THE RACING WORLD.
(By WHALEBONE.) FIXTURES. May 21, 2*—Takapuna Jockey Club. May 24 and 26 — Wanganui J.C. Winter June 3 and 4 — Dnnedin J.C. Winter Jnne 8, 4,. 8 — A.E.C. Winter June 15, 16 — Hawke'* Bay J.C. Winter
The Williamstown Cup has been Increased from lOOOsovs to louOsovs.
It Is reported that ah offer of £1250 from an Australian owner for Crucinella was recently refused. Acceptances for all events on the second day of the Takapuna J.C. Winter Meeting close to-night at 10 o'clock. Eton Lady, by Eton—Guinevere, bred at Cambric Park, recently won a mile at Brisbane, covering the distance in 1.43. ' A final payment for the Great Northern Hurdles is due on Friday next, on which date general acceptances are also due. The Soult pony Gloss has been sold to an Australian sportsman, and was to have been shipped to Sydney by the Moana yesterday. Mr. T. H. Lowry has disposed of Multiple to J. MeLoughltn, and the son of Multiform Is now a stable companion of El Dorado. Mr. W. Walters, the Glenora Park studmaster, Is at present an Inmate of a private hospital, but is making satisfactory headway. E. O'Brien leaves for the South to-mor-row night to ride Waitapu and Pharos in their engagements at the Wanganui J.C. Winter Meeting. According , to a Southern writer, Lady Medallist, which has been a consistent performer during the past season, is to be treated to a spell. The young man Whitmbre, who was thrown irt Waverley while riding Koran and leading another horse, has since succumbed to his Injuries.
T. Clarke arrived from the Sontb during the week with Bourrasque and Flingot, both of which claim engagements at the A.R.C. Winter Meeting.
Sir. A. F. Douglas , recent Importation, Woolloomooloo is not shaping a3 well as could be wished in his schooling essays, and is reported to jump very slowly.
A" Wellington -writer persists In calling Plnk-'TJn a son of Soult. As everybody knows, "who has any knowledge of racing, Pink-Un is by Strowan, and was bred in Gisborne. Fyne is progressing satisfactorily in his preparation, and gave a good exhibition of jumping In a schooling gallop over the Wβ fences on Thursday mornlwr at EllersUe. •It Is reported from the Sonth that Full Cry Injured himself when schooling at Green Meadows In company with El Dorado, but the extent of his Injuries has not yet been stited. Although Creusot Is not a regular attendant at Ellerslie, it is understood the son of Torpedo is being worked on the hills near St. John's lake, and Is fast getting Into condition. — Both Jade Pot and Audax are reported to be getting through a lot of useful schooling work at Hastings, and the coursewatchers arc somewhat divided as to which is the better of the pair. The veteran gelding Paritutu, which claims an engagement at the Great Northern Hnrdles, hns arrived at EllersUe, and looks in great Heart. He will be ridden in his races by T. Flynn. Last year's Great Northern Steenlechase winner, Capitol, has arrived at Ellerslie. ami on Thursday morning was schooled over the big fences in the centre of the course, fiving a good display. Prior to the death of Soult, Mr. W. Walters had made arrangements to secure a first-class sire In England, and expects to receive word shortly that a horse has been purchased on his behalf.
The Wanganui Jockey Clnb'a Winter Steetlnp; opens on Tuesday next, when the Wanganul Steeplechase and Century Hurdles come up for decision. As the results nmially hnvo some bearing on the Great Northern double, more than usual local Interest is centred in the events.
The veteran Melbourne performer. Corroborey, who Is rislnc ten years old, and Is still equal to wlnnin* raeee, commpnoed hie racinr career as a two-year-nld. and has mn on through e«rh euecee«slnjr season. Orrobnrop has started in 135 races, of whleh he has won twenty-two, while he has been placed in thlrty-foor others. Tho Acting-Premier of West Australia (Mr. Wilson) states that bis feeling, which he Jndges to be that of his colleagues also, is that the laws which provide for the Kupprppslon of gambling: should be enforced. If this be done tookmakers will be prevented from plying their calling on any racecourse or at any sports gathering. Previous to winning the Two Thousand Guineas Stakes, Neil Gow was successful In the CraTen States, run on April 14, at Newmarket. The race was for three-vear-olds, at set weights, winners being p'enalieed. Neil Gow was called npon to put up 101t) extra, but, starting at odds on, he won by three lengths from Whisk Broom with Tressady a neck away. Emperor Napoleon, who won the Park Plate o£ lOOsovs at Newcastle, England, recently. Iβ a three-j-ear-old half-brother to the Derby winner, Orby, being by Lcsterlin or Clonmell out of Bhoda B. He was the hlKhest-prlced yearltae sold in Ireland in 1908, beifcjr privately disposed of by his breeder, Mr. R. Crolter, for 3500 guineas to his present owner, Mr. ,1\ J. Benson. There are no fewer than 30,000 bookmakers In England at the present time stated Mr. John Hiirke, secretary of the Anti-gambling League, at a meeting at Yarmouth, whereas at the beginning of hist century tbey numbered only twenty In the period of five and a-half years his society had traced- 80 suicides. 320 embezzlemeots, and 199 bankruptcies to the betting evil.
As giving some ld«a of the phenomenal success of Malster as a sire, it is worth noting that his record of £34,254 for nine months at the present season has only been beaten for a whole season In England on the following occasions during the last ten years.:—l9oo, St Simon, £53.625- 1902 Persimmon. £36:868, and St.- Simon' £36,531; ISOS. Cyllene, £35,550. and Bay Honald, £34,301.
The Finland gelding Eobrikoff, which has been having an easy time of it since arriving back from Australia, has sot a lot above himself, and when he made his reappearance on the Napier Park tracks he dexeloped the habit of setting rid of his rider. After Wilson had been dropped several times,. Bobrikoff's trainer, F. Davis Rot in the saddle himself, and save the champion a salutary lesson, which, it ia stated has had a Rood effect. ' TURF TALK FROM THE SOUTH. (By Telesraph.—Special to the "Star.") CHRISTCHTJBCH, <this day. Sir George. Clifford's new stallion San Francisco arrived from Sydney yesterday, and is to be taken at once to his owner's stud at Stonyhnrst. The death occurred on Tuesday of Mr. F. W. Delsmain, who was a prominent sportsman in tha early days of the turf In Canterbury, acd for some years was a steward of the Canterbury Jockey Club. He was the founder of the now famous Taldhurst racing farm. In January, 1867, his colours first appeared on the course ■when he won the Lottery Plate and Criterion Stakes, with Presto, by Peter Flat. M»ny other horses owned and bred by Mr. Delimrain carried his colours 0:1 various courses, but the most noted of his breeding ! •was Templeton, by Traducer—Belle of the Isle, which was the first of 'New Zealand's noted horses that claimed Yaldhurst as their birthplace. In IS7S Mr. Delamain relinquished ratdns and sold Yaiahurst. Prltchard was offered the mount on several horaes in the Century Hurdles at Wansanui, but will be required for Hydrant, an inmate of his broSer'a stable. As Hydrant is not anions the Stcepbore for tile Great
Northern Hui<nes, Priichard will be free to accept any mount.
The aged Hippocampus gelding (Moccasin, Trtio won''the last Wanganui Steeplechase, will probably be a starter in this year's race. This 'chaser, who is getting well up in years, must possess a jumper's chance, C. O'Neill, the-'Awapuni trainer; has received an addition to his torn in the Gold Reef gelding Prospector, who is being prepared for future hurdle events.
■Mr. Highden has disposed ol Gloss to the representative of an Australian sportsman, the miniature daughter of Soult, who is remarkably smart for her inches, will probably be seen out in "Wren's Thousand, to be i run at Ascot in September.
The Chokebore horses will have their final ■rnn this season at the Dunedin meeting on June 3 and 4, after which -they will go into winter quarters.
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THE RACING WORLD., Auckland Star, Volume XLI, Issue 119, 21 May 1910
THE RACING WORLD. Auckland Star, Volume XLI, Issue 119, 21 May 1910
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