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CUDGEL EASILY DEFEATED ♦ J. K. L Ross High-Priced Colt Runs Unplaced in Stake Race. • Hauberk Is the Winner — Agnes Cook a Repeater — Big Price in the Mutuel Betting. * Havre de Grace. Md.. April 20.— -The great Broomstick colt Cndgel. for which J. K. L. Ross paid over 0,000 last fall, was defeated in his first start in the colors of his new owner, when he ran unplaced in the Philadelphia Handicap at Havre de Grace this afternoon. Cudgel was far from being keyed up for a bruising contest with such seasoned campaigners as Hauberk. Tea Caddy and Water Lady, but this race should improve him. Aside from Cud gels failure to figure prominently in the race, the Philadelphia Handicap was a trne run contest, with Haulxrk leading all the way, but driving hard at the cud to withstand the fast closing rushes of Tea Caddy and Water Lady, which finished in tie-orler named, only a slight margin in advance of Startling. Today was the sixth running of the Philadelphia Handicap, the brief history of which is as follows: Year. Winner. A.Wt. Jockey. Val. Time. 1913 Ten Point 3 113 J. But well. .S1.18B 1:11*-. 1914 Sherwood ... 7 103 W. Ward .. 1.73T. 1:12-. 1915 Slumber II. . .4 115 J. Groth ... 1,645 1:12- 1916 A. X. Akin... 4 ION F. Robinson. 1.630 1:13 1917 Pennant 6 128 F. Robinson. 1.770 1:13% 1918 Hauberk 6 112 C. Peak . . . 1.S05 1 :12 .. Agnes Cook won the opening race, a half mile dash for two-year-olds, showing no ill effects as a result of her escapade of the other day. when she tried to jump the outer rail and hung there for five minutes before being released. In whining today. she incidentally equalled the track record for a half mile. The contest through the field furnished a spectacle as thrilling as one could wish. Of tie-eight starters, but three finished. The closing struggle between Rhomb and Sixty Four was bitterly fought until iu the last few strides, when the former drew away. In the third race Sandy McXanghtons promising three-year-old George Starr made short work of n number of Preakness candidates, from some of tht? most prominent stables at the track. F. D. Weirs old campaigner. King Worth, ran a sterling da in the fourth to beat the speedy Murphy in a well-contisted finish. Prim Harry won the sixth race at the longest odds paid in the mutuels this year, tickets on him paying 93.80 straight. His victory came in th*. last stride of a sensational finish, the Col ton gelding getting a nose verdict over Yodcling, the favorite. Monocacy was another long shot to score, his success coming in the last race, the mutuels on liim paying 7 straight. Hal Kennedy received word from Key West this morning, that his promising plater Svengali had died. The colt took sick en route from Havana to Baltimore and was unloaded at Key West. Svengali had improved wonderfully since Kennedy purchased him "and gave every promise of developing into a useful horse. ROYAL WRIT IS DESTROYED. The four-year-old Royal Writ came out of his last race in bad condition. It developed that h" had broken one of the small bones in his knee and had to lie destroyed. Royal Writ was considered by good horsemen as one of tin- finest young horses 011 the lurf. He was extremely well-bred, lieing by Roi Herod — Alphabet and when purchased by th«» late Charles Patterson, cost three times as much as did Omar Khayyam. L. A. Cassidy. who has been looking after preliminary work for the Maryland Jockey Clitb. has about completed his duties. Since the opening of the Havre de Grace meeting, he has iieen busy looking after the registration of horses and having the horsemen fill out their application blanks for badges for the Pimlico meeting. The Arms Palace horse cars brought here by Arthur Klrod. will be operated as a special daily Adams Express train to Pimlico for the latter part of the Havre de Grace meeting. Frank Baccicio was an arrival from Havana yesterday, where he remained over to attend the automobile races held at Oriental Park on the Saturday and Sunday following the close of the race meeting. Immense crowds turned out and the auto meeting was a big success. H. D. Brown is expected here some time before the first of next month. D. Hammond got in with his stable, which includes the sprinter Clark M., Wat and Zodiac. The latter has been turned out until next fall, when he will be taken up and prepared for the- winter meeting at Havana. The plater Master McGrath is reported to have come out of his race yesterday in bad condition. Reports from the Havre de Grace hospital are that Charles T. Waltrings condition is a In 111 1 tlie same. It develops that besides suffering a broken shoulder blade it is feared that he has a slight fracture of the skull. At times he lapses into unconsciousness and an operation may have to lie performed. Mrs. Waltring is at his bedside. W. P. Orr. who campaigned that good horse Leochares and others a couple of years back and whose horses are now looked after by Andrew Blakeley. has gone into the theatrical business. His first show. "The Kiss Burglar." opens at the Academy of Music iu Baltimore 011 Monday. Jockeys Krickson and Parrington have Iieen sns-peinled for six days by the stewards for rough riding. The old Rock Sand gelding Sandhill, formerly owned by James Kitzsiiiimons, was chloroformed at Or. Murrays farm at .Newark, Delaware, a couple of weeks buck.