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(By WHALEBONE.) RACING FIX-rtntES. March 24, 25 — South Canterbury J.C. Autumn March 24, 25 — Taranaki J.C. Autumn March 27, 31, April 3 — A.T.C. Autumn April 1, 2 — Masterton R.C Autumn April 1, 3 — Nelson J.C. Annual April 3 — North Canterbury J.C Hack April 10, 12 — Wairarapa R.C. Autumn April 10, 12, 13 — Auckland R.C. Autumn Apr 10 12, 14, 17 - A.J.C. Autumn April 12 — Patea R.C. Annual Meeting April 12, 13 — Fellding J.C. Eastes April Li, 13 — c.J.C. Autumn April 21, 24 — Wellington R.C. Autumn A-pnl 24. 28—Avoudale J.C. Autumn April 2S, 29 — Manawatu R.C. Autumn May 5, 6 — Hawke's Bay J.C. A_tnmn May 22, 24 — Takapuna J.C. Winter It is stated that Master Soult has been purchased for India. An impression prevails that the two-year-olds in Australia this season are a moderate lot. "Word from the 'South states that Tan San is to fulfil his engagements at the A.R.C. autumn meeting. The yearlings already catalogued for the yearling sales to be held at Randwlcl* nest mouth number 430. The Merriwee gelding Tumnt Is the favourite choice locally for the A.R C Easter Handicap. The various relations In local racing circles are much disturbed at present, and feeling runs very high. Mr J. L. Carl, the owner of Roselike, will be a visitor to the A.R.C. autumn meeting, iii order to see his filly run lv her engagements. Mr Morse makes Master Soult out to be 191bs better over a mile than the next best of the local three-year-olds, which he pickas Waimangu. Three boxes have been engaged at Green Lane for Mr. T. 11. Lowry's horses, but so far the names of his representatives have not transpired. There is every probability of the Avondale Jockey Club appealing against the decision of the Auckland Metropolitan Committee in the caso of N. Cunningham. The recent rains have proved very beneficial at Ellerslie, and with the near approach of the A.R.C. autumn meeting, trainers will be enabled to send their charges along. The Hon. J. D. Ormond has disposed of the three-year-old St. Aldan to Mr. F. Neligau, of Canterbury, and the sou of Birkenhead will in future be trained by D. Moraghan at Riccarton. The Eton gelding Rarata scored his first victory iv his new owner's (Mr. G. Mills) colours when he accounted for the St. Patrick's Handicap ou the opening day of the Ohlnemuri meeting. It is rumoured that a sworn declaration of a startling nature has been made In connection with the Royal Soult disqualification, and that the same will come before the appeal judges of the N.Z. Racing Conference next Saturday. Mr. T. H. Lowry has evidently a useful filly in Glissade, which won both two-year-old races at the Napier Park meeting. Glissade, it will be noticed, is very inbred, her sire (Soult) being by St. Simon, while her dam's sire (Bill of Portland) is also hy St. .Simon. - Most of the Southern, and the Napier writers In particular, were very exercised over the lenient treatment meted out to W'oodhey In the Napier Park Cup. The forecast was correct, as the Hon. J. D. Ormond's represntatlve made a one-horse race of it. The much-boomed ißobrlkoff was produced ou the first day of the iNapier Park .Meeting, bur the best he co—ld do was .to ran. third In the Flying Handicap, being beaten by both Diamond Star and 'Stylish. Bobrikoff has not raced since the last A.R.C. Su-nunex Meeting, and may need a race or two. Says ..the Hawke's Bay "Herald's" introductory notes on Wednesday's racing at the Park: "The Flying Handicap was looked upon as a gift for Bobrikoff, and there was a rush to back him. The black horse was slow in getting away from the barrier, and never had a chance of reaching the leading division." The victory of Manapourl on the concluding day of the Ohiuemuri J.C. annual meeting was long overdue, but, according to the price paid, the connections could hardljj have any extent by the victory". T. A. Williams, under whose charge the son of Soult has been for some time, la seriously thinking of giving the training game best. The Auckland Trotting Club's acceptances are highly satisfactory, and everything points to a record gathering. For the special purses hung np by the club, Lord Elmo and i &pec'alist Aye .to attack the mile record, ' 'and Lord Elmo the two mile: Provided the track is in anything like decent order, lovers of trotting should witness an exhibition rarely seen in Auckland. The question is being asked, "What has been done by the Avondale Club in connection with the charges made against C. Cress, the rider of Naumal, last September?" It is understood that certain evidence has been taken, and there the matter rests, but, probably, when the disqualifications already inflicted are disposed of the Naumai case will be proceeded with. Mr H. H. Roberts, M.R.C.V.S., of Leatherhead, England, recently wrote as follows to the "Special Commissioner" of the London "Sportsman":—"l am pleased to inform you that the veterinary profession is now in possession of an 'influenza antitoxin' which is believed to be an effectual preventive of the infectious fevers to which horses are so liable in travelling. I am sure this will interest you, as well as removing a great responsibility in sending valuable stock abroad." Naturally, uo names are mentioned in this little yarn, told in Melbourne. Little Ikey, intent on working the old man for half-a-crown, sat on his knee and said: "I could pick you out from all the other books, fader, no matter how big the crowd vas, aud if I couldn't see yer!" Pleased with the evidence of filial affection, the old man sprang the half-dollar and said: "You could recognise yer old fader's voice, eh, Ikey?" "I don't mean that, fader," retorted Ikey, slipping out of reach, "I should listen to hear who vas offerln' the shortest odds.'" The poison that impoverishes backers and enriches bookmakers Is the poison of enthusiasm, writes a London sporting exchange. The layers are rarely excited. If they take to the habit they are soon laid out. But the backer always seems "on wires." In his haste to be rich he dismisses reason and rushes headlong down the road to bankruptcy. He is always finding something that is "money for nothing," and too frequently discovers he has had nothing for his money. It is because of the enthusiasm of backers that layers wax fat, and curled and oiled like the Assyrian bull. In connection with the breeding of Kilmarnock, the winner of the Wanganui Cup, mention of which was made in these columns last week, I have to acknowledge . With thanks the following from 'Messrs Sole Bros.. New Plymouth:—"As there has been considerable speculation as to the breeding of Kilmarnock, the WaDganui Cup winner, we thought we would drop you a line and let you know his breeding. Kilmarnock's granddam was Kate O'Shane, owned by Studhoime. of Canterbury, and was by Hibernian, N.Z. Stud Book, ISB4. Kate O'Shane was bought in Christchurch by William Barnard, at the same time as he bought a colt by Python—Vlviandrie, which raced In New Plymouth as Tattler. This grey mare, Kate O'Shane, was stinted to Flintlock (Musket—Georgle), and threw a filly foal, which never raced. Her next foal (a chestnut Ally) was by War Eagle (N.S.W. Stud Book), later known as Australian, and was shown with its mother in the class, thorougl-bred mare with foal at foot, by Sole Bros, about 1895, and got first prize. This foal Is Kilmarnock's dam, and his sire St. Paul. The above information is absolutely correct." [This should Bet at rest all doubts as to Kilmarnock's breed-ins-1 I

It is stated that a visitor* to the Napier Park meeting, who is looked upon as a pretty fair judge of a horse's condition, was appealed to for an expression of opinion as to Bobrikoff, when he was saddled up for the Flying Handicap on Wednesday, when bis only opponents were Stylish, Diamond Star, and Chamois. The .questioner did not have long to wait for the information he was seeking. It was to this effect. "He would stand a good chance of getting a first prize ticket in a show ring." The prospects would certainly appear to be somewhat remote of the speedy son of Finland being In good nick for Easter engagements.—"N.Z. Times." Mr. Morse's adjustments for the A.R.C. Handicap made their appearance yesterday, and, 'taken as a whole, give evidence of very careful consideration. Sore little curiosity was evinced as to which would head the list Bobrikoff or All Red, and the former is awarded the pride of place, with 9.10, which Is a pound less than Nonette carried to victory as a three-year-old In 1902. It will be interesting to see where Mr. Lowry elects to send hiß champion. All Red Is nicely placed with 9.9. as is Master Soult with 9.3. Tuniut (8.8) is, with Aborigine (7.13), Ngapuka (7.12), Sir Tristram 17.10), and Wauchope (7.8) given every inducement. Master Delaval (8.3) has nothing to complain of, and l't is a question whether be will not find the mile journey more to his liking than the longer journeys he has undertaken lately. Among the light-weight divißiou are a number of probabilities, and the race promises to attract a large field. —Ir. Morse does not apear to have been so successful with his adjustments for the • hurdle race, and Ben Jonson (10.8) will probably frighten a lot of competitors out. Poseidon, which was taken up a little while oack after a spell, has again been thrown out of -work, and has _nl—hed hi— turf career. He retires with a great record, as though he only won one t_ee as a two-year-old. he accounted for 11 out of the 14 races in which he started as a three-ye—r-o d, his victories Including the A.J.C. Derby and St. Leger, V.R.C. Derby and St. Leger, and Caulficld and Melbourne 'Cups. At four years he won seven out of twelve races, the Oaulfield Cup (with 9.8) being one of the number. 'Subsequent -to that race he was well backed for the Melbourne Cup, In which he had 10.3, 'but did not get closer than eighth. He only started once this season, rn——lng nowhere in the Rawson Stakes, in which Perkeo beat Mooltan and .Virtu, and made an Australasian record for nine furlongs. In all. Poseidon won 19 of the S3 races In which he competed. No doubt he will he well patronised at the stud, and a notable fact In connection with his maternal line la that his grand-sire, ", won a Melbourne Derby and Oup, and Chester (sire of lauthe, dam of Jacinth) was similarly successful. The respective opinions of Messrs Morse and Henrys, of the horses that came under them both, makes interesting reading, and it will be seen that the biggest diversity of opinion exists in connection with the handicapping of Dinbolo, Aborlglnle, and Gold Thread. The distances of the A.R.C. Easter Handicap and the C..1.C. Easter Handicap are practically the same, so that an idea of the handlcappers' opinion of the other man's work is easily got at. Both start off with BobrikofT at the head of the handicap, but Mr Morse has started a pound higher than Mr Henrys, and assesses the much-boomed one as a pound better than All Red, whereas Mr Henrys thinks them equal. The following table, however, speaks for itself:—

On these figures It will be seen that Mr Morse makes Dinbolo and Gold Thread to be the most leniently treated by Mr Henrys, while the latter gentleman picks Aborlginie, Tumut, -and Sir Tristram as Mr Morse's best. Racing is a game of sensations, but It Is doubtful If a bigger sensation has yet been experienced in local dries than the decision of the Auckland Metropolitan Committee In the appeals In the Ludo case. The circumstances leading up to the disqualification are now so well known that there Is no necessity to go Into details, so one can como to the point at once. The position which now prevails Is this:—The trainer (N. Cunningham), whom, it came out in evidence, gave Instructions to the riders, In any case on the first day, Is exonerated from any knowledge of the pulling of the horse, but the two riders iPell and Whlttaker) are deemed guilty of not riding to win, and the disqualifications of botii tlie former for .12 .months and the latter for two years are endorsed. Could anything be more ridiculous? I am notgoing Into the question of whether Lucio was pulled or whether he was not; but here are two boys found guilty of one of the most serious offences on the turf. 1.c., pulling a horse on their own, and they are let off with the lenient sentences of 12 months and two years. If these boys are guilty (and the decision has only been nrrived at after months of deliberation). th e sentences j»re most Inadequate, and only an Incentive ""or others to do likewise. The decision, however, gives one the impression that the A.R.C. Committee were between the devil and the deep sea, and had to make a scapegoat of someone, and their choice fell on the boys. As the cases are to go to < appeal, further comment Is held over.


(By Telegraph.—Special to Star.) CHRISTCHURCH, Friday. Much-needed rain commenced to fall on Thursday evening, and at the time of writing It shows no signs of cessation. Though ' It has put training operations at a standstill the tracks will benefit greatly, and Bhould be In the best of order for .next month's meeting. ■ St. Aldan, the three-year-old eon of BlrkI enhead and Montdread, has been purchased from the Hon. J. D. Ormond by the South Canterbury sportsman, Mr F. Neligan. I The favourite selections locally for the Great Easter Handicap are Bobrikoff, Tumut, Penates, Gold Crest, Sea King, and , Czar Kolohol, while in the Autumn Handicap Husbandman, Bobrikoff, Downfall, All I Red, and Prim find most favour. R. King who sustained a nasty fall when" riding Bulletin at the Akaroa meeting last I week, was '-sufficiently recovered to ride I Field Gun In the Walmate Cup. Mr A. Keith has been appointed startefor the Marlborough Racing Club's Autumn Meeting. j Trek, who Is now owned by a Greymonth ' sportsman, broke a blood vessel In his head recently while doing a gallop. This will , prevent him fulfilling any of his Immediate I engagements, which Is bad luck for his owner, as the son of The Officer could hardly have missed picking up a stake or two at the West Coast autumn meetings. | It 1b a decided compliment to New Zealand horses to find them occupying posts of honour In such events as the Doncaster Handicap and Sydney Cup. i Pleasing reports of Artlllerie's prospects in the Doncaster Handicap continue to arrive, and there is no getting away from the fact of her galloping abilities. Field Gun scored a long overdue win In the Walmate Cup on Thursday last, but there was little merit in his success. White Cockade, which followed him home, found the distance beyond his tether, while De Witte was palpably short of work. The" Obligate filly Llna registered a smart performance in winning the Stndholme Stakes from end to end, and everyone was pleased to see her owner-trnlner, Harry Goodman, have a turn of fortune's wheel. Liza which Is a half-sister to Ostlak, can muster up great speed, and she 1» staying better with racing. Amongst those thai finished behind Liza was Diabolo's sister Miss Gal, which mlgftt have been closer up had she obtained a good position In the early stages. Later in the afternoon Miss Gal created a surprise by putting down two much better favourites in Lady Orlzon and Ilarita In the Harvest Handicap; Though not too smart in leaving the barrier Stepniak's diminutive daughter pnt In a brilliant effort over the last furlong, and, favoured by her light weight, just squeezed home In front of Ilarita. The mare Slaveaway, by Rlghtaway— St • Slave, imported from England by Mr G. D. Greenwood, foaled a colt to the —-nglish stallion Yeles at Mr J. Reld's stud farm, Canowie, on Tuesday. The two-year-old Full Sail, by Pilgrim's Progress—Windwhlstle, has been gelded, and Is again in active work. G. Hepburn has commenced to give Sweet Angelus light tasks, bnt she does not appear to have quite thrown off the effects of the lameness that caused her suspension from active work after the summer meeting. R. O'Donnell has commenced breaking his yearlings 'at Grasslea. Crown Derby (Royal Artillery—Saucer) has been ridden, and Lllywhite (Martian—Cruciform) Is receiving the first rudiments of her education. -

TARANAKI JOCKEY CLUB'S AtTTTJMN MEETING. <By Telegraph.—Press Association.) NEW PLYMOUTH, Friday. The following acceptances have been received for the first day of the Taranaki Jockey Club's Autumn Meeting, to be held on the 24th and 25th dnst.:— Taranaki Cup.—.Kilmarnock 8.12, Mahuta 8.10, T*n San 8.9, TJhlando 8.5, Tiptoe 8.3, Sir Artegai 8.1, Vasa 8.1, Taitoko 8.0, Waitapu 7.12, Chanteuse 7.11, Whetumarama 7.7, Belarfo 7.2. iFirst Welter Handicap.—(Wadka-raka 9.0, Belario 8.10, Compass 8.4, Kanewara 8.3, PeroHna 8.2, Olemora. 8.2, (Recreation 8.0, Tanlra 8.0. iPuknka .Hack Handicap.—Tanekaha 9.0, Mulga Bill 6.6, Clemora 7.13, Hydraulic 7.11, (Burton 7.10, Shannon Lass 7.8 Durability T. 6, Quick March 7.4, .Retort 7.4, Palda 7.0, Trevata 7.0. Kaltoke Hack 'Handicap.—iMendlp 9.0, Ooronetted 8.4, Astraea 8.2, Research 8.1, Kanlwara 7.13, Paul 7.10, Projectile 7.4, Rohepotae 7.4, Trevata 7.0. Kawaroa Hurdles.—Jßookby 11.3, Whimper 10.1, 'Specdosa 10.0. 'Sweet Alice 9.7, Somali 9.7, Golden Glow 9.1, Taupo 9.0, Waimarla 9.0. Flying Handicap.—Morlarty 8.8, Lady Menschlkoff 8.4, Golden Eagle 8.4, Mon Ami 8.0, 'Wai-araka 7.10, Whetumarama 7.9, Cyrene 7.5, Genuine 7.2, Waihuka 7.0. Stewards' .Handicap.—Mon Ami 8.7, Knreroa 8.2. Cyrene 7.12, Genuine 7.8, Walhuka •7.6, Te B_—lurangl 7.0, Langshaa 7.0, Clonpett 7.0, O-vert'ime 6.12, .St. Maria 6.12.


{By Telegraph.—rress association.) TA'TJIRANGA. Friday. The following weights _aye been declared by Mr. J. Smith for the principal events of the Bay of Plenty Jockey Club's meeting, to be —eld on Tihursdav:— Maunganul Maiden Plate.—Jim 9.0, Mabel BA, Tanglefoot 8.0, Turua 7.12, Plrebell 7.7. Cup.—Haeremal 9.7, Rosavere 9.0, Lalla Rookh 8.4, Serglus 8.4, Walkuku 8.3, Melton Hall 8.0, CSapenape 8.0, Wdnhaston 7.11, J2im 7.7. Te Renga Trot.—Olive scratch, Stranger os, Lady Rothschild 10/, .Harry Mace 12s, Paradise 15s, Jersey Lady 13s, Kitty 18s, Red Rambler 30, Halrini 40s, Mangere 40s, Tommy 455, River 60s. Pony Race.—Tupaea 9.0, Joe Rail 8.4, Neva 8.0. Flower Girl 7.7. Otomoetai Flying 9.7, Lalla Rookh 6.8, Wlnhaston 8.0, Napenape 8.0, Neva 7.10, Jdm 7.7. Acceptances for the above and general entries will close on Tuesday at nine p.m.


(By Telegraph.—Press Association.) WELLINGTON, Friday. The following weights have been declared for the Nelson Jockey Club's meeting:— Nelson Cup, one mile.—Silken Rein 9.8, Adria o._ Golden Gate 8.8. Investment 8.5, San Fernando 8.3, Lawn Rose 8.0, Glen M. 7.4, Bracken 6.13. Gold Bird 6.12. Hope Hack Handicap, seven furlongs.— Lucretius 0.0, Supplement 8.11, Qlentul 8.0, Bracken 8.0, Vince 7.8, Balmy Breeze 7.7, Pharmaceutical 7.0, King Try 6 7 King's Wreath 6.7. Grandstand Handicap, six furlongs.—Adrla 9.9, San Fernando 8.10. Lothalr 8.8 Blessbok 8.6, Lawn Rose 8.4 Thera 8.3, Bracken 7.7, Vlnce 6.13, Glen Spring 0.7. Telegraph Handicap, live furlongs.—Lothalr 9.7, Supplement 9.0, Lucretius 8.12, Glen 8.10, Purakau 7.13. Glentui 7.13, Oro Plnsent 7.7, Vlnco 7.7, Curator 7.7, Balmy Breeze 7.8, Glen Spring 7.4. Bravery 7.2. Phonograph 8.10, King Try 6.7, Bridesmaid 6.7. Welter Handicap, seven furlongs.—lnvestment 9.6. San Fernando 9.4, Biessbok 8.11, Gaelic 8.9, Bracken 8.1, Gold Bird 8.0.


The following acceptances were received by Mr. C. F. Mark last evening for the opening day of the Auckland Trotting Club's autumn meeting, which takes place next Saturday, the first race to start nt one p.m. There were only 20 withdrawals. Including one each from the Trotting, Stewards', and Autumn Pony Handicaps, while in the Cornwall Handicap the acceptances Include every horse entered: — Stewards' Handicap, two miles. —Scotia scratch. Princess Ena scratch, Waltekauri las Barmegule 13s, Kohlne 14s, John Harold 14s, Bogey 16s, All Night I6s, Harold Abdallah 17s, Tableau 17s. Huou Leal 18s. Cornwall Handicap, one mile. —Specialist scratch. Princess Ena 2s, Robex 6s, Le Rosier 6s. Scotia 6s. V.S. Bs. Waltekauri 10s, Manderene 12s. Autocrat 12s, —»an Tracey 13s, Bogey 13s". Maiden Handicap, one mile and a-half.— Rita W. scratch. Black Mire 4s, Jungle ss, General A. 6s Citizens' League 6s, Back Temple 6s Elk 6s, The Dove 6s, Mikado 12s lnaha" 12s, Marama 13s, Timidity 13s, Cora Bell 13s, Beli Gray 13s, Elba 13s. Middle-class Handicap, one mile and ahalf.—Harold Huon ss, Cleveland's Pride 9s, Huanul lis, Bert lis, *_aydawa 12s. WII--helmlnn 13s Castaway 14s, Nelson 14s. Lady Park 14s, Janitor lfis. Black Temple 18s, Minnie B. 20s, Dan 21s, Major Election ?235, Mikado 235. Hobson Harness Trot, one mile and a-half. —Le Rosier scratch. Barnlegule 7b, John Harold 10s, Plerotte 14s. Count 18s, Royal Albert 255, Green Lavender 255, Queen Anne 30s. Trotting Handicap two miles.—Robex scratch Little Paul Bs, Harold Huon 14s, Klriklriroa 16s, Bert 225, Rita W. 245. Lady Park 265, Cns'ta—'ay _6s. Green Lavender 28s, Albert Edward 295, Janitor 325, Major Election 345. Electric Handicap, one mile.—Maplewood scratch Rosebud 4s, Irls-h Molly 6s. Plerotte 8s Pukerlmu Bs, Ballot 9s, Rosle Wilkes 10s, lago 10s, Macquarrle lis. Miss Tuxle 12s, Coleuso 13s, Bert 13s, Royal Victor 175." Autumn Pony Handicap, about four furlongs and a-half.—Mahlnga 9.7. Mistime 8.10, Frontlno 8.4. Blenore 7.13. Norma 7.7, Matarere 7.5, Quadroon 7.5, Leo Grand 7.4. Starling 7.2, Celebrity 7.2, Maika 7.0, Laurel Wreath 6.10, Nora Soult G.lO, Cisco Rose The following nominations were receiveIn connection with the purses for time re..coid brea-i-g: — Purse of lOOsovs (for trotting horse putting up the fastest time record for one mile time limit 2.18): Lord Elmo. Specialist. Purse of lOOsovs (for trotting horse putting up the fastest time record for two miles, time limit 4.48): Lord Blmo.

Mr Morse. Mr Henrys. Bobrikoff 9 10 9 9.. lib less All Red 99 99.. — Tumut 8 8 8 11 .. 31b more Downfall ... 8 10 8 7 .. 31b more Gold Thread 8 5 7 2.. 71b less Diabolo 8 2 7 6.. 101b less Aboriginie .. 7 13 8 4.. 61b more Woodhey ... 8 0 7 11 .. 31b less Sir Tristram 7 10 7 18 .. 31b more Wanchope 7 8 7 8.. — Bollln 7 5 7 3.. 21b less

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