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J AQUEDUCT TURF NOTES j NEW YORK. N. T., June 29. Scott Harlan will ship Edith Cavell to l.ttonia on Wednesday to fulfill her engagement in the Latonia Oaks, to be decided next Saturday. Holly Hughes ships the Sanford Stud Farm Stable to Saratoga Wednesday. Jockey P. Fisher accompanies the stable. F. A. Primrose distributed the stake blanks for the coming meeting to be held at Coney Island. The stakes close on July 3. Sky Scraper II. was scratched from the steeplechase Monday because of breaking down on Sunday. Gwynn Tompkins had nursed the Brookmeade Stable jumper along skillfully until he had him up to the race, but the old horse broke down in his final. Sky Scraper II. made his last appearance under colors a year ago last May. Thirty horses arrived yesterday from England, consigned to the Laurel Park Stud. Six of the lot were turned over to A. G. Blakely to put in training for Saratoga racing, while twenty-four were shipped to Laurel, Md., to the farm. The horses upon arrival were passed by Dr. R. W. McCully. Former jockey Ivan Parke was an arrival from his home in Idaho and will remain for a brief visit before returning West Parke has given up all hope of riding in the future and weighs now 123 pounds. The sifting of the topsoil over the new Widener course at Belmont Park is about half completed and it will be ready for the fall meeting in September. Max Hirsch, whose King Solomons Seal is to be sold at auction in the paddock before the races Wednesday, said that he had given the son of King James a careful preparation for the Empire City Handicap, to be run the opening day. There were two claims after the first race, Frederick Johnson taking Zonite and W. A. Wollman Blue Fire, each for ,500. The winner of the first, by the way, is a cast-off of the Virginia stud of J. S. Cosden.