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TO CORRESPONDENTS.

E.W.S.-'-The looal bookmakers have a rule or understanding with backers that on Australian raCee they "bet all in" on the day of a race. It you backed Zalinski on the day the Australian Cup was run, you therefore lose.

!N ext Thursday the Taranaki Jockey Club Anniversary Meeting takes place. Several Anckland'-owned horsee are engaged in the loading event, for which the following weighte have been declared. Acceptances close tio-nighb :—

Ib is reported thab the Wellington Racing Club intends next year to place a big two-year-old race on the programme for ita Summer Meeting. The Wangnuui Jockey Club talk about raising the added money of their Cup to l,ooosovs. Hopeful ]£a.te was pub up for sale yesterday at SWter and Nolan's yards. Whon the bidding reach 90g8, she was knocked down to W. MoMina'min. Acoepiances for the Helensville Meeting close bo-ni^ht. J. Rae has returned from Napier, and brought Morion back with him. Harry Harrison had Nile brought over from Major Mair's estate afc Lake Takapuna this week, where the youngster had been indulging hi a spell. Mr S. H. Gollan's Kiniberley ran second to S. M. Wilson's Elland (by Brae de FerGlyceririe) at the Caulfield Meeting last Saturday. Mr W. R. Wilson won the South Yarra Handicap, 1 mile, with Thought (by St. Albans—Eile"en), ab the Gaillfield Meeting last Saturday. Tiraillerie failed to get a place in the event. Mr Donald Wallace intends giving up his private training establishment shortly, and Walter Hiokenbotham will assume tho role of public trainer. This is owing to Mr Wallace's intention to devote his time to breeding. Major George has gone to Japan on a visit) (cays a Sydney paper). During his absence The Workman will remain in Mr James Monaghan's stables at Lower Randwick, unless somebody comes along W|ith a cheque for £1,000, when they may take him away. The sum of 775 guineas was offered for The Workman and refused. Here we have a tried horse, which won the V.R.C. Farewell Handicap, carrying Bab lib, and carving out the mile in lmin 41isec, going beggiftg for a iiew owner ab the sum mentioned, While yearlings Which have never learned tho rudiments of racing are eagerly sought after, and larger sums paid tor "them. This state of affairs appears to be ridiculous. A writer in London " Truth " has ib thab unless many of the 33 animals which were lefb in the Eclipse Stakes of lO.OOOsOvs., and are thus Hable for 115sovs. each, aro there by mistake, their owners are nob fib to be ab large. The presence of Orme in the list caused the uncomplimentary remark. At latest dates that colt was still first favourite for the English Derby, bub receded bo 5 to 2 consequent on a strong run down to 7 to 1 being made in- favour of his stable companion, the unbeaten LaFleche. It is understood that both will run independently of the other. While exercieing at Riccarton (writes "Castor ") Mr Murphy's mare Regina meb with an accident. It is presumed that she pub her foot inbo a hole wbilsb galloping, as on pulling up, it was found that she had smashed her fefclock joint. Efforts are being made to save the mare. Two trotting clubs have been formed in Wellington. The most influential of the two, the Wellington Trotting Club, i« presided over by Mr H. D. Crawford, the popular proprietor of Mirmar, an estate near town, ovor which tho most enjoyable of the Hunfe Club funs have taken place. ~ , , , Trahan, who, ib will bo remembered, steered old Commotion in most of his triumphe, ia doing so well in India that he does nob wish to return to Australia for some time to come. It may jusb possibly coma about that he will have the mount on the ex Auckland owned Reprisal, whom ibis intended to nominate for the Viceroy Cuj), a race which has fallen to numerous Aufi-traiian-bred horses. Strathmore is tho only colb that has) ever •won the Caulfield Guineas, Vicborian Derby and Sb. Leger treble. Thos Lyford, the , well-known Southern crocs-country jockey, has acquired a small farm in the Taranaki district, and has left Riccarton to take .possession of hia new For some reason or other, a writer in the Canterbury "Times" is ever singing the braises of Kulnine. The latest suggestion & thab the horse would make a formidable candidate for the V.R.C. Grand National Hurdle Race. The Hobarbville proprietary are not havjntr the best of luck with their new purchase, Too Soon, aa the pasb fortnight the eon of Antoros-Steppe has been smfering eeverely from an attack of fever. On Monday last Mousquetaire, Culloden and a Wood Nymph colb were to be oifered for «ale ab Melbourne. The first-named nnati Mr Gollan, his present owner, 2,050g5. afa feX, and has nob y6fc carf led silk. Bo is own brother to Zalinaki. _ Joe Thompson, bho Australian leviathan, »as not fallen into the bed of roses he automated in England. The dukes, earls, Son? &c., wfthwhoni he haS been betting heavily, always manage to turn tap *hen tshoy win f but succeed regularly in foribUngtoeettfewhen they lose The fact I« that Jee .has been heavily hit, and he admibs ib. Thompson ie said to be looking toward Australia again, and has given publicity bo bhe statement thab he intends coming out before the next Melbourne Cup iS Mi" R Wilson, the Broken Hill silver Vine is ab present a long way n> the lead among Victorian winning bwnere, and with

his formidable string is likely to continue there. He has won £13,364 during the seaeon, principally with Strathmore and Zahnski. Mr J. Redfearn, through Malvolio's ™^m^u ellleunie Cu P- i! credited wioh £10,214 Mr J. B. Clarke £9,933, MiGeorge Hill £3,510, Mr E. Keys £3,251, Mr £.«n^ a I i 2 ' m > Mr W - Forrester £2,430, and Mr S. Miller £1,960. The English racing season for 1892 has commenced, and the cable brings us intelligence of the first important handicap of t3 ,»° n - viz -' fchG Lincolnshire Handicap of l.OOOsovs, one mile. This fell to Mr tflundell Maple's Clarence, a three-year-old son of Saraband and Princess Arena, while w r j- *\ 2?. n! , n(ra, Ac «>bab (by Trapeze— Nr.dine) failed second place, and Sir C. Hfirtropps Linkboy (by Rotherhill-Losb Link) was third. The result of the Liverpool Grand National Steeplechase of 2,Uoosovß, about 4 miles and 856 yards, should come to hand to-day. The practice of naming yearlinga prior to submitting thorn to sale is by no moans popular in Australia, and in connection therewith the correspondent of tho " Leader remarks : "It is to be regretted tho former mistake of naming theKirkbam yearlings before submitting them to the hammer has been perpetuated. The practice is a most objectionable one, and should be discontinued. Surely anybody buying a yearling should have the right of bestowing any name he pleases. The withholding of this privilege is of itself a source of annoyance to buyers, but still more tantalising is it; to be compelled to pay an extra " ;iver" to have the yearling's cognomen changed bocauso he has been given a name already held by somo other animal on the tv rf."

The Victorian galloway Toltie, who runs in Maifcland'enomination and whom tint trainer once expressed a wish to match against Mi- \V. R. Wilson's Coin, must indeed be a Clinker, as she carried 9at 101b heme easily in the Epsom Ivanhoo Handicap recently, and ran the distance, five and a-quarter furlongs, in Imin 7gsec. According to the latest information the Now Zealand horses Florrio, Freedom, and Freeman have boon given physic. It is the intention of Mr Dixa O'Brien to take tliam to Sydney to compete at the A.J.C. Autumn Meeting, The system of having an official inspection of sires in France has resulted in a great improvement in the soundness. The nrmber of all kinds examined for use in 1891 was 6,173, an increase of 245 on the previous year, and of these only 181 were rejected. The percentage of rejections has fallen fiom 5-84 in 1880 to 5-93 in 1891, a proof of the value of the restrictions which the authorities put on the use of unsound or unlit stallions.

The English Jockey Club has turned a deaf ear to the entreaties of T. J. Colder and T. Loates to bo reinstated. They will not even permit them to ride work. Some very interesting particulars, involving a great deal of rosoarch and calculation, have been got together by a French sporting paper called the " Jockey " with regard to the performances of Dollar and hi 3 numerous progeny at the stud. This horse, a son of the Flying Dutchman and Payment, was one of the best thab over trod the French turf. The progeny ot his sons have won 545 races, worth £100,400, while the produce of his daughters have won 404 races, worth £100,040, so thab altogether Dollar's progeny have to their credit 1,553 races, worth not far short of £400,000. The earnings of the produce of Dollar's daughter Rupee in New Zealand would materially add to the total.

TARAXAKI JOCKEY CLUB HANDICAP, OF 250SOYS_ One and a-half milos. st lb st lb Cynisca .. ..9 0 VYeka .. ..7 3 Boulanger .. 8 12 Free Lance ..7 2 Whisper .. .. 8 10 Prestige .. ...7 0 Ingoriim .. ..8 4 Awarua Rose .. f>18 VanJDiemon .. 8 3 Tornedo .. .. 6 12 Morion 8 3 Yattaghnn .. 6 12 Sco*, Free ..8 2 La Petite Fille .. 6 10 Fratcrnita ... 8 2 St. Malo .. .. ti 9 Loch Ness .. 7 12 Hakimana ... 6 9 Dolce* .. ..7 11 Tattler ... ..6 9 Heather B611 ..7 6 Turehu .. ., 6 9 Krina .. ..7 6 Durus .. ;. 6 8 TUeDre*mor ..7 5 Sho 6 7 Queen of Trunipd 7 5 Lady Leger ..6 7 Thame .. ..7 5 Tullock .. ..6 7 Hlierfana.. ..7 4 Musket .. ..6 7

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TO CORRESPONDENTS., Auckland Star, Volume XXIII, Issue 73, 26 March 1892

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