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BELDAMES GRANDMOTHER NO MORE. Ortegal Is Dead at Nursery Stud Blue Grass Gossip. Lexington, Ky., Septomber 2S. Ortegal. the dam of Octagon and the grandam of Beldame, winner of 100,000 -on the turf, including the Suburban Handicap, is dead. She belonged to August Belmont, and was imported by his father in 1S93. .Besides Octagon, she was the dam of Ordeal, Caseman, Orthodox and Ortoland. She leaves a weanling chestnut colt by Don de Oro, This famous -1 mare was bred by the Duke o Westminster. She was sired by. the Derby winner, Bend Or, and was out of Lizzie Agnes, a daughter of the Derby winner, Macaroni. Trainer W. L. Snyder, New York, is expected any day now to arrive here to take charge of the Hamburg Stud Farm of J. E. Madden. Roger Kerney, who has been manager there for some time past, is still to remain on the place under Snyder, who, according to reports, will have charge of everything there. The colored trainer, William Walker, famous as the rider of Ten Broeck in all his records, is again in Maddens employ in the eastern training stable. Walker has recently been training a string for a Louisville turfman. C. E. Patterson is still to remain with Madden as first assistant trainer. It is said Madden will winter the cracks of his string at Bennlng, in charge of Walker and Patterson, while Madden will spend most of the winter at his Kentucky farm. Signor La Arona. an influential turfman in Mexico, has bought for his thoroughbred stud the stallion. Room Mate, by Raeburn. out of Workmate, by Bulwark. He bought the horse from L. Blum, who purchased him here last winter, and he has also purchased from L. Blum the broodmare, Nepigon, by Wagner and Celia Webber, by Luke Blackburn. Room Mate was bred in England by the late Marcus Daly, and brought to this country .when a weanling. He was a fair race horse, winning several good races. Raeburn, his sire, would have been one of Englands most sensational horses but for being out the same year as was Isinglass, tho worlds largest money winner of the turf. Colonel W. S. Barnes, who figured on the turf for so many years, and whose Melbourne Stud was sold out a few years back by his creditors, ia making an effort to get together a few thoroughbreds and still hold on to a small business in tho breeding world. Bob Thomas, who has a big bunch of yearlings? in training at the Lexington track, in charge o Dan Morris, has lost by death one of his choice youngsters. The colt was by Russell HIra Villa, by Himyar, and cost him 000 at auction. Tho youngster was bred and sold by 0. H. Chenault o Spendthrift Stud.