After the usual winter spell, racing matters are becoming more active^ and a good many nags are working; for the various Spring meetings, particularly the Christchurch meeting. Haines has five in work at Forbury, including Satirist (Traducer — Miss King), Satire, (Traducer—Little Nell), Sapphira (TraducerT^Miss Mettle, Rob/Roy's dam); The laat, is the handsomest of the lot, to my fancy, and shows a deal of quality, though ' she" is on the small side. Besides theae^Haines has the Sorcerer; Miss Tattbh gelding, and Rob Roy, "The latter has been schopleaat the hurdles, and I hear he doesn't tate^at all kindly to the' work, though he ougfct to jump, as all the Golden Grapes are good at it/ I have seenhim take several feucea-m splendid stjle for his own; amusement when out at grass, sb he/may take to it yet.. Lynch has'the gobd-lobking ScuS-t-Ey^pgeline colt,' ,whp has been named Confederate, and I hear he is to have charge of Clotfrof Gold. ' The other trainers have .also onel or two horses," but 1 have not seen' any of them yet. Good programmes are; going to be" the order, of the day this season, and we may expect to'see good fields, as'there'will be a goodmany more horse 3 intraining-than ■was the case [last year. .Among the country clubs, the WaitakiJookey Club shows well, the programme being an\ excellent bne,!and very liberal/ withal,; (considering. that .the Btakes have: almost entirely raised bysubscription^} As they cannot .expect to rear : lise-muchifromt^ale of ; privileges,. the_pluok of, this club is to be admired.; Owingto their having .railway communication, jwith .Christ-. churchy they;may expeot good fields, and I hear ;several iDunedin horsea:;:.will pay; them a visit. The New Zealand: GrandNational; Steeplechase will be , held at. • Timaru on the 27tb instant, and a very good bill of: fare is provided, though I must say I consider steeplechase meetings in Now Zealand a mistake, as we don't breed jumping horses, and when one has got one it's an accidental circumstance. The Christchurch Cinb have largely increased their programme, and asa reward for their liberality they have a better entry this year than theyhave ever, had, having 39 for the Jockey Club Handicap and 24 for the.Cup, out of which number no less/than 40 are three year olds, a fact which speaks well for the ihcrease'bf race horaes.-' I have not-heard of any business done on thfeS9; events yefc, though a good deal was done oh tire Cup duly a few mouths ago, especially in doubles—the two Le Loups, Trump Cardr and Le Loup, Le Loup and Guy, and Trump Card anl Le Loup,~beiug taken pretty frequently. ' With the exception of Le Loup, who is untried, and of whom it is impossible to form an opinion, the. three year olds of. this season are apparently rather under the mark, in which case Guy JTawkeßj should he come fit to the ttost,, is;.likely ~-to repeat his last year's Cap*victory. The Duuedin Jockey Club held their annual meeting on Monday nighh, when the old Committee ■ were: again returned,: with the addition .of Messrs Hazlett and H. J. McLean. It.is time the Club got their programme bub, -jvhichis likely to be increased' i^'amourit this year, tokeep pace with the times; ;Mr Logan intend3'to"turn Dead Heat ouijlfpr a year.' He was a proinisiug two year/old;,1 but performed very badly as Ja three'year old, but a year's swell may greatly improve/him, and he may return to the ways! ofhiaybuth'.;'/ "■■ ' " ; -. /Very little ia being' done here about the Melbourne Cup.:. Tne : only horses' being backed at all are those which the Melbourne pubhc are backing, though I have hea»-d that along shot oi\ two have been taken about ■ TocaL •• This horse has at times displayed such! brilliancy iii his performances that, should he be in the humour to go for the; Cup, to my fancy nothing else is in it With him; but, being so uncertain, he is not an'; animal to back for sich araee. Savaaaksi still.retains the position of favourite, with "Vagabond next. However, there are such a number of three-year-olds well in that it: seems iolly to,back a horse, at the price offered/about Savanaka. Chester, First King/ Watsrfrrd, and ' Eapidity haye been backed for, the Derby, while Salisbury, an oj^n brother to Sybil, winner of the Australian Cup, has been fairly supported. I hive a great fancy for the Tim Whifflers^it'_s a' strain of blqqd that/always iinproyes with age, and is sound, in wind and limb. Whether Tim will: hold the position he obtained last year remains to be seen; bat I think he will,, especially as he has Rapidity,,' Salisbury, and "one or two others to do battle for him. The English Derby seems to have created a little astonishment, as Silvio's spring perfbrniabces ; were so. bad. However, he was backed up to the last by a few who; got as niuch as 40 to ;1 about him. Chamant,appears to have beeu oat of form, b«t it is "quite possible he is not a stayer.' He/is a jgraudson of Fifz Gladiator; a strain of whoae blood we have in Gladiateur, who is at present statipnedin Wanganui. Ohamant's dam,. Auricaria, \ik . a" : daughter.!.of that wbndeffu'r old scare Pocahohtas, Of the first.five, in the! Derby, three were.sons of Blair-Atlapl, who has now finally sottled the question of his stock's staying, powers. He has for year 3 beenabout the top of the list of winning sires,, as , might be expected, as he was prdbably about tbe beat horse of the present century: Mr I'Anson always de clared' him' to be the' best horse ever seen, Jandaahehad old Callerbu for a trial horse, He bright ijo have been able to form a good estiimate;;of; his powers, Eob Roy' who Was .third in the J)erby, is from1 ah American bred mare, so that -the Yankees haye some/reason'; tb ,be proud !their blopd\stock..; It'is^atd'liis chance^was lo3t tlirbugh being interfere^ with:m,the race.! .1 haye seen .s.ome very good/looking two "Olds by.CaßSiyelaunus, ;whbsesljock promise ,W^U, ''IRera'piis^haying Pancer or Tom; 'King; mareß"cMi'nbt ;db: jbetter give'1 this ■ iorse a^.trialj asth^.bl^ ; .';! Park Stud j 'Company;.a,list of their mares and/stallions, I and'.cettainly,/as 'far'aS pedigrees^are con-' <e'rned,Tdoh?t thinK there is a better selec-' tibn^inthe1 Cblbiuts.i"'Noi harabg^seen .the; animals .thecselyes .1 cannot pass any opinion j «n ,thei^ appearaticej'- biit lam ;toid"tKat th'cyi are" ju^'g'ttod looking as they/are^well: brqd/> frbm;Gang, Eori^^/^^aM,??^" 1 Pedigree, an^M .1 believe mqre,in,p.edigrse than appearance,' .1 .am sure;she^will ,jp'rbye W profitable invest-' mitpj^ ..especially; mated' /with, 'gubh sijfea as r Tradticiar and. Castaway, "b^th of who se blbbd: ;~bu£; particularly' fcne/jat'ter's-i-shbuld' mix '■:*ss"■,. '.'.. jf WeaVahge, Bupee, and-Aglaia; '■"- I ?U'"capitaJ,r: Pedigrees, 'as . has alkq "^trenaa. .-, ,'Charrp. .is ;' very ~much!! inbred , o ;Tbuch'Btpne 5 'and shpuld mix; well with .;TrWucer,.as the Buzzard blood, of which tH ",lai^ ; is^f^i;;ha^.,always, !hit wil'li Toiicihi '^W* J*bvWGV^thio%gh:. Bay. Middletpn or ■^antalopn/gr^d'Bire^of/ Traducer,, ..Xshould Jee, this .'mare -put/io, aaon pf /Ravens^ .Papapk—ttbiigh it would.'bo a /repiaj-kablej' *fcas^ ■..bf...'ihbr,eeding. " "Maria ! Therfsg, a!"daugliter ; pf the celebrafed Eaiaet plau,'o«rrf Krpther to Stockwpll,.has a splen. j.-cUd.^dtgrge, and,. r is a fine powerful mare as " /welt, "^ej-, i cq]t)by..TradU.qer was/cold at'the 'the ._llveydon stud for;,£3oo, /Idalia, Haminbck, and/Sweetmeat /are'all mareft. itiipugh,; ; the latter has |-notjb'een^a.gr^,li ; success .at !jbhe atud, , |w,lven',nVatVdp^w|th7 Traduner. /.H(>}vever ? . '!'h^r/Ray'enßWof;th: fipli, .ihe^iarquis of Nor'S jWh'b: .will;'make;iuCde&ttf,tat!'-thje! ! .^pring. Meeting, ! may retrieve -heE'char^t'er,as .a'^siud inatrpn..."! ,iCaacad«j,' a daugKt'er of. ; ', Jiu'rr^ae^^dam . should !b"e a.profit-■ •■ andT^itter,, by^ToJwtob1 ''V|f^pirShybird, ijs well.enough^ bred for,!anyt^o^gh,S ; hybird,'s.'stoo.k'ha not ;Jbee)i' " a^'suocess '.hitheitb-.t«-QpeM. and" 'her' 'two' daug^t } er,s—Somijam,bula ,by Tpwtou, and Nofma by Ravenswbrih-^-cbme of a good running family,' and will no doubt leave their ; jnafk at the stud, c.;On the whole, the Com-f ■ pany rhave ,gobian excellent stud, aud with *och sire 3as Traducer and; Castaway they •/ •can!'hardly fail Of 'success. ; Our old friend /Kliig' Phillip^; has. improved^wonderfully,! I hear, and will stahd this year at the Taiejfi. V JBf^has always sho,wn vWmself a game, jbobbst .''rJibrsfl, Jbiul?;haa/been moist unfortunate in tliis <-~ Colony, never haying .come to, the post fit. . sifAs:ie. is full of .Weatherbit^and Premier .f -blood, he should get good!ifitout stock, and /willino doubt :be well patronisecL.bythe r ( 'V Taieriiarmers. -'■ ■ " ; ■/ ,:• f. ■'■ '.'/' // th'^' heading Raoing Brood in 'G er- / - many, y: in last week's Witness,': it ia stated' r! ; that the"Germans either ■',, hold/ the following '" "animals ' or /, worthy descendants of each. Worthy desfieiidante may mean anything, as there are descendants of most of the aniinahr
named-iD?;Außt»alia-j-Jbut .^.s.-the statement: ~:jpiay mislead, I may remark th&jb the follow-. Citig, pujb of; ;iHe . list are still; at .the stud in ;.,;, Euglaiid^rSrSauhtqrer,' JDr Est^uruelj Blue Gown,"BlairAthdi, Knighfc of,'the Garter, Hermit,"Lord Olifden, 'arid Cape Flyaway, fcfce Margate & w yietorja.; jo that,
except Buccaneer, they have nothing very great in the shape of sires. A Coursing Club has been formed at Tokomairiro, and there is every probability of one being Btarted in Dunedin. The Waihemo Clnb mean to give some large stakes next season, I hear ; so that coursing men may look forward to plenty of aport. I hoye the various clubs will do their best to put a stop to the indiscriminate slaughter of hares, both in and out of the season, for without plenty of hares, coursing meetings will afford poor sport. ;
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SPOUTING NOTES,, Otago Daily Times, Issue 4837, 18 August 1877, Supplement
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