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COSTLY PURCHASES BY AMERICANS. Four of the high-priced broodmares sold at the Newmarket December Sales were bought by Ameri- , cans, A. S. Cochran taking Quair for 5,000 and Glass Jug Tor 0,400, wliile John Sanford acquired Laelia for 9,040 and Fairy Martin for ,2S0. These mares represent the extreme ot present-day fashion in breeding along successful lines and. besides that consideration, each is vested with the potentiality of producing next year at candidate for the highest honors of the turf. Quair being in foal to Cicero, Glass Jug to Willlani the Third, Laelia to Sunstar aud Fairy Martin to Land League, all horses of great fame aud Cicero and Sunstar being Epsom Derby winners. In the long run such purchases will prove greatly beneficial to our own breeding interests.