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LATEST TURF GOSSIP FROM LOUISVILLE Col. W. E. Applegate Returns from tha East Charles F. Grainger in Poor Health. By C. A. Bergin. Louisville, Ky., September 0. Col. W. E. Apple-gate reached his home in this city yesterday, after a most enjoyable and profitable season spent on the Metropolitan and Saratoga race tracks. He will remain here for a short rest and then go to Lexington for the meeting at that place. He speaks in glowing terms of the recent Saratoga meeting, declaring it was one of the most successful in the history of the course. The racing association, lie says, reaped rich profits and a goodly portion of this sum will be expended in the reconstruction of the track. He believes when this work is completed the course will be one of the best and safest in the country. Col. Applegate is naturally highly gratified over the splendid success achieved this year by Old Rosebud, owned by his son, H. C. Applegate, secretary-treasurer of the New Louisville Jockey Club. Already the greatest money winner of the year in the elder division, Old. Rosebud, ,in the opinion of Col. Appleagte, is destined to add still further to his stake and purse winnings before the end of the year. For the present the son of Uncle Ivory Bells, will be kept at Belmont Park, where he has a couple of stake engagements. After filling them, he will return to his native Kentucky and will be seen under colors at Churchill Downs, when he starts in the St. Leger Handicap. Louisville racing enthusiasts are proud of the crack geldings-achievements, and they are planning a rousing welcome for him when lie returns ot the scene of his early triumphs. Charles F. Grainger, president of the New Louisville Jockey Club for a number of years, is expected to return in a few days from Babylon, L. I., where he has been spending the summer. Mr. Graingers health has not been good this summer and tills has made him delay his return home longer than usual. TO DEVOTE HIS TIME TO BREEDING." Wade McLemore, well-known breeder and owner of Albany, Texas, to whom Frank Weir gives much of the credit for the sensational "comeback" of Old Rosebud, has disposed of all of his horses in training- and will henceforth devote all of his time to the breeding branch of the business. Most of the horses have been sold to G. B. Cooiier, a business man of San Antonio, Texas, and practically a newcomer to the sport of racing. The horses that will be campaigned on the Kentucky tracks in the colors of Mr. Cooper number seven head, and are now at Churchill Downs, in care of Tom Munford, trainer for Mr. McLemore for over fifteen years. The band embraces Lytic, Sybil, Lota, Marian, Alan and a couple of two-year-olds, one of these being a bay filly named Minthal, which is a half-sister to Uncle Jimmic Gray. Herbert Sargent, the Grand Rapids, Mich., turfman, has his consistent breadwinner, Lady Mildred, in training at the Downs for the fall races in Kentucky. This is the oiily horse that Sargent has at present, but he expects to pick up a couple more before the years close. Lady Mildred is now four i years old and, for a selling plater, has a fairly good record. Since the first of January she has finished in the money eleven times, and lias netted her owner about ,000 in purses. El Palomar and Dash are the only horses that G. V. Barnes has in training at present. Recently the pair were shipped from the Downs to Lexington. El Palomar is in excellent .condition and ought to win a nurse at Lexington. The California-bred Savino, which Barnes had been racing for several years, has been fired and turned out. W. P. Reed haS at the Downs a fine-looking four-year-old in Peaceful Star, which he acquired from G. Preece at Havana last winter and which has not been raced last spring or this summer. . The horse is training soundly and will be ready to start at the Douglas iPark meeting. Zu Zu is the only other horse Reed has in his barn.