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IN A NUTSHELL.

— Daddy Longlegs has been turned out for a spell. — The Amberley Racing Club have £25 in hand. —Wai-iti, dam of .Fusillade, has arrived to Le Loup. —Mr T. Gibson has declined to sell Wardrobe for £125. —I understand that Melbourne is . Trump Card's destination. —Mr C. Turnbull has thrown Warlock out of work for a two month's spell. „ , — The Hon. J. White's Derby colts are entered for the Eclipse Stakes of 1891. - .-. — Win ton and Maniototo programmes approver! by the metropolitan club. , —The death of Warama (by Ramarama— Amj ) is announced from Napier. — Paddy, the four- year-old son of Anterosand Atalanta, has been shipped to Sydney." — Tapanui racecourse is open for training when the weather is fine and the, going firm. —It is the near foreleg giving way that has caused Dunlop's retirement from the turf. , — Secretary has temporarily left Cotton's b table and is now rusticating up the Waikaka way. 1 - — Ayrshire was believed: to be quite sound again at the time the last mail left England. —Odds of £1450 to £1000 were laid in August on Ayrshire, Seabreeze, and Crowberry, mixed, for the St. Leger. — It is feared that there is a screw loose with Crowberry, one of the crack three-year-olds in the Old Country. — Within a day of its being known that Minting next spring would begin stud life eyery nomination was secured. —Mason and Roberts passed £1113 through the totalisator at the Kurow meeting. This is £214 more than last year. — Mr Gannon's Merriment, by Goldsbrough— Happy Thought, won the Hobartville Plate at Rosehil], beating 16 others. —Dividend, winner of the Mentone Cap, is engaged in the Caulfield Cup, his weight now beinp raised from 7.10 to 8.3. —Mr Williamson has again taken up the Auckland steeplechaser Omata in the hope of getting another race out of him. — Mohawk, asonof Splendour, weighed out for the Hobartville Plate at Rosehill, but threw his jockey in the preliminary canter. —Cinderella was backed to win £2000 at 4's and s's in the Sprinters' Handicap at Rosehil)* She won in a canter in lmin lGsec. — Melos, the winner of the A. J.C. Derby, was purchased by Mr W. Gannon for 500gs at the sale of the local yearlings in 1887. — The Otago Hunt] Club were the recipients of a benefit at the Palace Skating Rink the other evening, and received half the proceeds. — On August 10 Watts and Barrett had changed places in. the list of winning jockeys, the latter having scored 67 to Waits' 65, —The Referee says that the Lancaster Park Club contemplates assuming the functions of a metropolitan' club so far as trotting is' concerned. * —In four years Mr White has won no less than £55,000 in stakes, and his stud is now four times as valuable as it was a few years ago.— "Augur." — St. S within is at present quartered with the rest of the Hon.G. M'Lean's horses at St. Olair. I understand that unless sold he will be put into work at once. — Since the withdrawal ' of Oarbine from the C.J.U. Derby backers have divided their'attentions about equally between Manton and Sdm« moil, while Chain Shot bos not been neglected. — Lord Deerhurst, who will be remembered in connection with a case in which a bookmaker named Sutton was concerned, has joined a firm of well-known brokers on the, London Stock Exchange. — A horse named Rebellion won no less than four races in one day at Cloncurry (Queensland) recently, and .in three of these Casino ohased the winner home. — Lady Betty has been scratched for all her spring engagements in New South Wales. It is generally believed that, she will not be seen in public till the autumn. — The Adelaide folk who have been hankering after the joys of the totalisator should' be happy now, for the Governor has given his assent to the bill authorising the legalisation of the machine. — A member of Bowes' Tattersall's perpetrated a joke upon another a few days ago. He had a disputed wager, which he was compelled to pay, and had satisfaction by tendering the sum in threepenny bits. — We may bid farewell to the assumed name of Mr Manton, for the horses hitherto running under that style and title are now nominated by Mr Henry Milner, the newly-wedded husband of the Duchess of Moutrose. — Mr S. Mercer's Shifnal was scratched for all : engagements at the Palmerston meeting at 9.21 a.m. on Saturday. Mr J. Everest sold the privileges in connection with the same meeting, which realised the sum of £67. — Concerning two of the winners at Kurow, I am told that Sophie is a daughter of Sorcerer and Cheater's dam, while Windsor claims Hotspur as sire, his dam being the notorious Mabel, who was disqualified many years ago. —Thirty years ago the veteran jockey J. Osborne won the Goodwood Cup on Mr Merry's Saunterer, and last month he steered to victory, over the same course, the winners of the Rous Memorial Stakes and Goodwood Corinthian Plate. j — Tradition, a horse about whom there is a lot of talk in Australia, is out of an imported marc named Bridal Wreath, who was bred in England in 1871. She was got by King John j from Bouquet, by Bay Middleton from Violet, by ■ Melbourne. —This season's two-year-olds in England are accounted a rather poor lot. Donovan, who is nothing extraordinary by comparison with the two-year-olds of an average season, frightened all but three out of the Prince of Wales Stakes ! at Goodwood. — A very proper outcry has been raised in England agaiust gracing On a Monday, which is condemned for several reasons, one being that it involves a great deal of Suuday travelling, and deprives of legitimate rest a number of people already too bajdly worked. — A Saratoga dispatch of August 7 says :— A fight occurred at Shields', just outside the race track, during which the , 'coloured steeplechase jockey Hueston was beaten to death with a loaded cane. His assailant was a coloured hanger-on of racing stables, known as Boston, who has not yet been arrested. —Mr J. Blundell Maple, M.P., has purchased the house at Newmarket that belonged' to the late Fred Archer. Ho tells Sporting Life that on having the place examined, the drains were found to be in a most p'oisosous state, and that the deaths of Mr and Mrs Archer were undoubtedly due to this lamentable state of affairs. ; _ , —Sea Shell, by Hermit out of Stray Shot, and therefore an own sister to Shotover, made her debut in the Asfcley -Stakes, at Lewes, and won that event by a neck, after a ve*y fine race with Lancashire Lad. This promising filly cost Lord Calthorpe 1150gs at the sale of the Blankney yearlings, andbids fair to. contribute in no small degree in maintaining the great reputation of her sire. • - > ' — Diok Swiveller is being trained by J* Nichol

son, who prepared Diinlop for the last Melbourne Cup. And • Tommy Sanders, who rode Dunlop, is on Swiveller's back at daily exercise. And both names begin with aD. And there are 13 letters in Dick Swiveller's name, while there were (or are still) six in Dunlop's. And there is an "1 " in both names. And but there is no need to say more to put the lover of coincidences on the right track. — Although known to be a wealthy man during his lengthy racing career, few of the late Mr H. Hargreaves' old associates were prepared for the enormous value of. his personalty, which was recently sworn over £150,000. Some of his largest coups were realised over Alice Hawthorne's and Millipede's Chester Cups, Ellington's Derby, Vidette's and Lord of the Isle's Two {Thousands, Faugh-a-Ballagh's St. Leger, and Hartington's Cesarewitch. — A writ for £500 has been served upon the New Zealand Stud Company by Mr J. Marshall, the well - known horse owner. The Musket — Locket filly Necklet when purchased by Mr Marshall in January last from the company was engaged in the First and Second Foal Stakes, to be run at the A.J.C. meeting. The filly was not duly transferred to Mr Marshall's name, and when the first forfeit became due she was withdrawn with the others of the company's nominations. Mr Marshall now takes action on the ground that the company had no right to scratch the filly, even though he had not procured a transfer. — A new departure in the way of racing took place at Kurow races last week. A horse called Wallace was entered for the trot, and his owner informed some of the bystanders that the horse would win " if he didn't stop to scratch his ear." This was looked upon by those present as a joke, but when the horses started Wallace went away at a smart pace, and looked like winning, until, all of a sudd»m, he stopped short, and began scratching his ear with his hind leg, and despite the jockey's best effort with whip and spur Wallace would not start until the operation was completed. He then went off in his usual good style. It is needless to add he didn't win. — Timaru Herald.

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IN A NUTSHELL., Otago Witness, Issue 1922, 28 September 1888

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