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, MISHAPS AT LAUREL PARK : h Bad Fall in Fifth Race, Luckily Without Serious Results. i ? Only Three of Six Starters Finish in Steeplechase Another for Rapid Traveler. LAUREL, Md.. October 30. J. O. Talbotts good throe-year-old Rapid Traveler added another race to his credit and the third he has scored in Maryland this fall when he won tho fourth at Laurel this afternoon. Rapid Traveler was ridden by Kummer, rushed to the front after starting none too well, and setting a fast pace Avon easily by three lengths. It was a day of mishaps at Laurel, and the patrons of the Maryland State Fair had plenty of excitement aside from the actual racing. Track conditions showed a big improvement, but the day was cloudy and damp. There was a bad fall on the first turn in the fifth race. Bryson, who had the mount on Sylvano, was unable to keep his mount straight and Sylvano swerved across to the inside, causing a jam, in which Water War fell and Queen of the Sea tumbled over him. Fortu? nately neither of the horses or- riders were injured. The winner of the race was Dairyman, .which set a fast pace throughout, and although tiring managed to last long enough to hold Sylvano safe. Swirl was most fancied in the two-year-old dash that began the days racing and rewarded the publics confidence by an easily achieved victory. Capt. Evans jumped the fence on his way to the post in this race and was pulled up shortly after the start. A series of mishaps, markcdi the. running .of the steopleehawrOtHJ" -tbTiVZe? six starters flH ished the course. R. Parrs Smithfield had a big lead going to the sixteenth jump, when his rider relaxed his hold on him and the horse went down. After Smithfield fell Max Meadows, which had been gaining "on the leader, moved to the front and easily drew away from Melos. While in a contending position New Haven lost his rider at the tenth jump and Netta H. fell at the twelfth. Ultra Gold found easy opposition in the sixth race. After racing Currency into defeat at the half mile post Ultra Gold drew away into a safe lead and won as his rider pleased. St. Quentin was expected to figure prominently in this race, but ran much below his true form and was badly beaten. The most interesting struggle of the afternoon came in the concluding race, in which the result was in doubt until the final strides. Joyful earned a close decision from War Smoke after Siesta tired from his early effort. War Smoke might have won but for getting into close quarters frequently. He was gaining fast at the end. Fator and Kummor divided the riding honors of the day. each piloting two winners. The Sanford and Coe horses arrived at Pimlico this morning after being two days on the road. They were loaded Tuesday night at Empire City. J. Murphy was among the arrivals from New York. , George Peterson has purchased at private sale it the two-year-old Stirrups, by Boots and Saddle Etal. A big special made up of ten express cars pulled out for Pimlico this morning. The consignment was made up of the more important stables racing here. William McKinney. acting for E. T. Zollicoffer, purchased the useful plater Grandee of Sam Louis this morning. Jockey Coltiletti, the good apprentice under contract to J. O. Talbott, was forced to cancel his engagements this afternoon. Coltiletti injured his ankle when one of the horses he was galloping brushed against the inside rail, Tlie injury is of only a slight nature, but trainer Shaffer thought best for him not to ride. The entire Talbott string will be shipped from here to the Jefferson Park course at the conclusion of the racing here. George Miller purchased at private sale of G.- "W . Forman the plater Puts and Calls.