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"HIPPONA'S" NOTE BOOK.

The draft programme of tho 't'aka-j puna Jockey Club Spring- Meeting1, to be held on December :.' ami 0. is j published elsewhere. On tho first j day i.ho St. Andrew's Handicap of 200 soys.. li mile, is the leading1 item, rtiul the Spring1 Handicap ot: ISO soys., i one mile, is the principal item on the second day. Mr Rob:. Wynyurd will receive nominations on Kriday, November 10, up to 10 p.m. The programme in Full will be published 'later. | Explosion is easier in the local; hotting1 on the New Zealand Cup.; Quotations arc as under: — :\ to 1 v. Sir Lancelot. 0 to I v. Seahorse. .10 to 1 v. Bat iloaxe. 10 to I v. Jupiter. 10 to 1 v. l-'ulinon. I:.' to 1 v. Explosion. 12 to 1 v. Uhlan. 14 to I v. Doug-la.-:. l-l to l v. Castashorc. 20 to 1 v. Djin Djin. 25 to I v. The Labourer. ~ * j Wanganui papers to hand show ii i was J. Creamer who rode I'attleaxe in j the Mnrnngi Stakes, not Connop. us | printed in the daily newspapers. The; "Chronicle" says the winning" of the pveni by P.attleaxe was received with ni'ing-led cheers and hooting". The ! stewards met, and evidence having1] | been taken, it. was resolved that Bat tie- j axe be distanced, and the sta.kew j 'awarded to the second horse Sedge-j j brook. There was a deal of applause j at tin; decision. A match has been arranged to take ' Iplace. within a, fortnight, subsequent] to the Auckland Agricultural Show, j between -Mr A. Stafford Walker's Tai- j lioa and another well-known performer in t'iie hunting- field in -M'liss. the race to be twice round the Ellerslie steeplechase course.Mr Walker, whose, prowess between the flags hus_ more j than once been demonstrated in the Mother Country, rides his own horse, j while another "well-known citizen has! the mount, on M'iiss. Some mild \ wagering- on the event has resulted, | and so far the odds arc. a shade in favour of Mr Walker. A substantial j amount, has been deposited, -And in the ; event of cither gentleman forfeiting-1 ! the other, under the conditions of the match, must negotiate, the country alone.

If appears that Alva's victory in the Toorak Handicap at Caul field was one of the biggest surprises the Victorian turf has ever provided. Aha belongs to Mr J. N. McArthur, of the Western District. He is a chestnut horse, five years, by Neckcrsgat, froni Theresa,, an imported mare by Pellegrina (sou of The Palmer) from Ishtar, by Saccharometer, and was bred by the late Sir T. Elder at the Morphctville stud in South Australia.

Scintillant, who won the Ceisariv witch Stakes, is a smart colt, and his weight (0.4) must have been to him a luxury. That he is a good colt was proved last mouth when he ran second to the brilliant Flying Fox in the Jockey Club Stakes. Mr W. Wilson, who ran second with Ercildoune, named after the family estate near l'.allarat, is a son of Sir Samuel Wilson, and, with his brother. Mr Clarence Wilson, purchased the famous stallion Trenton fron fc the lucky ticket holder in the St. Albans lottery. Messrs W. and C. Wilson race in Victoria, amongst the team which Alex. Taylor trains for thtem at Ballarat being Wait-a-Bit and Tremarden.

Just, before our last files left Etvg- ! land, it was definitely decided to with- ! draw that great horse, Cyllene, from | the turf, and he retires to the stud ■ without in any sense having broken down. It. was feared that the attempt jto wind him up for a race againSt Fly- ; ing1 Fox in the Champion Stakes would : lead to that result, and he was retired I accordingly.

I j Vampire, the dam of Flying- Fox, is i (says an English writer) a gigantic mare, and one of the best looking at the stud, but unfortunately is cursed with a horrible, temper, and woe betide any strang-er who enters her box-, even the man who look's after her and Chapman, the stud groom, not beinginvariably safe. Still, she does her foals well, and is a good mother.

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"HIPPONA'S" NOTE BOOK., Auckland Star, Volume XXX, Issue 253, 25 October 1899

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"HIPPONA'S" NOTE BOOK. Auckland Star, Volume XXX, Issue 253, 25 October 1899

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