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LOCAL TURF GOSSIP. Very few persons who are in attendance at "Washington Park are aware that a starting judge accompanies Starter Dwyer to the post in every race. With the inauguration of the no recall system of starting at "Washington Park Mr. R. J. Havey was appointed starting judge in addition to being patrol judge, and it is his duty to report to the stewards all unruly actions of the jockeys while at the post and also to lend his aid to Starter Dwyer to effect a good start, by either cautioning a bad behaved rider or imposing a fine. The system is in vogue on all the New Tork tracks, also at Saratoga, and the "Washington Park Club made a move in the right direction when it followed the example and all the other local tracks could also do so to advantage, as not only does it bring the starter and rider into a better understanding with each other, but it also lessens the fines imposed on the jockeys and the latter feature will eventually cause a rider to co-operate with the starter thereby insuringvgood starts. S. "W. Doc Streett stated after the victory of his horse Big Ben that he did not back him on account of the poor showing made by Sauerkraut in the two-year-old race. The two horses have been frequently worked together and to quote Streett: "There never was an arms length difference between them going five furlongs." Big Ben has only been started once before yesterday, at St. Louis, on which occasion although away from the post poorly he showed a good turn of speed and finished second in a field of ten horses. Jockey T. Knight, who rode Collonade, stated that his mount after running well up with his field in the early stages, refused to extend himself when he struck a strip of soft going on the backstretch, and while rounding the lower turn when he found the track crumbling under his feet, he sprawled badly and gave the impression that he had broken down. Jockey L. "Wilson was fined 0 for bad behavior while at the post for the fourth race. Semper Vivum, the winner of the closing race, was bid up from ,000, her entered price, to ,000 by a person acting for E R. Bradley. H. C. Riddle, the trainer for M. H. Tichenor and Co., retained his employers property by an advance bid of . Messrs. Corrigan and "Wishard brought Dr. MacArthur, a prominent South Side physician, with them to the Garfield Park Sanitarium to hold a consultation with Dr. Harvey as to the necessity of performing an operation on jockey J. Reiff. After a careful and thorough examination of the injured jockey the doctors came to the conclusion that an operation would be unnecessary and gave out as their opinion that the rider was getting along very favorably and would be as well as ever before long. The following horses will not be permitted to start until properly schooled to the barrier: Scipio, Peter J. Somero, Blackwolf, Satin Coat, Miss Veracity and General Steward. The latter started in the second race yesterday and refused to break when the starter released the barrier. Joe Martin is barred from starting during the current meeting on account of his fractious acting at the post. J. C. Milam sold yesterday to H. Morgan the horses Harry Beck and Alice Morgan at private terms. The horses will be shipped to St. Louis and raced there. Jockey "Webb, who rode Jaubert in the fourth race, was unseated when his mount made a lunge while at the post, but held on to the bridle, preventing the horse from getting loose and running away.