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RECORD CROWD AT LATONIA LARGEST ATTENDANCE OF SEASON WITNESSES DECISION OF HOLIDAY CARD. Finkola Wins the Independence Handicap, -with Han-bridge Second — Merrick Takes Sprint — H. G. Bedwell Charges That Nadzu Was Doped. Cincinnati, O., July 4. — The record crowd for this seHs.in MtHtMd todays racing at Latonia ami took keen delight ill tile sport. Enthusiasm ran high, many first-lime visitors voicing their a|i| roval ami bestowing unstinted applause ii|ioii the different winners. 1 ne Independence Handicap was the feature of u goad card, and it resulted in victory for Pin-kola. W hi ell ran coupled with Friend Harry as the B. Alvey entry. Haubrldge, carrying lop weight, was sequel, half a length behind the winner and nearly two lengths in advance of Countless. Haubrldge, coupled with 1 oikiu as the W. Corst and 1. 11. Holla entry, was a sharp factor all the way and if Mountain had not used him excessively during the early running lie probably would have Men returned the Victor. Donau acted fraetiously at the harrier ami anally refused to break. Merrick repeated his victory of last Saturday when in scored in the three-quarters mile handicap. Mattfe Hereaud t »ok a sharp swerve in the last six-leenih ami almost tsrromi a into the fence, hut recovered in tiaar to land second money. Some excitement came just before the dosing dash when Nadzu begaa to net fraetiously while in the paddock. His owner. 11. B. Bedwell. asked permission to have Mai withdrawn and intimated that he helieved someone had gotten into the horses stall and administered some kind of a drug. The judges gave permission to serateh the horse and the nionev l et on him was refunded. After the race Mr. Bedwell made a formal charge of his belief that thi horse had been tampered with and the ohVials ordered Dr. K ogh to make a close examination of Nadzu ami report his tindings. The judges intend to make a thorough investigation of the a If a ir. Ethelda scored her first victory of the season in the second raei, aided a good bit by the advantage she received at the start. Kvia won a purse for U. J. Long by taking the opener. Samaria, in the lifth. had tilings her own amy and won in the easiest kind of fashion. Belle Clem, which II. G. Bedwell purchased from .1. C Milain just before i ost time, ran disappointingly. Mamie Algol came away in the final furlong of the closing race ami won by a good margin from Rolluf ami Azo. F. .1. Pons made an addition to his big string by the purchase of the t wo-year-olds. .lack Den Stan and Lady Ornticaat, for a reported price of ,000. Both will be shipped to Louisville at the dose of raring here and rested until the opening of fall racing at Ch archill Downs. It developed today t hat Toll Row which was included in the Kay Sp nee ruling, had been sold to J. Doyle on Jane 27 and consequently was not in Spences stable at the time that the ruliltg was issued against alas. He will be allowed to start and is in good standing. Miller Henderson also telegraphed from New York that he held a mortgage on Molcscv and if he furnishes the proof the ban will be lifted from that horse. W. A. Clark also claims to be the present Sana fide owner of Nan-net le, having secured her by purchase on Thursday last, and if he can establish his claim to the satisfaction of tin- JndjntS, he will be allowed to start her. Kay Spence got into UJ altercation with paddock judge Keogli yesterday, but by standers separated them. The judges, as a result, ordered that Spences badge be taken up. Spence asked permission of the judges to be allowed to sell his horses here, but this was denied him. Negotiations are pending for the transfer of bis apprentice rider. F. Cole. II. ;. Bedwell has offered ,000 for the contract and K. It. Bradley is also desirous of obtaining the youngster. . Bedwell is also trying to secure the contract on jockey Hufnagel. He Intends to ship his horses to New York.