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HANDICAP FEATURE TO HODGE 3CAY SPENCES GOOD HOESE CABBIES STEADY-ING IMPOST OF 124 POUNDS TO VICTOBY. Tight Fit in Opener Between Herald and Juanita IH., the Former Winning Phil Ungar Biggest , Disappointment of Afternoon Derby Today. ..Fort. Erie, Out., July 10. K. Spcnec furnished the winner of the mile :md an eighth handicap, which was provided as an attraction at Kort Erie this afternoon, in his good horse Hodge. The latter carried the steadying impost of 124 pounds, amide all the pace and won with Kneed in reserve by a length and a half from Grumpy. The race was run over a deep and heavy track and at no time during the running was the result in doubt. AYhile rounding the far turn the winner stepped into a hole and for a few strides stumbled. He recovered quickly to draw away again and at the end was under restraint. It was a tight fit in the opener between Herald and Austral, the former was tiring and in a sinew-straining finish, just managed to last long enough. Clairvoyant was right at the side of the leaders and was beaten a neck for second place. Phil Ungar was the biggest disappointment of the sirternoon. He was unfortunate in beginning slowly and, after working his way to the leaders and racing into a long lead after entering the homestretch, tired badly. Claims were put in for Comacho by II. G. Bed-yell, M. Lowenstein and J. P. Fones. In the drawling J. P Fones got the horse. J. D. Heard also put in a claim, but as lie was not an authorized agent for Mrs. H. H. Warner, his claim was not valid. Oliver Static Shipped to Empire City. W. L. Oliver left for the Empire City track witli his entire stable this afternoon. At the conclusion of that meeting Oliver may ship his horses to Sara-,?a,bu. ?s yet lias not made any definite plans. The JJ. .Mchride and Mirasol Stables leave for Saratoga on Thursday. J. IC. L. Boss was an arrival from Montreal and WW remain, .over to witness- the running of -the Canadian Derby. Mr. Boss contemplates the purchase of some of the choicest broodmares procurable. Which will be sent to the stock farm lie recently established on the banks of the St. Lawrence river, below Montreal. Claims were put in for Black Frost after she won the seventh race yesterday by Howard Oots, M. Lowenstein, J. J. Troxler and G. II. Marlman and in the dawing the latter seeured the mare J. II. Goodman left for Windsor with his stable this afternoon It was the first departure from here for that track Jockey Earl Hayncs, who recently suffered a bad looking fall in which he sustained some painful bruises, is up and around looking none the worse for Ins mishap. He will be in condition to accept mounts on the opening day of the Windsor meeting. Mr. AY est, who Is looking after the interests of the Irish Bloodstock Agency in this country, announced that ho expected a big consignment of racers from the other side shortly and that they would be stabled at one of the New York courses.