WHIP AND SPUR. ICd orrigun's horse Riley will beentered in all the great handicaps this year. F. P. Olcott, of New York, paid r-u.COO for Baby McKee, the 3-year-old brother of ' Ariou. 2tl0?. The 2 aud 8-year-old winners of $5,000 and over carried off $1,313,300 during ISid. against l,2Sn533 iu 1S90. The Tiisk, by Barcaldine, recently bouglit by Marcus Daly, the Montana copper king, will raruuin in England and bo raced there-. Lord Falmouth, whose horses were sold for over half a million dollars when he tired from the turf, is again buying brood mares. Freedom, 2:-i0i, the once champion yorr ling, is said to have improved wonderfu'ij and to be marked as good for 2:13 next u miner. There is a horse ranch in Colorado ecu taining S,5u0 acres and stocked with 4,S0(. blooded Perchoron mares. It is tho largest ranch in America. Old Driver, a notable trotter years ac and the winner of lo? heats iu 3:30 or bettor, bet-tor, lately died at Calais, Me., where tie was used a a road horse. At the close of the year 1S0O Australia had only 108 horses; now there are 1,500,-000 1,500,-000 on the continent, aud they are increasing increas-ing at the rate of 80,000 a year. Since Allerton's 3-year-old form lie has trotted fifty-eight heats in 2:30 or better, forty-one in 2:2 or better, twenty-seven in 2:15 or better and five iu 2:10or better. The French law subjects every stallion used for breeding to a close examination as to soundness and ability, and issues n certificate good for one year, during which, time the stallion cannot be entered in anjji. Backing English jockey's mounts in 18H1 would have been a bad game. A ten pound investment on each of Fred Barrett's rides would have resulted in a loss ol 1,144, and a loss CU9 in the case of hi brother George. The 3-year-olds tLat won over ?5,000 each on the American turf in 1881 number fifty nine, with Strathmeflth at their head, lie won 63T,(H5. Potomac, Rey del Reyes and Pot Scout are the next three. India Rn i) her ran oftenest, seventy-two. raced, and won 10,022.