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CURRENT NOTES OF THE TURF. Quiller Morse, who rode for .Manns Daly MBJ years ago in Montana, died at Helena, Montana. Tuesday at the age of 05. The jockeys R. Mitchell and Peart, who were attached to Mr. W. K. Yanderbilts stable in France, have joined the British arm.i. Jockey Frank Murphy is riding in his best form at New Orleans, and horsemen look to see him give Robinson. Lykes and Crump a race for riding honors from now on. Joekey Frank Robinson is a tall boy and has troubl- making weight, especially when the weather is cold. The hilly and damp weather malm weight -ma king hard. Blackie Daw. Nobleman. McAdoo. Bell Boy. Sansyming and Jane Straith are said to b,e rounding into form at the Fair Grounds and will take a lot of beating if placed right. The horses of the Wickliffe Stable, now quartered at Churchill Downs, are reported to have wintered in great condition and are expected to make a much better show this season than in 1910. R. L. Bakers good handicap horse Pif Jr. is slowly rounding into form at the Fair Grounds ami will be ready for the big stake to be run during the latter part of the meeting. Charles Fairbrother lias to work hard to keep down to riding weight. In fact, Fairbrother dors not care to do much riding in cold weather on account of the difficulty of keeping light. Word has reached New Orleans that judge Price has reinstated Jockey Bert Hollister, who was ruled off at Juarez for alleged riding of Burnt Candle witli a battery. Hollister is a good jockey and can ride at 10.1 pounds. Harry A. Buck, editor of the Racing Calendar and secretary of the Cnited Hunts Association, has written from Nassau that his health has improved greatly since he went to the Bahamas. He will spend the winter there. W. V. Casey is considered an excellent judge of two-year-olds and usually is quite successful in getting young racers fit and ready for the races. He has sent a number of winners to the post at New Orleans since the first of the year. Joe Kederis has been riding many years, but is such a small fellow that he eats as much as he wants and yet can weigh in under 105 pounds if necessary. Kederis is one of the few veteran riders who find it easy to keep from taking on weight. John Hoffman, one of the old school of trainers, is a visitor at the Fair Grounds. He trained the stable once raced by Chris Smith., a noted "plunger." In the string were the great mare. Vo Tambean and several others. Hoffman is wintering several horses at Louisville and dropped down to see the sport at New Orleans. John L. Weber, one of the most widely -known horsemen and lovers of the turf in New Jersey, is dead at his home, in Trenton, after an illness of one week from pneumonia. Mr. Weber conducted sales and livery stables on Brunswick avenue for years, and was identified with race tracks in this section for a quarter of a century. He was seventy-two years old. W. Jardine died recently at Vpperville. Va., where he had been some years manager of the Blue Ridge Stud for Henry T. Oxnard Mr Jar-dine was well and favorably known among horsemen, lie came to New York in the early nine ties and was with the late Mr. Forl os when he Imported Meddler, being also at one time connected with the Atlantic Transport Line. Grant Hugh Browne, the well-known turfman, has announced that he has completed a deal by the terms of which he and his associates have acquired a lease of Madison Square Garden, covering a year from March 1. with the option of renewal. Browne said there was now being organized the National Sports Club of America and that it would at once make application for a license to hold boxing contests in the arena. Joseph Harlan and John Coleman are two former layers of odds during the heyday of California lacing who no longer are at all interested in the sport. Both nre in business in San Francisco. The latter is reputed to be doing particularly w 11 in the real estate business, in which he embarked before the cessation of racing at Oakland. Joseph Rose is another former California layer who is taking lift easy at San Francisco. There is another scheme afoot among the New Orleans Jefferson Parish chance- takers to open a | race track on the New Orleans side of the river I within twenty-five minutes ride of Canal street. The plans suspected is for an opening yearly about Thanksgiving Day and operating until January 1, with a spring meeting of thirty days after the main New Orleans meeting closes. Such a track will only add to the present trouble at New Orleans. Corrigan and McKinney. Wickliffe Stud, secured at the sales held at Newmarket. England, on January 17, a sister to The Tetrarch, the best two-year-old in England in 1913. This mare is a chestnut and is now three years old, being by Roi Herode — Yah-ren. by Bona Vista, next dam Castania, by Hagioscope. She has not been raced, owing to conditions in Ireland where she was trained as a two-year-old. She will be immediately shipped to America and put in training, but her racing ability is a secondary consideration, as he was purchased primarily because of her desirability as a broodmare.