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J.K.L.R0SS FAST MUTTIKiNS Takes Measure of Thimble in Col-lington Handicap at Laurel. Playfellow Again Fails Dismally Comic Song Conquers Knot Doubles for Lang and Callahan. c LAUREL, Md., October 13. The Collington Handicap at a mile and seventy yards for fillies and mares occupied the stellar position on the program at Laurel Park this afternoon and the winner came from the stable of J. K. L. Boss when Muttikins, ridden by Turner, beat R. J. Murphys Thimble in a drive, while J. R. Skinkers Brome-lia was a distant third. The event attracted a field of eight starters and Thimble was j installed the choice in the calculations. There was no delay at the barrier and the field left I in good alignment and By .Timiny and Bro- j melia were the ones to cut out the early j pace, while Rubidium was shuffled back rounding the first turn. Thimble slipped j through on the inner rail while Prodigious was leading. Muttikins and Polly Ann were j racing along in the rear. But there was but j little change in the running position through the backstretch, but rounding the bend Tur- j ner sent Muttikins around the leaders, while Thomas, on Thimble, moved up next to the inner rail. By Jiminy began to quit and Bromelia drew away into a short lead. Muttikins closed resolutely on the outside and held x nimble safe through the final drive. The latter tired badly under the weight. Following the race the stewards interrogated jockeys Thomas and Turner and announced that the license of Thomas had been suspended for three days. Thomas crowded the others rounding the first turn and eliminated Sailing Along and Prodigious and the former was not persevered with. The winner was an outsider in the wagering. FAVORITES I KCLUSK. The much laughed at jinx Friday the thirteenth cast a spell over Laurel this afternoon and form followers were, in total eclipse, long-priced winners accounting for the majority of the races. Racing conditions were all that could be desired and a large crowd journeyed to the course. There was a tinge of autumn in the air and top coats were in demand. The secondary feature aroused considerable interest. It was run as the sixth race, at a mile and a sixteenth. The Quiney Stables Playfellow was given another chance to make good. He failed in a dismal manner and fourth was the best he could do behind j Comic Song, Knot and All Fair, while Dark j Horse, the only other starter, was a bad last. Comic Song went to the front at the rise of j the barrier and Lang allowed him to set a fast pace. Knot and All Fair were both lead- i ing Playfellow, which was racing in the mid- j die of the track, but when called upon at the turn he failed to respond, although under pressure. Comic Song drew away from the j others and at the end had a wide margin. ; The victory completed a double for Lang, j who divided honors with J. Callahan, both accounting for a double. The halter men were very active this afternoon and several horses changed hands via the claiming route. A. Alexandra took Beverly Belle from J. Crofton for ,501 ; S. j Louis took Pietrus from S. Miodow for 2,- 500.50 ; Sling went to J. Crofton for ?2,200, and Hillhouse changed hands on W. J. Kra- j mers deposit of ,210. Dr. H. J. McCarthy unsexed the two-year-old St. Lawrence, in the stable of G. W. J. Bissell, this morning. The Lexington Stables Lucky Hour will be ; shipped from Latonia to Laurel to fulfill his engagement in the Washington Handicap, to be decided at this meeting. B. L. Cole arrived at Pimlico from Canada with the stable of C. L. Whiting, including six yearlings, mostly by Half Rock, and pronounced to be the best lookers at the track, i A. Alexandra was a belated arrival from Canada with Carmandale, Yorkist and Royal-lieu. J. E. Griffiths Kathryn Harlan was cut down in her last race and will be on the shelf for some time. Steeplechase jockey L. Givens was thrown this morning while schooling a horse through the field and suffered a broken collarbone. Continued on twelfth nase. J.K.LR0SS FAST MUTTIKING i Continued from first page. T. J. Brown has been appointed as starter at the coming: meeting at Atlanta, Ga., which opens shortly. Thomas J. Monahan, a director of the ; Maryland State Fair and president of the Cuba-American Jockey and Auto Club, leaves ! for Latcnin to witness the running of the ! Latonia Championship Stakes. Jockey J. Butwell leaves for New York : litis evening to ride 11. T. Wilsons Tall 1 Timber in the juvenile feature at Jamaica ! tomorrow. James Melntyre arrived from Canada this morning with the plater Sailor. L. T. Bauers Biff Bang was fired for ankle trouble this morning and will be absent from racing for a while. August Belmont, chairman of the Jockey Club, visited the Blue Ridge farm of the late If. T. Oxnard during the past week, but no details of the visit are available.