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I : : ■ : . : : : r - : 1 j NOTES OF THE TURF. Jockey C. Baker yesterday, in the fourth race, had his first mount since his bad fall on Harting ? at City Park. While being schooled at City Park yesterday. John Marklcins Tins made a bad landing and fractured several small bones in his shoulder, which U will probably necessitate his destruction. O. A. Bianchi lias shipped Viola B. to his Sac ramento. Cal.. breeding farm, where she will be e bred to Bearcatcher next spring. Bianchi says . " the mare is the best he ever handled and he hopes s to get several foals from her. H. B. Dnry» a and lanl Rainey have captured a n number of awards with their setters in the trials v . decided this week at Grand Junction. Tenn. Tippah " Belle, lrom the Rainey kennel, finished second in 1 the Derby, while Durycas Choctaw was third. A. G. Blakeley. trainer of the Emery horses, has s secured a three-year contract on the promising ap- , prentice rider. Fulton, who rode his first winnc ! when Reeue W.. from the Emery stable won the e first race at Oakland a week ago Wednesday. Eugene Hlldebrand has returned to Oakland after t an absence of several weeks and will apply for a license to ride during the rest of the meeting. Hlldebrand says that he will buy a ranch near " Santa Rosa next spring and retire from the saddle. Trainer Midgley has had Monocle fired and enter tains hope of yet inducing him to race to his pri vate form. Monocle was on the point of doing - great things several times last year, according to n report, but always failed when the time for action 1 came. Mr. Haggins fine filly. Bouquet, is reported to be thriving and growing at a great rate iiC her r winter retirement. This daughter of Kinley Mack r; and Briar Sweet, is quite likely to prove one of the ,. stars of the racing of 1908. She has valid right 1 to do so on both sides of her parentage.