MrGUohriet's mare, Bragela; by Panic— Phyllis, dropped a colfc on Monday last to Captivatpr, and visits King Cole. A colt by Johnny Faulkner, out mania, been Van IHemen'S Land. -1 ' ,K . 0 .[.,.[, The reason why Sardius started for the' Melbourne Cup was that his owner had several small Wagers on that he would start his horeei, and he saw no reason why he should not \vin his money. The financial result of Derby day this year is stated 'to be much greater than of any similar day in years past, This argues an increased' attendance. The "Bird Cage " was fairly patronised, but the returns were scarcely what were expected. The victory of Lochiel in the New Zealand Cu}> must now. do away for evex with the belief that the *?on of Prince Charlie is a non-stayer. The public fancy was right as regards hie being the horse of Mr Stead's stable, though thf,y went down in ji lamentable manner ovpr *
The field that contested the Welcome Stakes at Ellerslie and Riccarton daring the past week presented a very different appearance, and the advantage is alt on the side of the local race In of its , being: qf considerably less value. Five up for the C.J.C. "Welcome Stakes and thirteen for the Auckland race. „. ~
The ■Committee of the pacing, Club have decided to use the tofcalisator received on approval from ITew Zealand at the ensuing spring meeting. The machine, which, is a 15-horse instrument, anij bn^"of' flayesanii Jenkins-a patents, is a hftfidspme affair, the only objection to it ajfc preseijjj peing that it is worked from the fronfc, The purchase of the machine will not be effected \jntil after it is tried $ Bhvicjk next moiitlj. " Sportsman" says :—'• It is a singular fact tfiiat of the .28$ horses remaining in Melbourne. Cjip of, ' ifo present nqt one is Victpnaa bre4;, so tiiaj; wjjjichevor arijmal wins the grpat racing event of the year, this colpny cannqt bo regarded as the land of its birth, 4.be>'<rQr n > Recall, Frisco, Carlypn, iian Peer.Oakleigh, Algerian and Cnarniei? wore alt bred over the New SJouttii /Wates side ; whilst .Thvjnderbblt,: Silver Prince, Niagara, Enfilade, Whakawai, Esciitciieon and Tr4 n W' hail from New Ze.alan.cU Ta9: mania |s represented by 'Silyerntine and! and South Australia by Sardine, t)unl6p, 4^ u e«AQ> J?b u fifce and |wWH?Never before since its inauguration the* Melbo"^ 6 U P ee R ky a fiel4 of horses not oip of w}iioh Y|o%iriari Tbr44i 'W l ** o>erpfore, in one pspept, jjris leaist', the cape of the present can, fairly w regarded as It is tilso a nqtewprthy fact th'at'ojnly oiie mare, The is eiisaged in coming Cup, ana that of the twenty-four, horses left in there are no lees than ten three-year-olds, of which, three are owned by the 'Hon.. James White." * .
S»y9 an Australian exchange :-r-i" The disposition shovvn by backers of Wvaes to spedulato at '"the post" instead; of, as Ijitherto, weeks and lifionths ahead, i? becoming more. &Ips inoro «ye*B.if dfty,; and" itf a Uttle time it"iv quite likely ' *'. books on the raajQvity of races vyUl )?o done away with entirely an<| both client go tp the course 'with clean sheets. Even' 1 on the TSJ'elbourtie Cup thdr§ i,%! nothing approaching the amount of spfpulation there was on that won by Arsenal, and fell considorably shpit;. of thf> preyibujfofte; aiid lftajiy meballicians hav(s rtot>! yQt : wncten tt line, onthe RT^*^^, 6t |üßtr|(fp ' Tlif W
were wont to be wagered havo dropped to ( hundreds, and a couple of years agof % W af j boastfully but truly satd that a horse! could; £ be backed for the Melbourne Cup#!j*jg:A £25,000 or £30,000 without his price >being £ very much shortened. Those tunes haVe[ , changed, however, and better proof ih ( support of it could not be hadthaii yestep f day V experience in connection with the < rush on to The Australian Peer. Although ) only backed to win £6000 or £7000, he roue' -, from 100 to, 7 to 100: to 10, and at the latter i quotation there was evidently no| much i money in reserve," A , Racing matters in country districts are jdstnow in a transition state, and it hf ! , hoves members of clubs to act with, a; grea.fr deal of caution befpi^.committing themselves bo any line of action in respect to the rules under which they run, or they ffiay involve thehiselves in most unpleasant and long-continued trouble. In the interest, of true sport, and with a view to restrain as ; much as. possible malpractices ,'pii thel turf, more especially in country districts where little i»: known of the antecedent! of f>eraons visiting outside meetings, the A.R.C. last year introduced rules 4 which were fatal to country clubs. This was an error; but, as tpe sequel proved,- Iti was ari §rror dictated by right motives, for no sooner was _ the pernicious tendency of these rules pointed out than a change was promised, which is now effected. The new rujes of the A.R.O. which have come to hand contain not one obnoxious clause. To clubs running under these rules are afford fc k e protection and assistance they require, maintaining the integrity of meetings and the promotion of true sport, without in any way interfering with the local management. Seyerance from the A.B.C. means protection to neither horses, owners, nor stewards, andbhe courses of unregistered clubs would be invaded By the disqualified and the swindler of every class, without thepower to raise a restraining voice, for absolutely no punishment could be inflicted. Small clubs may be as pure as the gods, and the most virtuous rules may be drawn up, but both combined could not, battle with fraud. It would be but law without an Could exist no power to enforce obedierice. When metropolitan clubs meet country, clubs in the liberal spirit %he A.R.C. has done, affording them all the protection and information they can give, and make no unreasonable demands, it would be suicidal to sever, and set up a puny independent association, soon to crumble, leaving a heritage of disqualifications to the future which must for years remain a barrier to all racing prosperity in any district.—"Northern Advocate.'? The London correspondent of this journal writes :—-." The weather on Leger day was wretched, but the crowd seemed the sairie as ever. Nine runners Were telegraphed for the big race. Kilwarlin and Iridspord finished up equal favourites at 4_to 1 ; then came Merry Hampton arid Scottish King at 6tD 1"; and Phil at 15 'to. 2. AH these animals Were heavily backed, the two last especially being strong ordens for places at even mopey. A little money was laid out upon Timothy at 100 to 7, and Servile and | Grandison found plenty of friends at 20 to 1. Against Carrasco 40 to 1 was fruitlessly offered. :', A'" ', '' A . i : " la the parade Kil#arliri showed such temper that Robinson dropped out and made straight for the starting corner. Here too, Mwever, f/Ord Rodney's colt bucked, kicked; arid persistently refosM'tb; join his horses, eventually, to the horror of everyone, being;left behind at thepOst. ■■,'■-% Sierfect yell went up from the liugjas this act wae realised, and "20 to 1 Kilwarlin " became the universal cry. The field had gone fully lqdyards; before th> erraht animal put his head, oil his ohes4> and started off like a steam engine. Ghee away ; however-, it; that,the, biothetivto Beodigp,was-travelling far faster* than the other- eight, runners, and as "the. colbslowly closed up with the whippersin; hundreds to five against him beramo less, plentiful. - Before a mile had been traversed Kilwarlin' had: caught h& horses and was carefully steadied. Servile 1 and Merry Hampton had made the running for tho first part of the race, but nearinjg the turn for hoihe John Osborne drove Phil to the front, arid Mr Fenwiek's colt made such a bold show rounding the bend that even money was laid on his victory. A minute later, ; hoMrever, he faltered, and amidst jubilant shouts from; followers Of the Man ton scarlet, Iridspord assumed the , Kilwai'iiu. was now closing up! with tbp front division, and when Iridspord compounded half way do\ifn; th© straight! Lord Rodney's colt shot gallantly tothe frpnt. Altripst iminediabely, bowr. ever, ho Was challenged right and left :by Merry Hariipton and Timothy, A dingdong race ensued between the three, buf Kilwarlin managed to Qtall both of them, o|| and eventually won cleverly by about half a length frohi Merry Hampton, who beat Timothy a head for the second place, whilst Phil, who came again, was only a neck behind the latter, fourth. The finish was Orie of the finest ever witnessed &t Honcaster, apd Will never be forgotten by those who witnessed it. Lord Rodney's face was wreathed in.smiles as he led the winner back to scale, arid even Captain Macholl for once looked positively cheerful. The ring have, vulgarly ' speaking, 'got 'snuff* over the race,ahd; (as usual in Such cases).were loud in their waitings." '?.: '■'' "V '" ' ' A' ' : '
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SPOUTING GOSSIP., Auckland Star, Volume XVIII, Issue 267, 12 November 1887, Supplement
SPOUTING GOSSIP. Auckland Star, Volume XVIII, Issue 267, 12 November 1887, Supplement
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