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LOCAL TURF GOSSIP. Owner Woods instructed-jockey Dominick who had the mount on Patsy Brown, not to beat his stable mate Jerry Lynch unless it was absolutely necessary. The reason for this is that he did not want Patsy Brown to incur a penalty in the Evergreen Stakes, which is carded for decision next Monday. Dominick, to follow instructions, was forced to pull the colt up in the last twenty yards almost to a standstill to enable Jerry Lynch to win. After the race was over "several horsemen stood around the judges* stand watching the baby racers led off the track, and congratulating Woods on the splendid victory. Among them was J. F. Newman, who proposed a match between Don Domo and the winner or Patsy Brown for 00. "No," was Woods reply, "Ill start Patsy against you Monday in the stake." "Well, Ill bet you 00 I beat you in the race," was Newmans retort. "No, I dont think Ill bet, as I think I will get 10 to 1 for my money on Monday to win the race." The horsemen then shook hands good naturedly and walked away. Sanctum was withdrawn from the Admiral Stakes on account of Coburns inability to ride. The jockey is still suffering from the effects of his tumble on Abe Frank, and the doctor advised him not to do any riding for a few days longer. George Withers arrived at Worth yesterday from Memphis with Jane Holly, the speedy mare belonging to J. C. Yeager, and turned her over to J. Arthur. The latter will train and race her during the absence of Withers, who is going on a tour through Kentucky with a view to purchasing several good horses. The Bennett stable has captured thirteen races up to date since the opening, of the current meeting. Jockey Lee Jackson arrived yesterday from California and expects to. ride on the Chicago tracks during the summer. D. S. Fountain arrived yesterday at Hawthorne from California with ten horses, including Bronze Wing, Dupont and Sir Hugh. The fast colt Peter J. and Epicure arrived on the same train. J. Stevens arrived several days ago from California with his horses Sharp Bird, Larry Wilt, Frank Bullock and Siddons. The latter has entirely recovered from the mishaps that caused him to be withdrawn from the Thornton Stakes, which was until the day of the race considered to be at his mercy.