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EASTERN RACING FEATURES. Touching some incidents marking the racing at Gravesend Wednesday, and other matters interesting to turfmen, the New York Sun of Thursday says: "When Ethics was beaten a nose by Merito in the fourth race yesterday, Michael F. Dwyer, onco the biggest plunger on the American turf, sat in a buggy at the paddock rail and calmly twirlod his thumbs. Ethics ran in his name instead of that of his son, and Cochran wore the famous colors, white with gold tassel. For the past two years Ethics has been the means of placing Mr. Dwyer once again on his financial feet. He has won many big bets on the colts victories, and is now said to have a fair share of this worlds goods. Never in his career on the turf was Mr. Dwyer known to express outward signs of distress over reverses, and so when Ethics was beaten by a couple of inches yesterday the well-known turfman mtrely looked on with consummate self-possession. There was a rumor afloat that Mr. Dwyer sent a 10,000 commission into the ring on Ethics, but this was denied by persons who said they were in a position to know what they were talking about. There was also a report that the turfmans son put a big bet on Merito, but this could not be run down to a basis of fact. But, just the same, the defeat of Ethics and the calm demeanor of his owner reminded horsemen of the old days when Mr. Dwyer bet as much as 0,000 to a race and lost with wondorfal equanimity. "Senator McCarron appears to be the most successful big bettor at the track these days. When his gelding Potente won the second race he had a commission down to show and, of course, cashed. It is said the Senator is 00,000 ahead of the game on this years operations. He admits having won 0,000 on The Rival last Friday alone. " When the horses in the second race rushed around the lower turn there was so much crowding that Kingraine was jammed to the rail and Martin had a narrow escape from a severe fall. Potente was constantly bumped and interfered with, which made his success all the more praiseworthy. "Major Carson and his wife wore among those who visited the paddock before the running of tho Willows Stakes. The Major bred Eugenia Burch and wanted to look the Ben Strome filly over. "When J. B. Haegins Bontonniere won the fifth race, trainer J. Joyner was elated. It was the first CONTINUED ON SECOND PAGfcj EA8TERN RACING FEATURES. Continued from First Page. winner he had turned out for Mr. Haggin siuce taking hold of the noted owners stable. Frank McCabe, by the way, assumed the duties of handling Perry tBelmonte horses yesterday, while Barry Littlefield took charge of J. E. Seagrams string. "Jockey Otto Wondorly was unable to ride yesterday because of an ulcerated sore throat which has been bothering him since the meeting at Saratoga. "Bedferns great riding just now is the subject for much comment. This boy, who came here last year practically an unknown, has made such rapid strides that he is now considered without a peer in the saddle. Col. James E. Pepper, his employer, has received a number of rich offers for the boys services next year, but he has steadfastly refused to consider them. Col. Pepper has sold a half interest in his stable to J. Grant Lyman for 0,000, but Lyman will continue to run an independent tring of his own. "The sale of Frank Farrells horses has been postponed until a week from Saturday at Graves-end. But Deimel and Dwyer will dispose of both Africander and Francesco day after tomorrow as at first arranged. "The stake book of the New California Jockey Club for the coming season, to open November 15, has just been issued. The feature will be the 0,000 Burns Handicap. As a compliment to well known eastern turfmen three of the leading events have been named the Follansbee Handicap, the Bell Stakes and the Gebhard Handicap. C. H. Pottingill will act as presiding steward, with Edward Hopper as presiding judge and handicapper. "Jockey Cochrans contract with W. C. Whitney expiree on November 1. The boys father says he has received a number of propositions for his sons services, but that he will not consider them until after the above date. "Lady Albercraft and Oleflant have been added to the schooling list."