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COMING FIXTURES. August 15, 17—Canterbury J.(J. Sept. d—Mar ton J.C. Sopt. 11—-Dannevirke R.CJ. Sept. 23—Otfiki Maori R.(J. THE WORLD OF SPORT. (By Amber and Black). SOMK BIG FIGURES. (By Electric Telegraph.—Copyright.) (Aus.->N.Z. Cable Association.) Sydney, August 13. Tho annual report of the Australian Jockey Club states that the stakes for the past year amounted to £82,927, of which £64,450 was added money. A sum of £32,740 was contributed to patriotic funds, making the total given to date £70,886. During the year £500,152 passed through tho totaiisator at tho Randwick meetings. The full-sister to the ill-fated Informal has' had the name of Chacronia claimed for her. W. Young goes into camp in October. Impediment's half-sister is said to be hitting out freely at Wanganui, and is likely to develop pace. Fleetham will be ridden in the Winter Cup by W. Ryan. The Melbourne Cup winner Sasanof had been taken up again in Hawke's Bay. Mr. Eb. Simpson had the misfortune to lose the Advance —Miss Leighton gelding, which broke away from his attendant at Trentham, and fractured a leg. Master Strowan only claims the one engagement at Riccarton. The Auckland Racing Club's total assets aro estimated to be worth £76,680, of which £15,000 is invested in the war loan. Bedford has been doing very satisfactory work at Riccarton, and will be helped in the Winter Cup by the soft going. He is exceptionally well treated with only 131b above the minimum. There are 57 horses at present working at Trentham, J. W. Lowe having 10, J. Ayres 10, C. Pritchard 10, H. Telford 9, A- Goodman 6, J. McLaughlin 5, H. Kingan 3, E. Kingan 2, J. W. Scott 1, and G. Hepburn 1. Arch Marella was one of the ruling favourites for the Melbourne Cup when the last mail left, while Desert Gold and Estland were included in the next popular fancies. Bob Brown, the New Zealand jockey, who is married to a New-castle-on-Tyne soprano, is riding out for De Mestre's stable. He served three and a, half years in the Australian Forces in Gallipoli and France. "Whalebone" wonders if this refers to young Brown, who was apprenticed to Mr. F. J. McMenamin, at Ellerslie. A writer in the London Sportsman was told that an offer of .£IOO,OOO had been made by an American speculator for the triplecrown hero Gay Crusader, and declined by the ex-Australian Mr. A. W. Cox. The health of the Ellerslie own-er-trainer W. G. Irwin has been [ causing his friends some anxiety the past few days. At latest advices he was an inmate of a private hospital. Mr. J. Baron, of New South Wales, was a good second to the New Zealand owner, Mr. Greenwood, in the winning owners' list in Australia for the season ended last month. The figures were £10,333 for Mr. Greenwood as against £10,089 for Mr. Baron. Linacre headed the winning sires list for Australia last season, his stock accounting for £26,883. The Welkin was second with £25,295, while Comedy King's stock accounted for £20,356. Biplane, by Comedy King, was resjjonsible for moi'e than half his sire's winnings.. The filly by Maori King—Concordia 11. in Kingan's stables at Trentham was for some weeks in slings as the result of an accident. Her owner, Mr. J. Q'Meara, acting on the advice of one of the camp horse doctors, decided to destroy her. She was a half-sister to Silver and Black. Mr. O'Meara acquainted T. F. Quinlivan of the fact, and Mr. E. J. Watt, from whom she was purchased, generously returned a cheqiie for the amount of the purchase money. A series of accidents occurred in the Hurdle Race at the South Australian Tattersalls meeting on July 27. There were 25 starters, and in the scramble for positions at the first fence six of the competitors fell and two ran off. Later on two others, fell and Rose Malion ran off and fell over a wire fence into a drain. She sustained internal injuries, and had to be shot. Most of the horsemen received injuries, some receiving broken ribs, another a sprained ankle, another a broken arm, others bruises, and one a split lip, abrasions to the face and several broken ribs.

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THE TURF, Feilding Star, Volume XIV, Issue 3557, 14 August 1918

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THE TURF Feilding Star, Volume XIV, Issue 3557, 14 August 1918