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DAY OF EXCITING FINISHES . AQUEDU0T RACE-GOERS TREATED TO SPECTACULAR SPORT OVER A WET TRACK. Ben Loyal Forced to a Drive to Win the Stake Feature of the Catd — Two Run-Ups with Unusual Features. New York. April 25. — Close finishes .came fre qiiently at Aqueduct tixlay. four races lx-ing won by the narrowest kind of margins. Heavy rain that fell overnight maile the track deep and holding, and s. -latching materially reduced some of the fields. Two run ups. Ixdh of such an unusual nature as to cause comment among regulars, enlivened the proceedings. The first came in the second race, in which k. T. Wilson. Jr.s Aga-wain easily lieat a land of selling platers. He was entered to l»e sold for *.mo and was bid up to the odd figure of SO. Trainei- llealev offered the additional five and led the colt back to the Wilson stable. The other mn-n-p came when Ben Loyal won the I 11 ion Stakes. He was I alert a to be sold for 6*266, and M. Torpy. a former lxiokm.-ikcr. evidently with no intention of buying the colt, raised him ijioo. John llynes, his trainer, hid the retaining $.1. The Inion was the stake feature of the aftermx.n and Ben Loyal was able to win only after a long drive with Frank Burcell. a horse that raced at Jacksonville. That Ben Loyal was forced to a drive was due to the fact that jockey llylaml made excessive use of him. lie was almost exhausted by the deep going in racing Callcv Slave into submission and he did that so effectually that the Oohl-ereat gekMag was a bad la-t at the end. The tabulated historv of the I 11 ion Slakes is as follows: Year. Winner. Wt. Jixkev. Val. Time. 1007 Berkeley DC B. Lowe ...210 1:27 loos Alauda 101 B. Dugan... l.ONO 1:20* IBM Not run this vear. I.llo Ben Loyal . .". lo:; n.vlaml 07.1 l:::o Tin- race won by Agawain resulted in a claim af foul by Jnrkej Van Braarkatea, abo inaV riilanlabj rickauiiiuy wa- on the rail throughout the running and to the elbow she was a close rcateader. There Ciec-.y broaghl Agawain over from the middle of the track and Van Benschoten was seen t, take up Pickaninny sharply. After brief consideration of his claim, the stewards were of the opinion that there had been no actual interference and no change was made in the placing. James B. Keones colors were carried to victory in the race for maidens when his Suffragist, a threc-yoar-old son of cater and Noonday, beat a cheap lot at Hie end of the card. Suffragist is one that was shipped to F.ngland as a yearling, and while he failed to win abroad he ran such creditable races that today he ruled an oihls-on favorite. He only won by a narrow margin, but may improve over this showing. W. O. Daly wins few races over the l»ig tracks, but his Killiccrankie scored after a hard fight with Dafly Bultman in the first race. Daly did not wlu a race over a Jockey Club track last season. The news that Covernor Hughes had accepted * Supreme Court justiceship was well received at the track, and the general impression is that there will hereafter be less activity at Albany on the part of so-called reformers.