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CLOSE FINISHES AT OAKLAWN. Hot Springs. Ark.. March 2.— There was a pro noiiined Improvement in the raring at Oaklawa today. All of the linishes were close and in tin second and fourth races tlie Judges were the only OBCa in a position to tell accurately tlie winners. Many of Hie spectators took exceptions to some of the plating, especially of Tivolini and Hannihal Bey as the winners of their races. Springlike weather caused a record attendance. The track had dried Oat con eaterabry and waa bordering on fast, though near the inner rail it was slightly moist. Judge Bryan is still probing into the i oor race of Dr. Lee Huffman. Jockey YVishard. who rode hint, haa gone to parts unknown, the officials will try an secure a statement from the hoy before taking linal action. Badge holders were today given coupon hooks I gotxl lor the next two weeks. Starter Cassidy hid I farewell to the folks at Oaklawn today. He will i start al City Park the next two weeks and goes then to Washington. Starter Bade will come here Monday for two weeks, after which William Snyder will take up the work. An average card is offered for Monday and of the may boraea named to start Billy Bowlegs, Oar Boy. : WatSga; am Pan. Jim Simpson, Hoc Kyle: Mart 1 Gentry. Dr. Hart. Broken Melody: Hjperion II.. Fiiniciilairc. The Bear; Skyward, Oasis, Chancellor: Lady Vashti. Haughty and Miss Affable, have performed well in l lie past. J. L. Pempsey.