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ASCOT GOLD CUP WINNER Sir Abe Baileys Foxlaw Triumphs in Englands Classic Long-Distance Stake. SPECIAL. CABLEGRAM. ASCOT, England, June 1G. The Ascot Gold Cup, at two and one-half miles, Englands greatest long distance race, was won here today by Sir Abe Baileys five-year-old thoroughbred, Foxlaw, a son of Soivin-Law Alope. The French-bred Altay, owned by J. Wittouck was second, with Dark Japan, another French-bred owned by the Aga Khan, third. S. Guthmans Biribi, M. M. Calmanns Tournesol, Maharaja of Rajpiplas Embargo, Bois Josselyn, a stablemate of Altay, and M. P. Moulines Felton, completed tne field and finished behind the first three, in the order named. The turf classic drew a tremendous crowd. If it was not of record proportions it was not far from it. The weather was clear but uncomfortably warm, and the track was lightning fast, as the winners time of 4 :29 for the two and one-half mile course attested. This was sixteen seconds faster than Solarios time in the race last year. Foxlaw won brilliantly by two lengths. When the eight contestants were sent away Altay took the lead, making the pace for his stable-mate, Bois Josselyn. They were followed by Biribi, Dark Japan, Tournesol, Foxlaw, Felton and Embargo. This running order remained unchanged for two miles. In the last quarter Dark Japan and Foxlaw moved up and challenged and the others also closed in. Foxlaw went to the front in the last hundred yards to win. Dark Japan overtook Biribi in the closing stages also, but failed by two lengths to overhaul Atay. Altay hung on with excellent courage but. was not quite good enough for the winner, which, however, pulled up very tired. Had he won it would have been an astonishing surprise, for he was held at 50 to 1. The winner was 8 to 1. Dark Japan was the favorite at 11 to 10. Foxlaw was ridden by Carslake and carried 130 pounds. Altay was piloted by Vatard and had 12C pounds in the saddle. The weight on Dark Japan was 126 pounds and he was ridden by Smirke. Biribi, also under 12G pounds, had Tortorello up. It was stated after the race that Foxlaw will be retired to the stud. The Granville Stakes, for two and three-year-olds, at five-eighths, was won by Dian, half-sister to Commedienne, the dam of Call Boy, winner of the Epsom Derby. Dian is by Phalaris, from Diadem. She won by one length. There were nine starters. Colorado won the Rous Memorial Stakes at seven-eights from Valois, by eight lengths. Vanoc was third, six lengths farther away. The Waterford Stakes, for three-year-olds, at one mile, went to Blue Boy by two lengths.