Mr J. Pilbrow has gone to Australia on a risit.
Wullangra is first favourite for tho Great Metropolitan Stake* at 100's to 8 (taken). The Tasmnninn Uuciu^ Club liuto decided to offer I.OOOsotm. for the noxt lloban Cup. The Hawko's Bay Jockey Club cleared ovor £170 at Uieir recent Steeplechase Mooting. This yoar tho weights for tho English Dorby wero, for the first time, colta !)st., fillies Bst. 01b.
Aclaia is tho only ono of tlio ChrUtchurch Middle I'ork Stud Company mares not ia fool this season.
The Dauphin, winner of tho G.J.C. Derby of ISSI, is open for leuso for the forthcoining racing season. lietting on tho N.Z. Cup is ot a staitdetill in Cnristchurch, Sou •woaUr roruaina favourite ut 100'.* to 15 (olTured).
Friday next, Ist of August, ii tho oqnino birthday. All horscn in Anstnilia and Now Zealand are twolvo months oklur on that dnto.
Mr 11. Biv^tingH has boen elected President of tho Dunodin Jockoy Club for the cunning year, and tho Hon. Q, McLean Vice-President.
Wull.-in^ra and Jeesio are the most fanciod in Sydney for tho Hawkosbury Handicap, and 100 to (>' in tho boat price obtainable about tho pair. Moody, tho winner ot tho Consolatiou at tho S.A.J.C. Steoplechasos, paid a dividend in tho outnido totnlisator of £72 18s. There was only ono solitary invostor on him. Writes " Tout Cola ":—Thoro seoms a constant inclination atnongat a certain soction of Sydney baokors to nibble at the South Australian horse, Sir Garnet, for the Melbourno Cup, Tho stud horso Patriarch, located at Napior, has had to be destroyed. Patriarch was got by Yattondon out of Days of Old, and was a big performer on tho Australian turf.
Owing to tho abolition of tho totalis.it or and public betting, it is thought that ultimately tho South Australian Jockoy Club (Adelaide) will have to ga to the wall and wind up its affairs.
It is said that Hungarian jockeys sometimes tio a clove of garlio to their racer's bits, so that tho horses that run against them will fall back as soon as they breathe the offensive odour.
A number of alterations and improvements aio to bo effected to tho Canterbury Jockey Club race-course at Riccarton. Seven or oight boxes, which are badly wanted, are also to be erected.
The billiard match between Roberta and Poall, played during tho Epsom Derby week, resulted in a viotory for Poall. Roberts conceded 2,000 start in a game of 10,000, and was boaten by 589 points. "Augur" states regarding tho Melbourne Cup weights that of tho horses from 7st. 81b. to 7st. he likes nothing so well as Garfield, Bargo, Vorgy, Ned-o'-the-Hille, Wing, Wal'angra, and The Broker. Nicholas, the son of Robinson Crusoe and Dagmar, who proved such a disappointment when trusted with tho care of Mr do Mestre's colours in the last Melbourne Cup, has gone to tho stud. An exchange tells of Homo " beet, on record" jumping at Madison Square Gardens, New York. A horso called Leo is credited with having negotiated, during a trial for hunters, a rail 6 feet 5 inches high.
" Nomo " thinks the winner of the Great Metropolitan Stakes will come from the following lot: —Martini-Henry, Warwiok, Jessio, Bristol, Despot, Littlo Sister, Coir, Britisher, Battailous, Wallanjjra, Reginald, and Wing Walton, the Yankee plunger, who, during ono season in England', hit the ring to tho tune of £75,000, has once more beon knocked ont, the defeat of his colt, Richmond, jo the English Dorby, being the last nail in his coffin.
Inclusivo of tho 300 sovs.,which according to the conditions of tho race, were to bo awarded the second horse, the Derby this year was worth £4,850, this sum being equally divided botweon the dead-heaters, St. Gatien and Harvester.
Mr G. L. Lorillurd has, it is assorted, refused an offer of 15,000 dollars for tho last filly Louisotte, by Glenelg out of Stamps, by Lexington. The three-yoar-pld evonts for which she is engaged are, by many, believed to be quite at her mercy. Of tho two dead-heators in the English Derby, Harvester was got by a horse standing ad 150 guineas, whilo the services of the supposed sire of St. Gutiun could have beon obtained for 3 guineas before his now celebrated son had run in the Derby.
The best two-year-old at Home (says "The Field,") is Necromancer, by Touchet (grandson of Stockwell) out of Enchantress, sister to Lennoxlove, by Scottish Chief out of Ladylove, by Blair Athol (son of Stockwell), a colt bred by Mr Quartermaine East, and now the joint property of that gentleman and Matthew Daweon.
In " Augur's " remarks on tho Caulfield Cup weights, he writes as followe concerning Martini-Henry :—"I am positive that we h'ave seen the son of Musket thoroughly fit only once, and that was in the spring of last year, and if Mr Pennelly can " nick " him again in October, this Caulfield Cup should nearly, if not quite, fall to his lot." A meeting of breedors was to have been held at Doncaßter shortly after ..the miail left, the object being to frame a petition to the Jockoy Club to allow of purchasers of yearlings to take over if they so wish the engagements of the youngsters so that in the case of the death of the original nominators they will not, as is p»~*u«p»«e, become invalidated.
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CONDENSED ITEMS., Auckland Star, Volume XXVI, Issue 4430, 26 July 1884
CONDENSED ITEMS. Auckland Star, Volume XXVI, Issue 4430, 26 July 1884
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