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NEWS AND NOTES

New Zealand Cup to-day. C.J.C. Derby on Monday. Melbourne Cup on Tuesday next V.R.C. Derby run at Flemington today. Joining the colors: Going to the starting gate. Another soft one for Desert Gold— The Stead Gold Cup. Walorewa has done her punch and Is to be retired to the stud. Gold Soult is a good welter horse and has a chance at Riccarton to-day. The big push: At the home bound trains at Ellerslie and Riccarton today. Acceptances for all events at the Ashhurst meeting close on Saturday next Downham looked fit enough at Gisborne, but he failed at the business end of his races. As usual Despatch Carrier stripped like a show horse at Gisborne, and showed no form at all. • Remember that the bracketed pair m the C.J.C. Welcome Stakes (Lingerie and Slmonld.es), are both winners. Koesian and Multiplication are together m the Stewards' Handicap. They might be together at the finish, too. They say Mr. H. E. Troutbeck gave 760 guineas for Lingerie with a contingency if she wins the Welcome Stakes. The big field m the Cup will not assist the top weights, but with a lucky run "Balboa will bo knocking at the door. If Vladian finishes on as well at Riccarton as be did at Wangonui, you can be on him to beat the Spring Hurdles field. If Disdainful con run on just a little she will be handy at the finish of the CJ C Oaks. The others are not worth feeding as stayers. Shepherd King Is favorite for the Melbourne Cup. Bursar is next m demand, and then comoa the New Zealand pair, Kllboy and Suaanof. The moro one studies the handicap for tho big six furlonga at Riccarton tho more It points to Chortle. He is sprinting well and is a noted weight carrier. Sarah Grand played up ba<)ly nt Glsborno each day. and her rider could not set her near the barrier. She got into the wire fence and would go anywhero but up to th« barrier. She showed no form m her races. Tarero Is the pick of the handicap In the Onehunga Steeples at Elierslle. Alan McDonald has gone up to rido him, and as tho duo luia been »ucc<?B3--ful over the Ellerslie hill so often before, punters will- no doubt try them onco again.

Gripes!- Colonel Soult and Goldfinch will be m the limelight to-day. Pearl Marie got through on the rails each day at GLsborne, and this won for her. ' W. Young rode three winners at Wavertey. Time "Maggot" had a turn of luck. At Gisborne, last week, J. O'Shea rode five winners, and B. Deeley and C. Emerson three each. After 17 tries, Bobby Lewia has at last ridden a Caulfield Cup winner, thanks to Shepherd King*. At the conclusion of the Trentham meeting' Association and Probation wera'handed to H. Telford to train; Punters think Heavenly Dream is badly named. Certainly they had no pleasant memories of her at Gisborne. l Hinemanawaroa, the queerly-named son of Multlfld and Moana, is very mad at the peg, and played up at Gisborne last week. It now only wants a Ughtly-handi-capped immigrant to win the Melbourne Cup to give Australian breeders a. black eye. Shepherd King's •Caulfleld Cup waa run m record time for the mile and a half race. His was 2.33%, knocking %aec off Lavendo's and Aurlfer'a 2.34. Would It bo a race meeting or a moving picture Bhow? A Smart Alick suggests that two races could be run at one tune, over different distances. « Qulnologlst, the hero of the A.J.C. Spring meeting, has 8.3 m the Melbourne Cup. Three starts, three wins, was the record, of the imported gee-gee at Bandwick. " ■ ■■' •**' 3ifvt* "j \t „ ChriatoJiurch pftnterg should bear m mind that It is a long walk from Riocarton, and that a return ticket is very consoling when the N sky rocket" Is at low tide. At the conclusion of the CJ.C. meeting, W. Bell and C. Emerson go south for the WJnton fixture, and they will do the South Canterbury meeting before returning north. Kllboy is at "evens"' for the VJR.C. Derby to-day. The Caulfleld ownertrainer, Erio Connolly, took 1000 to 900 m one hand about the Kilbroney colt during the Caulfleld meeting; A system backer told the writer recently that he always backed horses with two,, words In their names, and, polling one of these m a race, he went for those whose names began with a voweL ' ';. -<;.. ■■■■».■■ PotentlnaiitV Just strolled home each day at Gluborner It was Intended to start him again m the Walkanao Handicap, *tout«h«^ got., a, bad chill through bolng hosed after winning the Maiden and could not walk. The Golfer won easily on the flrst day at Gisborne, but he was badly handled on tho second day and stopped to a walk at the finish. Ho also got into tho laiit fence and hurt himself, which rendered nccaasury the cancellation of hid Auckland trip. A lady punter who went out to Tren« tham on Labor Day forgot her purse, a sd probably sav<»d herself & little money. The nexi day her memory was better, but In the train the name evening; she vnut heard to remark that *hti wished «he had forgotten it on that day also.

Mr. J. J. Corry, of Blenheim, is sending three mares to the imported Sblferino. A worse lot of hurdlers than those that raced at Gisborne last week would bo hard to get together m a race. Rupahu was very bad at the post at Gisborna and got away badly. He was too sore to gallop when he did leave. p It looks as If the winner of the Caulfield Stakes will never win a Cup. This year Lavendo failed Just to keep up the sequence, Achray (Conqueror — Lady Principal), who used to race m the Canterbury district, won a double at the Poverty Bay Hunt Club meeting. A.-J. McFliim has been riding Bee m her_ Melbourne engagements. The Aucklander was also on Kooya when the Signalman mare won at Caulfield. Hythread was thought a moral on the first day at Gisborne. but Hoxton made.htm look very cheap, The!'la'sttnamed won three events at the meeting. . '' i ' ' ' ' ' "•■•""" ElQperaefat, who now races as Barr, ley King at suburban meetings^dijv I Sydney, won" a race. on the second "day of the Goulburn meeting; but was. disqualified. As the result of one of his mounts go lhg through the barrier at Gtsbome, H. Watson had his face badly cut and" it was found necessary to put in'several,stitches. Nightwatch was only ; half ready when he raced at Gisborne, . but if he keeps sound, the Chokebore castoff will soon pay his way m the Poverty Bay district I In past years the Moonee Valley Cup has often proved a guide to the result of the Melbourne Cup. Previous winners of both races included Lord Nolan and Clean Sweep. Kllboy Is favorite for the VJR.C. Derby, and it looks as if he will, have his name enrolled as the winner of the two Derbies. The last to win both classics was Bexragoon. , It looks, like a young fellow named Troutbeck winning the C.J.C. Welcome Stakes with the aid of Lingerie and Slmonedes. The pair will be bracketed on the machine. Tho bob-tailed Miatio has plenty of pace over four furlongs, but he found anything beyond this too much for htm at Gisborne, and he was continually getting- touched off m his races. Lady Black's win at Trentham was mainly due to the vigorous riding of ybune Corlett. T. Pritchard's appren- 1 tlce, is one of the best lightweight ■youngsters In the limelight at present The steeplechaser New York has won a couple of races since going to Melbourne. His owner should now be well even on bis purchase and a bit ahead of U if he has been puntIng. R. Lewis, who scored on Shepherd King In the Caulfield Cup, his first, too, is reported to have won a small fortune. Thl^ added to his other fortune, will leave Melbourne's Idol "comfy" for the rest lot his days. Some day Australian handlcappers will wake up to the fact that English form is far better than Australian form. Further, that hlrd -heads don't cart a horse 15.000 mllea without a tryout that warrants it. Gazlque, after being runner-up on both days at the Poverty Bay meeting, looked a moral for the Maiden at the Hunt Club fixture. The Gaseley tgejdtog duly won for Owner C J. Ben,nott and the punters. Castalia met with on accident while on the way to the Gisborne meeting, and could not too started. Cymer. !who carried Mr. F. Hall's colors, ran very badly m the Spring Handicap, and does not seem much good. Mandoline was sore at Gisborne, but, on the second day, the money was bundled on the Hymettuß mare. She led for six furlongs, when she faded out' of It, and how she was expected to get a mile is a mystery, for she has never won over this distance. Latest reports from Melbourne say that F. Dempsey will. ride Kllboy m the V.R.C. Derby and Melbourne Cup. Dempsey rode Bweet Corn In the Mal'ster mare's winning effort at Caulfield *o apparently be is au fait once more with Messrs. Stead and I^uttrell. Tame Duck got out about a lot wbilo racing at Trentnara. She has now been retired to the stud, and the first consort of the imported mare will be Mira. Tho last-named has » been standing at Akitlo station for some, seasons past, and has proved a success at the »tud. Ilia foals this year number eleven, and are all fillies. A full brother to Patronate Is the latest addition to J, \V. Lowe's stable* ac Trentbam. He 'Is a flvo-year-oid and with a bit of work should develop Into a useful horse. His owner Intends him for jumping purposes and It Ib said that m private tho Paironu* ffeldln* jump* well. It to a long time Binco liowo had a Jumper In h!« atablo, the last one being the chestnut gelding Dr. Bill who raced In the last decade. A Melbourne writer says: "The New Zealand contingent visiting this State to a heavy bet tine one. At Rand wick Sol Gre«n'fl successor. Fred Norman, when booking a vrager of £24 to £1 to Mr. E. 8. Luttrcll (part-owner of ; lCUboy) In connection with some comInc event was struck with tho amallnen of the investment, and remarked. I 'You mean £24 to £4?' 'No,' camo tho response, '£2400 to £400.' 'I can't lay' you that, but Til nwke It £600 to £100,' < replied Fred, and so the bet wan booked. Fr«<l Norman having be<*n Introduwd to Mr. LuttrcJi by the captain of tho Black Hand, tho Maorltander thought ho wan a bookmaker who wafercd m nothing lew than,^c<»turio»." Referring to the fact that hora«a which ofloM win ar* frequently U»ti out of the published ll*t» of ac«rpt> ance«, "A Masterpiece" recalls a iiory he wo* one« told by Sir Georgci Cltfford. who went Into the office of th« Wellington Racltts Club and h&nd*d In hb acceptance for Stronghold. Th« scrota ry I«id th« »b«t of n&wtpapor In front of him, then wrote tometbing for another owner, drted the Ink, and In id the blotting 'paper on Stronghold'! acceptance. Seventeen hour* pajw, and Stronghold com«* out and wins easily; flv«> more hour* paw. and his otvnvr Im etandlnir at a ahop window and h««ra ihU, m aco«nu ot i.h« gTtf&i««t bkternesa, "'X wa«n't In iho i^ap^rn," '"E wjun'i on th« card!" *"X wasn't nowh^r©,** and then, "'E wlnjj, h'rt a bally swindle." "Y«t, U)«r« tt ww," said Sir Oeorge, "a pur* flufca."

' Haum&koka looked well at G labor ne, b^t; he shaped badly, aad J. Sceata must" be alok and tired of him. Those who saw Ascaiaptitis win at Dunedin are going to bo on him at Rlaoart on to-day. This Is one for the girls* . The leading event at the Waverley meeting was won \>y Moulu. This la the first win of the Bonlform gelding since he left R. OTtonnell'a stables. Ballytfafrand Pinono were sent back to Blenheim after racing at Trenthain. Their owner accompanied them, and then west through to Chrlstohurch per motor. < The Ashhurflt-Pohanglna Racing Club'a annual meeting will be hold on Novembor; 22. In view of the fact that the Feildlng mooting follows there is likely to be good Gelds at both places. Mr. T. Nlchol, a Very old member of the club, has donated a i piece, or plate worth £25 to go as a trophy with the Cup stakes. The Cup steeplechase at the Poverty Bay meeting only attracted three runners. They had "gentle Jocks" la the saddle, and tho race was a decidedly humorous affair. Game went a "beaut" early m the race, and thla left Hui and Pyrmont together for the flrat round. Hui's Jock, whether by design or accident, Jostled his companion at every fence, but both stuck oh. Eventually, ho chopped him out on the flat and went on and won by any distance. - Pyrmont was so distressed that he fell at tho last fence and remained down for tho full count. Eventually ho got up and completed the course for second money. Hia rider lodged a complaint against the winner, but the Judge's decision was not upset. ' It was statod m a London paper recently that the star performer of last year, Pommern, was likely to bo sold to a foreign buyer, overtures for the horse's purchase having been made to Mr. S. B. Joel. In commenting on the rumors, a London writer remarks that "Even £50,000, or, m other words, an. advance; of ten thousand on tho focord price of £40,000 (paid for Prince Palatine) would fail to Induce his owner to sell. That, at all events, we gather iOhe present position, but were -Mr. B.ml Joel to modify his present views, In the 1 future any change of ownership would, m nU probability, tafce the, shape of a partnership between him' and his brother, Mr. J. B. Jool, who we understand, As desirous of having an interest m last year's hero. Pommern Is by Polymelus from Merry Ajpiee/' Merry, a Scots ironmaster, probably won.more money on the English turf than any other owner who ever raced. Jn.tWb<- seasons his stake and was* winnings totalled £200,000. The Laird of Belladrum, as ho was known, wtis very oloso-Hsted with his gear. Cuat*nc^ v rodo Thormanby when that maro <won the JDerby for the Laird, and on ,a wager win of £ 130,000 ho opened his heart and gave Cos. a modest hundred for the ride Cuiitance was generally creditod with receiving £1000 for the Thormanby win, but a vary cool £100 was all that ever como to light. la qpe&klng of Merry's liberality ♦aftorwardfl, the Jockey sold ho was not^Hsappolnted with tho gift of money, bat he bad lp. listen to a prolonged Scots lecture on economy, thrift, wobrlety, and other matters which accompanied the Sift, Possibly Merry put the lecture mto make up tho £1000, Merry had a ten years' term on the turf, and showed ft good profit In each year, For * Presbyterian ho took a big risk I{n going to ParlM. The objectlvo wo* the Grand Prix, and as this race I* run on the Sabbath, James got a *ev6r% heckling on his return. When up for Folklrk the meeting wan distinctly hos. tile Jo him. "Is it true, 'Jimmy,' that you/acsd,a howo m, Paris on the 'SawbathT* "Aye, man. It's true/ 1 "Ar« ye no ashamod to my It V "I would havo been If my horso had not won." Forgiveness (s Invariably extended to Bcoui by Scots If succca* attends the breaking of any commandment* bar one Jimmy was not only forgiven, ,b\i\ he, wo* acclaimed an a Scot who bad the honoring of hi* native land In view of acblovJnjr victory In for<>lirn countries. Tho rnooilnjr chwretl him to the echo when h« declared that hl4 bor«» won, and l-^kirk returned him to Ulo Houim of Common* by m% ovcrwh4lmin# majority.

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