1 Notes by Sentinel.[ Liberator may go to Australia. Palmistry, by Gipsy King— Sula, died at Danevirke the other day. The Australian bred Paris did not start for the Cambridgeshire stakes. Auckland Racing Club's Second Spring Meeting next Saturday and Monday. Eighteen horses are nominated for the Dunedin Cup ; four below last year. It is thirty-six years since Flying Colours won the first Victoria' Derby. Besolute was backed to win the Victoria Derby for several thousands. Of the 25 remaining in the New Zealand Cup, 15 are stallions, 6 mares and 4 geldings. The ex-Hawera jumper Leander has been sold, and the chestnut goes to Gisborne. Dr. Prins, a well-known Canterbury sportsman, is in a critical state of health. Ngatuere's Wanganui win has caused his chance in the New Zealand Cup to be considered a good one. Writing of Wallace's breakdown " Terlinga," in the Australasian says :— It is hoped that Wallace may race again some day, but of course this is doubtful. The Melbourne Cup is to be run tomorrow. The result will be received at the Stak office between 6 and 7 o'clock in the evening, and an extra issued. Gipsy Prince, by Gipsy King— Gipsy, has been sold by Mr John GreeD, Marton, to Mr B. H. Shipwith, Auckland. The gelding is said to be another Dart. Mr Anthony's team of racehorses were offered by auction at the Farmers' Union horse fair on Saturday, but the prices offered lid not come up to the reserves. 300gs was offered for Errand Boy, 20gs for Conspiracy, and 25gs for Tell Tale. Voltigeur i 8 a pretty certain starter for the New Zealand Cup, and if he annexes the rich prize the win will be well received in Hawera, as several have supported the locally-owned gelding. The defeat of Straightfire in the Caulfield Cup Js., said to have made a difference of £4000 to his owner, £7000 to an attache of tho stable, £3000 to a third, and £1000 to a trainer-jockey. He was the bestconditioned horse in the race, and was described as being a ball of muscle. The following prices were quoted about New Zealand Cup horses in Wellington last week :—5: — 5 to 1 agst Euroclydon, 6 to 1 Lady Zetland, 7 to 1 Fabulist and Day Star, 10 to 1 Saracen, Lotion, Epaulet, 12 to 1 The Possible, Bellicent and The Shrew, 14 to 1 Captive and Aldershot, 100 to 5 to. 100 to 1 the others.
On Monday of next week the New Zealand Cup will be decided at the C. J. C. Metropolitan meeting. A great deal of interest has been attached to this year's race from the fact- that so many horses have remained in the event, and most of the animals are considered to have a good deal more than " an outside chance" of winning. Thus there has been a lot of winter betting. The final payment is due on Thursday next. I near it is probable that two of the Hawera candidates— Mai\ o'-War and Crimson Streak may be looked upon as doubtful starters.
Mr Madden, a Victorian member of Parliament, at one time owned the celebrated jumper Spondulix, who has a 6ft llin record, and he thus describes the celebrity : — " He is a sherry-bay, and was no good for racing, because he had no speed, valueless as a roadster because he had no action, and unsuitable for a hearse because he was the wrong color. He could do nothing but jump, and yet that is the sort of animal which takes the first prize in our shows." . The Hawera trotters at the Palmerston North T.C.s Spring Meeting last Friday were very successful, two out of Mr J. B. Corrigan's team of three being winners. Kentucky Wilks (who was on scratch) won the Palmerston North Handicap in slashing style. Maud Y. (on scratch) showed good form in the Manawatu Handicap, three miles, beating a field of fast ones, Wahinapai being second and the Hawera Jersey third. Sailor Boy 11. , Boseleaf, Awahuri, and Sonny also started. Maud Y. made up the handicap after two miles had been travelled and won as she liked. Kentucky Wilks (again on scratch) also ran in the Electric Handicap, in which he finished fourth in a field of thirteen. In the Maiden Trot Miss Cant (another of Mr Corrigan's/team) finished outside the distance.
Writing in Man of the World of September 9th, a contributor says :— lt is sad to hear that St. Frusquin is never to run again. Like many more brilliant three-year-olds before him, his 3-year-old career winds him up as far as the turf is concerned. We did not see his grand sire, Galopin, after he was three-year-old, and Blair Athot and Common left the turf at the same age, and the same with Donovan, Merry Hampton, George Frederick, and Kkber. St. Frusquin is in good hands, so we may rely upon it that the same mistake will not be made with him that was made with Blair Athol and Common. He will probably be limited to the smallest number of mares compatible with health. Whatever Persimmon may do to-day I unhesitatingly say that St. Frusquin is the three-year-old King of the Blacklock line. Had he been specially prepared for the great three-year-old races he would, I think, have won them, and Persimmon was lucky in not having to run the two races at Newmarket in which St. Frusquin took part in the sprang, when the ground was Like iron. Still I think the right game was played with Mr Rothschild's colt, and I like to see a horse win whose owner is not afraid to show him to the public. The same thing might have happened even if he had not run in the spring, and it will, I think, be admitted that the Two Thousand Guineas of £4,250 and the Column Stakes of £800 were two nice races to win. What the handicapper thinks of St. Frusquin is shown by that in the Cambridgeshire he makes him give nearly a stone to a three-year-old to which he has allotted the substantial weight of Bst 41b, and, moreover, I am told that if that same three-year-old accepts and goes on all right, he is very likely to start first favorite. This speaks volumes not only in favor of St. Frusquin, but of course equally for Persimmon, and seldom have we had in one season two horses so good. A novelty added to the Kansas City Horse Show prize-list is a special premium for ladies who can rido cross saddle— a class in recognition of the constantly-growing number of women who ride astride. Awards will be based on the following considerations, each of which counts twenty points : — First, the best-appointed and neatest habit ; second, the most graceful and easy rider; third, the best reinswoman ; foiU'th, the riders to change horses, mount and dismount ; fifth, the best seat and position in the saddle. Horses not to be considered ; the gaits to be shown are the walk, trot, and canter. I direct the attention of owners of hacks that nominations for the Eltham Hack Meeting close to-morrow night. Of the eight events on the programme the following '"require attention :—: — Handicap Hurdles (nomination ss), Flying Handicap (10s), Pony Handicap (ss), Eltham Cup (15s). Acceptances , and general entries due on December 1. Further particulars will be found in the Club's advertisement, appearing in another column. Messrs Nolan, Tonks and Co. hold an important sale of valuable thoroughbred stock on behalf of Mr J. W. Jackson . at the Hawera Yards on Saturday next. Among the lots to be offered will be found highly-bred ones, and the sale should be a success.
Nominations for stallions to qualify their stock to run in the Egmont R.O. Sires' Produce Stakes, 1900, close on Monday, November 30.
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SPORTING., Hawera & Normanby Star, Volume XXXIII, Issue 3388, 2 November 1896
SPORTING. Hawera & Normanby Star, Volume XXXIII, Issue 3388, 2 November 1896
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