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THE TURF.

From the summary of his performances given; m the 'Australasian' I learn that Tlie Parisian did not run as a two-year-old, and ass a three-year-old only won the Trial Handicap at Mentone. As a four-year-old he did much better, and incidentally demonstrated that he could get a distance. Carrying 7.4, he was only beaten half a length by Knox (9.9) m the Williamstown Spring Handicap, one mile ; while with 7.2 up he succumbed, by a head only to Glue (7.7) m the Mentone Cup, one mile and a quarter. His turn came m the autumn. After carrying 9.0 to easy victory m the Hamilton Cup, one mile and a-quarter (Skybolt, 7.8, second), he succeeded m the Warrnambool Cup, one mile and three furlongs, with the same weight m the saddle. He came into Wheeler's hands shortly afterwards. Posture beat him m the V.R.C. Silvermoor Handicap at the Junefixture, but m the Coreena Handicap, • one mile and a-ha.lf, on the second day ol the meeting, he made amends for his defeat by winning m a canter, with 8.8 up ; Crete (7.7) being second, and Posture (7.5) third, and the time 2min 7>7^&ec. His best form was shown as a five-year-old at the last V.R.C. Autumn Meeting. He ran fourth to Comedy King m the Essendon Stakes (weight for age), and then, with 7.7 up, scored m the Australian Oup one of the softest of wins ever witnessed at Flemington. He won ?n a canter by half a dozen lenorths from Apple Pie (7.10), Diabolo (7.13), Aurofodina (7.6), and 10 others. The going was heavy, but still The Parisian put no the splendid time of 3min 57|sec for the two miles and a-quarter. He was allotted 8.12 m the Sydney Cup, and took the trip over, but went amiss aiter his arrival at Randwiek. He was, however, a starter, but made no show, nor did he do any better m the City Handicap at the same meeting.

"Coronach "• writes from Tasmania: I venture io say that few of those who were frequenters of the racecourse here m the sixties and seventies, and joined m the cheers with which old Strop's victories were always proclaimed, would recognise the photo of Armorer-sergeant H. Moiton, which appeared m the 'Australasian.' as the counterfeit presentment of the Harry Motton who steered Strop to victory m both the Hobart and Launceston Cups of 1876. But the crack rifle-shot, who recently added the King's Prize at Sydney to his many victories with the rifle, is identical with the slim lad who rode Strop at the minimum weight m the events mentioned. Strop was m his sixteenth year at the time, and the handicapper, regarding him as a back number, let him m light. There was quite a sensational accident m the Hurdle Race at Moonee Valley (Vie.) on the 28th October. Master Gambol came down at the last hurdle, and six horses fell over him. Bettewynd, Avho was alongside Master Gambol, then got away and won easily from Elegy. G. Koops sustained a dislocation of the wrist, and that, was the only hurt received -by any jockey concerned m the accident, but unfortunately Mr Everard Browne lost his very promising mare Fascinate. Her injuries necessitated her being shot.

Sandbath and Thistlebrook, two of the best-backed horses m the Moonee Valley Cup on the 28th October, were so badly bumped that their chances were destroyed, and it was lucky indeed that R. Lewis, rider of Eye Glass Avas not sent over the rails. Hartfell won.

"F. Wootton's career as a jockey will be a short one," " Vigilant," of the ' Sportsman,' Avrites. "It has been represented to me that Wootton's resignation of the Stanley House claim is m the main due to the bright prospect of Lamond training on into the winner of the Derby. His rid° ing days are probably numbered, for Nature h&s asserted herself, and from a little lad. he seems all of a sudden to have sprung into a man, still gro.ving so fast that he looks like qualifying for a place m His Majesty's Life Guards. It remains only for him to ride the winner of the Derby to set the seal on his fame as one of the most brilliant jockeys that ever sat m a saddle, and those Avho can read between the lines will take it .is the tip direct that next year Mr E. Hulton wiil have first claim, conjointly Avith his father's stable, on his services."

lhe term "welcher" as applied to a bookmaker who tries to escape his betting liabilities had its origin m England early m the last century. At that time there Avas m London one David Welch, who Jived mostly on his wits and the credulity of a large group of acquaintances which he made by bis taking manner. Welch Avould bet on anything, but seldom if ever paid.

Ihey bs.ve some great gallopers at Caulfield that seem quite unable to win a race. Camballo is one of tliem, 6avs " Terlinga " Guesswork,-- the little galloping machine of the eighties, could not have gone more smoothly through a two-mile gallop m 3.34 than Camballo did the other day. He was going strong and well right U- the end of Hie long journey. And vet- Camballo is still a maiden.

There were only five barters for the Jockey Club Stakes at Newmarket, the winner of .vhich, as learnt by cab'c, was Lord Derby's Stedfast. He went out at odds on and ridden by p. Wootton, won by four lengths from Lemberg, who carried 10.4 to the winner's 8.4, The tumor alleging the sale to a member a, au- 7u tona . n bettin g rrigr 'g of Lady Medallist has been revived. The same yam got going during the A.J.C. Spring Meeting, without there being the least foundation for it.

Lady Medalet, sister to Lady Medalist, Avon the Kogarah Stakes at Moorefield (Sydney) on tne 28th ult. Comments on the racing of the first day of the New Zealand Cup meeting have already appeared. 6 On the second day backers made Hawick favorite for the Hurdle Race, and ran badly, bemg beaten at the end of a mile Espartero ran a great race under his steadier of 12.13, and after hitting two hurdles he was beaten only half a length V T_r da "' Wh ° fdl on the fir st day Bliss confirmed her sensational training gallop by heading a strong field all the way m the Criterion Handicap. Three others were better fancied, and she paid a fair dividend. As a yearling the late Mr G. G. Stead paid 300gs for hei-, and a s.eason later she was secured by Mr G. Hunter for 450gs. Her time, lmin 26fsec, is Ayithin two-fifths of a second of the Australasian record, held jointly by Armlet and Sharpshooter. ... . T Kr . m ce n g?«fe scored very easily m the Invell Stakes. Air High'den bought her as a yearling for 375g*. and as she has now won t avo stakes, the Wellesley Stakes at Wellington and the Irwell' Stakes at Christchurch, the buyer has made a bargain Miscount was made rather a better favorite for the Detfjy than Sir G. Clifford s bracketed pair. .Masterpiece and Counterfeit The ' Lyttelton Timee ' reports that the , pace -Was slow for the first half-mile, at which s£age> Byroii was showing the way, but a little- further on he unaccountably dropped back to last place, and was never again dangerous. The finish was full of excitement. Counterfeit was

first into the straight, just clear of Masterpiece, with Miscount handy. At the distance all three were doing their best, and there was not much between them. Counterfeit was the first to falter, leaving Masterpiece with his head m front, with Miscount going very strongly. It looked at one stage as if Miscount would catch his biir rival, but though he headed Counterfeit he could not quite reach Masterpiece, who won witli little to spare by half a length.

It will be remembered that when Masterpiece' made his debut at Wingatui we all picked him as a likely Derby colt, Autuninus is another solid sort of customer from the same stable. Personally, I was not convinced of his brilliancy after seeing him win at Dunedin. but now, having a record of lmin lsec for the Juvenile Plate, he too must be ranked as speedy as well as substantial, and he may aspire to Derby honors next season.

Vice-Admiral gave nothing else a chance from the distance m the Metropolitan Handicap, and as he had 8.11 on his back tho Cup win is easy to understand. He is the first 1 orse to capture the New Zealand Cup and Metropolitan, and the third day brought him a crowning triumph m the Canterbury Cup, 60 m one jump he conies from the' middle place m handicaps to the position of champion. For the New Zealand Trotting Cup of l.OCOsov, decided at Christchurch on Tuesday, there were 11 starters out of the original entry of 14. Al Franz, who was reported to have shown some remarkable trials, was made a solid first favorite, with the bracketed pair, Dick Fly and Redchild. .second m demand. The outsiders were Wilkie (who ran fairly well for a good portion of the journey) and Imperial Polly. The ' Press ' says that the story of the race is soon told, for Lady Clare was quickest to begin of the limit division, and at once going to the front never lost her place, and lasted long enough to win by a bare length from the fast-finishing Dick Fly, who beat At Franz by a neck. The favorite wa-s given a good chance of justifying his reputation, but failed m the final pinch. Redchild finished close up behind Al Franz, and was followed by Aberfeldy. Medallion stood on the mark, and took no part m the race, while Bribery only went about once round, and came m very lame.

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THE TURF., Otautau Standard and Wallace County Chronicle, Volume VII, Issue 340, 14 November 1911

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THE TURF. Otautau Standard and Wallace County Chronicle, Volume VII, Issue 340, 14 November 1911

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