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CURRENT NOTES OF THE TURF It is reported that former jockey Griffith, who recently joined the United States aviation corps. aa-;is killed iu an accident at Mineola. The report has it that Griffith Avas repairing his machine when he was struck by a revolving propeller blade. George AVingfields good mare Celesta, AVhJeh lias not raced since the 1916 spring meeting at Churchill Downs, is being prepared for the Reno meeting, opening September 14. George Berry reports that the old mare is showing her old-time speed iu her work.