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GOSSIP AND COMMENT FROM KENTUCKY. Ixuiisvillc. Ky.. June ::. — All of the prominent f at— ta Derby candidates are pi QtlU Mian in the best peaatbie way for the coming bin race set far Saturday. June 13, at the Kenton county track. Those likelv to have a preliminary Derby trial bjf actual racing at Hie Latmiia course embrace Decathlon. Broaaewlatt, Kalph. Belloc, Hedge and Old Ben. all of which are eligible to eo to tie- paat in the Inaugural llaudicaii. the opening feature rvent of the twenty-four day racing aaasoa there litis summer. beginning next Monday, .lune s. and vnding Saturdav. Julv L K. It. Bradleys 114.000 Beach "inhcr probably will In- standard bearer of that turfman in the rich Laloiiia race. His weight will be 113 pounds. as he will cot the maiden allowance of sown IHHinds. He will be ridden bv jockcv A. Noylon. as Mr. Bradley now has third call on that skilful riders services ami neither J. Lit laics too, his contract employer, nor J. V. Schorr, who holds second call on his services, will lie represented in the Lutottla Derby this season. If Mr. Bradley also starts lfciots and Saddle in the race that performer, with :ui lanauat if IS pounds, will bare lackey C. Can/. in the saddle. AY. OlK-rt probably will have the mount on Bronzewing. In case J. X. Camden does not start any of his three eligiblcs in the race Which embrace Bringhurst and the fillies. Casuarina .ind Iridescence, jockey Walter Taylor will have the mount on Hodge, which is likely t.i be one of the favorites. If Mr. Camden is represented in the race Kay Burgee will have to look lor another rider lor Hodge. Jockey J. Henry will have tie mount on Belloc. All the oilier probable starters, which now embrace John Cund. Kalph. Ivan Gardner and old Ben, as well as the Covington owned colt Bulgarian, will have the best riders available and there will be a sutlieieney of good jockeys at I.atotiia to give each Darby starter a competent rider. The fait that the distance of the big .«s.nh race is one mile und a half makes the outcome more uncertain • ban if it was shorter. It will he one of the most brilliant Latouis Derby races ever run. With the exception of two maiden two-year-old fillies and the noted four-year -old Illy, Semprite. trainer Pete Coyne will take all the horses he now baa in training Im Qcoegv. I. Lang to the Lnhsaia track at the conclusion of the meeting at Deuglaa Park. Scuiprito has been sent to the farm to be retired to the stud. This lilly has never recovered from her sickness of last winter and both trainer Coyne and her owner are of the opinion that her wind is undoubtedly touched, for while she is able to show all her dazzling speed for half a mile or lean, she is unable to boM out even in a race of six furlongs, while when at her beat last Banana she won no to a mile and a sixteenth in fast time. Mr. Lous dn-s not believe in letting any stood performer deteriorate into the selling plater lass. es| eeially a lilly of Scmpritcs rich pedigree, so the next the racing public will hear «f this speedy lilly will lie in the proaace she furnishes to the turf. T. I*. Williams is now training the stable of It.- I". Dodatm, and trainer John Caul, who has bad these horses in charge-, has taken charge of the stable of p. j. Pons now at Dongias Bark. Trainer William K. Sallee. who is Pons chief trainer, turn ed tin- horses over to Iaul because he is going back to the Bins farm in Tennessee to take Dp a promising band of yearlings. Sallee would hardly have left the farm this spring had it not been to try to gel Judge Wright back to the race- fag his earner. Now that he is able to turn that great four year-eld over to Iaul in fin-- condition fur ragbag, he is coins; hack to look after tin- Pons youngsters, of which this turfman is proud, they being the first lot of yeariiaga he has ever bred anil raised. Dr. B. Talbot did a remarkable veternarian job mi K. K. Biadbys lilly. Bed of Rosea, which was cut down in a race daring the Churchill Downs meeting. When tlie tillv col to the stable the tendon of hat near hind lee was entirely severed and Indications were that she would lie lame for life sin- was tamed over t,, in-. Talbot, who has worked on Inr with such success thai she will now lie able to walk to the cars for shipment to Idle Hour farm and retirement to the stud.