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NOTES OF THE TURF. August Belmont is at his Nursery Stud in Kentucky for a few days inspecting his thoroughbreds. The meeting now going on at Latonia is described as the most successful fall meeting ever held at that track. Thomas II. Williams, president of the Pacific Jockey Club, is convalescing from a long and serious spell of sickness at his country home In .California. E. T. Colton will ship the horses of M. A. Col-ton to Juarez for a winter campaign and jockey E. Martin will go along with him, on a contract that calls for 00 a month retainer in addition to the usual riding fees. Willie Allen, who has more victories to his credit than any steeplechase jockey in the country, will not be seen iu the saddle next season. He lias acquired a comfortable home at Laurel and has settled -down as a family man. whose life is too valuable to be risked in contest-; through the field. He intends to pick un two or three good horses and race them for himself. Joseph McLennan, who serves as racing secretary at most of the Canadian tracks and also at. various trackg in the United States, was a visitor in Chicago yesterday. He is on his way to Baltimore, where he Is to be connected in an otlicial capacity with the Plmlico meeting. He caine here previously to consult with Martin Nathanson over some details of the Charleston meeting, with whieti lKith are to be otlicially identified. He reports that the recent meeting at Bowie was conducted at a slight profit in spite of Its conflict with Laurel.