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The entries for the leading spring handicaps show a considerable falling-off from last year l though they compare favourably with those if previous years. The figures.are as follow : —

For the ensuing season Hermit's fee is 250 guineas, and it is announced that even at this immense charge his subscription is full. So great has been the rush lately on the Blankney horse that it has only been possible for a mare to get on the list as a favour. Several people take subscriptions regularly, and have done so for years ; and of course they have the preference over new offerers. There are glowing reports at Newmarket about the stock of Peter, the first of which will run this year. Peter had 16 foals in 1884, and seven of them were out of exceptionally good mares. Mr Chaplin mu6t regret that he did not buy Peter, who is a long way the best son of Hermit, and who, besides, greatly resembles his sire in appearance. Possibly the horse's temper scared him. Hermit will soon have attained a patriarchal age for a sire, and when he dies Mr Chaplin will have no successor to him. Galopin, who is the second sire at Blankney, represents a different strain of blood, and would not suit many of the best mares in the stud. Galopin's fee is 150 guineas, which is quite enough, although he has been very successful, and in St. Simon he sired a horse that was quite as smart as he was himself. The nominations for the Ascot Cup includes Plaisanterie, Paradox, St. Gatien, Minting, Bird of Freedom, Althorp, and several sealed-up entries from powerful stables. The stewards of the Jockey Club have passed a new rule under which owners will be prohibited from making personal complaints to the handicappers. This is a very salutary addition to the laws of the Turf, and most assuredly it has not been proposed before it was urgently required, for the fantastic freaks ef defeated owners have lately threatened to become an intolerable nuisance. — [This rule might well be included in the new racing rules just decided on by the Dunedin and Canterbury Jockey Clubs, for some protection to handicappers is assuredly needed. — Beacon.] The latest betting on the great events of the spring is as follows :—: — TWO THOUSAND GUINEAS. 600 to 200 agsfc Minting 2000 — 100 Ormonde, DERBY. 1150 — 200 Ormonde 350— 50 The Bard 2000 — 100 Whifcefriar. The Liberator, the aged son of Dan O'Connell and Mary O'Toole, is nominated by Mr E» Woodland for the Liverpool Grand National' and the Grand International Steeplechase at Sandown Park. The name of the old gelding is not strange to the list of entries for the cross-country blue riband, nor is he unacquainted with the Aintree track, for he won the big evei\t at Liverpool in 1879, was second the following year, and had run third in 1877. In addition he was unplaced in 1876, 1881, and 1882, but on each of these occasions came down.' The Liberator, who is now 17 years old, was sold for 81 guineas aij .Tattersall's in October last,

BACMajIN NEW ZEALAND. • D.J.C. AUTUMN MEETING. . Second Day — February 25. Thursday was somewhat of an " off day," but the attendance at Forbury Park was neverthe- " less' good — smaller,' of course, than was the case on Cup Day, but still a very fair representative -gathering, . composed almost entirely of people, really interested in racing and inclined to speculate. This was proved by the very slight decrease dn the gross amount passed through the totalisator machines. Outside in the enclosure the "goose and' monkey" men did a brisk business, feeling themselves no doubt refreshed and stimulated by.' the • decision given in-.: their t - favour 1 -in the Police- Court .that. morning."' Some closely-contested finishes , wererseenj-as'on 'the first day, and Necklace justified her game < running in the Cup by whining, thejjockey Club Handicap with comparative .ease,' distancing everything else but her stable companion Derringer. The stewards , must .be complimented upon the determination they showed to keep stricter time than on the first day, and the result "was that spectators were allowed to see the'final event and yet reach town at a reasonable dinner hour. The weather was dull and ,a; little' rain fell during the day, but not.sufficjent to cause much inconvenience. Thec6urse','fiowever,'was scarcely in such splendid condition as oniWednesday. Appended are .details, of the various, events : — „ . '-, .-.TALLY-HO HANDICAP, Of -120 soys ; second horse 20 bovb, third 10 soys from ■t . ' -the stakes. Two miles and a distance. "Mr H Lunna' b g Kingask, by Hero— Toi, 6yrs, /10st91b' ' ... ... , ... (Lyford) 1 • Messrs' M and C Hobbs' b h Borderman, 6yrs, llst..i ■ •' ... ' • ... (Mazengarb) 2 , Mr T Shennan's eh. m Mainboom, 4yrs, 9st 7lb „.i'T ' (Stewart) 3 j Mr T Sheenan's eh a Master Agnes, syrs, 12st 51b ' , , - (Owner) 0 Mr' W W Greener's eh g Trapper, aged, list 2lb < I ■' .;,'..< • v' ' ' (J Cotton) 0 Mr P Murphy's eh g Marquis, aged,"9st 121b , *r (Miller) 0 Betting-: Even agst Master Agnes, 2 to 1 f Trapper, sto r Borderman.— ' ' Garibaldi and Mayboy were scratched. They' were sent away well, and Mainboom showed in front at the first hurdle, with Marquis second andi Trapper third, Borderman and King1' ask coming next, and Master Agnes last. At a ' quarter of a mile Mainboom still had command, ,but Marquis dropped' away here, yielding place to. Borderman, and was never able to show up afterwards. Along the back of the course ' Borderman and Trapper, in the order named, 'attended closely on the chestnut, and rounding into the straight the latter was about a length and a-half to the good. The jumping from * start to ifnish was clean and clever. The stand was passed .for ,the second time by Mainboom Borderman,., ..Trapper, Kingask, and Master Agnes in this order ; ' the top-weight, who had been warmly fancied. by backers, never. being able to get 'his colours near- the front. • After a mile and a-half had gone Bordermau ranged up to the leader, but was "shaken off again, and Cotton was seen'to be moving ,on Trapper. Mainboom nevertheless maintained her place into the straight and cleared- the last hurdle a bit ahead of Bordermari,' who was the only one that then looked dangerous. Cotton had been driving Trapper along hard for; the last few hundred yards, but he was evidently out of the running., , At, the. distance-post Mainboom looked all over a winner, but^Borderman with a strong* effort', '.drew ' alongside him. Simul/tanediisly;h'owever,"Singask came up very fast ' pri'th^ QutsideJ and fairly outpacing the 'pair, Won',neatly by 'a length' 'from' Borderman, Mainb'oqni finishing' striother half-length in the rear; Trapper 'jwas' eased ',oS]' afad. finished a bad fotfrth'jiM In 1 frohif^6f Master 'AgneS. Time, '.^s^boi;'" ' '•";, ,'. *'" " ' "ijfiSSS'was invested in the totalisators, ' Dividends -/Inside,' £7 8s 6d ; outside, £11 0s Bd. "' , .'" -"ififaY STAKES 1^ , J _ - .Of 200 soy's.-with a sweepstalce of 5 abvs each. ' The '' second. hoVae to receiye"2o soys, the third' 10 soys ' "frdnf the' stakes', 'For two-year-olds'. Five fur•■.•■tyofifes.l ' 1. ■- '• v - ;■■''■ •■> MrGG Stead's b f Sierra, 1 by "Apremont—Hammock, 7st 81b „.,, , ... (White) 1 Hon G M'Leau's b c St. Ives', 6st 51b (Myers) 2 Mr P' Butler's brc Artillery, 9st ... (Stratford) 3 Mr H Goodman's eh f Apropos, Bst 101b ' r , j' 'S ' , (Loughlin) 0 Mr J Ste'phtmson'e b' f , by Apremont— Red Rose, . 7sfcl2lb'^,'; '.','•» •' •» „ „,.», (Boyle) 0 BettingY6'to 4 agstrArt^leryj^tp' 2Apropos, 4to 1 any.otfofer. ■ After one or two breaks-away, Mr Dodson lowered the flag to an, excellent start. Sierra and Apropos showed a shade in front, and Artillery,*was last.' Sierra at once took up the running, and won the race' right out from start to finish. .Her closest attendants for the first half of the journey were the Red Rose filly and St. Ives, Artillery ranging up into fourth place, and Apropos falling back into the ruck. The leaders ran pretty well in a cluster round the bottom of the' course, but Sierra kept her " colours a shade in front, and before rounding into the straight Mr Stephenson's filly had cried a go. Artillery was at that point sent along, and for a moment' looked' as though he would have a say in the : matter, but he died away again, aud finished under the whip an indifferent third. »• St.. Ives, who had been running close up throughout,' was the , only one .who challenged the leader' ( ; in the run homey and 'as he was , m difficulties, at the distance-post Sierra came : away untouched, and won a very comfortable race by.^a length;. Artillery third, half-a-dozen lengths behind; the Red. Rose filly fourth, , Apropos last. ., Time,'lmin t( ssec. ■" " ■ ' '£1452 was invested in the totalisators. Dividends : Insiders 13s 6d ; outside, £4 3s. dunbdiSf jockey club handicap, . , s ,-Of 400 sovsi^with a sweepstake of 6 soys each; " second' horse 80_eovs, third horse 40 soys from the stakes. y One niile"and three-quarters. Mr John Marshall's br m f Necklace.'bV Musket— • Locket, 4yrs,- Sst Blb - 1 .: v. . m•. ,y. , (Sutherland) 1 Mr J^MajrshaU'B br.gDerripger, 3yra, 7st 21b •'"^!?J?'^? nis VATaßW,'aged!.flßUlb(K«mj 3 • MrJ'Pilbrow'Bbc,Fusiliade';3yr?'/78t 121b 1 '' X ' ' 'J ! •'!''■ ■• t' (Clark)- o''Hon G'M' Lean's br in LadyEmraa, 1 aged,-7st 10lb f-Vf -V _.„-•■' ' ' '■ '■!■ . . , ■ (Loughlin) 0 , . Mr, J Stephenson's b c Everton. ,Lad, 3yrs, 7et ; ' I ? r SHiggott'a ctic Patrician, 3yrs, 6st' (earne r d '/6st2flb) ";.-. ■•"*.. f - ■•.'. (Htixtable) 0 • , ' .Betting : Even against Necklace, 3to 1 Tas- • ,maß;'.s;to 1- any other: 1 '"-' ' "Netapn, .Hermitage, aqd 'Jupiter were scratched/- ' ' ••. v '' _• • ' ' . After' 'one break-away they were' dismissed, Lady Emma getting the best of the start, and Everton Lad being dilatory in leaving the post. He made up his lost ground rapidly, • however. • Derringer, stuck closely to Mr M'Lean's mare, and overhauling her at the back of the' course the pair travelled for some distance in company. Fusillade lay third and Patrician fourth, Necklace whipping in. Rounding the bottom turn Lady Emma had again asserted herself and was leading, with Derringer second, Fusillade third,, Patrician and Everton Lad next, Tasman and Necklace in the rear. Hore Everton Lad was pushed along, and the

whole field closing up they swept past the stand in somewhat altered 1 order, Derringer slightly leading from Everton Lad, Lady Emma third, Fusillade, Patriciau, and Necklace lying very handy, and Tasman last. At the corner, nearly a mile from the start, Derringer and Everton Lad were travelling neck-and-neck, and they drew away from the field at the back oE the course. Lady Emma went back a bit here, while both Necklace and Tasman slightly improved their positions. The field closed up again at the mile and a-half, Derriuger, Everton Lad, Fusillade, and Patrician all being nearly abreast, and they were joined by Lady Emma, who came again at this point. Tasman was also coming up fast. On turning into the straight they were all in it, but Derringer led out again, and succeeded in disposing of everybody but his stable companion, who came through the field, challenged him at the distance post, and won pretty comfortably by a length. Tasman finished leisurely in third place, Everton Lad fourth^ Patrician, fifth. Time, 3min'll|sec. £1831 was in the totalisators. Dividends: Inside, £5 4s ; outside, £2 13s 6d. WINNERS OF THE JOCKEY CLUB HANDICAP.

NOVEL RACE. HANDICAP, Of 100 soys. One mile. Mr -H Goodman's b g Billy, by Cassivellaunus — Scud mure, aged, Bst 121b ... (All-n) 1 Mr R H Crocker's eh m Nelly, 6 yrs, 7st 71b (White) 2 Mr J E Pilbrow's br m May, syrs, Bst (Parker) 3 Mr M Gordon's blk g Blackboy, aged, 7sfc 71b (Sharp) 0 Mr A Smith's br m Iris, 4yrs, 7st 31b... (Smith) 0 Hon G M'Leau's b g Matanaka, 6yrs, 7st (Myers) 0 Mr F Lambert's br f Camerine, 3yrs, 6st (Dodci) 0 Mr W-H Taggart's eh f Martyr filly, 3yrs, 6st (Cochrane) 0 Betting : 2to 1 agst Billy, sto 2 May, 4to 1 Blackboy. Conundrum and Forest King were scratched. • Billy jumped away with the best of the start, with Martyr filly next to him. May was all behind at the fall of the flag, but pelted away in hot pursuit, and before a quarter of a mile had been covered was running second, with Nelly as an attendant. This pair kept up the chase along the back stretch, the others straggling out, with Matanaka nowhere. At the bottom of the course Nelly was sent up, and passing May,made afinefinishofitwithßilly. She overhauled him in the straight, and they raced past the distance-post locked together. Both Allen and White were busy with their whips, and a, dozen yards from home Billy managed to outbid his opponent, and drawing gradually away,won by a neck, being ridden out to the bitter end. May was a tolerable third. Time, lmin 48|sec. ' £1893 was invested in the totalisators. Dividends : Inside, £3 2s 6d ; outside, £3 12s. RAILWAY PLATE, Of 100 soys. For two-year-olds and upwards. Weight for age. Four furlongs. Mr E Lyons' b c, by Albany — Fallacy, 2yrs, 7st (Cochrane) 1 Mr G G Stead's b f Sierra, 2yra, 6st 121b (White) 2 Mr H Hammond's eh g Rocket, 6yrs, Bst 111b (Loughlin) 3 Mr J Marshall's blk h Turquoise, 6yrs, 9st (Sutherland) 0 Mr W C Webb's b m Venus, 4yrs, Bst 121b " ' (Stratford) 0 Mr D O'Brien's b m Water Colour, syrs, Bst 121b (Kean) 0 Mr R Brown'a b m Molly Bawn, 6yrs, Bst 121b (Cotton) 0 Betting: 3to2«gst Turquoise, 2 to 1 Molly Bawn, 6 to 1 Fallacy colt. Necklace, Conundrum, St. Ives, Red Rose filly, Indolence, and Apropos were srratched. Aa indifferent start was effected, of which Sierra got tne best, Molly Bawn hanging at the post. Mr Stead's filly held the advantage for half the journey, with the Fallacy colt next, then Rocket, Venus, and Turquoise leading the second file At the half-distance the Fallacy colt collared Sierra, and they entered the straight side by side, attended by Rocket. Sierra was under the whip 100 yards from home, and managed to draw a bit away, but the colt was not to be denied, and persisting he ranged up again and wore Sierra down a few yards from home. Both were ridden right out, and a neck only separated them on the post. Rocket was a very close third, a bare length behind, and Turquoise fourth. Time, 50£ sec. £1840 was invested in the totalisators. Dividends : Inside, £7 11s 6d ; outside, £8 3s 6d. SUBUBBAN WELTER HANDICAP, Of 150 soys, with a sweepstake of 3 soys each. The second hor6e to receive 20 soya, the third horse 10 soys from the stakes. One mile and a fur- ' lon gMr P Butler's b g Titbit, by Musket— Renga, 3yrs, • ' f .'lb " ' ... ... ' ... (Stratford)' 1 Hon v M'Leau's br c Rubezahl, 4yrs* 7sfc 121b • (Loughlin) 2 Mr J Stephenson's eh h Taiaroa, syrs, lOBt 21b (Waddle) 3 Mr R Brown's b m Molly Bawn, 6yrs, 9st 121b (Cotton) 0 Mr H Hammond's eh g Rocket, 6yrs, 9st 71b (Rudings) 0 Messrs M and O Hobbs' b g Jack, Syrs, 9st 51b 1 , . , ' (Hobbs) 0 Mr W Weston'a d g Conundrum, 6yrs, BBt 101b • ■• ' I ' (White) 0 /The s^art was a good one, and Molly Bawn at once darted to the front. Approaching the stand Jack- lay second, with Rocket third ; Titbit, Rubezahl, and Taiaroa following in the order> named. Round the bend, a-quarter of a mile from the start, Molly BaWn. still led, but Conundrum had forged into second place, Mr M'Lean's representative and Jack coming next. At the back of the course Molly Bawn was hurried along smartly, and did manage to leave the field for the time being, but she was compelled to come back again a bit, and at the bottom of the course they had closed up considerably. Before the mile had been covered Molly Bawn was in difficulties, and fell back beaten ; while the others came one after another, and entered the straight in a cluster. They were all in it at this point, but Rubpzahl (who had travelled up very quickly), Titbit, and Rocket gradually left the others, and the two former contested the race warmly in the run home. From the distance Titbit had unmistakably the best of it, 1 and fairly heading Rubezahl won comfortably by | a length and a-half. Taiaroa was a fair third. Time, 2min 3§sec. £1173 was in the totalisators. Dividends: Inside, £2 14s 6d ; outside, £2 ],3s 6d.

HACK RACE, Of 25 BOVB, open to all horses. Six Furlongs. No weight under Sst. Mr R Crocker's eh vn Nelly, by Albauy— Seadrift, 6 yrs ... ... ... (Brown) 1 Mr R Crocker's r m Silver Queen ... (Millar) 2 Mr S Alexander's eh m Duchess of Albany (White) 3 J. Harrington's eh m Kato Kelly, J. Hamilton's b g Resartus, M. Sherwin's eh g Furtrader, J. Milne's b g Meteor, A. M'Kay's b g Paddy, F. Lambeth's br m Camerine, and A. Smith's br m Little Nelly were the other starters. Silver Queen went away with the lead and looked like winning, but on entering the straight it was 6een that Nelly had assumed the lead, with Duchess of Albany coming up strongly from the ruck. A good race home ensued, but Nelly could not be caught, and she won by a length from the roan mare ; Mr Alexander's representative was a good third. The others straggled in several lengths behind, Resartus last of all. Time, lmin 22£ sec. Totalisators : Outside, £458— dividend, £3 4s ; inside, £1143— dividend, £2 14s. Thihd Day— February 27. The Jockey Club were favoured with beautiful weather on Saturday morning, a circumstance that helped to draw an exceedingly large attendance to Forbury Park. The crowd was indeed very little smaller than on Cup day. During the morning the heat was rather inconveniently felt; but in the afternoon a strong breeze sprang up, which raised a great deal of dust and did not add much to the general enjoyment. This minor drawback, however, did not deter the majority of spectators from waiting to see the sport out to the very end. Speculation was particularly brisk, aud a sum of £11,354 was passed through the totalisators, making the amount invested during the three days £34,313. There were no very close finishes on Saturday, Necklace having comparatively little trouble in securing the principal event, a victory for which her excellent running in the Cup fully prepared the public. A big dividend was paid over Rocket, who upset anticipations in the Flying Handicap ; and should Meteor be upheld as the winner of the Consolation, there will be an even larger sum for lucky i nvestors on that event. It should be mentioned that the Naval Brigade Band, under Mr Charles Coombs, have contributed a great deal to the enjoyment 'of visitors by their excellent playing during the three days' racing. Appended are details of the various events : — HANDICAP STEEPLECHASE, Of 150 soys. Second horse 30 soys, third 20 soys from the stakes. About three mllea. Mr H Lunn's eh g Canard, by Anteros — Gossip. aged, 12st 71b ... ... ... (Lunn) 1 Messrs M and C Hobbs' b g Moody, aged, list 81b (Mazengarb) 2 Mr W Weston's blk g Medico, aged, lOst 31b (Sheenan) 3 Mr G Rhodes' eh g Chance, 6vs, list 12lb (Lyford) 0 Mr T Sheenan's oh m Mainboom, 4yrs, lOst (Stewart) 0 Betting : 3to 2 against Moody, 2 to 1 bar one. Trapper waa scratched. Moody led at the start, with Canard, second ; Mainboom, Medico, and Chance following in that order. At the third jump, half a mile from the start, Mainboom ran into the lead and j finished the first mile with a clear advantage of Moody and Canard, who took the stand hurdles side by side; Chance still last. During the second mile Mainboom struck once, but nevertheless drew considerably away from the others, and was five lengths ahead on passing the stand for the second time. Here, however, she c.wne to grief, falling at the second of the stand jumps and throwing her rider heavily. Stewart pluckily remounted and continued the pursuit, but the mare's chance was gone. Canard and Moody went on in the van, but at two miles and a-half they were passed by Medico, who was not able, however, to keep his lead long. At the bottom of the course Canard came very strong, and disposing of Mr Weston's representative without any difficulty, took the last jump with a clear advantage. Bloody, though,' had still to be reckoned with, as making a game effort he dispossessed the chestnut of the lead 100 yards from home; but Canard responded to the call upon him, and, stalling off the challenge, passed the post a length and a-half to the good. Medico finished an indifferent third, and Chance ran consistently last throughout. Time, 6min 55|sec. There was £951 invested in the totalisators. Dividends : Inside, £3 13s 6d ; outside, £4 18s. HOPEFUL STAKES. Qf 130 soys, with a sweepstake of 3 soys each. Second horse 20 soys, the third horse 10 soya from the stakes. For two and three-ytar-olds only. Six furlongs. Mr E Lyons' b o, by Albany— Fallacy. 2yrs, 7et 9R> ... ... ... ... (Loughlin) 1 Hon G M'Lean's b c St. Ives, 2yrs, ssit 81b (Myers) 2 Mr P Butler's b g Titbit, 3yrs, Bst 71b (Stratford) 3 Mr J Stephfanscn's bo iwerton Lad, 3yrs, Bst 31b (Boyle) 0 Mr H Goodman's eh f Apropos, 2yrs, 7st 31b (White) 0 Mr J Seymour's b f Indolence, 3yrs, sst 101b (carried 6st lib) ... ...(Cochrane) 0 Betting: 3 to 2 agst Everton Lad, 2 to 1 Titbit, 3 to 1 Fallacy colt. St. Ives went to the fron,t at first, with the Fallacy cplt and Apropos in close attendance. Mr M'Lean's colt was leading by some lengths when half the journey was over, but round the bend of the course the Fallacy colt drew up to him and led into the straight. Apropos, Indolence, and Titbit were the next in order v Everton Lad last. St. Ives came again in the run home and made a strong bid for victory, but the Fallacy colt managed to keep him off aud wpn neatly by half a length. Titbit, who travelled up fast at the finish, was a fair third. Time, lmin 18fsec. £1345 was invested in the machines. Dividends : Inside, £4 12s 6d ; outside, £4 125. FORBURY HANDICAP, Of 300 soys, with a sweepstake of 5 soys each ; second ' horse 60 soys, third horse 30 soys from the stakes. One mile and a-half. Mr John Marshall's br m Neoklace, by Musket — Locket, 4yrs, 9st 31b ... ... (Sutherland) 1 Mr D O'Brien's b Jc Hermitage, 3yrs, 7st 51b (White) 2 Mr John Marshall's br c Derringer, 3yrs, 7st 101b (Byers) 3 Hon G M'Lean's br m Lady Emma, aged, 7st (Huxtable) 0 Mr J Stephenaon's eh h Taiaroa, 6yrs,-6st 101b (Dyer) 0 Mr H Hammond's eh g Rocket, 6yrs, 6st 71b (Clark) 0 Hon G M'Lean's b c Rubezahl, 4yrs, sst 101b (Myers) 0 Betting : 3 to 2 agst Necklace, 3 to 1 Derringer, 4 to 1 Lady Emma. The start was a fair one, and Rocket jumped away to the front, with Lady Emma next, Hermitage third. This order was quickly changed, as Derringer supplanted Lady Emma in second place at the bottom of the course, Rubezahl and Hermitage lying next, and Necklace running in the ruck. Rocket still kept command of affairs turning into the straight, but Derringer began to overhaul him and they approached the stand side by side, Hermitage travelling third, three lengths behind ; Lady Emma and Taiaroa next

in close company. Rounding the top corner : Derringer gave Rocket the go-by, and Hermitage soon after deprived him of second place. Rocket then disappeared from the race, but Necklace began to go through the horses at the back of the course, and Taiaroa also made an effort, but died away again. When a mile had been covered Necklace had ranged up alongside Hermitage and was rapidly overhaulin g her stable companion. Lady Emma lay fourth here, but could not get near the leaders. The three — ' Derringer, Hermitage, and Necklace — rounded the home turn almost abreast, all under the whip. Derringer was beaten at the distance-post, and Necklace drawing steadily away from Hermitage won by a length, three lengths separating second and third. Lady Emma' was fourth, Rubezahl fifth, Taiaroa last. Time, 2min 42sec. There was £2181 invested in the totalisator machines. Dividends : Inside, £4 10s (£2 tickets) ; outside, £2 16s 6d (£1 tickets). WINNERS OF THE FORBURY HANDICAP.

MARSHALL MEMORIAL STAKES, Of 150 bovb, with a •Bweepstake of 5 soys each ; second horse 20 soys, third 10 soys from the stakes. Weight for age, with penalties and allowances. One mile and quarter, , Major George's eh h Nelson, by King Cole — My , Idea, syrs, 9st 21b ... ... (Brown) 1 Mr D O'Brien's br h Tasnian aged, 9st 21b (Kean) 2 Mr J Marshall's blk h Turquoise, 6yrs, 9st 21b (Sutherland) 3 Matanaka, Necklace, and Water Colour were scratched, leaving three only in it. The betting was 3 to 1 on Nelson. Nelson led from start to finish, Tasman , sticking to him persistently, and Turquoise in the rear. The job was altogether too tough for Tasman, and the whip was on him as they turned into the straight, when Nelson came away without any difficulty and won as he liked. Time, 2min 15sec. £2275 was in the totalisators. Dividends : Inside, £1 8d ; outside, £1 8s 6d. FLYING HANDICAP, Of 100 soys, with a sweepstake of 2 soys each, to go to the second horse. The winner of the Forbury Handicap to carry 71b extra. One mile. Mr H Hammond's eh g Rocket, by Anteros — Olymeneus mare, 6yrs, 6st lAb (White) 1 , Mr R Brown's b m Molly Bawn,6yrs, Oat 131b (Cochrawe) 2 Mr P Butler's b g Titbit, 3yrs, 7st 21b (Hux'able) 3 Mr J Marshall's br c Derringer, ";yrs, Bst (Byers) 0 MrJ Stephenson's b h Captain Webster, Syrs, 7st 31b ... ' ..'. ... (Sharp) 0 Mr T Sheehan'a eh g Master Agnes, Syrs, 7st 31b (carried 7st 131b) ... ... (Stratford) 0 Betting : 2 to 1 against Derringer, 3 to 1 Molly Bawn aud Titbit, 5 to 1 any other. Necklace, Everton Lad, Conundrum, and Rubezahl were scratched. Mr Dodson sent them .away to a splendid ' start, and Molly Bawn, in her usual style, darted away to the front, with Captain Webster second Rocket well up, aud Derringer last. Ata-quarter of a mile Rocket ran into second place and Molly Bawn began to leave the rest of the field, putting five or six lengths to her credit along the back stretch. Titbit was third, but they were running in straggling order. After half a mile had gone it looked more than doubtful whether Molly Bawn could score another win with her old tactics, and she had come back considerably at the bottom of the course. Rocket from that point continued to overhaul her, passed' into the lead at the last turn, and thoroughly shut the mare up in the run home. Titbit came fast in the straight, and was at Molly Bawn's girths at the finish. Gap.tain Webster was fourth, a length behind. Time, lmin 47sec. £1394 was invested in the totalisators. Dividends : Inside, £17 18s ; outside, £17 18s 6d. HACK RACE, Of 20 soys. Q,pen to all horses. Four furlongs. No weight under Bst, The winner of the Totalisator Benevolent Gift to carry 101b extra ; the winner of the Hack Race to carry 71b extra ; or of both, 141b extra. Winner to be sold by auction for 20 soys, and any surplus to go to the funds. , Mr R Crocknf 's v m Silver Queen, by Papapa — Trumpeter's dam, 4yrs ... (Sutherland) 1 Mr T Alexander's b g Forest King (Purdham) 2 Mr F Lambert's br f Camerine ... (Griff en) 3 Redcliffe, Ned Kelly, and May also ran. Silver Queen was made a decided favourite, level money only being obtainable ; 2 to 1 agst May ; 3 and 4to 1 the others. Silver Queen took the lead from the start, which was a very bad one. She was pursued by Camerine and .Forest King, but the former was in difficulties at the distance-post and yielded place to Forest King, who was, however,- unable to get near the leader. Time, 52|sec. There were £1862 in the totalisators. Dividends: Inside, £2 ; outside, £2 0s 6d. CONSOLATION HANDICAP, Of 80 soys. The second horse to rerive 20 soys from the stakes. One mile. > Mr J Milne's b g Meteor, by Kauri or Traducer— Eleauor, 7st ... ... ... „., j Mr J Stephenson's eh h Taiaroa, 6yrs, Bst 71b ... 2 Hon G M'Lean's br c Rubezahl, 4yrs, 7st 71b ... 3 Messrs M and 0 Hobbs' bg Jack, syrs, Bst 21b ... 0 Mr S Higgott's eh c Patrician, 3yrs, Bst ' ... 0 Mr W Weston's b g Conundrum, 6yrs, 7st 131b ... 0 r D O'Brien's br m Water Colour, 6yrs, 7st 51b 0 Mr J E Pilbrow's br m May, syrs, 75t ... ...'0 Patrician, Conundrum, and Water Colour were most fancied. , . Water Colour was left at the post, and Meteor jumped away to the front, with Rubezahl second and Conundrum • third. Taiaroa travelled up at the bottom of the course, but neither he nor Rubezahl was able to collar the outsider, who held a strong lead all the way up the sbraight and passed the post three lengths to the good. The others were in open order; Patrician fourth. . Immediately after the race Mr Stephenson entered a protest against the stakes being paid to the owner of Meteor, on the ground that the horse had only been ridden in a hack race and 1 was therefore not qualified to run in the Con- 1 solation. In a postscript Mr Stephenson added : i " The horse was not ridden out to win in the ' Hack Race." , : After considering the protest for about half 1 an hour, Mr S. G. Smith announced that the i stewards had decided to postpone further con- 1 sideration of it till Monday, and that in the 1 meantime no money would be paid out from • the totalisators. £1446 was invested in the i machines. . ' ; A meeting of the stewards of the D.J.C. was

held on Monday evening to consider the protest which had been lodged against the stakes being paid over to the owner of Meteor, ttie horse which came in first in the Consolation Race. After a deal of consideration, it was, resolved—" That the horse Meteor bo disqualified for the Consolation, he not being duly qualified, and the stakes paid to Taiaroa, the second horse ; that the money invested in the, total isafcors. on the horse Meteor be returned, and' that Messrs Mason and Roberts be instructed to distribute the money between the hours of 10 And 2 on Tuesday, March 2, at the office of the Dunedin Jockey Club."

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ENGLISH., Otago Witness, Issue 1789, 6 March 1886

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