IN A NUTSHELL.
— Le Roi is in work at the Taieri. — The Admiral's brother, Priam, has gone amiss. — Jim Monaghan is training The Workman in Sydney.. — Flintstone has a 51b penalty in the Grand National. — The Queen has not been present at the Derby since JLS4O. — Sir Hugo was carrying 2st dead weight when he won the Derbj. — Bay Bell reminds one somewhat of Mr Webb's mare May. — The death of Sir John, by Sir Modred, is reported from America. — Couranto is said to have become the property of Mr J. Douglas at L3OO, — It is intended to race Daydream in England, but perhaps not this season. — New Zealand-bred Investigator is now running in selling races_ in Victoria. — Realm, Mediidie, and Tiraillerie are scratched for the Melbourne Cup. — Mr E. J. Paul has sent the Ashburton County Hunt Club programme for August 19. — A hundred level has been bet, Couranto against Whalebone in the Grand National. — Labour very appropriately won a race at the Caulfield meeting for the benefit of the unemployed. — Sir Hugo is the first Derby winner by a sire that left tho turf a maiden without ever having won a rape. — Notice has been given of a motion declaring the Cromwell Derby of 1893 open to all horses bred in New Zealand. — Colonel North has had the honour of running last in two successive. Derbies — with Simonian and El Diablo. • — Gresford, who will now, with his penalty, carry 8.4 in the Caulfield Cup, has a few admirers for the mile and a-half race. — It is said that Dreadnought was the Australian horse Mr Ormond was after as a sire, but they wanted too much for him. — The Bundoora Park stud of horses and herd of shorthorns were sold in one lot to Mr W. H. Hoskins, of Sydney, at L 5750. — Baron Nathaniel Rothschild has announced his intention of retiring from the Austrian turf, and disposing of his racing stud. — Mortlake, engaged in the Melbourne Cup, broke down while running in the Glenara Handicap at the Oaklands Hunt Club meeting. —Mr H. L. Johnston tells me that he has chosen Medallion as the stallion to which to send Apology 11., Vaultress, and Red Riding Hood. — At Auteuil on June 5 the takings at the parimutuels amounted to no less than L 102.000, of which the big steeplechase contributed L 28.000. — Arrangements are concluded with Mr S. Powell to act as starter for the Dunedin Jockey Club. It is understood that the terms are L2O a day. — Old Sam Qu'nce, once well known as a trainer of racehorses at Newmarket, committed suicide at jTottenham t in June by shooting himself. — London Ref. says that the Derby runners were not a very gay lot to look at, and that it was a rotten field that opposed La Fleche in the Oaks. — There is some talk of lodging a protest aacaiust Newman, who won the Winter Stakes at Flemington, on the ground of wrongful nomination. — The death is announced, up north, of the Victorian-bred Charity, by Lucifer — Rose Maylie, b\ Oliver Twist. She was dam of Man Friday and Helmsman. — Monday next is the Ist of August, the day on which all horses put another year on to their age. I have not heard of any unwished for early foalings so far. — Evening Star's foal by Gorton is growing into a nice filly. The mare is in foal to Captain Webster, and Poole talks of sending her to St. Cl.iir this covering season. —Mr S. Gollan's well-known filly Tiraillerie, ■winner of the V.R.C. Oalcs, has left the post for the paddock, and will visit either Malua or Is'ewminster—probably the latter. — When poor Fred Archer rode Atlantic to victory in the Two Thousand .Guineas of 1574 lie could go to scale at a little over 6st, and he had to carry nearly 3st of dead weight, — La Fleche's winnings in stakes up to the present time amount to L 12.385, which leaves a remunerative profit upon the highest price of 5500gs ever pain for a yearling iilly.
— Are all Mr Ormond's lot to be fancied for the N.Z. Cup ? First Freelance, then North Atlantic, and now there is talk of Spinfeldt as likely to prove the sheet anchor of the stable. — It is now stated that the Kingsclere establishment is suffering from an epidemic, which not only accounts for Orme's illness, but has mildly afflicted the other horses there. — Allsopp, who rode Sir Hugo, had not previously had a mount in the Derby. He has thus had the unusual experience of attaining the highest jockey honours the first time of asking. — Manoeuvre, the dam of Sir Hugo, the Derby winner, is now in her eighteenth year. She is also the mother of the steeplechaser Flying Olumn, who was recently sold to go to Germany. — Lord Bradford has a two-year-old halfsister to Sir Hugo, by Chippendale out of Manoeuvre, called iDrill, but no yearling relative to him, owing to the mare's colt by Chillington having died. —Mr Fodor's original painting of Carbine, recently forwarded to Dunedin, is_ I should say about the best bit of work of the kind this artist has ever done. It is hanging in Mr Sydney James' office. — Cromwell Tradesmen's Racing Club has appointed Mr Partridge handicapper, Mr M'Nulty starter, and Mr Jolly judge. The annual races will be held on the 14th October, when LIOO will be given in stakes. — Bookmakers who continue to ply their calling at Victorian unregistered race meetings after the published warning of the V.R.C. have for the present been refused a renewal of their licenses by the V.R.C. subcommittee. — In the race for the Derby, Galeopsis was the cause of a serious disappointment to La Fleche at the top of the hill, through swerving in front of her. George Barrett had to chuck his mount up, losing many lengths, and this cost the filly the race. — Concerning the b-eeding of tho winners at Wellington Hunt Club's meeting, Banker is by Hippocampus, Empire by Natator, Morok by Rapid Roan, Traitress by Traitor, Flintstone by Flintlock, Sir Tatton by Tattler, and Violence by Treason, — The St. Albans stud has recently experienced ill-luck, a colt foal by Trenton from Lady Granvillc, a filly foal by Nordcnfeldt from Carbine's dam, and a colt foal by Trenton from Wyndham (sister to VeDgeance), having all died within the past month. — Another of the old Sydney school of sportsmen has passed away. Mr Alec. Bowman, M.L. A. for the Hawkesbury district, who owned Sunlight when that horse won the Hawkesbury Handicap, and other good animals, having died after a long illness. — Poolo has only two horses in work now — Waitangi and Kangaroo— but he is to have Patchwork sent to him by Captain Gardner. There is good accommodation at these stables for a couple of flat racers if any owner is looking round for a trainer. — Sydney Mail's writer "Nemo" makes the following selections for Melbourne Cup :—Strathmore, Correze, Portsea, St Albans, II St. Blaize, Pigeontoe, Pilot Boy, Steadfast, Little Bernie, Danton, Sundial, Attalus, Honour Bright, Candour, Playmate, and Ducrow. — The Wairarapa Steeplechase meeting is fairly reported in this issue and so far as can be seen nothing further need be said. The only circumstance of note is the defeat if Ingorangi by a horse hitherto not considered a very great performer but who appears to have made this a onehorse race. — James Scobie's team at Ballarat has been reduced by the loss of Union Flag, who dropped down dead the other day after an exercise gallop. Union Flag was by St. George from Red Rose, and was purchased in New Zealand by the gentleman who races under the assumed name of Mr C. Napier. — Loeffler, the horse dentist of Newmarket, has lost his reason. The Orme case and Hopper's recent suicide have preyed on his mind. He j became rambling in talk, and threatened violence to himself and others. He was taken before the Newmarket magistrates, and was removed to Suffolk County Asylum. — A London cablegram announced that the Liverpool Cup was won by Nuntborpe, with Windfall and Clarence a dead heat for second place. Clarence led for a mile, when Coiomandel took up the running, he being in turn succeeded by Windfall. Nunthorpe challenged both in the straight, and won a splendid race by a neck. — The Lowburn Club has_ a balance of over L7O. Mr Partridge i 3 appointed president, Mr Colclongh vice-president, Mr Perriam secretary, and Messrs Partridge, Tillman, and Thomson handicappers. The sum of LI 25 will be given in stakes at the races to be held on the 21st October. Messr3 Solomon and Murrell have been appointed to work the totalisator. — At the [Gisborne Park Inaugural meeting on the 14th the Winter Oaks Handicap was won by Stockfish (dividend, L 6 17s) ; the Hurdle Handicap by Macaroni, a son of Edward James (dividend, L 7 Os) ; and the Gisborne Park Steeplechase by Duadine (dividend L 2 16s\ Oeo was second in the last-mentioned event, but pulled up lame. L 1298 was passed through the machine. — These swindling persons who go to race meetings with empty bags, and pose aspencillers, to the annoyance and loss of punters, will have very little longer to carry on their peculations (says a Victorian exchange) if those affected and interested do their duty. Prosecutions can now be sustained against such persons, even though they return the cash deposited with them. This is possible under the latest amended act, and several cases have been successfully carried through by the police. — The Sportsman says that 1000 to 2 is on offer about the two Cups, and a number of horses have been supported for both races. Malolo is the favourite for the mile and a-half event, and Malvolio, Zalinski, and Strathmore the popular picks for the LIO.OOO event. Straight out in the Caulfield Cup 100 to 5 on the field is offered, whilst the same price is obtainable about Zalinski, .Strathmore, or Malvolio for the Melbourne Cup. For the V.R.C. Derby Autonomy is a strong favourite at 4 to 1, with 8 to 1 bar one on offer. — An exchange says that Bctrigan, who won the Bookmaker.-. 1 Gift at Caulfield, was nearly being a non-starter for the event. When Anwin went to the scales to weigh out, it transpired that there was a LlO fine standing agaiiut the horse in some way, and this sum could not be defrayed. The time had elapsed for the horses to go to the post, and in great perplexity the owner appealed to a well-known racing man to supply the needful. This he consented to do, and the horse went to the post, with the result that he won the race from end to end. — " Ribbledeu " says that an English sportsman who recently visited Australia is of the opinion that Strathmore is at the present time the best horse in the world, and in writing to a friend in Melbourne he confesses his astonishment that Mr W. It. Wilson's fine colt has not been sent to try his luck in the old country. Landed safely in England, and properly trairred, the writer thinks that Strathmore would not only win the Ascot Cup, the Goodwood Cup, the Doncaster Cup, and other rich weight-for-age races, but would win them easily ; and that in the event of his doing these things there would be half a dozen buyers ready to give L 20.000 for him as a stallion.
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