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Whakawai is in active training again. The well-known counting clog Sailor B>y has mysteriously disappeared from the custody of those who were training him in Melbourne. Mr Klingenstein, owner of the hurdle racer Isaac, writes to the ‘ Lyttelton Times’ concerning a case in which he was defendant “ A jockey (J. R. Huxtable) sued me for LB, for two losina mounts on Isaac at the Dunedin races in February last. The facts proved were that I had leased the horse to Mr P. J. Bradley, and I was to get a share of the winnings in lieu of rent, Mr Bradley paying all expenses and running the horse at his risk and as ho thought lit. The agreement between Mr Bradley and myself was put in evidence., It was also proved that 1 had on loan to Mr Bradley, prior to the races, a sum sufficient to cover all expenses if he had chosen so to apply it. It was also proved that for the above races the horse was nominated in Mr Bradley’s name, but at the last moment it was changed to my name to avoid any danger of the horse being seized by a judgment creditor of Mr Bradley’s, It was also proved that I did not know Huxtable in the matter, Bradley having engaged him, paid his train fare to and from Dunedin, and his board and lodging while there. It was further proved that Huxtable could not have seen the race card in which my name appeared as the owner of Isaac until tho day of the races, and consequently that that could not have influenced him in the arrangements he had previously made with Bradley. Having advanced money to Mr Bradley and the horse being entered in my name at the last moment. I took advantage of these circumstances to write to the secretary of the Dunedin Jockey Club for the money which Isaac won when ridden by S. Stewart, preferring to be in a position to pay myself rather than being paid through Mr Bradley. On the above facts judgment was given against mo by Messrs Bcetham and Cnrry, who were on the Bench —the former remarking that, in hi? opinion, I was equally liable with Bradley, having held myself out to tho world, how I do not know, as the owner of Isaac. If this judgment means anything, it means that an owner of a racehorse, notwithstanding the fact that he has leased tho horse to another person, who expressly agrees to pay all expenses while lessee, remains liable for the expenses which the lessee fails to pay, Such a result, to my mind, is utterly absurd.” Tommy: “ Say, paw, I thought you said people could see farther as they got older.” Paw: “Yes.” Tommy; “ Well, say, paw, if that is so what makes so many old men always get in the front row at the show ? ” Paw ; “ Oh, shut up ” Al: “What are you reading?” Gus: “ ‘ Oliver Twist,’ by Dickens,” Al: “ L r nd it to me. I want to read everything that man writes, I think he ha's talent,”

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Evening Star, Issue 7990, 20 August 1889

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. Evening Star, Issue 7990, 20 August 1889