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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE.

A cablegram reports that Mr J, E, Saville’s Ringmaster had an easy win in the Cambridge Trial Stakes, Manton and Anttcus are located at Caulfield, the former being consistently bached for the Caulfield Cup at 100 to 5. Antaiua carries a ton of money for the Melbourne Cup, and 100 to 7 is eagerly snapped up. The Hon. Mr White’s team are very forward, but Singapore moves rather sluggishly on the track.

The Rhymer has been scratched for the Caulfield Cup, and Australian Peer for the Melbourne Cup,

NAPIER PARK RACES. The following events were decided yester

ttyy : — The Hack Race, of 40 sovs, was won by Mr Russell’s Eileen, Dividends, Ll2 7s and LIS 12s. GRAND STAND HANDICAP, of 00 sovs. Seven furlongs. Mr W. S. Latham's br hj Man Friday, 4 yr», OR lb (Shaw) 1 Mr D. M'Namara's br g Pretender, 5 yrs, 7st 121b.. 2 Mr P. Martin’s g g Soudan, aged, 8 t 51b.. .. •'!

Tongariro (8.5), Lady Florin (8 0), Cy clone (8.0), Dauphine (0.4), also started Pretender quickly placed a clear length between himself and the rest of the field, of whom Man Friday was most conspicuous. In the back stretch Alan Friday went in hot pursuit of Pretender, but for a time it looked as though he would be unable to reach the leader. However, the whip was plied vigorously, and Pretender tiring in the straight Man Friday caught him, and had him beaten at the rails, winning by two lengths. Time, Imin 32 2-osec. Dividends, LI 2 4s and LI 5 63.

For the Hawke’s Bay Guineas of 1891 there were received 92 nominations last night, Mr G. P. Donnelly entered 3, Captain Russell 3, New Zealand Stud Company 2G, Mr J. C. Davis 3, Major George 2, Middle Park Stud Company 13, Mr H. Somerville 10, Hon. G. M'Lean 2, Mr W, Douglas 4. A GREAT RACEHORSE. The performances of Mr James White’s horse Abercorn at the spring meeting of the Australian Jockey Club have been the admiration of racing men, and the opinion has been freely expressed that the son of Chester and Cinnamon has shown himself to be the best horse ever owned by Mr White. This is saying a good deal, but the winnings of the horse (says the ‘ Argus ’) show that not only have his successes been greater than those of any other horse that ever occupied a box in the Kirkhatn stable, but that they have also been equal if not superior to those of any that over ran in Australia. In point of the value of stakes won Abercorn is certainly ahead of any other horse that ever ran in Australia. He has won eighteen races, and has run one dead heat; and his total winnings up to date are 11,445 so vs. It cannot be claimed that Abercorn has been a particularly lucky horse, for he had at two great meetings—the V.R.C. autumn and A.J.C. autumn gatherings—to meet such performers as Lochiel and Carbine. He ran second to Carbine in the V.R.C. Champion Stakes, third to Carbine and Melos in the Sydney Cup, third to Carbine and Lochiel in the Cumberland Plate, and second to Carbine in the Australian Jockey Club Plate. Trident, who was one of Mr James White’s best horses, won fifteen races, of a total value of L 8,741. Malua won stakes to the value of L 8,679, while Commotion’s total was L 7,700. It is to be remembered that Abercorn is still in training and is likely to win a few more races before ho retires from the turf. He will probably take part in the V.R.C. spring meeting, though it is hardlyj likely that he will be started in the Melbourne Cup—because, through there being no maximum impost to be carried in the race, Abercorn’s weight is now lOst 101b, he having incurred a 141b penalty through winning the Metropolitan Stakes in Sydney, The following is the value of Abercorn’s winnings At 2 yrs, 5 races, value .. .. L3,43fl At 3 yrs, 6 races,* value .. .. 4,179 At 4 yrs, 4 races, value .. .. 1,290 At 5 yrs, 4 races, value .. .. 2,040 Total 1.11,445 ' One of these races was a dead heat.

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Issue 8034, 10 October 1889

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. Issue 8034, 10 October 1889

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