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CURRENT NOTES OF THE TURF. "Hotspur," the London Daily Telegraphs racing writer, has become an officer in the remount service. The promise of nothing but .00 purses for the last twenty-six days of the Fair Grounds meeting, is fa llilng nil owners to order full speed ahead in the preparation of their thoroughbreds. All are unviotis to have their charges ready. Robert J. Walden is said to have paid 0,000 for the st.-.llion Transvaal, which he purchased from A. J. Gorey. Transvaal was practically a gift horse to Gorey, as he bought him from an agent of the late James B. Keene for :l mere song. The are many other good sprinters at the Fair Grounds. Among them are Inele Hurt and Dr. Larrick. All will be rounding into top form in the next few days, and many new starters should be MCE in the races during the week. An English backer sends to the London papers a lament that though the number of starters average sixteen horses to a race, the "S. P." layers, who •orrespond to the handbook men of this side, force i limit of 10 to 1 in their transactions. Hauberk really ran a great race in the City Park Handicap at the Fair Grounds Saturday. He was taken wide on both turns and shut off twice, but he came down the stretch like a true horse wiien straightened out. He will be heard from yet. Jerry Carroll, in charge of the W. R. Coe stable at New Orleans, has all his best ones moving in tiptop style. Jack Mount and Mustard, two high-pri id horses of the string, will be ready shortly. Joi key "Boots" Fail-brother is under contract to ride for the Coo stable. "Doc" Foucon. who trains the horses owned by II. S. Newman, exercises Pan Zareta in her workouts, loucon has been exercising Pan Zaret i since she was a yearling. The mare follows "Doc" about like a dog. and comes and goes at his call. She always looks to hiin for sugar and carrots. Frank Began, at Gravesend. is training the trio of thoroughbreds left in the Cleveland Stable at the end of the season. Those are the three-year-old brawn gelding Whfaaeey, by Burgomaster Whimsical: the brown three-year-old filly Dorcas and the chestnut two-year-old Bussian Pinion. The recently dead Filigrane was a good race horse himself and the sire of good horses. He won among other races, the Metropolitan Handicap. Washington Nursery, etc.. and was the sire of that great race horse Accountant, also Fickle. Lord Filigrane. Indian Maid. Knowledge. Patrician. Wild Irishman. Elfin Beau. I.esear. Colstou. New Haven. Madam Phelps. Ella Grano, Beulah S., Frances M., Stella Graine and others. For a long time past many Sydney bookmakers bar e voiced themselves to the effect that they would be quite phased to bet in opposition to the total-isator. and yet, now that they are to be afforded that alleged much-desired opportunity, they do not seem exactly happy. It would be surprising were it otherwise, as. once installed, there is always a possibility of the machine totally forcing thy bookmaker t ut of business on the race course. Belle Boberts looks to be the most promising two-year old at Juarez. In her inaugural start she ran grei nly and was beaten a length and a half by her stable companion. But Belle ran all over the course and showed she had the most foot. Blue Addle is another good-looking two-year-old. He is a Blut s — Addie Hawkins, and in his first race showed a sensational turn of speed. Belle Boberts. in running all over the course, hit Blue Addie and nearly knocked him down. Despite the fact, Blues finished gumely and was third.