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LAUEEL MEETING THRIVING GOOD ATTENDANCE CONTINUES DESPITE UNFAVORABLE WEATHER FOE RACING. Carbide Proves a Surprise in the Carrollton Handi- I c*P — Runes Victorious in a Close Finish — Edna ] Kenna Takes a Race and Is Bid Up. I Laurel. Mil.. October ."i. — Tuo Carrollton Handi-«-•!•- : which was offered as the main carded feature here this afternoon, went to the credit of J. S. l.vrec. when Carbide t.x.k the measure of a small but speedy haml of sprinters. Much or the in- ; terest in tlie running ot the stake was rohbed when the ltetter grade of horses, nominated overnight, de-ellwd the issue, due t the sudden change in track conditions, tin course having been turned overnight into a veritable quagmire. L. Mink, who liad the mount on Carbide, sent liim to the front iuickly and into a good lead, which he maintained to tlie end. although he was shaken up in the stretch, when Distant Shore moved up with a rush, txiuette was the one to race into third place. Tn - latter ran at an even pace throughout and finished namely, but was not able to concede so big a difference in the weight in the soft going. Despite the sudden change in climatic -niiditiniis. another large crowd journeyed to the course to witness tlie running of the usual six-race program. A handicap for three-year-olds and over at a mile and a sixteenth held the secondary place on the card. The three placed horses dashed past the judges closely bunched, with II. Watersons Runes victorious over Ilorgo and larduer. The three ran closely bunched nil the way. with larduer and Kuncs sliow-iug in front by tlie narrowest of margins until in the final sixteenth. The riiuiiing f the second race, a dash for two-year-olds, resulted in an easy victory for Edn.i Kenna. which easily ran away from her opponents. The victory, however, was costly for the stable. as she was bid up from an entered price of 00 to ,100 In- II. G. Bedwell, whose Eddie T. ran second. She was bought in. Jockey J. MoCalo* has left for KentiK-ky and will finish out the season on that circuit. The John Sauford horses were transferred to Denning today. For a considerable time today the advisability of starting Coquette, through the mud under 121 l* uiid*. was discussed by trainer Coldsborough. but it was finally decided that she should lie ra.-ed. She came ••ut of tin- ordeal apparently none the mUK for the experience. Carbide, winner of the Carrollton Handicap, is a «oll that liotb Dr. Tyre and his trainer. Dr. Lar rick. have insisted is a good one. lie is right at tlie top of Ins form and it will need a good one to take his measure at sprinting distances, lint it Is almost a certainty that he will not lie seen under ninetj -five pounds the next time he runs in a handicap.