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1 TORONTO TURF NOTES 1 # * Willie Cannon, one of the best riders turned out locally in the past ten years, is seen galloping horses each morning at Thorncliffe Park for the Harbor Stable. Jockey George Seabo lost little time in going to work, having joined forces with the Ryland H. New string that Jack Hutton has at Woodbine. Horsemen quartered at Woodbine are of the opinion that if the Clark Stall Gate is going to be used during the spring meeting of the Ontario Jockey Club, that it would be a good idea if it were also used for schooling purposes. A special car carrying members of the Thoroughbred Breeders* Association of Canada, as well as other local sportsmen, is being made up to go to Pimlico to witness the running of the Preakness Stakes. Last spring practically the same sportsmen had a private car and went to witness the triumph of Burgoo King ir the Kentucky Derby. Starter T. "Nipper" Howe was at Woodbine Tuesday morning lining up his assistants for the Quebec circuit. Trainer Ed Pop" Gleason arrived at Woodbine with a half dozen home-breds. the property of J E. Smallman. The shipment was made up of the Kings Plate candidates Turkey Trot, Surfun and Silver Sail, as well as a trio of two-year-olds. The stake nominees were out on the track Tuesday morning and were gallope 1 once around. Nat Ray is impressed with the Irish-bred steeplechaser Tara, which he has recently taken over to train for C. Robson, Oshawa patron. Of the four foals that have arrived at the R. S. McLaughlin farm at Oshawa, the pick of the lot is the Gaffsman — Shady Well colt. Two of the other foals are by the imported Osiris and are said to be above the average. Trainer J. F. Hynes of the Thorncliffe Stable sent his Plate charges, Khaki John, By the Sea and Taximan, a nice six furlongs in 1:21 % over the muddy racing strip. Harvey Boyle had the A. McLean Plate hope, Lady Nora, out for a seven furlongs move, which was accomplished in 1:39. The only other candidate for the Canadian classic seen on the track during the morning training hours was Corsinax, working in company with Par Excellence. The pair went three furlongr, in :39%. Several Canadian-bred juveniles had useful moves during the morning. Ville Crest, the Erindale Stable filly, went three-eighths in :3845, while Ryland H. News Imadud, Imadandy and Childish Talk went the same distance in :39%. W. Morrisseys Soil Gills turned in the best | move of the morning, going five furlongs in 1:03%.