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! I I : I PIMLICO TURF NOTES ] » _ » The illness of Russell Padgett has become sufficiently severe to necessitate his removal to the Union Memorial hospital. Padgetts optic nerve is affected. Fair Robert, Silverdale and Sorcery are the latest additions to the schooling list. The Nut, property of the Warm Stable, was an arrival from Kentucky. He is here in charge of Cliff Porter to fill his engagement in the Dixie on Saturday. All of the two-year-olds in the "Bud" Stot-ler barn are down with the epidemic now so prevalent in Maryland and it is doubtful if he will be able to start any of them before the latter part of the Belmont Park meeting. The two-year-old Stepbrother, winner of the second race on the opening day of the meeting, was taken down with fever this morning. The Bowie management announced a reduction in the railroad fares and the charges for a round trip ticket from Washington to Bowie will be seventy-five cents and from Baltimore, ,00. John P. Turner, who will act as racing secretary at Thorncliffe, has compiled the condition book for that meeting and after being passed upon by general manager William Woollatt, they will be distributed among the horsemen. After only having run one race for W. C. Huff and that a losing one, Boscobel was claimed by the B. B. Stable for ,500. It was announced here that John E. Cow-din, president of the Queens County Jockey Club, had decided to have steeplechases on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday through the spring meeting at Aqueduct. John Lambert was an arrival Tuesday afternoon with the jumpers that race for Mrs. Gwladys Whitney. Included in the band was the crack steeplechaser, Ride-away. Isadore Bieber, who claimed Boscobel from W. C. Huff Monday, sold her to J. E. Smallman, from whom she had been claimed by Huff. Under the rules, the mare will be ineligible to start for Smallman for a period of thirty days in Maryland, while there is a like regulation in Canada, where Small-man does most of his racing. Jockey W. Balzaretti was suspended for five days by the stewards for rough riding. He had the mount on Lord Raglan and was punished for crossing the field right after the break.