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NOTES OF THE TURF. In this issue Dr. A. W. McAlester, of Columbia City, Mo., offers a number of well-bred yearlings;at private sale. His stallions are all imported and from a small but select band of broodmaresj it has been his good fortune to turn out during each of a. number of years past quite a number of superior racers. Owners desiring to replenish their stables for next year cannot do better than to open correspondence with him concerning the youngsters he now offers. Subscriber, Chicago. We do not undertake to decide the Tom Cogan-Alee matter. In such cases there should always be an exact understanding to avoid controversy. It is more than probable that if Alee had won A would have had no objection to lodge against taking the money. Old Subscriber, St. Louis. In handbook betting, where two or more horses are running as an entry, you lose if you pick one horse in the entry that is beaten while the stable companion wins. If you want the benefit of the entry you muBt back the entry. Millman, Chicago. Added starters in handbook betting only count to the extent that they affect the odds. In the case of Brandy Smash you should have been paid about IS to 1 straight and 6 to 1 place. H. A. F., Chicago. Your bet having been made specifically on Brief, you must abide by the result of Briefs running. Your bet lost. A. M., Chicago. A wager on .Zoroaster in the fifth race at Saratoga was a draw. Subscriber, Detroit, Mich. Leviathan was 1 to 2 to show July 31. Bensing, Chicago. Your wager on Brulare, place, was a oser.