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CLOSE AND HARD-T0UGHT FINISHES Feature Majority of Races at Blue Bonnots Over Drying-out Track — Sweep Up II. Fails Badly. Montreal. Que., June 1.!.- The races at Blue Rennets this afternoon were run over a drying-out track. The impioeinent in the footing brought an improvement in the sport. The majority of the finishes found tke winners under hard drives, to win by small margins. In the opener a band of fourteen platers faced the starter and Cardenas Just managed to drive home by a neck in front of Beauty Spot. In the second race B. McBridea Mary Maud beat Sweep Cp II. by a head in a race that the litter should have won. and in the mile and an eighth handicap King Neptune upset cah illations by beating Mos-eowa out by a head. J. V. Bealey trained the winner of the steeplechase in Woods Stocktons Stucco, which won easily from Chas. K. irainger. The early pice was slow, all of the starters being under restraint for the first turn of the field. Pleasure Rent, winner of the second race at Mine Boaaets on Tuesday, was bred by the Messrs. Havies at their ThornclilTo Farm, near Toronto. The Pavies Brothers nri both the sire and dam. They purchased Nealon from Barney Schrciber and bred Frolic with whiea tkey wan the Breeders Stakes at Woodbine Iark a few years back. Frank J. Bryan, who has been officiating as one of the stewards at Rlue Bo— eta, will return to New York tomorrow night. William I*. Riggs. another of the active stewards here, leaves for Baltiasore. Will Install Mutuels at Grand Rapids. An arrangement has been made with Mortimer Makoaey to take ckarge of and install the metaei plant at the Graad Rapids track. .Michigan, where a ten days meeting will ! • given under the auspices of the Business Mens Association of that city. Mr. Makoaey will send a representative to the Furniture City at the conclusion of the Blue Bonnets meeting, to arrange all the details. W. J. Morrison has been engaged to act as presiding steward at the Maissonetive track, which meeting follows the cue at Rlue Ronnets. Five car loads of horses leave for Connaught Tark tonight to be on hand for the opening of the Ottawa meeting on Saturday. In the consignment will be the following: .1. E. Seagram. BrOOkdale Stable. .1. Lunisden. Mr. A. C. Humphreys. Capt. W. J. Press, Thorncliffe Stable and H. biddings. Jockey Borel returns to New York at the conclusion of the Rlue Bonnets meeting. R. F. Carman has changed his plans and will, instead of sending a division of his stable to Ottawa, ship them back to New York. It was I. Rarrett who had the mount on Early Light in the steeplechase Tuesday and not J. Clark. The later rode Rhomb, which finished last.