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THE TURF.

*IXTUBES. J-aly 26— Hawkes Bay Hunt Club's Annual. Aug. 8, 10, and 10— Canterbury J.C. Qrund National. Sept. 6 and ?— Marton J.C. Annual. Nov. 4— C.J.C. New Zealand Cup. NOTES AND COMMENTS. (By Sir Bedivere.) Though exact figures have not beeft made' public, 1 am in a position to say that the. Wellington Racing Club's Win» ter Meeting resulted in a ftnbstaftti&l profit. Many new schemes' for the improvement of the club's property are already being discussed, and it is understood that one of the first Works to be undertaken is the enlargement of the ltte totalisator house. A new grass gallop is, I believe, to be formed on the inside of the sand track, ahd in the course of time tlie club hopes to own an up-to-date tea-house. Many of the visitors have already returned home, and Trentham will soon be its quiet self again. Q. Price left for Awaptltfi yesterday, and will probably pass through Wellington again, on his way South with Nyland and Boanerges, to-morrow. H. Cutts returned home with Flitaway and Somemult yesterday, and J. George expects to leave in charge of Paritutu on Thursday. Unless I am misinformed, both Bollin and Dreadless are more or less unsound, and will nob therefore be seen out at Riccarton. Corazon's weight for the Grand National Steeplechase ianOif 12.3, and he will carry No. 1 saddle-cloth. Hoanga has earned the extreme penalty of 141b, and will be burdened with 11.2. Th« latter will thus meet Sir William Russell's representative on only 21b better terms than he did in the July Steeplechase on Saturday last, and he can, therefore, have no possible chance of beating him if both stand up. Nor is it by any means certain that jffoanga will againvbeat Paritutu. In the Wellington Steeplechase the latter was conceding Hoanga- Bib, whereas at Riccarton the weights will be: Hoanga, 11.2; PariUitii, 10,2. It must, moreover, be admitted that Paritutu covered considerably more ground than any other competitor in the Wellington event, prior to which' he had done no schooling since he raoed at Ellerslie. So far no jockey has been engaged to ride the Castor gelding in the Grand National. Report has it that if North East is saddled up at Riccarton at all, he will contest the Winter Cup rather than the Grand National Hurdles, his weight for which is now 11.6. Possibly, however, there may yet be an alteration of plans, , for a stake worth £1000 is decidedly attractive. It Is probable that both Gold Lace and Iranui have said good-bye to the J Tutf. Mr. F. Hall tried to secure Malt- ! ster's services for th&, former, but the Australian sire's list for the present season was full, and all that could be done was to book a subscription to him for the following year. • After payment of first forfeit a more than satisfactory number of young thoroughbreds still stand their ground in both the Hastings Stakes and the Hawkes Bay Guineas. The absence of several of out most promising two and three-year-olds, "which ate to take part at the A.J.C. Spring Meeting, will rob the Hawkes Bay events of some interest, but there is ample material left at home to ensure the events named being • spiritedly contested. Miscount, Counterfeit, and Royal Scotch hold the best credentials of any of the three-year-olds likely to contest the Guineas, in which Bandiera and Culprit were presumably left in in error. Many high* priced and well-bred two-year-olds (present yearlings) are engaged in the Hastings Stakes, nearly all the powerful stables being represented. The Reckoning, who was recently pur- ' chased by Mr. C. Whittaker, of South Australia, will be prepared for future engagements by the ex- New Zealander, J. Stewart. The Soult gelding Wild West, owned by bookmaker F. Leslie, was sent out favourite for the Plying Handicap at Roeehill on the 15th of this month, and, ridden by Deeley, he scored by a neck. Some of the English writers speak contemptuously of Sunstar because of his dam being a mere selling-plater. To these Mr. J. Corlett, of The Pink 'tin, replies as follows t— "lt is waste of time to argue with this class, They do not i seem to know that Gallinule's dam was a selling-plater, ac was also that of Robevt the Devil, and the same with GaloEm and many of the best horses we aye knoWn. Flying Duchess, the dam of Galopin, ran. in a selling race at Hampton, to be «old for £20, and did not win at that. She tan second to Icarus for a stake of £30, and all that the horse that beat her fetched was 45 guineas." When interviewed by a representative of Sporting Life, the Australian jockey, W. H, M'Lachlan, spoke in enthusiastic terms of his first impression of English racing. "I have come to make my home in England," he said, "for I feel my future id here." Whether he has since changed hie mind Temaina to be Been, but a private cable was recently received in Sydney in which M'Lachlan stated his intention of returning to Australia immediately. Lady Medallist is one of the eatly fancies for tho Epsom Handicap, afld an attempt was made Tecently to support her in combination with Cadoma for the Epsom and Metropolitan double. The veteran 'chaser Kiatere has a,gain become the property of Mr. H&iold Crowther, and is regularly to be seen out with the Waikato hounds. It is said that" he will contest the Hunt Club Cup next season, though how, in view of his winnings, he is to be made eligible it is difficult to understand. The Manawatu and Hawkes Bay Hunt Clubs' annual meetings ate to be held to-morvow at Awapuni and Hastings respectively. It will be interesting to I note how they work out in the absence of either the totalisator or the bookmaker. HAWKES BAY HUNT ACCEPTANCES. F«T TST.SGRA^H— PBftfiS ASSOCIATION.) Tho following acceptances have* been received for the Hawkes Bay Hunt annual Steeplechase Meeting, which takea place at Hastings to-morrow i-~ Hunters' Bracelet Handicap Hurdles. —The Ranter 11.13, Watershed 11.10, Ruat&fiawha 11.10, MofLhiko 11.10. First Open Flat Race.— Amato 11.3, Wirral 10.8. Ortygia 9.12, Obscurity 9.10, Scots Fusilier 9.10. Stourkvn 9.6, Loch Mabin 9.5, Awha 9.3, Remissness 9.3, Right 0 9.3, Happy New Year 9.0, Oiifilow Park 9.0, Suffragette 9.0. H.B. Hunt Club Steeplechase.— The Chief 12.2, Hondo, 11.12, Evor 11.8, Sam 11.2, The Wizard 11.2, Impessa 11.2, Blue Streak 11.0.

Trial Hack Race.— Kathleen Tyn« 10.3, Bas Bleu 10.3, b f by The Possible —Mies Beckwith 10.2, Limelight 9.12, Eeroeh 9.12, b f by Torpedo— Carnelian 9.12, Florence Nightingale 9.12, Shoemaker 9.11, St. Elm 9.5, Vega 9.2. Flying Marshall 9.2. Otama 9.2. Hunters' Plot Race.~The Ranter 12.2. Watershed 11.11, Impesea 11.0, Mofihiko 11.0, Ruatan&wha 11.0. „, d OP 6 " Flat R«*'— Anmto 11.1, Burton 10.6, Scots Fusilier 9.10, Stpurton 9.9, Loch M&bin 9.5, Bransrr l eld 9A9 A Esmoh 93 » Seraphic 9.3, Awha 9.2 RemiWss 9.2, br g by The o^ ci k le T Mlse fceckwith 9.2, Longboat ?'O, Onslow Park 9.0, Florence Nightingale 9.0, Suffragette 9.0. JOCKEY CLOSES PROFITS. *y Telftjfßp]i i -.iT m Aigo6lation.-n«pyflgtit 1 mi ADELAIDE, 24th July. y i Tt , of So^h Australian Jockey Club shows that tho profits for the year amounted to £5750.

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THE TURF., Evening Post, Volume LXXXII, Issue 21, 25 July 1911

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