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r LOCAL TURF GOSSIP. Before racing commenced yesterday at Harlem Park and during the afternoon Secretary Nathanson interviewed all owners who had informed him Saturday of their intention of running a three-year-old in the Special tomorrow. Also he sent four telegrams to St. Louis. The result of his investigations were that he found himself sure of a good field of eight colts of class, with fair chances of having three more equally as good. Savable, Bernays, Judge Himes, Gregor K., Linguist, Au Revoir, Gilfain and Manru are the ones that will start sure if the track remains good. Fore and Aft is due to arrive today, and if he journeys well he is a probable starter. So are Claude and Monsieur Beaucaire, winner and second in the St. Louis Derby, if they are not detained by the floods. Epicure would have been a sure starter, but he is temporarily lame from stepping on a small stone. Lyman Davis, assistant secretary of the Worth Jockey Club, will have charge of the running meeting to be given at Indianapolis next month. The promoters of the meeting, which will be held at the state fair grounds at the northern boundary of the city, have been negotiating for the services of Davis for some time, but it was only within the last week that the management of the Worth track consented to the deal, the assistant secretary being in charge of the improvements now under way at Worth. The Indianapolis meeting will open July 4 and close July 11. The purse offerings will range from 00 to 00. A number of owners, with horses of the class which find it difficult to win at Washington Park, will ship their animals to Indianapolis, and it is expected that a meeting will result which will be even better than the successful one of last season. Judge- Hamilton announced after the victory . of Golden Link in the steeplechase, that • • he had indefinitely suspended jockey Egger-son • for his alleged questionable ride on Golden i , Link the last time out, and also suspended I. Morehouse, owner of Duke of York, which 1 finished second; I. Dennison, his trainer, and I J. Murphy, who rode Duke of York the last t time out, and all the horses belonging to the Morehouse stable. ■ ; ; i Continued on second page. LOCAL TURF GOSSIP. Continued from first page. The Washington Park Club will have men at the Hawthorne and Harlem tracks next j Friday to take entries for the opening day. i Entries can be made at Hawthorne until j 10 a. m. and at Harlem until 10:30. Ed Guinzburg and Bill Walters, ridden by I jockeys Tadlock and Majors in the opening race, fell while rounding the first turn. The mishap was caused by Ed Guinzburg stumbling, Majors on Bill Walters could not avoid the prostrate horse and fell over him. The riders and horses escaped injury. , Martinmas, the winner of the second race,-was bid up from 00, his entered price, to ,500 by W. S. Price and bid in by his owner with an advance of . Gorman and Bauers string of horses including Bardolph, Sinner Simon, Mary Glenn, Lady Infallible and several two-year-olds will arrive at Washington Park today from Latonia. It was reported yesterday that E. E. Smathres good youngster Dick Bernard was ailing and is considered in a serious state, his temperature during the afternoon registering 104. J. B. Gray, familiarly known to racegoers as "Uncle Jim," who trains for C. B. Campbell, was taken ill with fainting spells while in the paddock, preparatory to. sending Maggie Leeber to the post in the stake race. Judge Himes worked a mile and a quarter at Hawthorne yesterday morning in 2:13. The Ellison colt showed up finely and he is regarded as a certain starter next Satur-1 day. His time for the last mile of the mile ! and a quarter route was 1:451. Three of the Corrigan Derby candidates were also out for morning work at Hawthorne yesterday. Ravel, Maxie Blumenthal and McGowan went a mile together. Mc-Gowan finished in front a half length ahead of Maxie Blumenthal in 1:461. Ravel, whipped out, was a length further back. The work of the last named was regarded as unnaturally bad for him. Banter, C. E. Mahones Derby possibility, was also out. The gelding only galloped a couple of miles slowly. High Chancellor, the second string to John A. Drakes Derby bow, was worked a mile in 1:50. At Washington Park none of the Derby eligibles did any hard work. Flocarline, Bad News and Gold Bell were out early in the morning for slow gallops. The last named went seven furlongs. Claude from St. Louis and Fore and Aft from Detroit are expected at the South Side track in a day or two. No definite word concerning the time of their arrival has yet reached the club, but they are expected almost any day. Irish Lad will probably not reach Washington Park until Thursday evening. By that time most of the horses which will start in the big race Saturday will be safely stabled at the track. At present it seems that the largest field in the history of the Derby will go to the post for the third race Saturday. If it should rain and the track be heavy the field may be even larger. A lot of owners would start their horses on a heavy track who otherwise may not send them to the post. Yesterday the new telephone system was completed at Harlem Park, which now boasts the most complete system of any race track in the world. One of the most important features is the connection of all starting stands with the judges stand, which enables the starter to immediately inform the judges of any intentional fouling, cutting across, or other dirty work when the horses leave the post. Another good feature is the patrol judges ability to communicate to the judges in the stand any information they have before the result of a race is made official. This telephone system at Harlem Park includes the judges stand, the secretarys office and paddock judge, the patrol judges stand, superintendents office, the Harlem Jockey Clubs barn, the business office, all entrances to the park and all starters stands around the track. The system can be extended to any part of the track, and before racing is resumed in August it is quite likely owners of big stables will avail themselves of the opportunity to have telephones In their barns.