Acceptances for all events of the first day's racing of the Avondale Jockey Club Meeting fall due on Friday night next at tie Club's office, High-street.
Rosella was walking on the EUerslie racecourse on Monday morning. She appeared quite sound.
Partan Jeannie was shipped to San Francisco on Monday.
Miss Delaval is scratched for the Auckland Guineas.
A wager of 500 to SO was accepted locally yesterday about Tauhei for the N.Z. Cup. Explosion and Douglas are local favourites at 12 to 1 each.
Explosion continues to do good long striding work at Elferslie.
F. McManemin has Verdi in hand again. He was jumped with Volcano at Ellerslie the other morning.
St. Ursula and Miss Del aval are the fancied ones for the Avondale Cap. I hear a whisper that S. Lindsay will ride the latter.
Mr J. Beckett is expected back from Sydney on Sunday next. He has disposed of Lady Marion.
Dennis Morrigan and his brother Dan Morrigan were schooling Tip ami Fa yon a over the obstacles at Ellerslie on Saturday morning last when the former came a great cropper, and got his forehead cut. He is now progressing well. Private advices from New Plymouth this week state that Mr J. J. Russell is much better in health The bay horse Tarcoola (b> Wew-minster-Imogene) winner of the J elbourne Cup of 1893, was on board the Si steamer Mariposa which passed through here from Sydney on Monday ■hound for America. Mr Leonard Marshall came over from Sydney in the early part of the week The two horses coming out from England it transpires are not Soughbreds; they are carnage P si? Lancer is going on all right at ElDundas is said to be galloping with great freedom at Riccarton. Douglas is reported to be doing well in his work. " _ p Bush Rose is receiving his N.Z. Uip preparation on the Napier Park train"LSstanding the good form Defiance has shown of late, a Napier writer says he shall not be surprised to find Sir Launcelot the select of the stable in the big spring events If The Chief is not wanted for the Metropolitan, lie will be uncommonly hard to beat in the Caulfield Cup. So says a Melbourne scribe. , At the annual meeting of the t»wborne Park Racing Club Mr A. T. Dangers of Hawke's Bay, was appointed nandicapper. The Hon. J. Carroll S elected president. The Summer Meeting was fixed for December 26th anThT bNew Zealand stallion Megaphone, when offered by «"">«?*£ Sydney, failed to elicit a bid. Subsequently he was sold private y to Mr J. W. Head, of Miulgee, N.S.W. The Hawke's Bay Jockey Club will e ive £5995 in added money for the 1899-1900 season, a total increase ot £625 over last season. The Hon. J. D. Ormond's stallion The Officer, by Robinson Crusoe--Marie Louise, was safely tandeda Napier on Saturday morning last. He is described as a fine looking, well bIAtS- Mr Stead's filly St. Lucia was in a bad way with paralysis— in «lin"-s, and her life was despaired ot. The very wet weather experienced in New South Wales has been all against getting horses ready for thenspring engagements. Outside meetings have had to be postponed time after time. - It appears that J. Rae disposed of Birthday at Christchurch. The price paid for the son of Sou-Wester was, I blieve, £50. He is now a member of C. Hobbs's string. Nothing is doing better work at Caulfield than Town Clock. The old Auckland pony Antic won a hurdle race at Kensington (Sydney) recently. ~ ~ According to the handicapper, Mr F Wilkinson, 485 different ponies and galloways competed at Kensington (Sydney) last season. The double Prince Carbine for the Caulfield Cup and Bobadil for the Melbourne Cup has been backed m Melbourne to win £20,000. , The English starter, Mr Arthur Coventry, is paid £1200 a year by the Jockey Club. The" three-year-old colt Viscount 11., got by the" ex-New Zealand horse Russley from Fine Lady, by Darebin, was destroyed at Sydney the other day. He was a very smart two-year-old, and his loss is a serious one to his owner and trainer, Mr Lamond, who had refused two very tempting offers for the colt, having had the greatest hopes of winning the nest Caulfield Cup with him.
The entries for the English Derby of 1901 include horses by Sir Modred, Carnage, Carbine, Trenton, Chainshot, and Artillery.
The York Plains Estate, Tasmania, is announced for sale. It was the birthplace of Quack, Nimble-foot, Poet, and other celebrated horses bred by the late Mr John Lord.
The fancied Melbourne Cup candidate Fleet Admiral is not to fulfil A.J.C. engagements. "lldfobledon" writes:—"Whether Fleet Admiral will stand a preparation searching1 enough to enable him to play a prominent part in a race like the Melbourne Cup can. only be conjectured —he may or ;he may not—but to would-be backers 1 would say, as they say in Fiji, 'Malua'—don't be in a hurry—wait-a-bit." The Derby candidate Lancaster will not be taken to Sydney for the A.J.C. Spring Meeting. Nothing further will be heard this year of Mr Flat-man's Bill to gradually abolish the totalisator, as private members have had their last day this session. Word has reached Sydney stating ihat Bobadil, Scorn, and Merriwee are to fulfil their A.J.C. engagements. Easthorpe won the Liverpool Cup by a head only from the American horse Grodno, who was ridden by 0. Madden, because Tod Sloan was under suspension. Easthorpe was very heavily backed, and started at 10 to 1. There will be a handsome profit over the New Zealand Grand Nntional Meeting. It will be over £1000. The Canterbury amateur horseman, Mr C. M. Turrelj, who is in the service of the New Zealand Shipping Company, has been removed to the Auckland office. It is said that Fulmen has wintered well. Spencer, by Carbine—Silvia (imp.), by Thurio, engaged in the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups, broke his shoulder while running in the Victorian Club Handicap at Caulfield on August 20. Mr 11. C. Dangar, M.L.C.. after a very lengthy term of office as Chairman of the Australian Jockey Club, resigned that position recently. Mr W. A. Long was then unanimously chosen to fill the office.
The Carbine horse Ballistite, who is an inmate of W. Hickenbotham's stable at Flenimgton, and is doing good work, came into the market recently for the Caulfield Cup, in which he has 7.0.
The other day R. J. Mason was down at Riccarton from Yaldhurst with the N.Z. Cup horses Saint Ilario and Skobeloft", when they were given useful work. Courtier and Tolstoi were apportioned the same class of exercise. The two-year-olds Romanoff, Ismanie and Field Rose were spurted in company. They moved along nicely.
Kobold's Caulfield Cup prospects were much improved recently when he won the principal race —the Victorian Club Handicap — in most attractive style. He carried 8.10. In the evening all the money at 100 to 3 and 100 to 4 was taken about him, and he was also backed in doubles, the Melbourne Cup horses with whom he was bracketed being Wait-a-Bit and Fleet Admiral.
The Gozo horse North British, who it will be remembered started favourite for the last Newmarket Handicap, in which he was beaten by the lightly weighted outsider Forest, won the Governor's Cup at Colombo last month. North British had been in Colombo less than two months, as he raced at Randwick in April. The Governor's Cup is the most important event run in that part of the world during the racing season.
Mr C. D. Rose, who owns Cyllene, one of the best horses in England, and who recently paid a flying visit to Australia, was interviewed . Mr Rose gives Australian horses credit for excellent bone and feet, and says that the best of them are quite capable of holding their own in England. He looks forward with confidence to Cyllene beating Flying Fox in the Champion Stakes, which is to be run in October.
The death is anounced of Mr Robert Bonner, who for many years was one of the leading men in the American trotting world. At one time or another he owned such celebrities as Dexter, Edwin Forrest, Rarus, Maud S., and Sunol.
When the last mail left England, Flying Fox was regarded as a doubtful starter for the St. Leger. which is to be run to-day (Wednesday). John Porter is said to have advised that colt's owner that it would be a risk to train Flying Fox on the ground, as it was then as hard as flint, and with his fore joints showing signs of wear.
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MISCELLANEOUS., Auckland Star, Volume XXX, Issue 211, 6 September 1899
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