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NOTES OF THE TURF. Ed Steeds, who formerly trained the - 1 , N y horses Jof Jt L. Holland, has been offered a position aS" trainer in Germany next seasoriBj The terms named in the original proposition were hardly satisfactory, and Steeds sug-gested an increase, which is under consid-M eration. If his terms are accepted he wilLH go abroad in February H L. V. Bells hurdlers arid steeplechasers V will be ridden this year by J. Johnson, a M jockey who made a good impression by his r work on J. W. Colts horses at the Morris Park fall meeting and subsequently at Ben-nings. William Shaw, the jockey, accompanied by ,"Bill Shaw," has lef New TJork for New j Mexico, and will later on proceed to California. Shaw has not signed to ride for any employer for 1903 except ,George E. Smith. Danny Mahers father is ill at his home in j Hartford, and the jockey is in attendance upon him. The -youth has placed all the , members of his family beyond a possibility of want. Alfred Hennen Morris asserts that he will be on the turf again in 1904, about the tirne that the new Belmont Park at Hempstead will be ready for racing.