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CURRENT NOTES OF THE TURF. Trainer E. Gleason has arrived at Toronto with Ileelas Flame and Marcovil, coining from Fort Erie. Erie. II. C. Dcering claimed Sir Raymond from W. E. Burns after the second race at Hillcrest Park Thursday. A. Castin claimed the plater Royal Tea from J. J. McCafferty after he won the last race on Wednesday at King Edward Park, for 25. Herbert Temple, of the Adams Express Company, says it required three cars to ship the big string of forty thoroughbreds belonging to A. K. Macoinbcr from Aqueduct to Saratoga. W. R. Norvell, racing secretary at Hillcrest Park, Toronto, is ill at his hotel and lias been unable to- attend to his duties at the track for past three days. Benny Jacobs is looking after his work. The riding of jockey L. Gray was the feature of the racing at Hillcrest Park Thursday. He piloted five winners in masterly fashion, three of which scored by head margins after keen stretch struggles. J. W. Schorr is enthusiastic over the first crop of foals by his great race horse, Luke McLuke. There are twenty-three youngsters by the big horse to show for Ids first season in the stud. This spring Luke McLuke was mated to about forty mares, all of which, with the exception of one or two. appear to be in foal. As Thomas Hitchcock will be leaving for France within the near future, he has taken all his liorses out of active training and has released his capable and experienced trainer, John Lambert. Within the past few days he has sold several two-year-olds and bus given an option on his three-year-olds Cocktail, by Yankee, and Meadowgrass, by the same sire. Entries for the opening days racing at De-lorimier Park will be taken at King Edward Park for the convenience of those horsemen racing at the latter place. A majority of the horsemen will ship from King Edward Park to Delorimier as soon as the meeting closes, and there will be plenty of horses for the meeting at the east end track. Grant Hugh Browne says that his English stallion Flotsam, by St. Frusquin, was looking splendidly, showing much improvement since he landed in this country last wnter. He stands 1G hands and an inch high, and has great range and substance for bis height. He has given Flotsam about fourteen of his own marcs and all but one appear to be in foal. The Red Cross fund was swelled ,017 on Mtfndliy when the Queens County Jockey Club turned over the receipts of the days racing at the Aqueduct track. The rain kept the crowd down to a few thousand persons, but owing to the generous way in which jockeys, trainers and owners threw aside their badges and paid admission the fund received a tidy sum.