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NEW YORK HORSES F.0R SAVANNAH. Fred Burlew Granted a License to Train in France Sterns Career in the Saddle. New York, December 22. Many horses that have been resting at the Long Island tracks since the local season closed will leave today for Savannah to take part in the thirty-days meeting which begins on Christmas Day. After that session there will 1k a shift to Tampa, where extensive preparations are under way for a long winter meeting. If racing at these two places is a success, there will be more improvements witli the idea of providing con- tinuous sport next winter to take the place of the former lengthy campaign at New Orleans. On Savannah and Tampa the jioolroonis as far west as Kansas City will do business, it is said. Word comes from France that Fred Burlew and W. C. Hayes will be granted trainers licenses by the French Jockey Club. Burlew has taken an establishment at Malsons-Lallitte, where Hayes, a well-known gentleman jockey, has leased Burgoynes old quarters. He has a string of horses there owned by Mr. Saportas, and these will be reinforced by some of the Bonnie Brook jnmiMrs, which arrived iu England last week on board the Minnehaha. In regard to opposition to racing at Savannah, which meet is som to open. Frank J. Bryan, the secretary, telegraphs the following to New York: "Report that the Civic League is opposed to racing hen; is absolutely without foundation. There is no such organization here. The meeting is endorsed by the Chamber of Commerce, Board of Trade. Wholesale and Retail Business Mens Associations .and Hotelinc-ns Association. Everything looks more than promising." ,, . . , Mrs. Lily Langtrv, who races on the English turf under the name of Lady de Bathe, has instructed Messrs. Tattersall to sell her entire breeding stud, the lots including fifteen mares, the sire. Merman, winner of the Ascot Gold Cup in 1900, and several others. It is her intention to give tip horse-breeding and to devote more attention than ever to racing. Merman, by Grand Flaneur, out of Seaweed, is the soundest, hardest and most genuine stayer known on the English turf formany a year, and he was retired at the zenith of ids form, after beating the champion of France, Perth II., in record time, for the Ascot Cun. He is the sire of Duma. Peteh-ora. A Skipier, Aqua-Marina, etc. ... George Stern, who has headed, the list of winning jockevs in France for the fifth year in succession, has already ridden nearly 1,200 horses to victory and is still quite a young man. From tliirtv-two winners out of 1S mounts in 1S99, lie went to top position the following year with cightv-two victories. He again finished at the head of affairs in 1901. which was the first time he leached three figures. From 109 in that year he lie-came third in 1002 with ninety-one. and second In 190:; with sixty-two victories. In the last five years his winning mounts have been: 1904 135 out of 403: 1905 13S out of 4S4: 1905 120 out of 4:!2; 1907 151 out of 598; 190S 115 out of 300. , , , , . He has thus been seen on the hack pf 1.094 winners iu the last ten seasons.. .Stern is admittedly one of the physically strongest riders living.