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NEWS AND NOTES.

El Gallo good. Wanganui concludes to-day. Look out for Deeside later on„ Astor was disappointing at HI iwera. Allan Water has a big reputaJ fion •at Timaru. Zion was runner-up to Tyscfju-*, twice at Hawera. Doggerbank is graduating '.;' ffor the old age pension: Light jockeys were an Vt(nknown Quantity at JEgmont. Tyson Glenroy and El Qhfltfo were dual winners at Agmonl. ' Durane has pace, but he isf ttoo small to be much good as a racer., i • . Sylvandale -mas again- mitj te favorite each day at Hawera, but, vagain she failed. •- , Veto ran ' two good races** -jet Hawera, and was close up each das.; Her turn will. soon. come. / Antwerp was doing- goody *jMork on the tracks at Hawera, but in/rtas races he was never sighted. . { s Play Off wars badly left! the first day at Egmont, but he scoredj decisively on the second day. Simple Sam has been uf# no time, and ho walked at the end of hi ,fc i*aces at the Egmont meeting. , Stynax ran badly ih tj(-/e Mcßae Memorial at Hawera, and *» fcis hot started on -the. second day. Foeman is a dead ring ;ifor Postillion, and shows plenty of pa» oe. - He did not jump well ai Hawera. v*. Glenroy looked well ; at Egmont, and 1 he won nicely the first.- day, while on the second day he trot ted flifn. The horses traincdi i>y J. George all looked well at Hawoi a. This was especially -the case witHii.Royal Arms. Martlet's form laral t week was very poor. She was close >to the leaders all the way, but was hoi uer dangerous. Contrary <to expectations, A. Oliver did pot have the mo* jut on Crown Pearl on the opening dayi at Hawera. Chaminade seemd p* unablo to raise a gallop at Hawera, a tad no efforts of his .pilot could get him, rto do better. Patronalo was cjpsc'up each day at Egmont. One wpa Id expect him to do better with the wef ig-hts he is getting. Ngapoto had a I eg on *thc second day at Hawera caused 'by a knock- received when jumping m; / the Tongahoe Hur-, dies. The cold weati ter of late has been playing havoc wi th the jockeys. There were Several caaies of overweights at Egmont. ' ' ' ''"'':■ .'-■■'•;■■'...' ' ■' " ■•■ '■".-. ■'■■ Tyson won very easily on both days at Hawera. and laiko Wilson was sitting still on hi' m when the post was .reached./ Avon Park va as tried over a distance at Hawera, anj I they put the stuff on her and left' it *" Jhcre. She was close up at the. finish. , ! . Grattan she* fed .some of his qld dash at Egmont. . I le was well out m front on both days, (but the last pinch found him wanting. : , ; r ' > Mulga Bill ;is again racing himself into trim. Tfpe old fellow looks well, and there is a chance of him catching a race any d ky. Go On wa nts to be broken m again. He started I' tucking .before the .barrier went up for ,-the Qpekc Handicap at the' Egmont me« (ting.; . / ; With his two successes at Egmont, 6. Deeley J-Jms' now ridden 86 winners; this season *. Looks good to put. up a fresh recorll.this year. , V Tangiho* p is now trained by A; Attwood at F« jilding, and the chango.seems to have b* *en- beneficial, as, lie won the Borough 2 iandicap at Egmont. \ ; The An cklap'der, El Gallo; fwon very easily on.; both days at: Egmont. He, just walk ted, m, so; no real lino can be obtained).* its to how good he, is, Joy Be ns leaked oh 'the. rough side at Hawera^ hut hei showed a/lot of pace m the Boro Vigh Handicap, and; was out In front till I .'the straight was reached. \RptazE *. ran badly at Hawera, and his trainer F?as greatly disappointed with his sho'i jiring. Probably ten furlongs Is a bit beyond the tether of the chestnut. Wild iiUpin was on the big sido at ■Egmont v but he scorns quite sound, and should *he remain so, his owner will not be r long m winning a race with him. ■;";■ :.;■. '(. " ( . Belle * Paul beat Lady Amal comfortably oi i the ..first/ day at Egmont, but the latter the tables on - Thursday week • jvhen -."Belle. Paul was not seen at her be i?t. ■.'.''Roy.al Arms looked well at Egmont, but si badly. The two races will dp hh* -m good, and he will be a much-im-prbyc h horse next month when he takes on th ir- jumping. .'. C. JPrltchard took Cyra, Mt. --Victoria, 'Rout »ania nnd lmmer south on Monday ' feist. With the exception of liumor, they \ will race at Dunedin before, return lng home. C< >came) the a^ed Lethe gelding in' J. 2s rott's Trentham stables is a qualified ..hunter. He jumps like a slag, and mac/ be. seen m hunters' events later on )n~t he season. C kmtirm. the fullbrother to Crown P« trl, would not leave the barrier In the Tongahoe Hurdles, and the. efforts of JWcFlynn to get him away ended m his becoming unseated. ■•■i-J-l". Goldfinch was carpeted at Kgmx int for cutting across tho field m the Ua ck race, but, on. inquiry, it was round th e.t the bit had come out of the horae's ra cvuth, so no action was taken. <;*rawford was pulled about a lot m t* to Am part of the Mcßae Memorial U tandicau, and had he been allowed to v. tin along he may have defeated Sunfa ird though the marc won nicely at ■t he finish. " Laura seemed to be hardly class ••* nough for the company she met at 1 lawcra. She finished a long way bcijjind the field In the Ladies' Purse, ) while m the Borough Handicap she got '; last. As usual the gentlemen jocks at Ha- • wcra were tho means of stving the pub. .'Ho a ''stood laugh. This class of race 1 Mhould be kept on the programmes for f the riders' efforts cheer up downhearted punters. Manlaroa looked hotter at Hawera than ho has done previously this season. He was unsighted on tho fir«t day but came, with v great fiul.sh In the Manala Handicap, and just scored from another gwjd finisher In Princess Mautoa. Tho New Zealandrr, .1. McGregor, who recently returned to the saddle after an enforced absence on account of having a bally-broken leg. rode Plymouth to ".'lctory m the Hurdle Ram at Moontt Valley on hJaturduy. May S. 1

: Merry; Trick' is as lame as -a cat m front.' -„' X- r : Bee. is booked to leave for Australia in-. June...- \ ; ,':".' ' • : - - The jumpers at .Rkscartdh at present are a very, poor lot. .':''"•."*■ Te Kahurahgi won a hurdle race at Victoria Park early this month. .'., When Leonta starts m a hurdle race he will he jocked by L. Traill. Caher Davoi-f, has not .accomplished anything impressive since; he went South, -. . _.'' -.'. .-'" : '. -...' Petrosus has come on again of late, and will be heard of over a short course soon. ; St. Ewe got galloped on at Ashburtoii, but is right again, and is doing improved work. , DunaJister, by Royal Fusilier, ':, is • still winning races at the pony meetings m Sydney. '■:.''■■■■>:,-■" Peg; was lame after racing at Ashburtbn, so her owner decided hot tp i take her to Wariganui. ■ J. W. Lowo is at present on a hqllday jauht to Dupedin, wliere* several of his relatives reside. .; ' Sartorzo had a lot of racing on hard ground this season, and .he is showing signs; of it. for he goes very short. Syl vahd ale does not seen to be much good. She - always finishes with the j front division, but always gets beaten.,/ . A. rising" three-year-qld by Prbyoca- j tion-— White. Heather has recently'jbined C. Prltchard's team at Trentham. Plunder is being kept-going at Trentham- and is evidently to race at the July meeting of the. Wellington facing ciub. ' y . XXX" : /-:- : -:-x. :: 'v'' ; -' : ' El Gall o went.- to Wanganul after the j Hawera. mepting to join Vestal and Toreador, whom' P. Jorios has therefor the meeting. „ v The. Devil knows a good deal, for be is.-very old,' but we'll bo derned if he knows enough, ;to beat some of- the [saddle sitters. Out for an airing and then to get home is werry, werry hard on an owner. This was the fate of one j. owner at Hawera. \ A. Goodman has broken m liis All Black— Killindlnl colt. This goodlooking youngster is regularly at work on the Trentham tracks. Wanganul touts aro much impressed with the English horse m A. Hall's stables. He. is a very smart mover on the tracks and looks like belnggood. Arlington is moving along well In his work and will be heard of at Otaki. The racing he had at Blenheim has worked a big improvement m him. Sartovna has finished her racing career, and next season is to go to the stud. Her first consort will be Gold Crest. , Sinapis is at present running out at .Trentham. , Her fore logs have been treated, and next spring sho will be given a preparation. • The Ch'arlemange II. — Cute two-year-old gelding In J. W. Lowe's, stables. has been named Trickery. LlUx* his dam, he can go fast for a few furlongs. A rising two-year-old filly by Martian from Mary of Argyle ia -a regular worker at Trentham. I*he fullslster to Sunbird shows much promise. "Maltcgarde la one of the sleepy sort that will not do her boston the tracks hence a race always leaw.B her a better mare for tho second day. It cannqt be said tbuet tho change of climate has benefited Afultum m Pa rvo. The Australian-bred mare .seems to have lost a lot of condlOvui m this country, and at present bears- a very wasted appearance.

Miraculous is to be spelled during the 'winter; .-.-■"■ -^ '.'■ •:'.-■'■ -iiady "Vladimir has been turned dnt for the winter. Merry Guy is still' very lame, and is to be pensioned off." .-..'...Stroller has again joined, the active workers at Elopement and • Beacon are at Trentham under J. Gibson's care. \ " Bairnsdale has; been gelded, and is running out at Trenlham. CohgratulaUons to Harrj' Cu,tts . on his elevation to the ranks of the Benedicts. 'X\" "l :^X' ■ Like the rest of her dam's family, Snowraker seems to be a bit wealt m the Wdneys. :"■ The bookies' motto: .''He who bets and does not pay, must not .hot an-:-'' j other diay." I'-.'Marslnah-.. (Martian-^ueOn' Bess),, [who has been spelling at Trentham has | again joined J. Ay er's team. .' : ! The New Zealand-bred Kurnalpiwon the Hurdles at' the. Canterbury Park ! mee.tlng on Saturda,y last. \ :.■] ,Mr, ,.'E.' : J. Watt gave £250. t0 assist the Belgian Fund; organised by the Australian Jockey Club., !•;■.'• Joe ! IL's.a poor well that' you have j. to pour water m, and a poor red-hot, favorite that can't get a place. j The English filly m F. p. Jones's' i stiibleS; at Riccarton has not done too | wbri'lateiyrandihas.hadYtp'harc a "let j'up^'- .'"■ ( ''.' ~'X : X "X - : ; : ";„ : - A how arrival at F. p. Jones's stables at Riccarton is an aged gelding by Phaeton, that 'is to be prepared for ; hunters' events. • D. Roberts, formerly private , trainer to jVfr.' H. A. Kplght, intenas spending a holiday at Rotorua -to sec if Jt' will behpfit his health, ' ' Those, present at Hawera say that, ' but for the leaders swinging put m -the straight, Crown Pearl would have been; third m the Tawhitl Handicap. ; Track watchers at Trentham have a good word aa a galloper for the locailyr owned Marenga — Betsy gelding. He is engaged at Otaki next month. , Happiness and her f ullsister Chakwana are still doing easy work at Trentham, and evidently they are to be kept going through the winter. Leapuki endeavored to run off while I schooling at Fending. The Lethe gelding crashed Jinto flip wing of tho fence and fell, giving Wallace Young a very bad fall! . . ' ; The Pole ran off at the hencoop at Wanganul on Saturday last, and jumped the picket fence Into the inside of the course, Neither he nor McFlynn were injured. - The 525 guineas Downshire— Purity filly has, unfortunately, become touched In the wind, and her. owner is thinking of putting her to the stud. She maybe sent to Australia to visit Malster. A three-year-old by Achilles from Ghoorkdulo has. been sent to C. Prttchnrd to' try. The youngster, who ia the property of a well-known Lower Hutt sportsman, ia on the small sido. Luke Wilson promises •-. to -be the boom Jockey for next year. Already ho has turned down offers galore from leading stables oil' over the: doipiiiiph; and from this It may be inferred that bo will again rido for T. F. Qulnllvan's stables. McScveny will ride Corrie m her Auckland engagements. The little maro It* fairly forward, but owing to the hard gi*ound has not had much schooling for *<pmc time. Otto or two races at Wanganul will make her cherry ripe for the Auckland mooting, and sho can stay all day.

The New Zealander, Bon Ton. was a sfartei* m the Adelaide Cup, but once again he let his supporters down ■•with-i a thump. --..'■ Mr. J. B. Keid left for a tripJto Eng- : .; land last week. /He is expected to make a purchase or two before returning to the Dominion. Cleome, who is trained at the Washdyke by S. Trilford, has a great repudiation for speed. She is by. Royal. Fusilier— Clementine. - Banksia pulled up .lame after work- ; ing at Wanganuiiroh Saturday last and; ■j was ailpwed.to drop out of her Con- « holly . Handicap engagement. ',' Galea, ahalf-hrother to the Doneas- ; < ter Handicap winner Garlin; won a two-year-oidrace at CH-y Tattersari's meeting m" Sydney early this mouth. On one or two occasions Bimeter has- \ shown m his work that fees- can gailopt in soft stuff. This may be worth 'remembering - during his v Ellensne trip. Margerlne, the f liH -sister to fcJFart-hrs. (Martian— Starsbot*), is still being- used a'sf; a trap horse and her front joints are looking ali tiio better for it. /F. W. ("Bronco) Coleman has been' granted a jockey's license by the V.R.C., Coleman is a Wanganui hoy and rode several winners m by-gone years. ..*' ■■■'.' ;-.-; -. -/■ . sAn attempt is being made to set First Flight ready for spring racing, but he looks a hopeless -case,: as he is always going lame, and his joints are very ugly. True Blue will be raced at the Dun- ' edin meeting, afterwards he may be „ taken North to contest the steeplechases at the Hawke's Bay and Napier ; Park meetings. / . Rongora has been entered at Otald, and after racing there she is to bo schooled over hurdles. The daughter-of • Tpy Gun has filled but a lot lately; and !•' looks well. ,:•' i Royal Arms was \ schooled over fences at New Plymouth on Tuesday and jumped well. He will he veryhard to beat m the Great Northern Hurdles., " TbeMartian— -Liovelorn colt owned by Messrs. Riddiford is now being handled '■ at Trentham. The fullbrother to Nones is not a very taking cpit to look at, hut he is full of life. , Fashion; Plate is quite sound again. i She has been m work about five -weeks, and as she jumps big fences well her - trainer will probably give' heT a run m. ' the steeplechases at Otaki. Reval has/resumgd ! work, he jis m good condition, but tho wrench ho gave ! his off fore l fetlock joint must have been more serious. than was supposed, ; for he is still lame on it. 1 The Entente, Cordiale. Among the : jockeys to whom licenses were granted last week by the : A.J.C., was Mussa ; ■■' Marnier, a Russian subject. The hamo } is a bit of a handicap, though. Seadown, tho big Downshire two-. }. year-old m J.W. Lowe's stables, was> - showing signs of .soreness recently, but he is now shod with leather shoes and t moves much .more freely In his work. 3 . ' . Kilrain has made a very speedy recovery, from the breakdown he sus- ; taincd at Awapuni last month, and/ he t is again In Work at Trenthant. So fur .'' he has not bebn, ridden but is led; at' ... exercise on a hack. > It. looks as if Chokebore Lotlge will t bo very short of handicap horses next season. . At present Wisebird looks.the . "best of the older brigade, and from the. ! work being apportioned her, it won't ',- be long before she races. '',-■■: r ■ ■ . ' -. A. McAuley Intends trying Encore „ over hurdles as soon as the Dunedin P meeting Is over. The big Maniapoto j; gelding >is just the stamp for a jumper, but he is ■: hot too sound. Scobie will , do the schooling. I The 5-year-old gelding Sir Saracen, , who hit himself last year and has been turned out for about seven months, has | just L been taken up again by J. W. 1 Scott. He looks well* and should como ' to hand ouickiy. _ Lcn Hagcrty arrived from. Melbourne with Master Paul and Conn. tho " Shaughraun last week. Tho two jumpers are vory low m condition. I»on 5 has not decided whether ho is going back to Australia yet. ' Nightwatch bos a very badly burst foot. There is talk of his being a Win- ! ter Cup candidate, but I don't think : he can bo got ready for it, as though be is onty s doing the mildest of work '■ the foot still bleeds on occasions. ,'.,.; ; The Martian— Sliicgown youngster, purchased by the Messrs. Riddiford at 1 Christchurch last November, has been gelded and turned out. The unsightly *'■ scars which disfigured hte legs Vat;- the I sale, have now entirely disappeared. ' A rumor baa been floating rcimid; r that Warstop will go to A-astralia m the Spring. At present she is In 'the * paddock, aad her trainer Iptends to leave her there until July, which does ' not look llko Australia In the Spring. That big false alarm, Merriroax, again let his supporters down In tho » Hurdles at City Tattersall's mooting ' on May 8. Sydneyslders will be wiah- ■ lng the Mcrriweo gelding had never ■; left the Dominion. So does BUI Ryan. 1 Tho Rlrkenbeads aro all supposed to * bo natural fencer*-. So far one of his •sons, Banian, has been tried at the r pony hurdles and has given a sorrow- ; ' fill showing. Ills chance of winning I ' any jumping race for somo time is 1 very poor. *' Klllaloo was schooled at Kiccarton r twice last week. He Is a Quick and ' clean fencer, but being green yet is inclined to run down bin fences on the . Inside, both days he got off a hurdle on the Inner, but the Dunedin courne I is railed all round. When Bullawarra fell m the Liverpool Grand National irUcepb'chaae he at once regained bis tvt-t. and, galloping after the field, r-mashed through several rails, finally pulling up after going some dlwtnneo. Tho "Sportsman" iio-J-8 not say ""• l ' ut {t * s Probable ttiaf'Bullawarra waa a Utile knocked about. The OvittH brothers have fifteen ycarlinifs »i" Sir Geo. Clifford's In their stable, fourteen of them bred by their owner, and representing four aires, Trcficimin. Antiigonist,: San Francisco and Camrio Chlcl; wliHo the outsider i:j by Martian —Nova, and was purchafiod at tho N'ovemher sales. At present he Is the best looking one of tho bunch. The ono-tlme cmck jockey John Iteiff. who Hpcnt the winter In the t nflcd Slates, wo are, told by the "Sporting Chronicle," will soon leave for Kurope, having arranged to ride m Italy if racing its proceeded with In that country- It ha»» been hoped that Itolff might remain In America, whore ho hnd not boon hoi-u In the Kiddle for ten years, but tht* ttntinn offer which had been mudo.to him was 100 tempting. +x

The two-year-old La Dean is to be kept going to race-in the Trial Plate at the July meeting at Trentham. He is a mueh-improyed horse for the-race* •he had last month. Backers of Sunhird at, Egmont were*; up \on their toes when Crawford put m his challenge. A sigh like tbo exhaust of a hundred horse power engine hit the grandstand when Snnhlrd^ lasted it out. > -.'■';: Tbo New Zealand bred and o-B**ned-Fireworks *w<m the Grand National Steeplechase, tiiiee miles, at Warr-^ naxnbool on May 8. He wasaiduen "by Joe O'Connell and is trained try Ronald' Cameron. ■■"■\; Mr.; G._ M. Curries imported horse Absurd has already got a full list forthe coming season. This is not surprising, for he is a three-quarter bro--ther to Black Jester, the besthahdicap horse m England at the present tune. The trip to Australia with Sister Radius and Palisade has not panned out well, the pair having failed to win a race. Palisade was well supported on the machine for the Goodwood Handicap at th c Adelaide meeting; but he failed; badly; Ringing-in a jockey appears .' to be the latest dodge of unscrupulous turfites ip.. Melbourne: Recently the Ascot ,stewards itrte*rviewed a rider named Perkins, -and cancelled his, license, the allegation being that he had ridden at pony meetings m Melbpurne and Sydney under th*^ name of Gardiner. . There is to; be no cutting down of stake money'in Melbourne. The added money tetheMellJourhe Cup-this year is; to he the same as last year," via., Sijpd soys. Tho Grand National Hurdle Race and Steeplechase also remain at £beir former value, and there has been, no alteration m the added money to ■ the. Maribyrnong- Flartc.

; Writing to the London "Sportsman* of April lV a -well- informed American corxespondent says that ractog- m Kentucky wfit be restnned at Leaiiigrton shortly. . and everything ° 'well. In spite of adyerse legislatkoi k is hoped and expected that i*aclng wlhV before lqng bo restored m the States of Missouri, lIILnoJLs, and Califotrnia, possibly even within the current year.

• There is such * a thihir- as being too flash when riding a good, horse. 'C. Scott on El Gallo turned round and laughed at the- other riders m tho-sec-ond hack hurdles at the Egmont meeting, and his mount slowing -down made, a bad jump. • Had there been anythiurg any good m the, held th<* farvorlte, who was odds-on, mbjht havo been beaten. How the punters would have roared ■then,? "-.■■V>-' -:: ---.-.-: . .

An extraordinary position arose recently In Sydney and the, result was that tho principal event at th 6; Goulburh meeting resulted In a walk-over.-It appea.rs that several horses were, to be railed to the meeting and the boxes were ordei'ed, but when they arrived at the station tho Department discovered that another engine was necessary and unless tho horse-owners guaranteed the cost of the extra puffer the horses would not bo put On the train. Not being willing to be further ponaliaed the owners scratched their horses, and the much-raced Master Paul had a walk-over. :

In commenting on the Liverpool Grand National, a writer In the "Sporting Chronicle" makes the following interesting reference to the Australian representative: "Bulla warra, now stripping lit for tho first time, was quito m misfortune's way. Refutlng the charge that has been made against him of being only a plodder, he. waa m the first two at Becher's, had taken the lead at the next brook, and retained it until the fence before tho water. There ..ho -was. according to bis jockey, partly blinded, owing to ,tho sudden dart across the course of the riderless Bachelor's Flight, and I fancy he was still unsettled' when he took the water. This was the ono Obstacle of all others that would bo likely to-got a -horse abroad under such circumstances, and it was a fatal miss which the Australian made."

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