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SPORTING.

«. [By "Vigilant."]

The Australian Jookey Club Autumn Meeting takes place on Saturday next woek and the following Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Abercorn ia off colonr, but Carbine, Melos, and Dreadnought aro all in good fettle, and promise Home keen antagonism. For the Sydney GoH Cup, "Augur," when tho weights were doolared, neleoted Carbine, 9at 91b ; Melos, 9st 41b ; Dreadnought, Bst 111b ; Ellerdale, 7st 41b ; Honeydew, 7st 41b, and Tartar, 6st 91b. Some days ago I expressed an opinion in favour of Carbine, and I Btill fanoy the son of Musket, who had a bit of bad lnok at the finish of the Champion Stakes, but proved by his suooeisea in the All-aged Stakes and Loch Plate on the last day of the V.R.C. Autumn Meeting that he retains both his paoe and his staying powers. The Donoaater Handioap of 1000 soys, ono mile, oooupies on the flrßt day of the meeting the position of the Newmarket Handicap at Flemington. A rich stake run for over suoh a popular distance is sure to be well patronised, and I am not surprised, therefore, to eae that 109 entries have been reaaived. " Augur " selects The Gift, Bst, Conseqaenoo, lit 81b. Nectarine, 7st 21b, Sorella, 7st, Phaon, 7st. Mercy Morrick, 6st 41b, Mantilla, 6at 41b, Ringdove 6at 21b, and Escort, 6at 21b, as the beßt treated of the lot. In Addition to the A. J.C. St. Legerand the valuable two-year-old raoes, the weight-for-age raoes inolude several very rich stakes, among them the A.J.C. Plate, of 650 soya, the Autumn Stakes, of 500 boys, All-Aged Stakes, of 500 soys, and Cumberland Stakes, 500 boys, to that the best horses have every encouragement. The Tiro Thousand Guineas, which is likely to be the first raoe in which Mr. J. White's three-year-olds will sport silk In England, takes plaoe on Wednesday, the 30th April. Surefoot and Lo Nord, two of the Derby favourites, are both engaged, so that the Australians are likely to meet their strongost opposition

right off. Tho Derby this year in run later I than ÜBual, boing sot for Wednesday, 4th Juno. The stake for tho first time is of a certain guaranteed value, tho conditions stating that tho winner is to havo at least 5000 sovb, tho Becond 300 boys, and tlio third 200 HOVB. Ab tho subscriptions this time number 235, of which ouly C 3 paid tho 10 sovb forfeit, tho stake will be worth between 0000 and 7000 bovb. " Anglioanua," the English correspondent of tho Sydney Mail, supplies in a recent issue some vory interesting statistics of the la^t Knfjlish racing season, and gives the following details of the big sfakos run for:— "Tho Kclipso Stakes at Sandown Park, which bad to pluy second fiddlo to the LiiicaHter Plat.) in Manchester in 1888, has regained its position at tho head of tho list, with a vulue of .£11,105, and was won by Ayr hire, whilfel a new candidate in the shapo ot tho Prinuo of Waleß Stakes at Loicester takes eocond place with ijll.ooo. This, a th-oe-y ear-old Btdko, ran over a mile uti'l a few yards, was won by Donovan, and provided him with considerably moro than a fourth of hia aggregate for thu yuir. The Kcmpton Park Royal Stako^, wliiuh figures third, i« alno a now rac«, run over a mile and a quarter, and was won by Ajrnhiru, who tIiUA cci'iitfd tht Duko of Portland with over J!2O,O0O in two races. The fact that it only brought out Beven runnorH Hpeakß volumes. Seabreeze, now unfortunately a roarer, was second, and Friar'B Kaltmm, who started favourite, Tiowhoro. 'J liese wo o the only hora»s of Tioto in this miserably small field. Tho Jockuy Club, thinking it desirable to inanmirato a new big race, foundod the Nowmarkot Stakes laat season, a three-year-old race, run at the Second Spring Meeting, tho distance being across tho flat (one mile two furlougß), and Donovan was returned tho winner, beating lti opponents. From tho appended table it will bo seen that tho time-honoured great three-year-old races now come far down in order of value, but tho now paarantee of wfioOOO to the Derby and iI4Of'O to tho Oaks will bring the two (jroat Kpsom races more to tho front this season." VAJ.I7E OP PRINCIPAL STAKES. Race. Amount. Eclipno Stakes J611.1C5 Hrinco of Wales' Stakes (Leicestor) 11,000 Royal Stakes (Kempton Park ... 9,500 Lancashire Plato .. ... ... 9,000 Great Breeders' Produce Stakes (Kempton Park) 6,177 Newmarket Stake 3 6,000 Portland Stakes (Leicester) ... 5,250 St Legor 4,800 Derby 4,050 Two Thousand Guineas 4,000 Whitsuntide Plato (Manchester) ... 3,400 Jubiloo Stakos (Kempton Park) ... 2,850 Ono Thousand Guineas 2,700 Oaks 2,600 The values of other well-known stakes woroaß follows :— M.udlo Park Plate, .£2435 ; Prince of Wales' Stakeß, Ascot, .£2225; Lincolnshire Hai.dicap, J61C14; City and Suburban Kandicap, J61514; Gold Cup, Ascot, JEUTO; Cambridgeshire, J213 0; Chester Cup. .£991 ; and Ciusarowitoh, .£O6O. Th« avci-dgo valuo of the 14 principal stakes was very nearly .£6OOO. Speaking of tlio leading jookoys, he says : — "A wonderful bound to tho front has to bo ohroniclod ; for young Thomas Loates, who won four raceu only in 1885, 12 in 1836, 21 in 1887, and 53 in 1888, is now easily at tho head of tho poll with 167 winners out of a total of 674 mounts. His first win was in 1883, when, weighing at the time only 4st 4lb, he carried off tho Maiden Riders' Plate at Newmarket, on a colt of Lord Rosebery's. This past season he has been in grand form, as well as in good luck, for, owing to F. Barrett's services being requirod by Mr. Rothschild for Morglay, tho Dnkfi of Portland put him up on Donovan at Epsom, and he won the Derby on tho first occasion of hiß having a mount in tho race. In ono week he Bnccoded in adding 15 to his record of winning rides, and in addition to the Derby he won tho Lincolnshire Handicap, Choster Cup, Portland Stakes (Leicester), Goodwood Stakos, Champagne rftakos (Uoucaster), Great International Breeders' Foal Stakos (Kempton Park), and Great Foal Stakes and Rons Memorial Stakes at Nowmarket A wonderful season this for a youth of 22 years, and a great futuro may safely be predicted for him if ho kcops steady. Mr. Milner has given him XI SOO for first call on hiß services, and Mr. Maple .£750 as his seoond master." A good story is told of Joe Ullmann, tho N«w York pencillor. He paid some paltry figure for Racoland as a yearling—something less thaii 200 dollars— and gave him to a Missouri trainer to keep over the winter and dovelop in the spring. Joe had no money to pay training expenses, and the trainer threatened to koep the colt in lion of the bill. UJlmanu was on tho point of giving the gelding for the feed bill, when a friond offered him onoui;h money to tide ovor tho difficulty, and within two months Raceland won tho rich St Loniß Fntnrity Stakes, came East and lowered tho colours of our best two-year-olds, and wound up the year by running a series of marvellous fast raoos at Washington, after whioh Ullmann sold him to Appleby and Co., who acted for Mr. August Belmont, for 19,000 dollars. An Amorican paper says : — " A man who oan pick up a 19,000 dollar gelding for 150 dollars, came near trading him for a feed and training bill, and ultimately win many thousands of dollars in stakes and bets, was not born to die in absolute poverty."

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SPORTING., Evening Post, Volume XXXIX, Issue 71, 29 March 1890

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