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1 J c s I t J il I y v ■ i ■ I s i t t i : I ] j 1 ! I i 1 I f a i i • r .• ■ • ENCOURAGING TRANSACTION JAMES BUTLER OF NEW YORK INVESTS 0,000 IN CASTLETON-BRED YEARLINGS. Owner of Empire City Track at Yonkers Purchases Entile Output of Famous Kcene Establishment in Kentucky. New York. March -7. Coiitiilcn! that raring wiil some day he revived in Hie Slate of New fart James Butler, who lias done much for the turf n this country, has purchased the entire output of Castieion hied yearlings from he eatate of he !at« James K Keene. Mr. Batter, it was learned rente* day. has paid 990.000 for fourteen colts ami twenty two tiliies hat will not he ready to race until next year. In making this purchase Mr. Butler in a wa.v will perpetuate he work of Hie late Me. Kecne as a breeder of thoroughbreds, for it is thought that in due time he will have a breeding establishment of his own in Kentucky . "It is true that I have bought the Keene veal lings," said Mr. Butler last night, •and you may say thai I think I have made a good Investment." Mr. Butler is the owner of he Empire City track in ionkeis and is heavily interested in the Juarez Hack in Mexico, opposite LI Paso. Several veal - ai after an extensive campaign on ihe trottiug tracks Mr. Butler bought several thoroughbred eolts and tiliies. hut they did not pan out well. Vet he always has remained enthusiastic, ami with •In pro-peel of opening Some of he New York im e courses within he next year or so his purchase of the Cnatleton yearlings is regarded as significant. ■mimic the Keene ceJta are several related lo anions racers. One is a half brother to the in mortal Sysoaby. Another is a brother to the great Ballot, recently brotighl hack from Kurmie tty John B. Madden, who paid $:» . HMI lo the Kcene estai. for him. There also is a half brother to Holly Spanker, a half-hroHier o Celt, by Commando, au.l a half-brother to Footpad. Among he lilies are sisters and half sisieis io Sweep. Wedding Bells. Wamba. Sweepaway. Select mas Suffragette and Kuuuvinede. In paying gfio.000 f.i- thirt] i yearling! Mi Butler evidently reels that he is getting he best in the market. Mr. Ituihr probably will have th-yearlings brakes in Kentucky where they will -il- he trained next year prior lo the announcement of plans for a campaign cither in this part of the country or elsewhere. The complete list of the * yearlings is as follow-: Chestnut fifly, hv Ballot Cap and Bells. Chestnut rillr. hv Ballot- Pope Joan. Chestnut till*, by Ballot True Love. P.av lillv. by Ben Brush— Ecatarina. Bay Illy, hy Ben Brush -Jessanl. Bay filly, hy Ben Brush -Pink Domino. Brown filly, hy Ben Brush*— Runaway Girt. P.av colt, hv Ben Brush -Banning Stream. Brown colt, hv Delhi Copclia. Bay illy, hy Delhi -Skim. Chestnut colt, hv Disguise — Fairy Slipper. Bay filly, hv Disguise -Meggs Hill. Bay tillv. hv Disguise— Pretty Maiden. Bay filly, hy Hippodrome — hiw Cbestnal colt, hv Hippodrome- Fairy Sprite. chestnut coll. by Hippodrome— Forbidden Fruit. Chestnut colt, hv Hippodrome Maid of Kriu. Bay coll. hv Hippoilronn — Uptime. Chestnut colt, hv Hippodrome -Swiftfoot. Black tilly. by Peter Pan Anthem. Chestnut filly, bj Peter Pan -Dreaming. Chestnut colt, hy Peter Pan Lady Gay. Chestnut colt, by Superman Deity Chestnut tilly. hy Superman Gefatha. Chestnut tilly by Superman Olevia. Bay tillv. hv ritimus -Chancery. P.av colt, hv LTttmas Half Crown. Cbeetnu! tilly. by LTtimus Masketle. Bay tillv. by 1 Itimus Mavfair. Bay lilrv. by Voter Amhrosine. Chestnut colt, by Voter- Cerito. amy bllv. by Voter Mosquito. Chestnut colt, hv Voter- Noonday. Chestnut colt, by Voter Boyal Bnee. Brown tillv. by Voter Stepping Stoue. Biovvn tillv. hv Voter -Tsarina. Aside Pram being f tin- im-t notable thai migbhred transactions of recent rears, the purchase of these yearlings is of arncfa re Importance th.i i merely the acquiaitlon of a rariag stable. It means the preservation Intact of i hand of the meal fash ionahlv hied horses in the country. The purchase of Ballot by John I.. Madden and this | »rrsenl transaction -how- that I be thonsighbt-d i- -i ill valued, and such purchases cannot hut bring a feeling "f confidence in a return of the si».rl ••! racing. Andrew Miller, a steward of the Joes r Cluh. ami secretary of the Saratoga Association f r tie Improvement of the Br I .i Horse-, i- gather lug together a stable of horses that In- propose* Ic campaign Ihhj seamm. and Oakleigh Thorne Ifi - .Id ided to enter the spoil as an owner. Othtrs have also been attracted, and altogether tin- signs of the lime- arc decidedly cheerful for those «i, ■ have wailed so hang fin a reopening "f the ra e conraaa. The purchase made hv Mr. Butler is ..f double significance in that be will have to wait a real i" fore he can realize mi hi- Investment. To buy yearlings in March i- next best i" breeding Ibem yourself, and ii is a -.ire thing that their breeding po— ihiiities wa- a stioiu. attraction when tic- par-it chases were made.