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NOTES OF THE TURF. William Scliaretg has a two-year-old full sister to Sugarniald which will not be raced until next spring. Jockey John Bilac will ride at Oakland, this winter instead of New Orleaus. He is under, contract to V. Hughes. Croix dOr, which fell lame at Seattle, is at Oakland, and owner Jackson is hoping to get lfini to the post during the winter. King Ellsworth, owned by W. McGurn. accompan led the string of racers which Ed Trotter will campaign in California this winter. George Swain is undecided whether to go to California or ride at New Orleans. He will ride as a free lance during the winter, but will report to J. W. Rogers at Brookdale Farm next April to assist in preparing the Whitney horses. Leo Dolan, formerly well known as a steeplechase jockey, riding his own horses and those of his father some years ago, is reported to have been killed in a railroad accident recently. Frank Dolan, his father, is now a railroad engineer on the Michigan Central Railroad. Jockey E. Robinson, who showed some ability last year as a rider while in the employ of W- E-Cottou, has quit the turf for good and has opened a saloon on Madisoii street in Cbviugtou, Ky. Robinson was forced on account of Increasing weight to forsake the .saddle, and wisely refrained from fighting nature in an effort to prolong his riding days. John W. Gates and his son, Charles G. Gates, returned to New York from Iaris, France, on the Kronprincessih Cecilie Tuesday. The elder Gates won several prizes shooting pheasants at Samlric Court, a preserve near Paris, while the younger Gates purchased a new French touring car, in which he. accompanied by his wife, toured con tiueutal Europe. At the next meeting of the American Turf Ass ciation, which will be held in New Orleans in December, application will be made by many sus pended riders for reiustatement. Among those who will apply to be restored to favor will be Treubel, who had his license revoked by the American Turf Association last year, and steeplechase jockey Put McAuliffe, who was ruled off by Judge Trevelyau at City Park.