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THE TURF.

The acceptances for the first day of the Forbury Trotting Club's meeting. ' the Ist • December, are really excellent, and an j added attraction is the go by Dick Fly j against Revenue's mile record for the track.

Despite the admit Yd excellence of Mr I G. Morse's handicap for the Auckl.tnd I Cup, it appears, says " Glencoe," that lie ! will have a bird ta.?k to get a dozen horses !to ths post. Los Angeles seemed to go olf ! during the C.J.C. meeting, and may not j ?ce the post, and Bcbrikoff ir, unsound, , though his trainer expressed the opinion 1 recently that he would stand. Warmrvngu, I Miss Mischief, and Sedition may be roiiad ! upon, but Lady Lucy' is m the paddock, and so is Birkdals. The two crack thvee-ycar-clds. Counterfe'l and Masterpiece, are not likely to trouble the starter. At least the pair wal not. even if one does. Miscount will b? there, but the diftiiac? is too far for MencHp and Electrakcft", whilo (icMnndcr is hardly likely to ftantl winding up. Master Wairiki, Soultcria, axl Domino are all on the spot, and may pay up, but King Soult is none too sound. Others likely to make the acceptance are Antoinette, Labor Day, and those two good colts General La tour and Midnight Sun. The way m which the former finished m the Great Northern Guineas stamped him as a likely stayer, though whether his trainer will get him ready m time is another question. Santa Rosa is m the same stable as Waiinangu, and may start on Boxing Day m the interest of last yearn winner. Sanskrit is an Australianbred horse, owned by Dr Bennett. He ran unplaced m the Melbourne Cup, and may not be good enough to send across, though his owner will be present to ccc his two-year-old Erry Roe run at the same meeting. Salute got into a fence recently, and was knocked about ; and of- the long tail, Coronnndel, Maxwell, and Sea Elf are (he most likely to make the next payment. Hickenbotham, asked if he ever trained a Cup horso that could go fa&ter over a Ghort course than Trafalgar, answered " Not one." "Not even Carbine?" queried a friend. " No, not even Old Jack," returned Hickenbotham. " N<ir Newhaven either." Hickenbotham went on to say that m his half-mile sprint one Friday morning Trafalgar carried 9.5 and broke 50eec. He never had another horse under a Cup preparation to equal this. In the C. B. Fisher Plate at Flemington Mi' Green changed jockeys again. Godby standing down to give Harrison, who rides the black horse m his work, a chance on Comedy King. .Mr Green should be satisfied now, says " Terlinga," that it is not the fault of either M'Lachlan or Godby that Comedy King has been such a disappointment this spring. The English horse must be pretty robust. He ran on every day of the meeting, and his last effort was not hie worst. i

Dun.ird, brother to Mountain King, fetched 900gs at Melbourne. Tii'C race for the Middle Park Plate at Newmarket (Eng.) was a disappointing one. as the favorite (White Star) got badly away, and had little chance of winning. .Mr Joel proved successful m spite of this, however, as his other candidate, Absurd, made all the running and won very easily. The winner might have beaten White Star m any case, a6 his victory was gained m fins ctyle. He is by Sundridge out of Absurdity, and has now won four races m succession. Unfortunately he is not engaged m any of the classic races. Willonyx, one of the favorites for the Ceearewitch, put up a magnificent performance m carrying 9.5 to victory m the fast time of 3min 54^sec for the 2i miles. Ignition made the pace, and was well clear of his field six furlongs from home, but dropped back coon afterwards, aoid at that point Willonyx began to draw up to the leaders. At the bushes the top-weight dashed to the front, and, breasting the hill m fine etyle, passed the post three-quarters of a length to the good. Martingale 11. finished a long way m front of the others, Papavero just beating Mirador (the other favorite) for third place. Prior- to Willonyx's grand victory the record for the race was held by Sheen. Avho won, under 9.2, 21 years ago. The Premio Jockey Club, generally regarded as th-e Argentine Derby, was established almost 30 years ago. This year it provided a seneation, for the winner, Volador, who had performed most wretchedly m a poor-class event a week previously, started practically friendless. His price was much over ICO tc 1. Second to the son of Val dOr hi a desperate finish was Sixpence, who, had he not been .coupled with life stable companion General Rivae, would have returned an even greater dividend than Volador.

America is alive with fast trotting and pacing youngsters this season, more than ever before, and yet the hopples are not allowed this year en anything younger than a four-year-old. Frank Perry, a yearling, has paced a mile m 2min 15sec ; tflcy Belle," a two-year-old trotting filly, has covered a mile on a half-mile track iii 2min 19^sec ; a«d Peter Thompson, a three-year-old trotting gelding, "has trotted a mile m 2min B£sec. Sunstar's retirement from the turf was necessitated through his having sprung tin back tendon, not of his near foreleg, which had originally given trouble, but of his off one. His case is but another instance of what commonly happens — ths sound leg is sacrificed m an atempt, on behalf of the horse itself, to save the weak one.

, An extraordinary case of twin foals is reported from the Bushy Park Slud Farm. On November 3 Mr G. F. Moore's brood marc Carrara (Cravat — Mantelpiece) foaled a weak colt to Signor, and nine days later she foaled a fine strong filly. The colt died, but the filly promises well. Mr E. Dc Mestre, who won the first two Melbourne Cups with Archer, is at present residing at Bovvral, m New South Walts.

When the last English mail left F. Wootton had ridden 159 winners. C Trigg came next with 95 wins.

Mr Alfred Page, once well known as a breeder, died m Tasmania last week. He owned Horatio.

There is some talk of an English syndicate offering £30,000 for Willonyx, to keep him from going abroad.

Lord Emms broke his tail when ha fell m ths Steeplechase at Felmington. .New Zealand-bred Wild West, by Soult — The Squaw, won a race at Rosehill (N.S.W.) on the 11th inst.

iSir G. Clifford's cast-off. Sharpshooter won the principal event on the first day of the Williamstown (Vie.) races.

Fourteen started for the Williamstown Cup, of l,soosovs, lm 3f, on the 13th inst., and Duke Foots won by foui 1 lengths from Indiscreet. Bridge and Lady Medallist wore amongst the unplaced.

Followers of signs and portents "fell m" over a rather peculiar coincidence concerning Jacamar m the Melbourne Cup. The Cup was run on the 7th November, 1911 — 7.11.11 — and many people who noticed that Jacamar carried 7.11 and was No. 11 on the card jumped at the coincidence, and dropjied their sovereigns accordingly. Doughboy, winner of the .Ascot (Vie.) Thousand, is by Gluten from Golden Web. The time registered for the 5£f — lmin B|sec — is exceedingly fast, though not equal to that made by Wild Rose at Caulfield 20 years ago, that mare leaving the distance behind her m lmin 7sec.

In the race for the Melbourne Cup the first half-mile was run m 51sec, second half-mile 52isec, third half-mile 53£ sec, | fourth half-mile 50-fsec, last six furlongs lmin 17^Rec ; last mile, lmin 44-isec. The stakes during the four days of the V.R.C. Meeting, including owners' sweepstakes, amcunfed to £26,641, as against £24,337 last year and £23,078 m 1909. The Melbourne Cup this year was worth £5,642 to the owner of Tha Parisian. T. O'Brien, a New Zealand light-weight rider, has settled m Adelaide. All Green, by The Irish Horse from Colors, wen the Queensland Cup, ' 2m, on J the 8;h in?t. He belongs to W. L. Walker, a Northern Queensland station owner. ! For the Champion Stakes at Newmarket. • which is worth l.OCOsovs, Lemberg was 1 allowed to walk over, the fact that 150sovs j and 50sovs were offered for second and ' third not tempting any owner to oppose | last year's Derby winner. I On* October 4 Marajax brought Frank I Wootton's record to a. remarkable one m j connection ■ with the Xewbury Cup. In I 1507 he was second on Demure to The Page ; 1908, won on Maya ; 1909, won on Bridge of Earn ; 1910, won on Admiral j Togo 11. ; and on the same date was second on Marajax.

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THE TURF., Otautau Standard and Wallace County Chronicle, Volume VII, Issue 342, 28 November 1911

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