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"SHEETS" MARTIN IN EXCELLENT FORM. The first race in Kngland for two-year-olds of this year, was the Ashley Plate, run at Newmarket April 17. It had twen*y-four starters and was won by Major R. L. Kidstons Lord Allan, ridden by J. H. Skeets Martin, the only American jockey riding in Kngland. Later in the day "Skeets" won the Fitzwilliam Stakes on Lord Londonderrys two-year-old colt Beaufort, making a fine start for the year. Martin was to ride first jockey for the Freemason Lodge Stable, with the Karl of Jersey and Lord Lonsdale as his principal employers. Now that racing in Kngland has been declared off for this year, it may occur that this capable jockey will return presently to the land of bis nativity.