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MISCELLANEOUS.

Should there bo do change in the constitution of the present Lower House of Parliament), it is estimated thab there is a chance of the tofcalisacor being legalised in New South Walsa within the next twelve months. The bookmaking partnership of Messrs McLeod and Cleland was dissolved by mutual consent on Saturday last. A Hofcice in connection therewith appears elsewhere. The old-kime jockey J. Wafetia has returned to Auckland, and is now to be ■eenat Bllerslie riding J. Rae's horses at exercise. The Auckland pony Partan Jeannie (by St. Leger—Fish Fag) won the Fourteentwo Handicap at the Kensington pony races on the 19th of August. In the Kensington Handicap at the Bamo meeting Markinch ran unplaced. The Russian Government stud have again sent to England for a supply of fresh ebuine bfood, and & few .weeks ago pureC^i^^iyiiou Euniskilleri, the winner of the Ascot (SWteß and other long-distance |-ace». 71

A race won by Galtee More, of which the cable has been silent, ia the Sandring ham Gold Cup, l.lSOaovs., one mile and 125 yd», afc Sandown Park. The Irish colt had but one opponent, Cortegar, who was in receipt of 171b, but eho was unable to make the Derby winner fully extend himself.

When the Ausiralian-bred Actnena, by Martini Henry from Acme, won the Highweight Handicap, 195-sova, 11 furlongs, afc Newmarket, a few w&eka aero. «he started third favourite at 100 to 30. and beat six opponents. She carried Bsb 71b, the top weizhb. His .Reverence running second, and Royat, 6*t 121b, was third. H.R.H. the Prince of Walaa' Oakdene, Bsli, was moat fancied. Acmona won easily,

Sir Rupert Clarke has decided to continue to keep his late father* colours on the turf (aaya a Melbeurne paper), and, desirous of being represented in the classic events, he baa purchased from James Scobie the two-year-old colt Ranfurly, by Eiridspord from Nina- Ranfurly is engaged in the Maribyrnong Plate and other important races. He will continue to be trained by hia prossnfe mentor at Dowling Forest.

The thoroughbreds in the estate of the late Mr Barney Bamako were Bold recently ir. England, Worcester, by Saraband— Elegance, bringing hho highest price— 2,sooga—the purchaser being Lord Marcus Beresford. Mias Primrose, 3yrs, by Galopin, brought 1,350g5.

The Sydney sportsman. Mr H, C. White, appears among the nominators for the English Derby of 1899. He is represented by a colt claiming parentage of St. Sert a»d Stethoscope.

A wager of £6,000 to £1,000 was laid in one hand on Persimmon for the Eclipse Stakes, which the Prince of Wale*'-* colt won. During hia racing career Persimmon has won £34,706. When the last English mail left there was some talk of Persimmon being matched against tSaltoo More. The respective owners are said to be agreeable to the tnateb.

The Napier Park Racing Club has struck out the two-year-old races from its spring programme. When our lasb files lelb England, M. Cannon headed the winning jockeys list with 77 firsts, and was 22 in front of C. Wood, The latter, however, had bson on tho back of the most notable winners, including Galtee More.

The latest about the Derby colb Fleet Admiral is that he has appeared again on the Adelaide tracks, pottering along. A correspondent cays :— '* He seemed very sore. His chance in any of the big spring events looks very black, and I should be sorry to advise anyone to back him for the S.A.J.C. Derby despite the apparent weakness of the field.

The veteran Spondulix was in great form at Brisbane show a few days ago, clearing the bar at 6ft 6in in ft high jump.

It is stated that Haria is under offer to Mr M. Hobbs, the well-known Southern owner.

The Auckland Racing Club give £1,905 more in »takns during the coming season than in 1896-97.

This week the following wagers have been laid on the New Zealand Cup by the veteran penoiller Mr R. Blaikie :—6OO to 30 Skirmisher, 300 to 15 Antares, 300 to 18 Defiance.

Mr John Daly has received his appointment as handicapper to the Australian Jockey Club. Since the retirement of Mr H. A. Thompson the handicapping has been done by Mr Daly.

The English brood mart Laodamia, by Kendal from Chrysalis, was sold a few weeks ago to Lord Al. Boresford, who represented H.K.H. the Prince of Wales, for 3,500 guinene. She has gone to the Royal stud at Sandringham. The New Zealand Cup candidates Dayetar, St. Paul and Antarea each got through serviceable work on the tan at Elleralie yesterday morning. The horses ab headquarters wanted for early engagements are particularly forward thia season.

An item of news from Melbourne is that Aurum is doing well at St. Albana.

George Donnelly, who some years back was one of the leading Australian jockeys, died in Sydney the other day, ab the age of 54. His principal successes were attained in the black jacket of Mr E. de Mestro, for whom he won the V.R.C. Derby and A.J.C. St. Leger on Robin Hood. He also won the Adelaide Cup on Lurline, and A.J.C. Champagne Stakes on Chester. A number of candidates for Caulfield and Melbourne Cup honours were seen under silk at the recent V.R.C, meeting on Saturday last. The St. Albans colt Manfred, by Robinson Crusoe—BelliHsima, who bus 7st in the Melbourne Cup and 7sb 21b in the Caulfield Cup, started a hot favourite for the Show Handicap, lix furlongi, with 7eb 121b, bub ran nowhere. Of 15 ruunere in the August Handicap, a mile and a-half, the six-year-old Trent won rabher easily with Sat. He is handicapped at 7-10 in the Caulfield Cup, and ab 7-9 in Melbourne Cup. His victory waa quite anticipated, and having previously been one of the bestbacked horses in doubles on tho Cupe, he is likely bo become much firmer. Ab two ysars old Trent ran only once, and did not appear in public during the next season, while of 15 starts at four years old he won three times and waa second on another occasion. Last season be was out in 10 racea, and waa first in the williamsbowH Bay View Handicap, one mile, with 6st 101b, in the Flemiagton Birthday Handicap, one mile and a-half, with 7hc, and in the Welter Handicap, one mile, with 9at. Dreamland ran second to Trent, and Mora third.

Ab the annual meeting of the Poverty Bay Turf Club the report showed a surplus on the pasb year's transactions of £23, whila there is a surplus ef assets over liabilities of £810.

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MISCELLANEOUS., Auckland Star, Volume XXVIII, Issue 204, 1 September 1897

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