Bluejacket has improved and developed into a good-looking horse. He is going on well in his work at Ellerslie.
Since the A.R.C. National Meeting Red Lancer has been daily spelled in a paddock at Ellerslie. It has freshened him up considerably, and he is now looking well in his coat.
The Hotchkiss mare Merry Maid has been thrown out of training and she is now to be seen in one of Mr Roberts' paddocks at Pakuranga, Many of the men of observation at Ellerslie predict that Multiform's sister, Formula, will prove, the best local two-year-old of next season. She is reported to be particularly smart. Crusado, Riot and Shylock will be shipped to Wellington in the s.s, Takapuna to-morrow.
Messrs Wm. Percival, H. T. Gorrie and E. W. Alison leave for Wellington on Monday next to attend the meeting of the Racing Conference. Mr J. 0. Evitt leaves by the same steamer.
The programmes for next season were under consideration by a subcommittee of the Auckland Baeing Club on Monday night last. The committee meet again on Friday next.
Some portions of the trotting track at Epsom are being taken up and returfed, P. Chaafe has taken Nor'-west to Wellington for the forthcoming meeting. The Auckland colts Lancaster and Lord Cureton figure among the nominations for the Epsom Handicap and Metropolitan Handicap, which events come up for decision at Eandwick in September next. Messrs W. Adams, C. F. Mark and E. L. Absolum represent the Auckland and Otahuhu Trotting Clubs at the Conference at Wellington. They leave on Sunday next. The Undine, by The Admiral—The Charmer, won her first race, a Welter Handicap, at Maribyrnong races recently. She is one of Mr S. G. Cook's Caulfleld Cup nominations. She baa 6.7 to carry. A Melbourne paper says that Fleet Admiral and Le Var, whose respective handicaps are 8.5 and 8,11, have been backed at 100 to 3 for the Melbourne Cup, each to win £5000. Two Cups doubles in Cordite and Wait-a-Bit, and Viscount 11. and Fleet Admiral were each supported for £10,000. Dan O'Connell, a son of Gozo and Concussion, who is on the list of horses handicapped for the Caulfield Cup, at RoseJuiH (Sydney) recently won the Windsor Handicap.
George Frederick, who gave such great promise early in the season, without, however, fulfilling it, ia in work again at Caulfield, and said to be greatly benefited by his spell. He may yet realise expectations, for he is in the Caulfield Cup with 7.7 and the Melbourne Cup with 7.10. The Sydney sportsman, Mr John Mayo, has a weakness for Hawkesbury Handicaps. The other week he placed another to his credit by the aid of Carberra, a daughter of Carbine and Sierra.
There are 230 horses in training at Randwick this month.
English files mention that Sandiway has foaled a filly by Trenton at the Eaton Stud. The mare, being by Doncaster out of Clemence, is threeparts sister to Mersey, and her foal by a son of Musket is, therefore, closely related to Carbine and Carnage.
London papers generally speak in high terms of Newhaven's Epsom Cup victory, but the "Daily Mail" goes one better than most others by saying that only two horses in England, Flying Fox and Cyllene, could be matched against the Australian with any show of success, which is very flattering. When fthe mail left England S. Loates was at the head of the list of winning jockeys for the season, having won 35 races. M. Cannon and T. Loates tied for second place with 34 wins, and 0. Madden had 33. Sloan had not been riding for a week prior to the departure of the mail, and had in consequence fallen from first to fifth place.
i The New Zealand bred Loyalty, re- , cently sold privately to go to India, has for the past two seasons been standing nt Bushy Park, Gippsland, and his foals are highly .spoken of.
Mr E. Gates, the well-known Grove Farm studraaster of Tinwald (Canterbury) was tendered a banquet by a thoroughly representative gathering1 of Ashburton county residents. He is. leaving for Australia. Mr Gates bred Lady Zetland, Prime Warden, and Dundas. The programme committee of the Canterbury Jockey Club proposes to increase the acceptance fees for next season's events, but Joes not suggest increasng the nomination money. i The New Zealand Cup has twice been won by aged horses, three times by six-year-oHls, four times by live-year-olds, twice by four-year-olds, and five times by three-year-olds. The highest weight yet carried to victory is Bst 91b. Reports of the contest for the English Derby to hand by mail show that nearly three-quarters of an hour were wasted in false starts in connection with the classic race. In compiling the New Zealand Cup handicap, Mr Henry has not considerled it desirable to ask one animal engaged in the race to carry its weight-for-age, Mr Stead's horses are regular attendants at Riccarton. The other morning the N.Z. Cup Ihoraes, Sant Ilario, St. Lucia, Skobeloif, and ObI ligfido, were given good useful pacing twice round the cinder track. All | hcved along freely. Screw Gun, Courtier, and Tolstoi were also doing useful work. Word from Napier stated that one of Rtino's fore tendons has gone, and it it? problematical if the chestnut will ever race again. No penalties are attached to the New Zealand Cup until September Ist. Hrssar's defection from recent engagements is owing to the damage he sustained in the Hawke's Bay Hurdle Race. It is not likely he will see the starter for some time.
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MISCELLANEOUS, Auckland Star, Volume XXX, Issue 163, 12 July 1899
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