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ANSWERS TO QUERIES. Communications without names and addresses will not be noticed nor answered. No answers will be sent by mail and none by wire unless reply prepayment is made at time of wiring query. S. M. G., Chicago, 111. See reply to J. B. C. T. G., Monroe, Mich. Melrose is a brown filly by Duval Gold Mine, by Woolsthorpe. O. W. S., Lafayette, La. A wager on the Spence and Applegate entry in the Cincinnati Trtphy would have lost. O. II., Cincinnati, O. Backing a jockeys mount means that the horse the jockey rides must win or the wager loses. 15. M., St. Louis, Mo. Usually the smallest priced miituel ticket is . There is no limit to the amount that can be wagered in the mutuels. J. B., Chicago, III. When in mutuel betting a heavily backed favorite runs unplaced, the dividends are greater than when it wins or runs to a place. Oliver, Chicago, 111. Wagers on Stephen R. on July 4 stood, because the horse had passed into the starters control before being allowed to be withdrawn. A. G., Columbus, O. Wagers on Gainer July 4 were good and not affected by the fact that the nice was run as the second on the days program, instead of the sixth. J. L., Chicago, 111. Jockey Hoag is not eligible to ride until Wednesday next. He is at Grand Rapids and was set down for three days on account of rough riding last Friday. G. G., Brookfield, Mo. Richwood ran twenty-three races in 1915, winning five, and twenty in 1914, winning two. There is not enough general interest in the horse to give any table of his performances. P. T., Chicago, 111. At Latonia declarations were made "at 9 a. m., consequently a wager on Lady Rotha July 4 would have been a draw at that time and. become an "if coming" wager, first on Rancher aud then on Beau Spiller.