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MUCH INTEREST IN AMATEUR RACING. N.w v-.rk. March il. At a meeting of Hn- Na linnal Steeplechase and Muni Association there were elected to membership Oakleigh Thorpe. Rich u. I Meiiiiner. Jr., Ihillip SleM-nsoii. .lame- Im k. Iiaiiei-V Sargent. Jr.. Lieutenant lleorge K. lallon. Jr., and Blakemau Lewis. Ai the same meeting ccrthVatea Iu ride as gentle i in ii were granted to Lieut. L I". Alper-. .lam ■ Iark. Mairv V Tucker aad W II. WHde.v. Licenses lo train were granlcl Charles Cramer, T. .1. Iintioliue. W. It. Mldglev. Henry Johnson and Tlnni. . - Koilnck. Tlie profess il kickeys Heenaed were Harvey Boyle, fc. i. HeWer, Fred Crowley and l I affrej Cross conn tr] itevoteea are BPare eatbaaiaatic it ihe iieginniiig of 1013 than ever before, aad the notable list of new members i- an evidence of ia constant!] gniwiug la teres.! in the -port. Oakleigh Thorax*, while he has always been an enthusiastic l-iit-ninn. had never before been associated Willi raciug, and bis rowing Into the aeaociatlua is i tuirl iciilarh valuable aeiiuisithaa. ii was ai Ciping Rock thai Mr. Thorne lir-i Is? came enthusiastic over raehlg, and now that be i a member of the National Steeplechase and Mnnl Association. I oleuiplalcs Inning s mare-, and breeding them lo his go...l stallion, on Deck. M--has a desire to raee horses of his own breediug and it is inevitable that he will bring the aaaie et into this branch of spur! that ha- ckuuracteriaed hi-efforts in other directions. The .|iH-ke Club has mole kaowB Us approval -•: the racing date- of .lum 5, 7 and II for the Bat races thai will be ronxincted by the Piping Ifts-k As-i-iit ion Approval bad piciou-lv been granted by tie- National Steeidecbase and II. ml Aaooefajitio.| for Ihe cio--c-.unti program, and the Jockej Clilii sanction was mmle necessary for the reaaoa that Hn-genlleaten of Ihe club hang up nurses of such a value thai under Ibe roles the governing bod] id ■at racing had to be consulted. The racing conducted lo this association laal -• t -on made man.v converts to the hois.-, and the lilie. iilit.v that is promised for tin- rowing season make; certain that it Is only the tregiauing ••! Ibe " : I wiH.il" of Aiiicrici.