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SILK TASSELS FAST RACE Defeats Tippity Witchet in Great Display of Speed. True Flier Another JJirsch-Marinelli Winner Lunctta Scores an Impressire Victory. J 9 LAUREL, Md., October 25. The Somerset Handicap at three-quarters ror all ages enabled trainer Max Hirsch to complete a double when J. B. Smiths two-year-old Silk Tassel was a winner in a drive by a short length from L. T. Bauers Tippity Witchet, while J. K. L. Ross Baby Grand was third. The winner was ridden oy Marinelli and forced a fast pace throughout, running the three-quarters in 1:126. The start was a t fast one and Silk Tassel immediately went 1 to the front and opened up a big lead. Tip- 3 pity Witchet and Baby Grand were racing i heads apart, while Bigheart was leading i Duke John. Silk Tassel saved ground at the i stretch turn where Tippity Witchet shook off Baby Grand. Marinelli shook up his mount i at the eighth post and she responded in courageous fashion, holding Tippity AVitchet safe at the end. The latter tired in the final sixteenth. i Cloudy and threatening weather prevailed . this afternoon, but the overhead conditions had little effect on the crowd, which was of large proportions for a mid-week day. The . card on the whole was not one to arouse much enthusiasm, although the different con- , tests furnished spirited racing. The first part of the Hirsch-Marinelii . double came when True Flier was a rather easy winner from Lady Myra, with Tassel third. The start found Lady Myra displaying the most speed and she drew away into a short lead, while Marinelli rated True Flier under restraint. When well settled for the final dash True Flier moved up in determined fashion, disposing of the Louis starter to win by a neck and going away. Tassel outgamed Buckwheat for the small portion of the purse. STEEPLECHASE A FARCE. A steeplechase contest, the last of the meeting, was carded as the second race of 1 the afternoon and caused considerable criticism. The winner resulted in J. E. Davis Earlocker from Overmatch and Sea Skipper. The race was under handicap conditions and . resulted in the poorest contest witnesssd at ! the meeting. Earlocker went to the front when ready and won with speed in reserve. ! Sea Skipper was the early pacemaker and he was ridden in a poor manner by Byers over several jumps, which he took poorly, while Overmatch was restrained from the early ; pace. Crawford, on Musty, in his effort to rate his mount the first turn of the field h took him under the stoutest of restraint, as a result of which the Cosden jumper tired quickly and was not sent over the final , fences. Daffadowndilly and Decisive also failed to finish the course. The former fell j at the final jump and was knocked out. A field of four of the better grade of platers started in the sixth race, at a mile and j an eighth, and Lunetta was installed the choice and rewarded her supporters by winning in an easy manner from Copper Demon, , with Slippery Elm third. The winner domi- nated the running throughout and after I drawing away into the lead was taken under restraint by Callahan. The members of Old Baltimore Baseball j Club, headed by John McGraw and Edward 3 H anion, were guests of the Maryland State Fair this afternoon. a Jockey C. Turner has decided not to ride during the winter and will spend the cold winter months in the neighborhood of Tampa, Fla. A. C. Bostwick purchased at private terms this morning from J. S. Cosden the two-year-old Knighthood. s Eleven horses of the Salubria Stable have n . . in n Continued on twelfth page. e SILK TASSELS FAST RACE Continued from first page. been transferred to Pimlico. Soul Mate, Rock Pocket and a yearling have been shipped to Benning to go into winter quarters. The Quincy Stable and the E. F. Whitney, string will be transferred to Pimlico - on Thursday. Rib Grass, a two-year-old in the C. L. Whiting string, in charge of trainer B. L. Cole, at the driving park, was fired by Dr. II. J. McCarthy yesterday. Frank Herold this morning sold to Jervis Spencer, a member of the Maryland Racing Commission, the gelding The Virginian. The latter will be used as a hunter. J. R. Skinker claimed Double Cross from J. E. Griffith for ,106, and J. Crofton secured Due de Moray from S. L. Jenkins for ,350. A surplus of 20 accrued from both claims. Trainer J. P. Smith has taken over the two-year-old Evelyn Sawyer for C. C. Smith and Griselda for Mrs. R. Lewis. Both will be shipped to New Orleans with the other horses in Smiths care. J. M. Collins claimed Betty J. from E. J. Morrow for ,705 following the running ol the third race.