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MISCELLANEOUS.

George Wright leaves for Wanganui tomorrow with Forme and iForma. The firab- named has been at Kohimarama and indulged in swimming exercise. With an impost of 7st she should certainly have a' deal to say in the decision uf the Wanganui Cup. Acceptances for the Avondale Jockey Club Autumn Meeting, fall due on Friday night next. The Dancer bad never won a race away from home until he annexed tbe Manawa^bu Handicap yesterday. By the win hie weight) for the Hawke's Bay Uup is raised to 7st 101b. Mr Henry has certainly taken a great liberty with The Dancer. Repeater, a foil brother to Markinch, was brought up from flawera on Saturday last by Fred Davis. Tbe horse appears among the entries for tbe Avondale Hack Handicap. The local trainers, Frank McManemin and J. B. .Williamson, returned home on Saturday last. .'So. Clements was left behind to fulfil engaeements. Williamson did not bring Ben Godfrey with him. The dispute over this horse still remains unsettled. The Supreme Courb was asked to restrain the horse from running at the recent Taranaki meeting, but His Honor Mr Justice Conolly dismissed the motion. After the recenb Taranaki meeting, Kiora was submitted to sale by auction, and knocked down to Mr T. Knovvles at £15. Doris, Marechal Neil, Molly, Hawk and Tip, were brought back from JNew PJymouth on Saturday last. Cobbitty ran second to the Wagga Wagga mare Moss Rose at Epsom races (Melbourne) recently. The distance was one mile and a quarter, and the son of Abercorn went out ab 6to 4 on. His performance, therefore, is not up to much, all tho more bo as only four horses started. M. Edwards left for Palmeraton North on Monday, taking the trotters Three Cheers and The Frog with hinjj The pair are engaged at the Palmerston Trotting Club Meeting to be held to-morrow. The stallion Seaton Dalaval is nob to be brought to Auckland until April next. Id is intended to exhibib the horse ab tho big New South Wales agricultural show. The following reference to Messrs Nathan's purchase appears in an article in the London " Sportsman :"—Seaton Delaval was purchased last week for a triend of Mr H. E. Beddington's, who owns the Sylvia Park Stud, Auckland, New Zealand, and he leaves this country on board the Thermopylae for his new home. As a son of the very successful sire Melton, a good-looking, sound horse, and a rare stayer, Seaton Delaval is pretty sure to to make bis mark ab the stud, and, indeed, it is a long time since so good a horse was sent to New Zealand. Mr H.H. Hayr proposes to leave for Sydney on the 13th March, taking Fishmonger with him. Fishmonger was entered for the Roaehill Steeplechase on February 23rd, and awarded top weight, llsb 71b. Mr Hayr is indignant at tbe high impost. Mr George Ellis has named his new starting machine •'The Acme." He will uob introduce it to our racecourses until September next, when his contract with Gray's machine expires. Mr Ellia's machine ia worked on two posts, and with the foob in* etead of by lever. Tbe total put through the machines for the two days at the T.J.C. Meeting, was £6,042. At a sale in Tasmania recently Air A. Drake purchased a two-year-old gelding, by Musk Rose from Web for 19gs. ■ Ab the third annual sala of Mr T. Cook's Turanvillo (N.S.W.),stud, tbe grass, proceeds were 2,547g5., the blood stock averaging 33gs. The two-year-old colt, by Fusileor from Spleudora, was sold to Mr E. Keya for 300g5.; colt), by Fusileer from Persephone, to Mr Craven for l9ogs. ; and colt, by Fusileer from Virgin, to Mr A. Hall for 180gs. Geo. Wrighb has had broken in and ridden four yearlings, viz., the filly by Castor—Necklace; Woodstock, by St. Leger —Cantiniere ; colb by Cuirassier—Roie ; and bay colb by Castor —Cissy. Darb, who is racing so well jusfc now in hack hurdle races on the West Coast, is a four-year-old gelding, gob by Gipsy King. He is said to be a real good one. I have to thank the publisher of " Centaur's Index " for sending me a copy of his valuable little book, which contains the performances of the horses engaged in the Newmarket Handicap and Australian Cup up to the end of January. As usual, tbe book is compiled with evident care, and altogether it is a credib to the compiler. Ib will be remembered thab last November it wa3 reported that tbe Hon. J. D. Ormond's two-year-old filly Film, by Eridspord—Margaret, met with nn accident on the Hastings training track, whereby she broke one of her fore legs. The injury was a comminuted compound fracture" of the greab pastern bone. Tbe bone was fractured in more than one place, and protruded through the Hkin in three places. Greab difficulty was at first experienced in setting the leg so as to give free venb to the running sores caused by the skin being broken. Mr Danvers, however, hit upon a plan by which he had the lee firmly Bet and ab the came time lofb the wounds free so that thoy could be attended to. Tho operation has proved highly successful, and the filly, after being eleven weeks in slings, was Ihe other day released, and is now able to walk about on the leg, the bones having koibted. " Ib is stated this is the onlytjase in the colonies in which a compound fracture of ahoree'B leg has been successfully treated. Astronomer, the two-year-old colb by Castor from Frailty, has been pub into training at Kandwick. He iB described as a good-looking colttthat promises well. The compilers of the English Stud Book state that their experience tells them that i about eight mares in a thousand breed twins. The whole of Mr W. Douglas's horses in training have been removed from Hastings, and will in future be trained on the Te Mahanga estate. An excellenb ploughed gallop has been laid down in a paddock adjoining the homestead, and a grass gallop is also in course of formation. Here the big string will undergo tbeir preparation without being subjected to the gaze of training track touts. Lord Rosebery recently offered to run Ladas against Isinglass across tbe flab at the Newmarket Second Spring 'Meeting. The challenge was, however, declined, as Mr M'Calmont intends that Isinglass shall be specially trained for the Ascot Gup. Carbine will, after all, nob go to the Welbeck stud. The Duke of Portland's breeding stud has been removed to Lord Savile's paddocks ab Rufford Abbey (where Cremorne and Kaiser were bred by Mr Henry Savile), the farm ab Welbeck-requir-ing a thorough overhauling. Ua's weight in the Hawke's Bay Cup was omitted in the lisb telegraphed from Dunedin. Ib is Gat 91b.Chris Moore, whose jockey's license was suspended by the V.R.C. after the failure of Quiver bo starb in the Oaks, has arrived at' Frisco. Me writes with, regard to racing over there that a horse like Mr Gollan's Ebor would win a lob of events. It is understood, says "Asmodeus" in "The Leader," thab a goodly portion of the 13^000 guineas received for Carbine will be distributed :in commission. The sale was effected through the well-known Adelaide sportsman, Mr C. Hart, who chanced to bo in England on other- business when he entered into negotiations with the Duke of Portland. Mr Harb is understood to have received commission at the rate of. 10 per cent., equivalent to a sum of £1,365 ; other claims for comrnieeion will have to ba considered.

Loyalty and Launceston appear among the list of entries for the Hawkeabury Autumn Handicap. ■, . From Melbourne comes news thab the well-known sires Bosworbh (by Maribyrnong —The Fawn) and Sardius (by Emulation —Ruby) have both died from the results of accidents. -

To-morrow (Thursday) the annual sale of yearlings in Victoria commences. Mr S. G. Cook, who has made hie mark as the breeder of the Maribyrnong Plate winner, Arihi, will have the honour of inaugurating tbiß year's Bales, when seven yearlings by Trenton, Malua, Robinson Crusoe and The Rebel will be offered for sale at Pyfcchley Lodge. The.whole of Mr Cook's horses in training will : also be -■ submitted. On Ist March, the day preceding the opening: of the V.R.C. Autumn Meeting, the diabandmenb of the Lerderderg Stud" will take place. Ab Newmarket on Monday, 4th March, the day preceding the Australian Cup,.lets submitted will be on ac-; count of the following breeders -.—Mr D. H. Kill, Messrs Alex. Smibh and* C. L. Greeno, Sir Thomas Elder, Mr J. H. Aldridge, Mr J. V. Smith,'Mr J. 0. Inglis, Messrs Miller Bros., Mr W. West, Dr. Lang, Messrs Robinson and Morrison. The Warlarby and other yearlings will also be disposed of on the same day, likewise extra stock on behalf of Messrs Alex. Smith and C. L. Greene and Mr D. H. Hill. The Wednesday intervening between the Australian Cup and Champion Stakes will be devoted to the sale of the Sfe. Albana, Turrßtfield and Newminister Park yearlings, ab the Melbourne Royal Agricultural Show Grounds.

Tho entries for the English spring handicaps ara issued. The Lincolnshire Handicap entry of forty-nine is the smallest eince 1890, and compares vory unfavourably with the seventy-one of lasb season. On the other hand, the Liverpool Grand National Steeplechase has gained five more tbau in 1894, and is well up to the average of previous years. There is a slight falling off with the City and Suburban, bub the Great Metropolitan and Chester Cup have both improved. The Grand National enbry of sixty-seven includes ten from Ireland. Cloister is again entered, as are Why Nob, JEsop, The Midshipmite, Father O'Flynn, and several more of the old hands without whom a "National" could scarcely be run.

The English-bred stallion Tostig, who ran eecond to Highborn in bhe Viceroy's Cup, is on his way oub from India to Australia'; also the champion pony Predominant.

Thua " Netherby " in bhe " Weekly Press and Referee " anenb Carbine :—We have often heard of popular racecourse idols, but ib is safe to say no horse in the colonies, or, for thab matter, in any land, has held such a place in the affections of the people as the greab hearted son of Muskeb. There has only been one Carbine. The shopherds' huta away back in the Never-never country are decorated with rude representations of the hero of the Melbourne Cup of '90 ; all the way along the continent from the Gulf to Perth his name is a household one, as it is from the New Zealand North Capo to the fisheries of Stewart Island. It is the first horse name that children learn to repeat, and will doubtless be for years to come the standard by which equine merit will be judged. The very peculiarities of the horse if found in others have developed into virtues; to be like him in any particular is conclusive of worth. Good-nye, Carbine ; may your name become as famous in Old England as ib is in Greater Britain.

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MISCELLANEOUS., Auckland Star, Volume XXVI, Issue 49, 27 February 1895

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