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NOTES OF THE TURF. Five American owners of horses competed at the M.iisoiis i.atiitie races in France, May I. Only one horse. Mr. W. K. Van. lei hilts Bootjack. F. ONeill up. won. This was ;, *|.!.iM selling plate ami the horse found a new owner in Lord Michelhani for ,777. Tin- chief race of the day, that for the Crix Cdgaiil de la Cariiie. was won In the Due Deeasea Ambre II.. by odcu -Lady Amelia, bud at August Belaaonts stud in France. Tin- attendance at the BfaMfcaway Hunting CtnVa muting at Hewletts Bay Park. Long Island, last Sa mi day. when the amateuT season in the oast was opened, exceeded three thousand. The chief event out of the ordinary in connection with the racing was the des; ruction of the steeplechaser Kara, mi eleven yea: old gelding by Herald— Irene, by Leins ter. belonging to Peter llouck. Jr. The old fellow tell and was injured so badly internallv that he was shot to relieve los misery. That ewe necked little horse that Kay Spence took out of a selling race at Windsor last summer ina not win the Kentucky Derby next Saturday, but lie kas nut worked every horse that ever did his piepara tinn over the coins which the race is run. The record for the race is 2:0444, by Peat rail last year. and the only other time that Hodges work Was ever suri Based in the race was when Meridian won In 2:05 three years ag,,. with Governor Gray second and Colston, now in William Walkers stable at Woodbine, was third. Speaking of Hodge, eaa run imagine Ihe feelings of the man who bred him and lost him at Windsor: -Francis Nelson in Toronto Globe.