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TOLEDO FOLKS LIKE RACING Close Finishes a Marked Feature of the Afternoon Fannie Cook Racing in Mexico. TOLEDO, Ohio, August 16. Despite . the absence of a carded feature and despite the extreme heat, a crowd of six thousand again turned out to witness the racing at Fort Miami Park this afternoon. It was a representative gathering, including many of Toledos fashionable set and leading business men. That thoroughbred racing is destined to grow in popularity here now seems assured. Close and exciting finishes came with the running of several of the dashes. In the sixth race ilain Bill was forced to the limit to withstand the rush of Hoover, after the latter had suffered from interference while rounding the far turn. Plain Bill was in the lead throughout, but scored a lucky victory. After racing Phillipe Lugo into early defeat in the third race Dudle Bug was under extreme pressure at the end to earn the verdict by a narrow margin from the fast-coming YVoolday. B. Creech scored his first success with Marion Hollins when she won the fifth race. Zainer displayed the most early speed, hut Marion Hollins proved gamest in the struggle through the final eighth. Quincy Ward, Batty H. and Argo led by comfortable margins in their respective races. The riding of jockey II. S. Jones was again a feature. He piloted three of his mounts to victory. FAXIE COOK IX MEXICO. Word reached here today that the famous "ringer" Fannie Cook is racing in winning form for General Acosta in Mexico under her proper name. At Monterey, Mex., recently Fannie Cook was the victor in a match race for 20,000 pesos 0,000. This is the mare which was run as a "ringer" for Thrifty Three at the Mexico City meeting last winter, becoming the property of General Acosta after her confiscation by the authorities. Edward W. Pohlman, who has been doing missionary work here during the past two days in the interest of the six days of racing to be given at Erie, Pa., next week, departed today for Wheeling, W. Va., where he will complete arrangements for the autumn meeting opening there September 4. Judge Murphy will be the presiding official at the Erie, Pa., meeting. Lester Dean will do the starting. Mr. Pohlman reports that over a hundred horses are already at Erie awaiting the opening of the meeting. The delegation shipping to Erie from here numbers 132 head. Jockey C. Ralls was an arrival here today from Fort Erie and commenced riding. He will be here for the remainder of the meeting. II. T. Palmer, represented in the fourth race by Clare Frances, claimed Quincy Ward from J. F. Vinscher for 00. The two-year-old Back Taps has been purchased at private sale by M. Goldstein and ran unplaced in the colors of his new owner in the initial race. S. Dotty is training the youngster.