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TURF NOTES.

OBv -YV!IAI.KRONE.") j A riier at Cauirio'ii recently was: 0r.:.:-.l by tv. o .>:" the stipendiary ,s- .w.irds to takeoor. r !ns boots alter a rie. They carefully examined the boots.; arti also the spins attached to them. .:: : w.-re evidently sat.sried that no dec-' tr.c appliance 0...': been used. Among the purchases made at ihe J-..':\ sales .11 England for America vere M.idarne Curie 1 half-sister, by Radium, v The ,'nrragb.i and .1 half-br.'thcr to Redfcrn. the amounts t-atd b.',.-i; 600 and Pit) guineas respectively. The haver in! each c-.-u-e was Mr. W. F. Smith, who paid 1 1300 guineas for The 0 -irragh. I There were to be thirty days;' racing last month at San Francisco. The ni-eot-ir.r; was orfrani.se! by the Golden Gate Thoroughbred Breeding Association. The j object o:' the association 15 the breeding and development of the thoroughbred horse. They have a capital of =.0.00.1 dollars, and nearly all the officials arc j wealthy sportsmen. j At the NTewmarket July Meet- | ins. on July 14 1 French Flag Day!- tlu> j July Handicap was appropriately won by | the" French sportsman. Viscount de F'on- j ta:,ff horse. Arrcant. by Fanrain from j Carr.ille. who defeated fifteen opponents, j Everybody on the heath that afternoon j ■was sporting the French colours, and the v.:torv was a very popular one. Marculfus. which was freely spoken about this, week in connection with the Melbourne Cup. ran a good race in the V.R.C. August Handicap recently. Though. | he was not quite equal to winning, he | gave the waincr. Ben. 311b. and ran h.m to a 'length, and as the mile and a-half j handicap was covered in J_36i. the form ! was. not had. Marculfus is. of course, not yet at his host, but is coming on. Recently in the vicinity of Ypres the j cavalry were given four days' leave, . which "meant that they could rest, but must nor. go away. A horse-jumping competition was got up, and no fewer than S.OOO horses took part. The English. Indian, and Belgian cavalry were strongly represented. The show starred at daybreak and finished when it was too dark to go on. i Tie horse-breeding Industry in East Prussia is likely to be crippled tor many ■years .is the result of a Russian incursion there. Heir yon Oettingcn. who s.uveeded tie late Count LehndorfT as director of the Prussian Government studs, has reported to the Government that the Russian* took away 20.000 brood mares of the highest class and uprooted the foundations of the horse-; breeding industry in that country. The French racing societies are preparing the programmes for their meeungs. ' which they'hope to resume in Septem-i ter. The Grand Prix de Paris is to be run. ail horses originally entered being' ent tied to compete. The Poules d"Esssi (usually called the French "Guinea*"!, I one race for colts and the other for fillies will also be run; but the distance in' each ease wffl be increased from a mile to a little over a nile and a quarter. The 21 fm metres course at Lonschamp will be

i:«ed for these races. There is no projnivt of racing being resumed at Chantey this year: but arrangements are, '.cine m.ide* for meetinss at Longcharcps, Maisons-Laffittc. St. Cloud and Le Trem-: bl.:y. i I ■■T.F.D.," in "Bai'y's Magazine, pays Australian borses the following compli-jnc-ai,—'-It has been my good fortune to se«-'miny foreign and rd'onial horses. , but d these the AustrftUan is far the ' best as a troop hJrse or as a hunter.. After ray Indian experiences 1 should be ;2clkied"to cay that the Australian horse is one of the remounts for .- caralry and arti:!ery in the world, and ■ that besides the services which theses horses will do for Us in the war. Pβ. in- 1 fusion of Australian blood into our English breeding stools may Jo for the riding horse what Spearmint, sen of Carbine, seems likely to do for racehorses. Wβ often iear about the value of Eastern blood. I am not going to depreciate, this, but I believe that the Australian , i 3 the true out-cross for tae English rid- ■ ing , horse, and that, as in the rasp of Eastern cross**, we =ha!i see the best re-, salts waen the new strain, are introduced through the mares." The betting market in Sydney on the| big spring event continues in a state of comparative quiet, and not tor many years was speculation so hampered by limits at snch a. stage of proceedings. Somebody seems to be dribbling occasional "lennere" on to r'lash of Steel for the Epsom Handicap, with the result that that b-nrse's quotation has shortened. "Whether it is tbe 'Tight money" or not cAnnoi be paugod. but Fla*h of ."■teel firmed to th" < stent of several points. Spurn has left the quotation.« since the stipendiary stewards' vcriict. bat should she return to them :i will !.c at a very *hnrt price. The fla'a*:inir f-rm disp'ayed by at Roerhill ha 1 th" effec: nf driving that horse to tiic posit;':] of firnt favourite for th- Metropolitan, and !)c leads the next ;n the I;."-;—L jiono; giult—by four points. Quite a sensation was created in Englari rcrntlx by t!.p defeat of Black .lestfr. and ,r. commentin.' ~i the ofrurrer.ee an Br: :er~ says: -Only hall a d.'7«n runpors faced t;,.-> starter ! ' w t;,, " r r" Wale- - Stak«. which represented the 'Mar turn' at N>wthird season h>i-s"v M<>.; notable of these was of eour-« !".t k which had easily won the C\ty and SuLurhan and the -h.ir.o Stake*, the nn!\ two ra-".. in which he h,-i J . pai ti.-.patnj this tea son. Naturally the pot.-.i'.ar s L) n of Pulynielus was generally regarded as thf probable winner. Apart from Lanins, wht%:ias shown more than useful form oa occasions, noue of Bi.iok -lester's, rivals of his own age were of much account, and the only question seriously di.cussed was as to whether Mr. J. B. Joel's good colt, who is not exactly built to carry such a big weight a= 10.4. could concede 211b to the junior mcTiber of the party, Rossendale. The 'ayes' had it, however, and odds of 2 to ] v. ere laid on Black Jester. As ii turned out the favourite found the task quite beyond him, Rossendale winning by t\'c substantial niarglu of liree l.njt l -!-. and emulating the example of his f.;r«>, St. Frusquin, who beat PerB i:r.n)on in the self-same race nineteen vpars ago. Black Jester ran with every gameness, but found the heavy burden, the deal' track, and Rossendale too much foi &im." I

The "Detitscher Sport." which is well; in touch with racing matters in Austria, ;-uvr tlio Austrian Jockey Club will only countenance the holding of the .Summer j j Meeting in Vienna provided tlie totaii- , Miloi be allowed. In the event of the : u:-e of the totalizator not being granted by the government, the Kottinghrunn fixture v. .11 be allowed to lapse, and the i Derby postponed until September. iin the day of the Ncv Oaks, in Engi.ind. a gigantic tigure in khaki—six-foot--1 f.'iir :".t the least, and burly in propOTtion— decorated with gjid bauds, red tabs, sunburn: face, and t'ue fiercest.; .-".ilTest. criukiiest, white moustache ever. I bore down ou the Ring like a super-; ' Dreadnought. "Lay mc twenty pounds to one!" lie barked, and the parade ra-p nearly blew the layer off his perch. "Y-yes, sir. very good." quavered the metailieian. and with trembling fingers the cierk booked the bet. The thunder-s-torin blew auay. but the little \ id had I spotted I'he havo.\ -Twenties, mc. to ! hliif 3 bar," he bleated. "I'm lavin" no I twenties to you, m'iad." snarled the I sMinu or.c. holly. "But I Yard you lay Vm. not four e-econds ago. Why do you lay "em t.-> "mi and not to mc?" "Gor«truth:" criej '.lie book:e desperately. j "did yer see 'imV J A New York dispatch of July 10 ' bring- the information that through the : torpedoeinc by a German submarine of j the Ouido, a \essel which was conveying I the latest shipment for the Kasig-Tip-ton Company to Russia, the five Ameri-i can trotting bred stallions on board were lost. Some time ago the FftSigTipton Company announced the pur- ) chase of the following stallions for I shipment to Russia:—Kodlac 2.07*. Orj monde 2.OSJ. Lord Brussels 2.094. Harry Dillon 2.10. and Donaid McKay p. 2.07*. ! It appears tha: the horses arrived safely ! :it HulL the destination of the vessel. and there were transferred to the Guide, and it was while on board the latter that they fell victims to the i fearful invention which has been so frequently availed of during the progress of the European war. Tlie sinking occurred off ;he coast of Scotland, the i dispatches say. Fortunately the stal-1 lions were insured, so that the monetary loss occasioned through their deaths will no; be great. It i? reported that the foreigners have placed another order j with the Fasij-Tipton Company to ' duplicate the shipment at as early a date as possible.—"Western Horseman.") j According to the following from the' pen of an impartial English critic there to no doubt as to the popularity of the victory of Mr. Solly Joe! in the 1013 War lVrby: —"The triumph Hi )'ommern it.i» Tery well received, for although his price was too cramped to be of any good to the small punter, the British public invariably rejoice in the success of a really good horse, and 1 ! think that Pommern most deservedly ■ comes w-izhin this category. Mr. Solly ! .loel was naturally delighted as unlike , brother ' Jack.' : he had not until this' season enjoyed the felicity of owning a classic winner—albeit, he has possessed some really good horses, amongst which can be mentioned Polyaielus, the sire of Pommern. Mr. Joel, who received many hearty congratulations, remarked that i; was not quite like winning the Derby at Epsom, bat he has the innate oati*-j

faction of knowing that his splendid colt wiil enjoy all the kudos to which he is ! entitled. The value of Pommern for stud purposes has, of course, been enhanced to a very lar|re extent. In normal times he would now be. worth anyI thing from £25.000 tc £40.000. and from this i: will be realised how es»ea-1 tiai it -na s to Mr. So'.ly .loel that the Derby should be run. It is. I think. I very remarkable for two brothers to ■ own Derby wi»ners. and, moreover, to , breed them themselves. A coincidence which I have not seen noticed is that, whereas Mr. .lack ,Toel won the Corona- ■ tion Derby with Simstar. Mr. Solly .Toel . has secured the ''"War Derby" with Pom- , mem. In certain circles there Tia.s , always been a sort of prejudice agains: the brothers Joel, but it cannot be denied that they have proved themselves uenerous and staunch snpporters of the English Turf, and they maintain large breeding and trairur.s establishments at enormous cost. Both the Childwick nnd 'Maiden Erlesh Studs are models of what ■ stud farms ought to be. and with the material which they now Save at their command the Joels promise to be powerfill factors in rnnnrction ■with the future of the British Turf." I In commenting on the victory of Battleship in the Australian Steeplechase, a writer in the " Australasian " says:—Boaligal'e luck—or. rather. hU owner's—has been cruel, and the climax came at Oaulfield when a horse which was only last month beat him for n ri h stake, "We wonder what an entTprisinjr "bookmaker would have laid " iV. in" against Battleship for the Australian Steeplechase, after Ills disqualification «t Sandown? Probably 1,000 to 5 would have been forthcoming. The committee of the Victoria Racing Club are so sati.'.W with the stipendiary Ftewards that they nllfiw them to hay sole control nt Flpininjrton. and they do not. as a rule, upset locr] stewards on matters of fact, but lately they have overruled the very stewards in who-ra I they have so much confidence, on .it least three occasions. In the case of B.ittlefchip. we believe the pood character of the owner was so impressed upon the committee that they felt tJicy must reverse the ruling of the stipendiaries. But the stipendiaries had not disqualified Mr. Haberfield. They had. of course, ruled iiai bis horse, ajid. β-s after-events have proved, the horee had a £1.300 sUko vvaitincr for him: but we can conceive c.numsianoft? under whicii an owner. who lets inp control of the horse go out of his own hand*, should be obliged to su.bruit to losing the service of that horpe. As rrjraiM? the Sandown incident, the stipendiaries saw the running, and probably 7iot more than one or two of the pfntlemnn who overruled them were on the couree. And f they were it was n<K their business to watch the Tunning <■•! the rn-re as closely as the paid steward? would wat-eh ii. as a matter of duty. Of course the -power to appeal is prov:Jfd f..r by rulp. and it should not be ■ t:tk«-n for urn .-.ted that the stipendiaries wid be nphcl ! on » 1 occasions: but to ' upset Rtpwart.fi of the day on c matter 1 like Battleship's disqualification, sug- • pests that. *.> far from the committee ■ having complete eoi.idence in the stinen- ; diaries, they will r> c, uphold their cye- •■ eight when it is opposed to evidence which i accused parties can produce later on. • However, Mr. Haberfield's pood lurk in i having his horse reinstated was Mr. ' Charles Fairbairn's bad luck, and ih e sti- , pondiary stewards must feel that, in this i case at all events, after events have, to I a certain extent, justified their action.

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TURF NOTES., Auckland Star, Volume XLVI, Issue 211, 4 September 1915

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