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NOTES OF THE TURF. Jockey Frank ONeill will spend the holidays with relatives in St. Louis and will return to France about February 1. The Hamilton Spectator says that the report that Gordon Henderson may become secretary of the Hamilton Jockey Club is incorrect, and should not have been published Of the two-year-old Saratoga stakes recently closed, the Grand Union Hotel Stakes received 155 entries, the Hopeful, 136, United States Hotel Stakes 12S and the Spinaway, which is exclusively for fillies, 91. Wallie Brinkworth made his Mexican debut this winter. Wallie had raced horses and booked at every roiut of the racing compass but Juarez, and now can say with perfect truth, "I have been everywhere." El Paso Correspondent New York Sun. Dr. Maurice M. Leach, of Lexington, Ky., who for the past two years lias been successfully racing and selling American and English thoroughbreds in Australia, is on his way back to this country. He expects to arrive at Ixjxiugton about the second week in January. T. P. Schwartz is training a few thoroughbreds bred at the- Winters ranch uear Reno, Nov., at the Taiifonm track near San Francisco with the idea of shipping them to Juarez to race. He says that the Nevada Legisature may pass a law for a state racing commission with pari-mutuel betting legalized. There are some ik-Tsous who disregard statistics and declare that they "hate to see their money in the air." As a mutter of fact, favorites win steeplechases and hurdle races much more frequently than flat races. It will be odd if the jumping record is not more favorable to what in the circumstances is quaintly called "he talent" than the flat race season has been. London Referee.