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1 MUDDY AT DEVONSHIRE PARK Changed Track Conditions Result in Many Withdrawals Austral Takes Feature Race. "WINDSOR. Out.. August 31. A heavy rain last night left the Devonshire track muddy today and as a result the fields were greatly reduced by scratching; in fact they were the smallest of the meeting. As the afternoon progressed tiie track dried out considerably, however. Threatening skies about race time failed to injure the attendance to any great extent and later the weather cleared nicely. After a thrilling stretch struggle A. Sweukes Auatral captured the Detroit Journal Purse at one and one-half miles, the sixth and feature race this afternoon. The pace was slow during the early stages and when tin; stretch was reached Pit was showing the way. An eighth out both Court Fool and Austral challenged the leader, but Austral proved the gamest in the final test. At the end he scored by a short head, with Pit a creditable third. This marked the second success for the Swenke stable during the afternoon, Smart Guy being the other member of the stable to earn brackets. Happy Huxtou barely lasted to earn the verdict over Evelyn White in the curtain raiser, but Delhi Maid never left the result in doubt in the second race for two-year-olds. This marked her initial victory. Hy way of a change the fiftii race, a mile affair, was started and finished at the sixteenth post opposite the clubhouse and Hribed Voter was returned winner of it. Rurgoyne accounted for the concluding dash, scoring rather easily from Louise Wynne and Huen. Nugent Brothers shipped their extensive string to Latouia today. J. Phillips and C. Huxtou have arranged to ship Thursday night to Him; Honuets, Montreal. Jockeys Huxtou and Gautner will accompany the Huxtou stable. James Arthur, "W. C. Weant, T. E. Crist, J. I.. Goodman, C. T. Worthingtou, Ed Moore, R. For-shea and J. Tight; have arranged to-ship to Tiioru-cliffe Park at Toronto on Monday. Among the riders who will go from here to Tomato are Hollcway. G. Corey, Pollard, Wallace, Parke: E: FrftOr and Nuekles. - "Whaleboifa-was a warm favorite in the third race and, after flattering his backers by leading to the far turn, went extremely wide in the home stretch and, tiring, was led home by Ardito and Alvin T. Hert. bath outsiders in the speculation. The win-! ner paid the handsome dividend of 17.75 for 2 to win. Smart Guy found conditions to his liking in the fourth race and scored in runaway fashion, much to the deligilt of the talent, who found little solution in tile results of the three previous races.