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IN A NUTSHELL.

—Tradition's legs are reported to be giving trouble.

—Ruby has been served by Young Diomedes.

—The Hon. J. White's money was left absolutely to his wife.

— Steelbone, by Hailstorm out of Voltarina, has arrived in Tasmania.

— Pulohra's son King William is likely to run at the Caulfield meeting. —Items of stud news : Fallaoy, a filly to Lochiel ; Sierra, a colt to St. George. —It is said that over 200gs was paid by the Southland Stud Company for Lorraine. — After winning the Selling Race at Geraldine, Dragon was sold to Mr Shezwin for £41.

—The will of the late Mr L. Zuckar, Victorian bookmaker, has been proved at £7000 odd

—The steeplechase mare Lady Ellen (by Totara) was covered by Le Loup prior to the raceß.

— Alf Shearsby, a well-known trainer and rider, has gone to Sydney. So has A. J, Death.

— I understand that the hunter Enterprise, killed at the Forbury on Saturday. waß valued at £200.

—The idea of holding a conference of country racing clubs seems to be gaining support.

— Dolly, the trotter, has been mated with the colt by Pinole Patchon out of Baronesa Burdett.

— Oranbrook's box was not locked on the night he was stolen owing, it is said, to the key being broken.

—The stallion Gharibert has been sold to go to Germany. The horse waß purchased by Baron Oppenheim.

— Stonehenge broke a bloodvessel in his. head while racing in the Telegraph Handioap and was pulled up.

—The trustee in Benzon'g estate haa obtained judgment against an officer in the 11th Hussars for £13,000.

The Australasian says that Mr W. R. Wilson made an offer for the Sylvia Park Stud, whioh was declined.

—Prince Imperial's time for the Hawkesbury Handicap was 2.35£, and Megaphone's 2 35 J ia therefore the colonial record.

— Pigott, who won Melbourne Gups on Haricot and Chester, has given up riding and taken to the life of a publican. —Soudan, by Musket— Maid of Athol, beat Abrupt and Laaland in the Selling Race at Moonee Valley on the 4th inst.

—The Otago-bred Watercress was third to Query and Laaland in the Selling Race at Elsternwick Park on the 30th ult.

— Messrs Mason and Roberts handled £6042 in working the totalisatois at the Otago Hunt Club meeting— £743 less than last year. A London cablegram says that the raceliorsea sent to England by the late Hon. J. White will be sold at Newmarket on the Bth October.

— Mr Aislabie Bonds the programme of the Poverjfcy Bay Spring meeting on the 28th October. Entries are due on the 29fch inst.

—Chloroform was used on the racer Akatea who was put into the hands of the vet. to have a tumour removed from the back of the eye. — There are several good mares in foal at Warwick Farm to Niagara, and the best of the mares he has been stinted to is Brown and Rose.

— I am not sure that it is correct, as reported, that Anneaux dOr has been taken over to Sydney. It may be, but there is just room for doubt.

— A London cablegram says that the racehorses sent to England by the late Hon. J. White will be sold at Newmarket on the Bth October.

— The Australian high-jumping record is now 6ft 6£in, Spondulix having jumped that height at the Royal Agricultural Show in Melbourne.

— It is said that Sir Maurice, wbo ran at the Forbury last week, was Bland Holt's Btage horse in that manager's theatrical tour of the North Island.

— Some of our readers will doubtless have heard of Joe French, an English jockey of the old time, whose death is just announced. He was born in 1810.

— A friend, who ia a good judge, writing from Sydney, tells "Augur" that Marvel is almost certain to win one of the big handicaps of the spring. — The Australian-bred Chicago now in England has been leased by Mr J. E. Saville for two yearß, and the, horse will run in that gentleman's name and colours.

—Lorraine, one of the horses purchased by the newly formed Southland Stud Company,

passed through Dunedin consigned to Invercargill on Wednesday of last week. —Gibraltar, whose weight for the Melbourne Cup is now raised from 6.7 to 7.6, waß prior to winning the A. J.O. Derby backed to win about £15,000 in the Cup at 100 to 2. — The numerous friends of Mr S. Davis, owner of Churchill, will be grieved to hear that

he is prostrated by a Btroke of paralysis, and thereby deprived of the use of one of his legs. —It is. stated that the Duke of Portland has just declined an offer of £18,000, made by a representative of the Hungarian Government, for his celebrated thoroughbred horse Donovan, —On the 4th mat. the New Zealand-bred Moss Rose, by Casßivelaunus — Roseneath, won the Braybrooke Handicap, eight furlongs and a half, at Moonee Valley. She started at

an outside price. —For the Epsom Derby of 1892 there are 265 nominations and for the Oaks 194. Since the institution of the Derby these figures have only twice been exceeded, and those for the

Oaks but four times.

—Not a growl was heard about the starting at the Hunt Club meeting. Mr Driver was the starter on the Friday, but, being unwell, that gentleman temporarily resigned on Friday and was replaced by Mr D. Stronaoh, —r" Pakeha," writing of a visit to Meßßrs Hearn and Kennedy's establishment, where W. Butler now presides, says that Recluse is doing good work, and will probably go South to take .part in the O.J.C. Metropolitan meeting. ; . , — Messrs Yuille and Co., of Melbourne, report having sold the race mares Watercress, 3yre, by Trefoil from Water Nymph, to Mr A. Summers for 145gs, and Kariri, syrs, by Musket from Atalanta, to Mr D. S. Wallace for 145gs. — It is stated that Tom Hales was offered

the mount on She at Caulfield, but refused on account of having to reduce his weight. "Caspian" reports that in future the crack horseman intends riding only when in the best

of good health. — A Darebin colt purchased in Amerioa for . Mr L. Rothschild is among the nominations for the English Derby of 1892. "Augur" reminds us that one member of the great bank ing firm (Baron Rothschild) bred Mermaid, Darebin's grand- dam. —The Bush Advocate, a Hawke's Bay paper, says of the hunt:— "Last week there were over 50 horsemen out, more than half of them being non-members, and we hear that the response to " the cap " totalled the magnificent urn of four shillings." —The committee of the V.A.T.O. have decided not to ra-open the case of the jockey H. Myers, who was disqualified for 12 months for , suspicious practices in connection with a race in which he rode Mercy Merrick at Caulfield some little, time Bince. , •, — The Duke of Portland certainly deserves bis good.luck, if it be for .nothing else than the generous use he makes of his wealth. One can hardly pick .up a. subscription list— whether for churoh or turf, orphanage or hospital — but bis Grace's name heads the licit. , , —One who h&B a very fair idea of. what he. is talking about saysthat if Messrs Qannon .and Wallace had seen, Wolverine jwinning on Friday last an offer of nigh on £2000 would soon be forthcoming for the big chestnut, than whom there is not a batter looking horse at Fleming? ton. ,- ) , . -/ — , , . — The stewards of tha Oaklandfl Hunt Qhib have notified to the V.R-,0. that they do^ot intend to proceed any further in the Rebecca case, so 'that the disqualification of Carey and Connolly for a month, and of the mare .for „ two. years, ( will be the only outcome y of the .affair.. " ' ' —Can any of the Witness readers oblige ,me .with information as to the breeding of a brown . mare named Misfortune that won the District Handicap at Tapanui in 1885 ? She is supposed to be by , Ringleader out of a Sir Hercules . mare. Any tidings will be thankfully ac-

knowledged. .r. r —"Hidalgo" writes to the Australasian that Sir' Modred's Bon Tournament won the Realisation Stakes/ worth over £5000 to the winner, at Sheepshsad Bay on the 2nd July. He started at 8 to 1 and won by 20 lengths. Sir Modred's and Darebin's stoak begotten in ..America have between them won 60,345d01. — Mr Panetti's Mikado 11, by Apremont — Forget-me-not, won the Mile Handicap, and Moss Rose the Grand Stand Handioap at Wagga Wagga (N S. W.). The Oup 5 for which Blizzard was given top weight— he did not start — was taken, by Yanko, with Defiance second, and the New Zealand- bred ' Yarra third. „ , , . — "Robin Hood "reports that St. Gatien, who ran a dead heat with harvester for the Derby of 1884, and who won the Cesarewitcb. the same year, has been sold to go abroad. .The German Government, through Count Lehndorff Graditz Stud, are the purchasers, ,and the price paid to Mr John Hammond for his horse was £14,000. —Cromwell Argus retails this joke:— "A bookmaker, accustomed to betting on horses, went £o a .coursing match the other day, and for one trial he laid 6 to 4 against each dog, A friend who knew all about backing dogs said to him, ( Why, you fool, don't you Bee that whichever dog winß you must lose £2? ' 'That be blowed,' rejoined the bookmakei, , 'Ain't I got the hare gain' for me?' He thought it was a race between the three." — Arthur's Point races will be held on the Monday succeeding the Lake County annual raoes. The following office-bearers and committee were elected : — J. S, Dewar, president ; G. H. Romans, vice-president ; committee— J< M'Ohesney, Power, W. Meredith, M. Fitzpatrick, J. M. Scott, B. Monson, T. F. Richards, D. Enrigbt, W. J. Marsh, J. L. Jopp, P. Kelly, and R. H. Baird. Mr Dewar was appointed treasurer, and Mr W. J. Williams secretary. , — If trotting ie to thrive here ,we must introduce the claas syßtem. " Spectator," who is a special authority on the subject, speaking of this, says : " The one tbjng that grieves me is that such a really fast mare as Oalista, though she may show very much faster time in some event later on, may be so handicapped as not to be able to give to New Zealand what under a system of class events might be got from her, viz., a record to challenge the colonies. In other words she js likely to be so handicapped that she cannot win." —The Clinton Club has. elected the following officers :— President, Mr A. W. Qeddes ; vice-presidents, Messrs W. Turnbull and M. Ooghlan ; judge, Mr W. Moffat ; secretary and treasurer, Mr W. I. Oonradi; clerk of the course (pro tern.) Mr Sanderson ; clerk of tie scales, Mr T. E. Steel ; handicappers, Mr G. Dowse : (post entry) Messrs W. Moffat, J. Greig, and W. I. Conradi ; stewards, membe> 8 of the club. The races ate fixed for New Year's Day, when £110 will be given instakee,

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