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SPORTING NOTES.

Now that the Southern horsea have arrived ioAuckluid, more interest i* taken in tli- Auckland Cap. The accept*- ccs were good, and if a moiety of them come to the post, an intcrcs'ing nice will be the result. On looking thr -ugh the hand,ears the Southern horses »'.cm to have the best clianc Kay has Templeton, Maritana, and Sinking Fund ene-aged. The o'd hors* has nothing to complain ot. r.nd, ir tit and ,ie.l, would take a deal "I beating; but I ».aje reasons to believe tint he is not quite himself. Sinking Fund h.v a ley. and d ;es not app-ar as if lio""was wound up eiumgh lor a two mile rac-.t.0 Kay v. ill m st likely rely on Maruana who, with Sst. 1-2 b. en, "»Hi he looked npoa as having a great chance. An-1 (tut. 10ib 1. if ho was the hoi so he was two years aco, would have lvtiiiiu to fe-r, but lie was fired lut back e:ia«d he d. es n'.t s cm to have done Miiii i'iait fast w ok for a race of this description, and his owner has backfd liim forth- Dimedm Cop. I think he wi'i be k>pt for tint, as tie is d cidedly we.l in and will have more t me to be got lit. Vallance has i'inMre and I. ua engaged, both of v.-hicli are w?!l in. mid are very lit, ami do not appcir to "nave suit red from the v(A ,i •. Lara ha* im-''o\---d great'v since he was he:e. and with Ost. l.'ihe is !• t in uncoinmonh* li 'ht. -Mr. Walte.s h« Hippocampus and Libell-r .1 The former has b.en cn the shelf for unnetime, and I d uht it he tvid stand a pre; ar V!• n. l.ibe.ier is r. m« com-nit colt, and on-lit to run forward. Waul of Honour is no. MilliciHitly forward for a l-jsic race. M iliu 1 h'tve no tancy for. Lady is greatly improved • in h"r ic> ; o*i and has thickened into a nice little mare, but, I t'.itik hardly cla«s> enough for this race, lluia 1 kn-nv nothing about, t'-o--_-h at or e time he was reported to fce a good horse (up to the time of wr-tirg'he has not airived). -Malvern has done well during the \vin;er, and is very fit and well ; his party fan y him a good deal, and should a surprise occii". he !iv \ ellec-v it. X.aertes, though tinned loose, will never stay the distance." Yatapa has been amiss, au't d-<es not r e -:i lit. The oth-rs I have iio j'aucv for. At the time of writing', the winner hkelv to be found amoncst 'the foil-wine : - Maritana, Lara. I : 'j-IT-r and Malvern: but the market will ti; e best criterion to folio.v. and before the day I may have reason to niter my opinion.

Excinsn srotrnxG notes. SEWMAI'.KK.T OCTOr.Rr. MEETING. C'ilA'.TriStar:-:-; of each, h. ft, with looos-->VB. added. 3yrs. eld, Sat. Gl'-s ; -tvu. old. libs.; iiyr». and u;> xvar.l?, 0-it. 0 !>?. Mares allowed ."lbs. A. I-'. (I 'mil-?. 7 furlongs, 23 yards). (23S sabs). Cc.".ut V. «lc I.<ar-»:is«'s ch c liayon d'Or, :;vrs : 1 Id:'. T'uteteuev sb m I'lacidii, .>yrs -i [-nrul (Nyis ), Helplm-bo (."•yra ). I -trd"dive f-iyrs.), :uul L'alm Ueaier (:lvrs.! also ran Kitting: sto -I against P.jvon d'O- ; (i t'i 1 asiinst Placida, S to 1 each against Kx-rter and I.insdown ; 10 to 1 a'-aius; anv o-.her. Lansdown cut out the work, with lliyou d'i)r second. At the end of lisit-a-milp, "the latter took the lead, and at the top of the Bushel Hill Goiter sent him alc-n2. First one and then the other had a cut at him but it was or no us\ and sailing alonr, he won o:!sily by s x lengths ; a bad third. HOt'CHTON" MEETING. This meeting is commonly called the Hay and Corn Meeting, and used to %vi<id up the -racing season in *Kn_r'a:id : bnt oMato years .... county meetings have followed, the . Zr o s>3l ones l)C'ir.~ Li*e-pool and Shrews- ■ This tbc meeting ha 3 been * V' than usual, as the weather was fine. - he number of hors'-s that ran exceeded LA.Ii? of the last few yeirs. A3 usual, the es w-ro valuable, and sotre of the be s t in En jhand !>ei i'-r:ned.i"?pee:ally in the . 0-year-olds race?. The Criterion Stakes, -. a t L'enerallv uives a line the Derby, "was won in the stride by a son of the celebrated Prince Charlie, and is the best of his get, as lie dot's not inheiit his fire's iui'rmiiv (roaring). He was sold later in the weed;. at the jale of Lord Anglesey's horse*. to Mr. Grett'in for IWOO guineas, anl he ioins B:audesert, who had bsen pre-

vious'v sold to Haddington for 7000 guinea"? at Kingsclere. Forty years have passed since Lanercost won the CambridgeE:ii'<3fsrith horses the property of Mr. Bowes Hetman. l'latolY and Mickletoa Maid be : ng second and third. Not many who saw Mr. P.amsay's famous horse win were present this vear. an 1 those that were must have been "struck with the great changes that hive taken p'ace in the anpea-ance of the ir.C'St renowned race-ground in the world. Complaints were rife of the filling off in the number of persons who tcok rooms in the town, but tirs is owing to the improved ra way that enable people to get to "and from London, the journey now on oecupving two hours. At the appointed time, ol faced the starter. The race terminated in r. spl-n ii I finish, two heads separating the time tirst. If a stronger boy had been found for Caxtonian, or Ford- . o< 7 }~.•( 71 compelled to declare ."ib; over - >Ve:L. r 'nt, the result might have been different. 1c was '-he general impression that Mr. Grot ton missed hi 3 third Cambidgeshire when he scratched Playfair. Few of Lord Koscbary's friends benefited by La Merveille's victory, as she was handicapped up to her best form. Lord I'osebury who, considering his large string of horses, has rot been particularly lucky this year, though he commence I well by winning the Lincolnshire Handicap in the spring. La Merveille was given to 11. Peck by Mr. Combe for her racing career, and he afterwards leased her to Lord Rosebury. .She was in the same batch of yearlings as the celebrated 4100 guineas Maximilian. Beaudesert having been scratched for the Dewhurst Plate (ii account of his 101b penalty, Grace Cup had no trouble in landing that valuable stake. Noyau, her dam. was rescued from drudgery by Mr. Barclay, and lias proved a gold mine to him, breeding two such fillies as Philipine and Grace Cup. The Troy Stakes was won by Petronel, who wore down his opponents at the finish. This son of Musket 3nd Crvthoia made his entry into public life in the Middle Park Plate. He is a tough sort of colt, and ought to train on, as he possesses plenty of size and has capital limbs. The Free Handicap created a great deal of interest, as P. ay on d'Or, the winner of the St. Leg>r, Chippendale, the winner of the Ccsarewitch, and Out-of-Bounda, who ■was barely defeated for the Cambridgeshire, were all in it. The latter, after a c'ose race, matiaL""d to win by a reek, Rayon d'Or, who" had been waiting, collapsing a couple of hundred yards from home, 33 he always did when l-ot come through with. The Houghton Handicap was a severe blow to the Itussley stable, as Cradle came through such a cracker that La Merveille could never get on terms with him. The Jockey Club Cup fell to Jannette, who greatly improved on her previous performances. The following is a summary of the principal races

The Criterion Stakes of 30iovs. each, :!0 ft., with 200.HUVS. added. For two-yiar-old colts, Sat. Sib ; fillies, Sat. Gibs., winners *xtra. Criterion course (0 furlongs. (32 tubs'.) Lord br c Prr-sionpans, Oat. lib. 1 Couiit Lagrange"* cli f Dora, fiat Gibs. ... 2 Llr. Loriilard's b f Nereid, Sst Gib 3 fcavili?, Zer,!o c , £-ilvet\->tfeak, Fire King, Creation, Duke of Cumberland, Brother to 3ilaukncy,aad Buchanan also ran. Betting : 7 to 4 against Duke of Cumberland ; 100 to 15 each against Prevtcnpaus, Fire King, and Buchanan; 7 to 1 against Zealot; 3 to 1 each against Dora and Silvfrstreak. At thy fa.ll ot the ilag Dora settled down in com maud, followed by the Duke of Cumberland and Buchanan. As they entered the rails,

the favourite was beat'-n, and. Dora came on from Nereid and Zealot until half-way up, when Prestonpans took second place, and answering the calls of his rider with great gaiueness, caught Dora in the last stride, |aad won by °a head; a length between i second and third. CAMBRIIxfesKIR*! STAKES of 23S0VS. Gaoll, 15 ft; 0-only if declared, with 300 adieJ. 1- tnile 2-10 yards; 187 subscribers, 04 of • whom paid .jjsjvs. each. Lord Rosebury's b f La Slemille, 4yrs., Bst. 1 Lord Anglesey's be XJaxtonian, 3yrs., 7st .Mr! Yv\ s"bcasrfnrfl?s ch f Out-of-Bounds, 3yrs. t 7st. SJlbs, ••• ••• ~.**• "* Mr. Duris'u Sunburn, 3yr5.,71b3. 41bs. ... 4 Pi!?. PJutus (4yrs., Sst. lOlbs.), Kylstone (svrs.. Sst. bibs.), Lord Clivc (4yrs., Sst. 21b?.). -Rob iloy (oyra., Sst. lib.), bpeudthxitt'44yrs., 7st. 121b5.), Discord (3yrs., 7at»- iijlbg.), V<*almoutli (3yrs., /sc. lOius.), Pliitsatn (4yrs., 7st. Olbs.), Rhodorrocb (%ts. } Tst. Slbs,)., lemael 3yrs., 7st. 71bs.), Breadfinder (3yrs., 7st. 7lbs.), Rosy Cross (syrs., 7st. 81bs.), Harbinger

(3yrs., 7st. 41b 2 .), Larthigton (3yrs, 7st. I ■1 1)3.), Kxetcr (3yrs., 7st. 21bs.), Lansdown (3yr.s , 7st ), Stylitis (3yrs., Gst. 13_lbs ), The (Gyr?., Gst. l'2lbs.), Adamite (syrs., list. lOlb-i.), Kagman (3yrs., Git. 91bs), Lcoville (3yrs., Gst. 3 bs.), Bilhriggan (aged, (i f t. Slbs ), Flash ilan (4jrs, Gst. Slbs.), Blue Nidge (4yrs , Gst. Slbs.), Jcsmc Agnes (.'?yrs., Gst. 311)3.), The Squeaker (3yrs., Gst. 21ba.), and tiarsaparilla (3yrs., Gst.) also ran. He'.tin" : 100 to 30 Lartington, 4 to 1 against Leorilfe, S to 1 against Falmouth, 10 to 1 against Flotsam, 100 to S against Exeter, 20 to 1 against Out-of-Bounds, 33 to 1 against La Mcrveillc, 105 to I agahist Caxtonian. After three or four breaks away the flag fell, Kagman making the running on the upper and I/irtington on the lower ground. As usual, the pica was a cracker from the commenc m-lit, and when Sunburn took up the running with a clear lead, before half the journey had been covered he quickly git Lart'Hg L on and Exeter into trouble. Mr. G.-et ton's pair were also done with before entering the rails, and when Ragman collapsed at the U*d Post, he was out by himSelf, with v.covil!e onlv just alien(l of Adamite, La Merveille, Out-of-Bounds, and C.ixto»iau next. More thou a dstanee f,o-n home, Loivillo and Adamite had closed accounts, and just wh-n Sunburn's chance Uoked the rosiest, he was challenged right and left by La Murvoille an l Caxtonian,which pair hid no sooner headed him than <>ut-of-li.unds took the centre berth vacated by him. With La M-rveille now beginning to hai'.g from the whi[> hind, Out-of-Bounds had = inueh the worst situation, and a collision looked quite 011 the cards, and more so from Cixtonian keeping his Hoe as straight as an arrow. Hut Constable, who h«vi h»-en afraid t") move on La MerveiUo, just to straighten licr, anil a!thou"h living away at every stride, she jus: struggled home a winner by a head

from Caxtoniau, who Out of-Hounds bj Ihe same, at an interval c f a length. Stillborn wa3 fourth. \ alue of the stake, JV2IG2. Time, t'mins. Ssecs. Thk Desiii-iwt I'i..vtk of 300SOVS. in specie, added to a sweepstakes of *25sovs. each, irdhs. for two yc-ar-olds. Colts, Sst. Olba. ; fillies, Sst. Gibs. Last 7 furlongs of the | i;..M.; 105 subs. Mr. A. Barclay's b f Grace Cup 1 Lord Falmouth's Ainb;ias;idress ... ... - Count L-igrange's Dora .. ... ■] C'lelie, Spitzberg. colt by l'avi.mus rut 01 n d r.iban l, colt by Sterling out of Fern, Mi'a-i, Ncried, Abb .t, Aristocrat, ami F.arly Morn (71b. extia) also ran. Bet'ing : II t ) 10 against Grace ( up, 4 to 1 aga n-t .Milan, 10 to 1 each ngii;,st Spitzberg and ' bbot, 100 toS ag.uust Uarly Morn, 100_to 7 agiiust Dora. Dora made the running until cresting the Ihislics Mill, when Sp'dzb and Milan drout out of the ranks. Others followed suit as they began the (lose.lit-, and Dora was attended by Grace Cup and Ambassadress into the Abingdon Mile, when the favourite carried her colours to the fore, a'lil won in a canter by a length ; Ambassadress caught Dora a few strides from home, and bea'. her by a lieek : a bad fourth. ThkTkoy Stakis, of oOsovs each; li. ft., for two- year-olds. Colts, S.-it. 121bs. : iiili s, Sst". Ollis.; penalties and allowances; T.Y.C. ; 13 subs. Duke of Beaufort's hi 0 Tetronel, by Jlusketout of Crytheia, Sst. l"2lbs ... 1 Duke of Westminster's b f Stratkardle, Sst. Olbs ••• -

Lord Anglesey's b f Emmanuella, Ssfc. Olba. 3 Sister to Lansdown also ran. Betting: 2 to 1 on Strathardle, 4 ti l against Fetroiiel. Gtj l agiinst Eminaii'iUi. The favourite male the running for the first quarter of a mile, when Ernmanuelli passed her, and Petronel attending them into the cords, when he challenged, and, running the lougest, won by a neek. I-'hek Han'l'l' ai - of 100=ovs. each ; h ft. !*or three-year-olds : A. I'. 1 mile, *7 furlong 3 , 73 yards. ('J-lsubs.) Mr. Crawford's cli f Out-of-Bounds, 75t.... 1211* — 1 Mr. Naylor's Knight of P.urglilev, 7st, 2:bs. '2 Count Lagrange's Bayon d'Or, 9sf 3 Chippendale (Sst. Tibs.), Alpha 121b5.), Uelliespont (list, l-'.bs.), »n<l L'eaee (list. 121b5.) also ran. Betting : 5 to -1 ajaiust Jtayun d'Or, 0 to 4 against Out of-Bounds, 4 to 1 against Chippendale, 20 to 1 against Ivniglit of Burghley. Hfllespout made the running wiha cl-ar lead from Knight of Burghley, Rayon d Or, Chippcadale. and Peace following Out of-Bjnnds half-a-leiigth in the rear for half a-milo, when the pace improved. Xhia gotClippendale into trouble, and It ay on d'Or having assumed conmiaud below the bullies, was foll-j'.ved down the hill b\ Kui.ht of Burghley, Out ofUouuJ.', and Peace. Unt'l entering the bottom the Frenchman locked a gallant winner, but when they were within a couple of hundred yards from home be began to die away, ami Out-of-Bounds, without be'ug calle 1 upou, wuu by a ncclc from Knight of Burgliley, who beat Bayou d'Or by a length. The Jockey Ci.ru Handicap of oOOsovs., added to a sweepstakes of 20sovs. each, h. ft. ; 3yrs. 7st. 121bs ; 4yrs., Sst. l-2'.bs.; syrs. !bt. lib.; a«e-l, "Jst. Jibs. Mares au 1 geldings allowed 31b. penalties aud allowances. Cezare K'itch course. Lord Falmouth's b f Janncttc, 'J.-it. 21bs. ... 1 Mr. Crawford's Out-of-Bounds, 3yrs., 7st.

Priuce Sottykoff's Thlirio, 4yrs., Ost. 01b5.... Insulaire (4j-r3., 9st. lOlbs.), 'Zut (3\"rs , Sit. 5!b?.), and Touchet (syrs., 9st. lib.) also ran. Betting : 3 to 4 against Out-of-Bounds, 5 to 1 each against Touchet and Thurio, S to 1 against Jannette. Won by half a length; neck between second and third. Houghton' Handicap, of ISsovs. cicli, Ssovs. ft., with 2'JOaovs. added., T. Y.C.; 50 subs. Word "Wilton's br li Cradle, Cvrs., G-;t. 1*21b3. 1 Lord Hartington's Assegai, 4yrs., -nt; 101 tn. - Count Lagrange's Isinael, 3yrs., Tst. Tibs. ... 3 La Merveille (4yrs., Sst. olbs.), Pol) Roy (syrs., Tst. 91bs.), Massena (4yrs., Tst. Tibs.), Preciosa (Tst. 31bs.), Speculation (Ost. 121b5.), St. Augustine (3yrs., Gst. 41bs.), and Censer (4yrs., 6st. 41bs.) also ran. Betting : Even on La Merveille, 5 to 1 against St. Augustine, G to 1 against Cralle, 10 to 1 against Assegai. St. Augustine and Cradle made the running at a treat pace. After half the distance had been travelled Cradle parted company v.ith St. Augustine, and, although La Merveille took second place to him for a few s'rides, she was in dillicultics on entering the cord-, and keeping in full swing to the end, Cradle won by three lengths from Assegai; a bad third. Old Tckfite.

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SPORTING NOTES., New Zealand Herald, Volume XVI, Issue 5646, 20 December 1879

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