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NOTES OF THE TURF. George F. Johnson and his son Frederick, have left New York for Florida, where they will sj . ud the rest of the winter. S. T. Walton lias resigned his position as assist aal secretary of the Washington Jockey Club M accept a commercial position in New York. Ben 1 1 tlli n has beeu appointed as his successor. Eugene Lutz says Fred Cook has twenty-four two- ] year-olds which crist him 7,000. The youngsters are now at Nashville receiviug early preparation for the eastern season at the hands of trainer W. E. Phillips. Robert Wright, who is wintering his horses at the Pimlieo track, says Raeine II.. a five-year-old bay gelding by Raciuc — Silver Grey, will be tin-best carrying his colors this year. Master Tommy Wright will ride hint in races lor gentlemen riders. . Walter Hampshire, superintendent of the Aqueduct track, reports it in better condition for racing at this time of year than ever lieforc and h G propose* to have it as fast as Is possible to Make it when the field in tbe Carter Handicap goes to , the post. William L. Powers, of the FasigTipton Com- pany. is a MM ambitious Futurity nominator Ikta ■, year than ever l eforo. He has nominated eight mares, which were bred last season to Knight at the Thistle. Ort Wells. Dublin, Lissak. Goldcrcsf. Gone Coon and Elkhoru. Mr. Powers is hints If the owner of Gone Coon.