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CURRENT NOTES OF THE TURF Kdward Cebrians stallion Von Tramp has sent more winners to tin- poot in aba Ihia winter than any other -ire It. II. Mcfarter Potter has whipped six mares to the W. P. Watkins stud farm in Virginia, where they will he mated t • the ctaBioa Madman. Ihe eight year-old stallion Multnomah, by Bear-. atelier -Marcie A., and the nine year old mare Appolita, b. Sir Appleby- Perita have been purchased by the Army Keinounl Service and will lie -. iti aed a! Fort Reno. Okla.. where Uuiiflora. Auriini. Hon Tramp, Westetmoat ami Thistletoa, recently wetted at N.-w Orleans, were also sen. There i a suggestion in Australia that in two ii. ih- races the -take should be divided, and hail given to the hor-e leading at the end of a mil". The idea i- that long-distance races would be run faster and owners of horses thai I annul -lay mm h more than a mile might be induced to enter. C I 1 tainly some natural stayers with speed might be ■ discovered. Trainer William Karrick has been an extremely I sick man for the last -i week.-. He i- still in ; bed suffering from Ihe after effects of n.uritis i and rheumatic fever, but is on the road to recovery, though it will be several wok- before he is able to gel among his horses. His chief employer, II. R. knapp. has also been ilaugcriui-ly ill. but is also on the road to recovery. Jockey Penman, who is under contract to William , Oliver, looks to be the most pron.jsiiu of the apprentices riding at Havana. Penman is a cool and I -killfnl lad. The veteran Batweii hooked up with Penman and did his best to get him Io draw his whip. Penman rode a 1011-ing fiiii-h and beat Put wells horse a head. The latter remarked after the io.- that there waa one youngster that was certain to make good.