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GOSSIP OF THE TUKF. J ockoy C. Vandusen.who has been ridingin Austria during the past season has arrived at New Orleans He brings back glowing reports of racing in Austria and says he has had a very successful season despite the fact that he was on the ground for three months for rough riding. Yandusen rode for a syndicate of turfman headed by Baron Ernest Von Blaskovitz. James Dyer, who handled Elkwood the year he won the i Suburban for Walter Gratz, trained the stable which Yandusen rode for. Vandusen will return to Austria next February. He said : "The people that I ride for have one of the finest breeding establishments in tho world. They sell a great many of their horses, and also have more than enough to race. Our stable had thirty-nine horses last spring. Before the season ended we lost four through sickness and accidents. We won every principal stake in Austria and Hungary, with the exception of the Austrian Derby. I finished third in the Derby with Hazafl, but was disqualified. I rode Berevolgy in the Austrian Prize, Viglany in the Kings Prize, two of the richest stakes in the country. I also rode and won any number of other stakes. The Grand Filly Trial and numerous other stakes. "We will have one of the largest stables in the world next year. I think we will have greater success next season than this. We won 9,000 in purses alone, which was more than any other stable in that country has ever won. -The horses that will start in all of the principal stakes next- year have already been picked out. They will be prepared for one race only. After they win they will be retired for the season." Dyer sent a young Austrian lad named Liner over with Vandusen, with the idea of placing him with a stable in this country. Dyer wants Liner to ride here for a year or- so to learn the American style. Liner is a bright-looking chap, and can do as light as eighty-five pounds. He rode two winners on the other side, and Vandusen pronounces him a capable lad. Jack Keene, the Kentucky trainer, who has not met with good fortune in Russia and is home for the winter, has bought of W. M. Jackson, of this city, the good race mare Miss Conrad, five years old, by Conrad Miss Caveland, by Finis. He has also bought of R.G. Bolich the six-year-old mare Rival Dare, by Only Dare Mollie Jones, by Revenge. Both are well known race mares and tney will be bred to Braw Lad this spring.