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CURRENT NOTES OF THE TURF. A. L. Aste has ten two -year-olds at Graveseml. Astes present plans are for a bigger and better stable than has been raced recently. Fred Alpers. the well-known gentleman rider, is a member of Troop A.. First New York Cavalry, ami has been serving on the border. Trainer Hughes, of the John Sanford stable, says, "that there are over two hundred horses at Charles -ton. S. C. and all are in splendid condition." Jockey Douglas Hoffman has returned to Grave-scnil from Havana-, where he was riding as a free lance. It is probable that he will remain at the old track for the rest of the winter. Old Jim Sellers won a race with Haiidiomar, Wednesday, this being the second winner he has saddled on a New Orleans track since he put the tack on the giant horse Jake Zimmer. about twenty years ago. Jake Zimmer was some horse iu the mud in the old days. We have often wondered what In-fell Mr. H. P. Kseott after that amateur riders smash-up through the fall of Dustman some six years ago at Hurst Park. We now learn that, though paralyzed. Mr. Kseott is not only still alive, but is doing splendid work in connection with the Royal Engineers- War Fund. — London Sporting Life. Twelve thoroughbreds are entered for the De Soto Hotel Handicap, which is to be rim next Thursday at the Fair Grounds. It is for three-year-olds. The distance is one mile. Those eligible are: Grundy. Whirling Dun. Warsaw. Tioga. Mono-moy. Fizer. Dr. Tuck, Lucile P., Rullion, Pen llampson. Diamond and Opportunity. Grant Hugh Rrowne has denied that the failure to go tm with his Havana enterprise was due to a lack of capital. He declared that the delay was due to a strike by the workmen, after they hail got the baseball grand stand well under way. So soon as the labor trouble is settled the erection of the baseball anil racing plant would go along without further hitch. J. L. McGinnis is in Kentucky looking over the two-year-tild crop, with the idea of making a few purchases to add to the two which he bought at the December sale of Grant Hugh Prowncs importations in New York. At this sale Mr. Mc-Cinnis paid the top price for the chestnut colt by Poussin — Gentian, the other purchase being a chestnut colt by Galloping Simon — Amitie. Dr. McCully has Rrai J. J. Mulr. nans three-year-oltl bay colt Ell Roche, by The Commoner— Nyuxus. Ihis colt performed creditably as a two-year oh!, and went into retirement for the winter servietal !y sound, but he had OSes Is ta on both forward fetlocks, anil, although they never hail given him any trouble in his races, it was derided to remove the blemishes during the season, when their treatment would not interfere with the colts preparation for the season of 1917.