The Avondale Jockey Club Spring Mooting programme, to bo held on October 3rd and lObh is published, bo-nighb. ..NominatioDS for all events close with Mr H. H. Hayr on 18th September, ab 9 p.m. A couple of bwo-year-old races figure on the programme. I am pleased to chronicle that the Auckland Racing Club have resolved to combine the inside and outsido botaliaators and pay only ono dividend in future. It will avoid a lot of unnecewary confusion, and no doubt result) in Increased receipts to the Club. From Sydney comes news by cable that the Australian Jockey Club has decided to authorise the incoming Committee to take Bteps to introduce the totalisator into New South Wales. Betting on the New Zealand Cup is quiet, so far as Auckland ia concerned. Fabulist ia quoted favomito ab 100 to 10, aad 100'b to 4 can be obtained about Daystar. I am torry to record thab James Kean, the veteran trainer, is still is a very feeble state of health. W. Ashdown, of Giaborne, who has been refused a jockey's license by the Auckland Racing Club, had the mount o» Donald McKinnon in the last Great Northern Steeplechase. Mujor George baring sold his farm in the Waikato, the five yearlings and throe two-year-olds which he had located there, will be brought down to Wapibi on the Ist of ; nexb month. Ib will be seen on reference to the stud news in this column,, thab the Wapiti Stnd has been enriched with another foal, Memphis (dam of the speedy Reprisal) having produced a colt to The Workman. This season Bhe visitu Nelson. Among the nominations for the A.R.C. First Spring Meeting are bhe Gieborneowned horses Jim, Avia, Mis» Bevan, Lignite and Hukatere. . The Napier-owned jumper Glengarry also figures in the Spring Steeplechase. . Mr W. Percival'a Jim, the winner or tbe Pakuranga Hunt Club Cup last yaar, fell over a hurdle at Ellersiia racecourse the other day, and goo staked. At the time of the mishap he was leading Pirate over fche hurdle. The mishap will unfortunately prevent Jim being seen out) in tha Hunt Club events ab the A.R.C. First) Spring Meeting. The two-year-old colb by Sb. Leger— Tingara, trained by Frapk McMonemin, and owned by Mr D. Stewart, has had his name changed from Ledgerkeeper to Sb. Crispin. , Mr J. C. Booth's pony Romp won the Hurdle Race ab the Kensington pony races on August 27. She started ab 3to 1. Oo the day previous Romp got second in bhe Hurdle Raco at Warwick Farm.
J. Gallagher, the well known horseman, returned from Sydney In tbe early parto of the week. The Australian Jockey Clab ha» passed a resolution altering the rule regarding two-year-olds racing, and substitute one that no race for two-year-elds bo le?s than four furlongs, and that juveniles be nob allowed to start in any race before the Ist October in each year, nor in any race over a distance extending beyond a mile and aquarter, or in any handicap until the let December , The pewers that be of the Auckland Racing Club are evidently determined to make a big revenue outo of the local pencillers for the right to wager on the BUerßlie coarse during the 1886-97 racing Reason. Last oeason the fee amounted to £26 ss. Now they are to be charged £50. I hear that the pencillera intend appealing to the A.R.C. Committee in the matter.
The Wellington Park bred Galanb (by St. Leger—Vivandiere) changed hands in Melbourne the other day, Mr J. E. Brewer being the purchaser. Galant is to ba. tried by his new owner at hurdle racing. Mr S. Hordern will nob be represented in the A.J.C. Derby on Saturday next), the whole of his lot having been struck oub. R. Kingah, the well-known Southern horseman, who can ride 7sb 41b, will be present at the A.R.C. First Spring Meet)ing. He is open for engagement.
Tha steeplechaser Te Oku, brought to Auckland from the Weak Coast in January last, is among the nominations for tha A.B.C. First Spring Meeting. He is nominated by Mr W. Austin.
St. Frusquin, when he won the Eclipse Stakes, carried thin pieces of leather between the boof and the plate as a prevention to concussion. There's nothing like leather !
Mr George Loram'a two-year-old filly by Hotchkias—Bridal Rose has been named Bouquet. Among the candidates for jumping honours at the A.R.C. First Spriug Meeting ib Pirate (by Brigadier—Satanella). Says a Christcharcb writer : '• Bellicent and Epaulet have both been putting in good serviceable work at Riccarton during the week. The latter goes in a most pleasing stylo and is evidently a great colt. Uniform could not look much better, and he, too, is going well." Newhaven is a sbrang favourite for the V.R.C. Darby at 5 to 2.
The Canterbury Jockey Club will make a prbfib of somebhing like £300 over its National Meeting.
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MISCELLANEOUS., Auckland Star, Volume XXVII, Issue 213, 9 September 1896
MISCELLANEOUS. Auckland Star, Volume XXVII, Issue 213, 9 September 1896
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