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NOTES OF THE TURF. A St. Louis despatch reports the death of Ed Crow, who had been policeman, shectwriter and member of the Missouri legislature. Frederick Johnson has presented Iteyboum to C. K. G. Billings. The six-year-old bay son of Star Shoot Last Resort has won seven races during the current season. At Saratoga he ran a mile in 1:37 and had much in reserve at the finish. Mr. Billings will qualify Keybourn as a hack and also use him on the polo field next year. The Pluillco management is busy with preparations for its coming meeting. Indications are that horses will have to be turned away. Already all the stable room at the track has been taken up, and every available stall within striking distance of the ground has been reserved. Practically all the horses that have raced at Havre de Grace and Laurel will be seen at Pimlico besides sonic others. Statistics relative to prize money allotted bv the various racing clubs of Australia show the great strides made In the commonwealth of late years. During the past racing season 707 stallions sired 3.321 winners of S.1S9 races, the prize monev of which amounted to ,051, 1C5. In addition, a further 1913.sh0,000 was won by horses for which sirs cannot be traced, which gives a grand total of ,111,105 for the season, which terminated on July 31. Last year the combined race clubs of Great Britain and Ireland disbursed ,792,935. a record amount.. Races under the National Hunt rules, however, gave a further 50,000. The grand total falls short of the Australian figures by ,000.