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NOTES OF THE TURF. Halifax has recovered from the attack of pneumonia which caused him to be left at Bound Brook when Shields shipped the rest of the stably to California. James Fitzsimmons, who heretofore has raced his small stable during the winter season, has abandoned that plan for the coming winter and will winter his horses in Ne Jersey. Jack Atkin, who has been at Oakland in the interest of the Los Angeles meeting, writes general manager Gardner that his wife is very low and her physicians have given up all hope of her recovery. The large attendance this year at Oakland has forced the need of more space for spectators upon the officials and some improvements in that direction will be mads in the near future. Other enlargements will be made after the meeting closes next May. AAilliam Lakeland has about decided to breed all of the marcs he has at Thomas R. Gardners Hira AMlla Farm in Kentucky to The Picket next year. The Picket has been standing at the farm during the season since brought to Kentucky from New York last May. A. M. Allen, the contractor who built the Santa Anita Park track, is confined to his rooms in Los Angeles with a severe -attack of stomach trouble. He disregarded the orders of his physician by spending a short time at the track each day until jie was finally compelled to desist and remain In ids room. . Jake Holtman, who will officiate as starter at the Los Angeles Racing Associations winter meeting, which opens at Santa Anita Park next Saturday, has arrived at Los Angeles. Holtman has inspected the new track and says he sees no reason why it will not be one of the fastest and safest tracks in the country when it has been worked down with a few weeks racing ou it.