George Wright leaves for Sydney on Tuesday nexb with some of his beam of racehorses.
Mr Evetb is expected from Wellingbon to-nighb and will issue the weights for the A.R.C. Grand National Hurdle Race and Steeplechase on Monday. Acceptances for these two events are due on the 18th of May. Despite a heavy course and the crushing weighb of 13 stone, Norton started firsb favourite for the Wellington Sbeeplechaße run on Thursday lasb. However, he came to grief shortly after the atarb, and the winner turned up in an outsider named Timothy, who rewarded his 28 supporters with a dividend of £22 4s. The Hon. J. D. Ormond's Vicbrix, who was also greably fancied for bhe event, fell. A Press Asaociabion telegram from Wanganui states that aba meeting of the stewards of the Wangranui Jockey Club last nighb, it was decided that the stakes in the first Hack Race at the Autumn meeting be paid over to the owner of Strayshob, and thab Dandy and his nominator (John Stevens) be disqualfiied for life, on the grounds of misrepresentation. The totalisator money will follow the stakes. John Cbaafe is schooling Coalscuttle over the "small sticks."
Mr E. Gilpin has been permanently appointed starter to the Napier Park Racing Clnb.
A rumour circulated thab Mr W. Rathbone, the Hawke's Bay owner, waß aboub bo retire from racing, iB contradicted.
Intelligence from West Australia indicates thafc the Carnage gold mine is just now a better paying concern to Mr W. R. Wihon than the racehorse of that name.
Hayes, the plaintiff in the sporting libel case against the " Australasian," was born in Hokitika, New Zealand.
Mr MacCalmont has decided nob to run Isinglass for the Ascob Cup (writes our London correspondent), bub to reserve him specially for tbe Hardwicke Stakes (£2,000) at Ascot, the Princess of Wales's Stakes (£10,000) ab Newmarkeb July, the Eclipse Stakes (£10,000) ab Sandown, and the Jockey Club Stakes of £10,000 ab Newmarkeb Firsb Ocbober. In all these Ladas, Matchbox, Son o' Mine, Raeburn and Ravensbury, are likewise engaged. The only Derby winners who have done well at four years of age in the lasb twenty years are Bend Or, St. Gatien, Ormonde and Ayrshire.
The death is announced of Mr H. P. Brombead, well-known to sportsmen all over the world as " Boris," of bhe '• Referee." "Brum," as he was called by friends, seemed a big strong fellow in the prime of life, and nob the leasb likely to hand in his checks for thirty years to come. Yeb in less than a fortnight typhoid had laid bim low.
The ex-Auckland jockey, P. Nolan, meb with a severe accidenb ab Canterbury Park races several days ago. Mark Twain fell with him in the Hurdle Race, and Nolan, upon examination in the casualty room, wa9 found to be considerably knocked about, and was in rather a bad way, though Br. Allen, the club's surgeon, gave oub that no bones were broken.
Jubilee Benson, the well-known plunger, is reported to have made a wealthy marriage. Further, be is said to have sent out £20,000 for investment in West Australian mines.
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MISCELLANEOUS., Auckland Star, Volume XXV, Issue 107, 5 May 1894
MISCELLANEOUS. Auckland Star, Volume XXV, Issue 107, 5 May 1894
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