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MUDDY AT TH0RNCLIFFE Big Crowd in Attendance Despite Unfavorable Weather Some Baby Takes Main Race. TORONTO, Out., September 17. Owing to a heavy rain this morning the races were run ver a inuddy track at Thorucliffe Park this afternoon, which was responsible for wholesale scratching and greatly reduced fields. Despite the unfavorable weather outlook about race time n half holiday crowd of almost 10,000 journeyed to the course to witness the sport. There was no special feature down for decision, the fifth race, a dash of three-quarters mile, attracting the best performers of the day. Top o th Morning, Assumption ami Major Parke stayed away, leaving only a quartet to 1 contest for the honors. Of those remaining C. I. Wilsons Some Baby ruled a pronounced favorite j and the son of Theo. Cook defeated Incog by a comfortable margin after leading throughout. II. Oots Mallowmot. one of the few choices to 1 earn brackets, annexed the opening dash, for Canadian-bred torses. J. Arthurs Alva came from behind Pepper Tea in i the final eighth to score au easy victory in the second race, in which some good two-year-olds started. Get Em never left the result in doubt during the running of the third race, and Pokey B. showed the way at all stages in the fourth and won with much to spare. It was only after a stirring stretch drive that Uandfull succeeded in heading Frank Shannon to win the sixth race. The winner was carried extremely wide by McTaggart on Frank Shannon at the turn for home, but he proved the gamer under punishment. Jockey X. Foden has been ordered not to accept any more mounts here until a ruling made against him by judge Nelson at Tijuana last winter has been withdrawn. Owing to a strike of the stable attendants the races were delayed today, the horses parading for the initial race ten minutes later. The stable hands refused to bring any horses to the paddock or cool them out after their races for the reason that they were refused badges admitting them to the inclosure. The owners and trainers consequently were forced to handle their horses, as the association stood pat in its refusal to grant the privilege requested.