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CONSIDERING DATES OF NEXT YEAR. New York, December 20. The question of allotting dates to tlie several racing associations comprising the metropolitan circuit was under discussion at a conference of the racing officials of the seven leading associations including Saratoga, held at the rooms of the Jockey Club yesterday afternoon. The matter occupied the attention of those attending the conference most of tbe afternoon, but after adjournment no announcement was made except that no agreement concerning a schedule for next season was reached. The Empire City Trotting Club was not represented at the meeting, and it is said that no communication had been received .from the Yonkers track people regarding their willingness to enter the conference, nor have they made any application to the stewards of the Jockey Club for a division of dates with the other tracks next year.