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NOTES OF THE TURF. Capt. J. II. Rees is spending the month of December at Hot Springs, Ark. John Howard and Charles Walker are sojourning at Hot Springs, Ark., for a time. A. L. Lumhoru of Nelsoiiville, O., has sold Dr. Price, ch. g. 5. by Star Chamber Lady Minta II.. to A. E. McNabe, of Nelsoiiville. It is because the Juarez track froze np at night after it received its seven- drenching last Tuesday night that it is so slow in drying out. Juarez has been having unseasonably cold weather for a week or so. Dr. St. Clair Street, was acting for R. C. Benson, trainer of James Butlers horses, when lie bought the brown stallion Out of Reach at tile sales last week. Mr. Benson also secured the weanling brother t; Theresa Jill by Out of Beach Consu-elo out of the sales for Mr. Butler. Schoolboy, a yearling son. of Dartwortli and SchoOlniariii, bred, at East View Farm aiear . Yhnkers: N. Y.. by James Butler, is credited with having worked a .quarter in ;22Vand-. over ,tl6 Sheepshead Bay straightaway for trainer R.- C. Benson of the Butler" stable since the Butler string went into winter quarters. Superintendent Frank Clarke of the Sheepshead Bay . track,- who was .anions those who timed the trial, said that in his long career as track -superintendent he had only oiice before seen a yearling show such speed In a trial. That one was Strike Out, a colt that early in his year gave promise of being a real champion, but afterwards failed to race up to that early promise. At the same time that Schoolboy worked no well. Mr. Butlers yearling filly by Disguise Olga Netliersole lid a quarter in :23 impressivelv.