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SPORTING NOTES.

) [KELSOITGpiiONIST.]; ]] TT7 Tambprini,: or ."Old -Tam^'raa he is generally called,,^ turning out a. mine of wealth his present owner, ,^rDj&(en, who purchased him of Bob E#y, afterjhis defeats at the Canterbury Spring Meeting. Although "T,am" stood' n^chance against Mr Redwood's clinkers &l the great meetings at Christchurch and Dunedin, he~nas been carrying, .al^befote him at several country meetings in botfi Provinces, where the "great stable of the north" was not represented. Besides winning; Bome v handicaps in" North Otago, he won the Gup at Tiraaru, givinga lump of weight to Templeton ; and the Free Handicap, making heavy concessions r to> '-Malice^ (slsler to Lurline), Malabar, : Madras, .' Alu4g£t&y, and No Gentleman, (lateßeliani^T/But he sustained a defeat in the South,Qanterbury^E^auduap at, -.the saige^ meeurig being rbeaten by Malice^ at a (difference of over iwo stone i?i weight. At Asfcburton "Tarn" won two handicaps,^conc^ding I4lb and 171 bto Templeton, and~29lb"to Envy ; and at the Ellesmere meeting h« carried off the Cup from the Revoke colt, with which Mr Webb had fondly hoped to win the last Canterbury Derby, conceding to him 71b. If ' * Tarn "is not quite firstclass, he certainly ranks at the head of second-class race horess bred in New Zealand. His dam, Opera, waß bjrllßarbiere, out of a daughter of that celebrated turf matron Princess, arid, "Tarn"possesses the staying qualities of the Emilitu blood,- which he inherits from his grahdsife. Towton, his sire, promises, "we think, to show himself a better stud horse in hispid days than in his younger ones, if we may judge from the rising ; yearliugs arid two-year-olds bred by Mr Redwood from him and the daughters' and 'granddaughters f of Sir Hercules: ■■'■> It> will be^ remembered that' Manuka was by the Peer (full brother to Towton); out of : Waimea, and a larger combinatipn of the inestimable' Waxy blood' flow^in his veins thstjin any horse we know, of it. He is descended from thei} Whalebone braricn of "jilie family through, Camel, Touchstone, 1 and ihia grind-dam TCiriizelli; while Waitne&ns -■also descended" frdm Whaleboney through Sir Hercules, Paraguay, and the colonial Oap^a-pie, oHheisstmentioned horse, rwaa by the Colonel, son of Whisker, the founder of the. 3econd branch : of WaxyV family, and tße sams horse (Cap-a:pie))waa : a 'grandson 'bf^the Duchess of York/one 1 of Waxy!s daughters. Mated to Waimea andher daughtersj; and other Sir Hercules Mares'/ we may expect to see in the produce of Towton (now 24 years 61& ! but Afresh' "ari^vigoronsyfaore :than ; "Mariuka", to carry 1 the blackjieltet arid red cap "to the for?.' ' /Mr H; Stafford, ; by .disposing" pf ;Tambbrini 3 when "a.foal — the. best he ever* bred- 2 sh^e'd IJ tjijeijifok which., befel Lord George rteentincfc'^th Surplice. After striving for seyerallpog years to : breed: a Derby winner^ EiaVlbrdship bruke up his stud with a foaLin, it .that not only won the " blue ribbon, J f but the; Lege'r 'also, 1 "'■-■■> ' •• :• . ■ ■ \ : C y i ',-j ; : ** * The prejudice ' entertained in = the Colonies in fayor of imported thoroughbred stallions in preference to Colonial bred ones, Wa^ riot shared by ; the judges; s a^ a recent great horseshow at Syqiieyi 'Where Tatteridon, a .son of Sir Hercules,; tyas* awarded- the prize, against' Hawthorriddn, winner of the Doncaster Legerof L 18^2, and the imported Lord of; Linne,- and Captivator. Yattendon is- the.- ; sire of, Mr Walters' s excellent' little mare Yattarina, so well known in Nelson, and' of Dagworth, 1 the reputed beat horse now on. the Australian turf, and of several other celebrities. Mr Cox, ,the owner^of rattendon, recently refused '6000 guineas foi him. Dagworth was sold the otherday for 1500 guineas. ; MrJj.S. Smith, who carried off; 'the Cup with Speculation, was the largest winner at the late Raridwick meeting, his cheque having amounted ~t0.L1367.-10s. Tbe Governor, Sir -Hercules Robinson, stood next on the list, his Excellency having drawn L 1142 for stakes j^Tohu Tait followed, with L 935 10s ; Mr De Mestre, with L 62 7; and Mr J. D. Little, with L 525. ! The remaining ihaividuai

winnings ranged from L 246 downwards to Lll7. Toe entries for the Melbourne Cup and Maribyrnong Plate, for two-year-olds, to be run for at "Flemington in November next, will close on the Ist proximo , also for the next season's Derby, Oaks, and Leger, and additional two-year-old races. As all these hold out great inducements to breeders and owners to enter their animals, we shall be glad to see some of Mr Redwood's figuring in the list 3 when these come to be published. The London sporting papers of February last, announce the death of old Voltigeur— the Derby and Leger winner of 1850, but better known to the present generation by his match with the Flying Dutchman— the Derby and Leger winner of the preceding year. The close of the struggle in this great match wa<» splendidly painted by Herring, and there is nota town in the British Dominions, and scarcely a village, but where a colored engraving of this picture may be found adorning the parlor of one or more taverns. Here is fame. The names of Napoleon and "Wellington will scarcely reach the ears of thousands who will feel a deep interest in the mighty struggle pictured before them between The Dutchman and Voltigeur. The reason of this match was the defeat of the wonderful Dutchman by Voltigeur for the Doncaster Cup, after the latter horse had won the Leger, but the great son of Bay Middleton vindicated his superiority when he met the son of Velocepede at York. Voltigeur is regarded by the, c&natical opponent of the Blacklock blood as having failed at the stud, but he hatt been the sire of some rare good horses — Vedette, Sabreur, The Ranger, and numerous others might be citei— though none of his stock ever won any of the great three-year-old races.

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SPORTING NOTES., Grey River Argus, Volume XV, Issue 1822, 8 June 1874

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SPORTING NOTES. Grey River Argus, Volume XV, Issue 1822, 8 June 1874

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