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MEETING AT PLMLIC0 ENDS| « Vote Carries Off Honors Under Good Ride by Steffen. « . Best Weather of Meeting Prevails for Final Days Sport — Zermatt Steeplechase Winner. ♦ BALTIMORE, Md., May 17.— Carrying the silks of H. E. Hitt and displaying a brand of speed that was calculated to result in victory, Vote, ridden by jockey E. Steffen, carried off principal honors in the best race furnished on the closing program of the Maryland Jockey Club here today. The triumph of the Hitt three-year-old took place in the fifth race, a test over the mile and seventy yards distance under allowance conditions, and he was opposed by four others, of which S. W. Labrots Open Hearth was made the choice. The Labrot colt, however, failed his supporters and wound up a badly beaten fourth. Snobful, performing for W. W. Vaughan, chased the winner home to suffer defeat by a five lengths margin, while the veteran cripple, Don Pedro, in the Mrs. M. Segal silks, was beaten a length for second. From a good start in the feature, Vote was rushed away by Steffen and he went along smoothly as he showed the way to Prince Wick, with Snobful in third place before Don Pedro and Open Hearth. Vote had little to contend with for the first six furlongs and, when mildly urged, drew clear. Stepping along briskly, he opened up a safe lead and in the final stages finished well in hand. Snobful came on gamely to hold second place safe from Don Pedro, while Open Hearth failed to better his position, although managing to overtake the tiring Prince Wick during the final quarter mile. A crowd of more than 5,000 turned out today to help the Maryland Jockey Club ring down the curtain on its fifteen-day spring meeting. Overnight, the Maryland racing scene shifts from here to the Southern Maryland Agricultural Associations track at Bowie. Todays program, although an ordinary one, was interesting. It was offered under warm sun and was a great deal more pleasant for spectators and more healthful for horses than any of the preceding days of the meeting. Seven three-year-olds and upward foaled in Maryland, the produce of mares served in Maryland, met in the opener, run over the mile and seventy yards route, with the decision going to Jerome McCarthys Major General, which got home under a good ride from Earl Pool. J. C. Fletchers Fair Bill wound up in second place. Leslie E. Keif-fers Town Square was third, and W. I. Newmarchs Fair Judge fourth. Zermatt, owned by Walter Simpson, Jr., and coupled in the betting with the same owners War Mist," was an easy winner of the Consolation Steeplechase, the third event of the day. He had a margin of ten lengths over Mrs. John Payne Whitneys Cawvoge, full brother to Kellsboro Jack, winner of the recent renewal of the Liverpool Grand National. Third money went to L. H. Drennans Curtain Call, and R. G. Duffeys Brown Ruler was fourth.