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HODGE AGAIN EASY WINNER KAY SPENCES GOOD THREE-YEAR-OLD SCORES IN LATONIA FEATURE RACE. Profits by Fast Pace Set by His Older Brother, Little Father, and Responds with a Rush When Called Upon in Final Quarter. Cincinnati, O., October 2S. Kay Spences good three-year-old, Hodge, showed a return to his best form this afternoon when he won the mile allowance race that served as the feature of the La-tonia card in fast time and handy style over Floral Park and his elder brother, Little Father. The suicidal tactics of the diminutive Smyth on Little Father made the fast time possible, but it also pioved the undoing of the Darden racer for he tired badly in the stretch as a result of his exhaustive efforts in the Ilrst six furlongs. Hodge, on the other hand, was given a capable ride by F. Mirphy and restrained Tor the first live furlongs. When called on, he resHjnded with vim and after a short brush with Floral Park drew out decisively in the final furlong. Floral Iark. acting badly at the post, was sent away while wheeling and still sideways, having a good bit the worst of the start. She showed a high Might of speed to race into a prominent position in the lirst half, but the effort told at the end. Crisp, hj weather again prevailed and detracted some from the enjoyment of the sport. The racing was wholesome and the finishes in most instances close and exciting. The well-balanced card and small fields served as excellent betting mediums and speculation was brisk. Four favorites succeeded in winning during the afternoon and the other winners also had extensive support. An instance of the best horse being beaten came with, the running of the third race, when Ask Her succumbed to Transact by a nose. The Fuller Ally was by far the best, but a badly tangled sendoir resulted in her defeat. Collins, who had the mount, was too light to assist her materially, when strong handling was essential. Transact was benefited by Oross experience and just lasted to get the verdict. Oross made it a double when he scored with .Mrs. J. .Shillings Belle of Bryn Mawr in the closing race, for which Injury was favorite, with Star Actress and Cream also enjoying a strong following. One of the best contests of the meeting developed in the fifth when Converse and Hank ODay foupht out all 4be way and finished noses apart. The erst colt showed an inclination to bore out on the turps, but Hank ODay, with his outer position, rit served us a check and he did not lose much ground. Bessie Latimer proved much the best of the poor lot that started in the opener, but she might have been forced to a harder effort to gain the victory had Brickley received a more energetic handling. Coy led all the way in the second race. There was considerable crowding soon after the start, which caused lsther Blues to fall. Ballingcr, her rider, escaped with a shaking up. Jockeys Small and Ganz were each suspended or five days by the starter for disobedience at the post in the second race. William Walker today made application to Frank J. Bruen for stall room at Palmetto Iark, Charleston for twelve racers that he intends to ship there on the special train which leaves here Nov. 1. John llogan also made application for reservation for the eight horses that he intends to ship there. Tom lirown will send six horses to the Smith Carolina course. Kugene Elrod, who is looking after entries ta the Juarez stakes, reports that horsemen are responding liberally with nominations to these events. Tin? stakes will close tomorrow. Jockey Neylon was hack in the saddle this afternoon, having succeeded in extricating himself from Ills imbroglio with the L-Uonia authorities. William Duke, trainer of the extensive French racing establishment owned by W. K. Vanderbilt. was among todays visitors and will remain some time as the guest of I. T. Chinn. Mr. Duke took, a keen interest in the racing and its attending incidents. He stated that at present all the Vandeihilt racers are at the farm near Deauville. having been transferred there at the outbreak of European hostilities from 1oise. near Paris. Up to the present t jme none of the Vanderbilt thorongbreds have been commandeered by the French government and it is unlikely that any of the racing stock, will be disturbed. The work horses on the farm, though, have been drafted into the service of the French armies. Mr. Vanderbilt was enjoying a most prosperous racing season prior to the suspension of the snort and Mr. Duke had saddled 5i winners in addition to numerous horses which had placed this year. According to Mr. Duke it is unlikely that any of the Vanderbilt racers will Ik; transferred to this country to take part in American racing. General Manager John Hachmeister has succeeded in bringing about a schedule in the train service for Sattirijays which will enable racing patrons to get to the course in ample time for the opening race, which on those days, on account of the seven races carded for decision, will be run at 1:30 sharp. The two-horse combination, consisting of Dessie Latimer and Coy. yielded 9 for . Hodge. Converse and Belle of Ilryn Mawr. the successful three-horse combination, paid 11. 11.". for . The following were among the best work-outs this morning: Alkanet Half mile in -19. Ask Ma Five-eighths in 1:01. Harnard Five-eighths in 1:03. Chalmers Five-eighths in l:024i,. Chart ier- Half mile in 50. Chesterton Three-quarters in 1:17. Colonel Marchmont Mile in 1:45. Daisv Piatt Three-eighths in :ss. L. II. Adair Three-eighths in 42. Donerail Mile and one-eighth in 1:55. Dorothy Dean Three-quarters in 1:18 l ustacc Three-eighths in .!7. Fleuron II. Five-eighths in 1:04. Forest Oate Five-eighths in 1:01. Howdv Howdy Five-eighths in 1:05. Impression Five-eighths in 1:01. Jessie LoitUe Three-eighths in :X. Joe DeilHild Half mile in .".1. Kihlay Mile in 1:45. La Mode Three-quarters in 1:17. Ive Day Mile in 1:45. .Mac Half mile in 51. Prospect Three-quarters in 1:17. Reno Five-eighths in 1:04. lihodes Half mile in 4S. San Vega Mile in 1:411. Short Grass Mile hi 1:44. Sunset Five-eighths in 1:04. Verena Half .mile in 52. Watcrblossoin Five-eighths in 1:03. Yenghee Mile in 1:45.