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FIRST, BUT IS DISQUALIFIED i i i Wild Flower Knocks Down Ragaz- A za and Loses Race by It. j . 5 a j A Heavy Rains Visit the Track and Cause Abandonment of the j Intended Main Race. 1 i LATONIA, Ky., September 20. Adverse weather s conditions prevailed this afternoon, intermittent 8 showers showing with the later racing. As a re- J milt of several hard rains in the past thirty-six liours, the track became heavy and unsuited to any but the most pronounced mud runners. The racing 1 offering as a whole was in keeping with these conditions, there being a noticeable lack of good class horses in any of the dashes. The originally intended 1 feature race was declared off and a substitute for 1 ordinary platers made the complement of seven races. Considering the unpropitious conditions, a 1 surprisingly good attendance witnessed the sport. ! Some were late arrivals on account of the change in post time to 1:45, resulting in the expiration of daylight saving time. The racing was fairly interesting, but there was a noticeable decrease in the volume of money : liandled in the mutuels, the changed track nml the ordinary starters being responsible. Favorites and outsiders were successful alike during the aftcrnodn. For the first time here .ill purses were of the uniform amount of ,500. The sixth race brought with it chief considera-ton of the afternoon, and also resulted in the first disqualification of the present racing. This came as a result when Wild FlQwer swerved over and . impeded Rngazza. contributing to her fall in the last sixteenth of the race. Wild Flower came i away then to an easy first, for Ragazza had been the chief contender at the time she went down. Mavehona and Peggy C. fought it out hard for second place, which Maveliona landed in the last stride. After interrogating Mooney, who had the mount on Wild Flower, and admitted that he heard Wilson call to him to take her off, but said that the filly had persisted in hugging to the rail, the stewards disqualified Wild Flower and gave the race to Maveliona, with Peggy C. second and Doric third. The disqualification occasioned a mild demonstration from a number of disgruntled Wild Flower backers. Jockey Mooney was not suspended. Trainer C. C. Van Meter figured extensively in the days action and saddled three of the winners, including Maveliona. Having taken over the Frank Kclley racers this morning, he began his victories with the colt Demos, which ran as if best in the dash for maiden two-year-olds. He also saddled a winner in former Senator Joe W. Baileys Iina Clark. Demos and Lina Clark were the two most pronounced successful favorites of the afternoon. TULSA BEATS ALEX JR. BY INCHES. The closing race brought with it the closest finsh of the afternoon and Scobies superior skill enabled Tulsa to beat Alex Jr. home by a matter of nches. Alex Jr. was probably best and, under a stronger rider, would have won. The opener brought about an upset when Biddle-iee won from Guaranteed and Miss Fontaine, with the favorite, Grace, following. The winner here took the lead in the stretch and held the race safe to the end. Beg Pardon, in the third race, was another outsider that furnished a surprise by his victory. The substitute race fell to Jane Pennybaker, running in the colon of Milo Shields. She was supported confidently and ran to her best form. Jockey B. Kennedy complained that J. Kederis liad impeded Image in the third race by taking bold of the saddle cloth and that Kennedy was forced to strike at him with his whip to make him desist. Kederis denied Kennedys charge when questioned by the stewards. J. McPherson claimed Rising Rock for ,000 in the fifth race. Whlskaway and this years Futurity winner. Bunting, will be Harry Payne Whitneys representatives in the Queen City Handicap, at a mile, to be run next Saturday. The colts will be shipped from New York next Wednesday, according to advices from trainer James Rowe, and after their start in the Queen City Handicap will be kept in these parts to race in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes, to be run at Churchill Downs. Frank J. Brucn, general manager of the Ha-Tan track, was an arrival this morning to make an indefinite stay and to do some missionary work here in behalf of his association. Km 11 Herz was among the visitors from New York. He is on his way to Lexington to visit the Short Grass Farm.