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WATXR MELON WORKS WELL FOR DERBY. J. E. JI triads Tillv Goes Mile -mi ■ Quarter in 2:0s1., at Churchill Downs. Louisville, Kv.. Mav 2. — Watermelon did tlio best Derty work at Churchill Downs today. This good-locking liadgbtn ol Watercress wont ■ mile tad a quarter, tbf Derby distance, In 2:08%. She went ii. ■ Una eighth in II4-.. the quarter in 23%, the hail in IK%, Bve-etgawbs in 1:00%, three-quarters In i.i! v,-cii-« iuiitiis iii IS1-,, the mile -in • 1:41% .!■!•! lalie and :m eigthtb in 1:54%. She worked th« last tnlle in I :14 .. i Miic r I ei bj w rks were: Ralph i. iiiiiit up, utile and a quarter in 2:12. i . ii i.. I,. ...!■- II- . 23, :;4.. -17--.. I:0u%, 1:15, 1:30, I : I : -. . I ...:. I:, in.. Uih and :i quarter In 2:12. Fractional, 12 . -I--,. .;,--.. 4b-,. 1:02%, 1:15%, 1:29%, i i . i...r,. tcuei l !,!■. •■ nil irters in 1:15%; lirst Lull in 40 :.. -iii : ,-. ni the trials ot Kentucky Derby candl dates, there uas considerable work al Churchill I1...M1.1 and Donielaa Park Friday. .i tin- latter track .1 v. Schorrs three eligibles in t tie Ken-iici n ; in;, i. iM-r. breeaed a s mil... Froc sv«_i in distance in 1 :.. ;-.. Hamilton in i . ; ;.iii star Charter in 2:02 Ul of these crack ..- i... a una rent I; training soundly. Other work , ,,. .i , i in- course were . life i., de ; . Half mile in .".::. . . mi..; I lnvi- quarters in 1:17.. In;, k!. ii l_rec- iuartcrs in i ;.;. hreeahng. I ! , i i I Ian Quarter mile in 28. I • 111,1 ili Half mile in 53. Palui !. ■ ii I In. -i- quarters in 1 : i7. i sartermaster Throe-eighths in ::7. V..i ;. Bathe Hall ii. il - in 50. The heel trials at luin hill Downs were: Ai.m da I :r. fence Hull mile ill :,u .. Loudon in! Hall i.iili- in 5©%. ttan ii i i ■■ eighths in I :ti:; ; , ; in i Ii df in !.t: ,. Meridian liel! mile in ."■_- ull.iih Ii e-eigtha in I. lit: lirsi half in 50%. resumption I iv. eighths in 1:03%. Kractooals, 24... 30 I . __ Stat t Byan Three-eighth in 27. mi pa ■.■ .-.■ 1 hree quarters in 1 :20. I be i inder Aide m i 50. I 0 a Khii Mile in 1 : i. ,. U i- l.ii-. iiii-Fi- eighths in 36 ,. Wavering rhree eighths in 3* ,. _ia Bel Half mile in .12. Manager John Hachaaeiater lias under way at Douglas Park a big improvement In the betting ring, lie in.- added to the machine booths already in line three additional booths running out toward Hi.- main entrance of the coarse, and to off-net the space required for iliis Improvement has removed the combination booth. Urns tearing a clear apace from the entrance to the administration quarters to the souili wall of the stand. This will j;ivo a much wider entrance, as the new booths will net Interfere with the main paaaage. The combination booth Is being set an in one of the t toot ha ilinctlv under the stand heretofore utilized tor other purpoaes. lie has also arraaged three extra booths t.« he set ap in the beal place avail-aide to he used for preliminary betting an a great race like the Kentucky Handicap. So there will i e thirty-one pari -iiiuiuel machines in addition to the combination device which will be in operatou when the thirteen days spring meeting opens at this 1m hu titul course en Saturday. Mav 23, when the Ken Hukv Hanilieap. 0,000 add.,1. is run. Bronxewing, A. P. Ifumpbrey, .Ir.s Ashland Oaks winner, aside from her engagements at Churchill Downs in the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky oaks, has si other valuable slake engagements at Douglas Park and l.ateiiia. Her engagements al Douglas Park are the Kentuckj Handicap and Speculation Stakes, while at l_touia she is eligible to the Derby, Inaugural and Independence Handicaps, anil Her chants stakes. Several prominent horsemen have lieen making inquiries as to the price asked tor the daughter ..t Stalwart it La believed, however, that her owner would awl pari with her Cor any reeaon able amount and would l e so advised hv her trainer. Dan Lekan. it is stated positively that an accident alone will prevent Brooaewlag from running in the Derby, ao matter what the track conditions mav be. The racmg string of W. W. Harden has arrived here from Nashville, and is quartered a I the Churchill Downs track. H consists of the live year-old Reciprocity; a maiden four-year-old, and four two-year-olds, all by Ivan the Terrible, the sire Of Bodge. Ivan Gardner and Czar Michael. In the latter collection are Dorteh, a cult which has no Louisville engagements, but is entered in the Harold stakes at I.atonia. and the lillies Margaret l .. Madcap Ducbeaa and Sweet Pea. all eligible to the Debutante stakes. Mr. Dardens Little Father, a brother to Hodge, lias been gelded and his ewn.r will make BO attempt to train hiin again until nexl fall. He was not brought along with the stable, hut will remain in Tennessee and run out at the Harden farm there during the sprinjr and siininier. Ureal Britain, one , r the star font year olds engaged in tin- rich Kentucky Handicap lids spring, wnt measured recently by trainer John Walters and he Just lacks a shade of standing sixteen hands high. He is this spring even more heavy in body than he was last season, hut his muscles stand out and it looks as if he will come to hand al his heat much earlier than in either his two or three-year-old season. Jockey .lust, who in 1011 rode twelve winners out uf seventy three mounts, is now exercising le.i-se-Inre and will apply to the racing commission for a license to accept mounts on the Kentucky tracks. He has not ridden aiaee mi".