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TIMELY GOSSIP FROM SARATOGA. Cavanagh Special Brings Big Crowd of Now Yorkers Representative Western Turfmen Arrive. Saratoga Springs, X. Y., August 1. The Cavanagh special had to he run in four sections to accommodate the big crowd of New Yorkers, who desired to be on hand for the opening. Henry Weimhoff was among the arrivals from Cincinnati. Charles F. Grainger, president of the New Louisville Jockey Club, accompanied by P. J. Hanloii, came over from Long Island to take in the opening and remain several days. After returning to Long Island, Mr. Grainger will later make an extended stay here. District Attorney Andrews here, anent rumors that several of the club rooms intended to operate during the racing period, made it plain that such would not be the case, by his announcement that no gambling would be permitted and that he would prosecute vigorously all gambling violations. The various racing associations in New York, excepting Belmont Par.k, which already has its fall dates, will hold a meeting shortly to go over plans for a fall date division and in the order each track wishes to operate. Their decisions will then be made public and the applications they make to the Jockey Club, which will pass upon the matter. There is still a disposition in most quarters to question the wisdom of fall racing in New York, excepting the brief Belmont Park meeting. A. IC. Macomber has taken over the pretentious Frank Bishop cottage on Union avenue for the mouth of August. Jockey E. Martin is the lastest to be notified by the war department to report for examination, having been chosen by the selective draft drawing. The James Butler string of racers arrived late this afternoon from the Empire City track. A big consignment of miscellaneously owned were also on the train that brought the Butler horses. Louis Newgass, who, during the flourishing Chicago racing days was identified with W. H. Tiche-nor in a pretentious racing stable,, that included such stars as Flocarliue, Sidney C. Love and others, was an interested visitor at the track this afternoon. It was his first visit to a track in some time and In- said that he might return to the ranks of owners before long. Burlesque, another of the Cochran, stars, sustained a knee injury recently that will preclude her further racing this year and she -will be shipped with Maderia to the farm. Jockey John JMcTaggart is now the; .proud father of a bouncing baby girl, his wife having given birth to the child Tuesday morning at their Baltimore home. Filly Maderia to Be Retired to the Stud, Trainer Willie Midgley has only fifteen of the Gilford Cochran racers here. His good filly, Maderia, which was injured at Jamaica last year, has been given up as a further racing prospect and will be bred to the one-time highly regarded His Majesty, which Mr. Cochran purchased at a big price from Wliitey Langdon. John F. Schorr and his wife motored over from Empire City and headed a big delegation of other motorists, that included J. Livingston and party, John W. Schorr and family, J. W. May and others. A storm visited the parklike paddock with terrific; force and bowled over two of the large trees, even uncovering the roots as if they had been excavated. A consignment of fifteen O. II. Browne horses arrived from Montreal during the morning. They are intended for the sale tomorrow. J. S. Barbee, the well-known Kentucky breeder, gave his friends here deep concern last night when lie was taken suddenly ill. He showed considerable improvement this afternoon, but is still confined to his room. The Barbee and Keene yearlings, which arrived yesterday, shipped in good style and came in for favorable consideration by the numerous critics here. Dr. Coover was an arrival this morning from Lexington and will remain here for some time. Jockey Frank Murphy has contracted to ride for W. J. Young during the Saratoga meeting. Recently this rider purchased some desirable real estate in Toledo O. T. O. J. Shannan this morning reported the death of the two-year-old Marmont from acute indigestion. A. A. Reilly the well known New York broker, came up from the metropolis for the opening. Trainer J. Carroll is greatly pleased with the seventeen Sledmere yearlings recently purchased by W. It. Coe and from the short time they have been under his care, believes there are some real stars in the band. All were broken to the saddle during the last week. Steeplechase jockey II. Williams . lias left the Green tree Stable and during the present meeting will ride for the E. B. McLean Stable. CURRENT NOTES OF THE TURF. G. B. Wagnons five-year-old Plaudit gelding Goldcrest Boy. has proved himself an extremely fast handicap horse, well able to hold his own in good-class company. Jefferson Livingstons American, a son of Dick AYelles, lias been outside of the money but once since lie made his racing debut. He is said to have inherited much of the speed of his famous sire.