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LATEST GOSSIP FROM SARATOGA Had it not been that Mr. Stoneham has been peculiarly unfortunate with the yearlings he purchased last year it would not have been necessary for him to make a purchase to have his silks shown. Three that he paid high prices for last year and have failed ucterly to make good are Woodlake, one that cost 0,000; Virginius, one that has been unable to make good in the selling plater division, and Forest Fire, one that was purchased from Richard T. Wilson. It was reported that 5,000 was paid for McKee, and in the light of his good race behind Goshawk in the Saratoga Special Saturday he appears to be well worth that figure as prices go. McKee .was bred by Frederick Johnson and sold as a yearling to J. C. Milam for hB1,000 and a short time later sold by Milam to Madden for ?5,000. It is almost assured that Whiskaway will run his first race for C. W. Clark in the Travers Stakes Saturday. The son of Whisk Broom II. and Inaugural was worked a mile and a quarter this morning by Marshall, who galloped him for Rowe after he was equipped with blinkers. With United Verde for a running mate he covered a mile and a quarter in 2 :08 to easily beat United Verde. This is an exceedingly good work for Whiskaway, when it is considered that he is not what is called a work horse. C. A. Stoneham purchased McKee from John E. Madden before the running of the Grab Bag Handicap and the son of Ultimus and Ballymena bore the Stoneham silks in the race.