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SPORTING.

ASHBUiiiON COTT-NTY S-C.'S AUTUICf ____,! ING. Iho weather w__ m aa re*.r>cct_ usplo-S-Ht Scr tno _*_,_« ai- -. tee A__-urw_. <--u_ity icioisg Ciuba Aut-mii _■_*___ Z**X*ioa:, „..» _. r.i.v. Ui m- _vuvy j.ui - m- EU-a-__r t._v_-r_- ironi oy mc epoci_i train. Tno was n-V-t-uy in * very btux -jiu tno -_t*i-i«._>"* mv-c_*-me_i_ ___■-.__ a aocieu-e, ts» *» T - 1 wjiiii' i.s.l lus, -. witn __J-U 1.3, tho *2_uie_ icr vie l«o <ia?s being J.W, a_ iiT,U.*7 its last year. --a-ias-d- to« _~_u:tiutis, ta.ro wa. tome wry _ii.i«_tis_ r4ci__. ■__. :_in)Win_ are VCVd HURDLE HANDICAP, of 100 _jv£; accond ia sovg, and taud 5 -■->''_ irem e.-jcc. Ono m;.o and a haii1. W. Wov-fi- D g itau._a, by Peal _i;_i—bo__au_ mure, _.cd, list _ii> •H. Loriga**i 1 2. D. lluthorford'a gr g Dayagut uul, iyrs, iiist 216 .. .. '.ii. C__er- 2 5. C. E. (Jit.-- s eh g Salathiel, lyrs, _*4 (J. Levi) 3 3 Gold.eekcr 3*. Sib (E. R.uniond>,_ S Fro-_ y.t cl- \B. Downey), 7 Ei-.tone l".ppin .it alb, car. __t 10;b -a. Mcintosh;, and 6 \Vrcc_ago t'et -_.b, c_r. Usi 3ib (".V. Emer_cej ai_o _ia-*ted.

(winner trained by owner.) Haiana showed tha way over tho first hmdiC, Joiloc-cd by Daylight Bill and Salaihicl. Going cut o£ the straight th-o lastnamed mm nnto second place, but along the back Daylight B:!' d-spiaoed him, with Hatana -still going well in Iron:. Hounding the turn to tho straight Day.ight Bill closed on iiauna, and at tho last hurdle was almost on lerma with him. A faulty jump by Katana let Daylight Bill up into the lead, but Haiana finished well and beat him homo by a length, ba.-uthicl was thre<* lengths away third, with Hibstonc Pippin fourth, lime, 2min 56 1-oih sec. MOiiEJ.UA JIAUK. HANDICAP, of 100 eovs; iccond 15 soys, and third • 5 _ov_ irom •stake. Six rhulonge. 2. P. Powx'fl b g i'irrahold, by Stronghold, 5-,-rs, Tst 10lb (A. H. Wilson) 1 4. A. Boyle's eh in Madam a, oyrs, Sst Sib (L. Mcßandall) 2 10. F. H. Pyne's b g Mcssona, -lyrs, Tst CD. Andor&on) 3 1 Sootch Melody Ost 51b (F. E. Jon.**. 3 Gregory Bst 2ib (P. Gibbons), 3 Master Hamilton Sst 21b (H. Donovan), 6 Trilby Tst Ulb (F. G. Holmes), 5 Hops Tst 10lb (J. Campbell), 7 Bohno Boucho Tot, 51b allow, (E. Ludlow), 9 Andrea 7st -lib (F. Weils), and 11 Craig Athol 6st 91b, Sib allow., car. est 101b (R. Buddicotabe) also started. (Winner trained by owner.) Firmhold, Madama, and Master Hamilton wore quickest away, and tho S.rst-c-imcd leading ail tho way, won easily by three lengths. Ma/dama waa two lengths in front of Mcssena, with Andrea fourth and Master Hamilton fifth. Time, lmin 20 3-sth Etc. AUXUMX HANDICAP, of 200 eovs; second 3o **ov_, and third 10 eova from stake. One mile. 2. D. H. Kobcrte's br g The Cornet, by Handsome Jack—Orchestra, aged, Tst 4ib .. .. (D. Anderson) 1 1. N. Bennington's blk g Gapon, aged, Sst 61b .. .. .. (F. E. Jones) 2 3. G. D. Greenwood's b g Canute, 4vra, 7st 13lb .. .. CVV. Humphries) 3 •1 Silver Shield Sst 6lb (W. Scobie), and 5 Free Gst 13lb, car. Tst I.lb (E. Ludlow) also started. (Winner bred by W.*F. jfcßcth and trained by F. Christmas.) Gapon and Silver Shield wero responsible for tic paco in the early stages, Free, who lost several lengths at the otart, running in tho rear. Going along tho back Gapon and Silver Shield had Canute as their nearest attendant, and tso tb.iy ran to tho fcr turn. n-boro Free, who had made up her ground very quickly, closed on tho leaders, and boforo the straight was reached had taken chargo. Tho Cornet was at thia etago running e-ex-eral length 6 behind the rest of the field,, but with hcade turned for homo he put. in a good run. and having the measure of Gapon .inside tho distance, won by over two lengths. Canute was threo lengths away third, with Free fourth and Silver Shield last. Time, lmin 49 3-oth sec. JUVENILE HANDICAP, of 150 soys; second 25 govs, and third 7 soys from elake. For two and thrco-ycar-old.. Six furlongs. 3R. Longloy's be Twelfth Night, by Mcaschikoff—Nante, 3yrs, Tst 101b 'J. Campbell) 1 1. D. H. Roberts's b g Slogan, _yrs, Sat c -, 01 ™ .-:•'. ■'. •"• (F - E " Joneß >' 2 f>. J. w. Skinner sb f Fonder, 3yrs, Bst 31b .... ■ .. (L.' Mcßandall) 3 3 Formnal Sst s!b (H. Donovan), and 4 Purseform 7st lib, oar. 7st lllb (P. Gibbons), and Gargaron 6st 101b, car. 7at IMb (D. Anderson) (coupled) also started. (Winner bred, by Harvey Patterson and traintd by owner.) Twolfth Night and Formnal began very smartly from a good start, and soon had a break of four or five lengths. Turning towards the straight Slogan closed ou tho leaders, but Twelfth Night kept his place in front, and though tho latter wae stopping badly at the finish, ho lasted long onoueh to win by half v. length. F-snder wzs placid third, with Formnal close up, and Pui-soform and Gargaron together nest. Time, lmin 22300. WINCHMORE WELTER HANDICAP, of 100 soys; eccond 15 gov., and third 5 eovs from stake. Seven furlongs. 2..D. Rutberford'e b g Sunbeam; oy Sant llano—Mona, 6yrs, 10Bt 21b ♦ tt A t- • -... _ &■ Donovan) 1 „„ A ' knights br in Troon. 6yr<-, Ost -k t ♦••■_, _'■«•-■ •• < W - Scobi «) 2 a. A. .Hunts b f * Bmrpatch, 3vr_, Bst lllb '* « i ,-,,„ ' *" G »'bbons) 3 ; < Unoino 9st 131b (L. Mcßandall), 1 Taekma«t« tet 121b (F. E. Jones). 3 John Bunm * CaDQ P b « lI >* 8 Mnmura £st Gib Ift J**®* 3 *)' *l nd G Ea-rjlestone 7st 101b (A.l H. Wilson) also started. (Winner bred by owner and trained by F. T. Smith.) ■ ■ Gnome tva3 firat to break the line but almost at once gave placo to Mumura, who chowed the way to Troon and John Bnny-m along tho back and to the* far turn, where Sunbeam waa prominent in the ecco-d bunch Troon was first into the straight, but nt the distance Sunbeam t*h*ev out a challenge, and won an exciting race b*-- a neck Briarpatch, with a late run, boat- John Bifyan by three-parts of a lens-th for third place. with Eagle-ions next. Time, lmin 36 3-sth" sec. SELMA TROT HANDICAP (optional;, of SO soys; eecond 10 eovs, and third 5 pots from stake. Oni milo and threo iurlon?3. 4. R. McDonnell's b f Evelyn, by Rot_i3--child—lmperialism, 3yrs, 10_cc (Owner") 1 8. W. J. Doyle's b c F. E. Bells. 3yrs. lr-aeo (Jae. Pine) 2 3 J. H. Rule's bli: g Ar-ile, sg-*d, lOsec (H. E. Ba*n«o 3 10 Glendalough scr. 3 Quinaldine 2sec, 1 STnerwood 9mc, 2 McVea Osec. 11 Louis Drift 12.=*ec. C Alice Huon _2<soc, 7 Mone63 lisec, and 5 Professor 15<*ec also _tart?d. Moness and Professor showed tho way out of the straight, but turning towards the buck McVea ran into sreond plnce, with Azi'.c third, and F. E. Bells next. Moness broke badly two furlonss trom home, and McVea took cha-ge, while Evelyn improved her place. When the istrai"ht was reached McV->*\ v--*s b-*al<--n and Evelyn went on in front*, with F. E. Bells moving up fast. Evelyn won by a length from F. E. Bell 3. who was six lengths in front of Azile, with McVea fourth. Time. 3min 34 l-sth ccc. WAKANUI HANDICAP, of 140 soys; second 25 *r=ovs, and third 10 soys from stake. Six furlongs. 2. C. Mach*>li's b g* Teviotdale, by Achilles —Strathsocv, 4yrs, T3t 131b tt. Campbell) 1 1. M. Hobbs'a br f Peg, 4yre, Sst lllb (F. E. Jones) 3 3 F. Crawford's eh f Golden Morn, 4yrs, 7st 121b .. .. (A. H. Wilson) 3 G Sea King Sst 101b (H. Donovan). 5 Veritae 7st Tib fE. Ludlow), and 4 Carolua Tft olb (R. Buddicombe) also started. (Winner br<--d by T. G. Duncan and trained bv'Vr*. McDonald.) Sea Kins- and Golden llr-ra were prominent in the carlv stages, with Peg and 'A .viotda.e* next. In the straight Teviotdale took charge and won by a length from who was a f.itnil?.r distance* in front of Golden Morn, with Sea King fourth. Time, lmin 20 l-.-.th sec. SOTES. Acceptances for the New Brighton Trotting Club's Autumn Meeting close on Monday evening. Sunbeam's victory in tho Winchraore Welter Handicap at Ashburton yesterday, marked his third successive trin. Twelfth Night, winno*-** <*f tho Juvenile Handica*. at Ashburton yesterday, was brod in Victoria by 3lr Harvey Patterson. I'aaali., the prey l>erby winner of ro:outlv foaled a grey colt to Chaucer. This aeaeon she was mated with Sunstar. At the recent Sydney yearling sales, Charlema-jno 11. had 'two representatives, and they averaged £394 apiece, two by Varco averaged £236 10s, and thr-'t* by Vasco n ade £209 each. Messrs Thompson Brothers, of tho Oakleigh Stud, sent up and sold seventy yearlings at the recent Sydney sales, which realised* -CI4.S7S. an average price of £-_>l_? 10s.

Canute's recent form has been da. cidedly consistent. At the South Canterbury Meeting last week he finished second each day in the principal race, and at Ashburton ho ocenpied third place bach day in the chiftf event. Firmhold, tvho finished third in the Longbeach Hack Handicap at Ashburton on Thursday, -n-as vory unlucky in that race, as he lost a lot of ground at the start. Yesterday, in the Moreton Hack Handicap, Fonnhold was first away- ; and never left tho issue in doubt-, winn-ng easily by three length-. Princess tho winner of the Ono Thousand Guineas, is half-eister to tho Derby winner Sunstar. and to Whito Star, lately purenased by ilr Sol Green, of MelWrr.o, for £10,000. Princess Dorrio is by Polymelus, by Cylleno from Maid Marian* while Sunstar and "White Star are by Sundr'dge. Evolyn and F. E. Bolls, "who finis-hed first and s.cond in tho Solma Trot Hindicap at tho Ashburt-on County Racing CluVs Autumn Meeticß yesterday, axe engaged in tho New Brighton Trotting Derby, to bo run next Saturday. Evelyn is a full-sister to tho champion pacing maro Einmcline. For Sunioeh, the Gran'i National winner, his owner (Mr T. Tyler) last year gave £313. Tho horso has been frequently hunted with tho Quorn Hunt, and it is an interesting fact Sunloch has taken no fewer than fourteen first prizes at tho show ring in tho M'dlands in thc hunter.* classes. Haiana, who won the Second Hurdle Handicap at Ashburton yesterday, was racing on the fiat at the Rooffcon Jockey Club's Autumn Meetinc. whero ho won tho Boatman's Handicap and ran third in tho Farewell Handicap.' In his race yesterday, Hatana was in front practically all tho way, and it was only his blundering at the last fence that lot Daylight Bill momentarily into the lead. Tlie Cornet, who "won the Autumn Handicap at Ashburton yestesday, was successful in the same raco twelve months ago, carrying sixteen pounds less than ho did yesterday. In view of the ground ho had to make up over the last throe furlongs The Cornet put up a very meritorious performance in winning as -ho did. Canute, who finished third, did not appear to relish the final struggle in tho heavy going. Tcviotdalo's win in tho Wakanui Handicap at Ashburton yesterday, was by no means surprising to followers of form. At Timaru last week he ran third in the Flying Handicap on tho first daj-j and on tho second day won the Fare-veil Handicap in good stylo. At Ashburton ou Thursday he lost a lot nf ground at the start of tho Grove Farm Handicap, and was never ablo to get near tho leaders, but in the Farewell Handicap yesterday, ho was in a good position "when the straight was reached, and won by a length from Peg. Tho following sires Have been nominated for the A.J.C. Sires' Produce Stakes of 1915:—-Abundance, Alawa, 111 Black (N.Z.), Antonio, Ayr Laddio, Ballant-r-i., Bardolph, Bobadil, Boniform. Bright Steel, Challenger, Collarit, Dowdinsstown, Duke of Melton, ' Earlst-on, En Garde, Featherstitch, Flavus, Gaby, Grafton, Hymettus (N.Z.), Ibex, Kcnilworth, King Rufus, Knightlight. Linacre, Lord Foote. Malster. Martian Menschikofl (N.Z.), Mooltan, Mount_in King, Muri. Newhaven, Persian Knight, Petrillo, Poseidon, Pos-ita.no, Prudent King, Royal Artillery, Simile, St. Alwyne, Svo. Tartan, The Welkin, Tressidy, and "Wallace. Tho cause of tho death of Colonel W. Hall Walker's brood mare, Cherry Lass, which occurred recently, was that sho aud Mother Siegel—dam of tho Derby winner Minora—took fright at the noise of tho waggou horse bells (used on tho cart horses at Tully Stud Farm) and had a severe gallop. None of the other animals at tho stud took tho least notice of tho sound. As a result of tho gallop-'ng Mother Siegel slipped twins, and tho youngster (a colt by Royal Realm) carried by Cherry Lass, became badly placed, and in its straggles fatally injured tha mare. Cherry Lass's foal, after the dam's death, was found to be dead. Cherry Lass was destroyed at onto without further euffo--ine;;and the operation of removing her foal was undertaken after her death. The following table represents tho history in a nut-shell ot tho Sydney yearling sales for the past seventeen years: — Number. Aggregate. Averago.

Ye.'-r. Sold. 18-18 ... 117 3890 . ... Mo lOW ... ,151 1901 ... 174 1902 ... 149 11)03 ... 90 1904 ... 1+18 1905 ... 155 1903 ..* 217 1907 ... 291 1903 ... 392 1909 ... 385 1910 ... 355 1911 ... 522 1912 ... 490 1913 ... 514 1914 ... 561 £ 8.470 6.884 11.231 I0.3S2 12.9?:* 19.187 -23 .,«02 33 5*5 42.108 42.598 4S.753 74 377 8- 0fi2 71 8i2 75 *ni 99,820 £ 72.J ' 471 74 i 59:2 87 144J 114 153. 154. 144-J 109 126 194. 161 14G*147 17S

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SPORTING., Press, Volume L, Issue 14963, 9 May 1914

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