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NOTES OF THE TURF. Jockey Knapp Is drawing out -severe criticism- for his timidity in race riding on the New York tracks - Tho broodmare Laura Luke, by Strath more An? della and her suckling -filly by Singleton, were de? stroyed by llgbtulng recently, 1 fCew Yorkers are beginning to recognize the fact that Nicol, when in condition, Is able to ride as well as any jockey at Sheepshead Baj The merry-go-round at New Orleans has contributed to the Norfolk, Va., game by sending up two carloads of so-called race horses, including five leppers. Rumor again lias It that Gravcscud track is to be cut up into building lots presently. That rumor has been running for about ten years and Is yet a long way from being a winner. James R. Keenc,. In discussing the low prices; brought by his thoroughbred yearlings at -the sale of Saturday, said that he believed the fact that they were all late foals caused their prices to fall. Jack F.ollansbee, who bred the sensational , winner of the Reapers Stakes,, Blue Book and owns his dam, Blue Blood, gave him to his present, owner, Steve Lawlcr, because he was undersized as a yearling. Carthage has. been sulking in some recent races. Jockey Notter declared that last Friday after running kindly for- a half mile lie pinned back his ears and despite every effort his rider made to urge him. Cartilage would not run.