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NOTES OF THE TURF. Old Red Friar is classed as one of the toughest betting propositions in metropolitan racing. He is often dangerous, but a suikcr and generally unreliable. W. Gabriel lost Lord of the Forest at Seattle last Friday, but by claiming Nouie Lucille rroni C. C. MeCafferty he soon filled his stall. E. De Armond bid up and bought Lord or the Forest for .-100. Gabriel got Nonie Lucille for 25. A new race course offense lias been created in New Zealand that of acting as agent for the purchase of tickets on the totalizator. A man was recently charged willi having done So at a meeting of the Auckland Racing Club he had merely invested certain sums or money ou different horses and. the charge being considered proved, was lined 00 on each of two summonses, with a reminder that if other cases were proved he would be sent to jail.