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JAMAICA TRACK TO BE MAINTAINED. New York. NdVember 11. Mr. William H. Reynolds, president of the Metropolitan Jockey Club, denied the report that the Jamaica race track is to be cut up Into lots or to be abandoned for racing. Mr. Reynolds, in a statement made yesterday, said: "The plant of the Metropolitan Jockey Club at South Jamaica will not be shortly Temoved from the racing map. No negotiations for the dismantling of the track and converting the property to other uses have been arranged. The land on which the Jamaica track is built is not owned by the Rider estate nor has the Rider estate any interest in any property of the track. Not a single foot of the plant of the Metropolitan Jockey Club land is held under a lease, livery acre is owned outright by the club. The property is not to pass into the hands of the Long Island Real Estate Company and it will not be cut np into building lots." It is said that James R. Keene is now considering the matter of sending all of his horses in training to England. This would include some fourteen yearlings now in James Rowes charge at Sheeps-head Bay. These yearlings are reported to be of exceptionally high class and promise to make the Keene stable as strong in the two-year-old division next year as it has been in the past two seasons. The majority of the yearlings are by Voter and have shown trainer Rowe some fast time.