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ANSWERS TO QUERIES, Communications without names and addresses I will r.ot be noticed nor answered. No answers will I be sent by mail and none by wire unless reply pre- I payment is made at time of wiring query. I J. J. F., St. Louis, Mo. P M. Civill owned Tom Caro last year. Milton, Chicago, 111. The selection inquired about was Monocacy. M. W., Chicago, 111. Wagers on Ticket in the. race inquired about lost. M. Marie, New Orleans, La. A place parlay June 27 on McBride entry, Anita and The Grader, would have been void as to the McBride entry. because there was no place price against the entry and a winner on the other two. II. K. V., Louisville, Ky. If one backs a single horse of a coupled entry the matter is determined by the running of that horse. 2 Only the official handicapper could tell specifically how much influence a previous race had exerted in determining the imposts of Roamer and Old Rosebud in the Kentucky Handicap. II. N. B., Covington, Ky. It would require much expert labor to change those examples into fifths. It will be done some day. 2 In a parlay the principal and winnings are multiplied together to its end, thus at even money would become . at 2 to 1 would become 2, etc., etc. 3 Claiming is defined by the rules of racing. In substance, it means that every horse entered in the race may be claimed for its entered price, plus the first money of the purse. 4 Play or pay means that the wager stands whether the horse runs or not. If it does not run the wager loses anyhow. .