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STAIKS IS DISQUALIFIED HORSE SWERVES IN STRETCH AT PALMETTO PARK AND INTERFERES WITH OTHERS. Naughty Lad Profits by Stewards Ruling; — Gordon Is Rctui tied Winner of the Calhoun Stakes — More Rain Falls. Charleston, S. C. March IS. — Seven races with Hie Calhoun Slakes for juveniles al roar ami :i half farlonss a- ihe feature, was the attractive offering at Palmetto Park today. There was a generous turnout despite adverse weather candi-ii.ii-. The threatened ruin held oft until the running • ■I the sixth race, hut thereafter it come down In a stead] stream. An Incident of the closing dash was the disqualification of Stair-, which had fjliish, ,| tir-t. in advance of Xangntj I. ad and Lucky George. Hi- di-idiii eineiii from participating in the purse cam- a- a result of hi- swerving in the stretch and luterfering with Naught] I. ad. Lack] George and Annie Seller- The last named Wa- the chief -ill ferer, lutl it is doubtful if she could have won even with a dear course, tor Stairs finished with macn in reserve. Th- disqualUlcatioa. the Ira! of tbn season, caused considerable grumbling. Stuirn waa a "goad thing;" ami showed marked Improvement oyer recent -tan-, probably due to the addition of blinker* to hi- equipment. Of interest to the racing fraternity was tin presence of Governor BleaSe at the course. Ihe stales chief executive took a keen interest in the racing and it- aitemlant Incident*. He witnessed some of the nice- as the guest of the -rewards, inspected tin- plant and paid ■ call ■■ tin- jockeys quarters, where he shook hands with most if the rider-. He applauded Hie winner- in generous fash Ioa. .1. I.. Hollands Gordon easll] proved hi- superiority over has. Cannell and Please Welle-, the only other contestants in the Calhoun Stake- He drew away to win at hi- leisure, and has. Canm-ll outstayed Il. a— Welles for second place. I l.i in, I,- ill iwaiicc race, in which the BcdWCll pair. I a ton and Fatly Light, ruled ai odd- on. went to Flora Pins in a haul drive. Paton taking second place ami Early Light third. Moaecacy, Henpeck umi Early Light, Palmetto Derby candidate-, were ■ outestants in this i ace. Th- closest finish of the afternoon developed in ihe opener when Etbelbarg-II. Just lasted to heal ntniry Godmother. Tony W., hacked extensively, took the second nice after n mild drive to shake lift York I.ad. Cherryol* had a narrow escape front defeat in the fifth by Billy Vandervcer, which forced her out to the last ounce to win hv a neck. The steward* attended to the rough riders tills afternoon and in addition to Ining Imd 5. had pssitsns with Buxton ami Montour. Action in their cases will come Monday. A. 1C GaHaber, who has been here for mm time negotiating with fockey Mnsgrave lor hi--civic- dariag the coating season, will leave in tb s mornipg for Lexington with Muagrave. Mr. ;.il-lalu i announced that hi- good racer Duval bus been retired from racing and has been put in tba stud. Tin- mare- h- ha- served include Mary I.ii hut. Boyal Captive and Trance. Cold Min, will l,« mated with him on her arrival ai Lexington, The Norfolk -take-, which closed indav. received liberal attention Hon owners bere. There will be a big shipment to the Norfolk track following the close of racing; here. Hi- horses of J. M. lionde and I.. II. Adair will 1m- sent to Kentucky imtnediatelj titter the close .,f tin- Palmetto Park meeting. .1. W. .Mays stable Will li- setif from here to Lexington. Jockey Coo.-e received all offer today from I. P. Hayes to rid:- bis representative in the rich Breed ers Futurity Stakra to lie decided during ihe spring meeting at Lexington, hut had to decline the offer because of prior arrangements to ride Billy stuart in tlie race. The Palmetto Park was -|1V from h n-ht rata thi- morning, when the folhiwing work-outs took plai e: Alfred v.-Mih- in 1:48. Training slowly. Beth Stanley Three-quarter* in 1:18. Good move. Bulgarian Half mile in ."i2. Training slowly, Cain-Ilia Five-eighths in 1:05. Showed -peed Chilton Queen Half mile in .".I. I- at bet beat. Col. Robert Neville Three-quarters in 1:18. Good move. fit Boa Three quarters in 1:19, handily. Cuttybnnk -Three-quarters in 1:2©. At hi- heat. Fddie Clancy Half mile ill 51. driving. Fasces- Hall mil- in 54. Training slowly. Fatheroi.i -Five-eighth* in ini. Greatly improved. Floral Bay- Plve-eighths in irfuj. win haarova on her la-i race. I., nt ---Mile in 1:48. Extra good for him. Iiaia-i- M. Hall mil.- in ."it. hard held. I mfcsj well. Fie.- Trade— Three-eighths in ::". bind in-ive Gallop Half mil- in "if. hreexing Cail Half mil- in :.:.. Ha- been coughing iiili-a Hall mile in 55. Graver Hughes Half mil- in 53. Training well Henoch -Ml- in 1:48, driving. Ha- shown nothing. Hoffman— Mile in 1:48. Right on edge. Hearths! Half mile in 51, driving. Marjorie A. — Five-eight ha in I nil, hard held Looks g I. May Bride— Three-quarter* in 1:19, handily M-i-.-mt - Five eighths in 1 :Mi. New sin -Three-quarters in Lis. Showed improvement. Noble Clan, I -Three-quarters in 1:18. a goad maiden thai i- tit. Prince Chap Three-quarters in 1:18 Bhrhl on edge. Baleigh F. I» Three-eighths in ::i. i- going soamlly and has hi- -peed. Royal Message live-eighths in 1:04. I- lit and ,ii- a It h, i speed. Sacra I Three-quarters in Lis. iia- plenty of speed Sonny Bo] Three-eighths in 37. star Rose Three-quarters in 1:19. Goad move. Tiger Jim Three-quarters in 1:19, handil] Toison dOr Half mile in 52. Showed little -pel Tom King Three-quarters in l 19. Training veil. Vilej Half mile in 53, breesing. Wanda Pitxer Half mile in 53. should race well: is lit. Woodcrafl Mil- in 1:48. Never worked better.