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AGAIN DELUGED AT LAUREL MARYLAND TRACK HAS FURTHER DRENCHING AND MUD RUNNERS PROFIT. The Howard Selling Stakes Brings Disaster to Supporters of Lahore and Blue Thistle when Republican Wins — Pimlicos Fall Stake Program. Laurel. Md., October 7.— The Howard Selling Stakes was oilcyed as the chief racing feature here this afternoon and resulted in a victory for J. 0L Tnlbotts Republican over good opposition. He was ridden by the diminutive A. Collins and was saved behind the early pacemakers to come from behind and win by a go.xl margin and going away. Spearhead raced into second place over Iullux. The outstanding disappointments of the contest were the poor showing of Lahore and Blue Thistle. The race was not so profitable as it might have been to the Talliott establishment, as to retain the gelding its trainer had to stand a run-up of 05 over the horses entered price of !00. Race-goers were greeted with another change in track conditions this afternoon when the severe drenching that the course received from more rain, made it once more deep with mud and gave the prouounced type of mud runners auother field day. Despite the disagreeable cond:tions a goodly crowd visited the course and remained through the afternoons drizzle to witness the running of the card, which, despite many withdrawals, was productive of some good sport. The halter men were active and made the stable of H. C. Hallenbeck a target. Mr. Hallenbeck was forced to stand a raise of 05 to retain Harry Junior after he accounted for the third race in an easy manner. He was entered for 00 and was advanced by Sam Louis. Daddys Choice changed owners after the running of the second race, when he was claimed by Emil Herz from the Hallenbeck stable for . The serial handicaps that are to be decided during the coming fall meeting of the Maryland Jockey Club at Pitnlico are to close Saturday. The stakes are the Walden. at one mile, for two-year-olds: the Bowie, for three-year-olds and over, ut one mile and three-quarters; the Elk Ridge Steeplechase, for three-year-olds, and the Piuilico Subscription Steeplechase Handicap, for four-year-olds and over. The Serial Handicaps are at three-quarters, aria mile and forty yards and one mile and an eighth respectively, and the one entrance fea pays for a start in all three. In addition to tliese fixtures, entries will also close for the Pimlico Nursery, for two-year-olds, at four and a half furlongs, to be run at the 1916 spring meeting. James Fitzsimmons will dispose of a number of the Qulney Stable two-year-olds before the end of the present meeting. After the fourth race yesterday, A. C. Parrel lo. whose Marshon was third, claimed Eagle from Basil Herz. In retaliation. Herz claimed Marshon. Tills is one of the horses that Mr. Herz sold at auction at Belmont Park. These claims cost ,000 each. Three carloads of horses from Toronto arrived at Kenning today and will lie campaigned in Maryland for the rest of the season. The program txioks for the second week of racing at Laurel are out and were distributed among the horsemen today. Captain Edward B. Cassatt came on from the Chesterbrook farm this afternoon to see Spearliead race in the Howard Selling Stakes.