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WITH THE EASTERN TRAINERS. Horses Wintered on Long Island Tracks in More Advanced Condition Than for Many Years. New York. Aipril 4. — Not for years have the horses in training at the lmg Island tracks lieen in as ad valued a condition as they are at this time. The recent warm weather has afforded the trainers every opportunity, ami though no work of a sensational nature has Ix-eu rc|H.rted from Cravesend. Sheeps head Bay or Belniout Park, a greater number of horses are ready for the sik-ciI trials than ever before. All through the winter months there was a dean bill of health from every training stable, and trainers have a rugged lot to work on for the coining campaign. On.- marked change in the winter program, and oae that has undoubtedly Ix-en of bom-til. was that of permitting the horses to run out In the pa.ldoi ks during the cold areata* r. At all three of the tracks this has been the rule, and it BrataMy has much to do with the present excellent physical condition ■ •f the thoroughbreds. Time was when the horses that went into retirement in the fall were babied and blanketed in warm stalls, ami the tartar** hill was greater than that of the feed man. Now selling platers and slake horses alike are made rugged and strong by an abundance of fresh air and the fr:-e-iloin of the aaaVacta in all btaaaeratarea. Thomas Welsh, who has more than fifty hot-ios in his care, will have a weeding-out auction sale in BBC ■■Milk of the Aipieiluet track April ML Hie day follow ing the o|M-ning of the season by the Querns County Jockey Club. Welsh has horses belonging to in.im different turfmen, and he has been busily engaged for some time ; ast in making his selections for the sales ring. He has not decided just bow m.iiv will go under the hammer, but it is probable that a considerable list of two year-olds, all fairly well advanced ill training, will lie offered. Recently Welsh received a considerable shipment of horses that he will train for II. P. Whitney, and with tile horses of the Newcastle Stable, as well as other owners, he will BrataMy continue |.. have the largest racing establishment at Gravesend even after the w .-oding-nut sale. John K. Madden has arrived from Hamburg Place and was a visitor Saturday at Sbeepshea.l Bay. where his horses are in training. He has a string of a dozen two-year olds. aeaMea Hampton Court. Bishop and another three year old. Fitz Herlwrt. the chain pion of last season, that was purchased from S. C. Iliblreth lor 0,000, is at Cravesend in the care of Frank Taylor. Mr. Madden said that he did not incii.l to hurry Fitz. and lie confidently expects that he will come back the same champion in 1910 that In- was last season. Of his two-year-olds Madden had little to say beyond that he knew he hud some good ones, and that he expects to show that they are gi« d ones before the season is far advanced. Gay earner, the lightweight Jet key. who rixle with cx.-ellent success during the winter at Juarez. has reiiorte.l to Karl Linnell at Cravesend. He will keep lit by exercising for Thomas Welsh and his employer. On Saturday James Itowe worked the James It. K.ene two-year-olds just a bit faster than has been his rule thus far this season, and some of the youngsters showed excellent speed. Thev were sent along singly, and Marshall, the first exercise bay of the stable, had the k-g up on most of them. One of the most impressive colts in the big string is Katonab. the sou of Hamburg and Spendthrift, that was purchased at the yearling sales by Mr. Keone last summer. He went a quarter in Ml handily, and to many shrewd judges he ajBaan the liest of anv that Kowe has shown. Candidate, the Voter--Mintcake colt, reeled off bis ipiarter in 24. with si.niething in reserve at all times. The fillies in the ■table were sent rhrco-oightlis in from -S to 40. nicely in hand. While it i.s still early to make a t-redb-tion it h is he-en intimated that the Keen. two year-nhl string is the strongest the vice-chairman of tin- Jockey Club has ever sent to the races. Norfolk, the six -year-old selling plater that Ceorge Perriu purchased from K. F. Carman last fall, broke down while Ix-ing worked at Shcepshca.l Bay Satur day. He had Ix-en pulling up sore in all of his recent exercises, ami yesterday, when sent with Dandy Dixon he broke down so t.adly that it is doubtful if he will lie brought back to the races this season. Andrew G. Blakeley has arrived at Sheepsheail Bay from California with eight horses that ho will campaign in the rast. including Blackford. Clenna deiue. Perry Johnson and Palo Chhpicto. The horses nia.b- the long trio across the i-ontinent in g.xid f twill Ina and all unloaded safely. It is probable some of them will lxl seen under oaten at Aqueduct. Ceorge YV. I„-ingdon will visit the Idle Hour Farm this week to look over the yearlings anil the new-foals that have come to the Kentucky stud that he owns in aaltaaaaMp with K. It. Bradley. Cunard. a young son of Goldfinch and Lucanla, is the premier stalliin at Idle Hour, and he has already established an enviable reputation for himself.