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EASTERN HORSES IN GOOD HEALTH. Good Road Work for Some and Shed Exer- cise for the Majority. New York, December 21. The horses wintering at Gravesend and Sheepshead Bay are taking regular work, and the courses and stands dally gather interested groups of interested people. The weather favors work and visitors. At Gravesend Thursday J. Smith had the McGinnis string out on the track and Masque, Castlewood and five two-year-olds were jogged around. Masque is getting to be a grand-looking colt, and looks as if the Brooklyn horseman made no mistake when lie purchased him at the dispersal sale of the Keene horses. It is well known that the son of Disguise and Rhodesia was very highly regarded early in the past season. Although he did fairly well he did not race to his best work and Jt may lie the fortune of Mr. McGinnis to have him develop into a good three-year-old. Castlewood. too. is likely to improve and the coming two-year-olds have the right air about them. J. Kelly, who has the big Burlew string in charge, gets them out daily for exercise, with Black Oak, the only old horse in the lot to lead them. Frank Taylor keeps Charles Edward, Don Enrique and Running Account in good condition by exercise on tlm boulevard usually and along witli them is a gray colt by Faraday that may be heard from. Tom Welsh let all of his yearlings exercise under the shed yesterday morning. The Squire. Spooner. Explosion, McOartcr, Carrollton, Big Chief and Saracmesca have free run of the big paddock. Reference to Running Account brings up the fact that the Compute colt was originally in .Welshs stable. This trainer bought him as a yearling, but he was turned over to his brother. Maurice Welsh, who races in the west, and from his hands he went to the stable of W. Walker. At Empire City he raced in Walkers colors and was acquired by II. K. Vingut in a, selling race. Frank Taylor got him unUer the same conditions, and he at once became a busy winner for the lucky Patchogue Stable. Matt Allen has only a few yearlings, the property of James B. Brady, one of them being the Meddler Strike-a-Light colt which cost Mr. Brady several thousand dollars. In Frank Farrells barn there are ten coming two-year-olds, and the "word is out that they can all run. Jim Gaffney, the crack two-year-old of th? past season, Is all right and doing well. In George Kraus stable there are four yearlings and his recent purchases, Moinbassa.!nd George Con-sldine. Mombassa will surely make a fine-looking three-year-old filly, and George Considine has taken, on a lot of flesh since the season closed.. In Phil J. - DxvyeVi"5-barn" R-. I!leVIIas Liglit yearlings, and pne or two of-them look as if tley would turn out all right, and maybe give the owner of the Brooklyn track a better season next year than he had lastj Old Red Friar is going to train again, and Mr. Dwyer will give him another chance to make good. At Sheepshead the track is tpo hard, for sharp work. All theN.Toyner string exorcised under the sheds except Rialto and another one of the older horses, who were not out at all. Simon Healejr let the Duryea yearlings jog under the shed, but none of the older horses was under saddle. Running Water, Dreamer and Bedouin exercised in the paddock. James Rowes big string was all under the sheds, and thero is little track work for them for some time to come. At John Hylands barn Monopolist and Princess Nettie were brought out to have their photographs taken by a visitor from the city who appeared to come on the owners order. Monopolist was taken in several positions. This pair will look well, as also do the eight coming two-year-olds. There is not much left in the Emery barn. as. Blakely only has Master Robert and Blue Heron there, the rest being taken to the coast to race. Master Robert Is out in the paddock and looks good.. Blue Heron has been fired. Frank McCabe has two yearlings, and is expecting four more from the west on the arrival of the Miller horse car. McCabe lias had few horses of late, .but deserves better luck, as he is a thorough horseman and has trained many a good winner in the past. W. Karrick has Cohort and twelve yearlings all doing shod work at the Bay. Cohort, on his "appearance, ought to be a three-year-old star. Louis Stuart has six yearlings and two old horses in ids charge. W. McCann has the Aste lot doing shed work daily. Frank Frisbie keeps the two-year-old Rosimiro in good condition, and lie has a bay colt by Previous out of Hatasoo which is likely to cause some stir. He cost ,000 as a yearling, and Frisbie is said to have refused ,500 for him. Frank Gardner has Countermand and four yearlings at the Bay.