THE RACING WORLD.
-BACING FIXTURES. ,■ •; BY WHALEBONE. April 10, 12, 14, 17 — A.J.C. Autnmn . April 21, 24 — Wellington B.C. Autumn . April 24. 28—Avondnle J.C. Autumn April 28, ,29 — Manawatu B.C. Autumn , May 5, 6 — Hawke's Bay J.C. At.ramn Kay 22, 24 — Taknpnna J.C .Winter.: John Eae returned to Napier by the Walkare to-day, with the Great Northern' Oaks vrlnner, Gold Lace. 5 The Finland gelding Nyland Is reported to be one of the best hacks at present racing .in tie Dominion. ■ .' " •'"••■' A would-be purchaser made an offer for .the Soult colt Waimangu during the. week, but no bnslness resulted. Consideration of the Tauriki case by the ■Tnkapuna Jockey Club has been further adjourned to the 20th Inst. The defeat of Tuku Tuku In the Onslow ■Stakes on the concluding day of the A.R.C. autumn meeting cost Tils 'connections a ifair,amount of good gold.- .-■ '-. '.'■■■ Pleiades, the half-brother to Haydn, made an inglorious debut at the jumping game on Tuesday last, the first .fence proving fatal to his chance. - The norses Master Soult and Elysian were taken South by D. Moraghan last evening, to fulfil their engagements at the Wellington Racing Club's Autumn Meeting. " . ' : 'S>' A local owner made overtures for the purchase of the Monarco gelding ie Aral, .offering 300 guineas for his-possession, but ■received the reply, "Not' Tor sale." The Hotchkiss geiaihg Inglis"'is advertised for private sale. Particulars ■'■■ can be .had on application to'hjs present ,owner, 'Mr A. Hanson* . -~. ' -. -~.,'.' - The Menschikoffi colt- Coromandel has been leased , from Mr J. Lynch, by' W. Gall, snd will. In future, race in that -trainer's ■nomination; The Avondale Jockey Club have appointed Mr. A. Hanna to represent them In the ..Cunningham appeal case, which comes before the Conference at Wellington on the 22nd Inst. After a long spell, two old-timers, in Xestator and Cuiragno, made their reappearance at the recent A;B.C. autumn meeting, but both were palpably, put of form, and made no sort of showing. The 'Merriwee gelding Moriarty met with solid support in each of his essays at EUerslle, but sadly disappointed his supporters, and at no stage in any of his engagements did he look like winning. In consequence of the death.- of W. O'Connell, who rode Stronghold iriVtheJlXlldare Hurdle Handicap on the opening day of the C.J.C.. Autumn Meeting, both Mr' Rutherford's representatives, Stronghold and Etinis were withdrawn from tlielr engagements on the second" day of the gathering. The Castor gelding Paritutu was produced on the last da"y of the A.B.C. autumn meeting, being a_ starter in the St. Heller's Hurdle Race; a he veteran, after lying, a long' way "out of it in the early stages, Showed a- bit of pace towards the finish, .but'cotlldrnot get nearer • than • third. . The'most successful sire at the recent A.B.C. Autumn. Meeting was Soult, the representatives of which won seven races. Merriwee was represented by three, Ben ■Godfrey, Meuschlkoff, and Hotchkles two each,'and Leolantis, Gold Reef, Torpedo, Advancer Castor, TJhlan, Stepniak, Eton, and Monaco^one each. Press Association telegram from. Sydney states: At the yearly Bales yesterday a San Francisco—Vigil colt realised lOOOgns. The following New Zealand j-earlings were sold:—Field Battery—Albuera filly, 280gns; Field Battery—Grandeur filly, 220gns; Field Battery—Squib colt, lOOgns; Field Battery— Our Lady eplt, 250gns. ... ' The Soult colt Santa Rosa made some amends for his previous failures by accounting for the Buckland Handicap on the concluding day of the A.R.C autumn gathering, and returning the largest dividend of the meeting. Santa Rosa had to run the gauntlet of an inquiry before getting the race. The Avondale Jockey Club nave no cause to complain of the acceptances received for the opening day's racing of their autumn meeting, and in only one race (the Tlfirangl Handicap) was their any weeding out. with every prospect of large fields, the gathering should be a most successful one. Mr A. F. Douglas' gelding Bullworth went slightly amiss on the eve of the A.'E.C. Autumn Meeting, and was unable to fulfil his engagements in-'the Autumn Steeplechase. Mr Douglas' horses were taken home again by the Main Trunk express on Thursday evening, in charge of J. Cameron, who also took back Kiutere with him. A rather extraordinary departure was made with the Feilding Cup and Easter ■Handicap winner, Waipaku. She was railed back to Foxton on the Monday night, turned out for some time in a small paddock, and then brought back to Feildlng the next morning — a distance of 72 miles by rail there and back. The reason assigned is that the Conqueror mare is very fretful wnen away from home. •The wins recorded 'by Tetrazzini and All's Well , at the recent A.B.C. meeting credit the Cambria Park mare Miss Aniile' with a record that Iβ not enjoyed by -many stud matrons, in that the whole of her progeny have now been returned winners. AH'b Well, although an aged mare, was. never put in work until this season was. half-way through, and under ordinary circumstances may turn out usefnl. ,F. MacManemin was the most successful trainer at the A.B.C. Autumn Meeting, turning, out four .winners, C. Coleman, ' A • Robertson, T. Qulnllvan, Junr., D. Mora;ghan, and H. French claimed two each ana F. Davis, J. Rae, H. Howe, P. McLaughltn, E. Hillary; W. G. Irwin, R. Barlow, J. H. Prosser, G-. Absolom, B. Hodge, and McGuire one each. C. Jenkins and H. Price were the leading riders, each steering four winners; B. G. Brown, B. Deelev, and J. Buchanan rode three, B. Perclval, M Ryan and A. McMillan 2; and T. O'Brien, j. Pinker one each. „ „ "Tf"the 'caKled timesafe correct, some remarkably fast times were recorded at Randwlek on the third day of the A.J.C. Meeting. In the All- Aged Stakes, Montcalm Is credited with' running the mile :in 1.875, Which is half a second faster than the 1.38 recorded by Charles Stuart on the same course In 1905. The decision of the Congee Handicap saw the Australasian record tor a mile., and. a furlong, 1.521, eoual-; led by-Hoax, -which won- ; easily, but-prob-ably tire mpet: Jnarvelio.ne'.performance wai that of the-; two-year-oldv By-play, whlcn. after getting away badly, covered the seven' in- ther Easter. Stakes in 1.26), which- Just-about equals the: time, 1.26 2-5 hoietett. by> 'AMlet , in the: ..C;J.C. Easter Handicap.-. - " «**T»im «««•»-» > — The victory- of Boniform in the C.J.C. Autumn Handicap, -which he won in time that has only once been beaten in the history of the race,.'further emphasizes what a -wonderful horse the son of Multiform. must be. ."When Bontform was sold , at the late Mr G~G. .Stead's dispersal,' sale, he ■realised -ISOOgs, and v very few wlo w e re present aCfh'e ev.er thought heswonld stand, another preparation, or "the probabilities .ire he ; would have brought -/three'times as:much; Boniform has a truly remarkable re'eorfl, and is, so far,,unbeaten, but: although four years old, has only; started on; :three occasions. As a two-yeur-Kjld, he ,was taken'! across to Sydney, where-he beat Mountain King, Maltine, and a large field'in the A.J.C. Breeders' Plate. He , then returned to New Zealand, but did not. sport silk again . that season, end In the following spring was once more tukeff'to Australia, but went -amiss• and ■was net raced.: tater. In -the-seaeon, lie wag brought to Auckland, and local racegoers will remember the brilliant manner In. which he settled Downfall in tho Great Northern. Derby;" which no won In iccord I time, Aftei'belng how, ho put in n season. *t ttjC. BtBf), nnfl, wn s -; th«n - put 'In training by B, Q'Bonnell, w(tsi the nubve' result. It l s u.ndev«t<X)d thet Boniform ran_ his isat tftQe !n the Autumn"Hahdlonp, it being hia ewners" intention to retire him to the etud. with, an uabtaten'record.;■■/ -'.••
'■'. The':Soult colt Master Soult is the ;bnly. Auckland entrant for the Hawke's Bay 'Cup.:; ;' ■■■■••;.■.'::; " r;?t;. ;; ■ . The prices received by Mr. Currie for his.yearlings at the Sydney sales', although probably not up to expectations, were fairly satisfactory, making an. average of 212} gns. The- Albuera filly topped the list •with 280gns. The North Island Challenge Stakes, which is run on the opening day of the "Wellington autumn meeting, should result in one of the beat races-of the season. The. event Is over seven furlongs, and the best of the two-year-olds are engaged: while of the older horses the much-boomed Bobrikott is the Drlght particular star, and the,result of his meeting with Provocation alone over seven furlongs should be worth going a long way to see. The Takapuna Jockey Club advertise the programme for their winter meeting,, which is fixed for 'May 22 and 24th. Owing to a steeplechase course not being available, there are no cross-country events on the programme, but the Jumpers have been well catered for, two hurdle races appear ing on each day's list, two being for maidens, each being endowed with lOOsovs, while the Hanraki Hurdles on the first day has 200sovs attached to it, and the Hauturu Hurdles on the second day 100 6OVB. One noticeable feature of the card is that there is no race of less value than lOOsovs, the Empire Handicap being of the vaJue of 250sovs and the Britannia Handicap 175sovs. Nominations for all events close with th» secretary (Mr. B. Wynyard) on Friday next, the 23rd inst., at 0 p.m. In winning the Autumn Handicap on the third day of the A.B.C. Autumn Meeting, AU Bed further made good his claim to rank as one of the best, handicap horses at present racing in the Dominion. In winning the race,, however, he must be accounted lucky to get the decision, for had Downfall been ridden as well as the winner, he would, asI suredly have changed places with him. Jenkins, who had the mount on All Red, rode a beautiful race, and fairly kidded Buchanan and the other riders Into letting him make his own pace, with tie result that when the final struggle came, his mount was equal to the tas,k set him. On the other hand, Downfall, Instead of making the pace solid, was fighting for his head iv the early stages, and Buchanan allowed him to drop right out of it three, furlongs from home, wtlh the result that, entering the straight, he wag fully six lengths away from the leaders, and although he finished at a terrific pace, he just failed to get up, eventually being defeated by a head. To give an idea of how Jenkinb was allowed to practically steal the race, the times for the various stages of the race, kindly supplied by the official timekeeper, Mr A. Sohn, for the St. George's Handicap, which wae run on a very holding track, and the Autumn Handicap, which was contested on fairly good going, should be interesting, and are as follows: — St •"-oorge's Handicap: 1 furlong, IBs; 3 furlongs, 425; 4 furlongs, 55e; 5 furlongs 1.8; 6 furlonga, 1.21 2-6; 7' furlongs, 1.34; mile and a-quarter, 2.14 8-5. Autumn Handicap: 3 furlongs, 42 8-se; -4 futlongs, 56 3-os; 5 furlongs, 1.11 2-5; 6 furlongs, 1.24; 7 furlongs, 1.87 3-5; 1 mile, 1.51 8-5; mile and ahaif, 2.40 3-5. AVONDALE JOCKEY OWB. The following acceptances have been received for the Avondale Jockey Club's Autnmn Meeting, which opens on the 24th Inst. :— Maiden Handicap, six furlongs..—Pukenui 8.3, Zinnia 7.10, Castle Blaney 7.8, Silent 7.5, ■ Dainty 7:2, Leo 7.0, Don Hannibal 7.0, Apollluarls 6:12, Censure «.10, Lady Jane 6.10, Toa Tere 6.10. Handicap Hurdle Race, two miles.—Pari-tutu-11.7. So* 10.6; Te-Aral 10.2; Beservolr 10.2,-Nestator. 0.9, Noteorlnl 0.9, Mozart 9.4, Wnihekau 9.3,- Okalhau -9.3, Waimotu 9.0, Lummator 9.0, Good Faith ,9.0, Oakley Handicap,' five furlongs.--Grena-dler -9.7, Devonport 9:2, Tarlna 8.2, Foremost 7.12, Necktie 7.10, Mighty Atom 7.8, Mahinga 7.5, Lady Frances ■ 7.2, Durability 7.0, Martyr King 7.0, Mistime 0.13, Positive 6.18, Don Quex 6.7, St.' Maria 6.7. Juvenile Handicap, , five furlonga.—Sea Ell 8.12, Hyperion 8.9, Tetrozzlril 8.0. Fleet Arrow 7.7, Het Volt 7.7, Indian Chief 7.5, Impulsive 7.0, Excallbur 7.0, Mary Ann 6.10, Maykoff 6.10. , ■ . Bailway Handicap, six furlongs.—Devonport 8.1. Loenbulile 8.1. Miss -Winnie 7 S, Tarina 7.8, Foremost 7.2, Hohunjjatahl 7.2, Barata 7.0, Jena 6.13, "Walhuka 6.12, Coromandel 6.10, Tltirangl Handicap, seven furlongs.— Auldearn 8.5; JDardanus 8:6, Rarata 7 9 EscamlUo 7.4, Epsom Lass 7.0, Aimwell 6 7 Chevalier Handicap, four furlongs.—Biddy Curran 8.3, Leo Grand 8.0, Silent 7.12, Miss Stella 7.5, Don Quex 7.3, Apolllnarls 7.2, Norma 7.2, Seldom 6.18, Malka 6.10 Censure 6.10, Koinutii 6.10, Ben Battle 6.10. Avondale Handicap, one mile and a-quar-ter.—Ngapuka 8.5, Waimangu 8.4, Sedition 8.1, IngUs 7.8, Devonport 7.6, Wauchope 7 5 Dunborve 7.3; First Gun 7.0, Walhuka 7 0 Gladsmulr 6.11, Carmania 0.11, Azoft 6.8. ' ' THE HAWKE'S BAY CUP. (By Telegraph.—Press Association.) NAPIER, Friday. The Hawke's Bay Jockey Club have received the following nominations for the principal handicap event of their autumu meeting:— . Hawke's Bay Cup, one mile and α-half.— Master Soult, California, Perollua, Chamole, K.opu, Berengarla, Sandstream, Inez, First Mate, Tanglmoana, Aberbrothock, Husbandman, Consolation, Palsano, Waltapu, Gold Lace, Uenuku. Dhlando, Mahuta, Kurawaka Hlnetitama, Bobnlkoff, Downfall, LamsdorfE, Golden Gate, Sir Tristram, Woodhey, Zimmerman, Bollln, Awha, Moral. TUBF TALK FROM THE SOUTH. CBy Telegraph.—Special to "Star.") OH'BISTCHTJBCH, Friday. .Sir Geo.-Clifford's team for the Wellington Baclng Club's'Autunin Meeting, consisting of six..two and-three-year-olds, are due to leave this' evening .for Wellington. iSatlafactory nominations have' been received for the" Chrlstchnreh Racing Club's Autumn Meeting, which takes place on •May 1.- Amongst the best known of the entrants-are Mdss Mischief, Sunglow, Lady Disdain, All Guns, Tremulous, and Gwendoline. . ' The three drivers who were Injured on the first day of the N.Z. Metropolitan Trotting Club's meeting, B. J. Monro, A. Wilson, and J. MoLennan, are all progressing favourably from their several Injuries. The adjustments Jssued by Mr. Pollock for the leading events at the Wellington ■Bacing Club's meeting have t>een fairly ■well received locally,, though they show several Inaccuracies. .For Instance, Boniform has no right to 'be pla-ced on the same mark as AJI ißed in the Easter Handicap, for, .when all is .considered, there was not a great deal of merit in hie Great Autumn Handicap victory. .However, .-le,-le : oot to jaee again, ap a. few, pounds more or less does not matter. Otherwlie,' the. handicap is a good one, and. should draw a large field. In.-the Railway Handicap the treatment of Armlet and jfritaway Is absurd. Ho notice need be taken «S ;iFUtaway's running in the O.J.C. Easter Handicap, for ehe absolutely refused to gallop In that event. Armlet won the Great Easter Handicap, in •which 'both ehe> and FUtaiway were handicapped, at:,7ll3,'.and" ehe put down a weak field in-the.:■Templeton 'Handicap. Personally, I : think;.'there was'iust as much merit in iFUtaway'e.wln In .She ■Challenge Stakes, for to give, a twp-y«ar-old of Provocation's calibre. 121b and.a bad beating is no meant achievement; yet Mr.-iPotldck assesses Arm-' let"a9,.toßlig. 2'Olib' Fdl'iaw«y's;.euperlor.:. No wonder the former's owner"4s wrathful. Then,' again,;ln the'lPliinket Nursery .Handicap, 'What;right has Theodore to be placed ■within lib of Nautifonn, aud be asked to give so much weight to such us shooter, .Lady Medallist, and (Perle dOr, who have almost as good credentials? . 'At a special - <x>mmittee meeting! of the Canterbury. Club,the fining'.o£ O. 3. •Pine by-.the iSouth- Canterbury- J.C ' for fon.i;.-ri(ilng;^aa._«)aßldere : .(l, -and It was decidett' that in view "of Pine's, pact transgressions; Jn the same of £5 infllcted-by -the S.C.J.C; "would" not meet the case,; and•• Pine's jopkey license was snspended'. •"■ ,'_'■'- V- ..'. -: '.^" 'W. Holmes, the well-known Chrlstchurch jockey," .iiadVl.a.;successful tdme at GTeymouth'"J.O;- Autumn riding sii •winners during ;the two .days' racing. . ; It has been decided that Boniform shall be retired permanently from the turf. "The Multiform—Otterden colt Is perfectly eound, and on out at exercise, was not an atom Uie worse for his exertions In the iGieat Autumn Handicap. Several 'excellent performances were witnessed at the meeting of the N.Z. MetroI polAtan Clii'b on Wedhestlay, and that despite J the-fact-of the .ti-ack-not being lv ltsl-best f Top ■Soon,'nn-'Ota|fo-bred mare, I by Gossoon from 'Topsy, 'Showed ft vast. Improvement (by winning the Metropolitan Handicap comfortably from a good field in the excellent time of AM S-B. . ttfce wee fojlowea, '.tomat6 '•Uy, Vcrex end (Master Poole,
•while..: j and , Albert&tons were never' promlnentr Too Soon is owned by the Ashburton sportsman, Mr. iH. F. tSiccol, and. trained by A; Pringle. The same combination at owner and driver also accounted for the April 'Handicap with Osborne R, and the Telegraph ..Handicap with lady I/ylian. The latter registered, one of her best races to date by ■ getting over-a mile ■in 2.22, but she was lucky to win, for had not (Ben Hnr Btruck 'himself -badly , when leading ler a few-"yards from the poet he must have prevailed. Submarine put down •a hot favourite in Jack Tracey in the •Easter-Handicap, and. the* letter's -display ■was not in keeping with the .great reputation he lirought with him' from Otago. Imperial (Polly accouhtexf fbrrseveral better fancied candidates in the 'Speedwell Handicap, including, such flyers as Ix>rd Elmo and Gold ilmte. It-was a falsely run race, for whereas the winner took 2.25, she was handicapped on a. 2.22 mark. A visitor from Australia, In Onward, showed to great advantage in the Flyera' H-andicap by covering a mile in 2.24 1-5. Though, on the - plain side, this (elding can go remarka-bly fast, and In his latest efforts is showing more stamina.
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