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CONSOLATION TO PREMIER T. C. MDOWELLS COLT TAKES SECONDARY FEATURE OF BREEDERS FUTURITY. Claudia, Royal Report and John Furlong Figure in Sensationally Close Finish at Lexington— Distinguished Visitors at Kentucky Track. _ Lexington. Ky.. May 5. — The Breeders Futurity Consolation Purse, carrying a net value of 05 to the winner, for two-year-olds, at half a mile, was the principal race of todays card and it was wou in a common canter bv T. C. McDowells Premier, the swift son of Allan-a-Dale and Belle of Ashland, which scored brackets the first time out on Monday last. Premier was an odds-on favorite. Tahoe. responding gamely, got up in time to take second money from Bad News II.. with Eleanor Stribling a tiring fourth. Tahoe is a sturdy little gelding, and when they get to going five-eighths of a mile and further, he probably will be a profitable proposition. The most interesting race of the day and the one producing the closest finish of the meeting thus far. was the second, for three-year-olds at one mile ami twenty yards, in which the favorite. S. K. Hughes Claudia, was victorious by a nose and Royal Report second, a head in advance of John Furlong. Claudia was all out at the finish and iu aonther stride Royal Report would have taken the purse. John Furlong, not raced as a two-year-old and held over by his owner, James C. Rogers, in anticipation of a invisible victory in the Kentucky Derby this year, was making his debut and his running was satisfactory to his connections. Irving 11. Wheatcroft won his first race at the meeting when Alfred the Creat romped home in the fifth. Zacatcoas. the favorite, finished last, jockey lloward being caught napping when the barrier went up. The weather was warm and clear and there was an improved attendance. Among the visitors were Don Alberto Terrazas, president of tlie Juarez Jockey 4 1 1 1 : James Butler, principal owiier of the Empire City track: Price McKinney. the weallhv Cleveland ■portmaa, and Matt J. vVlun. general ranuager of Churchill Downs, Juarez and Empire City tracks. Colonel Winn came oyer from Louisville. The other gentlemen came via Cincinnati iu an automobile. Mr. inn w ill go back to ljuiisville tomorrow to prepare for the opening of the Churchill Downs meeting next Tuesday, while the others will remain here until Monday. They will visit all of the important breeding farms. They are hopeful of the racing situation in New York. Mr. Wiiin says that with a good day and track, the attendance at Churchill Downs for the Derby this ear will tie the largest in the hi.-tory of racing in Louisville. There will he a meeting of the State Racing Commission Saturday morning at eleven oclock to act upon applications for licenses and other matters, including the ease of John Marklein. whose entries were refused after the reversal of form shown by W. A. Leach Monday. The local judges have asked the lacing commission to revoke Mr. Markleins license. Judge Charles F. Price i-ame over from Louisville and was in the stand with Messrs. Clav. Falconer and Wilson for four races. Merrick pulled up lame this morning and that caused his withdrawal this afternoon. Chance Shot, a daughter of Medler and Spring Cun. di.-d at the St. James Stud this morning while foaling a chestnut tillv by Peep oDav. Tlie fillv survives and was given to Priceless, which lost her foal, a colt by Cesarion. ■ dav or two ago. Chance Shot was a half sister to Roval tiun. the dam of I mi fire and Trigger. T. Hatfield shipped his horses to Louisville today. Hyjierion II. will tie turned out. W. J. Young and Fred Luzader have patched up their differences. Trainer Oeorge Ham will leave here with the Oerst horses Saturday afternoon. He will give Doiiau his final Derby trial of a mile and a quarter Saturday morning. A special train for passengers will leave for Louisville Saturday night, ami a special horse train will leave Sunday morning.