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LOCAL TURF GOSSIP. S. C. Hildreth received a telegram yesterday from E. E. Smathers to see J. B. Res-pess ] and have him set a price on Dick Welles, with a view to purchasing the great Continued on second page. i LOCAL TURF GOSSIP. Continued from first page. — — ► i i r sprinter. Mr. Respess did set a price of 190,060 on his horse and also put in a proviso that the. price only held good for two days. Mr. Hildreth telegraphed the terms back to Mr. Smathers, and later announced that the prospective sale of the horse was off. Mr. Respess in setting the price on Dick "Welles did so reluctantly, and does not seem anxious to part with the great colt even at the price named. Jockey C.« Gray was suspended for three days, excepting to ride in stakes, by the starter at the same time that jockey T. Knight earned his suspension, but unlike Knights Grays suspension was because of bad behavior at the post. Sheridan Clark, who has been on a visit to New York since the close of Hawthorne, arrived yesterday and was among the visitors at "Washington Park. Circular Joe and Lady Infallible, two horses in the Gorman and Bauer stable, are ailing with a strange fever, their temperature registering 106 yesterday. Jockey T. Knight was permitted to ride out his engagements yesterday, but after riding "Woodlawn Belle and Flying Torpedo fainted on account of having reduced too severely, and L. Wilson was substituted on Last Knight in the closing race. Jockey T. Meade who is under contract to J. A. Drake was overcome with the heat M while in the paddock and had to have the services of a doctor. After the races he was taken by trainer Wishard in a carriage to Hawthorne. C. R. Ellison made an offer of ,000 to H. Dernham for Uranium. The offer was refused. Dernham later told Ellison he could have the horse for ,000. Stuyve, which won the last race, is a greatly improved horse over his last years form and yesterday he displayed more game-ness than heretofore, coming from a long way back in the last half mile and simply cantered away from his field in the stretch run. Shortly after the start he was caught in a jam and while rounding the first turn he nearly went down, jockey Adkins nearly going over his head when the mishap occurred. Jockey Crowhurst, who rode Allan-a-Dale, stated after the first race that his mount was apparently only cantering throughout, and if he had been forced out would have reduced the mile record to 1:37. It is now almost positive that Savable will he shipped east Saturday to run in the Lawrence Realization, which is carded for decision Tuesday at Sheepshead Bay. Many trainers seemed to think after the defeat of McChesney that Dominick had used poor judgment and made his run too soon. Dominick stated after the race that he had to make his run when he did or suffer some more bumping, which McChesney was being subjected to from Little Scout, which was laying with him. "I felt Mc* going so easily I called on him at the half mile post, after going a mile, to move up a little nearer the leaders and get away from Little Scout, which every little while would bump into him. Mc moved away with a will and collared Lucien Appleby before we got well straightened away for the stretch run. The horse was going along handily then until John McGurk ranged alongside him, then the weight began telling, and you know the rest," was the way he put it. Asked if the fact that the horse had bled had contributed to his defeat, Dominick replied, "maybe."