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LEO SKOLNY IS DEFEATED ROSCOE GOOSE TAKES HIS MEASURE IN THE TAVERN CLUB HANDICAP. Stephen R. Wins at Long Odds — Pomp Takes His Race and Changes Owners — Horsemen File a Request of Unusual Character. Louisville. Ky., June 9. — Improved weather was the rule this afternoon. A lirisk shower fell after the third race. I. in it did not last long. An unusually large Friday attendance was on hand and. as the track was in excellent condition. good contests were the order throughout the afternoon. The liest race carded was tin- Tavern Club Handicap of 00. at three - |iiartors. which brought together it quartet of well -matched sprinters in the field of five and the four were mediums for diversified and strong baching. Tin- purse, went to Roscoe loose, which succeeded, after a hard drive, in having a three-quarter length margin over 1a-o Skolny at the end. with Bars and Stars a head behind the Mackenzie racer. Bars and Stars led at a fast pace in the early running and was attended closely by .1. J. Miirdock. but both fell back when Roscoe Goose and Ix-o Skolny challenged in the last eighth. The followers of favorites agains suffered extensively. The surprises cam" witli the oi eiier. which resulted in a victory for Stephen K., which Goose rushed into a long early lead. ElUton, the favorite, finished fourth. Pomp, favorite of the second race, had to lie driven to his utmost in the stretch to score over Wat. but won easily. After the finish .1. M. Henry. Jr.. advanced him from an entered price of 00 to ,000 and bought him. Owner Itradley protested that he had made a protecting bid of and the matter was referred to the stewards. They ruled that Henry was the buyer, the horse having been knocked down to bim. Busy Joe was the choice for the third race, in which Water :r, so lightly regarded that he was grouped with the others in the field, won easily from M. Bert Thurmau. with the favorite third. Backers of Grasmere were a chagrined group after the fifth race, due to his being crowded badly at the start, which cost him the purse. The winner turned up in Jessie Ixmisc. Grasmere was by far the l est. for he lauded second place after being a seemingly hopeless trailer in the first half. Jessie Louise was bid up from an entered price of 00 to ,10."i, but was bought in. John V. Schorr sold David Craig this morning to John Lowe at private terms. As a sequel of yesterdays meeting of the directors of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Horse Association, general manager John Hachmeister of the Douglas 1ark and Latonia tracks, today received a communication containing the names of seventy-six owners, trainers, directors of the association and breeders, requesting that he ask secretary Walter II. Pcaroe for his resignation as racing secretary and fin t her recommending that W. H. Shelley or J. B. Campbell be appointed to the position. Mr. Hachmeister confirmed having received the communication. When asked for an expression on the subject, he replied: "I have nothing to say for the present." Training gallops this morning on a fast track were: Brookfield — Three-quarters in 1:20. Blind Baggage — Three-quarters iu 1:15%. Berlin Three-quarters in 1:10?.-,. Bourbon Lass ■- Five-eighths in 1:03. Buford --Five-eighths in 1:03%. Chalmers — Five-eighths in 1:01%. Dick Williams — Three-eighths in 35%. Floral Park--Mile in 1:47. Franklin — Mile and one-quarter in 12:11. Hawthorn Three-quarters in 1:15%. Iwtethey — Five-eighths iu 1:00%. John W. Klein— Mile iu 1:43%. Liberator---Three-quarters in 1:18. Little Sister —Five -eighths in 1 :«%. Little Cove — Three-quarters in 1:19. Nobleman — Three-quarters iu 1:18%. Tif Jr.— Mile in 1:424. Syrian— Mile in 1 :4*. Waterblossom — Three-quarters in 1:18. Wanda litxer -Three-quarters in 1:15%. Ycngheo — Half mile in 53.