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SAMARONS DOWNFALL I i Outstanding Form Reversal of Washington Park Meeting. ! i ; Dismal Failure ... in William Hale - j, Thompson Handicap- David L. Returned the Winner. : ". ; . " HOMEWOOD, III., June 29. When Sama-ron finished a bad last in the William Halo Thompson Handicap, at one mile, which featured todays Washington Park program, it marked one of the outstanding form reversals of the meeting. In his preceding three races Samaron had registered victories with consummate ease and on the strength of former good performances was a confidently backed favorite. In his race today he was taken completely out of it after the start, following far out of it for half a mile and then began moving up stoutly, only to lag badly in -the last -eighth in great contrast to his usual grand closing rush at this period. The winner turned up in David L., which raced in his best , form and was given an alert ride by C. Allen. He was held in high regard in some quarters and was given considerable support He raced with LaMorte, another-which showed his best form, until the pair reached the stretch turn, where David L. began forcing into the lead" and. when hard pressed in the last sixteenth by the contenders he held to his task stoutly and won well in hand. Nat Evens, coming with a rush right at the end, overhauled LaMorte in the last stride for second place. Cogwheel and Magic Wand, which had been well up in the earlier stages, began tiring In the last sixteenth. t BEST MID-WEEK CROWD. Intensely hot weather was the rule this afternoon, but it helped to bring out the full racing strength at Washington Park, resulting in the -best mid-week crowd of the meeting being on hand to view, the racing. The sport was .again spectacular, several close finishes keeping the crowd considerably enthused. Favorites were downed in most instances, but the winners had ample support and no pronounced long-priced ones were successful. The Dearborn Stable won its first purse in some time, when its .Chaff outstayed Best Friend and Dimple Dunkle in the third race, which brought to the post a good band of platers. Chaff had the most support and she raced as if the best, for . she wore down Best Friend readily when called on in the. stretch and won with some-; thing in reserve. . . . Best Friend held on well in the last sixteenth and .prevented. Dimple Dunkie . from getting second place. The earlier stages of the race found Exile and Sphere prominent; but when trie Teal racing began in the last eighth they both tired badly. Magic Light and Blasted Hopes engaged in a spirited duel in the mile and three-sixteenths race, with Magic Light just managing to win by a neck. Magic Light appeared an easy winner an eighth out, but he began tiring and swerving out near the end, which enabled Blasted Hopes to steadily gain, and had the race been a trifle further the Peabody filly would have won. Clapper headed the other starters. The early pacer makers, Anna H.f Rocker and Spellbinder, quit almost to a walk after they had reached the stretch. BRECKINRIDGE COLORS. Desha Breckinridges colors were carried to victory for the first time during the meeting, when his lightly-favored Mis3 Chiniquy registered in hollow style in the second race, at one mile. Miss Chiniquy was kept under restraint until straightened in the stretch, when she wore down Ponjola and Olie E., the leaders, with great ease to win as her rider pleased. Olie E., a recent comer with the J. W. Marchbank stable, showed a fine performance to land in second place, and The Roll Call, coming with a rush right at the end, outstayed the tiring Ponjola in third place. The Nevada Stock Farm Stable annexed the first purse it has won in some time, when Rhubarb, a son of Black Tohey For-keeps. was home in advance of eleven other two-year-old maidens that started, in the opening race. Spicy Quince finished In second place, and Lawley headed the others. The leading pair at the finish were always in command from the start, Rhubarb displacing Spicy Quince in last sixteenth. Rhubarb was the favorite and his victory highly pleased the big crowd. The apprentice G. Hughes made a promising debut before a Chicago crowd, when ho piloted Lord Julian home in advance for his contract employer, J. W. Marchbank. Lord Julian raced the fastest mile of the afternoon and won commandingly over Chink, with Cartoon In third place. Lord Julian was kept under restraint until the stretch was reached, where he came steadily, and swiftly disposed of Chink, the leader, to win Continued on twenty-fourth page. SAMASONS DOWNFALL Continued from first pace well in hand. Chink, racing in good form, held on better than expected and had no trouble keeping in advance of Cartoon. Thm latter closed a big gap during the stretch. Scampaway was returned the wmner in the closing race, but it took his best to land in advance of Moses which, coming with a rush after trailing far out, pressed the winner determinedly and caused him to swerve near the end, but he held a half length advantage to the end. My Destiny, the early lqader, finished in third place, The apprentice G. Hughes, under contract to J. W. Marchbank, is a recent comer from Omaha.