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. NOTES OF THE TURF. There is talk of a short meeting at Richmond, Va.. this spring. The New York Sun says the poolrooms in the metropolis have been hit for over 5,000 this week. Billy Pinkerton. it is said, has an interest in the two-year-olds S. C. Hildreth is racing at Oakland. "It is doubtful." says the Morning Telegraph, "if there is a better looking three year -old at Gravesend than Frank Gill. The best of the two year-olds owned by Burlew and ONeill are wintering at Gravesend in charge of trainer Joe Kelly. Frank Lord has l een treated by Dr. Sheppard for a slight 1k w of the tendon In one of his forelegs. It is said that he will stand training. Frank Taylor Will train Belcast this year. It is expected that he will also handle the seven horses of the Patchogue Stable, now running out at the Preakness Farm. Jack Martins riding at New Orleans has been so poor as to incite general comment. However, he is not the first jockey who has fallen down In his work just after taking a wife. "I intend to turn Bearcatcher out for a year," said Garnet Ferguson to the San Francisco Chronicle. "The only chance for the old horse is a long rest. This may help him, but I have my doubts." It is said at New Orleans that Burlew and ONeill are little better than even on the winter. Their horses have won something like 0,000 since the opening of the season in the Crescent City, but it is claimed that this has been lost to New York pcolrooms on horses that they regarded as cinches, only to find them failures.