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NOTES OF THE TURF. The Texas legislature is considering I bill to tax bookmakers. J. K. Fletcher of Gallatin, Teun.. will race a large stable of horses on the eastern tracks this year. The sum of fl.MO represents the forfeit list of Hie National Steeplechase and Hunt Association for i:to»3. C. T. Henshall says Ciuetle is to be bred lo Adam and that Massada and lronta will be sent to Handspring. Ihe splints have been removed from jockey Mountains arm and he hopes to lie able to return to the saddle within a fortnight. According to a dispatch from Memphis. John lay has announced his intention of quitting the turf to engage in the poultry business. iloritier is reported to be coming around all right at New Orleans and owner MeCorinick expects him to be able to start again in a few days. the best two year olds in the stable of Henry M. Ziegler are said to be the Mack colt by Star Shoot lis nana, and the bay filly by Woolsthorpe — Tomiuie Bell. The Cosmopolitan Handicap, which was originated by the Westchester Kacing Association as a feature tor tlie opening day of its second spring meeting last year, has been renewed for this year. Fltiinatum. the bay mare by King Alfonso— Ultima, by I-xtngtoii. died at the farm of H. It. Wood, near Frankfort, Ky.. Januarj 10. Her death was due to old age. She was 25 years old. Sir Callant. the seven-year-old brother to Six Shooter, by Sir Hixon — Kentucky Belle II., has been sold by G. W. Boole to V. M. Anderson. Mr Gal hint is to go into the stud in Nebraska. Three Fnglish bred ataBhaai will make public sea sons at I.dwaril Corrigans fat in in Kentucky this year. They are Marta Santa. Cactus II. and Bran-tome. Marta Santas first crop are now yearlings uutl they are a Uue looking lot.