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BALLOTS BROTHER WINNER FAIR COUNT GRADUATES FROM MAIDEN CLASS IN HIS SECOND ATTEMPT. Gainer Has Easy Time in Winning Overnisht Handicap That Serves as Feature at Laurel First Recruit for Cuban Racing. Laurel, Mil., October 5. Gainer had comparatively an easy task in winning the fourth race at Laurel today, a mile handicap for three-year-olds and the feature of the program. Going into the lead at once, he showed more speed than usual and opened up a two-lengths lead. The early pace was slow and Nottcr called on him in rounding the far turn. Under mild urging he drew away when Thornhill challenged. James Butler won a purse with Fair Count, the brother to Ballot, which beat an indifferent band of maidens In the second. Front Uoyal, paying a big price, won the opener over Iialfron, the favorite, which, after getting to the front, received little assistance from the apprentice McAtec. Alex Smith Cochran, who recently came into racing with the purchase of His Majesty and several other good horses, is contemplating the establishment or a breeding farm in Kentucky. It is proposed that His Majesty shall head the stud and that some of the mares in his racing string be retired, while others will be brought irom England. Mr. Cochran will be a most valuable addition to the ranks of the breeders, for he spends his money liberally for good horses. While Fair Count did not show any of the free running qualities of his illustrious brother today, he cai:ie away from the whip like a good one. V. E. Brown has decided to give ins horses an easy campaign and await the opening of the racing season in Havana. He will name Donald Maedonald in a number of the stakes to lie run there and will tend him to the post thoroughly freshened up. Judge Charles K. Trice was a visitor from Kentucky this afternoon and lie was loud in his praise of the track and the conduct of the sport. Judge Price was afforded a holiday by the closing of Douglas Park Saturday and the fact that racing at Churchill Dowus will not begin until Friday. Sheridan Clark was an arrival from Montreal this afternoon. He came down looking for entries for the 0,000 International Derby to be run at the larval track next season. Entries for tins rich stake will close November 1-1, and already he has met r with a sood "measure -of success, rit Iiicelt Powers left Tor New York last night to lie oil hand for the Piping Uock meeting at Locust Valley Wednesday and Saturday. Other stee phchase riders will leave tomorrow, while not a few of them will be on hand foiThe running of the Hnrlwr Hill Saturday.