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NOTES OF THE TURF. It is said that the western Canada circuit which has been organized for the coining season will include Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina and Moose Jaw. The Empire City track at Yonkcrs is the New York property that has been leased by the promoters of a big fair who propose to have racing as one of the attractions. The turf possessi-s a great enthusiast in R. J. Mackenzie, the millionaire railroad magnate of Winnipeg. Man. Although he has extensive busines-t interests which require his attention at home. Mr. Mackenzie manages to devote considerable time to his running and trotting strings and he is in the apart Cor the love of racing horses purely and simply. It is some ten year* since Mr. Mackenzie first entered racing as an owner. He is rapidly becoming one of Americas most prominent racing men. It may not be generally known that the great Isinglass, which died not long ago. was the progeny of Deadlock, a mare retrieved from the shafts and once sold for 00. Her erstwhile owner, the late Capt. Machcll. was jollied into buying her by the late Lord Alington. They were going over the lat-ters stud farm, when I,ord Alington. to he jocular, -aid: "Now. theres a mare worth ,500." When his comiwinion replied with good natured sarcasm that he would give S1O0. to his surprise he found the mare was his. Utagjaa* was the mares third foal. When only two year* old Deadlocks hocks were so bad she was discarded .from racing stables. Then for three or four years she pulled a dog cart, let Isinglass won 80,075.