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FRUIT CAKE DEFEATS FAST SPRINTERS. Concedes Much Weight but Easily Wins Directors Handicap — Steeplechase Feature to Tropacoluni. Ottawa. Out.. June 21. Fruit Cake showed her high quality at Connaiiglii Mark this afternoon, when she conceded mneh weight to some fast sprinters and won the Directors Handicap, the feature race of the pragram offer.-.! by the Con naught Mark Jockey Club. She was riil.hu by Dreyer, made the pace and beat Water Lady by ii length an. I a half. The latter v.as coupled with Tea Caddy and came in lor strong support. In the Country Club steeplechase Trop: Inn: showed a splendid performance, leading all the way ami Incidentally took a second and fonr- fiftha oir the track record. Me displayed rare gameness, withstanding repeated challenges, an.! at the finish beat New Haven by a head. Basse] rode one of tiie best races he has shown all season on the winner. apt. W. .1. Press received a telegram from B. W. Moore informing him the Jockey Cramps services in tie- Hamilton Derby had been spoken for an.! the lad WOUM be unable to ride tin- Irish colt Iron Crosa II. in the ra.ee. Mortimer Mahoney baa been engaged to take charge of the mutu 1 department at the new Thornrltte trick, now under coarse of construction near Toronto. The dates of the Thorneltte meeting nave been announced from July 21 to Jnly 28. There will be forty sell.;-, i rjfty cashiers. Tin- officials will be announced in a few las. Theodore Cole v ill ship the V. I.. Unnpln horses back to New fork ia the ear with the William Garth string. The steeplechaser Idle Itichael rapped one of his hind legs pretty badly the tasl time be started and trainer Cole attributes it to the small fences. No Stecnl chares at Beast Royal, The ii.an.igi incut of the .Mount Boynl track wired horsemen here that n stecplechasea w.nil.l be given at their meeting. Thai aanoaneemeni resulted in several of them changing their plans ami tbej will snip t.. Bebnont Par. A. c. Humphreya Jr. will scad his promising jumper Matin. t. o New York from here, but as yet he has not, decided in whose bnada he v. ill place tin man. Its t in.- t.i is considered by some shrewd horsemen as one of the most promising steepte-chatw-r* sbowa in some time. Allan Bak-reft will ship hi:; stable back to Montreal al the conchas km of the Cenaaught Park meeting. Edward KeBride nnnewared that Reprobate would be a stuler in the Hamilton Derby and that Kstep ,,,iii,i probably ride the ,-olt. The Haaqaerader and Scaramenck were reported 1" be on tie ailing li-t and were excused from starting :n the Mi: .tors Handicap. a fill came just at the finish of the first race, in Which Dalw I C repaid his legs am! w. lit down, and Wiehaka and Little B wee per stumbled over him. I...wdor. who had the mount on Wiehaka. came oat of the mis up with a cat on his i g, but Erirkson and W. Collins escaped with a shaking up.