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WHITNEY STABLE BEING WEEDED OUT N-w York. M:iy 24.— Harry Payne Whitney is weeding out the two divisions of his stable, in charge of James Bowe and Alb-rt Simons. "I sold four yesterday," declared Simons, "end there urc a number of others ready to move if anyone will meet the price. There are some good ones among them too, but the stable has reached such proportions that a revision downward is necessary." Trainer A. J. Joyner was a bit disapiminted at the showing of George D. Wideners file Portuguese in the Atlantic Handicap yesterday. Just as the horses were starting for the post, he instructed jockey Elisor to get the Amadis gelding down to the finish at the earliest possible moment. "And if you are in front." added Joyner. "you get a *KIO bill." Elisor had The Portuguese out in front at one time in the early running of the race, but the task of keeping pace with the fast company he met was too mtieh for him. "I just wanted to find out how good The Portuguese is. said Joyner, "and the spot looked like the- right one for the test."