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FAIL TO PICK THE WINNERS PUBLIC FIND CONDITIONS AT CHURCH.ILL DOWNS SOMEWHAT PERPLEXING. Leo Skolny Is Only Favorite to Reward tho Backers of First Choices Track Dries Out to Practically Normal Condition. Louisville. Ky.. October 12. Todays dillicult card proved puzzling to the public and live of their telections failed to make good. The only winning choice, and lie was an outstanding one, was R. J. Mackenzies Leo Skolny, which accounted for tho mile race, which served as a feature. Ilis performance was a brilliant one from a time standioltit as he circled the course in 1:38 over a track that was not at its best. The improved weather was a bis factor towards bringing out a bis attendance. Despite the almost continuous failures of the choices, betting was spirited and lacked but a triile of totaling 00,000 in volume. Big lields were the order in four of the dashes whicii engaged mediocre bauds. There was considerable unavoidable crowding as a result. The chief sufferer from interference was the overwhelming favorite, Berinudian, which in addition to hav-in- his winning chances practically destroyed, came out of tile Uf tli race badly cut about the legs. Jefferson Livingston departed tonight for Chicago, where he will remain until Friday next, when he will return for the liual days racing. Before departing he discussed plans with his trainers, Messrs. Brandt and Chinu. for a winter campaign. The twenty yearlings and alwut six of the older horses will be kept in winter quarters here, and will be in charge of trainer Brandt. 1. T. Chinn will campaign the remainder during the winter at Juarez. The Chinn shipment to Juarez includes the recent arrivals now racing in John Kellys interests. W. F. Schulte has delayed his departure for Charleston until the arrival of Fred Auerbach. who is expected here tomorrow from Maryland, where he has been doing missionary work in the interest of his association. Francis J. Pons was an arrival today from hi-s fa nn near Madison. Teim. W. O; Yanke today shipied Brave. to Lexington, where he will be retired for the winter. He recently injured himself while at exercise. .M. Ni- -MeEnrhtn, formerly secretary of the t New Memphis. Jockey Club and assistant secretary at Washington Park, Chicago, who has been visiting here Hllice the opening of the meeting, is mentioned as likely to be racing secretary at New Orleans the coming winter. Trainer John Lowe was an arrival this afternoon from. Montana. Before his departure from the west he shipped all his horses to Juarez, where they will rest until the opening of racing there. There will be seven races next Saturday, on which day the Churchill Downs meeting will come to an end. It is proposed to start the tirst race on that day at 2 oejock sharp. The following were among the best work-outs this morning over the drying track at Churchill Downs: Alnieda Lawrence Half mile in 49. Amazon Five-eighths in 1:02. Belle of Bryn Mawr Three-quarters in 1:17. llorel Three-quarters . in 1 :18. Day Day Three-quarters in 1:1S. Disparity Three-quarters in 1:19. Expectation Mile in 1:13. First Degree Mile in 1:44. Floral Park Five-eighths in .1:03. Foxy Griff Three-quarters in 1:20. Geo. Roesch Five-eighths in 1:04. Howdy Howdy Five-eighths in 1:00. Jenny Geddes Mile in 1:47. Ken Five-eighths in 1:06. Knight of Pythias Three-quarters in 1:1ft. Macknez Mile in 1:40. Martha Let Three-quarters in 1:1S. Merrick Three-quarters in 1 :20. Old Ben Mile in 1:44. 0rniilu Three-quarters in 1:1!. Pajaroita Three-quarters in 1:10. Resign Five-eighths in 1:05. Ringling Throe-quarters in 1:17. Robert Kay .Mile in 1:43. Silk Day Three-quarters la" 1:18. Wlihitc Mile in 1:14.