Particulars to hand of the Derby race show that the favorite was Norman 111., whose price was 11 to 2, next m order coming Vamose. Sea Sick 11.. and Mountain Apple at 7 to 1 each, while Perner was at 12 to 1. Of the eighteen runners the only one standing at a longer price than Signorinetta (100 to 1) was the Fftanch representative Azote (the milk-fed colt), who was at 200 to 1. Mountain Apple - and Sir xVrchibald m turn flattered their supporters, but at the end Signorinetta fairly ran over everything, winning easily by two lengths from Primer, who beat Llangwm a neck, with Mountain Apple fourth, Eaton Lad fifth, Sea Sick IT. sixth, and Royal Realm seventh. The One Thousand Guineas winner Rhodora was expected to again show her superiority over Signorinetta m the Oaks, but French Partridge fell half a mile from the start, and knocked over Mr Croker's filly. Coming dowii the hill Signorinetta drew into second plate, and swept to the front at Tattenham Corner, finally winning easily by nearly a length from Lord Falmouth's Courtesy, who beat' Mr G. Edwardes's Santeve by a couple of lengths for second place. Signorinetta's success was received with cheering, and His Majesty personally congratulated her owner. A member of » well-known London political club drew Signorinetta m the annual sweep-stake, but so little did he fancy Chevalier Ginistrelli's mare that he presented the ticket to the hall-porter before leaving m his motor for Epsom. Chevalier Ginistrelli, owner of Signorinetta, was offered a sum of £20,000 for Signorina, dam of Signorinetta. but would not entertain it for a moment, so great was his fondness for the mare, who used to follow him about after the lumps of sugar which he carried about. He has the same fondness for her daughter, and has all along contended that the moderate form she had shown did not represent her true form. Signorinetta won (according to "Augur") 'because she was the only real stayer m the race, arid perhaps the Derby has seldom been contested by a greater number of rank non-stayers. One of the Chevalier's distinguishing characteristics is his disregard for appearances. He defied all the conventions by appearing at Epsom m a large Panama hat of a shape that passed out of fashion several years ago. Most owners of racehorses affect a black morning coat on Derby Day. The Chevalier had on the blue-grey tweed suit that he wears about his home at Newmarket. A Perth writer, m mentioning the death of the Sydney ringman, Mr J. Englebert, says : The deceased has a brother living m. Perth. His mother survives him, and a little while ago the deceased, who was a wealthy man, settled a substantial sum (£10,000) upon her, an act which will cause no surprise to those who knew him intimately. W. Bullock rode the winner of the Epsom Derby and Oaks. Balgonie, the New Zealand winner of the £1,000 pony race at Ascot (Vie.) on the 6th inst., is by Phoebus Apollo from Balbirnie, by St. Leger — Coalscuttle, by King Cole, and is owned by Mr W. Munro. Twenty-eight started. The stake is claimed to be the largest given m any part of the world for a pony race, and it • was possibly the best collection of racing ponies ever got together. The start was really a splendid one, the ponies moving off m line, but the field was soon spread out, and those that failed to get a place early — the favorite, Helena, was amongst the number — were shut out, and their chances lost. A stout 14-hands pony with a light weight, Mora, made the pace very hot, but was done with halfway up the straight, and Balgonie, who got a lucky run on the rails, won by close on two lengths from Little Doa. The winner is described by* the 'Argus' as a handsome three-year-old filly, possessing a particularly good shoulder. She ' stands 14.1£ hands high, and, considering her looks and breeding, it is no wonder -she can gallop. Balgonie was successful m April ■ last m the Wellington Easter Cup (for ponies 15 hands and under), six furlongs, by four lengths, m lmin 20sec, carrying 8.4, and won ihe 14.3 hands handicap, four furlongs, at the same fixture, with 9.4 by two lengths, m 52sec. ** Dora Grey, the sister to Achilles, won the Oakleigh Handicap at the Melbourne suburban meeting on the Ist inst. She was an outsider. Carbine's four-year-old son CargUl, when he won the Newmarket Handicap on May 19, covered the mile and a-quarter m 2miii 4|sec. , He carried 7.11. California, Golden Gate, and Mystification have been doing sound febrk at Hast-, ings m view of the Wellington meeting. The 'New Zealand Times' says that California will impress Wellington racegoers when 'stripped. As to the Grand National Hurdle Race, " Terlinga " writes : The rain was heavier when Crusoe won m 1891, but not so persistent as on the occasion of Lady Quiz's victory, and when Crusoe won "we did ■ see the race., This year a thick Tain started while the 'horses were at the post, and continued through the race. Flemington is never an easy course to see a race on, and it was impossible to pick out the colors when the horses, were between the " back " and the " turn." I did not hear anyone claim that he had seen the race all through, and I do not for a moment believe that anyone could. The stipendiary stewards on their istand near the distance post were the best-placed persons to see, but as there is no covering to the stand they would not be able to keep their glasses dry. There is one thing that may be stated with certainty : Lady Quiz, the mare that could not stay two miles at Caulfield, won the Grand National Hurdle Race from end to end. She went to the front directly the batrier rose, and was never really headed. She is by the Trenton horse The Inquisitor (who used to carry the late Mr S. G. Cook's colors) from Lucella, by Cadland from Lucella. by The Gondolier. That is about as far as her pedigree can be traced. A "buggy iriare" comes m a little further back m the pedigree. Mr F. B. Brennan;' the owner of the winner, also owned Realm, and won the Grand National Hurdle Race with him ,two years ago. He only gave £100 for Lady Quiz, Avho took to jumping ' very quickly. She was ridden by W. Kay, who rode 'Divham to victory m the last Grand National* Steeplechase. The Winter Handicap was won by Mollusc (son of Hova and Mollusca*y.wno carried 7.11 and beat the New Zealand-bred Delaware (7.5) rather comfortably. It was, however, a lucky win. "Torlinga" | says : But for jibbing at. the post Dela- j ware could not have lost the Winter Han- I dicap. However, Delaware always does something he should not do. If he does not jib at the start, he generally does it later m the race. Emir Tan a bad last, and got plenty of whip. If Mv Clarke is going on racing Emir, he should try another jockey. I'- am quite sure Emir is sick of Lewis, an>i I suspect that Master Robert has had enough of Emir. They never hit it off woll. There were a couple of accidents m the G.N. Hurdle Race. Topaz falling at the third last hurdle, a, id Superstition coming j down over him. Tlvj latter's rider (A. E. I Cornwall) sustained .a fractured collar-bone. Superstition was rati er badly inljured, and will not be able to ri.ee again for a time.
The V.R.C. Steeplechase, run on Saturday last, was won by Cardinal, who fell at the first fence last year. He is by Richelieu, and carried 11.2.
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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Otautau Standard and Wallace County Chronicle, Volume IV, Issue 168, 21 July 1908
SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. Otautau Standard and Wallace County Chronicle, Volume IV, Issue 168, 21 July 1908
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