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ROYAL JULIANS GRAINGER MEMORIAL HANDICAP ■- — ea ♦ SENSATIONAL CONTEST ♦ Whitehouse Racer, Rolled Stocking and Rhinock in Close Finish. 4 Afternoon of Surprises at Churchill Downs Has Its Climax in Stake Race — Cayuga Victorious. ♦ LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 26.— An afternoon of surprises had its climax when Royal Julian, the lightly regarded starter of W. H. Whitehouse, Covington, Ky., owner, ac-accounted for the renewal of the rich Grainger Memorial Handicap, the feature of todays Churchill Downs racing. The race had its renewal over a muddy track, with Royal Julian winning in a spectacular driving finish, with J. W. Parrishs Rolled Stocking and Mrs. George B. Coxs Rhinock. The trio were separated by two half lengths at the end of the one mile and a quarter, while they were well in advance of Handy Mandy, Mike Hall, Cartago, Genial Host and Helens Babe, the other starters. Rhinock was accorded the post favoritism, while the backers of the winner received better than 11 to 1 straight against the four-yer-old son of Royal II. — Julia L. The Iatters victory netted his owner the considerable sum of 0,375 and right to retain the handsome Grainger Memorial Cup for one year as well as a replica of the trophy, the special award of the management. Although Rolled Stocking led the others by a good mar;!n most of the long distance, the race had one of the best runnings in its history. It was particularly well contested through the final quarter of a mile, during which the winner, Rolled Stocking, and Rhinock fought it out courageously and with no large distances separating them during the hectic stretch drive. After having been raced -under restraint in a forward position for the first seven-eighths, the winner wa« permitted to gradually make his way to the leading Rolled Stocking, after which Stanley Stret-ton rode him masterly to have him retain the margin he took over the Parrish racer when an eighth from the finish. Royal Julian and Rolled Stocking raced a trifle wide, while Rhinock, which joined them three-sixteenths from the finish, was continued in the deeper going in his vain effort to reach Rolled Stocking and the winner. FINISHES FAST. Handy Mandy, which followed the others to the stretch, finished with a belated rush on the extreme outside and got up in the final strides to head the poorly ridden Mike Hall for fourth place. Helens Babe, which raced coupled with Mike Hall as the entry of H. P. Headley, quit badly after having enjoyed a prominent position for the first three-quarters. This entry was second in public fancy. Todays racing was conducted under the most adverse conditions that have prevailed during the meeting. Morning rains, which insured a muddy track for the afternoon, were accompanied by a considerable decline in temperature and the unusually large crowd, under such conditions, was clad in heavy wraps. Showers fell at intervals during the afternoon and there was a brisk downpour just previous to the running of the feature. There was" a lack of close finishes and the adverse footing, as on the previous dy, worked against the success of a majority of the public choices. In the fourth race, an allowance affair f jr the better grade two-year-olds, A. P. Cani.es High Score, a winner of two races during the Maryland spring season, accomplished the overthrow of Vermajo, the crack Peter Pan colt in the Three Ds Stock Farm Stable. High Score, although he had an advantage at the start, probably did not need it to vanquish his opponents, as he was easing up at the finish four lengths in front of Vermajo. The latter encountered some interference soon dfter the start and made up ground steadily *r.cn clear, but was never able to loom a rival of the winner. He was an easy second before protection. The Three Ds Stock Farm Stable had another starter in Double Heart and the entry prevailed at odds-on. It was the second entry from that stable to disappoint after winning favoritism. IIEDEMORA BEST. Iledemora raced to an easy victory over Muldoon, Sister Zoe and seven others in the three-quarters race that opened the program. A. Abel found the winner much at home iii the going and after sending her into a long lead while negotiating the turn, had her under restraint as she held her position safely through the stretch. A belated rush and game finish put Muldoon into second place, which he earned by a head over Sister Zoe. The latter took the shortest possible Continued on tvventy-Xourtli page. SENSATIONAL CONTEST Continued from first page. course throughout and was always in a forward position. The Audley Farms Badger Face upset public calculations when he sprinted to victory in the second race, which brought out nine maiden juveniles at five-eighths. London Pock was second with Eatonden, which raced coupled with La Paloma, as the highly fancied entry of the Three Ds Stock Farm, was third. Badger Face, which appeared to cross some of his rivals abruptly soon after the start, had sufficient speed to lead after the first eighth and was home with two lengths to spare over London Pock. There was a wide gap behind the latter before Eatonden reached the finish a neck in advance of Bowler. Tempest, making his first start in a selling race in some time, carried the Hundinton colors to a popular victory. Patuxant was second and George De Mar third at the end. Patuxant, which set most of the pace, was passed by Tempest when the latter was ready and he finished easily in the last sixteenth. He had an advantage of five lengths at the finish. The Trojan gelding Cayuga, a superior mudlark and making his debut in the Shady-brook Farm Stable colors of T. E. Mueller, proved the winner in the Glasgow Handicap, at three-quarters. He won easily from Sun-sard, which, with the winner, got away with an advantage over the three others at the start. Chicago downed Marconi by a head for third place. Cayuga raced far in advance of the others throughout and K. Hor-vath had him well under restraint in the final eighth.