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GOSSIP OF THE TURF. During his recent visit to Nashville Enoch Wishard sold to J. W. Russwurm, of Cumberland Park, a couple of very promising two-year-olds that have never been raced. One is a St. George colt called Protection, for which Wishard paid 00 as a yearling, and the other is Clyde, by the English stallion Clyde Miss Jumbo II., which cost ,600 as a weanling. They both went amiss last spring. Clyde is a full brother to a very noted mare in England. The colts will be taken up and trained for 1904. Scott Harlan will have Clyde in charge, while Protection will be handled by John Ferris. Mr. Russwurm has also purchased from Mr. Wishard the imported mare Arrow, for breeding purposes. Arrow will probably be bred to The Commoner. Lady of the West, owned by John Ferris, is another mare to join the Secretarys band of matrons. Mr. Russwurm secured her at the close of the season. She is now in foal to Handcuff, a son of Hanover Black Maria. Handcuff was purchased in the east some years ago by Mr. Ferris, and is one of the best bred Hanovers in the country. While at Latonia John Ferns purchased the three-year-old Ally Navasota, which proved such a sensation at New Orleans in the spring of 1902. She won several stakes down there and afterwards sold for several thousand dollars. Navasota proved a disappointment after leaving New Orleans and lid not run as expected. Mr. Ferris will rest her up and race her next year. She is a daughter of Hermence, and as all Her-mences improve with age, it is not unlikely that she will prove a fair breadwinner in her four-year-old form. Spinel, the noted cripple which Mr. Ferris has had on his hands for the past two years, will be educated over the jumps this winter and next year used as a jumper on the Canadian circuit. Gregor K. will not be seen in public for some time. The gelding has been troubled with an incipient splint on the nigh foreleg. He was fired for this ailment recently. W. M. Hedges, the owner of the horse, said that he will not throw Gregor K. out of training entirely, but will keep him in light training. His next racing, however, will in all probability be done in 1904. W. B. Jennings stable, now at San Francisco, is composed of the following horses: Shot Gun, b. c, 3, by Artillery Princess Noretti. Elliott, ch. c, 3, by Racine Aurelia H. Memoriam, br. f, 2, by Bassetiaw Recollection. Proper, b. c, 3, by Preston-pans Prim II. Leader, b. c, 3, by Maxio Pas Seul. Iredeus, b. c, 3, by Golden Garter Iris. Arabo, ch. c, 3, by Nomad Charm. Punctilio, b. g, 2, by St. Gatien Prim II i Canonicus, b. g, 2, by Indio Prose. Arcade, b. c, 3, by Ben All Calora. v Solanus, b. c, 2, by Darebin Solana. f Stilicho, b. g, 3. by St. Andrew Ange- lique. Sacredus, b. g, 2, by Montana Angelique. Celebrant, ch. c, 2, by Bathampton Ave Maria. Scotsman, br. g, 3, by St. Andrew No Name H. Nigrette, blk. fr 3, by Midlothian Twinkle. Dainty, ch. f, 3, by Golden Garter Rosebud. Oro Rose, ch. f, 2, by Golden Garter Rosebud. Gold Money, ch. f, 3, by Goldcrest Money Spinner. Gastaire, b. f, 2, by Golden Garter Re-clare. Letola, ch. f, 2, by Star Ruby Lucasia. Bombardier, b. g, 2, by Maxio Middle Dwyer. Yearlings Brown filly, by Colonel Wheeler Princess Noretti. Chestnut filly, by Star Ruby Himera. Chestnut filly, by Bendoran Fair Recluse: Bay colt, by Midlothian Loma. Bay colt, by Indio Rosebud. Chestnut colt, by Bendoran Music. Black colt, by Order The Task. Chestnut filly, by Rousseau Solftude. J. O. Keenes yearlings, now at Memphis, are the following: Bay colt, by Prince of Monaco Ferona, Chestnut colt, by St. James Water Rake. Bay colt, by Rossington Conceal. Bay filly, by Esher Marjory. Chestnut colt, by Inverness Sautese. Chestnut colt, by Eon Cara Belle. Chestnut gelding, by Flying Dutchman Meddle. Chestnut colt, by Bassetiaw Tinkle. Bay colt, by Juvenal Prosaic. Bay colt, by Goldfinch Miss Motley. Chestnut colt, by George Kessler Beetle. Bay colt, by Longs tree t Money Maid. While at Lexington a few days ago, J. B. Respess said that Dick Welles has gone into winter quarters without a scratch of any sort on him. He was weighed the other day and turned the scales at 1,140 pounds, which is 100 pounds more than he weighed when he broke the circular track record for a mile, which illustrates how high in flesh he runs. He stands now at sixteen hands high and is remarkable for his great depth through the hearth, which no doubt is the cause of his lasting so long in his races, even after showing in the early paces record-breaking speed. Respess admits seeing one horse this year which he was doubtful of Dick Welles beating. Said the successful horseman: "The day McChesney won the Oakwood Handicap at Washington Park he looked to he like he could have beaten any horse that ever wore iron. I would run Dick Welles against him, or, tor that matter, any other horse, but I would nave been uneasy as to the result, for Big Mac was a holy terror that afternoon." Respess says Dick Welles will go any distance horses run. He has worked him a mile and a quarter as fast as 2:07 with 125 pounds up. He says the impression he could not stay comes by him not running King Erics son in the American Derby. "In the early winter," said he, "I really intended fitting him for that race. He had wintered, however, go high in flesh I feared a rushing preparation might knock him out for the season, so I made no effort to get him ready for the big event. Fit and well, Dick Welles would win a race like the American Derby as easy as he picks up an ordinary six-furlong scramble, and I would bet more money than I ever wagered in my life that he could beat The Picket, the winner of that race this year, any distance." Respess now has twenty-nine mares m his Ohio stud. He will breed the bulk of his collection of stud matrons this year to Maceo, but those too closely related in blood to Byron McClellands great two-year-old to be bred to him, he will mate to Belles Commoner, the son of Hanover, that he essayed to win the American Derby with in 1902. J. W. Russwurm. secretary of the Tennessee Breeders Association, says that Tom Hayes is thinking of entering Gold Heels, the former Arnold stallion, in the Worlds Fair Handicap next season when the event is reopened. George Hendrie of Detroit may also enter Reservation. Both horses are now at Cumberland Park, Nashville. One of the features at Cumberland Park this season is a night school for the apprentice boys of the track. The boys are equipped with books, slates and other aids to learning, free of charge, and it is said that quite an attendance of youngsters has been secured already. Several owners now at Nashville are said to be preparing for a season at Hot Springs in case dates are allotted to that track. John Ferris, S. E. Parmer and two or three others expect to race there. James C. Rogers, of Lexington, has sold to trainer J. C. Milam a half interest in the two-year-old brown colt Toupee, by Tenny Flores, by Victory, and the chestnut yearling filly, by Goodrich Melody, by Longfellow. The filly is a half sister to Harry Beck and Prince of Endurance. Dr. Keough has punch fired at Memphis the horses The Conqueror II. and Skilful, the latter belonging to Charles Ellison. Judge Himes is slated for "firing" this week. The Kentucky Derby winner and winner of the Hawthorne Handicap has ailing legs, and a long rest will be afforded him.