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J i | j j j ! I i i 1 i CURRENT NOTES OF THE TTTRF. Captain E. B. Cassatts stable has a promising band of two-year-olds in tiptop condition now. Captain Cassatt has formidable three-year-olds in Duckboard. brother to Springboard, and Catchet, a sister to Trial by Jury. Duckboard and Cachet are h.s Preakness candidates. Judge Wingfield, the three-year-old which Mar* taaaat Lynch took from Paul Powers after a selling race nt Bowie, will campaign in Canada through the summer. William Oliver, the veteran trainer who has Judge Wingfiled in charge, has named him for the Woodstock Plate and the Toronto Cup at Woodbine. There was n fine sporting touch to the opening ceremony of the Ticket of Leave Steeplechase at Baltimore this week, when the old horse after which the event was named led the parade from the paddock to the post, ridden by jovial William Garth, who trained him for his best efforts in the days of his many successes. Sportsmen will learn with regret that driver W. A. Murton of the Canadian Field Artillery in France, whose tribute to the greatness of the un- daunted spirit of the thoroughbred horse was one of the finest words that have been said for the real purpose of racing, has not been heard from since the middle of February. The state of Maryland is perhaps the most prolific in the Union in the production and racing of cross-country horses, and will be strongly represented at Woodbine in that division of the sport. A band from the stable of Mr. Thomas Hitchcock will be sent up in charge of trainer James Johnston, and Mr. A. P. Humphrey, Jr., the most successful of the gentlemen riders this spring, is sending bis entire stable of nine, many of them imported from France. — Toronto Globe.