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IN A NUTSHELL.

' '-—Carbine is doing remarkably well at Flernington, ."• > ' • . .*.« .- ' V* ' /«<«( ,• —Sultan is 1 believed < to- be really bound . for. Sydney,. < ' > •> •• . •' •■ , ' • i— Rewi finished third in 'then Australasian Handicap at Oakleigh Park. ' . . . >>■■< ■»,,-,.!. — -Whakawai <is in everybody's mouth as a likely one for the Oailfield Cup. '" . — The death is announced of Mr John' Moore,' one of tiondon's leviathian bookmakers, o < . —Gore District J ( ockey Club are ! considering • the advisability of getting a course near Gore.' ■• —Apropos and Moss Rose are .nominated for < the Richmond Handicap, run at Caulfleldon the '29th inst. - - ; - „'•.,-; •. .' '• ;• • —The Prince of Wales' Reliance won the Castle', Hunters' Steeplechase at ' Windsor by half a length.,. .•„ ■ . • • I v , .-< k •■-• !;'-' —An offer, from America of £5000 fpr; Siberia : ■was madefto.M; 1 !?. Aumont for his valuable mare, but was declitiedi '-a' so 1 ■« ■'•! ''>' —The. Duke ofFortlaOd- gave £1000 to the Leicester.' Infirmary, after, his success with Donovan in the Prince of j Wales Stakes; v; —Lord James Douglas; brother of the Marquis of Qneensberry, was warned off ithe English race track on the 30th May for " welching.'/ • — James Allan has taken up a colt' by Duntroon out of Elfin Maid and a gelding by Duntrbon out of, Foreman's dam, bbth'three-year-olds. • •',•'-(' ••«• • ' i' -■''>'•»' —We have heard ' that the Auckland-bred * ) Trenton was so' named by a mistake. I notice' that there is an English performer of the samo •name. -> ■ >.■ .•«! . •>' ' — rAntseus, the Sir Modred fcwo-year-old,»won the Flying Handicap at Sydney/ Tattersall's meeting, carrying 7.8 and doing the six furlongs in lmin 16£ sec. „-- —According to the latest number of the "Viotorian Raoing Calendar" there are 97 trainers registered by the ViK.C, 383' jpokeya, iand 289 bookmakers. ; - v s ' * * —Mr Lees, who was adjudged winner of the House of Commons Steeplechase, has decided to purchase a cup with the' stakes, and present it for next year's race. - - . • : •• - , — The . Canterbury Times says that Beresf ord ! was accidently poisoned with oats prepared for small birds' destruction shortly after he took up stud duties in the"Selwyri district* ' —Sir Joseph (by Pero Gomez-i-Prosperity) died in Englandjasfc month. . In Sefton's. Derby

;he looked like winning a quarter of ,a mile from I home. He won a Queen's Premium of £200. , — -Traylea, winner 'of thV. Asitot ( Gold Cap'; I will be remembered as having ( started first ! favourite for last season's Cesarewitdb^ib Which be finished third to Tenebreuse and Mill 'StreamM' ' „'' " :: ' 1 's' " ' •—Hallowmas, an own brother to. Sfc.'Blawe, the Derby winner of 1883, is likely to be relegated to pony-racing. 'The 'smart little son of Hermit and Fusee is' said to pass the standard at' 13hds3in. J '• ' .'—'■' • "**">■ -<— A recent number of ihe London' Sportsman contained the intelligence "that 49; of the 51' horses in training' at Manton were' suffering from low fever, many of them being completely prostrate. ' .■ ' 1 — Some excuse exists for the running of Gold in the Two Thousand Guineas, as Prince.Soltykoff's colt received a severe kick from Miguel while at the post, and was quite lame when the , start took place. " - V * - "^ - v; - . , is proposed to raise the fences at Rand* 1 wick; -At present they are very low, arid many I good judges declare that their absurd'dimensions cause horses to fall, -as they try to" negotiate them carelessly. ' ' ■' ; — Piacida, one of 8!.0,'J r tefevre's most valuable brood mares, has dropped* bb'nd colt by Archiduo. This mare's previous 1 produce , , , .r.'U/-.-: ■ ;

have, always been deformed, or have died within a week of being foaled, ' . •'■-,'' -rjp is, believed in consequence of the.dis; closures .before the, court now inquiring .into the ,tnr£ spapdaljß^that , Sherrard (Sir. G. , Chetwynd'e trainer) and the jookey Wood will be. warned p&.tUeJtaglisb , turf., , tJ -. „,./ „. r-iO^openaig Robert the Devil tbe.surgeons found a^un^iStone, 15in.in oircumferen.ee, and^ 61b in ,^ighfo,in >y the colon. ; .iThis.stone had a day orttno prpyioußlyj ruptured,, the intestine, and,thui caujwd the, animal's death. . „ ,., —The Paris, Mjinieipfdj,. Council has voted 400s9Jte, jtp. be^/given asj,a^lde4 jmoney in ap, internatipnai, jotting race,,,during ( Elxhibitaon time.;,. JPhe^P.-J.C,^ Exhibitiop./Trofes, do, 7 pot' compare this Parisian effort,, -«*Tfe6j DtichejWiof M<?n]^ro3.el'sj hprqes-APpear,, to b& altogether t ,out of,ifprm,,Aii4:;her ( r,forfeitß on jbhe tl t?Qsee-year-oldwßtakes which.have been rufl t^js^season, upjto.May | QQ < ;amoun.t l to £1600, , while thpfi© of Mr, Abington, over the sameraces , are*lß4Q.) „,■».«:• . I**4*. •»-. n — J&W' jummy ll droppe.d, dow.ft ,dead-«ne day^ last,njwth.i,§he was iqaled in ,^B3,, bred by, thff.Pulje.of., Hamilton, /fir whom, she, won $b&\ One Thousand. Guineas. and tbeOaksm!Bs,6. She wftfl?y Petrarch ,out' of Lady Portland, by Th« Primate.^ ,, n. : m< „-, , „.,.,. ■ ► i j -rrThe'|as J te€ i t time.ma^e u>*he Qrea,t iMetror poKtan .Stftkes,, f fir .r, the last ,nj(^ years h, 4mm 11 l-ssec,.byTheCob, in 1887, -Th^e. .distance,, is al&Qut>!w9,mile,Band a-qaarter. ft Ovir, Nelson , ran^two milesjan^ a-quarter— no," about!' in the \ questipn-rfin. 4min,. v . ..c 1 .«:.-- •:,,'.<!■ i -... —The fte^d ;for, the .B.^hjany Stakes at Lincoln was,/Jespatched;m sucfe straggling order tbat,,sev©Kaj[ fiprnpetitiors, including ; the wellbapked ißiftxim^were. (.puljed.up in the. quarter of a milp, and still the papers describe this, as ,sf,a moderate start." , r. .• „, , — Amongsji. other , contemplated changes, at Newmftrkjß^an, effort, will be.made jfco abolish the Monday's .racing, at. the Second Ootober and Hopghton. meetings.,,. F,our,,days, are ample at any race.gmeeting, and the reform, if carried out, wilj.be a. ruost, popular ,one< ■ , •r-rThe Rw,,, DR;C?px,pre*chiug- a Lenten ser-,, mon &i Mafton, he regretted to see, that Maltonhadhadpneof.thedays in Holy Week soft and that in , the events -for ,sj>bd. ??^day were ; to be found footbalj matches, apd §qcb like things. „-■ MaeoQ Roberts hayepaid out tha^divjidends represenited; by two tickets j;ab;en on' Hilda at the Riverton raoes.,,Tha eaid tickets we.re 11 jos$ I ,by, th?,, original hql^ers, ( but onforwarding eyidepce as to tho loss the request for paypieoj; was at once complied with,. , t , „ , - '„-i-J4ore pluck than, sense was' displayed by Aiwhony.Re^ a Plymouth bookmaker, m venturing jnfio & lion's, den ai a qjreus, and pitting a lioness, on.tie head, for the sake of winning ,a wager.and, showing his, nervelessness. ; .Few of the fraternity wquld in this way dare to be a Daniel, I'll be bound, , ,-< —It is inserted that a horse named General Gordon, quq o,if the favourites for the.'Wicken Paifk Sjieeplochase, was drugged half an hour previous ts,sstaG§,py a man who boldly. wa]ik,ed up ,to Ijh^p horse,, while in charge of a lad, and opened I^B moutfi on the pretence of ascertaiuingTOe.anißaarsage.. , , •„ , , CJlarße Wopd's two actions, against Mr.Oox, and. Lord Durham dost him £XQflps, >n^ when, me last, mail left England tb^efe^wa^ ,600^9 tjwk.of hjismakfngac ad misere* (Mfdiqinajapetil fpr ,reinota,tement as the only hoj^'luMi^jorj avoiding ,the painfnji nepessifcy of, realising som,e .of his landed property ! Poor feltow. , : ((/ . —A bill "to restrict the use of totalisa* tors to racecourses/ is, .to be introduced into the Queensland Assembly. It provides that permits are; only to be granted to racing clubs composed of at least 100 subscribing members if 'the racecourse is situated within lOftniles of Brisbane, or 50 members if situated at a greater distance, 1 nor' unless the annual subscriptions of suoh clubs amonnt to £200 dr. £50 respectively. —Another, accident to the veteran jookey John Osborne. While riding Uam Var in the local plate afPontefraofc, the colt crossed his legs and fell with .greiat. violence* throwing Osborne heavily. Medical gentlemen present f6und that he had 'sustained a fracture of the collar-bone, besides being badly shaken. As instancing; the cropper that Uam Var, came, it may be mentioned that the colt broke both his forelegs and hisneck< . . .-i-A rather peculiar adoident occurred on the 30th of April, at the Newmarket races. An Englisbjpape'r states that Listen, an own- sister to Caller Hdrrin?, suddenly -dropped down in the race for the Prince of Wales Plate, and. it was feared 'she waa dead t After lying on the course for about a quarter, of an hour, she recovered- from, what must have been a fit of staggersj and was led -into: the enclosure. Gray, who rode'the filly, was fortunate enough to escape further injury than a slightly damaged lip. ' ' _ l * - ~Some sensation' has been caused in French racing- - circles H by the announcement which appeared in the last issue of the crosscountry Calendar to the effect that in 1890 the Grand Steeplechase de- Paris (the' French Grand National), and th« Grande Course do 'Haies d'Auteuil, the two important handicaps for whioh entries have just been made, will henceforth be weight-for-age raoes, with' penalties for winners, open to entire horses and mares from four to eight years old whose names are entered in the "Stud Book."

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IN A NUTSHELL., Otago Witness, Volume 27, Issue 1962, 27 June 1889

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IN A NUTSHELL. Otago Witness, Volume 27, Issue 1962, 27 June 1889

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