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NOTES OF THE TURF. J. E. Madden has leased the two-year-olds Blue-stock and Clay IIgeou; to. James Fitzsiminons. Former jockey W. Dean is back at Oakland after ;an absence of two years. He is backing them from the ground. R. McDaniel has signed to ride thchorses T. J. Healey will start during the Washington Jockey Club meeting. ; Starter A. B. Dade will spend a few weeks on a hunting trip near his "librae rh Kentucky"? after he leaves Washington. Several horses in the stable of P. Dunne are on the ailing list, among tliein a highly tried youngster which has slight chance for recovery.. Careless, owned by W. G King-Dodds, died Saturday as a result of having contracted a. severe cold en route to New Orleans from Latonia. Burlew and ONeill and J. H. McCormick have engaged John Whitlow of New York, for the winter season, as plater of the horses In their stables. Trainer E. Peters has arrived at Oakland with the thirteen horses ho will handle this winter for It. A. Raiuey, P. H. McCarren and T. M. Cassidy. Veterinary surgeon Shannon of Lexington, who has been treating Miss Doyle , for a fractured shoulder, says she will be kept In a sling for some time yet, but is doing well. The new track at Santa Anita Park will be opened for the working of horses next Wednesday, and the horses at Ascot Park, except "yearlings, will be transferred to the new track. It is reported that Joe Ullraan, who has been in a sanitarium since last spring, has made half a million dollars In the stock market on deals he made before becoming mentally unbalanced. Thomas Nepper will train the nineteen horses George C. Bennett will race at New Orleans this winter. James Duckworth will operate the book Bennett will have in tlie ring during the winter. Lad of Langden has been registered with the Jockey Club as owned in equal partnership by R. E. Watkins and Jerome F. Heilly. The horse will be- raced in the name of Mr. Watkins. Joseph Fetz, Jr., reports the deaths of the following yearlings: Bay colt, by Salvado Annie H.; chestnut filly, by Salvado Clarello; chestnut colt, by Salvado Lily Dale and a bay colt, by Salvado Maguelone. Halifax will not be sliipped to Oakland after all. He has developed catarrhal fever at Bound Brook, and his owner. John Shields, says the horse will not be in condition to take along when he Icavc3 for the coast. The Brownleigh Park Stable has been sent into winter retirement at Goshen, N. Y. It was first planned to race some of the horses at Benning, but trainer Claxon did not think the prospects of winning a race worth the trip. The San Antonio Fair Association was compelled to call off the racing" card Saturday owing to the flooded condition of the track. This Is the second time during the present meeting that the races were declared off on account ot rain. Persons making wagers at Oakland have been notified to hold their tickets until the official announcement of the result is made. This action has been taken for the reason that the club is having considerable trouble with persons who tore up their tickets after the horses were placed but before bets were declared off on the sixth race last Wednesday.