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I I j! t I . ; a I i | i « 1 i i t i i i I : , HAVRE DE GRACE MEETING CLOSES. Whimsy Wins the Erdenheim Handicap in a Close Finish with Virginia M. — Baltimore. Mil., September :». — The fall meeting — of the Harford Agricultural and Breeders As- fc fc si«-iation was brought to a successful close this A afternoon, with the running of a card of seven "] races. ..f which the Erdenheim Handicap was the ,, feature. This event was I dash of live and a half ~; furlongs f..r two -year-olds and a field of nine s| orted y silks, there being two added starters, Socony antl ■ Achievement. The running of the race resulted in ■ spectacular and thrilling finish, in which the ~ lev. -land Stables Whimsy just lasted long enough ■ to nose out Virginia M.. with Kcgina third. The z race marked the third defeat of E. McBritles crack ■ colt i;eorge Smith. The latter is far from what J he was early in the summer in Canada and pos- 2 sibly the injury that he sustained at Saratoga, j* where he wrenched his shoulder, has considerable to d. with his bad showing in recent starts. 2 The field was dispatched to a good start and Regiua was the one to show the way, followed closely by Pesky and Whimsy. The former showed signs" of shortening her stride on the far turn. I while Virginia M. moved up rapidly. King Neptune ■ was racing along gamely after recovering from a e slow start, tin the turn into the stretch Kegiua L began to tire an.l But well brought Whimsy up with a rush antl hi- superiority over the apprentice Mink had much to do with Whimsys victory. The * race was run over a track that was exceptionally fast. 4 The crowd that journeyed ont to the course for the final days card was not as large as was ex- ; pectcd. although there was a representative gather- J ing on band to witness the running of the races. 5 The meeting that was brought to a close was -marked throughout by spirited racing antl form on „ the whole was well maintained throughout. A handicap which brought together a haul of speedy splinters was carded as the third race ami in this event John Sanford scored a victory with his fast thre.-ycar-old Quartz. The latter was re- strained liehind the pacemakers antl saved ground ! when Celfo swung wide on the stretch turn, then J finished with a rush. Jatnese Bowe was an arrival from Br.iokdalo Farm this morning anil inspected the Thompson -horses hero. | Fleuro. a promising two-year-old in the Jefferson Livingston stable, was shipped back to the Paine ■ farm at Lexington. Ky.. this morning to be turnej out f r the winter. David Gideons Faithful, re- cently acquired for the stud, left in the same car. I • Albert Simons, acting for L. S. Thompson, sold Forum *■ J- . Talbott today. J There will lie a big exodus of steeplechase stables J to Piping Boek tomorrow morning. » In the shipment will lie the stables of M! Ilogan, J. W. Coylc. M. Daly and William Uarth. J. W. Coyle has nominated the green jumper Arcturus for . the Harbor Hill Cup. The Josephthal string of jumpers will be shipped back to the farm at War- ] reuton. Va.. where they will be rested awaiting , the o| ening of racing at Pimlico. There was a big exodus of New Yorkers north following the running of the last race today. Harry Shaw, who was prominently Identified with the revival of racing at New Orleans last winter. lelt for his home in the Crescent City last night. The Livingston. Talbott. Thompson ami Quincy Stable- horses were shipped to Ijiurcl this morning. As a result of the investigation into the running of hdwar.l McBritles Tom Elward the stewards j today handed down a decision that exonerated Unstable anil imposed a fine of 0 on jockey Butwell . tar making an untruthful statement regarding the j race. The later performance of the colt was re- | gartled as proof enough that the previous race was . fairly run when it was taken into consideratiou . that Itutwell lost his whip shortly after the start. Bichard T. Wilsons Tartar was so seriously injured by his fall in the Chesterbrook Handicap yesterday that it is passible he will not be seen at the race- again.