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SPORTING.

NOTES BY BEACON.

A trotting horue h»B just been imported from Viotoria by Mr E, Lyons, and is now in the hands ol Mr H. Goodman, who will look after his training. The home's name la Axe. and he is a chestnut welding, aged. On the 13th ult. ha won, at Elsternwiok Park, the Maiden Sailing Trotting Race of 90 boys,. for Mr 3. Pierce, and was then bought for Mr Lyons at £100. Thtae we're five competitors in the race, Ml carrying l'Oat 101b, and Axe won by fifty yards, in C mm. 582 aoo. for the two mileH. Weloome Jack haa been nominated for the Hawkeabury Handicap, Metropolitan Stakes, and the Caulfield Cup; but it is doubtful if he will be able'to put in »»»»E cr I ft? oS.-?S Melbourne Oup. It is said that Mr Pilbrow, before he left Melbourne three weekß ago, left instructions with a friend to enter the horse for that raoo, and that "friend" appears to have omitted to do co, or to have in some way made ameßß of it. If so, it la only the old story of what may be expected from getting someone else to do a thing that you ought to do yourself But the strange part of the affair is that Welcome Jack'B entry is all right for other races which closed on the same day. Again, if Mr Pilbrow really wanted to enter the horoe for the Oup he could have done so at Ohrißtchurch on entry day, the conditions of the .race providing for entries being received by Mr Ponfold, secretary to the Canterbury Jockey Olub. So far we do not know whether the entry will be received or not, the lateßt news being that the Victorian Racing Club are considering the matter. Welcome Jack's nomination is also absent from the Champion Eace, probably from the same reason. New Zealand is, however, well represented in the big weight-for-aga event of the Australasian Colonies— Vanguard, Oudeis, Liverpool, Manchester, and Thunderbolt all hailing from this Bide of the water. These horses are alno entered for the Oaulfield Cup— which is a stake of 1500 boys, of which the winner gets 1000 sovb, second horse 300 boys, third 200 boys—and for the principal JNew South Wales events. If it be true, as reported, that Thunderbolt has been purchased for £2000 by the Hon. W. Robinaon, and if it be true, as some people have averred for a long time past, that Weloome Jack is aho his property, then Mr Robinson may be said to have a remarkably atrong string of horses to do battle for him on the other eide; but it will be rather puzzling for backers, especially on thiß side, to know what iB going for the respective raceß. Mr Clark's b g Rocket, who showed us in Dunedin that he haa a good turn of foot, was quite the hero of the Plumpton Park meeting fast week, for he carried off the Autumn Handicap of 40 soys and the Sprint Handicap of 25 boys, carrying Bst 21b and Bat 101b respectively, and winning in -good time, nm Whiffler (Bst 101b) disappointed a number of baokers in the former event, and again in the Consolation Stakes, which latter event enabled our old friend Rally (late Whitbach) to earn a dividend of £9 133 for his supporters. In the Hurdle Handicap Mr P. Butler scored a wra with Silver King, a useful looking grey and an excellent fencer, which he bought dirt cheap in Wellington for £40, but knowing little of his capabilities, had not a penny piece about him, which must have been annoying, seeing that he paid an £18 dividend. Puck secured the Welter Handicap for Mi H, Bradley in a field of six, and in the Trotting Race Mr Butler's Daisy confirmed her Dunedin (second day's) form by. easily beating 12 others from Bcratch in 8 mm. 64 sec. for two In the course of an article on consultations and batting "Senex" Bays: —"In putting down £100,000 as the yearly sum investedl in consultation sweepß, I am no doubt well within the mark (it is likely enough double that amount), and I am not aware thai any portion of it whatever benefits an owner unless he uses what are termed blackmailing tactics. . . . But these sweeps are not only a negative evil, for they engender a positive one, inasmuch as unscrupulous men who draw horses come between the owner and his jockey and bribe the latter to ride contrary to orders. ihiß imperils the discipline of the turf *y destroying the confidence that should exist between a jockey and his employer. It will bo in the recollection of many who saw the Dunedin Cup of 1884 how a certain horse waß ridden out to the bitter end when he had no possible ahow of winning the race. The jockey's orders were to win if he could, but not to punish the horse unnecessarily. The horse was punished unmercifully, and it was said by several who saw'the horse return to scale that a moderate push would have capsized him, so cruelly distressed was he. It then transpired that the drawer of the horse in a sweep bad laid the jockey £100 if he won, £50 if he was second, and £25 if third. The lad won the £50, but the horse was unfit to start again at that meeting, or indeed for many weeks afterwards. It may be said that this is an exceptional case, but I happen to know personally that it A trotting match in sulkieß was (Bays the Press) run off on Saturday between Mr Drake's pony Dot and Mr Sheenan's pony Kelsey. The match waß for £10 a side, but this had been largely subsidised by bets, Mr Sheenan having freely backed Kelsey at 3 to 1 and 5 to 2, which Mr Drake had as freely taken. The publio followed suit, and there was probably some £600 depending on the result. The course seleoted was from the old pub. at the racecourse corner to the Riccarton railway gateß. As 3 o'clock approached the road was pretty busy, horsemen and vehicles of all sorts being represented, and all the sports of Christchuroh were presant, for it was known that there was no "ahlinter element about the match, and that it would be run right out on its merits. Punctually to time the two got away on level terms, and for the first 100 yards Kelsey held a Bhort lead, but Dot then got on terms with him, and gradually drawing away waa fully 50 yards ahead at Webb's, and Kelaey being quite unable to foot it witb him, Dot won in a walk by at least 20 ohains. , A general meeting of the members of the North Canterbury Racing Olub was held at the Junction Hotel on Friday evening. There was a good attendance j Captain Parsona in the chair. The business of the meeting was to consider the question of purchasing a piece of ground for a racecourse, in place of the recreation ground used at present. After considerable diacuasion, it waß decided to call for tenders for a suitable piece of land within three miles of Rangiora. The meeting then adjourned, to meet again on receipt of the tenders, in about a fortnight's time, Mr E, S. Bell, secretary of the Plumpton Park (Ohristohurch) Racing Club, has been appointed secretary of the Island Bay Racing Olub. iU , T ■ A totalisator oase waß heard at the Napier Resident Magistrate's Court last week before Mr G. A. Preece, R.M. The plaintiff, a man named Southworth, alleged that he purchased a totalisator ticket on the P.etane racecourse. The dividend on the ticket was £2 14s, but plaintiff did not claim the money till the day after the race meeting, when Messrs Stock and Cohen, the owners of the totalistor, refused to pay, Mr Lee, who appeared for the plaintiff, argued that it was not necessary that the ticket should be presented within a given time, and that if plaintiff did not get Tiis money someone not entitled to it would reap an advantage. For the defence Mr Lascelles urged that the money waß not recoverable, the claim being for what was really a gambling transaction ; but that if an action would He at all the defendants were not the persons who Bhould ba sued. The working of the totalisator was provided for by legislation, the Act providing that every totalisator should be worked under the supervision of racing club Btewardß, and by competent persons appointed by such clubs. The plaintiff should have sued the Petane Racing Club, when reasons for the non-payment of the money would have been shown. Plaintiff was nonsuited, with £1 Is costs.

AUSTRALIAN. Welcome Jack has been entered for the Oaulfield Cup, Hawkesbury Handicap, and Sydney Metropolitan Stakes, though there is Borne difficulty about his baing properly nominated for the Melbourne Cup. Sardius is, after all, nominated for the Melbourne Cup. The full list of horses and owners names in the Melbourne Cup not having yet appeared in the Melbourne papers I Bhall hold them over till the weights appear. They are due on the 29th inst. The following are the entries for the HAWKESBURY GRAND HANDICAP. Despot Soldier Boy Farewell ABtrooa Pet Girl Jean Eagle Grange Merlin Asia Esplegle Wheel olFoitune Lamia Balmoral Gar&eld Boatman Lord Exeter Hone.vdew Myles Da CopaSloth Acolyte leen Lifeboat Favo St. Lawrence Oatcake Comet The Broker Gozo Sportsman Wing Sweetlipa filly Bacchus Bister Teresa Anglesey Thakambau Oaliban Vanguard Algerian Strenchyan Outlets Lumeah Phyllis Llvorpool Coolabah Isonomy Thunderbolt San Jose Willeroo Prince Imperial Cesarewitch Faro Jewel lago College Boy Pe-cusslon ' Glen Elgin hoaaox Wanda Fair Ellen Highland Mary Lord Clildon First Demon Happy Thought Coiro King's Own Welcome Jack Hazard Sling Djgobert Warwick Burtilda Nopicallina Privateer Brown and Rose Archie Palarenda Capri Hurricane Honeycomb Petronel Elsinoro Lord of the Lake Old Gold Ripid Polestar Abner Cardigan Clarendon Coronet Anchoiife Clncinnatus Moonshee Kingsdale Meeleebee Umbra Harkaway Euroclydon Normanby Kathleen The Felon Sir Edward Anero Recruit Minora Little Dick CerUe and Blue Zono. Entries are as follows for the GREAT METROPOLITAN STAKES. Farewell Lamm Wing: Honoydow Acolyte . Oudels Liverpool Manchester Thunderbolt Umbra Normanby Phyllis Pilnco Imperial Despot Percussion Lennox Astrosi Esplegle Myles na Oopal'n Cerise and Bluo Sir Henry Coolabah Glen Elgin Tom Brown Soldier Boy Merlin Wheel ol Fortu'o Comet Favo Qarfleld Lord Exeter Recruit Oillban Strenchyan Phyllis I»go Willerloo Haatlngs iFonomy Faro Copra Highland Mary LordCUMen First Demon Happy Thought Cairo King'B Own Welcome Jack Hazard Dagoberi . Warwick Privateer Burrilda Brown and Rose Archie Nopicjllina Palaronda Capri Fotronel Lord ot the Lake Old Gold Abnor Cardigan ' Clarendon Coronet Anchorite Clncinnatus Moonahee Kingedale O£E Colour Britisher Sheet Anchoi Reginald Silver King Fernßide Uncas St. Odille

Tha Champion Race entries include Vanguard, Liverpool, Oudeis, Manchester, and Thunderbolt,

The Melbourne Cup, Champion Stakes, Maribyrnong Plate, Derby, Oaks, and St. Leger, and other important events in conneo tion with the leading racing institution of Victoria show no fallibg off, every raoe, in fact, exhibiting an inorease. This year the new Foal Stakes takes the place of the Mares Produce Stakes, and the appreciation^ of the change ia amply evidenced by an addition_ of 25 entries. The following are the comparative figures for the past three yeara :—

During last week Gasconade, by Talk-o'-the-Hill out of Hoyden, has been talked of in connection with the V.R.C. Derby. 400 to 20 was taken. .The owner took 2000 the doubleMonte Christo and Gasconade. Six to 1 is offered against Newstead, and since the little incident over his change of trainers the Leviathan has refused to lay 7000 to 1000 in one pop to a well-known backer of Derby favourites.

ENGLISH AND FOREIGN.

The death ia announced of Mr Edward Rawson Clarke, better known to those in connection with the turf half a century ago aa " D'Orsay" Clark, from the fact of his imitating the dress of the once famous Count D'Orsay; Mr Clarke waa in his 82nd year, and up to within a few weeks of his death was moving about in a moßt active manner, and in possession of all bia faculties. He was a well-known member of Tatteraall'a for half a century, and in his time was_ in possession of an extenaivs breeding establishment, besides being owner of such woll-known horses as Mr Sykes, who won the Cesarewitch Stakea in 1855, and Vandermulin, a brown colt by Van Tromp out of MiBS Julia Bennett, who started at 12 to 1 for tho Dorby, but finished fifth to Ellington, who had beaten him for the Doncaster Champagne Stakes the previous year. Vandermulin, however, compensated Mr Clarke afterwards by winning the Lincoln Handicap, and Great Warwick Handicap in 1858. Mr Clarke also owned many other winners in previous years, The Baron also running in his colours for the Cambridgeshire in 1845. Being particularly active to the last, Mr Clarke might well have passed for 50 at the time of his death, he having scarcely a wrinkle on his face. The figures of the principal Engliah jockeys up to April 17 wero as follow :— Mounts. Lost. Won. Archer P. .. 46 80 10 WoodburnJ. .. S3 24 9 SnowdenJ. ..85 26 0 Wood C... 40 82 8 | Barrett O. ..48 41 7 I Giles A... .. 30 24 8 Barrett F. .. 31 26 6 Watts J. .. 20 16 6 FaganJ. .. 23 18 6 Mr Pierro Lorillard states that Parole has been withdrawn from the turf. He haa been turned out to paBS the rest of his days in pence and comfort, or, in the curt wordß of Mr Lorrillard himself, " His racing days are over; he is turned out to enjoy himself." Parole haa won altogether in nine years tho sum of 82,184 dollars.

Baron Finot has done extremely woll in Franca this season, for he has won, since tho beginning of February, nearly 40 steeplechases and hurdle races, worth about £6000. The results of tho Derby and Oaks appear in this isßue, and the confirmation of public form in the former race is very marked. Melton ia the first winner of the Middle Park Plate, the great two-year-old race, that has ever won the Derby.

1883. 150 SO 10! 01 101 104 71 103 127 168 , 1834. I ISSfi. 184 f4 124 116 123 132 72 119 158 214 Melbourne Cup .. Ciamphn Stakes .. Marlbyrnong Plato . .. Normanby Slakes Ascctvale S;nkoa .. .. Derby Oaks St. Leger Slrea' Produco Stakes Mares' Product) Stakes .. 183 46 110 . 79 121 126 60 116140 189 1119 I 1077 1286 . The Caulfield Cu{r events under the auspice show an increase all n are the returns:— and tj bb of thi ound. irious i V.A.Q The f< produce \C. also Jlowing Caulfield Cup Juvenile BtakcS Orent Foal Slakes .. Caulfield Guineas .. Criterion Stakes .. 1883. 1831. ~~ 142 137 05 61 102 103 73 61 45 34 427 393 [ 1885. 142 71 KO 91 61 498

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SPORTING., Otago Daily Times, Issue 7277, 13 June 1885, Supplement

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