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THE RACING WORLD.

(By WHALEBONE.) RACING FIXTUBES. November 2*. 6, 9—Auckland Racing Crab's Spring. November 20, 23—Otah-uhu T.C. Spring. November 27, 30—Takapuna J.C. Spring, December 26, 30, January 1, 2—A.R.C. Summer, tteceatber 27, 28, 31—Auckland. Trattlnj Club's Slimmer. -January io, 11—Whangarei B.C. Annual. January 23—Bay of Plenty J.C. January 29. February 1. s*—Takapuna J.C. Summer. February 6—Te Kniti R.C. Annual. February 12. 13— Rotorua J.C. February 21, 22—South Auckland B.C. March 13, 17—Otahuhu T.C. Summer. April 8, 12—Auckland Trotting Clab's Autumn. ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS. Crib.—The run counts. Mr. Morse's adjustments for the minor events at the A.R.C. Spring Sleeting are dut on Monday next. The Obllgado filly Tact iwaa responsible for a very fast tour furlongs at Ellerelie yesterday morning. E. Pope is hacking Lady Thorn about, preparatory to [Milting the dirughler of Obllgado into active work again. Grand Canary, dam of Trafalgar and Gillauiatoug, died recently on Messrs MltcheU Bros.' station, on the Murray. The gelding Bonlkofi" has resumed work again at KUerslie, and is now under the charge of W. Olive. W. Chanfc, who was injured through Captain Paul falling with him while schooling in iillerslle, has mule a good' recovery, aud is again riding work. The Wanganui Jockey Club are making extensive alterations to their grandstand. and a tender of il 1,86 a 10/ has been accepted for tlie work. The gelding Webfoot, wihlch broke down while contesting the A.R.C. Autumn Steeplechase, is being hacked about again by his owner. Webfoot kwks well after his compuißory rest. The course proper at Ellerslie was open on Saturday and yesterday morning, and trainers took advantage of it to Indulge their charges i v some work la view of the A.U.C. Spring Meeting. Mr. 11. B. Massey has received advice from the bonth that Antarctic appears to have thrown off all his soreness, and; Is doing remarkably well. Tbe son of Sulvadan is being specially dieted, and it Ik thought that tho real cause of his trouble has been at last located. «""««. The Soult Ally Merry Roc was paid up for In the Wellesley Slakes, but Is not to fulfil her engagement in that event. Merry Roe has done remarkably well since she returned from Napier, aud, all going well in the meantime, will be seen out In the A.R.C Welcome Stakes. The success of Trafalgar In the Randwlck Plate brings his winnings in stakes aioue up to ;is against the Australian record of £121,470, put up by his famous grandsire. Carbine, Poseidon coiulug third with £10,493. Trafalgar has staried in 5s races, won '_'4, rau second 11 times, aud tliird six times; while Carbine had 33 wins, six seconds, and three thirds. A number ot Auckland friends of Mr J. L. Carl are endeavouring to persuade him to apply for the position of stipendiary steward, nominations Tor which Ho.-c oil Wednesday uexL, the 30th Inst. of independent means and a life-long experience of racing. Mr Carl is particularly well suited for the position If he caa be persuaded to apply. Mr. r. F. C-lesen, who Is retiring from racing, is offering his trotting horses Hen V. and Receiver for siile at Messrs. A. Buckland and Sous' yards ou Friday next. Ben F„ wdiich is only six years old, Ls a rare-bred one, being by Franz from Lady Kirn© (full sister to Lord Elmo), and has done very little racing. The Merrrwee gelding Merrlmnx, which has been w>uict<hln.g of a disappointment on Lhe flat, was Jumped over a couple of the pouy hurdles at lvllcrslie yesterday morning. Merrlmax did not show any decided aptitude for the jumping Imslness, hut the test -was lKirdly sufficient for any decided opinion to be obtained. Mr. W. Montgomery's two-year-old filly Tlkitapu, which was brought back from Sydney hy the ilaheno on Sunday, was on the tracks at Kllcrslle yesterday momtag, doing the lightest of exercise. Tikltapu, which has grown into a beautirnl filly, was not seen under silk in Australia, but will probably be given a run at the A.R.C. Spring Meeting. Mr H. A. Coates advertises for sale four trotting horses, three of which claim relationship to that consistent performer Bell Gray. Tlie lots Include a four-year-old roan iilly by Le Rosier —Dolly Gray, a three-year-old filly by Specialist—Dolly Gray, a yearling colt by King George—Dolly Gray, and a brown gelding by Uuon Bark—St. Hippo mare. They are for absolute sale, and further particulars can be had from Mr Coates or from Mr A. Lowe. Otahuhu. In a chat with Mr. Montgomery, who arrived from Sydney on Sunday, he informed mc that Black -Northern would not show anything like his true form In his races In Australia. The son of Salvndan behcived very plggiiCily, Imtih under silk and In his training, and could never be induced to <\n his best, although all sorts of tactics were tried with Wm. Black Northern returned to the land of his birth on Sunday, and it will be interesting to see if the rtiange of climate will effect a change of manners. It is not often that a studmiaster makes nee »s a sultan of tho hnre-m of n two-year-old (ssiys the Napier writer "The Sqirlre"). Mr. G. P. Donnelly, • however, gave rihe experiment n chance last season, and the results nave proved of <i gratifying nutnre. for Knhitw.il. w n r» h"i not prodr.'.;] since she brought forth Gold Lace tn 1905. has a lusty fine colt by a two-year-old son of Gold Reef and Brizo. and Pearl Powder will shortly foal to the baby sire. Mr. ,T. L. Lerky shipped Mandarene to Ohristohurch yesterday by tlie Tarawera, to fulfil his engagement in the New Zealand Trotting Cup. The son of Norval went down In charge of W. C. Herd, who will drive lrhn In the nip event, and was very forward when shipped. Should Mandarene succeed in landing the big stake the victory would be very popular at this end of the Island. The Oaulfield, Cup further demonstrated Lady Medallist's right to be classed amongst the great mares of the Australian turf, and It was real bad luck to bump against a horse like Uncle Sam. to which she was ooneeding no less than 251bs. and then only to be beaten by a_ narrow margin. Royal Scotch mn a decent race, and hut for the mishap that befel Mm a few days before the event, might have given those which finished in front of him considerably more trouble. Uncle Sam, the winner, only had 7.6 In the saddle, including a penalty for winning the Toorak Handicap on tbe opening day of the meeting. Uncle Sam 1s engaged In the Melbourne Cup, in which his poundage has been Increased to 7.6. The stewards of the Auckland Trotting Clnb met yesterday afternoon, when the case of J. Nicholson for alleged boring In the Junction Handicap on Saturday last was further considered. After hearing statements, the stewards decided to suspend Nicholson for six months, which means that both Nicholson and tils horse Golconda will be unable to take part in any further meetings this season. Tbe stewards also considered the protest lodged against Craibwood being declared the winner of the EBereße Trotting Handicap on the ground that his rtder Lee had taken part fa an unregistered meeting at Orakei some three years ago, Lee admitted that le had ridden at the meeting under question when a lad of 17, but understood the disqualification bad been removed by the NewZealand Trotting Association, and the inqmry was adjourned pending infonnafion from -that body. It baa since been ascertained that Lee's case had not been dealt with hy the Association, and as a conaeonenoß then? Is nothing for it -bnfcttkat^Oie

Tbe Porlrua trainer J. H. Prosser has no less than 12 horses engaged at the Wellington Racing Club's Spring Meeting. When Eoyal Scotch won the Cauifield Stakes be started one of the outsiders of the field, and the Investment of a very few pounds would have returned a handsome i dividend. At the Ascot stud farm Mr W. Montgomery's mare Lady Regel has foaled a colt to Elyslan, and Mr McKenzie's Lady Flora (half-sister by Cyrenian to Ngapuka) a filly to Penury. This Is the first colt Lady Kegel has thrown, and Mr Montgomery has therefore some cause for rejoicing. Although only five nave paid up for the Wellington Champion Plate, the meeting of such cracks as Equltas, Bronae, Bobrikoff, aud Los Angelos should produce a great battle. Fit and well, the much-delayed meeting of Bobrlkoff and Los Angelos alone should be one of the features ot the Wei lington Spring Meeting. The Spring Meeting of tbe Auckland Trotting Club was one of the most successful gatherings yet held by tbe metropolitan club, and was further proof of the rapid strides trotting Is making in Auckland. Although there were one or two happenings which should have engaged the attention of the-stewards, the racing was decidedly-inter-esting, and tbe reducing of the limits was responsible for gome exceptionally exciting finishes. Speculation during the two days exceeded the most sanguine expectations, and the club should come out with a handsome profit, and although they have an uphill fight in front of them for some years there is not the slightest donbt that the purchase of Alexandra Park is going to put the Auckland body In the front rank of trotting clubs of tbe Dominion at no distant date. .TUMPING AT ELLERSLIE. There was a lot of schooling work registered at Ellerslie yesterday morning. Surplus find Tlrl were first to start, jumping five hurdles, both fencing well. Pyrmont and Lady Berlin set out for a similar task, the last-named falling at the second fence. Pyrmont, continuing on alone, getting round snfely. Nelins and Arawa covered a round of the schooling hurdles, both jumping fast and clean. Sphinx rind Lloyds also gave a good exhibition over it similar Journey. Atawhai. Bonnie Jean, and EggllngtoD were companions over a round of the big country, the former continuing on and cUmb•ing the lill] the second time, when he win? pulled up. The trio fenced well, but Atiwhai had too much pace for his companions Mahonga. feel, and Cloudy Morn also covered a round of Ihe big fences without mistake, Mabonga finishing in front. THE ST. LEGER. The St. Leger Stakes, decided at Doncaster on the 12th ult.. attracted 14 starters, as under:—Mr A. Belmont's br c Tracery, by Hocksnnd — Topiary (G. Belhouse). 1: Mr S. B. Joel's br c Maiden Erlegh, by Polymelns—Plum Tart (G. Stern), 2; Mr J. L. IHigd.ile's eh c Hector, by St. Amant— Hecuba (A. Escotti, .1: Fantasio (W. Earl), White Star (W. Griggs), Absolute (K. Whentley), Catmint 111. .Tellis), Charmian IT). Maber), Lomond (F. Wootton). Pintadeau H. Jones), Sweeper 11. (F. O'Neill), Tagalie (W. Suxby). St. Edgar (W. Hlggs). and Aleppo (C. Foy). Betting: 6 to 4 v. Lomond, 8 to 1 each v. Tracery and Tagalie, 10 to 1 r. Hector, 100 to 8 each v. Maiden Erlegh and Sweeper 11., 20 to 1 v. Catmint. 25 to 200 to 1 v. others. The first to show In front were Tracery and Lomond, who. on the inside. ,-aocd away together In front of Hector, Sweeper 11.. Pintadeau. Tagalie, Maiden Erlegh, Catmint, and Fantasio, with Aleppo next and Charmian last. After going a quarter of a mile. Hector became second, I/omond going on next In front of Aleppo, Fantasio, Sweeper 11.. and Pintadeau. but soon afterwards Absolute, on the outside, rushed up to Tracery, and Tracery, losing more ground, left Hector third, St. Edgar, Tagalie. and White Star next, with Charmian Mtin whipping in. Three-quarters of :i mile from home Aleppo became fourth. Sweeper 11. fifth, and Pintadeau next, but nt the turning Into tlie straight Tracery had for his nearest attendants Hector and Maiden Erlegh, with nothing else in the hum. The two latter changed places below the distance, but no further change occurred, nnd with Maiden Erlegh powerless to make the least Impression on Tracery, the verdict went in favour of the American by five lengths, which might easily have been increased nt Ihe will of his rider. It wns a splendid and popular victory for Mr A. Belmont and his trainer. John Watson, and eertjilnly no more consistent horse found a pla<'<- In the field. He may be said to have made all the running, and Bellhouse. who canie from France specially to ride •him, may be congratulated on having dropped In for a fortunate chance mount when Maher was claimed for Charmian. who was tailed off last. Hector was third. Fantasio fonrrh. White Star (close up) fifth. Tagalie sixth, 'I.omond seventh, and Aleppo, Catmint, Absolute. Pintadeau, and St. Edgar next. Time, 3.11 4-5. The prize -was worth £6.450.

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THE RACING WORLD., Auckland Star, Volume XLIII, Issue 254, 23 October 1912

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