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NOTES OF THE TURF. J. S. McDonald, a California correspondent, refers io It. F. Carman as "a rough toss gambler wifh a New York society prestige." The Canadian turfman, J. J. Walsh, has sent to New Orleans for jockey John Bullman. Bullman rode for Walsh on the Canadian circuit last season. Alfred Stanford, who was a good rider on the tracks around San Francisco twelve or fifteen years ago, was a visitor at the Oakland track a few days last week. Tony Wallace, who last year managed the Suburban Park merry-go-round at McDonoughville, La., is handling a less than formidable string for Talbot Bros, at New Orleans. It Is reported that James B. Brady, the New York turfman, will spend the winter at Los Angeles, where he will devote the afternoons to watching th races at the new track. The New York Telegraph absurdly, spitefully iiul editorially declares that .Boots" Durnell suffered because August Belmont sought to pay off an old debt against John W. Gates. The jockeys riding at Oakland are forming a lwseball team to play the newsboys team. The first game will probably be played next Sunday. . Walter Miller Is slated to play on second base. Jockey W. Fischer is trying to remove the ban placed on him a short time ago when they restricted Ills riding to that of his contract employer, J. B. Dunn. Fischer wants to take some outside mounts..! I Riley Grannan still hangs on to the racing game and is at New Orleans betting in a small way, but persistently and with the average luck of a man who by temperament and training chooses the betting avocation. Barney Schrciber expects to divide his time this winter between Santa Anita Park and Oakland, but he is said to be partial to the new track, in which he owns a large interest, and may accordingly be tempted to spend the greater part of the winter there. W. W. Finn has been offered tempting sums from U. Z. De Annan and others for the unexpired contract Finn has with jockey Heatherton. As the contract has sixteen months yet to run Finu says he is In no hurry to sell It, as he agrees With most of his friends that Heatherton, with opportunity to develop, will become a first-class rider. Jacob Pincus, the veteran rider and trainer, has a couple of two-year -olds in his care down at Sheepshead Bay, whose turf career Avill he watched with interest by horsemen next season. The interest is not alone" in the fact that trainer Pincus is in charge, but they will race in the colors of Mr. Cassatt. a son of the late A. J. Cassatt, who for years was one of the foremost turfmen in the country.