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GOSSIP OF THE TURF. The purchase of the three-year-old Ona-tas, one of J. E. Maddens American Derby candidates and an eligible for all the handicaps of importance on the eastern racing calendar, is part of Frederick Gebhards scheme of turf expansion for 1903. Mr. Geb-hard has had lengthy correspondence with Mr. Madden concerning the Top Gallant colt within the last three or four weeks, and it is his intention to go down into Kentucky to see him. If Mr. Gebhard is satisfied with his inspection of Onatas, according to report, he will take him. He would consider the colts absolute soundness as to legs and wind satisfactory, and would not, if Onatas presented a clean bill in these particulars, haggle over a price. Mr. Gebhards old time enthusiasm for horse racing is thoroughly aroused, and he purposes to get into the game this year with a first class stable. E. D. Morgan, who, with August Belmont and John Sanford makes up the State Racing Commission, of New York, has a fine lot of two-year-olds in training at "West-bury, L. I. in the care of James Boden. What Lexington horsemen onsider one of the most royally bred foals of the season and the first to be born to Jean Beraud, was dropped at McGrathiana Stud Monday by the broodmare Kusson, she by St. Blaise, Carita, by The Ill-Used. The newcomer is a bay colt. The dam is a full sister to King Crab and to Lady Agnes, the dam of King Hanover. She is also a half sister to Carina, the dam of Prince of Monaco, St. Julien and St. Carlo. The foal is the property of T. F. Dolan.