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VILLAGE YANP FIRST [ • Defeats Boiling Water by a Nose in Bristling Finish. • ti fearge Crowd Braves Threatening J Weather to See Excellent Program at Churchill Downs. » LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 4— A victory for the useful four-year-old filly Village Vamp, In a bristling nose finish with Boiling Water and the first success of the spring season for the silks of Hal Price Headley, master of Beaumont Farm, furnished one of the highlights of the racing at Churchill Downs today. The sport, presented under threatening akies and witnessed by a large crowd, including an increased number of Derby visitors, also furnished several surprises, and . patrons saw two Derby colts in action in the South Park Purse, or sixth race, and 3 the feature. Village Vamps win came in the fifth race and in gaining the close decision over Boil-ing Water she downed one of the shorter- J priced choices of the day. The race, exclusively for fillies and mares, was decided over six and one-half furlongs and a bold . charge in the final five-sixteenths won for the Headley representative. Sis Agnes, which saved third money, was five lengths back and six before Chu Chu, next of the seven to finish. ; Showing fine speed from the start, Boil- j ing Water was some three lengths before Sis Agnes and Lonwin as she reached the end of the opening quarter. This margin was retained by the Bradley filly to the stretch ■ where, as Sis Agnes and Lonwin dropped . back, the winner came with a rush and C. Corbett had her up in the final strides. Jack Westrope and Little Connelly were the winning combination in the opening : race, for fillies and mares and under claim-ing conditions. The winner, owned by Alfred I Kane, outfinished Slapstick, the favorite, by a half length, and Thistle Ann was best of the three others. Away fast and nicely rated in the early stages, the winner stole away from the favorite entering the stretch and, though she faltered badly near the end, was good enough to retain the lead. Slapstick, on the inside throughout, also showed speed from the start and gained slightly on the winner as the race drew to a close, while Thistle Anne, beaten more than two lengths for second place, never was a threat for the leaders. Timorous and Agincourt both tired after going half the distance. Far Star, the Dixianas home-bred daughter of North Star III. and Miss Jemima, reported to have outworked all of the Dixi-ana two-year-olds on the private tracks at Dixiana Farm, made a most impressive bow when she widely outraced a large band of maidens of her age and sex in the four and one-half furlongs second race. Taking command soon after the start and adding greatly to her margin after reaching the stretch, Far Star won eased up by three lengths, a similar gap parting Our Hobby and Phara-maid, which were second and third. The winner, ridden by K. Horvath, was backed with confidence, and paid but 23 to 20. The locally owned St. Jensund carried B. O. Hickmans colors to a surprise victory over Johnny Shaw, Stinger and seven other three-year-olds in the third race. This was at one mile, and the winner, which was filling his first engagement of the year, won easily. For three-quarters C. E. Allen rated him close to the pace and, after gradually working his way into the lead, he drew away as Johnny Shaw wore down Stinger, which set most of the pace, for second place. Pharahead, the favorite and beaten a head for third, did not fully recover after being cut off on the stretch turn and Axtel gave way badly after performing well for three-quarters. Dixiana failed in a try for a double when Her Hero, which went to the post at odds-on, was beaten by R. W. Collins Go Yonder and Miss A. Pendergasts Prince Star, over the four and one-half furlongs fourth race, for juvenile colts and geldings. Her Hero tired after holding a good lead to the final eighth and the winner and runner-up headed * him in rapid succession within a short distance of the finish. The winner was neglected in the betting and his triumph gave rank outsiders their second score in successive races. W. T. Waggoner and Sons Paul and Guy, were present for todays racing. They arrived last night from Fort Worth and inspected their Three Ds Stock Farm horses, including the Derby candidate Strideaway this morning. The Waggoners will have a number of friends as guests for the Derby. Col. Edward R. Bradley did not return from his Idle Hour Stock Farm for todays racing.