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; ! : 1 I ; ; I - 1 i - t a a 1 I a ii e . y e e v e e it t - i f I II L 11 u : J y I ; II t or r e t- in n . - h - s of if g in ii iv at it u II. i ,,J ,i all ..: . TIMELY GOSSIP FROM JUAREZ. I Navidad Handicap, Value ,500, to Be Christmas P Day Attraction at Mexican Course, El Paso, Tex., December 12. The next stake event at the Jockey Club Juarez winter meeting b now on is set for Cnristmas Day, which comes this J year on Friday. It is the ,500 Navidad Handi- 0 cap. one mile, for all ages. Several good racers J ate now being especially pointed for this race by t their trainers. The entries include Executor, flit- h away and Brynlimah, in the stable of IT. S. Hack- 1 ett; Grover Hughes, now being, trained hi" J. Umen- t setter; Ghetto Girl, owned by the new racing Arm r of Corrigan and McKinneyr J W, Fullers veteran gelding Injury; J. M. Henrys Grosvenor; Jefferson 1 Livingstons First Venture and Florin; U. G. Mar- t tins John Reardou; J. 11. Meads Brookfield: T. d H. Ryans Hash; Mrs. J. Shillings Hdcnir; S. I Veillers Christophine; W. J. Webers Furlong; P. t D. Weirs Itiugling, wimier of the Louisville St. li Leger last fall; W. G. Yankes Gipsy Love, Old Ben and Wilhite, and J. N. Mounces Fort Sumter. J Secretary Ed Jasper will announce the weights 1 for this stake on Tuesday, December 22. As it is, : a well-balanced lot of horses and as no one or two $ of the cligibles stand out over tlie others, the field promises to be the largest in numbers that has faced the barrier In the history of this event. r Secretary Jasper has just announced the coud!- i tious of several two-year-old stakes"to bo run here after January 1. There is always keen interest in c the juvenile stakes run here, which usually develop t one or more stars that shine later on in the more : important juvenile racing of the east. Among such i performers may be mentioned Calisse, Pan Zareta, Hawthorn, Old Rosebud, Last Colli and ""Climber, all of which have made turf history of much merit since they lirst appeared on, the Jockey Club Juarez 1 track. s There are many finely-bred and promising year- i lings in training here this Season and it would be no great surprise to horsemen It froW,!rimohg this i collection should come the crack two-year-old of the American turf in 1015. A. G. Dunlap expects to dispose of the three i horses he has here at private sale before the year i is out, so he can return to Los-Angeles; where his i wife is in a critical cotiUitiori-of health". : Mrs. C. i II. Shilling has made Mr. DtinlaW an offer for lite two-year-old Stolen Ante and ho does not anticipate : having any trouble in selling the twp-year-old Alr- line,- which has several winning races to his credit i this season. The only other horse he at present owns is the three-year-old .lilly- Ambri. - with which he has won sevm races sincisle hasbecrf n meni- her of his stable. Trainer C. W. Carroll, who has charge of A. B. Spreckels big string of horses, has informed Djjnlnp tlat he will buy Ambrl from him when lie" Isthruugf With racing her. She was bred at Napa Stock Farm and Mr. Spreckels wntits her for a broodmare, she being a richly bred daughter of Puryear D. and Priceless Jewel, by the Kentucky Derby winner. Plaudit. J. C. Perris, of Nashville, Tenn., h.as one of the largest stables of horses he has had under his care in recent years at present at the Jockey Club Juarez course. There are "fifteen in the string and only two are yearlings, both -of them being fillies by the Kentucky Derby winner, Sir Huon. The oilier thirteen are Nicias, Dalston, Viander, Felina, Alda, Vesta, Thaka. Rhodes. Lenorp, Fred T., Hes-v ter, Maglkou and Viva. Several of the members of Ferris stable are two-year-olds that ho secured in Kentucky recently out of the big traniug stable of the Louisville turfman, George J. Long. Ferris has had a good season this year with his string, having headed the list of winning owners at the Denver and Vancouver meetings. Several of the members of his string will not face here, before the first of the year. Ike Striker has secured a contract on the appren-tice rider John Mulharc, who litis not as yet ridden a winner. This boy is 10 years old and has been exercising horses for two years. IJe can ride as light as 02 pounds and Striker holds a long contract on his services. Allen and Hensley have -quite a string of horses this season at the Juarez course. There are thirteen in the stable, four of which are yearlings, all by Rapid Water. These youngsters have been named and are as follows: Alice Milrow, for. f , out of Alice Young. Clumsy Kate, for. f, out of Zinda. Mary Browne, ch. f. out of Cutaneous. Rapid .May, ch. f, out of .Mae Erwin. The first-named is a sister to J. Livingstons good three-year-old, Bob Hensley, which, by the way was recently gelded at Louisville. The other members of this stable are George Oxnard, Tiger Bill, Andy H., Bill Webster. Bill HUdsou. Nadlne II., Velma I?., Twin Sister and Kline B. It is the biggest stable this firm has had in .training for several years. ,, Ida. which finally got out of the maiden class here in her first start at Juarez, is u sister to the Latonia Derby winner Joe Morris. Shp is a lilly of exceedingly bad track disposition, , and trainer P. I. Weir would long ago have sold ker had it not beea that he named her for his wife and hoped to win at least one race with Iier before he let her go. As a yearling she was highly promising. Tower, an-e other from the Weir stable that won 1-ere for the first time, was as big a disappointment to thi trainer this season as was Ida, he foelng out of the great race mare Lambert, a biilJlaut performer in the colors of the late J. It. Kecne and a- member of Marcus Dalys famous Bitter Root Stud. J. K. Madden purchased her at Marcus Dalys closing out sale and bred Tower. Jockey Joe Kederis is here and has taken out his license to ride, but so- far has not accepted many mounts. He is in good condition, but rather heay at present and is not disposed to worry himself by excessive reducing. This California ridur has shown thrift since he made a success as a jockey and is said to have a bank account of more than 5,000 in California with which to make investments witb-iu the next few years. Kederis fatlier is a well-to-do mining man. Another rider who has ridden but little at Juarez so far this winter, but is. like Kederis. independent so far as money is concerned. is the Texas lxiy, George Molesworth. who. it is re- ported, will soon take to himself a bride, he bein;; engaged to a young lady living in Vancouver, B. C, where Molesworth met her last summer. The contract that A. B. Spreckels holds on jockey J. Metcalf has a year and a half yet to run, but that will make no difference, as this rider will never leave the employ of the California turfman as Ion? as he desires his services. Metenjf was born on Mr. Spreckels Napa ranch in California. ; ; s ! ; C i l i i . i r t f ;t " 1 e ; r c "