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SPORT AND PASTIME.

[Bx -'Tiib Bladb."]

The Turf.

. . . RASING FIXTURES.

September "28 — Avondala J.C. Spring . Meeting. October 2 and 3 — Hawkes Bay J.C. Spring Meeting. October 3— Ohoka and Eyreton J.C. Annual. October 9 and 10— Napier Park B.C. .... Spring. ' October. 9 and 10— Otaki, Maori B.C. -Spring... „ . Dctdber 9 and. 12— : Dunedin J.C. Spring. Oetobeis -17 -and- 19— Wellington R.C. .SprmjfMeeStngV Ocl|ober 24 and 5 2o— Poverty Bay T.C. < Spring ]\Jee,ting. October "24. land 25^-3lastorton 8.0. Spring. Meeting.^,, . , <. - , Nov.' 2 l '' L 4; lt 6,-;'9:-^Canterbury Jockey Club's Metropolitan- Meeting. - . Novi ;9^-W4verley. Waitotara B:C: Aii■^irual *Meot*ng.^ • • - . '' - ' Noy^ 9^-Wiipawa. County -Racing Club/Novk 9 r an"d,l r i^rTaratßbi-Cartert3'n R.CTs'i '^Axuraal.-r ■•. ••• ■" - - ••- >% -~^"i tfov.' ' 9.' . 13J "awl. "16— Auokland. Spr&fg.v.v ii :V A-?, x ! Nov. 22 ( and , 23— -Marlborough R.C. * SpnngU „%,! . ,'.[ •.. • ",',", l'.s'.' , JJov. 29' and SO-^-Feildirig J-P- Spring.. Waiuku, the winner of the New Zea- i Jand -Cup of 1897, is dead. After his rac\gg career was over^ the St. Legcr 1 liorsfe was bought" by Mr. S. H. Gollan, and.'^was .pjal^tolthe "Jjut like', every short bbrerd r sire he was not a sue-" cesstj. His~la l ult.y" i ,pedigree probably kept" owners of good mares away. Waiuku.' ■was'-in his prime one of the most bril-* ' liant- horses ( that liae ever sported silk.- ( In addition to" his Cup win, he twice nuccejded itt capturing ;th"e Thompson Handicap, 'and" also -accounted for the Great Autumn and Pearce Handicaps.., iTheVson of Jst- Jaeger and Musjket Maid ;was*"one of .'Jihe most powerfully framed animals I ever saw', with a, barrel and quarters showing, strength enough for a, dray horse. ■ Standing on a somewhat short ieg, ho had a' grand even action,, and-over, a mile- it -is doubtful if he had a sioperior. ■*- - 'A fortune could have been won by his crVw(Tif"they fiad"" shown 'some" amount, ofr enterprise , and thrown t down . the. gauntlet in Australia. Certainly they wpn a thousand or two in wagers over. th!e New Zealand' Cup, but being fright-enfid-of St. !Paul did not bet with any' ' spirit. , Fancy a horse of Waiuku's ability in an Epsom or Doncaster with aljrout -7.10-or so; which weight would; probably ha,ve been awarded him in' 1896. The. Taranaki crowd, however, ngssed.tlje tide, but they were not more* 'fdolish than 1 tho owner of St. Paul in tßis respect. L JlMgar. Russell used chiefly to ride ."Waiuku in those days, only ten years ago, but the alteration in men makes it seem twice the time. Edgar was too long in the leg ever to be a finished !hprseman, but how he could "belt"* 3ms mount; along. To see him nowj ■weighing" over 12st, it is difficult to real is a "how: it was ever thought possible that he -could be a jockey. Edgar Bmssell's great opponent in those days wa"s""' Jack' Chaafe, who nearly always rode St. Paul, and I fancy the Waiukn crowd, must thank the latter's riding for "tneif' Cup ~ win. St. Taul ' was a great ." little horse, but Chaafe had neither hands nor seat nor head, and race 1 after . race was thrown away.^ Wainku, .although he won over a mile and a half -and two miles, was really a horse with a tre.mendous -burst of" speed* .and niost of 'hig, important victories wqre accomplished i: when ' his rider toofc advantage of this and nursed him . for a" dash over the last furlong* 'He won the Electric Plate, half--a mile, at Riccarton, ; in very' fast time, about 4Zsec, . L., believe, beating in that event sdme very speedy youngsters. St. Hippo, Waiuku, and St. Paul were the best three sired, by the peerless, St. Xeger, whoso sons do not seem as* prepotent aa their, sire, for so far none of theif progeny except Up-to-Date by St. Hippo -has been of much account. '. Nothirig.jcan beat tlje'.young 'uns'but, t' gwd 'tiiis, as say in Yorkshire. The -fourtecnt-year-old\ Nbr'-west won iis' tw^hty-siisUi iface, *the.T other ■ day at 4Won.dale,>the teu-year-old Haydn- may add- -further- to his laurels, at Randwick Bez&.moniih,'|but:both are 'completely put to. the shade by the seventeen-year-old Bega, who scored his forty-ninth victory tit Bandwickl.on 14th September. This time-Scarred Veteran has broken down I>adlypn three occasions, but his courage and constitution have pulled lum' {hrongh. .', Bcga is not thoroughbred, but |tfs 'Site' "Bargo was by - Maribyrnong,< BOH'd£-Fisherman, and his -dam was by 4"YaWndmrno?seTsb"it-is easy to see from whence his toughness is derived. ,When Bega was thirteen or fourteen years old, I saw him run in a two-mile hurdle race at Flemington, and_ carve ont -the distance 'in- the slick time of 3min 47sec, pretty good for a horse in bis teens. kl^ast month I directed attention to ountain Sing and Mooltan. The latter was then quoted at twenties for the MeropoUtan. " Now the son of Positano and Dilisk is -a raging hot' first favourite, and all "going well in the meantime ■«rill ' "start "gt twos or threes. Both horses were returned winners at Rand--wick at the Tattersall's meeting, Mountain King winning the Rawson Stakes at weight 'for-age, with penalties and allowances* which gives it more the appearance of a handicap, and Mooltan Raptured the Spring Handicap in a canter. Mountain King is a mossive chestnut colt, standing 16.3 high, with great length of shoulder and terrific leverage. Consequently ho has a fine sweeping stride, and recalls Abercorn in this Mtpect. HU dam, Bonnie Rosette, is »n imported mare by the mighty Barcaldine, who cleared the board in English long-distance races, and was dedared by B. Peck, his trainer, to be ihe best horse ho had ever handled. This, too, from tho man who trained both The Bard and Saraband. Barcaldine was a big horse, and Bonnie Rosette's produce take after their maternal grand sire. Majestic, Bonnie Chiel, Scottish King, and Mountain King make four as fine animals the keenest lover of the game could long for, and Bonnie Rosette's name will figure largely in futnro pedigree tables; with their" ■id. . The Itawaon Stakes is nine- farlopgs, and Mountain "King ran it, with 7.2 up, in lmin 52j{scc, a great go. Collarit (0.7) and Poseidon, with the same poundage, were second and third. Maranui, who had the same weight as the winner, opened up eqnal favourite, but D. O'Brien's colt eased, finally finishing op at seven to two ; Mountain King at two's and Poseidon at three's being the pick. Maranui was making his first ■üblic appearance, and naturally, ran wery green. The Malatua colt jumped /iff readily enough, but lost his place •nd got into the ruck, where he remained until the finish*

Mooltan is one of^ the best young horses' in training, 'and he has wisely w been given .plenty of time to mature, a policy which has been so successful with Poseidon, and was so in the case of Lord Cardigan. Among the field Mooltan beat was the New Zealander Apologue* who carried 8.12, but as the latter meets his "conqueror on 61b worse terms in the Metropolitan, it is not easy to see how the positions can be re- 1 versed. Wilh the feathor weight of 6.13, Mooltan looks the best of good things for the "Metrop." and if he wins his penalty will only bring him 8.5 in the Caulfield and 7.11 in the Melbourne. \ Dan O'Brien declares Maranui to be the speediest mile- and a quarter horse he has ever trained, and whatever Mooltan can do on the track, Marauui can equal it. lolaire has arrived at Randwick, and is pleasing the watchers. Collarit, for some reason, is rumoured to be an uncertain starter in the Epsom, in which with 9.5 he had an undeniable chance. Pink 'Un is almost sure not to go over, and may be a rod in pickle fqr the Caulfield Cup. D. J. Price does not give horses' oats and barley for nothing. ' It is stated that Boniform's withdrawal from his Derby and Cup engagements was due to an injury of the muscles covering the loins', and ihis being the case a spell should bring the colt round again.' His name appears in the Canterbury Cup entry. Haydn, Eclair, and Phaetontis had a long and trying journey on the Monowai, but nevertheless were landed in excellent trim. Higgins, who rode Phaetontis at Riccarton, feared the horse would suffer from the voyage, but this does not seem to be so, for he is getting through his work at Randwick very satisfactorily. A fine acceptance has been received for the Hawkos Bay J.C. meeting, which will be held at Hastings neit Wednesday and Thursday. Sir Tristram and Helen Portland have been allowed to drop out of the King Edward Handicap, and Grand Slam, 8.9, has the post of honour. Uenuku has been leased by Raef to Mr. Donnelly, and may do something to confirm., tha high held of . him by his • mentor. Perhaps Elevation (7.12J or Uenuku may supply" the winner. Eona has beep wHhdrawri from the Flying, and the stable felies I upon Zimmerman's full brother, Oxton (7.13). The latter or Muskerry (6.10) may be the safest to trust. Asteroid is j improving, and even if she incurs a 71b j penalty 'at Wanganui, will only have 10.11 to carry in the Pakowhai Hnrdles. I I look thereforo to the Agremont mare tb succeed, or in her absence, St. All^bert (10.1) may be Jthe best of the others. The Te Moan a Hack Hurdl=»s should be fought out by the top weights Kaipetipeti and Te Uira, with preference for the latter. t The first day's racing at Wanganni was carried on under very depressing conditions, and some of the form will be reversed before long. The starting was apparently not first-class. The Guineas fell to Bunyan, and this big upstanding chestnut bore out the good opinion I formed of him after his double victory at . Horowhenua. The Pil- | grims Progress colt, unluckily for his owner, was not left in the C. J.C. Derby, nor does his name appear in the list of those paid up for in the Hawkes Bay Guineas. Downfall ran well,, but the distance one mile, was not far enough to bring out his stamina. -This is a good, game, plugging colt, and his honesty will pull him through whpn more brilliant rivals turn the struggle up. Mallasey was a good third, an-J his position in the race confirmed the excellence of All Redi who beat the Guineas colt like a hack at Trentham. in the Autumn, Muskerry showed great pace for six furlongs, and with Her light impost will keep the field busy in the Flying at Hawkes Bay,. Sardonyx, is once again back to form, and all sports will be glad to see Mr. Batclay tast;ng the sweets of fortune. Up" to a mile and three-quarters, Sardonyx is- one of the bssj, being such a quick beginner and a smart jumper. Pritchard is doing really wel' with Bis | little team, and I again express the hope that some of our magnates will patronisa'' the local trainers more liberally in the future, as they really deserve it. Asteroid came late on the scene, as is usual, and having missed a penalty, she should certainly score at Hastings nest Wednesday. Hurimoana, the full brother to Oingo, is now wound up, and will not be long in working his way into open company. He has plenty of substance, courage, and jumps cleaner thai' in the Autumn. Le_ Beau, as befits a hor3e that has been woefully mismanaged, again put his supporters in the mud. They can blame themselves for the poor- beast hai» never been given a fair chance. Bustled to-day on the flat, to-morrow over hurdles, and so on. No horse could stand such mixing. All Bed was a grievous disappointment. But what a turn up. for the fielders. Punters pounced on the grand looking son of Stepniak and Madder, and poured on their cash until ' trie' layers cried "hold, enough." The cojb apparently had a shocking run, but even then finished close up to the placed division. All Rtjd will accomplish something good before the present .season, is over. Perhaps Trentham or Riccarton may be the scene of his exploits. The Lark has a fondness for Wanganni, 'and hild a comfortable win in the Spring Handicap, with Swimming Belt finishing well, second. Tilly's stable is in fine form and with fourteen horses to work on the Fordell mentor should have a highly profitable season. Dusky Morn, the winner of the Maiden, is a four-year-old by Sou-wester who has been running on Mr. G. F. Moore's station and so has not been hurried. The Avondale Guineas was won by Pohutu after a slashing go with Cadence. The winner started ,on six occasions as a two year old, the best he could do being a second in the Victoria Handicap at Ellerslie. He i 3 by Explosion from Miss Rose by Dreadnought, her dam the St. Leger mare Miss ■Le'tty. Miss Rose was only about 14.2, but as game a bit of horseflesh as ever looked through a bridle. Cadence is by Cyrenian out of Lute, and won a two year old raoe at Ellerslie. Uranium showed her quality by easily carying 9.2 to the front in the Plumpton Handicap. When cherry ripe this daughter of Leolantia and Brownie is a good middle distance galloper. The Rttapehu landed two colts . and four fi*Hi«*» purchased by Mr. Q. G. Stead in England, Included in the consignment is the bay colt Oharlonmagne If, three yeare old, by St. Simon from Perfect Dream. Th« others are a bay colt by Tarpoloy from Maybud ; Perolina, bay filly by Persimmon — La Carolina; Lady Wayward, brown filly by Ladas — Vane; bay filly by Collar (a successful sire and sire of Tom' Gill,, America's crack three year old) — Miss Chiffinch ; and 'a bay filly by Orme — Hey Presto, A two-year-old half-brpther to the English St Leger winner, Woolwinder, was landed in Melbourne recently. Be

4 is by the Derby winner Ayrshire (son of Hampton) from St. Windeline, by Sji. .Simon from Queen of the Spring, by Springfield, which is very attractive | breeding. He was purchased in England by Mr. J. E. Stanley. A well-known "New, Zealand punter left Wellington for Sydney by the Monowai, his announced intention being to fpllow Maranui through his engagements. When the vessel broke down he would probably be bemoaning his luck that, he would not be in time for tho colt's first race, but when he landed and heard the result, no doubt he would bless the accident which caused the delay. The Auckland representative in the New Zealand Cup, ' Master Delaval, is still going nicety in Ifis work at Ellerslie, and is looking as well as his best friends could wiih. Master , Delaval is well forward, arid is at present being confined to sprinting exercise, but with a 'race or two in him before the big • event, he will probably "strip as well as ever he did in his life, ' and 'if he is beaten it will not be .on the score- of condition. - •' < ' . Of the foor first horses in last" year's English Derby only one, and that Radium, is left for active service on the turf. Even he has been, ' a ' source of considerabje trouble to his trainer since his ' Derby raoe. Sparmint's racing career was terminated with the Grand Prize of Paris, in which he accomplished a very_ fine performance under considerable disadvantages, but his leg gave way so badly thtvt he could "never be trained again. He was the only one of the quartette that was not bred by his owner, and is one of the very few examples of a Derby winner that was purchased as a yearling at public auction. Spearmint was bought by Major Loder for 300 guineas.- The son of Carbine won £25,000 in stakes and is now valued for stud purposes at £50,000. The Derby winner, Orby, did not start in tho English St. Leger, which Woolwinder won. Ho was struck out of the race after his poor show at Liverpool in the Atlantic Stakes.

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