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! NOTES OF THE TURF. W. A. McKinney. former trainer for C. E. Dnrnell. has purchased the hitters contract on apprentice jockey Kraemer. Frank Gill and Society Bud have been shipped to Kentucky where they will be wintered and returned to New York next May. James Ferguson, who bought a number of yearlings at the Fasig-Tipton sale at I/exinston last November, will train them himself for spring racing. J. L. McGinnis is giving Buttling regular work under the saddle every day in the stable ring at Sheep-i.tud Bay and the horse is said to have never looked Letter. J. I. Millin says he will breed some of his liest mare- I St. Avonictis next spring. He bred Lee Lose .:iul has several youngsters by that sire in his stable which he thinks are better than Lee Bose. Barry Liitleheld spent the holidays in New York. Before returning to the Seagram Farm at Waterloo. Canada, he purchased the three year-old bay colt Throckmorton and the colt will be shipped to Waterloo next week. Several breeders from Venezuela are in New York for the purpose of purchasing a number of stallions and broodmares. They have bought of Louis Stum l the thrse-year-old chestnut colt Franklin, by Gold crest — Caddie C, and a two year old filly by Blue-— Silver Thistle, which will be shiped to South America.