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CURRENT NOTES OF THE TURF. J. W. Coffroth is sanguine that 20 or more books will be in operation at the Tijuana track about the middle of December. The patronage is said to be increasing daily. I. B. Rennyson, business manager of the Business Mens Racing Association of New Orleans, is still confined to his bed, nursing a broken leg. He expects to be up and about in a short time. Kay Spence has a young apprentice lad named Harry Lunsford, witli him at Juarez, for whom he predicts a bright future as a knight of the saddle. Lunsford hails from Covington, Ky., and was a member of a vaudeville team known as the "Sweet Boy Singers." The Calumet Stable will be one of the newcomers to the turf during the coming season, and will include the horses of C. M. Garrison, a young mining man, long interested in copper properties. Several years ago Mr. Garrison owned a number of good horses, which he did not care to run in his own name for business reasons. The annual general meeting of the Ontario Jockey Club shareholders was held at the offices of the club Thursday, and the following were elected directors: President, Joseph E. Seagram; vice-presidents. Sir Lyman Melvin Jones and Col. William Hendrie; Col. Sir John S. Hendrie, George W. Beardmore, M. F. n., Capt. R. J. Christie, A. E. Dyment and Col. Dyment King Smith. A. J. A. Devereaux, well-known gentleman rider, met with a serious mishap while riding Mrs. C. A. Munns Arrow King in the Radnor Valley Form Challenge Cup, run under the auspices of the Radnor Hunt Club on Thanksgiving Day. Arrow King, when approaching one of the jumps in the middle of the course, slipped and fell, throwing Mr. Devereaux heavily, resulting in a fractured shoulder-blade and other painful injuries. Frank Herold will take Sevillian to Havana for Mrs. E. Arlington to race at Oriental Park, while Scarpla II. will be sent to W. L. Olivers place at Lakewood, N. J., along with old Republican, to be restcd-up during the winter months. Oliver will have a considerable colony of horses in his care and, in addition to those of Mrs. Arlington, will have the four-year-old Rebecca Moses, which raced well during the closing days of the Bowie meeting. Sam Rowan is the latest of El Paso sportsmen to join the ranks of race horse owners. Mr. Rowan has contracted with Fred Boughsman, formerly of the Tobe Ramsey stable, to train ills horses. For a starter, there are two yearling fillies, both of which are Texas-bred, coming from the Newman ranch. They will race under the names of Numerator and Neigher. The first-named is by Withers Kate Moody and the latter by Abe Frank Klamesha II. The opposition to the introduction of the mutuel system in England has its basis in the same interests as declared against it on this side of the Atlantic, and the end will be the same, too, though the old method will be harder to uproot over there. The dictum that Jegislation would be needed to validate the new method was controverted by the former counsel to the Jockey Club, who was of .opinion that, even in the present state of the law, the pari-mutuel system was legal. Francis Nelson In Toronto Globe.