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SPORT AND PASTIME. The Turf.

RACING FIXTURES. SEASON 1908-9. Jan. 20, 22, and 23— Wellington R.O. Summer. Jan. 22 and 23 — Foxton R.C. Annual. Jan. 27— Pahiatua Racing Club Annual. Feb. 4 and s— Gisborne R.C. Summer. Jan. 29, 30, and Feb. 3— Takapuna J.C. Summer. Feb. 4- and £j—Canterbursj — Canterburs J.C Summer. Feb. 10 and 11— Egmont R.C. Summer. Feb. 11 and 12— P.ove,rty Bay Turf Club Annual. Feb. 17 and 18— Woodville District J.C. Autumn. Feb. 24, 25, and 27— Dunedin J.C. Autumn March 4 and 5. — Wanßanui J.O. Autumn. March 17 and 18— Napier Park R.O. Autumn. The statistics of the English flat racing season, which ended 011 30th November, maKe interesting reading. The list of winning ' owners ■ is headed by Mr. J. B. Joel, who has gathered £26,246 from the successes of his horses. Last year's leading owner was Mr. W. H. Walker (£17,910); the year before the late Lord Derby (£32,926) ; in 1905 Mr. Walker again (£23,687); and in 1904 Majoi E. Loder (£19,889). The principal winning owners are as follows :—: — Mr. J. B. Joel £26,246 Mr. L. Neumann £13,754 , Mr. Fairie £13,038 Messrs. W. M. Clark and L. Robinson £12,011 Chevalier Ginistrelli ... £11,400 Mr. W. H. Walker ... £10,446 Mr. Reid Walker £10,138 Lord Carnarvon £10,045 The leading trainer of the year is C. Morton, of Letcombe Regis, who scored !£86,246 with his charges. Your Majesty (Porsimmon — Yours) alone won over £19,000, including the Eclipse Stakes and the St. Leger. The King's trainer, Richard Marsh, has had nine wins, .•worth, altogether £10,318. Mahar heads the list of winning jockeys. He was second in 1901 and 1907, and third in 1902 and 1904. -W. Higgs, who is third this year, was first both in 1906 and 1907. L. Hewitt, who does not appear amongst the twenty leading riders, had 230 mounts for the season. Of these 21 were winners, 25 ran second, 29 third, and 155 were unplaced. The following is the record of the leading jockeys, in order of winning •nounts : — Mounts. Lost. Won. Maher, D. ... 491 *• 352 139 Wootton, F. ... 602 473 129 . Higgs, W. ... 686 562 124 Madden, O. ... 563 467 96 Trigg, C. ... 670 593 77 Halsey, W. ... 500 432 68 Griggs, Wm. ... 528 466 62 Saxby y W. ... 365 304 61 Dillon, B. ... 315 258 57 Randall, H. ... 394 338 56 D. Maher averaged one win in threo mounts, Wootton one in five, and Dillon and Higgs were just a shade outside iWootton's average. The principal winning horses during the season were : Your Majesty (Pev-simmon-Yours), 4 wins, £19,268; Bayardo (Bay Ronald — Galicia), 7 wins, '£13,038 ; Srgnorinetta (Chaleureux — Signorina), 2 wins, £11,400; Siberia (St. Simon— Serenia), 4 wins, £9682; Llangwin (Missel Thrush — Llangarren Las 3), 3 wins, £7601. For the third time since 1902 Porsimmon is at the head of the list of winning stallions. In that year his progeny won £36,810. He was a^ain first in 1906, with £21,737; and this year his offspring have taken £28,484. Persimmon's family only began running in 1901, and since then they harve won £152,943. Persimmon's own sire, St. Simon, is fifth on the list this year. Anothei of his sons, St. Frusquln (full-brother to San Francisco), is second with £24,585. Carbine's , stock won '£8375, as against £4066 last year, and £16,084 in 1906. Poseidon is once again in training at Randwick. It is very doubtful whether ho will stand another preparation. Lord Nolajn is doing well, and he will be a hard nut for , Signor to crack in the .V-R.C Champion Stakes. Sporting wxiters often fail to invest iheir description of the thoroughbred ■with enough colour and vivacity. But here and there one strikes an exception, making 'gl^d the heart in these days when the rain is working overtime, and the sun is not running up to form. This is not a, bad effort : — "A couple of halfpace rounds were left behind in cUan fashion by Diadem, the three-yearwld chestnut' son of Coronet. Although a late^ December foal and only the recipient of a broken term of training, the gelding already exhibits a maturity and shape that augurs promisingly. A share of well-proven blood has been transmitted to the veins of the rangy chestnut Jrom his dam Rau Rau, and if deportment possesses any honesty it certainly appeals for the son's donning the mantle of his sire with persuasive eloquence." ,The last bit takes a lot of beating at its weight. The fielders had a. splendid inningi at the Auckland R.C. Summer Meeting. On each of the four days they were able ito show a handsome profit. The club extracted from the odds-merchants to to(tal of £3136 in fees, nearly a thousand in excess of last year's record. The •punters will' not forget their gruelling m a hurry, as in thirty-two races only «ix absolute favourites managed to score. fkon gave Ja<:k Cameron a good deal of trouble at Ellerslie. The black mare fead a recurrence of tho shoulder lameness, and although, after massage treatment with a special liniment, she was able to fulfil her engagements, it is doubtful whether the half-sister to Gold Crest will ever stand a preparation thovough enough to enable her to see out B severe race over a mile and a half. Genuine, the black Bonafide gelding, so easily beat Castiglione in the Scurry at Bulls, will make his next appearance at Foxton. Genuine has undoubled pace and it will be interesting io see hovf he will shape over a longer {journey than half a mile. Lyrist, who was eased in his work after the Feilding meeting, has nowthrown off his soreness and is moving ,very freely. Stayboy, another Hawea trained horse, is also reported to be gal loping in good .style. "Do you fancy yours, Mr. Stedall?" ssked a youthful nobleman the other day of the great mantle<-m3ker owner (re&prts London "Sport") "Well, my lord, i've backed Aim 10 win jne c thousand," was the genial reply. "Thankß very much." And the horse won. A few days later they met again, and this time it was the young nobleman who had a horse going in a selling race. "Do you iancy y»urs, my lord?" asked Mr. St«dttU. "No earthly," was the reply, "he has got a sore back." "Thank you, my lord." But the horse won. The next meeting between the two owners took place at the sale ring, and Mr. Stedall kept bidding for his lordship's winner. "Oh, I say, Mr. Stedall, you don't w*n£ -my. horse, .dajyou,? J

going to buy him in." "Yes, my lord, I do. I haven't got a. horse with a sore back in my stable, and 1 reckon I'd like to have oae." Some interesting statistics were recently published in England with regard to the stake earnings of the world's great brood mares. First place oil the list is taken by the Duke of Portland's famous old mare Mowerina, whose stock won £72,968 in stakes, Donovan contributing £45,154 ; Semolina, £12,685 ; ftaeburn, £8374 ; Modwena, £6268 j Amoena £250 : and Sir Joshua, £237. Perdita 11. is | second with £72,913, being the dam of Persimmon, £34,706 ; Diamond Jubilee, £29,185; FlorizeJ 11., £7858; Barracouta, £1064; and Derelict, £100. The German mare, Festa, is next with £63,838, Pels earning £20,417 ; Festino, £15,112; Faust, £11,904; Fahila, £10,376; Salute, £3271 ; and Fervour, £2758. Though now located in Germany Festa, was bred in England, being by St. Simon — L'Abbesse de Jouarre, so that she is a full sister to Desmond, whose stock has been running so well in England. Another neat brood mare is Deadlock, with £61,364 in stakes, made up by Isinglass, £57,455 (the record sum ever won by any horse in the world) ; Germas, £2929 ; and Islington, £980. Paradigm's stock won £60,427, Lord Lyon contributing £26,325 ; Achievement, £22,442 j Gardevisure, £4630 j Blue Mantle, £2338; Man at Arms, £1718; King at Arms, £1510 ; Rouge Dragon, £515; Chevisaunce, £455; Hatchment, £384 ; and Paraffin, £210. Other mares in recent times whose successful progeny topped £50,000, are Morganatic (darn of Galtee More, Blairfinde, and Ard Patrick), £55,619; and Quiver (dam of La Fleche and Memoir), £54,724. Still lower down are Vista (dam of Bona Vista and Sir Visto), £46,682 ; and Lily Agnes (dam of Ormonde), £39,728. Several of the foregoing are ancestresses of the Waikanae stallion Bezonian, in whose pedigree appear the names of Vista, Mowerina, and Paradigm. A Sydney papei says that the Auck-land-bred English, by Explosion — Letitia, fenced cleverly enough in the Hurdles at Sydney Tattersall's meeting recently, and had he not been eased coming to the last obstacle may ha<v3 just about landed his backers their money. The rider of the New Zealand gelding, who led throtignoufc, appeared to bo extiii careful as he came to the last hurdle, which enabled Minister, ridden by Cahili, who outjumped him badly, to get alongside immediately after land ing. The race was then practically over, as English, who appears to be one of those free gallopers who do best when allowed to run their own races, failed to respond under pressure, and Minister beat him home by about half a length. The New Zealandoi, however, has plenty of pact ana should easily pay his way in hurdle races vi the suburban courses. Willio Shaw, the American jockey, who recently returned from Germany, sajs that over there a man who will bet the equivalent of £1 on a race is considered h plunger. While betting is a very small consideration in the sport, all the owners are desperately in earnest in the racing, and largei wagers may be made piivately between owners of riva' horses. GISBOENE WEIGHTS. [BY TELEGRAPH — PRESS ASSOCIATION.] AUCKLAND, 15th January. The following weights ' have been declared for the Gisborne Racing Club's cummer meeting by Mr. J. Chad-wick : — First Hurdle Handicap ; one mile and a half. — Reservoir 11.7, Luscombe 10.12, Te Arai 9.11, Te Kainui 9.10, The Stripper 9.0. Flying Handicap ; six furlongs. — Auldearn 9.2, Stylish 8.10, Wharckura 8.9, Tarina 8.6, Gold Treasure 7.10, Pluck 7.9, Rock Ferry 7.9, Pearl Reef 7.2, Ora Pinsent 6.12. Cork 6.11, Linkless 6.11, Ardfert 6.9, Carron 6.9. Summer Handicap ; one mile and a quarter. — Lochbuie 9.0, Iranui 8.6, Hinetitnma 8.3, Celtic 8.1, Uenuku 7.13, Wharckura 7.12, Dardanus 7.12. First Gun 7.6, Spate 7.5, Ballyhflfh 7.4, Paisana 6.9. First County Stakes Handicap; six furlongs. — Stylish 9.0, Spate 8.7, Te Rahui 8.5, Gladsmuir 8.2, Paisano 7.9, Euja 7.4, Linkless .7.2, Naydine 7.0, Lloyd 6:13, Banker 6.13, Carron 6.12, Ortolan 6:12, Kaitakoroa 6.9, Awanui 6.7, Inev ■6.7. J ■ Park Stakes Handicap ; seven furlongs. -Celtic 9.0, Stylish 8.10, Senate 8.4, Marora 8.2, Gladsmuir 7.11, (Md .Treasure 7.10, The Cockatoo 7.9, Pearl Reef 7:5, Millenial 7.5, Mistletoe 6.12, Munea Motio 6.12. PAHIATUA ACCEPTANCES. PAHIATUA, 15th January. Following arc the acceptances for the Pahiatua Racing Club's annual meeting, to be held on 27th January :—: — First Hurdes one mile and threequarters.. — Narcotic 10.15, Whatakwia 10.11, Don Carlos 10.10, Maidi 10.5, Coy 10.1, Lerida 9.12, Anemone 9.4, Dreamy Daniel 9.0, lleuniac 9.0, Snow Star (late Joe Ward) 9.0, Trustee 9.0. Telegraph Hack, five furlongs. — Cute 9.6, Langshan 8.13, Serenade 8.8, Vi 8.2, Hermia 8.1, Lucretius 7.13, Awha 7.11, Sweet Lethe 7.11, Genuine 7.8, Debonaire 7.8, Notorious 7.7, Purakau 7.7, Surmount 7.5, Toanga, 7.4, Oblivion 7.0, Tainui 6.12, T.iuhara 6.10, Sweet Shot 6.7, Bravery 6.7. 'Welter Hack, one mile. — The Cockatoo 9.9, Buoyant 9.5, Windage 9.2, Ane* mone 8.13, Routine 8.12, Maidi 8.11, Diplomatic 8.9, Maharatanwa 8.9, Midian 8.8. Flying Hack, six furlongs. — Lochela 9.0, Miss Vera 8.5, Vi 8.4, Merry Christma 1 ; 7.12, Bonny Doon 7.12, Sir Possible 7.11, No Trumps 7.10, Awha 7.9, Royal Maid 7.8, Quandary 6.10, Merry Messenger 6.10. Pahiatua Cup, one mile and a quarter—Moloch 9.0, Merrie Rose 8.0, Sir Antrim 7.13, Loiret 7.11, Mataari 7.9, Hoosevelt 7.8, Nova 7.7, Kilmarnock 7.6, Waioriki 7.3, Tangeroa 6.11. Kcnini Welter, seven furlongs. — Wailethe 9.13, Gyrene 9.6, Aboriginal 9.3, Mataari 9.2, Chicane 8.11, Rosegrove 8.10, Erl King 8.9, Skye 8.6, Mallet 8.5, Eangihaeta 8.5, Gaelic 8.0, Highden 8.0. Railway Handicap, six furlongs. — Lethean 8.8, Simplex 8.6, Aboriginal 8.5, Lady Menschikoff 8.4, Mussel 7.13, Tea Tuhi 7.13, Chicane 7.11, Cute 7.10, Lochiela 7.8, Thera 7.2. ExN TRIES. Trial Hack Plate. — Merry Messenger, Goodwin Park, Remission, Retinue, Leahora, Tentuatu, Colossus, Poteva, Clemora. Maiden Scurry. — Humpty Dumpty, \Vr.ipunui, Bercola, Remission, P>ra"ury, Joel, Retinue, Quandary, Leahora, Happy New Year, Sweet Shot, Potera, Clemora, Taiihara. Fresh conditions in the butchering trade have just been made by th' 1 Wages Board, wnieh sac to settle the flispute in the trade in Sydney. A" week's work is not to exceed 59 hours. First shopmen and small-goodsraen are to be paid £3 5s weekly, second shopmen £2 17s Cd, and otnei shopmen £2 12s 6d. Carters' wages are fixed at from £2 5s to £2 15s per week, while £2 10s is provided for employees other than specified. A weekly wage of £2 5s per week of 48 hours has been fixed for all storcmCn in the Sydney woo' warehouse?, by agreement with the enjplqyevSj

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SPORT AND PASTIME. The Turf., Evening Post, Volume LXXVII, Issue 13, 16 January 1909

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