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RANCHER RUNS FAST MILE AT MONTREAL. Rupica Takes the Steeplechase in a Canter — Horses Depart for Ottawa — Licenses Granted. Montreal, Que., June 7. — George M. Hendries good colt Rancher accounted for todays feature raee at Blue Bonnets, whieh he won in a canter. beating Commonada by seven lengths. Smyth took Rancher back in the early running and never made a move until rounding the far turn, where he raced into the lead and won in a canter in fast time. Commonada pulled up lame after the race. In the steeplechase. J. Temple Gwathmoys Rupica made a show of his opponents. Smoot permitted him to draw away into a long lead in the first quarter and for the remainder of the race he was under restraint. Bess attempted to outrun Uupica to the second fence and went to her knees. Allen had all he could do to keep her from going down. The mishap put the filly out of the struggle, as she would not try for the remainder of the way. Mr. Gwathmey presented the purse won by Rupica to the Canadian Bed Cross fund. The first run up of the meeting came after Scaram h won the third race. L. W. Garth advanced him .00 over his entered price of . W. Stormont retained Scaramouch and then retaliated by claiming The Masquerader for ,375. The first consignment of horses to leave Montreal for Ottawa departed this morning. There were three carloads including the stables of M. J. Dalv, W. C. Weant. Edward Johnson. G. 15. Morris. Dr. R. Hanley. and L. A. Seregni. Several more owners will leave for Connaught Park tomorrow and the prospects for a brilliant meeting at the Canadian capital appear exceedingly bright. Starter A. B. Dade resumed his duties at the barrier at Blue Bonnets this afternoon. It was the first time since Mr. Dade took up starting that he had been incapacitated through illness. William P. Riggs. secretary of the Maryland Jockey Club ami one of the stewards at Blue Bonnets, was aa arrival from Maryland this morning. Mr. Biggs reports that the Manley Memorial Steeplechase, entries for which closed June 3, received sixty-eight nominations. This may be a record for the number of entries for a steeplechase race in this country. The Maryland Jockey Club adds , MM to this stake, which will make it the richest steeplechase in America. There an- thirty -light different nominators to the Manley Memorial anil the list of entries includes the best steeple -casers racing in this country. Previous to the races this afternoon the stewards of the Canadian Pacing Associations held a meeting in the clubhouse at Blue Bonnets. Applications for licenses were passed upond and the following were granted: Trainers — R. Brooks. A. Castin. R. I. Carter. B. L. Cole, T. E. Cummings. L. A. Davies, A. F. Dav-ton, G. Foley. M. Gorman. N*. W. Gray, B. M. Hill, W. I.. Hatchett. J. Hone. S. R. Howser. S. Judge, J. Johnston. E. Lutz, W. A. McKinnev, F. C. Martin. J. I. Misick. J. W. Moore. G. B. Morris, p.. Murray. A. C. Niehatis, A. . Parretto. G. Piwec. J. W. Pinkham. J. Robertson, A. N. Roy. L. A. Sawyer. T. Scott. L. A. Seregni. J. Sheridan. J. M. Shilling. M. Simons. A. G. Stamps. J. Stowe. .1. A. Strode. E. Tiheer. H. Van By, J. S. What-ley. E. Whalen. J. Hewitt, J. J. McCafferty, G. E. Phillips and W. Walsh. Jockeys — H. J. Acton. T. Buckles. J. Cruise, E. Cullcn. J. Dennison. J. W. Dodd, J. Dominick, N. J. Foden. W. L. Gourley. p. Jenkins. . Koerner. A. Nicklaus. R. Shilling. S. Wolstenholm. G. Bvrne. B. Crawford, J. Clancy. S. J. Davis, J. Metcalf and J. Bullman.