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EAIN FALLS AT LOUISVILLE CHURCHILL DOWNS CARD SUFFERS FROM SCRATCHES WHEN CONDITIONS CHANGE. Hodge Regains His Winning Form and Accounts for Handicap for Two-Year-Olds, Which Serves as Feature of Program. Louisville, Ky., October 17. Adverse- weather and track renditions this afternoon at Churchill Down militated against the racing and caused a bit; slump in the attendance and volume of speculation. -As a result of the changed going, there were many withdrawals from the various races. Bettors fared fairly well, as three favorites won. Proceedings were enlivened by several run-up. M. It. Fanner, who lost Joe Deibold out of the last race yesterday by the claiming process, was in a retaliatory mood and bid on the winners. He advanced Bolala, winner of the second race, from an entered price of 10 lo ,-100. The horses owner bought him in with an advance of . In the closing dash he bid ,500 on Counterpart, which was ,000 more than the entered price, hut Counterpart also was retained by his owner with an advance of . Tha forty per cent, accruing from todays bidding will remain in the associations custody until next spring, when the money will be added to an extra race in conformity with the Kentucky State Racing Commissions rules. The handicap for two-year-olds, which featured the card, went to Hodge, the favorite. Anytime landing in second place and Brouzewing third. The winner was put to a strenuous task to dispose of the Livingston lilly and for a while his backers were in grave doubts as to his ability to accomplish the feat. She showed marked partiality for the sloppy going awl under hustling handling went into a good early lead, but Hodge gained on her steadily after half a mile had been traversed and held her safe after getting to her in the stretch. Old lien dropped out of it in his customary style in the lirst quartet and was unequal to closing up the big gap In the stretch. TiH- oiener resultedimfbig upset when Luther, heavily backed at odds-ou, failed to place, Jimmie Gill taking the purse, with Curlicue and Rooster second and third. Another upset came in the second race when Birdie Williams was beaten bv Bolala, with Sosius third. Princeton furnished wine excitement In this race by bolting into the infield while on his way to the post and later during the running lwlted on the lirst turn, causing his rider to pull him up. W. 5. Yankes recent purchase, Brave, won for his new owner at the lirst asking when he disposed of Uncle Dick after a hard drive In the third race. J. C. .Milams Morristown had conditions cxactlv to his order and, reveling in the going, won the fifth race as his rider pleased, with Ambrose just lieating Bonne Chance for second place. The latter showed a sparking performance. Prince Ilermis. which was figured as a likely contender before the race, lost mrcoiul place as a result of being taken extremely wide in entering the stretch. Weyanoke was considered best before the start in the closing dash, but he ran in dull style and finished unplaced. Counterpart winning commandingly over Star Actress, with Henry Itltte in third place. William Northey, secretary-treasurer of the Montreal Jockey Club, was among todays visitors. He inspected the workings of the mutuel machines and followed closely the methods in vogue here in connection with betting operations. It is likely that the mutuels will be installed at I51ue Bonnets next season, though nothing definite has been decided on. according to Mr. Northey. Should the other tracks comprising the Canadian Racing Associations decide on the mutuels as the method for wagering, the P.lue Bonnets course will follow suit. Dorval track at Montreal will be oierated with mutuels next season and an order for its machines has already been placed. .lames Jriltin has sold Chartier to Spiet and Powers. Jefferson Livingston was among todays visitors and will stay over for tomorrows racing. E. It. Bradley has ottered to sell Bradleys Choice. Boots and Saddle and Black Toney to Mr. Livingston for 0,000.