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CURRENT NOTES OF THE TURF. Dan Howell claimed Concha out of the last race in which she started at Tijuana. Final time of fifth race at Tijuana Sunday, March 18, should read 1:45%, instead of 1:41% as published. Mars Cassidy. the well-known starter, while visiting John H. Madigin, president of the Niagara Racing Association, in Buffalo recently, expressed the opinion that we would see a great increase in interest in the racing on the metropolitan tracks. Mr. Cassidy is now in Cincinnati. Harvest King, the property of Mr. Ryan at the Oak Ridge Stable, is a large and handsome looking chestnut colt by Sea King— Mum. He started nim times as a two-year-old and won two firsts, two seconds and three thirds, finishing unplaced twice. Oreat tilings are expected of the colt as a three year-old. After the present Oaklawn meeting is over, it : is planned to Meet more stables, sufficient to provide 5 Ml additional stalls for horses, the reason lieing that many owners wisli to winter their horses at Oaklawn hereafter. The track is about the best drained one in the country and makes a sphn-did winter training ground. Among the horses of mature years at Benning are: Bromo. Kingly. Flittorgold. Ft -ninousc. King Neptune. Billy MeGee, Celto. Carbide. Achievement. Trial by Jury, Skeer Face. Tudor King. Jack Carl. The Decision. Brooks, lapperbill and Holiday. Some of the three year-olds of promise are Bonnie Witcli, Ultimatum, Crank, Alvonl, Sunflash, Sea Cull and Napoleon. The chestnut filly. Columbine, a three year-old, by Garry Herrmann Navarres Hope, lias improved notably during the Beat three weeks. During the winter months the filly did little toward gaining Weight and it was feared that she would not be in condition for racing this spring. This filly, which can race well when low in flesh, will be in good condition at racing time, it is now believed. The conditions for the new stake to be given by the Piping Rock Racing Association, which will Im- only open to members, are as follows: For two-year olds. Sweepstakes of .-| each, to close April 10. 1917. A further liability of 5 for each for those not declared by May 10, 1917. Starters to pav #50 additional. All to the winner. The Piping Rock Racing Association to add a piece of plate lvalue 00. Colts and geldings to carry IIS pounds; fillies to carry 115 pounds. Distance, five-eighths of a mile straight.