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HORSEMEN LIKE STARGOWANS WAYS Zethus a Useful Horse — Rainey Wants Second Call on Owens — Racing Gossip. New York. May 10. — Horsemen hereabouts are agreed that Stargowan is well worth the . .".00 Paul J. Rainey paid for him at the sale of the Runny-mode yearlings last summer. For a first attempt tie perfomance of this haat-brother 10 the good horses Henry McDaniel and John Smnlski was eminently satisfactory. This was in Hie first race at Belmont Park Tuesday. He1 broke with his company and came slraight down the discouraging course as though he knew all al out raciug. lie should go well at Gravcsend next Monday in the Kxpeclation Stakes, for which trainer Garth is pointing him. and if he wins that BBeda] he will prove himself worthy of consideration in the Great American and Tremonl later on. lie has no stake dales at Belmont Park Ibis spring. EettMM is a liiree year old thai will earn more than his keep at the lacal tracks this year. In fact lie has a balance lo his credit already. He won two of his four races in California in January and Richard Bauer gave him a rest until the Jamaica nieeling opened. The first time out at that track he was unplaced, but Ihe next time he won. His third to W. H. Carey and Senator Clay. in the handicap at Belmont Park Tuesday, was his seventh ra.-» this year and his third race at the local tracks. Notter made a mistake in taking liim to the outside on the turn in that race. He Jost a lot of ground in doing so. Zethus has proved that he is game and that he can win over a long distance of ground. He is by Previous, out of Carmencita, the dam of that good horse Andy Williams. Zethus is not large, but is stoutly built ami is sound. Haul J. Rainey has engaged the services of Jimmy Owens for the Whitney Memorial and Grand National Steeplechases. Owyn Totupkins, who has first call on Owens, will not have a starter in either race* There 19 quite a demand for second call on Owens for the season, which may go to Mr. Rainey. dene Finnegan was examined yesterday by one of the best surgeons in New York and it is pleas-ins to note that his condition is not nearly no serious as was at first l»elieved. One of the small 1 s in one of the hips is broken, but it Is believed that the jockey will lie able to get alioilt iu a few week--. F. Ambrose Clark, the young cross country horse man. who paid good prices lasi fall at the weeding ..in -ale of the Whitney stable for Old Faithful and Hat and one or two others Ihat had shown speed ou the flat, says he Is in no hurry to show his good ones. Mr. Clark, who is a daring" rider, is schooling Ral and old Faithful himself. They will not l e ready lor racing, he saj s. In-fore the Saratoga mooiing. but Mr. Clark warns his friends in steeplechasing that they will run some good races in August, alaa that they will he hard to beat in the Tall. Hick Shaw, while a fast horse and a safe fencer, will have to quit his swerving ladies before he can be drprinlrd upon. Ii is the talk here that Charles O. Gates is backing C. K. Durnell iu the scheme to get together a powerful racing stable in France. It is said that the horses will Ik- raced in France during the sojourn of Mr. Hates in that country and will then be brought over for a campaign on the American traeka. Scwell is being carefully pointed for the Brooklyn Handicap for wklca he has aeea assigned ninety-seven pounds. Ills mile hmI one eighth at Belmont Park taken in 1:34 augments, considerably, his efcaaeea to eaptare the event next Monday afternoon. His fractional time was 12|, 23, :;ti.. M, 1:08, I 15, l:-s-: and 1:42: lor Ihe mile. JaaaM 1.. I.rad. s slake three year old Fountain-blue, is procremilng rapidly in his iravesend preparation lor a tin c. Hiittling araa given ■ mile rial at Oravcsend yes icnlay encompassing the task in 1 A2h and the Slar Kuby horse seems to be as good, if not better than ever. Owner J. 1.. McOinnis created a stir when he drove the horse hitched to a load wagon into the paddock al Jamaica and unhitched him to win a handicap nee, likewise winning the Kings Coiinly Handicap a week later. Trainer Smith is getting his charge ready for his race in the Brooklyn and really Ik li.-vcs the horse will win it.