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NOTES OF THE TURF. M. T. Daly will train several yearlings and one three-year-old for.S. S. Eckles of California, who is a newcomer to the sport. One more day and "theyre off" will be the cry at Oakland. However it may be elsewhere there Is no doubt that a long and prosperous meeting will be inaugurated there tomorrow. Evidently the Havana meeting is to be an affair of much more Importance than was at one time thought possible, and It is quite the real thing that will be offered for the delectation of the Cubans. It is said that there is a plan on foot in England to levy a duty on all American yearlings sent to that country to be sold at auction. The good prices recently paid for American yearlings on the other side have not been a source of gratification to the native breeders. S. C. Hildreth Is not at all satisfied with the appearance of Angelus. and the horse may be given a chance to pick up matcriallv before anything is asked of him in the way of racing. Failure to ship as well as he might may to some degree account for the horses looks. Jim Gaffney, the good colt that Frank D. Weir will ship to California, is going sound after a years retirement and Weir expects him to show to advantage in the stakes for which he has nominated him. Weir made nearly forty nominations for the California Jockey Clubs stakes. Eddie Jones, who was forced to retire from the saddle owing to paralysis following a fall and illness in Belgium, has gone ifito the cafe and cigar business at Oakland. He is also acting as a public trainer, and already is handling Queen Bessie, a three-year-old filly by Woolsthorpe Lady Phllura. Merwln K. Hart, who introduced the Hart-Agnew hill in the New York assembly, was decisively beaten for re-election to that body by a vote large enough to indicate clearly that, although he had contended that he should be returned to the assembly because of the support he gave to the governor in his light against racing, his district was of the opinion that he was not entitled to another term for this reason.