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GOSSIP OF THE TURF FROM ABROAD. The Chester Cup, which this year failed to fill at the first time of asking, and was re-opened, has obtained thirty-six entries. J. Reiff, the well-known American jockey, has gone to Hoppegarten to prepare for taking up his resid-nce there in connection with his engagement to ride for C. Seiberts stable. His Majesty has named three yearlings as follows: Chestnut filly, by Flying Fox, out of Amphora, Flaming Vixen; brown filly, by Persimmon, out of Courtly, Persicaria; and chestnut colt, by Orme, out of Fcila, Orellius. The stewards of the Broken Hill L. V. Racing Club Australia recently held an inquiry respecting the alleged painting over of one horse, and the substitution of it for another, and also the removal of the distance post on the course. The alleged conspiracy, however, was not carried through, so that no losses were made over it. The inquiry was adjourned. P. A. Connolly won his fourth successive Perth Australia Cup on December 28, when the Posltauo colt. Post Town, which had won the Derby on Roxing Day. again carried his colors to victory. Mr. Connollys previous winners of the race were May King in 1907, Czarovitch owned in partnership with Mr. Hockiugi in 1900. and Blue Spec in 1905. May King is also a Positano. Writing of horses in training at Newmarket, the capable critic. "Warren Hill." says: "With Norman III.. Crossbar, Historic and Dame Beauty, Mr. Belmont should win races, and the first named has grown into a very fine horse. The haH dozen two-year olds of this gentleman are by Hastings and Octagon, with the exception of one colt by Col lar, but they have size and good looks in their favor. The nomination of Minus by Herr K. von Tepper-Laski for the Grand Steeplechase de Paris, brings out the fact that this Is the first German-bred horse that has ever been entered for the most valuable steeplechase in the world. German owners have. of course, been from time to time represented. Herr Oehlschlaeger. for one. by Halmi. iu 1SS4. but that mare, which was ridden by W. H. Moore trad fell at the water jump, was of English origin.