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APPRENTICE WINS TWO IN ROW * Butler Colorbearer Races Back to Inaugural Victory. 1 Wintry Weather Makes Conditions Uncomfortable for New York Fans at Jamaica Track. ♦ NEW YORK, N. Y., May 9 —James Butlers Apprentice, an easy winner the opening day of the Jamaica season, came right back to score in the best offering of the Metropolitan Jockey Club today. Balios raced to second place, while Curacao easily saved third from Jimmy Sutro. The only other starter was Halcyon. Continued wintry weather made conditions anything but comfortable at the Long Island course. A cold wind swept over the track and the skies were laden, though no rain fell. This, naturally, resulted in a small attendance, but there was much interest shown in the racing that was offered. In the feature of the day Apprentice had a bit of a step at the barrier and Garner made every use of that advantage. He sent the Butler colt along under a slight restraint, but at a pace that kept him safely in the lead and on the first turn Curacao was lapped on the son of Vulcain but, when the back stretch was reached, Mills moved up with Balios on the inside to take that position. The Chicle three-year-old raced stride for stride with Apprentice, but Garner had plenty left with his mount when the stretch was reached, where, as Balios tired slightly, Apprentice drew away until his winning margin was two lengths. Curacao had no excuse and in the stretch drive by Coucci he was lapped on Balios crossing the line and three lengths before Jimmy Sutro. Halcyon, the Whitney starter, ran a dull race and was at all times last of the five that performed. Hank Mills had his second winning mount of the day when he rode the Wheatley Stables Iseult in the Carnation Purse. He scored earlier in the day with The Heathen. Euxine raced into second place and she had a big margin over Flighty Anna. The only other starters were Our Sallie and Babiola. There really was nothing to this race, for Iseult was so much best that she played with her opponents. Running a first quar- fContinued on twenty-third page. APPRENTICE WINS TWO IN ROW Continued from first page. ter in :24, she was three lengths clear and when the half was reached in :47*i she had a lead of five lengths. She finished out the six furlongs in 1:12% and her winning margin was five lengths. The Heathen, veteran son of Donnacona and Buda, under a hustling ride by Hank Mills, won all the way in the second. The old fellow won with something to spare over Miss Purray, from the Tranquility Farm Stable, third was the portion of Mrs. W. E. Martins Black Watch and Contribute was fourth. The start was a good one, but early In the racing Tommy Lad was caught in close quarters and all but went down. Garner had to take him up sharply to avoid the accident and he was in consequence completely • eliminated. The third was a split of the second. Protractor • proved best when he won rather ■ easily from Mae Sweep, with Mareve taking : third from Calchas. It was a good start, and Two Tricks was first to show out of the I company, but she did not last long in the i command when Protractor was rushed to the front, and Mae Sweep went out to chase ! him. , 1 i i l • : • • ■ : I i ! Mae Sweep held second place and finished well to beat Mareve a length and a half. Back of Mareve but three lengths away, Calchas and Sankai fought it out for fourth to finish only a head apart. Vespa bled and J. S. Stout dismounted after pulling her up, to lead the filly back to the scales. Coucci equalled the Mills score of two winners when he brought Dr. Irving Jacobs Walter H. home the winner over a cheap band in the mile and a sixteenth at the end of the card. He ran down William H. Gallaghers Quickstep to be winner, with A. W. Abbotts Kneehigh closing a big gap to be third. Word was received from Kentucky today that E. R. Bradley would ship the main division of the stable to Belmont Park for the meeting. Early reports stated that the master of Idle Hour Farm would confine his racing to the West.