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TRY TO BAR GOVERNOR GRAY FUTILE MOVE TO EXCLUDE CRACK JUVENILE FROM CINCINNATI TROPHY. Latonia Officials Rule Against Group of Kentuckians Who Raise Technical Point Directed Against Williams Youngster. Cincinnati. O.. June 30. — Governor Gray this after-Boaa further demonstrated his superiority among western juveniles by decisively beating those that opposed I.i in iu tiie Oftk race at Latonia, including. aasOM others. Oracle and Lochiel. His race today was in the nature of a preliminary to the rich Cincinnati Trophy to be run on Saturday next, and his showing made it certain that he will be an overwhelming favorite in it. Prior to his race this afternoon, Messrs. George B. Ott. J. H. Morgan. E. R. Bradley and J. M. Goodo tiled a protest against the starting of any geldings in the Trophy because in the original conditions it is s eoincally set forth that the stake is for colts and fillies. The protest was supposedly directed against Governor Gray, but the officials of the Latonia Agricultural Association ruled that he is eligible to start in the following decision addressed to Messrs. Ott, Morgan, Bradley and Goode: "Gentlemen: At a meeting of the tioard of directors and judges of our association, held today, the following ruling was made in the matter of your protest concerning the eligibility of geldings in the Cincinnati Trophy: "The term colt in the conditions of the Cincinnati Trophy was intended to apply to male sex. including Iwth colts and geldings, and has so been interpreted by general usage of the turf in Kentucky. If it had been the purpose of the framer of the stake to exclude geldings he would doubtless have specified entire colts. Ever since the inauguration or first running of the stakes there has lieen no change in its conditions or the phrasing thereof, ami no question has been raised as to its interpretation. In the opinion of the judges the term colt incluiles geldings, just as, under the rules of racing, the term horse includes mare, gelding, colt or lilly. The protest or objection is declared invalid aud therefore dismissed. "Latonia Agricultural Association, "John Hachmeister. "General Manager." The protest, directed principally against the starting of Governor Gray in the Cincinati Trophy, was not considered in good taste by many of the owners racing here. It is the first time that the question as to a geldings eligibility to start in this race has been raised. The Fad, winner of the event last year, was a geMing. Ideal weather and a good card brought out on-other banner attendance today. The handicap at three-quarters was one of the best contests of its kind seen here this season. Friend Harry and Right-easy figured in a thrilling struggle throughout the last quarter, with Countless so close up as to threaten to displace the two leaders. Friend Hairy and Righteasy held on doggedly and finished heads apart, the first named winning, with Righteasy a neck in advance of Countless. Friend Harry ran today without blinkers and the change of riders aud equipment worked a big improvement. The closing dash brought another close finish, J. W. Carter prevailing over Lady MoNallv in the lasl few iUldka. In the opening race Sfflney R. beat the overwhelming favorite. Fenny royal. The latter quit badly after going half a mile. Topsy Robinson, which was purchased at auction last Saturday, scored at the first asking for her new owner and landed the purse in the third race after a sharp drive with Hawksflight. J. R. Wainwrights horses were shipped to Fort Erie this afternoon. Jockey T. Rice will leave for the same point tomorrow night. W. MoPaniel will ship the J. P. Ross consignment to Lexington at the close of the I -i tenia meeting and rest them at the Kentucky Association track until fall racing begins at Louisville. MeDanie] will ship to the same place the horses lie is handling here for Henderson and Hogau. W. H. Fizers string will In- rested here until the close and will then be transferred to Windsor. J. B. Respess will transfer some of his horses to the Empire City track at Yookers on Saturday next. Weights for the Independence Handicap were announced |r Acting Secretary Campbell this afternoon. Prince Ahmed is given ton weight, with Han-hridge. Wintergreen. Pinkola. Knight Deck. Donau. Meadow. Friend Harry. Joe Morris. Snootier and Countless following in close order. There were sixty-two nominations for this race. It is at a mile Mini a sixteenth ami will be run Julv 4. Derby day still holds the palm for the best attendance of the present Latonia meeting. Last Saturday crowded it mighty close and it Is expected that a still larger turnout will see the best voung-sters in the west race for the rich Cincinnati Trophy Saturday. Rut all of these days probably will be surpassed bv July 4. when the banner crowd of the meeting is virtually assured.