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GOSSIP OF THE TURF. James B. Haggin, who is recognized as the largest breeder of thoroughbreds in the world, has consigned forty-two head of youngsters from his Rancho del Paso Stud, in California, to the Fasig-Tipton sales in Lexington. Although some thousands of horses have been bred by Mr. Haggin, both at Elmendorf and Rancho del Paso, this is the first time that any of his western-bred yearlings will be sold in Kentucky. Nine head of horses of A. Featherstones racing stable arrived at Lexington Thursday from the Aqueduct race track to go into winter quarters at Kenmore Farm. The lot includes the Annual Champion winner Igniter, Black Fox, Disadvantage, Ingold, Ship Shape, Stalker, Saultine Lois and the Metropolitan Handicap winner Arsenal. Trainer Julius Bauer remained east to finish out the racing season at Jamaica and Bennings with Mary Street, Hymettus, Bounding Loo, Harmakis, Harangue, Model Prince and Komombo. The negotiations looking to the location of the great racehorse Heno in the stud, at J. C. Graves Arbordale Farm, have fallen through, owing to the owner of the son of Henry Young making arrangements to have the famous performer do stud service in the east for the next three years. These negotiations gave the first intimation that Heno would be retired from the turf at the end of this season. The Bennings meet at Washington will be . on a very high plane in every way, judging from the list of entries for the Columbia Handicap, which is to be run at seven furlongs on the opening day. The event has just closed, so the majority of those entered are likely starters. The entries include: Astarita, River Pirate, Toscan, Gloriosa, High Chancellor, Hoodwink, Mary Street, Mrs. Frank Foster, Ahumada, W. R. Condon, Lord Badge, Injunction, Duelist, Duke of Kendal, Young Henry, Embarrassment, Colonel Bill, Ice Water, Judith Campbell, Red Damsel, Runnels, Ingold, Hymettus, Castalian, Unmasked, Minotaur, Demurrer, Van Ness and Step Away. W. A. Engman, president of the Brighton Beach Racing Association, has purchased about forty acres of land on the west side of Coney Island avenue, and almost adjoining the Ocean Boulevard, beginning at the Neck road and extending down to Coney Island Creek. The property has a frontage of 4,000 feet on Coney Island avenue and cost Mr. Engman, it is said, 50,000. It is stated that the property would be devoted to new stables, of which the Brighton track is greatly in need. Sixteen head of yearling thoroughbred colts, the property of E. R. Bradley, were shipped from Lexington Thursday to Memphis to be put in winter quarters, and they will be given an early training. A number of good looking ones are in the bunch.