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NOTES OF THE TURF. A. D. Walstrom, who raced at Butte during the summer, captured the Spokane Derby last Tuesday with his fast colt. Royal Ben. Jockev "Puddin " McDanlel is credited with declaring that he is about to abandon riding for good and become a truck and poultry farmer in the vicinity of the City of New York. J. L. Adams will ship his horses tp Dallas.. Texas, for the meeting which opens there October li. Momentum. Chief Hayes and Monte Carlo are the chief winners in Adams stable and should do well on the Texas circuit. Veil, the fast full sister to Maskette. that ran so disappointingly for Sam Hildreth In California last winter, was turned out all summer at Brentwood, and is reported to have filled out into a grand appearing mare, one that may race to her New ork form next winter. The addition of Guiding Star. Obey and Bright Skies increases the strength of John Lowes stable to six. Lowe previously had Gene Russell. Marian Casev and Micaela. He is also training Walter Miller for P. Olsen. Obey is a full sister to the good racer. Rams Horn. Work Bosv the-colt that F, W. Doss claimed from S. C. Hildreth last winter, has developed into a lino looking animal and the" wise ones pick liter, as likely to hs more than ordinarily useful as a three-year-old. He will be ready for racing in the early days" of the Oakland jneeting. after having been on the shelf all summer. Ramus, the horse that T. H-. Williams purchased last spring from T. H. Stevens with the winning of the Waterhouse Cup In view, only to have him shortly afterward go wrong, is being trained to n cart this fall, instead of In the usual way. Dr. Rowell is greatly pleased with the improvement that the horses underpinning shows, and Big Bow will be trained by the same method. In winning the Jerome Handicap and Municipal Handicap. Fair Play has disposed of the hardest two-thirds of his task appointed before the beginning of the Belmont Park meeting. The third and remaining part is the winning of the Belmont Park Weight-for-Age Race next Saturday. Except that it Is over the longest distance of the three, this should be the easiest of them all for him. The distance Is two miles and a quarter, but his opponents will have to meet him on even terms lu weight. It is given put. correctly enough probably, that Rudolnh Snreckels is preparing to wage war against California racing next winter, ne will be accommodated amply and defeated. He is credited with saying the turf "Is being ruined by commercialism." Wren he gathered his stable and entered racing, the government of the California turf was as it now is and it did not occur to liim that anything was wrong then. Defeat in San Francisco local and legislative nominations for his men is the real cause of sudden discovery that racing, as now conducted, is all wrong.