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EASTERN TURF TALK. The metropolitan racetracks were crowded with visitors yesterday, although the weather was cold and raw, says the New York Sun of Monday. At Morris Park the course is rapidly filling up with thoroughbreds, including John E. Maddens big string and the Feath-erstone stable. The latest arrival at the course is the powerful stable of John W. Schorr and Son, the Memphis turfmen. The Madden string attracted a great deal of attention and all eyes were centered on Cedric, the son of Mirthful— Cambric. He is a chestnut, standing about 15 hands 3 inches high, and is finely moulded, with plenty of bone. Alfred H. Morris, who owned and sold Mirthful, said: "Im totally surprised at Mirthful being such a success at the stud, as he would be the last horse on earth I would have bred to. His miniature size would have prejudiced me against him." The Featherstone string made a good impression, as there are several good looking youngsters in the bunch. Of the old horses Igniter, Disadvantage, Mary Street and Mesmer looked in fine shape. John "W. Schorrs horses also looked fit and ready to race. At Sheepshead Bay course there was also a big crowd. "William C. Whitney and his son Harry Payne Whitney, were on hand to see their horses exercise. It looks a certainty now that Mr. Whitneys ill luck of 1902 will be forgotten when his horses, which are in the pink of condition, face the flag. With such horses as the peerless Gunfire, Leonora Lor-ing, Judith Campbell, Extravaganza, Girdle, Irish Lad, Goldsmith, Goldseeker, Blackstock and Payne, comprising the older division, and nearly thirty youngsters by such sires as Meddler, Hamburg and Lissak, the stable .should be powerful and formidable this year. Sidney Paget was on hand to see trainer Joyner put his horses through their exercise. He has this season the pick of the Rancho dpi Paso royally bred youngsters. P. J. Dwyer was present at Gravesend yesterday to see his string at work. Merry Acrobat, which has grown and filled out into a grand looking three-year-old, galloped six furlongs in 1:20. The two-year-olds, although not nearly up to hard work at present, covered a half mile in about 51i seconds. Newton Bennington, proud over his Aqueduct successes, was on hand to see his string at work. Some of the youngsters showed well, - covering a half mile in 493 seconds. Mayor Fleischmann, of Cincinnati, was expected at Gravesend, but did not put in an appearance.