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TIMELY GOSSIP FROM JUAREZ. El Paso. Tex.. December 10. The registration blanks filed in the secretarys office at the Jockey Club Juarez track shows that 704 horses are now housed iu the barns at this course. Of this number 134 are yearlings coming two-year-olds in 1013, which leaves ::o horses at present In training there that are eligible to race. After January 1 wuen the two-year-old racing of 1015 will begin at the Juarez track, every horse of the 701 now quartered at the curse will be eligible to take part in the racing. There are yet several strings of horses booked to come here within the next two or three weeks from various points iu America and it is not im-inobable that by the first of the coiuiug year SOU horses will be quartered within the grounds of this great track. Even with the 704 horses now here the showing probably is the greatest made by any winter race course since the closing of the California tracks. It is remarkable that such a collection of horses should he here in view of the general reduction ill the number of thoroughbred horses in this country. Of course, the revival of racing at various points in America in the last two years has caused breeders to brgin to once more increase their studs, but this increase in breeding will not show its effect in racing for several years. As well posted a horseman as J. K. Madden, master of Hamburg Place;, recently told the writer that he had made an exhaustive investigation of the breeding situation throughout America and that it showed a scarcity, of young thoroughbreds that was simply amazing, lie also discovered that an unusual number of broodmares had slipped their foals Ibis year and he could see little chance of the situation being much improved until 101C.. The 1.11 yearlings at Juarez probably represent -in all around better collection of youngsters than has been quartered at any winter track iu recent years. The eleven youngsters of this age that S. M. Henderson has in his stable, which" lie secured from J. E. Madden, are an exceedingly promising lot. Eight of the number are by .Migraine, a son of Top lalhlut and Cinderella, dam of the famous sires. IlaiiHit and Hastings, and they are the best band by iliis young sire yet sent in a collection to any track to be trained, hi the lot is a black tilly out of Hall.v K.. which young mare is a half sister to the SlfHt.-JOr, turf winner King .Tames and another is an extra good looking bay filly out of the. great race mare Cleophus. The Kentucky Oaks winner. Flora Ponmm, has a hay colt in the Henderson stable and as that man has already produced as good n performer as Flora Fina. this youngster is expected to turn out a two-year-old of some class. Mr. Henderson also has a brown filly by this sire out of Dicker, the dam of Edith . n smart two-vear-oiq in IOL5 in the stable of I I. Weir, trainer "and paft owner or Old Rosebud, the Kentucky Derby winner of 101 1. The three yearlings in the Hendersor. string which are by other sires are also god looking youngsters and are all colts. One is by Jack Atkf1, out f that noted race mare and producer Tower of Caudles, while ImHIi the others are serviceable li"king colts. They are: Toastmaster. b. c. by Hastings Toscana: and Mikifula, br. c. by Carry Herrmann Grand Prize. This season the California turfman. A. It. Spn-ck-els. has sent the pick of his Napa Stock Farm foals of lOl.t to the Juarez track and trainer C. Y. Carroll thinks he has at least three prospective cracks in this string of 22 yearlings. Heretofore Mr. Spreckels hjis sent only a small division of his youngsters here and they have always made a fairly good showing, so he naturally expects this string of richly bred colts and fillies to show prominently in the juvenile; races that will begin here January 1. This band of yearlings so impressed y Mrs Sprecktls when she recently visited Xapa Slock Iarip. previous to their shipment to Juarez, that she lias planned to conn here with Mr. Sireck-els. It is the first time that trainer Carroll has betMi able to persuade the owner of Xapa Stock Farm to come here to see his horses race. These youngsters have made such an impression on their owner that he has instructed trainer Carroll to add to his Nupa stud any gixxl yrtung mare that horseman desires to purchase and also during the course of the season secure a young sire with a go;d racing rcford. and a rich pedigree, for service at Californias grealest thoroughbred stud. A good lot of yearlings are here In training iu the stable of Campbell and Gray. The senior member of this linn is one of the oldest trainers in the eountrv, being the "Incle Jimmio" Gray of Galen fame!. Galen, manv turfmen thought, beat Proctor Knott and Salvator in the tirst Futurity, though the judges placed him third. Campbell and Gray have five vcarlings in their barn, one being a lilly. Four of the collection are the first of the get of that young sire, Mint, a son of the; Huglish Derby winner, Rock Sand, whierh was brought west several years ago by J. L. Coyle, who first raced Hawthorn. These youngsters are as follows: Brown colt, out of La Dotta. Drown colt, out of Maggie Campbell. Brown colt, out of North Enid. Brown filly, out of Etlie M. The other yearling in the Campbell and Gray stable is a brown colt by Bowling Green Elia elOr. The La Dotta lilly is a half-sister to Bogy Johnson. Mr. Gray has four other horses in his stable here and it is the most extemsive string of horses that this Oklahoma firm has ever raced at Juarez, if the coining two-year-olds turn out as well as trainer Gray expects, this firm will. rae:e a stable em the Kentucky tracks the coining season. The yearlings that Dr. I. E. Clark has here in charge of trainer B. N. Vestal, have all been named and are as folleiws: Balma Vestal, ch. f, by Luck and Charity Miss Paninure. Bank, br. c, by Mint Miss Blair. Goodwin, b. c. by Luck and Charity Lulu Perkins. Little Luck, b. c. by Luck and Charity Lukera-nius. Sehulenburg. b. g. by Luke Ward Madge Hatten. Several of these youngsters have already- shown good trials here and promise to become early winners the coming season. The Juarez stakes for the two-year-olds of 1013 will close this year on December .111, and none of these events -will be run before February. S. M. Henderson lias brought he;ro from Kentucky to race a .maiden three-year-old geldlug, which has never started, and is a half brother to that great, horse. Highball, which won the last American Derby. This performer is named Clarke! ami Is by the noted Scintillant. which after racing in most brilliant form in Lnglaud, was brought to tins country and became one of the best stake winners iu the last great racing stable Ed Corrigan had in training. He was in the Corrigan barn at the same time with Rose Tree II. aud Marta Santa. Rose Tree II. now enjoys renown as the dam of Roanier. the leading three-ye-ar-old of the American turf iu 1!14. While Clarke may be only a selling plater, he is surely bred well enough, to be a star of the tirst water. J. X. Mounee-s stable-, now at Juarez, shows a remarkable feature iu one re-spect in that he has th-; old performer Golf Ball, now tell years old, still in training and iu the same barn with that son of Plaudit and Gutta Pere-ha he has Hard Ball. Virgie-dot aud .Miss Lewiston, all of which are the get ef this ten-year-old horse. Hard Ball being a three-year-old and the others two-year-olds. Recently Golf Ball was programmed as a starter on the same day that Hard Ball, his son. also went to the post. The ageel horse has won three races this ye;ar. He is the same age as the veteran gelding Geminell, which has also been winning here in spite of his advanced age. The horses that J. iuiensetter brought here from Kentucky include Dungara, Whims. Pajaroita, Kiva. Grover Hughes. Billows, Mabel Dulwehor, Yankee Tree. Bonny, and a ye-arllng brown flllv by Dick Welles Sweet Nell. Of the older horses iu the Umensetter stable. Bonny is the only one that has not as yet bee-n raced. She is a bay tilly now two-years-old by Transvaal Amaratitha. Groyer Hughes is being especially pointed for the Navidad Handi-cap. the big feature stake to be run hero on Christinas Day. and In the opinion of his owner, tl-- son of Handsel will be bard to beat III that eveut. The accident to jivokey J. Metealf. which kept him from riding several days recently, was much regretted by turfmen, as the boy has been riding in such consistently good form that he is a great favorite alike with horsemen and the general racim; public. Trainer Carroll of the Spreckels stable has aelvlsed the boy to avoiel taking mounts on unruly horses, as he does not want to lose his services when he. begins to race the Spreckels two-year-olds after January 1.