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f r n ? 1 fi r t i t J a 1 C r 1 c - i f 1 t 1 j , , t , ! i i i j 1 1 : NOTES OF THE TURF. a The Conev Island Jockey Club has decided to declare off the Annual Champion Stakes of 5,000 in future. Edmund Blancs colt. Aglia. by Flying Fox Amie. recently beat the English champion sprinter. Ignorance, nt Maisons-Latfitte. near Paris. J Savs a West Indian cable: "It is officially and definitely stated that negotiations of Americans to 1 control racing in Jamaica, W. I., have fallen through." It Is proposed to hold a lifteen-doys meeting at 1 Salt Lake City following Helena, Mont. Thero are plenty of horses at the western small meetings ; this year. ! C. G. Atwood. who was caught with marked money t in his pocket last Thursday, wrote a hot letter to 1 the bookmaker who helped to catch him, charging breach of confidence. It is said that but for local aud political reasons, i. Louisville would abandon the mutuels for bookmak- lug before the present meeting closes. Latonia is certain to race with bookmaking. E. Veil Picard. the French turfman, recently t made an offer of a 0,000 retainer to Frank , Wootton. the Australian lightweight jockey, now 1 close, to the lead, among the riders in England. t It is estimated that the six days of racing at i Aqueduct cost the Queens County Jockey Club all I of 0,000. a trifle more than ,000 a day. P. J. 1 Dwyer says that he has filled his contracts and is : glad it is all over. Bnllock. an English rider, riding for the royal 1 stable of Gradltz. stands nt the head of winning loekevs in Germany. He is followed by Reiff and OConnor, the latter of whom returns to Paris at the end of the season to don the colors of Count Le Marois. When Delirium won at Aqueduct last Friday he was the eighty-fourth winner that Jack Joyner and his assistant. John Schlosser. had saddled this sea- . son. Of this number fortjeight of the victors were owned by Harry Payne Whitney, fourteen by An- . gust Belmont and twenty-two carried Joyners col- . ors. The last of the big three-year-olds races in Belgium was decided on Sunday. September 20. over the Boitsfort course. The race was only open to Belgian-bred horses and was won by Vicomte de Buisserets Tetrarque, on which 7 to 2 was laid. , M. Ribaucourts Fitz-Ayrshire was second and Vicomte de Buisserets Sucrerie third.- The rest of the racing at Boitsfort on Sunday was not of much . interest or importance. A queer "cabled" story in the dailies tells of a supposedly doped horse from the stable of "Mrs. Lillian. Langtry, who races her horses under the name of Mr. Manton" dropping dead after being disposed of after a selling race. The horse may have died, but his doping was probably as imaginary as the "Mr. Manton" information. As a matter of fact. Mrs. "Langtry races as Lady de Bathe and has , done so since her marriage. Naturally, we dont want our market flooded with foreign stock, for there is none too much money about for our own stud masters. Yet. should not English breeders of bloodstock, sympathize with their American cousins? For who knows but that some meddling government may one day bring a similarly mischievous law into existence in this country? Of course, the possibility seems at present to be very remote, but you never can tell! The Country Gentleman.