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tOOAX TURF GOSSIP. Albert Simons purchased Tammany Chief of S. C. Hildreth before the first race for 00. The horse was bought out of a selling race a couple of days ago by Hildreth for ,200. Basselas, the winner of the fourth race, was bid up to 00, an advance of 00 over his entered priee and retained by his owner with a bid of . Entries for the steeplechase and the free handicaps to be run Monday at Harlem close today. Entries can be made by horsemen for these events during the morning hours with Secretary Clark at Harlem, Wash Norvell at Hawthorne and Ed Jasper at Washington Park. Assistent Secretary Harry White, of the Chicago Jockey Club, has made arrangements with Superintendent Eagan of the I. C. railroad whereby a horse train will leave Hawthorne daily at 11 a. m. returning after the last race. The transfer time between the two trackB will be forty minutes. Secretary Clark will be at Harlem Sunday and distribute badges to horsemen. The badges which will be given out will not be renewed again this summer as at each succeeding meeting held at Hawthorne. Fresh coupons will be given to go with them. Superintendent Gorman of the Morris Park track New York was an interested visitor at Washington Park yesterday. He will remain in Chicago during the remainder of the Washington Park meeting, and then, in company with his wife, make a tour of the lakes. Lake View Belle, the winner of the closing race, was bid up to ,205 and retained by her owner. W. W. Darden and Co. claimed Pyrrho after the conclusion of the sixth race, the colt costing them ,350. C. B. Ellison was highly elated over the defeat of Farmer Jim, recently secured from him by Albert Simons out of a selling race. "Persons said that I was stupid to let the colt go for ,300. The colts race today convinces me that I got all the horse was worth. I will admit, though, that was the colt not bothered with osslets he would easily be worth ,000."