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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Issue 7984, 13 August 1889
Some surprise has been expressed at the absence of Dudu's name from the nominations for the Exhibition mcetiug of the Duncdin Jockey Club, but the owner of the mare informed a Christchurch paper just after the May meeting of tho club, when tho running of St Clair excited some unfavorable comment, that he had fully determined never to run a horse of his own at the Forbury again. This virtuous indignation is delioious, considering the queer statements that have just been made public re the arrangement to cut up the Wellington and Dunedin Cups between Dudu and Sultan. However, if Cutts can afford to do without our stakes—cut up or otherwise—l presume that our club will manage to exist without his nomination fee?. To bo thoroughly consistent, he should refuse to train horses for any owner who races at tho Forbury. The following notes from the ' Canterbury Times,' with refercuce to horses that are engaged in events to bo run here and in Australia in November, will bo road with interest, vague as they are :—" It is understood that the owners of Cuirassier and Corunna have pretty well made up thtir minds to remain for tho good things nearer home, and have incurred the second forfeit merely on the off chance of an Australian buyer or something now unforeseen turning up. The reports Mr Butler has received of Manton's condition are of a very sati3factory character, and it is probable the owner of tho horse will make a trip to Melbourne towards the end of tho current month, for the purpose of arranging Lis spring campaign.—Mr Stead informs us that ho has not yet made up his mind about the trip, but thinks it improbable Maxim will be found amone the competitors for the Melbourne Cup. The horse is going on well, but Mr Stead is not tempted by his weight, and would be reluctant to spare Mason and Clifford during what promises to be a very busy season here. At the same time, the idea has not been abandoned.—There is also some doubt about the future movements of Mr O'Brien's representatives, Vandal, it seems, was withdrawn from the Cup three or four days ago, and the appearance of his name in the list of acceptances is unexplained. Dunkeld continues to please his owner, and we gather from what has fallen from the latter that if the owners of Morrie England and Corunna elect to confine their attention to New Zealand ho will have a cut in at the V.R.C. Derby. The ability shown by the Lonsdale twc-year-olds during the next week or two may also havo something to do in forming Mr O'Brien'a final determination— The Hon. W. Robinson's intentions are inscrutable. A Melbourne Cup victory is an especial ambition of the owner of Chain Shot and Merrie England, and probably there has never been a better opportunity for its realisation than at present; but Mr Robinson is not at all likely to take the public into his confidence, and we can only hazard the opinion that he has not yet made up his mind on the subject, but will finally determine to go." George Bonnor, tho Australian cricketer, loturned to Australia quite unexpectedly on July 29, after being absent three years and a half. He was interviewed on the day of liia arrival by a representative of the
• Sportsman.' In answer to a question as to what was Ms opiuiou of the proposal to send an Australian team to England next year, Bonnor said:—" Well, cricket is in such a perfect state now that ifc will be useless to "*.• ~ 1 anything to the Old Country except the very cream of Australian cricket. The best team that it is possible to get Bhould be sent, otherwise thoso who do will come back sad."
A special cablegram to tho Melbourne ' Age,'under date London, July 19, states that tho stewards of the Jockey Club, having given formal consideration to the finding of the arbitrators in the Chetwynd-Durham racing scandal, have warned the jockey Wood to be careful in his future behaviour, for any suspicious conduct on his part will V>o severely dealt witlv, and have removed the name of Sherrard (who was represented to bo Sir George Chetwynd's trainer) from the list of accepted trainers. Pegasus.
SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Issue 7984, 13 August 1889
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