Kaimato won the Hurdle .Race on the last day of the A.R.C. meeting, and returned a dividend of £14.
The Grand National Steeplechase winner, The Guard, who has had a lengthy spell, has been again. St Ursula won the Autumn Handicap on Saturday last at Ellerslie, and, though coupled with St Peter, returned a dividend of £9 19s.
Cannongate, the favourite, fell at the first hurdle. On the same day Lady Avon won the Pony Race, The Needle the Grandstand Handicap, and Nonette the Victoria. Handicap.
Strange but true, Seahorse Las retired from the racing ai^n/» &t four years old without a single win fteing added to his brilliant three-year-old victories. Every lover of a good horse will hope that Soahorso may bo found in a position to reproduce his three-year-old form when next season rolls round, and that he may have his name enrolled as a Melbourne Cup winner.
Mr G. G. Stead has won the C.J.C Champagne Stakes nine years in succession. The bearers of the ye,llow jacket who put up this groat rfecord are Strowan, Bluefiro,, Mannlicher, Bombshell, Multiform, Altair, ' ScrewGun, Formosan, and Cruciform. The squire of "Yaldlrurst had proviousty won the race with such known performers as Trenton, Maxim, and Medallion.
The £1,000 attached to the Century Stakes may not yet go to Battleaxe. It appears the New Zealand Racing Conference provided that the gelding allowance be 31b throughout the year. The Auckland Racing Club make a 51b allowance, and the Club, replying to horse owners interested, ruled that they could claim the slb allowance. Battleaxe and Boreafe, who finished first and second, contested under that condition, but the owners of Beddington, who finished third, to be on the safe side, elected to start with the 31b allowance. Messrs Nathan have lodged an injunction against the stakes being paid over, pending a decision being given on the point by Sir Geo. Clifford, chairman of the Racing Conference.
At the recent Australian Jockey Club's Autumn meeting, Advance on the opening day gave Australian sportsmen a taste of his real qualities by defeating the most brilliant of Australian gallopers by half a length, in fast time at w.f .a. in the Autumn Stakes. Advance still further distinguished himself by galloping over his field in the All-Aged Stakes. The time was again fast. After these two fine performances, it was only necessary for Advance to win the A.J.O. Plate to convince Australians ihat he is the best " allround " horse in the colonies. But here the sensational black failed dismally, and at no part of the journey was he dangeroueu^llarftarted favourite at 10- to 9 *""^^^^^ee was t ot'iuixiouced at -J*. . ■■' ' \e and from SanTrav, witii^j^«\nce third i: three lengths away. le*^.dvance to] be branded " unreliable, ' r J?or what is the mystery ? M The King at present* (says the " World ") has fourteen » horses in training at Egerton Hcluse, Newmarket, seven of which are two-year-olds, among them being Nadejda, own sister to Persimmon ami Diamond Jubilee, and Pole-tJarew, colt by Persimmon out of Laodamia ; while Eitreb is a colt by St. Prusquin, who is much fancied f or the Derby at Newmarket. The best of the King's four-year-olds are Lord Quex and Lauzun, and both are expected to prove very useful colts next season.- Diamond Jubilee has gone on very well during the winter, and appears to have been much benefited by his long and well-earned rest. It had been intended to train the horse for the Hardwicke Stakes at Ascot, a race which will be worth £2380 to the winner, and afterwards his next appearance was to be in the Princess of Wales' Stakes at the Newmarket First. July meeting. The King's racehorses will run during next season in another name and colours, and an arrangement has been made to lease them for 1901 to the Duke of Devonshire. The horses will remain in Marsh's stable.
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SPORTING., Northern Advocate, 20 April 1901
SPORTING. Northern Advocate, 20 April 1901
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