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CRESCENT CITY STAKES. One week hence the big list of stakes offered by the Crescent City Jockey Club will close for entries, with every probability that Secretary Sheridan Clark will shortly thereafter be able to publish a record-breaking list of nominations. The advent of Los Angeles and Hot Springs in the field of winter racing has apparently had a stimulating effect in the way of bringing new owners into competition, so that while New Orleans I and San Francisco will in all probability show I more entries than ever before and have more j horses than can be conveniently housed, j there will still be an abundant supply of horses for the two new tracks. The fine list of stakes now offered by the Crescent City Jockey Club contrasts vividly with the offerings of a few years back and suffices to demonstrate in conclusive fashion the great advance in popularity that racing has obtained in New Orlenas. Creditable as they are and well worth any turfmans winning, they will probably be greatly increased over present figures in the course of a few more years. The metropolis of the south is growing rapidly in population and wealth, and in the nature of things racing there must reflect this growth. In the meantime, if any owner has negiected to make entries to the list now open, jet him cure his error at once.