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I I j s 0 s J e ,_ l s | c f l c e t f ,- e I I 1 r i i t 1 d i- £ II r a a i 1 ] 11 i d 1 e i i g e j i l" . • j T1 ;" , j i j j s- j j I l* j i ] d d . j I ] . | . i , I I . • I | j I i 1 . I j j e I I , ■ , : d | , 3t j j d | | IS | j THISTLE DOWN SEA OF MUD! » Rain Falls Throughout Afternoon at ! Cleveland — Portam Scores. ♦ Shaffer Colorbearer Makes Auspicious Debut i at Ohio Track — Shoteur Accounts for Second Place. CLEVELAND, Ohio, June 21.— Rain fell throughout the afternoon at Thistle Down ; Park, converting the track into a sea of , mud. As a result, considerable scratching • followed and the attendance was practically , confined to the regulars. Close finishes were . conspicuous by their absence, the majority : of the winners scoring with much to spare. Making his seasons debut here, I. S. Shaf- . I fers Portam took the measure of the best band of sprinters engaged on the card, win- j j ning the fifth race in convincing style, after ! i leading throughout. Shoteur raced into sec- . ond place on the far turn and had no seri- j ! ous opposition during the stretch run for i i second honors. I After following the pace of Call Money | I until midway of the stretch, Joseph Cat- I I tarinichs Inscona quickly overhauled the leader when let down and drew away into an easy lead through the final furlong of i j the initial dash. Call Money had no serious ! | ! opposition for second. Lady Pharamond was doing best on end to save third from the resolutely finishing Pantaur. Wigrose was hustled into the lead at once and was never seriously threatened during j running of the second race. Seth Polante re- I tained a safe margin over the others, but | I I was no match for the winner. It was only ; in the final stride thatf Miss Berwyn got up to nose out Donna Lascari for the third , honors after having saved ground through | i the stretch. Taking command at the far turn, Fulfill held his field safe all through the stretch in the third to win well in hand. In the ■ final drive Cora T. outgamed Mere Satin for second honors after the latter had raced : forwardly from the start. This race v/as ! , run in a heavy rain and fog, which made | it impossible to distinguish them beyond j ! the four horses as they were literally cov- ered with mud. ! At home in the muddy going and appearing • not to be bothered a particle by the heavy rain in which the fourth race was run, . Adrian made a show of his opposition. Just-m old, always restrained, had a safe margin I over the others. From a slow begininng, Oaten finally raced into third place when • the others gave up.