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CURRENT NOTES OF THE TURF. It develops that Henry J. Morris Armament was bid up 05 over his entered price after he won the closing race of Uie eastern racing season at Bowie. J. Glass has gone to New Orleans to gallop horses for A. G. Blakeley. In addition to his horses in training Blakeley will have sixteen of the California-lired yearlings of II. O. Conistock at the southern track. The latest English Racing Calendar contains entries for three races to be run at "glorious Good wo,l" next June. One is the King George Stakes. in which the king has nominated Friar Marcus and Jungle Cock. Albert Simons, trainer of a division of the Harry Payne Whitney hors-s, is visting at the Rrookdale Farm in New York, where he is recii| erating from a recent »i»eration for appendicitis as the guest of James Rowe. A heavy cold and an attack of lumbago con-biucd to confine August Ueluiont t his room and lied for several days this week, but the chairman of the Jockey Club is reiKirted to be on the higu load to recovery. Commenting on the recent meeting of the American-bred Cesarion horse. Forward III., in the Poona Plate in India and the English-bred Keltoi in the Aga Khan Cup. France. Francis Nelson remarks in the Toronto Glolic that Arab horses get a big allowance in Indian races, but they have no chance with the English thoroughbred liecause the improved animal is far ahead of the parent stock. Trainer A. J. Goldsborough expresses the opinion that Mr. Millers wonderful gelding. Roauier. will eclipse all his earlier efforts next season. "He has «-ouie through the season without a mishap of any kind." he said a day or two ago. "and he now is fully fifty pounds heavier than I have ever seen him. He is just as fond of racing as lie ever was. and I look to sec him go to the n st next spring not only a bigger and stronger horse, but a faster boMv than ever." Outside of announcements already made, nominations to ether Belmont Park stakes were: The Ladies Stakes, with thirty nominations: Tolaiggaii Handicap, fifty-three: Harlem Selling Stakes, tuirtv-two: Amateur Cup. nineteen: Hollis Selling Stake.-. thirty five: Juvenile Stakes, eighty-two: Fashion Stakes, sixty-six: Bouiiuct Stakes, fifty-eight. In addition to these the Belmont Stakes for 1017 closed with ninety-four yearling n •miuations, while the Withers Stakes for l!tl7 brought out 110. Frank J. Bryan, racing secretary of the Piping Rock Association, has arranged another Invitation Handicap for the spring meeting at the Locust Valley course, the entries for which an? to close January 1. This is a five and a half furlong dash over the straightaway for two-year-olds. It is a private sweep-takes of ii eaeh. with a farther liability f S100 each if Mt declared before April 1. and starter- will Im- required to pay £250 additional, all of whieh goes to the winner. Mr. Bryan is confident Ihat the ra v will have a value of approximately ?1«J,HM .