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EXCELLENT CARD FOR JAMAICAS OPENING. Jockey Club Considering Disposition of the Stud Book if New York Racing Ceases. New York. October 20. Numerically the best card of the tag end of the seasons racing is nominated overnight for the opening day of the Metropolitan Jockey Clubs five days fall meeting at the Jamaica course. Weather indications are unfavorable and a continuance of the present wet weather will surely render the course muddy for tomorrows tU Wednesday. November 5, will see the wind up of one of the most disastrous years in the history of liorse racing in America. The small remnant left of New Yorks former big racing contingent will visit the Jamaica course with conlidence. assured beforehand that its management will conserve their rights to the best of its ability. But the army of 5 000 regulars is no longer here to swell the attendance and Is scattered to Baltimore, Latonia. Texas and California. A man well informed on matters connected with the racing at the Yonkors track last year and this, nays that the management was continually harrassed liy "hold nps." big and little, even while conducting their Inaugural meeting. It Is said that the members of the Jockey Club are perplexed over the question as to what will become of the stud book If liorse racing is abolished in this BtThe history of the American Stud Book dates back from the vear 1S37. when it was called the American Sporting Magazine, and the only complete set of the various works that have boeji published since that time Is In the possession of the New York Jockey Club. It has taken hundreds of thousands of dollars to keep It Intact and is one of the greatest expenses of all the literature in connection witli the American turf Some idea of the magnitude of the work may bo gained from the fact that 974 different breeders have applied for the registration of 3,071 foals. One of the stewards has suggested as a solution of ,, the problem, should the worst come to pass, and yJ that is for the government to take charge of the registration of American thoroughbreds, as It is too expensive a work for Individuals to assume without ft possible chance of reimbursement or aid. Jockey J. koe arrived in New Orleans on the night of October 22. It is the colored jockeys home city and he may elect to remain there and ride out the proposed local meeting instead of accepting a tempting offer to go to California.