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7 FOREIGN TURF NOTES . . 4 Mr. Norman Sikes, who has been successful in Ceylon, both as owner and trainer, during the past five or six years, has returned to Ireland and has taken a lease of the Sunnyside Stable, near Xewbridgo, and adjacent to The Curragh. When previously training in Ireland the best horses he had under his charge were Mediator and Maureen Bawn. His majesty. King George, has a promising Epsom Derby candidate in St. Sylvestre, which has not yet run in public. He is a gray colt by Xouvel An — Yolande, the dam of the Grand Irix winner Filibert de Savoie, which was favorite for the Ascot Gold Cup in 1!2I. and was only beaten a short head by another French horse, Massine. Amongst the horses that finished behind him was the Derby winner Papyrus. Purple Wave, a bay colt by Captain Cuttle -— Violet Tints, was seriously hurt recently. He is not likely to run this year. Purple Wave was purchased for 0,000 at the Don-caster yearling sales in September by Sir George Xoble.