Tho r.rflfrai.n»«- '-f Hi- Is'iin-I «ay It mm* fnb S|.iiiiK Mu-tlii- hiu l.< . n !vu..l. It ,-ompri^H six wei- vi* tlio Parliamentary Stakes Hamlfony of 00 bovh, ft furlong* ; HurJlo Race llan.licap of CO hovh, 21 miles ; Hack Itaco (selling) of 15 *ovh, 7 furlongs ; J-kind Bay Handicap of 150 soys, li milen ; SolliiKf Plate of 30 bovb, 1 mile, and Welter Handicap of 40 sovb, H mile,. The day fixed for the meeting in. aa I mentioned m , my last note, Saturday. 2Cth November, and I boo that tho announcement » made that admission to tho gronmV, will be free. The public are aim notified on the bills that all event* will be ttarted pnnotaally to tho time «et down on the cards. Mr. Evott has boon appointed handicapper to the Club, and ,1 am informed that applications are to be invited at once for the position of secretary. Among the probable candidates the name of Mr. Donne ?« mentioned, and I think moat overs of racing in Wellington would be glad to learn of his receiving tho appointment. Of _ nw thorough qualification for tho post there Sla tie slightest doubt.. The work of puttinfr tho course into ravin* order has already commenced. The drainage of tho Lack stretch will occupy attention first, as it should do, for at present it i« m a very defectivo condition. The Napier Park Spring Meeting came on on Thursday, and at tho timo of writinp thoao notes only tho bar« results havo come to hand. The Hurdle Race produced a com pleto turn-up, tho littlo-dreamt-of R' who was thought to be badiy treated lOst, proving tho winner, and reward 1 baoker* with the nice dividend."* i. The Park Stakes and the 'C* , • *"diO»F went to the two *'"'. soon « tho 'weights appeareu. "'-..• .ay notes ol the 17th nit. will be found the following:"A horse whoso treatment seoms to b« mnch too lenient, and io in my opinion the blot of the handicap, ia Salisbury, whe althongh a woll-porformed five-year-old, with a victory over Spado Gninoa to hit credit, gets in with the impost of 7st 21b Mr. Danvers has also made a mistake, 1 think, in letting Strenuous in tho Tramwaj Stakes with 7st 121b." I claim littlo oredif for my successful tip. for the handicaps were shocking onos, and a tyro at tho game could see that, as far as public form wont, the winner* wero fairly "chuokod in." King Koso, tho winner of the Maiden, is by Javlin — Cnscado, in Munn's stable. Mr. Tancred's good-looking coll Orator ian second, and on this form can havo no show in the Hawkoa Bay Guineas. The Clareville stable "waa, however, in good form, for in addition to the win of Strenuous in the TramWay Stakes, Forester, with Ost up, made short work of Deceiver, 7st 1011), and some other speedy ones in tho Grand Stand Handicap, run over 7 furlongs. This was an excellent performance on tho part of the son of Puriri and Gossip, and shows that he maintains, the brilliancy he displayed in his throo-yeav-old career. I nhonld like to see this speedy gentleman in the noxt Newmarket Handicap with about 7st 101b on his bock. The first day of tho Goraldine Meeting nhowed ns nothing very remarkable, and the day seems to havo gone by whon this gathering was looked forward to as likely to give us a key to the New Zealand Cup as it did in Tasman's, Vanguard's, and Fusillade's years. Snapshot, who is not in the New Zealand Cup, landed the Goraldine Oup for Mr. Cotton, and later on ran second to Mr. P. Butler's improving fillj Eepose in tho Welter Handicap. The New Zealand Cup candidate Derwenter was socond in the Cup. and as ho was only giving the winner 51bn it dooH not make his Christoburoh chance look very rosy, especially in view of Snapshot's subsequent defeat bj Repose. The spring meeting at Plumpton Park last week nnder the auspices of its new proprietor, Mr. B. S. B. Bell, the late secretary of Island Bay, does not appear to have been very woll attended, bnt in other rospooU was a success. There were ten starters in the Hurdle Race, including our old friends Mainboom, Secretary, Orient, Forward, Mammoo, and Romeo. Judging from the totalisator investments (which I am glad to see are now given in all tho Referee's reports), the ohnnoes of Forward, Mammoc, and Borneo were not estimated very highly. After a pretty race the winner turned up i« a complete outsidor, Mr. Loan's Teddy, who paid .£l9 19s 6d dividend. Mr, P. Butler's eh filly Adulation, by Apremonf —Flattery, won tho Juvonilo Stakes (tho first two-year-old race of the Beason) very easily, putting down two other well-bred youngsters, viz., Mr. Stead's Rainbow, by Oadogan— lris, and Mr. G. H. Clifford's Parrula, by Apremont— Puriki. Tho principal race, the Templeton Stakes Handicap, H mile, fell to that useful horso Patrician, Bst 91b, boating Rnby. Bst 111b, Presto, 7st, and six others, including Kimberley, 7st 71b, who started favourite. The winner was not at all fancied, and paid JJI7 2s per ticket to the aeleot fow who backed him. Rnby should have done better than this to stand tiny show for the New Zealand Cup, and I shall henceforth dismiss him from my calculations on that event. The other races were of little importance. The Hawko's Bay Jockey Club Spring Meeting extonds over Tuesday and Wednesday next. Maxim has gone up, and this and other indications point to the meeting producing some highly interesting sport. I have nothing to add to my previously expressed opinions that Maxim will win the Guineas, that the Guineas winner or Pearl will win the Spring Handicap, and Forester the Flying Stakes. There has been yery little doing and very little change in the betting on the New Zealand Cup during the last week. Nokon and Artillery have received most support, and now divide) favouritism at 100 to 12 each, Lochiel and Sextant standing next at 100 to 10. Fair Nell, Torrent, Hermitago, and Lorraine are all quoted at 100 to 8, while Bangle and Beresford stand at 100 to 7. The Canterbury training notes in the Referee givo us good accounts of the work done by Nelson, Artillery, Tit Bit, Torrent, Sextant, Hermitage, Gipsy King, Cruchfield, Bronte, Wakatipn, Leon, Sultan, and Lorraine ; and bad aoconnts of Rnby, Moana, Derwenter, and Teredo. Captaiu Wheeler, a throe-year oolt belonging to Mr. J. Pilbrow, and engaged in the New Zealand Cup with 6st 91b, died la9t Wednesday from inflammation of the bowels. He was by Tho Drummer — Modesty, by New Warrior, and was purchased by his owner as a yearling in Sydney. The promising but disappointing colt Petroleum, by Cadogan — Petrolense, has, I see, been sold in Auckland to Mr. C'oyle, of Marton-Rangitikei, as a stud-horse. _■ He was shipped for Wangamti on the 27th inst. The Refereo notes with pleasure the return to Parliament in the general election of such advocates of sport as Mr. Mitohelson, Colonel Fraser, Captain Russell, Dr. Newman, Mr. J. Kerr, Mr. J. D. Lance, Sir Julius Vogel, Mr.W. P.Reeves.Mr. A.P.O'Calloghan.Mr. Loughrey, Mr. F. Jones. Mr. Pearson, Mr. Walker, Mr. A. E. G. Rhodes, Mr. Steward, %nd Mr. James Allen. It regrets, on the other hand, the fact that Mr. Hobbs, the father of the Gaming and Lotteries Act, has boen returned for tho Bay of Islands. The prinoipal flat race at the Otahnhu (Anokland) Spring Mooting last Saturday, the Suburban Plate Handicap, was won by Friendship, Bst 121b, with Cat, Gst 101b, second, and Clogs, Bst 71b, third. Friendship won very easily, but Clogs was very big. The Steeplechase was won by Hawthorn, 9Bt 101 d, by a head only from Exchange. 9st 101b, the favourites. Huntsman, lOst 121b, and Whalebone, 9at 121b, being out of it. . The well-known Auckland mare Victory, who, not long ago made her debut aa a hurdle racer, has passed into the hands of an Inver- , oargill sportsman for .£IOO, and was shipped Sonth a few days ago. From Anokland we also learn that the stallion Ariel, the thrice winner of the Auckland Cup, has been purchased by Mr. G. P. Donnelly, of Hawke's ' Bay, and is now located at Napier. Latest files from Anstralia bring ns full particulars of the A.J.C. Derby, which appears to havo been a very easy win for Aberoorn. According to the betting he was the only horse really backed, all the other candidates being more or leas wanting in Condition. OfthoNewZealandors, "Augur" in' his report writes— " Enfilade held a tromendons levee, his commanding appearance attracting a very large crowd. He is more upon tho big side than his brother Nordenfoldtj to whom he bears but Blight resemblance. He was exceedingly fresh, and made the onlookers stand at a respectful distance, but ho was far fronv fit, and his ownor made no secret that the colt was started with a view to allow him to koo tho crowd. New Zoaland provided. anothor very fine oolt in Niagara, who9o toilet I watched with •ome' curiosity, and npon close inspection I discovered that the onter portion of his nearfetlook was slightly enlarged, which fully aocounted for the bandage he had been wearing. The oolt looked , fully big, bnt Fonlsham deelarcd that he was in far better condition than most people imagined, and though not anticipating a victory, he declared that the colt would not disgrace himself. . . . Enfilade 'was the first horse beaten, his bolt being shot as they rose the hill Hear the five furlong post." In his notes on the work done at Ranctwick, the same writer says ; — " Spade Gninoa is a well-shaped mare, and may be alasaed as something like old Calumny or Grace Darling. She strode along in fine Btyle. . . Pasha, a very nseful looking horse, did steady work with Rockofc. . . Thunderbolt, Silver Prince, and Enfilado, • were seen emerging from the boxes on the other 1 side of the course, and Goo. Cutts sent them real sonnd work. There was no desire to mako fa«t time, but Thunderbolt and Silver Prinoo galloped two miles and a half without being thoroughly extended. Enfilade accompanied them for about - a mile and a half, bnt though he is a finer colt than his brother Ndrdenfoldt, ho seems to be as slow as a man, and never could get up steam to extend either of his companions. He is, I think, a very lazy colt, bnt whon tho colours are up perhaps he will show something of the form of his relatives. Thunderbolt never went better in his life," striding along freely and woll, and taking hold of his bit as if he wonld like to go faster. Many people hero think he is Mr. Robinson's pest Cup horse. I waa very . favourably impressed with Silver Prince, who has grown into a very nice horse; and moves with wonderful freedom ; and though he has but few friends here, it is quite possible his detractors will have to acknowledge that ho is a bitter horse than, they imagined. Silvermine, Niagara, and Rosewood cantered round to tho Derby corner, and were then set goinsr for » mile and a half. Althongh Silvermine and Niagara wore not quite extended, thoy.soon had Rosewood in difficulties, and I ?nw sufficient to satisfy me that Niagara is undoubtedly one of the best colts in Australia. He carried Robertson as if he wero a <tet boy, and when the pace was increased ho , moved qnito as well as anythinglhave ever seen at Ran 4 ■ wick. He is not, however, quite fit, and it" he can win the A.J.C. Derby he must be n wonder, I noticed that ho wore a bandage on his near foreleg, and it is said he onoe or twice pulled up a little tenderly, bnt if all goes well with him he will, I think; win the V.E.C. Derby." I need scarcely repeat that this is my own opinion. The last day of the A. J. C. Spring Meeting furnished a genuine surprise in the defeat of Trident by The Australian Peer in the 3-mile w.f.a. Bandwiok Plate. The
Lotting waa 10 to 1 on Mr White*, chan. Vion.buthcwa* beatm. by 2 longt hsintl 'low time of Bmin 51spc. No description \'no rnro i* fivon n«, lmt imlfnnfr from *•■ ■imp? it loJ» a« it no trouMo »" taken •o fn.re a twp (nHhmifrlf Aborrleon was .ta.t..d. awaientU, for this purple ) and thn a-year-old sttftlinp a march could not ho .Kplawtion.ai.Uit will be rMnembered tliat tho name thing wan very nearly hap- : ening in tho Champion Stakes the year Leforo last, when Cyclops cleared out from his field in the early part of tho race, and Matchlock had all his work to catoh him und win by half a length at tho fin.sh If tho running is true. The Austrolmn Poor will no* bo extensive y. bfc'"W>" tor the V B.C. Derby and N*" -*«« Cap, but at present I regard bt«,sjK>w « «i<rfe correctly rcprenentod by «ls running in the A.J.C. PeM 'Mr. Drako finished up what must have been a very disaiitrous week by retnoving some of hi«s losses through the victory of Teddy Ynille in the Free Handicap, of 150 govs the very last race of tho meeting. On the same day tho Waverley Handicap, of a mile and three-quarters, was won by Dunlop, with Algerian second and old Willeroo third. No weights are given, bnt there was probably littlo difference between those of tue first and second, since, in tho Sqnatters' Handicap, Ik miles, on tho Metropolitan (lay, Dunlop Wfts givon top weight with 9st 51b and Algerian Bst 19lb. As I anticipated, Silvermine since he passod into tho hands of Mr n r for X9OO, and another 500 o. v '"„., winnings, has boon tho mediu;.'- ,ot of investments for tho MoU" ' .£ On tho eve of the v- ■ •-■=•• " ...ro told about .£IO,OOO was ..m at 100's to 5, and according raining notes ho is doing splcndic v.' Ho is a great fancy of mine, and I .ully oxpeot to soo him again run into a place if no does not quite win. Next to the Melbourne Cup the richest race of the yoar in Australia will bo the Anniversary Handicap of 2000 soya, instituted by the Sydney Turf Club. The nominations close on the 13th inst., and we shall probably soe most of the New Zealand representatives figuring among the entries. Tho Australasian records a bet of .£l5O to .£IOO laid that Trident boats Silvermine m the Melbourne Cnp, both to start. Among the entries received for the Viotoria Amateur Turf Club (Caulfleld Cup) Meeting appear the following New Zealauders, owned or bred : -Fiwt day— ln the Caulfield Stakes, li miles, w f.a., Niagara, Spado Guinea, and Pasha; Toorak Handioap, 1 mile, Escntcheon, Pasha, Spade Ciuinen, Teddy Yuillo. Second day— ln the Maidon Plato, Tranter p.nd Whakawai; Nnrsory Handicap, Bcllisaima; Selling Haee, RocUot and Toddy Yuillo ; Windsor Handicap, 6 furlongs, Mitwillouae, Rookot, Toddy Yuillo, Mirella, Escutcheon, and Aglaos. In addition to tlieso there are.of course, tho numerous Now Zealand candidates entered long ago for the Caulfielt l Guineas and Canlfleld Cup. Friar's Balsam continues his victorious two-year-old caroor in Kngland. He acored hia fourth successive win in tho Richmond Stakes at Goodwood, valuo £%\l. This brings his total winnings np to w£4609. According to latest advices he was struck out of the Clyimpagno Stakes at Donraßter, and was not to run again before October. The number of races in England to which prizes exprossed in four figures are given is now vory large The results of several of these are given in the latost English files. Among them aro the Midland Derby Stakes 1 (Leicester), on the 19th July, won by Mr. Manton's Timothy, by Hermit— ; Lady Masham; tho Zetland Stakes, of • 2000 soys, for 2-year-olds (Leicester), won by Mr. C. J. Bedford's Repeater 11., 1 by Potor— Bigamy ; the Leicestershire Jubilee • Cnp, of 2000 aovs, 1 mile, won by Kinsky, • by Kisber— llluminata, Oyrs, Bst 101b ; the 1 Kempton Park Grand Two-year-old Stakes, of 2000 soys, on 15th July, won by " Mr. Abington's" Juggler, by Touchet—Eni chantross; the July Handicap, of 1000 ■ boys, at the name meeting, won by Mr. ■ Childwiok's Rarpondon, by Muncastor— 1 Mrs. Jones, 4yrs, 7st 121b; tho Inter1 national Two-year-old Plate, of 1000 soys 1 (Kempton Park), won by Mr. Benholin's 1 Bartisan, by Barcaldino ; the Sandown Park Jubiloe Handicap, of 3000 soys, li mile, won 1 by Mr. T. Cannon's b c Humewood, by 1 Londesbbrough— Alabama, 3yrs, sst 131b j ■ tho Astley Stakes, of }000 soys (Lewes), for , 2-year-olds, run sth August and won by Mr. , B. H, Combe's br c Simon Pnre, by Petor — 1 Genuine. By the side of stakes like these, , such old-fashionod standing dishes as the , Stowards' Cup at Goodwood, value 300 soys ; ; the Goodwood Cup, of 300 soys ; the Good1 wood Stakes, of 300 soys ; and the Brighton r Stakes, of 300 soys, appear vory small potal toos indeed. I Remedt por Hard Times. — Stop spending so much on fine clothes, rich food, and 1 stylo. Buy good food, cheaper and bettor 1 clothing, and stop the habit of using expen- ' Bive or quack doctors, or humbug medicine ! that doos you only harm, but put your trust I in the greatest of all simple, puro romodies, . American Co.'s Hop Bittors, that cure always at a trifling coat, and you will see : better times and good health. Bead.
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Sporting., Evening Post, Volume XXXIV, Issue 80, 1 October 1887
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