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CACTUS BUD WINS EASILY LEADS FROM START TO FINISH IN PIMLICOS POTOMAC STEEPLECHASE. Days Sport Given Over to the Selling Platers— Linbrook Takes His Race— Jem Also Wins and Is Bid Up — Track Talk. Baltimore. Md.. May 11. — In what was offered as the carded feature at Pimlico this afternoon, the Potomac Steeplechase, cross-country enthusiasts were well rewarded by a stirring contest. Cactus Dud. racing under the silks of the Glen Riddle Farm, was returned the winner over Emerald Gem. Maybud II. took the short end of the purse away from Stonewood in the last seventy yards, when D. Haynes became too confident. The winner showed himself a capital fencer and held the others safe all the way. The remainder of the card was given over to the cheaper class of horses, but spirited and wholesome racing resulted. In the claiming handicap at one mile, Linbrook. racing for Lewis Garth, was an easy victor. The conditions of the race provided that each of the starters could be claimed for ,000. H. G. Redwells Manokin accounted for the opening dash in easy fashion. Jem. winner of the sixth race, was made a target for the bidders up. being advanced to ,205. at which figure he was protected, after an advance of . G. E. Phillips was responsible for the bidding. Vastly-improved weather conditions helped to bring out another large crowd. Due to exhaustion, after the running away of Mary Warren, jockey L. Lyke was forced to cancel the remainder of his engagements. Eighteen of H. G. Bedwells horses were shipped to Montreal yesterday, ten lieing consigned to Delorimier Park and eight to Dorval. Two more carloads will leave for Dorval tomorrow. This consignment will be made up of the stables of VV. M. Carter, G. E. Phillips, G. R. Bryson and C. N. Freeman. Another carload will go to Delorimier Park. This car will be made up of the horses owned by P. Stire, M. J. Daly, E. Truman and G. B. Morris. T. Rodrock. a successful steeplechase rider a few years back and. who is now in charge of the stud that Mr. Oakly Thome maintains at Mill brook N. Y. was a visitor at Pimlico today. Mr. Thome has the French stallion Angel Jim standing at his , farm and he has four fine looking yearlings by him out of thoroughbred mares. Edward McBride left for Louisville tonight to be on hand for the running of the Kentucky Derby. It was McBride who developed that good colt i George Smith, which will carry John Sanfords colors in the Derby and McDride is hopeful that , the son of Out of Reach will land the rich prize. 1 Jockey T. Parrington had the x-rays put on his injured foot and it was discovered that one of the small bones was broken. This will keep the • lad out of the saddle for a couple of weeks. Thirty new members joined the Kentucky Thor- • oughbred Horse Association at the meeting of the . Maryland branch of the association held here Tues-. day night. A committee was api ointed to look . after the associations interests in Canada and New York. The Canadian committee is made up of William Garth, H. G. Bedwell and James Ar-, thur. while R. F. Carman. A. G. Dlakeley. Larry I Carey. Einil Herz, J. F. Adams and Capt. I*. M. . Walker will act on the committee appointed for the New York race tracks. The new members enrolled were J. Lumsden. M. F. Sheedy. N. L. I Snelson, J. L. Jones. W. Allen. L. Decker. J. J. ■ Malum. Godfrey Ireece. R. F. Carman. C. W. Campbell, E. J. Crawford. W. C. Gardner. A. R. Dresler. Joseph J. Murphy. A. G. Dlakeley. W. Jennings. J. Gormley. F. T. Shortell, C. R. Talbot. G. L. Strang. A. C. Parretto. W. J. Anderson. K. C. Dahle. Charles t. Smith. E. Rathman. J. S. Wailes. 1 Lydecker, II. S. Phillips and Capt. P. f M. Walker. Charles O. Smith was an arrival from Chicago, i Mr. Smith is interested in several of the half--r mile tracks in Maryland and he will remain here s for a month or more, looking after his interests. A meeting at Prospect Park will follow immediately s after the close of Pimlico. The condition books . have been distributed among the horsemen and 1 the purses are 00 and 00. Dcfore leaving for Montreal. W. C. Westmoreland secured the sprinter Elk Ridge and the two-year-old Light Shoes from J. O. Talbott. Edward McHritle will ship his stable to Toronto on Tuesday next. Immediately following the close i of the meeting a big special train will leave ,. Baltimore for Toronto. It will be made up of ten ,i cars. t Col. William Hendrie will lie in the stewards stand at the Woodbine Park meeting this spring. Leon Crespo. of Havana, who purchased several 1 horses from H. G. Dedwell towards the latter part _ of the Oriental lark meeting, is a visitor at Pim- t lico. He brought the news that several Cuban j gentlemen contemplate purchasing thoroughbreds next summer with the idea of racing them in Cuba next winter.