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NOTES OF THE TURF. "Matt Byrnes has sent word that the shipment of Haggin horses arrived at Buenos Ayres in good con-Ition. with tlie exception of the loss of one horse iu transit. Sugarteatea. one of the Old Ned Stable string, fell lame so badly while being worked at Oakland the other day that it will be a long time before she will be able to race. Stanley Page, a former Los: Angeles newsboy, who made a good impression In riding at Seattle, is under contract to Ed Wright and Roy Offutt. who expect the boy to develop into a first-class rider. August Belmonts Norman III. won the Free Handicap at Newmarket Thursday. October 29. against an excellent field, showing a return to his true form. He came out of the race In first-class condition. Trainer Buxton of the Fleur de Lis Stable says that Early Tide will not be ready for the opening day of the Oakland season, and the first stake engagement made for him is the New Year Handicap. J. E. Madden has about twenty-five yearlings at Saratoga, several of which, have shown excellent trials. Some of them will undoubtedly lie entered in various English stakes for 1010 if their showing1 is satisfactory. Willie Slmms, a few years back one of the best riders in the, country, is another American boy who may ride in a European country next year. Simms lias always taken cood care of himself, and being in excellent condition should have little difficulty iu securing a satisfactory contract. Old Rapid Water, which won more money for S. C. Hildreth at Oakland last season than any other horse in training, lias been going so sore this fall that Hildreth has resorted to tlie blistering process with his ankles. The horse was exercised over the inside track Monday and aneared to take kindly to the deep sandy going. Martin Nathanson. the official handicapper and programmer of the California Jockey Club, has become very popular with race-goers on the coast. His faculty for keeping tlie better class of horses running and tlie manner in which he programs the races, producing results that are thoroughly appreciated by turf patrons, are facts that have caused general satisfaction that he Is again to be in charge of the department which he managed so well last season. It Is expected that Herman Brandt will ship Deutschlaml to Oakland from Arcadia to Tun on the opening day. This good old horse was prepared, as were the others in Dave. Henrys string, at the Fair Grounds track in St. Louis, and would have been shipped before but for the fear that the Oakland track might prove too hard on his dinky underpinning. Tlie split foot that compelled his retirement last winter no longer troubles the horse and he should win a purse or two when thjs mud comes, and maybe before. Former jockey W. Knapp, who spent the summer in the east as an attache of the stable of W. V. Conran. is expected at Oakland within a day or two. Knapp may get a horse, or two of his own to train on the coast this winter, nis brother. Roy. is training Vronsky and his father has Cheers and several other horses In training at Petaluma. with which he will arrive at Oakland soon. Knapp would -like to resume riding and. has kept in condition to do so by constant galloping of horses In the hope-that tho New York Jockey Clnb might be induced-to lift :the ban which operates to preventliim from securing a license to ride on the coast; .