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GOSSIP OF THE TURF. Henry MoDaniel, the speedy two-year-old which finished third in the Inaugural and has since won two races, is beginning to attract attention. A young gentleman of wealth from the east now at New Orleans was greatly impressed by the way in which the son of Buck Massie took John Peters into camp several days ago. He so declared himself to starter Fitzgerald and deputized him to get owner Lansing to put a price on the colt. When told that Fitzgerald wanted him to name his figure for Henry McDaniel, Lansing said: "It would simply be a waste of words for me to set a price on the colt. I know that no one around here would begin to think of giving me my price. I would not take a dollar less than 0,OCO for him. People might laugh at me for setting such a price, but I dont think there is a better two-year-old in the country than this fellow. I know what he is and what he can do. He has Bhown me three-eighths in 31 seconds with weight up and thats pretty good in any mans country." The prospectus of the Kansas City Jockey Club and Fair Association, which is to build the now Southside racetrack, was issued last Thursday. The site for the track is announced for the first time. It comprises 138i acres, lying five miles south of the center of the city. The association will be incorporated for 50,000 and will build a mile track, a commodious grandstand, a clubhouse, stables for 500 horses and such other buildings as may be necessary. The prospectus, which is signed by Ed Corrigan, the Chicago horseman, and six wealthy Kansas Cityans, four of them bankers and five of them millionaires, states that it is the desire of the incorporators that as many of the people of Kansas City as wish shall have an interest in the matter and for this purpose the stock is open for subscription at the leading banks. "The company," says Mr. Corrigan and his associates, "will bo incorporated at ones, and there will also be organized a Fair Association, which will give, a big fair in connection with the October festivities, and in which it is expected all the best merchants of the city will be interested. We expect this to be a paying investment, and it will certainly be operated in a manner which will warrant the fullest support of all the people of Kansas City. The company will be incorporated for ;0,0GO, fully paid up capital and all subscriptions will be subject to payment in full upon delivery of the stock. There will be no commission and no promoters stock voted to any one in the enterprise. Every stockholder will be on the ground floor." Sd Corrigan has wired Steratary Clark of the Crescent City Joekey Club that he would ship twelve horses from the Churchill Downs track, Louisville, to New Orloans. Included in this lot will be Frank Biee, a two-year-old, which showed high-class form last spring:. Corriran purchased this youngster from his breeder, H. Scoggaa, for a stiff figure, on the recommendation of Captain Bees. Ho was taken sick while en route from New Orleans to Louisville, and Corrigan was never able to get him to the post in good form. He has rounded to again, and bids fair to make good the things expected of him. William C. Whitney has won this year on the English tnrf only 7,SS0, as against nearly 00,604 the year before. Frank Gardner has won 6,765, nearly all with American bred horses. Bichard Croker has won four races and ,9W, but one of those races, the Portland Plate, yielded large returns to the stable from the betting ring. His majesty King Edward lias won two races and ,950. Mrs. Langtry, under the racing name of Mr. Jersey, won six races and ,490. Messrs. James R. and Foxhall Keene won three races and ,610. Eugene Leigh won one race and 00. W. Lane is the English jockey who has ridden more mounts this season than has any other rider. He-has taken part in S10 races, of which he has won 170, been second 133 times, third 107 times and unplaced 100 times. His percentage of winning mounts was nearly 21, remarkably good considering the number of. times he rode. Sir John Blundell Maple was his chief patron. The report that jockey Buchanan was to leave New Orleans proves to be unfounded. When interviewed in regard to the matter recently Buchanan said: "I have no idea how the report got out. I came to New Orleans to ride all winter and will remain so long as my employers, Messrs. Durnell and Herz, continue to race their string. The fact that I have decided not to accept any outside mounts may have led some to believe that I was going away." Battiste, the colored boy who rides for Arnold and Co., had a bad accident in the fifth race at Ingle-side a few days ago. He was on Beana. The mare stumbled at the start, but seemed to pull herself together and move off with the others. Her legs became entangled again and she fell, throwing Battiste heavily. He was stunned, and it was feared that he had been killed outright. He recovered after being carried to the paddock, and it was found that a wrenched knee was the extent of his injuries.