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THE RACING WORLD

(BY WHALEBONE.) RACING FIXTUBE& Oct. 21 and 24—Wellington ».C. Spring. Oct. 22 and 23—North Otago J.C. Spring. Oct. 24 aud 23—Auckland Trotting Club. Oct 28 and 29—Gore" Racing Club Spring-. Oct. 29, 30—Poverty Bay Turf Club. Spring Meeting. Oct 2D and 30—'Masterton B.C. Spring, Meet in,. Nov.T, 9 and 11—Auckland B.C. Spring. Nov. 7, 0, U, 14—Canterbury J.C. Metro- , politaa. Hoy. 14 and IS—Otahuhu Trotting Club. Nov. 28, December 2—Takapuna J.C. Nov. 30, Dec. I—Feilding J.C. Spring. Dec 26 and 2S—Taianakl J.C. Christinas. C. Jenkins rode four winners on tbe second day of tbe recent Otaki meeting. The Ceolantis gelding Le (Beau was thrown out of work last week, and Is to be treated to a spell. Mr. G. Curries mare Grandeur, which Is on a visit to Soult, has tooled a colt at Papakura to Field Battery. The ponies Lady Ferris and Imprimns have been granted certificates- by the Auckland Trotting Club's official'measurer. Great satisfaction is expressed in the South that Mr. C. O'Connor is to officiate as starter at the Wellington meeting. A large number of Thames and Auckland sportsmen left by the Victoria for Sydney ou Monday last to see tbe Melbourne Cup run. Tbe Park Stakes at the recent Napier Park meeting is the first event in which California has competed without gaining a place. Tbe Auckland .Trotting Club have purchased a starting clock, and it will be in use at Epsom for tbe first time on Saturday next. The first race on Satnrdav the opening day of the Auckland Trotting Club's spring meeting, is timed to start at 1.15 p.m. sharp. • Word from the South states that R. McNamara. who is well known In Auckland has been engaged to ride Grenadier in his future engagements. The jockey. W. McLachlan, who rode Marahnl to victory in the Canlfield Cup on Saturday, steered Mooltan to his successes at the A.J.C. spring meeting. A private letter received states that tbe starting at the recent Otaki meeting was very bad, and caused considerable complaint from horseowners and others. The death took place in England recently of Mrs. Emma Archer, mother of the oncecelebrated jockey, Fred Archer. The deceased lady was in her SOt a year. R. McMikcn visited the Waikato. during the week, and returned with the Explosion gelding, Explosive, which has been having an easy time of it since last season. Mr. C. Weal's, Aleger has foaled a colt to Gladstone. The son of Seaton Delaval is having a succesful season, and his stock are reported to be an exceptionally promising lot. The winner of the Cup and October Handicap at the recent Wellington Pony and Galloway meeting was the ex-Anckland pony Sonoma, which now races under the name of _ Verpnlque. The Cuirassier mare Lady Hune. which missed to Gladstone last season, has been mated again with the same horse this year. There is very little, probability of Lady Hune ever racing again. It has for long been recognised that as a jockey Frank Wootton is a phenomenal boy, and more than ever was this forced upon everybody yesterday. Without doubt be is an artist.—English Exchange. Says an Australian sporting writer:— , Soultline is one of the speediest horses I have seen in a turf experience of twenty-five years:*'- The same' writer refers-to Soultline as the "peacoefcy'* Soult gelding. ; The Thames-owned Soultline was award' ed the welter weight of 10.11 hi the Moonya Handicap of five furlongs and a-half, dv the concluding day of the V.A.T.C: meeting; Private advices state that Soultline did not start Mr. J. Rehwiek pald : a. visit to the Hawke's Bay district, in the course of which he purchased the two-year-old filly Mary Ann. by San Fran—Kissmary fiom Mr. E; J." Watt. Mary; Ann was brought to Auckland last' Sunday. The withdrawal of Bobrikoff from the New Zealand Cup sets .all doubt at rest as to the mission of the much-boomed son of Finland, and he will probably be made a warm favourite, for the Stewards' Handicap at the C.J.C. spring meeting. Up to the present the work on the tracks at Ellerslie has been of an unimportant character,, but the next few weeks should see- a, big change, and trainers generally will probably be sending their charges along in order to have them ready for the A.R.C. spring meeting. ', His ; Excellency tbe Governor-General i of ;the Commonwealth has Indicated that his 'racing colours; may, be seen on Australia's principal racecourses daring Ms term' Of office: Needless to say, Lord Dodley's oc- ; t to Australia would be warmly welcomed.

What a 'Currogb-' tout thought "of 'the .chance of: Wild, Bouquet l or the Sty Leger can be Judged from his trite remark:— y "•Vftla Bouquet;*' he' soys, "would "win "am St'teget' if nothing elae rob;**- "•' "'- '-"-' c The Calcutta Turf Club has removed the 1- disqualification imposed • upon , the wenif known Victorian bookmaker, 8., Allen, some c time ago. ' This means that the V.B.C. will . also: remove Its embargo, and Allen can be ° relied upon to be doing business at Flemx ington next month, ..»,-, y y "".' . 7 •■' , " ■ ' X ;.- II T*he newly-appointed starter; Mr. Godfrey Watson, is making things bum on. the pony ' 3 courses at Melbourne. One of his latest y actions is to cause the* entries for any race >. of the. fractious ponies Flying Shot and 8 Arrah-ria-Pogue, to be refused by the -Ascot; Fitzroy, and Richmond Racing Clubs. ; r The New Zealander, Pilot, was sold at 0 auction in Sydney for -300 guineas, .and r . : raced in the' ownership of Dr; Watson lo x the. second steeplechase, which he won. Pilot was accounted lucky, to have won, as Graf wax, which was ridden pytbe Auck- ;. land horseman G. Phillips; was a long way 8 in 'front at the «St fence,' at which he 1 stopped, and dislodged bis rider. a The trotting fillies, Mr A. 1, D. Playfalr's Ribbons, by- RibbOnwood. and [. Messrs A.' and G. Tye's Twinkle -Bells, by T Abbey Bells, are likely to engage in a match contest -of speed early: in: November a on the Richmond racecourse, Melbourne. Efforts are being made to bring these tw.i performers into competition, and the negotiations so far have been, satisfactory, .the owners concerned having signified their willingness, to meet, provided conditions can be satisfactorily arranged;' Mr John Wren; If the well kuown sporting promoter of Mcli bourne, offers n £50 purse as .a. prize tor. the c winner, and side wager wiU probably bring the amount up to iToO: Tne Melbourne Trotting Club will arrange a programme' of i, other events,, should this contest be decided . upon. Ribbons has - a winning record in . Melbourne of 8.41 _5 tor a mile and a-half, and Twinkle has a place record-of a mile in 1, 2.281 1 , .-.. . The victory of Moranni In the Canlfield ,_ Cup last Saturday would be well received throughout New Zealand, and although we * In Auckland would probably have been bett ter pleased bad Waipuna been returned tbe ~ winner, still Mr D. ,O'Brien is such a good sportsman, and has been out of luck for a long time, that few will begrudge him his r success. Marahul, the winner of tbe Cup, t was something of a disappointment last year, and although be was confidently ex-j pected by his party to run prominently in 1 several big races, the best that be could ! s manage was to win three small events at j , Sydney suburban meetings, and run- fourth _ In the Sydney .Cup. At the A.J.C. Spring | Meeting last month he showed greatly improved form, running third In the Spring Stokes, and third in the Metropolitan Handicap. Mr D. O'Brien. Maranul's. owner, I Is best known as the first owner of that I .equine wonder Carbine, but since disposing j of the mighty son of Carbine he has had | very little luck, the best horse he has owned of late years being.probably Mnltifld,whlch won the Great Northern Derby of ISO 6, and ran second in the New Zealand Cup. Maranhi was got by Malatua. a son ot the Melbourne Cup winner, Mama. from Gralln, by Carbine, also a Melbourne Cup winner. " ','. TUKF TALI? FROM THE SOUTH * (By Telegraph.—Special to "Star."> Christchurch, Tuesday. A large number of • Riccarton-tralnea ■ horses ore to be taken to the North Otago meeting. which starts „ on . Thursday. Amongst,the number are' Lapland. Helianthes, ' Bountiful, Mus'terer, Caspian, CronStkdt St • Joe. Zetland. Fornakyle, InchiKiuny- Farley Grove, Pni.sion, Saut Rosaller, Petrovna, Balaclava, Montreal, and Ayeslia. ...-..- ----* "_,Pn Saturday, Farley Grove' (G. Pine) and Kelp (M. O'Connell) went a round over hardies, both acquitting, themselves well. , ,-When competing at the Dunedin J.C > meeting, White Cockade got badly galloped on. and will have to be treated to a spell. Probable also got slightly cnt about at the same meeting, but it is nothing serious. ; When working a few mornings ago. Glencnlloch burst' the hoof which caused him trouble last season. Fortunately the hurt ; is not a serious one. *" Cutts left on Saturday, with Applegarth, Somersault; -and Goldbeater, which will carry sir Geo. Clifford's colours at the , Welllnston meeting. , Silk.Web cut himself while doing,a gallop a few days ago, and is now having an easy time of It in consequence. Portland, a Ulghly-bred but disappointing son of Finland and Quiver, changed bonds i recently, bis new owner being Mr J. Lorgelly. of Cooisate. Fred Holmes returned from Sydney last Friday afternoon—a most enjoyable and * remunerative trip—bringing with him a [ couple of Australian-bred two-year-olds. . He mentions that Pilot was sold during the progress 1 of the AJ.C. meeting, and was to go to Melbourne in charge of W. J. TagStart. Holmes states that Golden Slinper looked all to pieces before takiug psi iv - the A.J.C. Derby, having contractea influenza. A further payment cf six guineas is J due 1 on Friday for the New Zealand Cop, after . which the strength of the field should be ; easy to gauge. Of the local candidates. Probable, which will hot fulfil his engagement at the North Otago meeting, is a certain starter, and, despite his seven pound penalty, he can be expected to show a * bold fronr. He is by far the fittest of any Riccarton-tmined horse, and has been showing more stamina, of late in his galloping. _ Borjiy Glen and St. Joe. both of which are - slig/.tly amiss, will not be paid up' for; but ' there Is every prospect of stratagem, which has got through a fairly Bolid preparation. seeing the post. Ringdove is trained, pri- . vately, but from what I can gather, she Is - going on nicely, and Is an almost sure 5 starter. Prim's work does not suggest her ' being asked to run in the two mile race. while Field Gun is likely to be Mr Griggs* solitary representative. Heorthen and Don r Orslno win oe racing at Oamaru, and their - showings there may influence their chances - of being started in the cup. Lapland will also race at Oamaru, and is an almost 'certain starter In the big two mile handicap. » Bobrikoff was scratched for the New Zea--1 land Cup on Monday, and the Stewards' _' Handicap will probably be his special mis-' slon at the C.J.C. meeting. The double Of Downfall and Bobrikoff for the New Zeat land Cup aud Stewards' has been heavily 1 supported. s Mahuta has arrived at Riccarton looking . very well. So far he has not been asked to do any fast galloping. Mr Lowry's pair. Downfall arid Bobtir koff, are due to arrive.at Riccartifi at the, ■ r end ot this week. .1 .. . _ Lupulite knocked himself a few days B prior to the D.T.C meeting, which caused him to forfeit bis first day's engagements. On the second day.he came out, and won his race in great style. Lupin's speedy son * has a lot of staunch supporters tor the Stewards' Handicap, in which, at 8.10, he is ' nicely weighted: '.' . ..:,-! • Subsequent to the Dunedin Jockey Club's , meeting. Mr Jeffs sold Fetrovna to the Can-1 terbury Sportsman, Mr T. Nelligan, and 1 a the daughter of Stepniak will remain in T. ■I Cotton's charge at Riccarton. ii™. ■ * A fair profit was made over the Dunedin 't Jockey Club's meeting, though the attend- \ auce was anything but satisfactory on the second day. | - . Moloch, the Wairarapa New Zealand Cupt representative, has. been off the training; c tracks fo:- a few days, having contracted r a' severe cold. '■'Coming just now, the occur-' ,t rence Is particularly mxfortuuate, and Is bound to interfere with the horse's preparation, and Fiiscount his chance of gain- , _, ln-4. c-up distinction. His stable companion, I a Rlttemald, Is going on all right In her work, ~ and is an almost sure starter in next .. month's, race., . . j j • The following foalings are announced at Grasslea: Class, by Wallace—La Tosca, a colt to Multiform; Bloomer, by Apremoat Miss Kate, colt to Conqueror. -At Stonyhuvst- - Safeguard, dam of Fleetfooty filly to ClaiiJ ran aid; Kirriemuir,' by Cla'n'rahald—Madow- » la. a colt to Treadmill; Nautilus, a colt to *. Tteadntill; Weatheieye, by Mdxim—Galatea, a filly to Martian; and Lady Aunie by Soult—Miss Annie,", a filly' to Cianranald (since dead). At Ellerslie: Crimea, by s Stepniak—Ambush, a 'filly KHcheran' »■ Ishtar, by Hunt Brlon—Nl'nevah. a filly, to t Kilcheran. At Klnloch: Assegai, by Bea- » zoih—Corsley, a filly to Martian; Stephanie > by Stepniak—Fauna, a filly to Cianranald. b ENGLISH RACING. t r THE ST. LEGER. "THE FAVOURITE WINS!" _, : 7 Wrom Our Special Correspondent.) *. ]~",'■''■';■"': "":' ' D 9». t ', '"Nevir" surely, In the; history of racing, •-• ba» such a some oecnrred as that which i took place when Mr. J. B. Joel's colt Your Majesty won the St ticger at Doneuter

, liet W«due*iiyV XkfeUorei, *• tuarougUr • exposed eaiouu, -wai-'*' . ioi , last : oT-tSe'-'ciauek*' , ; aad • was uu- > rtwihfnfllr hriiYlly - Backed'- by **b*f' li*'"^^' pubUc, as well : »b by Uβ stable cbnttcctibue. Yet wl«h the' iotee -pAwed tbe-poet, fiair- . a-lengrh ahead; of VVaite £>gie, absolutely , not .a cheer was raised. Smuige,/ indeed, it . was J t6- Sear -a- Yorkshire'crowd- usually I prone to enthral asm, and especially a> o* <■■ ttie' ott St. Leger "tfajr. —'.w eelve the vieioi-y lof a< tavoaiite wtm. cbliling silence. Xhe owner of Your Majesty was nevei persona grata witii tbe racing fraternity, but since iito abortive atteept ' to get "ttob" Sievler convicted of atteiuyt- : ed blackmail,' be has bad several nnmietak--1 able bints from followers, of tbe J'eport of tings" that they wouldn't grieve if bis colours disappeared from the turf. ; " : ; It is rumoured that Mr Joel intend* to sever hie connection—-with lacing at the ■ end'of the' current season, during which he I bae:won in stakes aloae, over £2tS,OQO, Your i Majesty's St. Legei euccew alone pottiu g ■■ over £5000 to hie credit.,- :.-., ■■■:. . .-._. I ■ Ta« St. Xeger is no longer the medium ' of heavy ante-post betting, but after bis ' victory in the St;-George's. Stakes at Llv* ' erpooi, Mr Joel'e colt had been a firm favoni ite. On tbe day of the - race. Your Mar Jeety -wae all the rage, and was backed so ■ heavily, that at the finish, the' bookmakers '■ were laying a very short price against j ''■ the colt For the Derby winner (Slguortuetta) j • and' Norman 111. tiier« was' a fair ' amonat of money, bat a decent odds- were alwaye to be had about them. Ebor — a ' stxeet corner, tip .+— had also' friends, and ' ' at a shade longer odds, Bembo, Wllte Eagle, ■ and. Santo Strato were befriended, as was Pom, : the outsider of the party being Boyal 1 Realm. -i . ■ ■ ■. •.'? Wieu the field of ten mnstered at the ; post —White Eagle showed temper, on the way there and nearly went over tbe ■ rails' — seyeial 6t the Worses refnsed to ; go up to the barrier,' out in the , end they were all cent off to a beantlfnlly even start. Pom'at once went to the front on a making mission for' 'White Eagle, and- coon ; held a clear lead of the field, but his stable companion was running ungenerously, and, remained In the rear.' The first to drop away, | beaten, was Royal Realm, and Italf-a-mite fiom home the favourite drew up to 1 Pbin and took, the} lead. .At this juncture White Eagle began to put. some heart into his work, and speedily cutting down the rest of the -field, iv.cut on in pnrsnit of Your Majesty. Mr Hall-Walker's colt closed rapidly on the favourite, but his'effort came too late, and Mr Joel's colt won : "all" out," by a bare half-length, Santo Stratft was| third, four lengths off; with Pom.next, the Derby' winner finishing np nearer thai seventh. " ' . lour Majesty, a bay colt by Perslmmoa oat of Yours, bred- by Mr Joel, first ran as .a two-year-old. In the New Stakes at Ascot, when he was unplaced. Next time out ne ran second to Vamose for the Prince of Wales' Stakes, Goodwood, and then won. the Boecawen Stakes, Newmarket. In tbe Middle Park Plate, October;' the colt was' unplaced to while at the. HooghtoD : Meeting be was .unplaced to Rhodera in th J e Dewhurst Plate. This season Your Majesty ran sixth to Korman in. In the: Two. Thousand Guineas, but at Ascot, won; the St James' Palace Stakes, and at his 1 next outing won the Eclipse Stakes. He' then* appropriated the St. George Stakes, Liverpool, while on Wednesday he credited Mr Joel with the St teser. Altogether this season Tour Majesty has won stakes to the value of over £16,000. -'•;. _ ■■•'■_ ■ At Doncaster yesterday the Antipodean, jockeys. F. Woottbn ana" L. Hewitt bad "a; 'day out." The'little SonOa Australian opened his' winning account tor the day by riding bis father's filly Mnscosa to victory in .the Corporation Plate of £195, for which Muscosa started favourite in a field of 22. Then he got Splendid.home in'the Jnvenlle lraai.jns, ajso. worth £195. Then Hewitt intervened, and upset a hot favourite for the Boos T.Y.O. Prat*, of £443, his mount, Romany Eass, beating as odds on chance Golden Blight ?>y half a , length. He followed up. Ws snecese. by '.winning the principal event of the day—the' Portland Plate of £1006—on Tne Welkin, which started at a good price In a field of 20. Hewitt's successes ended here, but Wootton again took up the winning, for In the next race., tbe Wharnciiffe Plate of £186, Eat Trick very appropriately gave him his third winning mount. In the ensuing race, tbe Alexandra Plate of- £435. Wootton again caught the judge's "eye,, his meant. Boulters Lock, after running piggishly for a mile, raced to the bead of affairs and won anyhow. In the final race of the day Wootton had no mount, nor was be In the saddle for the Bous Plate,, whilst,in the Portland Plate his mount was'placed third. A fine day's ■work'tadeea! ' ■" ~ •; " • Though old Carbine Is now In Ids'23rd year he still figures fairly well, up in the list of winning sires in the Old Country. Tip to Saturday last Wβ stock had won dur-* mc the current season 13 races Trorth £6382, his best winner: being tbe four-year-oia Glacis, who has won two events worth caorr. '' The only stallion older than Carbine who has qualified for inclusion In the sires list this year is Gallinnle. the sire of Pretty Polly, which was foaled a year before OW Jack and whose stock has won 22 races, worth nearly £10,000. . .

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Auckland Star, Auckland Star, Volume XXXIX, Issue 252, 21 October 1908

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