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PURSE DAY AT LOUISVILLE IIO STAKE RACE ON THE PROGRAM. BUT GOOD RACING IS rURNISHED. Marie Miller Maker, a Succe, rful Debut and Defeats Bedtime Stories — Violet Bonnie Gives a Great Display of rhysed ami Unrulincss. I.oui -villi. K.v . May 17. Although the Churchill Downs r;n iug offering for iiis afternoon was de id ul : 1 1 1 y stake race, there was no Iriwrin in patronage .-in I another big attendance viewed the iinl. ideal COUdil e.ns ngala ruled. The small in i.l- iii tin- various iliulwa termed to indnee ■ :..v betting:, mosl of i!n ■tarter* being well Matched, two of tin- parse were of xi.ooo added, which were for sprinters and contented by fast short distance speed marvels, including the Texas-bred 1 illy Marie Miller. It was her initial test ::i these parts and Hhe acquitted herself well bj taking the parse after a well sustained stretch drive to ,iis.„,se ,,r Bedtime Stories. The I illy had been brought here by II. B. Newman, whs !is posed of her yesterday to I., r. Marshall. Fhe hackers of fuvorites began i.i disastrous : .en from the outset, when WUIlama Bros. two year-old Kilns, failed them. Be was beatea out easily by K. it. Bradleys Bit of Blarney. la the road race. Jefferson Livingstons Ben Hampsou, a frequent disappointment, appeared to stand eat and was givea confident support, but be failed io even get ■ place, Bvelya V.. Sophia Gate wood and Cruses dl i ding the parse in that order. Another overwhelming choice went down to defeat in the third race, when Williams Bros. Imprea sire "chucked it" badly in the stretch and landed far hack, Billy Joe showing ids beat form, winning from ial.itnhi •• and Droll. In the S1.000 purse, that brought out mum „f the better tun year ..his. a. I . Klrbys Violet Bonnie ga. an ttmasiag . I i-].l:: v of speed, also gave her supporters :.n anxious moment when she bolted on the tan and continued to race wide until rounding hit tii" stretch, where her great speed again en abl ■••! ber to recover the I ad and, though swerving badly all over the track, won by a big margin. J Crystal Day landed in second place and Mistress 1i-liy J us t managed to outstay Baseata. YV. Feuckter to Rac at Douglas Park. V. Feuchter, who is at present raring hi; bora a at Devonshire, ha a ired here for siali reservations and will bring Bkilea Knob ami ethers in his string back mi Moa lay to finish the season at Douglas Park and Latonia. B. It. Bradley is Intending Kalitaa to be a starter in the Fort Brie and Hamilton Derbys and . i!! ship him ■ i race in both. Hart S. Newman, who rame here to dispose of Mario Miller, I- . i las| night for his ram! ar Sweetwater, Texas, where be will soon. I most of his time in farming operations and raising rattle. Following Grundys victory in the sixth race. In-was advanced from an entered price .r si. lot i-. ,106. at which figure he ya bought in. .1. M. Henry did the bidding. Incidentally the race developed t!...t the recent action «i the Kentucky Racing Commission in passing the claiming rule, does not abolish selling races in favor of the claiming method. Both rales are effective, according to Charl ■ P. Graiagi r and the rai lug secretary i in. at bis discretiou, program races aader selling or claiming clauses. Jockeys Ktoeger ami Shilling were each sun-pruded for three days bj the starter for disobedience at the post in the third race, but later the starter rescinded the ruling, on a promise by the bays that thej would md repeal the off f nor. The news thai a verdict of guilty had boon rea riered today in Now Orleans against Preatdenl Me IMarmld and the directors of the Buslae ■ Mens [toeing Association, as well as against Joseph Murphy, who pre ided in the stand and loin Shaw and Sol Mchtenatein, was depressing t.. the aaany owneia bete. Confidently I* l netted Favoraule Deci.ion. It was confidently expected that the nun i bulged with vkdatioas at the Fair Grounds last winter would be cleared and that a favorable de cision, which would have I ■ in lino with the findings of the grand jury an three different o«-raefean, would have strengthened the raring situa Una in the Creoeeut city for years to eaane. An appeal will immediately be taken from the decision to the Bunt* me court. Jockey Uoag departed tonight for Toronto, where hfl will enter the serviee of V. C. Wonnt and ride for him on the Canadian courses. The impressive trial of Mauser this morning, when be finished a mile and an eighth easing up in 1:M| was the outstanding incident of t!iis morning at the track. The andrfW .Miller represent at ive will !«• a starter in the link Handicap Saturday and is one of the favorites in the Kentucky Handicap, to be run at Doaglna Park June 2. The following work-outs took place over a fast track at Churchill Downs this morning: Alberta True- Mile in 1 :4S. Beaety shop- Mile in 1:48. Hell Cow— Seven eighths in 1:0%. Bird Lore — Three quarters la l:lj. Cudgel - Mile in 1:11,. Deliver -Half mile in 111%. Ginger Quttl — Five-eighths in 1:03 •■?.-.. Howdy Howdy--Five-eighths in 1:0X. Irnia Frank— Seven -eighths in 1:S2%. lady Always -Mile in 1:44. Lingtnl-Five-eighths in 1:04. Old Rosebud — Mile and an eighth in 1 :." S. 1retty Mahy— Thiee eighths in H%. Redland — Five-eighths in 1:02. Roamer Mile and one-eighth in 1:54. Sparkler — Three-quarters in ] :1S. Velvet Joe — Three-quarters in 1:18. Water Proof — Seven-eighths in 1:30%. Water Witch — Seven-eighths in 1:03%. Wadsworths Last— Mile in 1:43%.