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HALTER MEN ARE ACTIVE THREE HORSES . CHANGE HANDS FOLLOWING RACES AT PALMETTO PARK. Vcrena and Dakota Are Bid Up" and Sold After Winning Their Respective Races and J. B. Harrell Is Claimed When Hp Is Beaten. Charleston, S. C, December IS. Well backed horses swept the card at Palmetto Park this afternoon. It was ladies day and the attendance was by far the largest of the week. The card was in the main made up of selling races at sprinting distances and small margins separated the first two in a majority of instances.. The halteriren were in the- limelight and. three horses changed hands during the afternoon, one by the claiming process and the other two by being bid up after they won. The largest run-up of the meetiug came after Verena took the fourth race, a dash of a mile and three-sixteenths. Verena had started several times here and proved a keen disappointment. He was In. a running mood this afternoon and taking the lead soon after the start was never headed, winning under wraps at the finish from J.. W. Hedricks Napier. The mile and three-sixteenths was run In 2:01 M; or- two seconds faster than the record made bv Dr. Waldo Briggs here last winter. The conditions of this race made it a 00 top and bottom affair, and when bids were called for J. W. Hedrick. whose Napier finished second, carried him up to 00 and then requested that the horses bandages be removed before bidding further. The request was granted by the officials and C. C. Campbell, agenr for M. A. Colton, advanced the horse to ,200 and secured him at the latter ligure. The other winner that was boosted was Dakota, winner of the third race. He was bid lip from 00 to 00 and sold to John Powers. . . Dakota had to be hard ridden to shake oft the opposition in his race and he beat Miss Brush y only a small margin. Hearthstone attempted to, make a runaway affair of the race but quit after drawing Into an easy lead in the early stages. Two claims were put in for J. B. Harrell after he finished seeond to Pierrot -in the second race. R. E. Watkins, whose Mrs. Campbell finished third, and J. W. Hedrick were the claimants and Jn the drawing Mr. Hedrick secured him. Pierrot showed keen speed in this race. He held command at all stages and won with a bit to spare. J. B. Harrell might have been closer, up had he not swerved over to the inside when his rider went over to the whip at the furlong post. Jockey Robinson, who was injured a couple of days ago as "a result of a fall, is progressing nicely and will be up and about again shortly.