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; 1 CURRENT NOTES OF THE TURF. James John-Ion ha- purchased a half interest ill the steeplechaser Bock Fish from W. M. Carter. Ihe stewards of the lackey Club have tabled I.. Bluiues application for a trainers license- and havej refused a Jockeys license to 1". Ford. John J. Mulrenan has leased the racing ipialilies of the filly Payente from Edward 11. Best to January 1 next. B. F. Canaan has bought the mare Azvi.-nle from .1. . Hedrick. This mare was claimed by Hed rick out of a selling race on Wednesday ami it i-presumed was sold at a profit. A sisler to DoaUaaat, which has been given the name of Diversion, is one of the yearlings in the stables of McKinney x- Cnrrfgaa, which are now being broken at Churchill Downs. Ihe stewards of the Jockey Club have again denied Arthur Carters application for reinstatement and have refused applications for jockey licenses from J. tilass and C. II. Shilling. Dr. A. W. McAlester. former dean of the school of medicine of the 1niversity of Missouri, plaas to give up the breeding of thoroughbreds in the near future. His breeding establishment is located at Columbia. Mo. J. Cheever Ciwtlin. crack polo player, has been appointed associate judge for the San Francisco Kaposi t ion meeting. Walter B. Jennings is presiding judge and A. Sidney Ashe is the other member of the board. A race for army officers mounted on thoroughbred horses will be one of the features of the weeks program and a race for amateurs will be run n«xt week. B. J. Millett has writen The Kentucky Sales Co. thai be has decided to sell all his thorough bre ]s and has consigned them to the sale at Lexington, September 14 and 15, Besides his broodmares, be Id will Include yearlings by Ballot. Beep oHay. Transvaal. Bourbon Beau. Ormondale, a- well as yearlings by Jack Alkin and Dick Welles. B. T. Wilson, president of Ihe Saratoga Asoeeu tion. owns two daughters of odd Lace, the dam of Big Smoke, which finished third in the Grand Union Hotel Stakes. They were bought at a bargain al the Macdonough closing out sale. Both have been mated with Mr. Wilsons Olambala. u. grandson of the Epaom Deryby winner. Bend Or. F. B. Hitchcock will represent the Jockey Club as steward at the Piping Bock meeting October 0 and 12. as well as during the fall nn-eting al Belmont Bark. W. S. Vosburgb will serve in a similar capacity for the fall meeting at Havre de Grace and Laurel, while Frank .1. Bryan will perform similar duties at Bimlico. and E. C. Smith at Bowie. Harry Morrissey. Starter on the Kentucky circuit. is a native of Ireland. He was born in Dublin iu IS70. His parents settled at Gloucester, N. I.. anl in isss he went to the famous "Snip" Donovan as an exercise lad. In 1800 he first donned the colors as a jockey, and he rode successfully until the fall f 1000, when his rapidly-increasing weight pill him out of the saddle. The following year he became an assistant to starer Mars Cassidy Bad was with him until Bill, when he became .1 -tarter himself. Ihe exhibition given by C. K. J. Billings of the speed of I hla n under saddle at Saratoga Saturday prevented that sportsman from seeing the running of the Craml Union Hotel Stake: it was such hot wrk that Mr. Billings had to return to town to change his clothes and cool out. The great trotter moved splendidly under the skilful riding of his iwner, and the crowd cheered as he stopped several times over the grass stretch in front of ihe stand with his black tail waving like a flag. After Andrew Milers Boomer had beaten Harry Payne Whitneys Borrow at Saratoga Saturday. Mr. Whitney figured in an incident which well illustrates what a true sportsman he is. Turning to a friend he said: •Much a- . should have liked to have seen Borron win. it would have t«een a shame to deprive Boamer of the victory for which he fought so hard." It was the tribute of a game racing man to a r:n ■• horse of quality that wan conceding weight • every horse iu the roe and slews ll.t the owner of Bof row is a cheerful loser is well as a graceful wmner. floral horseshoe, rewarded the winner of the riand Cniou Hotel Stakes at Saratoga s-jturdav und loxhall P. Keeue was smiling broadly as h" had hi photograph taken while standing near the floral piece at the finish of the race. The result of the race reminded old timers of the days when William C. Whitney and James B. Keeue were rivals on tho turf. In those days they often finished first and se.oml in the rich two-year-old stakes. The I ms appear to be taking after the lathers in this respect. 1 homas McDowell was alnio-t as pleased at the victory of Buss In Boots as was Mr. Keeue. Mr McDowell bred Co-, in Boots and is the owner ..1 ihe in-ire Star »« I . which Bms is the .lam of Star Jasmine, a dual winner al the current Saratoga meeting.