NOTES AND COMMENTS. (By Sir Bedivere.) Full accounts of Bayardo's sensational defeat in the Goodwood Cup are not yet to hand, but, according to "The 'Asian," only the three placed horses, viz., Magic, Bayardo, jjnd The Bud started. Tremendous odds were laid on Mr. Fairies champion's ability to score, but, after leading Magic a quarter of a mile from home, the latter came again, axid beat tho favourite by a neck. The latest New' Zealand-bred pony to Score in Australia is Ruatamata, a daughter of Mahaki and little Amoreux, who won the Thompson Handicap for the late R. Connop in 1899. "Rotten Tomato," Jis the boys used to call her, went out at a long price for the Flying Handicap at Rosebery Park, and got home by a head. On the same day Lady Zoin was beaten ont of a place in the Four-teen-two Handicap. , At the last meeting of the Australian Jockey Club the proposal that trainers and riders in New South Wales should be placed on the same footing as their contemporaries in Victoria with regard to unregistered meetings was passed without discussion. This means that trainers will be able to prepare horses of no greater height than 14.2 for engagement at pony meetings, and licensed jockeys will be able to ride them. So far as the trainee are concerned, the chief advantage of the new arrangement lies in the .fact that they will be able to get any promising apprentices practice in the art of race-riding- at pony fixtures. The lads will thus learn their profession in connection with events of small importance and value, and will so be better fitted to accept mounts at the big Eandwick fixtures. 'In giving way to such a reasonable extent as it has done the autocratic A.J.C. has no doubt acted in the interests of owners, and, for that matter, all concerned. The general standard of horsemanship should unquestionably be raised, and fewor good races are less likely therefore to be thrown away, subsequent to the new rule having been in force for a reasonable length of time than in the past. Mr. John Browne, who owns Prince Foote, recently wrote to the "Special Commissioner' of the London Sportsman as follows :—"I: — "I i % eceived o, wire from Mr. Guille the other day asking me to put a, price on Prince Foote for a buyer from the Argentine, so wired back asking him £100,000, which evidently silenced them .... Alawa's trainer thinks he will beat Prince Foote when they meet in the weight-for-age race, and regretted he went wrong. Well, I hope he will be all right next spring, and then he can, like BobrikofPs party, have the question settled by the two meeting in a two mile or three-mile weight-for-age race — whichever they like — for the "Princo" will take them all on, and in a solid-run race give thorn all they want\ before the winning post is reached, because he is, I think, the best colt we have ever seen in Australia." So far as Bobrikoff is concerned, Mr. John Browne is what our Yankee friends would call "fanning the air." Bobrikoff has never been claimed to be the equal, let alone the superior, of Prince Foot at two miles. He is, however, a champion over a mile and a quartaicourse, and even if the pair should ever meet over a mile and a-half course there would be plenty of good money in support of the black New Zealand gelding. As was anticipated, an excellent entry has been received in connection with the Wangairai spring meeting Each event, not excepting the hurdle races, has filled well, and the quality of the entrants loaves nothing to be desired. With any luck the Higgie Handicap, the nominations for which are herewith published, will be a race of exceptional interest, for a meeting between the three-year-olds, Danube, Formeden, and Formby, with California, Lady Medallist, and Sir Antrim under handicap conditions could not fail to throw considerable light upon several important futures. Contondent, Multiple, Madam Madcap, Countermine, Bollin, Nyland, Electrakoff, Lord Kelvin, and our old friend The Lark, of whom I fancy nothing has been seen since he ran second to Husbandma.il in the St. Andrew's Handicap at Feiiding last November twelvemonth, are among those engaged in the short distance events. The hurdle entry includes such names as Wimmera, Tauira, and Paritutu, and the minor events have met with the support of the owners of many of the best hacks in the Dominion. The acceptances received for the Marton meeting are quite extraordinarily good, and Mr. Morse is to be highly complimented. The success of the" fixture is now amply assured, and if the weather is favourable all former records are certain to bo broken. The Wairarapa Hunt Club's meeting will take place on the Taratahi-Carter-ton course to-morrow, and an enjoyable day's sport is promised. Though the withdrawal of Niel Gow will naturally rob the big event on the Doncaster lown Moor of considerable interest, this ye.ar's St. Leger promises to be still sufficiently attractive. Had not Lemberg met with defeat in ihe Grand Prix he would no doubt have been sent out a very hot favourite indeed. Now, however, it is another story. Various excuses have- been suggested for his sudden collapse when the French colt Nuage tackled him a quarter of a mile from home, and no doubt the wretchedly bad state of the going was not to his liking. Whether he is. really able to stay has yet to be proved, however, and another meeting between him, Charles O'Malley, and Bronzino is sure to arouse all Eorts of enthusiasm. Charles O'Malley is said to be a much better colt than he was at Epsom, and of Bronzino it can be safely said that staying rather than sprinting is his forte, for when he beat Lonawand r.nd Tressady (engaged in the St. Leger) at Newbtiry in the spring, it was only right at the bitter end that he managed to overhaul them. Opinions have always been divided with respect to the merits of Lemberg, but it can be reasonably argued that, according to the book, he is a good many- removes from being a smasher. Both Neil Gow and Admiral Hawke finished in front of him last season, Neil Gow again beat him in the Two Thousand, Greenback ran him to a neck for the Derby, and unless Prince Rupert is to be excepted, thoso that finished behind him in the St. James Palace Stakes at Ascot wero a very moderate lot. It is to bo noted too, that whereas Lemberg is by Cyllene, who has been more prone to produce speed than stamina, Charles O'Malley is by Desmond (sire of The White Knight), and Bronzino is by Marco from a Galopin mare, and is bral to be able to get any journey. AmoM the other St. Leger candidates are the alreadymentioned Greenback, who, be it remembered, is a son of St. Frusquin, and the three fillies — Rosedrop, Winkipop, and Maid of Corinth. TWO MANAWATU CUPS. [BY. TKLTBGHA.FH — SPECIAL TO THE POST.) PALMERSJL'ON N., This Day. The annual report of the Manawatu R*ring Club shows that last year the club made a profit of only £66, after writing off £253 .for depreciation. The totalisator returns showed a decrease of
mjmqwu" iiiwi ■■■■in— i ■■■■■■■— girg £4907, while bookmakers' fee* only increased by i 849. A sum of £7700 was disbursed in stakes. Mr. R. S. Abraham has been re-elected president unopposed, and J.lessrs J. Allan, Strung, and L. A. Abraham vice-presidents. The Manawatu Hunt Club made a profit of £200 on its recent steeplechase meeting. MARTON ACCEPTANCES. CUT TEI.EGBAFH — PRESS ABSOOIATIO3T'} MARTON, 30th August. The following are the acceptances fop the Marton races : — Shorts Handicap ; five furlongs. — Multiple 8.7, Tanekaha 8.3, Advantage 8.0, Golden Eagle 8.0, Vi 7.13, Kareroa 7.10, Voetgang 7.9, San Fernando 7.8, Te Roti 7.6, Overtime 7.6, Duart 7.6, Dearest 7.4, Miss Advance 7.4, Merchantman 7.0. Trial Handicap Hurdles ; one mile and a-half. — Kauroa 10.0, Gaelic 9.13, Tha Native 9.13, Zoraida 9.7. White Lie 9.7, Hawick 9.7, Rosegrove 9.4, Waxy 9.4, Slecombe 9.2, Howler 9.1, Kotare 9.0, Pakau 9.0, Porera 9.0, and Flintstono 9.0. Hunt Cup ; two miles and threequarters. — Sardonyx 13.1, Oakley 12.13, Le Vent J2.4, Cloudy Morn 12.0, Flamingo 11.13, Ballance 11.12, Senorita 11.10, Riro Atu 11.9, Aesop 11.7, St. Amelia 11.7, Rangitano ILO, Maid Marion 11.0, and Royal Guard 11.0. Maiden Plate : seven furlongs. — Moanui 9.0, Golden Age 9.0, Convertor 9JO, Stevens 9.0, Seaworthy 9.0, Sir Mauser 8.11, Torpoint 8.11, Pahu 8.9, Pakau 8.9, Master Laddo 7.12, Kilostere 7.12, Konite 7.12, Gold Circle 7.12, Lord Kilcheran 7.12, Stratendric 7.9, Floater 7.7, Master Sylvia 7.9, Rill 7.9, and Erica 7.9. Electric Handicap ; five furlongs. — Contendenfc 9.9, Tina Toa 8.10, Hinekorangi 8.5, Rongomai 8.4, Magneto 8.3, Valentine 7.12, Vibration 7.12, St. Toney 7.11, Nukuhau 7.11, Seaweed 7.9, Sucession 7.7, First Battery 7.6, Niwara 7.6, Ruapare 7.6, Moreykoft* 7.5, Lady Mnutoa 7.5. Meroze 7.5, Prancer 7.4, Pavo 7.0, Merri Valet 7.0, Varna 7.0, Tmna 7.0, Harrington 7,0, Eva 7.0, Tamakoa 7.0, and Portcullis 7.0. Marton Handicap ; one mil© -and a distance. — Lady Medallist 9.3, Sir Frisco 8.13, North East 8.8, ElectrakoC 8.4, Koran 8.1. The Lark 7.12, Tiptoe 7.9, Bourrasque 7.9, Waikaraka 7.1, Separator 7.1, Idealism 7.0, Ambrosian 7.0, St. Felix 7.0, Merrie Rose 7.0, Martoa 7.0, Bismarck 6.12, Marathon 6.9, Repeat 6.9, and Notorious 6.9. First Hack Steeplechase; about two miles and a quarter. — Nogi 11.6, Malza 10.13, Full Cry 10.9, Mount Cook 10.5, Don Carlos 10.4, Showman 10.0, Whatashot 9.12, Riro Atu 9.11, Castout 9.9, Gold Glow 9.8, Whimper Jack (late Dauber) 9.8, Lady Creswick 9.7, Mahara 9.7, Otehau9.7, and Glenmor© 9.7. Tutaenui Welter Handicap ; seven furkmgs. — Strathmoira 10.0, Shuja 9.13, Tina Toa 9.5, Tarn Glen 8.9. Dervish 8.9, Bangikura 8.9. Notorious 8.9, St. Lumsden 8.8, BeVcola 8.4, Hawick 8.2, Mallet 7.13, Master Stead 7.13, Slecombe 7.13, Burton 7.12, Prancer 7.12, Master Laddo 7.11, Torpoint 7.7. Epsom Downs 7.7, Mediterranean 7.7, and Master Sylvia 7.7. MASTER SOULT. By Telearaph.— Press Association.— Copyright. SYDNEY, 30th August} Master Soult (who was leported to have been seriously injured) was able today to take a little walking exercise, but he is still very stiff. The September number of the Dominion Scout (the official organ for New Zealand boy and girl scouts) contains a portrait of Master John Rennie, of Woolston, Christchurch, the first boy iv New Zealand presented with the King's Scout Badge. There is also a greafe variety of interesting reading matter.
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