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HUGE SUCCESS AT WINDSOR MEETING THAT ECLIPSES ALL ITS PREDECESSORS COMES TO A CLOSE. Additional Disciplinary Action Marks Final Day, Jockey Palms and Former Jockey Thompson Being Involved. Detroit. Mich.. July 23.— The best meeting ever held at the Windsor course came to a close with the running of todays program. The crowds that have heen turning out have been simply marvelous and speculation has been keen during the entire meeting. rMrty-Ire booh makers cut in this afternoon, representing a record number tor Windsor. Judges Price and Nelson have heen active, and especially so during I he last two days. Todays program was made up of the usual eight races with the D., B. I. and Windsor Ferry Company Handicap as the feature. Heavy showers which set in just ahOBt the time the crowd began to come to the course made the going heavy. The rain hail little effect on the attendance, which was large. Fortunately the sun came oat after the running of the second race and for the remainder of the afternoon clear skies prevailed. The change in the going n suited in numerous scratches, the fields being materially reduced in a majority of instances. The stake race proved a good contest, the winner turning up in Fort Johnson, which led his field throughout and beat the fast-closing Spellbound a length. Missive. Beau Chilton and Red wine were successful as favorites. Redwine was especially well siqqiort-eii. being backed from .". to 1 to even "money. Palms performance on Moacreif in this race resulted in his suspension. Moacreif broke well and showed good speeii until rounding the far turn. Then when Red-wine passed him lie appeared to sulk. At all events, he was beaten three lengths and when he dismounted he was called upon to explain his ride. His explanation was evidently unsatisfactory, as a ruling came shortly after which brought suspension to Palms pending further investigation of the race. The judges issued another ruling during the afternoon which liars ex-jockey Coley Tlmmpson from the privileges of the Canadian tracks in Juture. Thompson is a -looker and Is said to have offered Jockey Phil Musgrave 50 to win with Mill on the Floss yesterday. Musgrave at first denied tjiat he had been offered anything, but afterward admitted that his valet had told him when he was mounting Hie mare that he would get 50 if he won. The valet claimed that Thompson induced him to offer the rider 50, hence the ruling. At the request of J. W. Schorr jockey Pease was given an opportunity of telling what he knew of the Caper Sauce-Mill on the Floss race. Pease admitted that ho took back Ca|ier Sauce in the earlv stages because some one told him that Mill on the Floss was staling off, but as ho could give no explanation for his weak effort in the homestretch the ease remains as it was after yesterdays ruling. Amos Tarae* has disposed of the contract he held on jockey J. Dl Sllapoi t to M. C. Pritohard. Tom Brown, who assisted starter Cassidv at Juarez last winter, will assist starter A. B. Daile when Edward Tribe leaves for Denver. Henry Mc Daniel will leave the two-year-old Starina at Windsor to rest up until the autumn meeting. The filly pulled up lame after her last race. Dr. W. O. King Dmhls has purchased of P. T. China the sprinter Stafford. Jockey J. Howard will leave for Butte on Monday. John Hachnieister was among the visitors at the eourso this afternoon. He will leave for New York hmaarrow to hold a conference with Matt .1. Winn relative to the fall dates for the Kentucky tracks. News comes from Mexico City that Jiininy Johnston, an old steeplechase rider, is training nine eligibles for the rich Mexican Derby to be run next month. Jimmy has been galloping a couple "of the horses himself and his employers are so impressed with his ability in the saddle that they insist that he shall ride one of their starters in the race. Johnston has sent to Baltimore for jockey McCabe. and the latter will probably accept an engagement to go to Mexico to ride for the stable that Johnston is training. The favorite for the Mexican Derby is a colt called Star Eyes, by Star Shoot, and ho is being trained by an English coachman. The following horses were sold in the paddock previous to the races today: Nat P... Ceorge Smith. 50: Be Thankful. Mrs. 6. B. Wilson. 25: Nick oTImo, Mrs. O. B. Wilson. 75; Loyal Maid. A. Bailer. 50: Gbidy Cirl. T, Lore, 50; Rockcastle F. J. Pons. 00; Jasione. C Hendrie. 25. Glade, E. Stone. 0o: Cumberland. Mrs. G. Pierce 00: Tony Bonero. F. J. Pons. ,000.