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SPORTING.

Au Eevoir is dead, Gowrie has gone lame. Eginont-Wauganui Hunt Club Meet* ing on Thursday. Fabey rode Haydn in the G.N. Hurdles, and P. Johnston in the Sydenham Hurdles. Auckland Tatteraall's Club has £700 on fixed deposit. i Fitzsimmons was insured for £1000. Auckland B.C. will have a paid judge at £10 103 per day. The wins of Haydn were well received locally. Diamond Jubilee's fee has been fixed at 300 guineas. Kissmary has quitted the post for the paddock. Masterton B.C. is going to erect a cottage and loose boxes. Wairarapa B.C. will apportion for stakes for the season. Waitara J.C. has decided to pay out on first and second horses. Haydn's win under 12.5 in the Sydenham Hurdles was a meritorious performance. Brooklet died the other day. Among her wins was the Atkinson Memorial Stakes at E.B.C. Meeting. Hew Zealand trainers and jockeys may form a " union," and, who knows, come under the Conciliation and Arbitration Act. Moore, the New Zealander, who rodo Eecord Beign in the V.R.C. Grand National Hurdle Bace, is having a "holiday" in Sydney, and will fora month ride for McGrath's stable. Messrs Nathan were at first in doubt as to whether insurance had been effected on Fitzsimmons, but, fortunately for them, it had— 4B hours before the horse's death. Auckland B.C. wants a starter. Mr Q. Outts has manipulated the barrier well for some years. Ingliston, the Caulfieid Cup winner, broke one of his legs on the 3rd inst., and was destroyed. Sceptre, by Persimmon, is said to be the best two-year-old on the English turf. In 1690-1, Auckland B.C. put through the totalisator £49,019; in 1900-1, £153,390. The figures for the other metropolitan clubs are : Cantor* bury, £49,549 and £130,091 ; Wellington, £42,513 and £93,410; Wanganui, „ £16,407 and £47,357; Hawke'a Bay, £28,153 and £41,771; Dunedm, £86,128 and £47,373; Taranaki, £5174 and £21,260; Greymouth, £7165 and £16,979. The Haydn people are said to have had a good win over the Grand National Hurdles. St. Laura visits Phoebus Apollo this season. At a suburban meeting in Victoria, there was a very close finish, and the judge put up the wrong numbers. He altered them later ; not, however, before a howling portion of the great B.P. was thirsting for his gore. To be a successful judge a man wants to be about as cool as an iceberg. To become a bookmaking member of New Zealand Tattersall's Club it will in future oost £100. At a meeting of owners and trainers in Christohuroh it was decided to ask the Dunedin Jockey Club to re-consider the disqualification of Derrett. Auckland B.C. has decided to remove all disqualifications (except for malpractice) on those " sent up " for taking part in unregistered meetings. Hawke's Bay J.C. has allocated £6435 for stakes during the ensuing season. ,

Dunedin J.C. is going to drop the five per cent, deduction system. There is a Seahorse running in Australia. "Templar" (Referee), in some reminiscences of the Grand National Hurdle Bace, after reference to Dummy's win in t.hat event, says : " Since then Dummy has shown that he is just as much at home over country as over the "little sticks," and his regrettable breakdown last week removes one of the gamest little horses that ever found his way over the formidable Biccarton fences." Last year Record Beign, with 12.12, put up a world's record in the the G.N. Hurdles. , * Daystar is to be located at Hawera this season. Mr J. S. Kidd, manager of the Auckland Tramway Company, who died a few days ago, was a thorough-going " sport." He waa at one time a resident of Inglewood. At a meeting down South, a noble▼oiced Rforth Island " penciller " is Baid ■to have drowned the shouts of the other "carpet baggars," who, in disgust retired to another part of the course. Even then they could not entirely escape the soundof the North Islander's persuasive voice. Mr S. McGuinness informs a writer in the Taranaki Herald that he has retired from the turf so far as being an owner and trainer are concerned. Goldspur at one time earned his oats by helping, to pull a Dunedin tranicar, 'while Kohunui was a coach horse before he became a good performer over sticks. To complete the Riccarton Grand National Steeplechase course, a horse has to successfully negotiate 28 jumps, tbe tallest of which is sft 7in. D. O'Brien's colt Calibre is in work again. Bona Fide is taking up stud duties. Advanoe is unshaken in bis position as a hot favourite for the New Zealand Cup. Seahorse should reach Home about the end of September. Avondale Club Would' dearly like to get a totalisator permit for a winter meeting. Battleaxe is quoted 16 to 1 for the New Zealand Cup, and Okoari at 25 tol. Exactly half of the 26 horses left in C-J.C. Derby were bred in Auckland, says an Auckland writer. Crusade won a steeplechase in Victoria at the end of last month. The Avondale J.C. is in a most flourishing condition, and the outlook is very rosy. A two-year-old sister to Bluejacket has been named Eland. 11 Phaeton," in the Auckland Weekly, says : — T. Lyford, wbo at one time was one of the leading cross-country riders in New Zealand, but who forsook the pigskin several years back in order to go on tbe land, has, it is pleasing to learn, prospered. Lyford conducts a big dairying business in the Taranaki district. Lyford's last notable achievement as a jockey was in the New Zealand Grand National Steeplechase of 1890, which event he won on Mr A. G. Cox's Daddy Longlegs. >

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SPORTING., Hawera & Normanby Star, Volume XVII, Issue 7282, 20 August 1901

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SPORTING. Hawera & Normanby Star, Volume XVII, Issue 7282, 20 August 1901

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