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HAMILTON WEATHER BETTER Resulting in a Big Crowd and Some Capital Contests. : Wessie B. Game Victress in Stake Race of the Day Cham-plain a Fast Youngster. : HAMILTON, Out.. August 3. Tlie Nursery Piute, a dash for two-year-olds, to which ,000 was added, was offered as tin; feature attraction at Hamilton this afternoon, and resulted in a victory for .1. Arthurs Wessie D. over Petie, witli Captain Scott third. The start was a good one and found MeTaggart on the favorite unprepared. Petie and Wessie P.. were the ones to contest the early itin-uing down the back stretcli. When rounding the turn into the home stretcli Captain Scott was taken to tlie outside of tlie leader, and Murphy brought Wessie D. through next to the rail. This decided tlie result, and the Arthur filly outstayed Petie in tlie final drive, with Captain Scott some lengths back. The race was tlie first time this season that the two-year-olds had been asked to go three-quarters, and 1:14 was a creditable performance. The race was worth net to the winner .,07.1. Vastly improved weather conditions succeeded those of yesterday and brought a decided swelling in the attendance, which was well above any other mid-week crowd at the track. The card, which embraced the usual seven races, brought together fair-sized fields, the cheaper grade of horses being relegated to the .rear for once. The opening dash, a maiden race for two-year-olds, served to introduce a first time starter from tlie G. W. J. Dissell barn in Champlaiii. His victory was an easy one and impressive. He left the barrier witli a rush and ran away from the others all the way, winning by a wide margin under slight restraint. Duster and Humorist were second and third respectively. The Highway Handicap Steeplechase resulted in another spectacular battle when Transpero managed to outstay Nonus by a short head at the end. The winner made pace, but was doing his best all through the final eighth to outstay the fast-coming Nonus. The Teek Handicap brought together a band of Canadian-bred three-year-olds to go three-quarters and was taken by Chief Sponsor from Sudor. Tlie winner was benefited by a fast start and held the raee safe all the way. but had to be driven out at tlie end to outstay Sudor. Thorny Way was third. AV. Scofield, acting for J. K. L. Dossil sold on private terms this morning to A. L. Austin the two-year-old Proclamation. Trainer Sclielke of the Thorncliffe Stable announced this morning that John Coleman would proceed to the Davies Farm near Toronto and commence breaking tlie yearling crop. This years crop is mostly by First Sight and Calgary and numbers more than the ordinary run of good lookers. Jockey N. Darrett, who was taken down with nn acute attack of tonsilitis upon his arrival here, was a visitor this afternoon. Darrett is still under tlie care of a specialist and will be unable to ride for some time. Thomas Gorman of tlie Connaught Park Jockey Club arrived this morning for a few days. Mr. Gorman reports several improvements, including a new paddock and jockeys quarters, changes in the clubhouse inclosure and a greatly enlarged nintm-l pavilion that will more than accommodate the increased patronage at tlie Ottawa course. Trainer W. P.ringloe of tlie Seagram Stable will, at the conclusion of this meeting, weed out tlie stable and send the result to the farm at Waterloo to be rested up, while sonic will be turned out for the season. Trainer Scofield of tlie J. K. L. Doss stable reported this morning that Lynmotitlt had cooled out sore following her race yesterday, and would be let up on for some time.