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STAKE TO FLEEING SHEIK » G. W. Lofts Delhi Colt Wins the Canarsie Selling Stakes. « Hanovia Beats Dorcas in Fast Eace — Another Victory for the Filly Pen Rose. ♦ Xew York. June 25. — Inder bright skies and before a goodly crowd, which supplied in enthusiasm what it lacked in numbers. George W. Lofts Fleeing Sheik won the Canarsie Selling Stakes, worth ,775 to the winner. It was the third straight victory for the Loft colt, which is evidently a good one. Blairgowrie was second and The Boy got the short end of the purse. The history of the Canarsie Stakes in condensed form since 1907 is as follows: Year. Winner. Wt. Jockey. Val. Time. 1907 Xotasulga 109 G. Garner. .,015 :47 190H High Private ...104 P. Musgrave 1.915 :4*--. 1910 Semprolus 107 Langan MM :47 b 1914 Lady Barbary ..109 C. Turner.. 673 1:02 1915 Fernrock 107 C. Turner.. MM 1916 Genesis 112 J. McCahey 1.060 1:00% 1917 Amai kassin 99 L. MeAtee. . 1.060 1:03 1918 Fleeing Sheik 117 R. Troxler. 2.775 1:01 1-2 mile until 1910. Xot run in 1909, 1911, 1912 or 1913. Interest was well maintained today with a well-rounded program, productive of several close finishes, the most stirring of which was the fourth. This handicap for fillies and mares saw Hanovia close up fast to catch the flying leader. Dorcas, in the final drive, with Priscilla Mullens and Battle closely following. Ima Frank beat Assume and Achilles in the opening -dash in a well-contested struggle. - James Butlers Superman filly surprised the talent by scoring over the heavily backed Charlie Ley-decker in the si-cond race. Minto II. led home Cadillac and G. M. Miller in the inile and sixteenth race, while the consistent filly. Pen Rose, added another to her long list of successes when she easily accounted for the closing race of the day. Another forward movement for the tncouragement of breeding for military pun oses was made known, when W. P. Riggs of the Maryland Jockey Club. announced that the Pimlico Xursery for foals of 1917. to be run at the spring meeting of 1919. as two-year-olds, will be for entire colts and fillies. The Preakiiess for three-year-olds to be run next spring will also be closed to geldings. Jockey J. Clark pleaded a few hours respite with his local draft board, that he might ride Repentant in the steeplechase yesterJay. then departed for Camp Upton, where he donned Incle Sams uniform today. Matt Byrnes of Eatontown. X. J., former trainer timer and starter, attended the elimination sale of John Snufords stable today. Mr. Byrnes has taken up the breeding of horses and mules in Missouri aud Canada. Prank J. Bryan, steward of the National Steeplechase and Hunt Association, distributed entry blanks for a supreme sporting event to lie run at Saratoga August 17. The affair is a subscription race of ,000 each, the association adding ,000 and a 00 plate. The owner of the winner to receive the plate and save his subscription fee. the renuiinder to be donated to the Amerinin R«-d Cross. This event will be called the Red Cross Subscription Steeplechase. HIGH TIME FAST YOUNGSTER. High Time is probable the fastest two-year old ii: training. While working a few days ago. Harry Morrissey told his exercise boy to send him at full speed for a sixteenth of a mile and he covered the distance, by several watches, iu five and two-fifths seconds. L. Lyke riding Achilles in the first race, gave rise to the rumor that jockey Kelsay had been dislodged from the Sanford stable. C. Dewitt is now the trainer of Tom McTaggart. Masda and Virago, that were until recently trained by A. R. Bresler. Dewitt also has other horses, among them Crumpsall. Fred Littlefield. one of the old school riders, has forsaken the business of training altogether. He was a isitor today for ■ short vacation from his Maryland farm, where he is raising horse feed, among other farm products. Thirty horses were excluded from the first race tomorrow. It would take columns to enumerate the notables at the track yesterday. Everyone who could spar-the time was there to see the running of the historic Brooklyn Handicap. Commander J. K. L. Ross came on from Canada, as did Wilfrid Viau. Quite a number of Philadelphians were iu Joseph Wideners party. Xearly every member of the Jockey Club was on hand, excepting II. K. Kuapp. who is still confined to his home. » There is every reason to lielieve there will be a short fall meeting at one or more of the local tracks after the Belmont Park meeting in September, but it is not believed there will be racing herealMiuts after September. James Rowe furnished a surprise when he added Borrow for the Brooklyn Handicap yesterday. ■MM had prepared the Whitney racer at Brook-dale Farm and thought he had a good chance to repeat his victory of last year. Borrow ran well for a mile, then tired.