue Park track. , Martin Dovle. the star racer of the Turney stable, was taken sick with fever yesterday, and the shipment of the stable to Baltimore will be delayed for several days. . . Word was received from W. P. Riggs yesternay asking horsemen to delay their departure to Pimiico for a week or ten days, as a number of stalls are t present occupied by trotters. This resulted in a change in the plans of several of the horsemen, who will take in the meeting at Washington next week. At the conclusion of the latter meeting they will go to Baltimore. James McLaughlin is sending all but Arondack, Waponoca and Personal to Washington. The latter will be sent to New ork to fill stake engagements. .T. 1. Mullen, owner of Caltha. protested payment of any money that might have been won by the juniper Dulcian. claiming part ownership in the horse. Associate Judge Francis Nelson, who has officiated at most of the Canadian tracks, leaves for England tomorrow. His place in the stand will probably be taken by F. W. Gerhardy.