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NOTES OF THE TURF. The telegraph and telephone poles have all been set amUtlie wires running into the offices and press stand at Santa Anita Park arc strung ready for the reception of business. L. O. Appleby lias sold the tliree-year-old bay gelding Tramp, by Commando Tenderness, to J. II. MeCormick, and the gelding is now in the MeCormick Stable at New Orleans. II. J. Harris has purchased the maiden two-year-old filly Night Mist, by Knight of EUcrslU Quagmire, from L. O. Appleby and will race her at New Orleans during the winter. W. It. Letcher lias purchased from T. C. McDowell the ten-year-old chestnut broodmare, Dorothy Jordan, by Kingston Kitty Ciive, by Macduff. The mare is in foal to AlIan-a-Dale and is the first mare Mr. Letcher has bought for his contemplated breeding" farm. The Sheepshoad Bay race track lias the appearance of a small village being moved since Superintendent Clark has caused all of the houses and staldcs which were located along the backstreteh and upper turn to be removed to make way for the enlargement of the main track. Dog Rose, the three-year-old brown gelding by Plaudit The Rose, which was Owned jointly by John E. Madden and J. L. Holland, died en route to Los Angeles from New York. The colt was seized witii a fever in New Mexico, and the railroad officials would not permit Holland to unload him for treatment. . L. Blum lias purchased from Douglas II. Grand of Beckenham, England, two of the horses Mr. Grand had consigned to. the Lexington sale. They were the four-year-old bay lilly Duchess Sforza, by Galeazzo Sterling Merit and the cighti-ycnr-old bay mare Miss Uncas, by Ben Strome Prudence. Duchess Sforza is in foal to The Scribe, one of John E. Maddens young stallions at Hamburg Place.