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NOTES OF THE TURF FROM OTHER LANDS. King Georges regular jockey, Hcrls-rt Jones, has enlisted in the army. His majestys two-year-old filly by Tredennis — Perla has been named La Coquille. Frank Wootton. the well-known ex-jockey, has joined the Welsh Horse as a private. Frank Turner, the Belgian jockey, is now at the head of one of the most successful training establishments in Italy. Frank Bullock has arrived at Newmarket from Australia and is riding for R. Day. He will ride for that stable again this year. A race named the Suburban Handicap of 1.0H sovereigns one mile and a quarter will be included in the Liiigfield First Summer program. M. P. Dousdebes. the French official handicapper. has l een appointed to act in a similar capacity at the forthcoming Spanish St. Sebastian meeting. King Alphonso has, it is said, engaged Frank ONeill as his first jockey for 1910. His Majestys horses will probably run as the property of the Duke of Toledo. The Grand Prix of St. Sebastian, to be run on July 2, worth .0,000. has closed with 134 entries, made up of 117 French, fourteen Spanish, three Knglish and one Belgian. Well Locked and Douglas Gordon, the former purchased from R. Armstrong and the latter from Mr. Goldberg, by K. Hopkins of Ashtead, are shortly to bo shipped to Brazil. The lease of the following two-year-olds by the National Stud to Lord Lonsdale was registered on April IS: Albia. Calais, Candescent. Eagles Rest, llalewood, Lionella and Royal Favour. Mr. James Buchanan has retired his fast five-year-old mare Speedy foot to the stud, and this American-bred daughter of Voter and Swiftfoot is on a visit to Ixird Durhams Rochester. The Newbury summer program will include the Hunt Cup Handicap of 1,000 sovereigns one mile straight!, to lie run on the first day of the meeting. The Newbury Slimmer Cup of 500 sovereigns one mile and a half will figure on the second days card. Sir Abe Bailey headed the list of winning owners in South Africa with 3,405 sovereigns. L. Allen was the leading jockey with fifty-one wins out of a |M ssible 1»9. The leading sires were Minor Forfeit. Grentorex, Kings Favourite, Sidus and Siinon-anlt. while Blanche won the lirst money — 1,430 sovereigns. There are. after all, and in spite of statements to the contrary, to lie some test races in France this summer, says "La Chronique du Turf." for thoroughbred stallions, for premiums offered by the Societe SKirtive dEneourageineiit. These tests arc-not to be included in the category of public races and will combine the attributes of the show ring and the race course. The competitions for the "Begion du Nord" will be held at Maisons Laffitte on May 10 and IS, and June 13 and 15. while those for the Region du Midi will take place on June 24, also at Maisons. In the general conditions relating to the entry of horses at the meetings at San Sebastian. Spain, are clauses prohibiting the wearing of blinkers and the running of "tubed" horses. From the point of view of the lienefit of the breed of thoroughbreds both stipulations are eminently sensible. During the month of August horses ridden by Spanish. French or English apprentices in races of at least ,000 to the winner handicaps excepted will be entitled to an apprentice allowance of six pounds. Horses that have not run at least once either in Spain or in the country of their origin prior to the publication of the events prizes will not be eligible to run in handicaps. We have numerous male-line descendants of Musket in this country, of which the majority come through Carbine or Trenton. In the Argentine there is a branch of Musket which is doing pretty well, but is seemingly not represented here, that of Muskets son Dan Godfrey. A great-grandson of Dan Godfrey recently won a half-mile race for two-year-olds. His name is Aquisgrau, and he is by Rieseo. whose sire. Tonic, was a son of Dan Godfrey. The last-named was got by Musket — Orchestra, and was bred at the Royal Stud at Hampton Court in 1S79, and died at the early age of twelve years. It was his son. Tonic, sent out to the Argentine as "a foal at the foot of his dam. Midnight Prowl, which founded the South American branch of the Musket line. — London Sportsman.