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NOTES OF THE TURF. The veteran Rattler won a race at Butte last Wednesday, running the three-eighths of a mile in Barney Schreibers three-year-old Tony Faust, a .horse of some class, spread a foot Saturday morning at Saratoga. Sidney Paget, after spending an afternoon at -Empire City track, says it is evident that New Yorkers want racing in August. R. 1. Morrissons live-year-old bay mare Hattie Carr. by Percy Couronne dOr. dropped dead at the finish of the second race at Seattle August 12. In Lincoln, lldin. Northeast. Overnight and Hudson, W. K. Vanilerbilt lias live two-year-olds that are considered among the very best of their age In France. The latest move at the New Orleans merry-go-round is the abolition of the messenger service and the placing of n book in the grandstand for the -women patrons of the track. ! In England the general opinion is that the race for the St. Leger. which is to be rim at Doncaster September 11, will be between Orby and Woolwlnder which finished -first and second resnectlvly In the Derby. . Trenct the Mem, -after .iVeklns" 1Uj leg in the steeplechase at Fort Eric Saturdayfwas humanely put to dejith. Trenct the Mere was a nine-year-old bay geding by Carlsbad Buff-and-Blue. Ho was a serviceable horse and hud always paid his way as a steeplechaser. In "Boots"- Ditrnells opinion Nealon has Improved more since he .came" -from California in April than he ever saw a horse improve In a -corresponding period. Nealon lias no great turn of early speed, but he is an admirable weight carrier, and the further he goes the better he likes it. During the Ivenllworth meeting jockey Corbley had a fall and broke his collarbone. While riding Dawson in the steeplechase at Fort Erie Saturday Corbley, in taking -Dawson back, put too much strain on the injured bone ahd.lt snapped. .He finished the race out, but had to be lifted from the saddle.