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NOTES OF THE TURF. Lally is the principal money earner among the English horses and up to August 20 had won .7,-775, a sum exceeded by several American horses. John Mackey is .quoted by the California papers as saying that the weanling colt by Royal Flush III. Briar Sweet will prove the equal of any thoroughbred ever owned by J. B. Ilnggin. On the two meetings held at the Bay this year the Coney Island Jockey Club lias, it Is said, earned more than .$.500,000 net. The racing lias been wonderfully patronized at tills popular track. Pete Clay, who piloted Imp to many notable victories, and who was reported dead by New York correspondents, is employed at one of the stables at Lexington and occasionally schools jumpers. To get an idea of the American method of breeding, keeping and developing thoroughbreds, Le Prince Henri du Croy of Brussels, Belgium, is at Lexington on a flying trip. The prince operates a large stable of racehorses in ills native country, doing most of his racing at Brussels and Antwerp. Some of these days Gravesend will be cut up into building lots and the Brooklyn Jockey Club will build a magnificent racecourse in Nassau county several miles beyond Belmont Park. At least that is the program mapped out, although P. J. Dwyer is not ready to admit that the passing of Gravesend is near at hand. The tale comes from Lexington that on account of the scarcity of riders there jockey T. Taylor, hung up for an alleged crooked ride on Barnsdale, Is to be given a hearing and probably reinstatement. Of course Ed will not be biased by anything like jockey scarcity, but the Idea of turf morality held by the writer of the tale Is novel to say the least. Cormack, the successful American jockcy who has ridden this season in France for M. B. Veil-LMcard, will probably give up his profession at the close of the iiresent season .and return to America. He went over a few seasons ago as lightweight to the Rothschild stable. lie rode sixty-one winners last year and steered Clyde to victory for M. E. Veil-Picard in the French Oaks of 1905. Master John Henderson, loaded with tanglefoot and a big gun, tackled John E. Madden a few days ago with a demand for immediate settlement of an alleged debt. Madden diplomatically gave in and tendered a .00 bill, requesting change. This the boy could not produce and while the two were out ostensibly seachlng for it Madden contrived to run the !oy into the custody of a policeman. The revolver was found, to be fully loaded.