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NOTES OF THE TURF. The first two-year-old race of the Tasniaiiian season will lie run at the Newnliain meeting on November 28. The stable of Jack Laxtou has arrived at Havre de Grace from Kentucky in charge of Ed Trotter. Spring Maid, the star or the string, is ou the shelf. The funeral of freemen t Sloau, former jockey, i was held Monday at the undertaking rooms of James Bradley and Sons In Chicago, and the body was taken to Kokomo, Ind.. the home of his boyhood, for burial. Former jockey Ixuiis Ieters had charge of the arrangements. An Auckland exchange says there were not many in New Zealand who were aware that Sir George Clirford had been elected a member of the English Jockey Club until the fact was given prominence at the recent minimi general meeting of the Wellington Racing Cliili, when the president of the Now Zealand Itncing Conference was elected a life member of the Wellington Itncing Club. The minister of internal affair In Now Zealand is In for a bail time when It tunics to allocating the fhirtyouo additional totalizator permits nro viilcd for by Mr. George Hunters Gaming Kill. Th, i aiiteibiiry Times says that from every corner of the Dominion there U news of the revival or clubs which lost their permits when the reduction tool: place a few years ago, while in noun- of the most unexpected quarters new clubs, which have never previously bad the benefit or a totnllsntor permit, are urging their claims to ofilrlal recognition. It is fortunate for the minister Hint parliament ha;-already fixed the number or permits to go to each of the three branches of racing, as Hint will nave Jt I Dl the worry of deciding in what proportion racing dubs; hunt clubs and trotting dubs are calculated trt provide the ino.it desirable class of snort or to advance the hop-c breeding Industry of tlici Dominion. -Sydney Referee.