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HEASLIP ON NEW ORLEANS RACING. New York. September IS. President S. T. Hens-lip of the New Orleans Jockey Club, in speaking of the racing outlook at New Orleans the coming winter, says: "So far as the City Park track Is concerned, we .could race over it tomorrow. All summer R has been kept in excellent condition and it is -only a question of paint and whitewash to have the plant ready for our season. At the Fair Grounds there are some extensive improvements under way. and it will be brought up to date. The stand is being moved closer up to the lower turn, and the track Itself is receiving a good top dressing of sand." Questioned about the half-mile racing that has been going on at New Orleans, Mr. Ileaslip said that It was generally decried by all the sportsmen in the southern city. He said that the logical remedy for the evil would le the establishment of a racing commission to take charge of the sport, and intimated that there was better than a possibility of such a step being taken.