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DUCAL COMPLIMENTS TO KEENE. .Apprised by cablegrams of the fact that James R. Keene had surpassed his record as winner of the-largest sum of money ever achieved by a single stable in one season, the Duke of Portland cabled congratulations to Americas most successful turfman and followed that up by a letter to Mr. Keene which friends of that gentleman say be highly appreciates. The two representative turfmen met when the American visited England a few years ago and saw his horse, Disguise II., : race against Diamond Jubilee and others. The treatment accorded Mr. Keene on that visit by all the great, English turfmen was of such a character as to cement the Jockey Clubs of the respective countries in a strong bond of friendship. Of late years the Duke of Portland, owner of the world-renowned St. Simon, has not won many classics, but that has not weakened his regard for the turf and its best exponents, and bis cablegram and letter to Mr. Keene show that though he may not be able to score as often as he would wish, he is not envious of those who do.