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CORMACKS CANADIAN VENTURE. "Woodstock, Ont., December 18. Al. Cormack, the local jockey who has been riding on the French tracks during the past season for M. Veil Picard, arrived home Saturday evening. Cormack announces that ho has quit the saddle for good and will henceforth devote his time to the breeding of thoroughbreds. "I have quit riding-in races and will look after my farming and hreeding interests hereafter. 1 rode seventy-two winners for M. Picard on the French tracks this year, which is one more than I rode for Baron Rothschild last season. My parents are very anxious to have me give up riding, and as I have had six years of It and saved up a little money I am quite willing to quit." Cormack has purchased a very fine farm in the Thames valley, near this city, formerly occupied by S. II. Janes of Toronto as a summer residence, and will make it a breediug establishment. The little fellow has a fondness for French thoroughbreds and may import a number when he stocks his farm. Last year Cormack ranked fifth in the list of winning jockeys oh the French tracks.