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NOTES OF THE TURF. Forty-three nominations have been made iu the Initial Handicap, which will be the feature of the opening day at City Park next Saturday. Bookmaker E. J. Callahan says he made a record in his line the other day when lie laid against all six races and never cashed a ticket, but lie only took ,200. Ironsides will be sent to the Colt winter quarters after the close of "the Washington meeting, but will be sent back to that track early next spring for schooling through the field. Senator Joseph W. Bailey of Texas, ami Mr. Garrett Wilson of Kentucky, who bought the stallion Stalwart from the late Alex Shields, have bred a number of mares to him and expect to have a good start toward a home-bred stable of heir own in a year or two. Patrons of Ihe Washington Jockey Club must now go to the track by trolley cars. The race train service of the Pennsylvania Railroad has been discontinued, owing to that road removing it terminal to the new union depot, which is more than two miles from the center of the city of Washington. The track at Oakland is said to be harder than it has been in years and some horsemen are complain ing. The best horses at the track will lie kept iu the stables, they say, until the rains set in unless something is done by the track authorities to soften the going. But horsemen arc the worst and most continuous grumblers in the world and would grumble just as much under any and all conditions that could be devised.