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TO CORRESPONDENTS.

FH-The late Hon. Jameg White won 238 races, being represented by 60 winning horses. In stakes, including his entrance money, the decoased won the handsome sum of £121,38517*.

icsTRALiAN papers to hand to day show that a good deal of wagering has taken place on the Caulfield and Melbourne Cup 3 both in Sydney and Melbourne. Sundial has bean backed straight out for Jba Caulfield Cup ab 100 to 4, and has been supported for the double with leweller for the Melbourne Cup ab 1,000 jo 2. Paris, Newton, Fulham, All There uid Scrip have also been supported in loubles for the Caulfield Cup with Oxide, Vakeel, Jeweller, Sternchaaer, Camoola, Malvolio, Culloden and Malolo for the Melbourne Cup. For the latter event jtraighb out 100 to 5 is offered jn the field, Sternchaser, Jewelier. Mavolio and Malolo being favourites. Beverley, too, which is handicapped ab Bab 51b in Caulfield Cup, had friends, and one punter accepted 5,000 to 7£ about Beverley and Camoola, and 5,000 to 8 about Beverley and Oxide, while 5,000 to 10 went down in Jhe book of another backer to the credit of ijundial and Jeweller. The same price was accepted on behalf of Birinji and Jeweller. Ona of the local pencillers records having laid 200 bo 10 against St. Hippo for the Hew Zealand Cup a day or two back. One cannot help inclining to the opinion after reading the weights for the Christchurch Grand National Steeplechase (writes the Napier scribe " Buff and Black ") that Norton will take a pewer of beating with all his 12.12. The way he raced at Hastings showed he was a great horse, and that obstacles are no trouble to him. The only other horse I really like in the race is Tiritea, who may possibly beab bhe top weight when the day arrives. He should make a big attempt any way, and I would not be surprised if he was heralded as the Winner. A country exchange has it thab the racing mare Moss Rose has considerably improved !n appearance of late, and ia expected to aclipse all her previous good deeds. She is handicapped in Caulfield Cup at Bsb 51b. The Melbourne Hunt Club have decided to introduce a novelty in connection with their next meeting, to be held at Flemington in October. One of the races will be the Drag Cup, a cross-country event) over Ihree miles. The riders of horses weighted ab 12ab and over will wesr pink hunting jackets, and riders of races weighted under 12sb will wear black jackets. The horses will be started together, and there will be a prize in each class—the firsb among the pinks winning* trophy and the firsb among the blacks winning another. This will be a double thab will give backers some trouble in picking. A writer in an exchange has it that th6re is nob now any such thing as welshing in Brazil, the racing authorities in that dislauti country having taken measures to Stamp out ab least thab one evil associated with the turf. All the regular metallicians, so tho correspondent referred to says, are Jocked up in a huge stone building with grated windows, through which they beb with the public, and are nob free to leave the racecourse until their clients have departed. There was a time when bookmakers in Brazil preferred to pay winning backers " by tbo mile" instead of in coin, hence the introduction of the new system. The story may be true or may nob, and is given tor what ib is worth. The Colonial Secretary's Department reports thab the number of race days on which the use of the tobalisabor was authorised during the pasb year were :-1889-90, 241 • 1890-91, 278 ; 1891-92, 300 ; 1892-93, 307* The tobalisator Hcenseß issued were 187* in 1889-90 ; 219 in 1890-91; 234 in 1891----92 • and 240 in 1892-93. The percentages paid to the Treasury from tptalisator investments throughout the colony from the Ist of April, 1892, to the 31sb March, 1893, amounted to £10,800 11s 9d, sent from bhe following disbricts-.-Auckland, £1,817 18s 5d • Taranaki, £449 15s 5d ; Wellington, £2 509 Gs 9d ; Hawke's Bay, £1,425 9a 8d ; Nelson, £106 4s lOd ; Marlborough, £50 lla 8d: Canterbury, £2,129 Is 8d; Otago, £1,586 13s 4d ; Southland, £303 6a; Westland, £342 ss. From a good source " Spectator learns thab Otakeho was backed ab Hawke's Bay for a level £50 to finish in fronb of Norton in the Grand National Steeplechase. The Dowager Duchess of Montrose has jusb losb the most famous mare in her stud, as devotion, the dam of Thebais, St. Mar B «3rite, Clairvaux, and obher good horses, died afber foaling. ■ Devobion, who was by Stockwell—Alcestis by Touchstone —Sacrifice by Voltaire, was bred ab tho Acton »tud in 1869, and she cost the late Mr Stirling Crawford no more than 75us. The conditions of the Novel Hurdle Race, to be run under the auspices of the Oaklands Hunt Club, at Caulfield, on July 29, are so uncommon thab they are worth giving in full. They are as follows :" A welter handicap ; amateur riders. Horses to bo ridden by bona fide owners, who must have been such for ab leasb three months prior to day ot race. Lowest weight not less fchan 9sb 71b ; owners to declare ab time of entry the weight ab which the horse Will be ridden, and which weight) or over, or the handicap weight, wheo ifc exceeds the declared weight, must be carried in the race. A distance hnndicap of twelve yards will be allowod for every full 51b in which tho declared weight at time of entry exceeds the weight ab which bhe horse is handicapped." Satisfactory accounts are to hand concerning Strathmore, Zalinßki, and Carnage, wTio are all doing good work for the time, and ore sound and well up to date._

A report comes from Melbourne saying thab Jonathan is amiss. He is engaged in the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups.

In Sydney the other day, a man was sen.tenoed'to six weaka' imprisonment" without the option," for an offence against the Bottine Houses Suppression Acb—to wit, running a tote. , .... Rumour hath ib thab the trophy which is to accompany the next Melbourne Cup will probably take the form of a punch-bowl. Nothing definite, however, is settled. Ib is said of Royal Oak, winner of the V.R.'J. Maiden Steeplechase recently, that nothing less than a bobble of ale daily will induce him to partake of his regular feed. He emptied a bobtle after his last wm. A letter has been received from Mr H. Oxenham, the Australian penciller, giving come of his experiences of the English Derby. Among bhe payments exacted from'liiraat Epsom are sgs for a box in the grandstand, to reach which he was compelled to disgorge a fiver, and the use of a landau for bhe day, necessitating the payment. oE 9ga. • Carrintrt'nn, winner of V.R.C. Winter Handicap, has incurred a penalty of 71» for

Caulfield Cup, bub he will be re-handicapped by Mr Dakin for Melbourne Cup. Sporting tipsters in England were almost unanimous in prophesying* thab Isinglass would win the Derby. All the morning prints which ventured a tip wenb for him, and altogether 24 papers predicted his success in the blue riband. Such unanimity was never, perhaps, known before among sporting prophets. Ellerslie, which yon V.R.C. Grand National Hurdle Race in 1890, ia now being driven ia a buggy by his owner.

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TO CORRESPONDENTS., Auckland Star, Volume XXIV, Issue 169, 19 July 1893

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