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NOTES OF THE TURF FROM OTHER LANDS. At Ascot the authorities have converted the big five-shilling stand Into a hospital for wounded troops, and the remainder of the stands are tenanted by the wives and children of the soldiers at the front. According to advices from Extou, the well-known sprinter. Great Surprise, has finished Ids racing career. The doubtfully-bred son of Avidity or Fari-man was po3sesseil of immense speed, and cost Mr. II. Rhodes a big sum about two years ago. Captain Dermot if I. B. McCalmont. 7th Queens Own Hussars, the owner of The Tetrarch, has been gazetted as ail aide-de-camp on the Personal Staff. News has been received through McDeruiott and Ci;rrigan, two Ehglish jockeys just returned from Germany, that all is well with Fred Lane, concern--ing whose safety some anxiety had been felt. At Derby November 20 the Derby Cup of ,000 for three-year-olds and over, at a mile and three-quarters, was won by J. Buchanans tlirce-year-od filly. Williams Pride, by William the Third-Stop Her, carrying 102 pounds. J. P. Hornnng-i four-year-old filly, Arda, 110 pounds, was second, and Col. Hall Walkers three-year-old filly, White Lie. !0 pounds, finished third. There was a dead-heat of three for the Prcmio Aspero iu Argentine on October 4. It was a mile race, worth ,000 to the winner, and the judge was tillable to distinguish between Goffo, Garlio, and EI Kaiser. The run-otf ;wa reduced to a match between Garlio and El Kaiser, the latter winning by nearly two lengths. El "Kaiser is by Cyllent Casiopea, and belongs to the Madcap stable. The huge field of thirty-three came out at Windsor November G after the liay-aud-.corn stakes, otherwise the Black Nest Handicap, or more then twice the number which did duty iu the corresponding event a twelvemonth ago. , The majority of backers decided to look.-, on; -and wore wise in so doing, the winner, Twisly, starting at 100 to 7. It was only by a neck, "however, that the daughter of Ladas got home from the favorite, Dodger. Polygrams dam, Miss Primrose by Galopin out of Orontes II.. has indeed been a useful inmate of Sir John Barkers stud,, six of her eight foals that have run having won quite a number of races among them. Her winners under Jockey Club Rules are Gay Primrose, Lord Primrose, Persisni, Primrose Knight, and Polygram. They are all by different sires, Persisni being by Persimmon. Polygram by Polymelus. Gay Primrose by Victor Wild, Lord Primrose by Ladas, Primrose Knight by The White Knight, and Buttouy Boy by Bachelors Button. With regard to the naniiug of the smart two-year-old filly Plucky Liege, which has run so well this season for Lord Michelhani. it is explained that the name Luckv- Liege was bestowed by Ids lordship himself just hefore Liege fell. He gave it out of compliment to the Belgians. Iiecause lie thong it it was lucky the town has resisted the Germans so long and that it was certainly lucky for the Allies that it did. As is generally known, the filly has since been renamed Plucky Liege. Diamond Jubilees stock continue to go well of late in South America. On Octolier S two of his get were successful, La Viuda winning the Preniio Ituzjiingo of ,000 one mile and Redentor the Preniio Melancolia of ,000 one mile. Two others by Diamond Jubilee were winners on October 11. Rod Bonnet taking the Preniio Moticbette of ,000 ill miles, and Red Jacket the Prcmio Ilirondelle of ?0.000 11 miles and 110 yards. During the two days, therefore, his winning total was increased by S2;i.000. The Preniio Reunite was won by a daughter of Teufel. named Teufelina. and Cyileue and Polar Star had each a useful winner. As the winner of eleven consecutive races in 1013, Lord Derbys horse. Light Brigade, has always been a favorite with his noble owner, mid the news that he broke down in -the contest for the Whip at the Newmarket Houghton meeting was received with regret. The good-looking son of Pic-ton opened an odds-on favorite for the event, but it soon became apparent that all was not right with the horse, and Knight of Glhi superseded him iu .the market. Heavily bandaged on Ixith forelegs, Light Brigade broke down on his off foreleg some-j where about the Bushes. He was dismounted and the father of the jockey led the cripple back to ids stable. It will be some time before Light Brigade will again be seen on a race course.