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NOTES OF THE TURF. Caugli Hill submitted to a severe blistering during his recent absence from the races. J. Smyth is picked as a coiner amomr the apprentices who are riding at Charleston this winter. Gilpy in the stable of W. G. Yanke, is training satisfactorily at Charleston and may be expected to race before long. The least promising of the .T. L. Holland two-yoar-ohls will be disposed of in the near future, according to reports from Charleston. High Private, in the string of W. II. Baker at Charleston, is reported to have gope wrong and the firing irons will be resorted to in an effort to correct the trouble. Sir Edgar, looked upon as the best of the two-vear-olds shown at Charleston, is a compact little horse. He is quick to leave the barrier, is game and can run In any kind of going. J. L. Hollands Gordon is reported to have developed bad legs at Charleston thus winter and his efforts probably will be conQned to selling races of the cheaper sort in the future. Rock Sand is standing at the naras de Bel-Ebat. one half hour distant from Paris and will remain there for the next three seasons, according to announcement in the French papers. Good judges declare that jockey Johnny McTaggart is constantly improving in the saddle at Charleston. McTaggart is alert at the post, is cool headed and is developing into a good finisher. The Grand Prix International of Moscow, for three-year-olds and over, -will be run September C this year under the auspices of the Soeicte Imperiale dc Moscow. The value of this race is 0,000 and the distance almut one mile and a half. Foreign horses are allowed to compete. A week later the Prix de Centenaire de Borodino, value ,000, will be run and the winner of the Grand Prix at .Moscow will not be eligible to start. Brigs Brother, which was cut down in a race at Palmetto Park in the early part of the season, has recovered from the effects of the mishap and is rounding to racing form once more. R. F. Carmans Surprising, which will rule favorite for the Palmetto Derby, has grown and spread out in a marked manner during the winter. He is a horse of unusually docile disposition. R. F. Carman is having considerable trouble in getting Scmprolus to the races this winter. The horse shows some weakness just when it seems likely that his owner will be able to get a race out of liini. J. L. Hollands Gainer. Gallop. Garl, Gregg, Gras-mere anil Triller have been taken up at Palmetto Park, after having been turned out all winter in a paddock near the track. They are all in line fettle for training. Judge Wright, which lias not raced since his two-year-old season, when he was unbeaten, is again in training at Charleston. lie has developed into a line looking horse, but he is represented to be a bad actor and his legs are continually under suspicion. .Tames S. McCitllough. former state auditor of Illinois, was stricken with paralysis at his home in Crbana yesterday. He is in a serious condition. Mr. McCullough is one of the foremost of Illinois breeders of the thoroughbred. Of late years his horses have been trained and raced by James Griflin. The recent running of the Uruguay International Prix, a 5,000 race, was won by the Palermo Stables four-year-old Mojinete. by Calepino Pagoda, which finished half a length in advance of Due de Fieury, followed by Flying Star and Charley. Shortly afterwards, the last named won the Bettnos Ayres Prix of ,000 from Bizcocho, Due de Fieury and four others. Ethelbert and Flint Rock are standing at the Haras de Villers in France, each at a fee of 0-0. Yankee is standing at the Haras de Becheville. Ills fee is 1914.sh00. Fitz Herbert is at Count Bertrand de Kergorlays Haras de Fresnay-Le-Bufford department of Orme, and will be allowed to serve a limited number of approved mares at 00, with a special fee of 00 to mares that have produced a winner of a race of ,000 or over. The Belgian Jockey Club has revised its rules so that geldings will not be permitted to start in races of the value of ,000 or more. Another amendment provides that horses with tubes will not he allowed to race. Still another revision affects the distances for two-year-old racing. Up to June 1 tiie maximum distance is five-eighths of a mile; to August 1, three-quarters of a mile, and to September 1, seven-eighths of a mile. It is also provided that three-year-olds shall uot race at less than five-eighths of a mile.