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F. H. GRABNERS SILKS Chicago Owner Accounts for the Feature Race at Homewood. His Spanish Lay Sets Past Pace 3 to Lead Home Devon and Arabian. HOMEWOOD, 111., June 16. F. M. Grab- ner, local owner, accounted for the mile and an eighth handicap, which served as the feature at Washington Park today, when his j Spanish Lay got home in advance of Devon 0 and Arabian, four other fairly good ones t following. The mile and an eighth was cov- a ered In 1:53. The fastest time for the dis- j. tance during the present meeting. Spanish j Lay was one of the well-backed ones, and t his victory was popular. Earl Pool, who had the mount, kept him In a prominent position in the wake of Flag- ship until the stretch, when he suddenly sent j his mount past the leader and, taking a good r lead, easily held the others safe. Devon and Arabian furnished a spectacular duel for t second place, Devon managing to get that t portion of the purse. C The diminutive S. Cooper again displayed c lack of riding ability. He had the mount on g Smiling Gus and that racer had moved into j a contending position near the stretch, but j the rider, unequal to the task, was more of :a hindrance to the horse than a help and he succumbed in the final strides after having - second place secure a sixteenth out Flag- ship again quit badly after displaying a good speed for three-quarters. FAST TIME RECORDED. - i Improved weather was responsible for an Increase in the attendance. It also served as j a big aid to the racing, for fast time was the rule in most of the races. The track t record for three-quarters was first equalled in the second race and, in the succeeding race, reduced, when Big Sweep set a new mark of 1:12. The public fared well in most instances, for those most extensively 1 backed were successful. The customary two-year-old race, at five- i eighths, found its place on the card, except- ing on this occasion it was far maidens. The i dozen that started will never set the turf, world agog. Divot proved the best. He won easily, with Mist in second place and Sinon third. The winner followed Ambitious closely i to the stretch, where he drew into command and won with much in reserve. Mist, holding i on well, outstayed Sinon. Had the latter been . away from the post on even terms with the 1 winner he might have won. NEW TRACK RECORD. Another track record went by the boards j when Rival raced three-quarters in the third i race in 1:12. He led for the entire way and won with much in reserve from Dark Phantom, which, in turn, beat Prince Ronald 1 a short margin for second place. The winner i broke fast and was never fully extended. Dark Phantom lacked her customary high ! speed but continued steadily through the stretch, and in the final strides outstayed . Prince Ronald. 1 The Keenland Stud scored another victory, when Damosel managed to beat home Dimple Dunkie in the fifth race at seven-eighths. Damosel was probably lucky to win, for had Dimple Dunkie had a clear course she, in all probability, would have reversed the decision with the winner. She began slowly and .raced wide in the stretch and, when going fast, Patricia Marian subjected her to interference. Getting clear of the latter, Damosel then forced her to race wide right at the end. Patricia Marian was poorly ridden, but managed to take third place. Ledge and Sweet Corn, the Cold Stream Farm entry and favorites, raced disappointingly. Lady Braxted scored easily in the seventh race. She was restrained until reaching the stretch, where she cnme away to win handily from Be Yourself. The latter raced well and Held on gamely when urged hard. Bolivar Bond appeared sore going to the post and raced far in back of the others, but began moving fast at the lower turn until forced to race wide at the stretch turn, but came again near the end and overhauled Moses for third place. Papa Blinks and Spellbinder quit badly after going three-quarters.