IN A NUTSHELL.
— D.J.C. approved Clinton programme. — Maniototo privileges realised £37 2s 6d. — Idalia has dropped a colt foal to St. George. —Cromwell will give £400 in stakes 'at the Summer races. —The privileges of the Taieri meeting were Bold for £100 10s. —About £25 profit was made over the Cromwell Spring meeting. —Tom George's Shamrock is reported to be in good nick for the Taieri. — Mr John Stephenson is " doing " Melbourne during the carnival. — Queenie ran unsuccessfully at the MoneBeld (N.S.W.) races on the 13th ult. — Rudolph, winner of the Nursery Handicap at Oaulfield, claims Martini-Henry as sire. — Mr Dowse will handicap for the Tokomairiro meeting. The sum of £190 will be raced for. —Teddy Yuille won the Steward's Mile, a welter handicap of 75sovs, at Monefield (N.S.W). — The Cambridgeshire Stakes, of 500sovs, was won by Veracity, with Cactus second and Bismarck third. — " Kaiser " Myers passed through Dunedin last week on his way to Melbourne, where he will look for a job. — The Huxtable who has joined Redfern's stable is not the Huxtable who rode Gipsy King in the Dunedin Cup. — Mr Charles Westbrook, the Sydney metaliician, sends a pamphlet containing a catalogue of over 2000 horses in training. — Every one of the sporting writers say that the Caulfield Stakes running was not a fair criterion of the defeated horses. — E. Gorry, who is rapidly developing into a heavy weight, has severed his connection with Mr H. Haines, and will ride for Ballarat. — The race for the Dewhurst Plate at the Nowmarket-Houghton meeting was won by Donovan, with Enthusiast second and Australia third. — The Hon. G. M'Lean has been telling the Sydney folk what benefits have accrued to the New Zealand turf through the introduction of the totalisator. -The wager of £20,000 about Whakawai for the Melbourne Cup was laid in Sydney at the Metropolitan meeting; but the layer having the market did not make it known till lately. — It seems to be generally believed on the other side that Dick Swiveller beat Chicago in their trial. Can it be correct ? If so, what price is Swiveller for tha Melbourne Cup ? — Volley swerved at a critical moment in the Caulfield Guineas, and but for Hales' horsemanship would have lost the race. As it was she could not have raced half a dozen yards further. — A few days before Caulfield Cup Gorry refused to ride Spade Quiuea on the ground that she was not ready to race. This was before her trial, said to be the best one ever run at Caulfield. —I think that Waterfall will win the Wauganui Stakes ; and Forester, if the shadow of his former self, should account for the Trial Stakes ; while Germaine may have a say in the Hurdle Race. — It would have paid to have followed up Bagshot at the three goldfields meetings of which we have the results. A£l investment on each of his five races would have turned in a profit of £9 3h. —The South Canterbury Jockey Club have taken the unusual— l was going to say unprecedented—course of reducing the stakes by half in the Novel Race because only two horses have entered. Can they do this ? —The London Sportsman, commenting on the winnings of the Hon. J. White'during the past racing season in Australia, says that he deserved success, and that his good luck was due to good management and straight going. — The meagre support accorded the A.J.C. Summer Cup by Victorian horseowners is again the subject of comment, and the Victorians are twitted with throwing up the sponge and declining to meet New South Wales horses at home. — The annual meeting of the Gore Club was held on Saturday, Mr G. M. Bell in the chair. The club has £73 odd to the good. The next races were fixed for Tuesday, January 22, at Wantwood. Officers wire .elected as follows:— President, G. M. Bel; vice-presidents, E. Burn and H. S. Valeutine ; judge, G. M. Bell ; starter, T, Hewitt ; handicapper, H. Howells ; clerk of the course, James Hv mil ton ; clerk of scales, H. G. Beecot ; treasurer, L. T. Symes ; secretary, Mr Harper.