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NOTES OF THE TURF. Jockey Vandusen will ride at Oakland during the meeting for Johnson and Dodson, his contract employers, besides taking a few outside mounts. Burleigh has been under the care of a veterinary surgeon for several days since his winning race of last Thursday. He. is now reported to be improving. The Hampshire Downs lambs, which scored so heavily as prize winners at the recent Chicago live stock show, were owned by the famous English trainer of race horses, Sain . Darling, of Beck-hampton. Mr. W. B. Purefoy, the well-known Irish racing man, has many Interests in this country, and is due for a visit here within the next ten days. The Purefoy stud, with Lally at its head, is at Greenfields, Tipperary County. The entries to the two-year-old stakes to be run at Santa Anita Park this, winter, were not as large as the management anticipated. E. Jt Baldwin made about fifteen nominations, which was the largest number made by any owner. The noted English sire, Stockwell, came to his death in a curious way. He was twenty -one years old at the time. The old horse fell backward on to liis till, which he broke clean off, and part of it pressed into his stomach, producing great .pain and, after two or three days suffering, the ever-famous son, of The Baron was destroyed, his case being found hopeless.