The attention of horse owners aud trainers ia directed'to the faot that general entries for the Napier Park Club's winter meeting aro due with the Secretary at 10 o'olook tonight.
ihe toialisator fraotions reoeived by tha South Australian Jockey Club at their recent autumn meeting amounted to £186 19a Bd. Following their usual plan tho amount was distributed amongst the oharitable institutions in Adelaide, aad the Distressed Jockey's Fand benefited to the extent of £36 7s Bd.
The English Osks winner, Aira and Graces, belongs to a Ballarat racing man, H *f. Jones, who amongst other good ones owned Bravo, winner of the Melbourne Cup in 1889.
Jeddah, the last Derby winner, ia one of the biggest thoroughbreds in training at Newmarket, standing as he does slightly over 16 3. Ihe Derby iB an old established affair, the first contest having taken place in 1780. Of late years it has been a very valuable raoe to annex, ita highest value having been reaohed in Lord Lyon'ayear (1866), when it amounted to £7360.
Conservative England does not take at aU kindly to the starting gate, but judging hy the way the starter keeps some of the fields waiting for a favorable chanoe to dismiss them it wonld be just aB well if the authorities would look more kindly upon tho machine. It is certain it wonld not detain the horses aa long aa they were in tha start for the City and Snbnrban, whioh raoa was timed to start at 3.16, but it was 4.7 before the field were sent on their errand. An observant oolonial sportsman had tha watch on the offioial during that raoa. Two of the New Zaland bred stallion Thunderbolt's offspring paid good prioes at the Adelaide autumn meeting, Thunder Queen, who won the Cup, returning to hex fanoiers the nioe dividend of £28 17s, &nr_ Tarßua. who eeonred the Kensington Stakes, paid £47 12s for eaoh pound invested on hia ohanoe.
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SPORTING., Daily Telegraph, Issue 9189, 14 June 1898
SPORTING. Daily Telegraph, Issue 9189, 14 June 1898
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