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VIOLINIST AltD LION DM f * c Bring Gloom to Their Many Admirers at Havre de Grace. ♦ i t Cuban Derby Winner Rebuke in J Sparkling- Contest — Another Bad Day for Favorites. t a c HAVRE DE GRACE. Md., April 20.— For j the » c md day In succession "form" meant little or nothing at the local course, at least that was the C inclusion reached by the speculative public who pin their hopes on favorites. Again, as y. aterdajr. the biggest g apse i ■ In the principal races. Tne|-Classic Handicap, for three-year-olds, at one L mile and seventy yards, was the chief attrac-j tlon and II. C. Fishers Violinist, a Derby L at and Preakness candidate, was an overwhelm- , ing r. .. rite. After three of the popular v choices had failed in the preceding races : j hope was expressed that Violinist would dn-L | plicate the victory of his stablemate Cartoon- |j 1 ist in the opining dash. The hope was short JT. lived, however, as Violinist was never air serious factor and his admirers sat in gloom I j in as Rebuke, Comic Song and Sidereal led hhnL I , hone i ri the order named. The success ofla the Cuban Derby winner was entirely unex- j peeled, but his performance today Stamps ij jll. him as a colt of more than ordinary quality. L Shut off soon after the start Rebukes L to char. ccs certainly did not look any too c bright. Penman, who had the mount on the T. Ifonahan colt, was not discouraged and per-mltted Rebuke to race in the rear until rounding the last turn. He then took him . to the outside and the son of Dick Finnell mad- up lost ground rapidly, wore down Comic Song in the stretch and earned the I verdict after a terrific last sixteenth drive. It was a sensational finish and despite the overthrow of the favorite the Cuban Derby winner was Riven a great ovation for his impress!-, e victory. T: e defeat of Lion dOr in the Newark Purse was another hard blow for the talent. The big Ross sprinter was an odds-on choice aod ap] eared to be in an easy spot. He, however, met a tartar in the Peter Quince eott Etubien, which lormerly raced in the , colon of W. J. Salmon and is now in C. ; K. liarrison. Jr.;:. String. Rubien sprinted into the lead quickly and Lion dOr was never able to get within a length of him. . He won In a canter. Camouflage was another to bring gloom to the followers of favorites, as Vice-Chairman beat him a length hi the second race, aft r he had set the pace to the last few Btrid • ] KOYAL DUCKS GOOD RACE. Royal Ducks performance in the sixth was • sparkler. He had to be best to account for the one mile and three-sixteenth race, coming again after being passed in the stretch to win In a spirited drive, in which C. Turner . OSJtrode Wallace on Joan of Arc. , If. G Fishers Cartoonist, an extraordinarily big son of Celt — Honeybee, was an easy winner of the Yarrow Brae Purse, which rsllod a band of two-year-olds to the post. The winner was ridden by jockey Kel-say and beginning fast soon sprinted into the lead and held command all the way. Blanc Being, a first-time starter from the stable of W. Daniel, finished in second place, while Rosie H. was third. The latter ran extremely wide at the stretch turn. Cartoonist was purchased at the Saratoga sales last year for ,500 and appears to be the best two-year-old seen in the Fast thus far this year. Neglected by the public. Old Sinner, a recent arrival from Cuba, where he was a consistent winner, was easily victorious in the second race. After racing Ttag-a-Ling into defeat the old Von Tromp gelding took the lead on the far turn and gamely held his advantage to the*end. Ting-a-Ling tired near the finish and had his work cut out to outstay Fttahe. The three placed horses were outsiders in the betting. PLAN FOR ROSS SALE. Charles Hill of the Thoroughbred Sales Company was an arrival this afternoon from New York and, if present plans materialize, will hold an auction sale at Pimlico during tiie running of that meeting. While here lie conferred with J. K. L. Ross in ref- | i ereuee to the sale of the Ross Canadian-hreds to be held at Woodbine on May 23. The horses to be disponed of will be decided upon by trainer McDaniel this week. R. B. Strassburger sold to W. E. Martin at private terms the jumper North Wales. J. K. L. Ross left for Montreal this evening on a business trip, but will return to Maryland shortly to witness the performance of his horses during the latter part of the meeting. Continued oa eighth pace. j I | ! ! ! I VIOLINIST AND LION DOR Continued from first page. R. Boyle, who trains a public stable, was an arrival from Jamaica this afternoon. Better Times was excused from starting in the first race this afternoon. The youngster developed bucked shins. Among those that will ship from here to New York at the conclusion of the meeting are "Willie" Duggan. EL J. McDaniel, M. J. Murphy and W. Shields. At private terms this morning E. Loh sold to C. N. Freeman the three-year-old Knot Grass. Trainer E. YVayland reported this morning that the two-year-old Sweep Hawk was laid up with coughing and would be an absentee from the races for some time. The stable will be shipped from here to Aqueduct. W. L. Oliver reported that Rockwood and Early Bird were taken down with a coughing spell and that the two-year-old Primus was suffering from bucked shins. G. W. Foreman this morning sold to R, Johnston the plater On High, which he secured recently by the claiming route. Xews from Pimlico was received here this morning that Willsboro. a member of the Matt Brady stable, was destroyed. The horse suffered a broken ankle while being exercised at Pimlico. J. J. Lyons, a prominent contractor of Morristown, N. J., was a visitor this afternoon and is in the market to purchase several horses, which will be trained by E. J. Crawford. Coscorron was badly cut down in his recent race and will be out of training for some time, according to trainer YV. J. Daly. Fred Musante arrived from Arizona this afternoon, where he went in search of health, locking vastly improved. He will take charge of his stable this week. Al Jolson, of theatrical fame, was a guest of H. C. Fisher to witness the running of Violinist. The following claims were filed today : B. Hankins secured Old Sinner from S. Miodow for ,916, and P. G. Magni took Eternity for the same amount from YV. EL Cooper. Ima Frank pulled up lame and will be re-j tired to J. W. Beans Silver Springs Farm for the summer.