IN A NUTSHELL.
— The Idler keeps well. — The A. J.C. Derby was worth £770. — Malolo is reported to be all right again. — Milord is again in work at the Forbury. — Loyalty was bought as a yearling for 160gs. — Mount Royal is a very much improved colt. — La Fleche carried 10.3 in the Lancaster Plate. — Mr S. Brown, of Ashburton, is Gorton's new owner.
— Ambush seems to have the foot of Maremina.
— llosefeldt has a 31b penalty for the New Zealand Cup. — Mr J. Hazlett has returned from his trip to Australia.
— The V.A.T.C. general entries number 2?5 against 245 last year.
— Mr John Stephenson is returning to Dunedin by way of the north.
— Comments on the Napier Park meeting are held over till next week.
— Bishop is slipping the work into Tempest, and she is coming on fast.
— Try Me, winner of the Trot at Geraldine, is one of Berlin's daughters. — " Kaiser" Myers is back in New Zealand, I hear — .somewhere up north.
— Carnage is entered for the Caulfield Stakes. lie is evidently not quite dead.
— The Witness tip for the Oaulfield Cup Fulham. Read the Melbourne letter.
— Cannot understand why Rebel was not entered for Christchurch. He i.s all right. — Mr O'Brien received £921 as his winnings at Sydney, Mr Uollan £470, and Mr Stead £413. — Dilemma pulled up well after doing a sound working gallop of a mile and a-half on Saturday. — Work at the Forbury commences very early now. They made a start about 5 o'clock on Saturday.
— A quotation has been made for the Illuniinata colt for next year's Derby, and he stands at stol.
— Barnett and Grant advertise their commission agency, and are prepared to do business on all events.
— Jockeys Brewer and Kennedy, who were hurt at the Sydney races, were rapidly recovering at last advices.
— A movement is afoot in Melbourne with the object of getting the V.R.C. to recognise and control trotting.
— The fastest gallop in Saturday's work was that registered by Captive. He had Bay Bell and Milord at him.
— Camoola pulled up slightly lame after his race in the Randwick Plate, but it was not thought to be anything serious. — The first offer for Loyalty after he won the Spring Stake? at llandwick was from Foulsham, who tendered £1000.
— Cecil Parker bas been engaged to ride for the St. Albaus stable during the forthcoming V.A.T.C. and V.R.C. meetings.
— The settling over the A. J.C. Spring meeting was not altogether .satisf actory. One or two losing backers were missing.
— Morny Gannon was ill for a few days in August, but as there was no big meeting on he did not spoil his average. — The Bulletin bays that llandwick was a veritable cemetery as regards " stiffs" on the first day of the A. J.C. meeting.
— According to build and stamp, says Sporting Review, Goosander ought to turn out as good a mare as her .sister Merganser.
— Malua's brother Mirneo won the Welter at Mentono (Vie.) with 9.11, beating Mirabilis 9.5 by five lengths at seven furlongs. — The protest against Hiamoe and Auckland, the dead-heaters at Rangitikei, was made on the ground that they missed a jump. — Garcon, winner of the Flat Race on Saturday at the Melbourne Hunt Club's meeting, is by Newruinster from Waiting Maid.
— One of the best-looking steeplechasers stripped in Ireland for some time is David Trot, winner of the Bank Holiday Plate at Baldoyle.
— Forest King, the son of Le Loup and Minnie that broke the small bone in one of bis legs, is being used on the Taieri as a lady's hack.
— It is rumoured, says " Sir Modred," that Mr F. R. White has been negotiating with a view to purchasing Mr G. G. Stead's colt Reflector.
— The Forbury course is in good order for traiuing operations. Trainers say so, and they are not slow to speak up if anything is wanted.
— The Kempton Park Produce Stakes of fiOOOsovs, one mile, run on the 7th inst., was won by Lord Alington's Matchbox, by Sir Simon — Match Girl.
— Word comes from Sydney that the colt Lexicon, by Martini-Henri— Leonie, entered in the V.R.C. Derby in the name of Mr J. B. Clark, has changed hands.
— Mr Teddy Sampson, the well-known Australian turfman, at one time owner of Matador, shot himself at Coogee (N.SVV.) on Tuesday. So says a cablegram. — "Castor" tells us that Mr 11. Allen will on his return from England take up his residence in Melbourne, and that Saracen will be taken over to Victoria shortly. — Senaputty, winner of the Great Ebor, was bred by Mr Waring, and sold as a yearling at Ascot to Lord Dunraven for 1300gs, and is trained by R. Sherwood, sen. — All horses together with their owneis and trainers, found being trained on the Oam aru course without the proper fees having been paid, are to be disqualified. — A lot of English mares were sent to France in August to be auctioned there. The total result of the sale was that 29 mares sold for 4754gs— an average of close on 164gs. — At Sandown Park (Vie.) on the 28th ult , the New Zealand-bred Kapo won the Hurdles, and another of our fellows — viz., Mikado II — the Steeplechase, with 12.7 up. — The partnership between Caroline Duchess of Montrose and Mr H. Milner in all horses having hitherto been entered or run in the name of the latter has terminated.
— Sportsman says that Loyalty is a larger edition of Fortunatus. The resemblance between the pair was instantly remarked by nearly every Caulfield visitor to Rand wick.
— Sir Hugo, who won the Derby of 1892, has failed to stand another preparation. He has been scratched for all engagements, and will go to the stud next season at a fee of 150gs. — A Queensland bookmaker proceeded against the Breakfast Greek Racing Club, seeking to recover 3gs, the amount paid to the club as a registration fee. The judge nonsuited him. — The North Otago Jockey Club has resolved to publish the rule formed by the Trust with regard to walking totalisators, and to instruct the police to eject all such, as well as all citizens betting with them.
— The A J.C. committee are considering the advisableness of prohibiting public betting on the flat at Randwick. Welshers have been a constant trouble and annoyance to frequenters of that portion of the A.J.C. enclosure.
— The jockey Conningham, to whom theV.R.C. committee refused to issue a license for the current season, applied to the Associated Pony and Galloway Clubs at Sydney for registration as a jockey, but they declined to enroll him.
— Of the horses hurt at the A.J.C. meeting Buckley died from the injuries he received in the Steeplechase. Little Bernie will be some time before he recovers. Pharamond and Brockleigh do not show any injuries worth mentioning. — The most successful sire at the A.J.C. meeting was Chester's brother, St. George, who won three races, two with Loyalty and one with Ich Dien. Splendor, Trenton, Somnus, and the dernnct Marvellous ran a dead heat for second place.
— The Hon. John Eales, of Duckenfield, has purchased from Mr R. E. de B. Lopez, agent for Mr R. B. Gelien, of San Francisco, the imported American trotter Commercial, by Combination, dam Brainey, by Echo (son of Rysdyke's Hambletonian).
— "SirModred" hears that the two-year-old colt by Talisman— Minnie has changed hands, having been purchased from Mr T. Baird by his brother, Mr W. Baird, for £40. The colt is a fine looking one, and promises to develop into a trotter of worth.
— From South Africa we learn that the Johannesberg Handicap, value £1500 (run over a mile), was run in August, and resulted in the victory of Mr A. Bailey's Lancaster, by Lancaster Bowman, who carried 7.4 ; Plum 8.7 was second, and Stockwell 9,G third.
— The following is the handicap for the Addington Stakes, two miles, at the Canterbury Trotting Club's meeting :— Stonewall Jackson scr, Wanda 22sec, Te Wanahau 22sec, Trissie 25sec, Boston Girl 25see, Shamrock 26sec, Felix 26' sec, Black Rose 28aec, Messenger 2Ssec. — " A gamer and more determined finish I have seldom witnessed on the part of a young three-year-old in a weight-for-age contest against seasoned'^ and practised opponents of proved ability," is how " Asmodeus " describes Loyalty's victory in the Spring Stakes at llandwick. — Emm Pasha, who is engaged in the Melbourne Cup, was beaten by a neck by Whist in the Demonstration Handicap at Canterbury Park, (Vie). Another Melbourne Cup candidate, Bel Giorno, started favourite, but ran unplaced. Towri, who is also engaged in the Melbourne Cup, ran third in the Park Stakes.
— No horse at the A. J C. meeting presented a more thoroughly trained appearance than did Sunshine, who must, says "Asmodeus," not be lost sight of for the Caulfield Cup. Some people think Oxide will be difficult; to beat in the same race ; he was a bit on the big side to do himself full justice in the Metropolitan. — Says the Sportsman of Brisbane : Half-a-dozen bookmakers of good repute are quite as many as are wanted here, and quite as many as can make a living by betting. There is not enough legitimate business for more, and to license niore is to oft'er a premium to bribery and corruption of trainers and jockeys. — The Argus points out that Light Aitillery's sire, Trenton, was troubled with bad feet, which, however, did not affect his pace, for he was lame almost up to the time ot starting for the Melbourne Cup of 1880, when, carrying 9.5, he ran Arsenel to a neck, and two days afterwards won the Royal Park Stakes in a canter.
— It is an interesting example of the doctrine of noblesse obliije that the Duke of Richmond considers it his duty to maintain the Goodwood course and meeting as an heirloom handed down from his ancestors, though he himself is rather opposed to racing than otherwise, and has a strong dislike to betting and gambling in every form.
— In the Preston Handicap at Moonee Valley on the 23rd ult., Mr Purches allowed both Portsea 9.9 and John S. 5.9 to run on their merits. The public did not think Portsea quite forward enough, and they installed John S. first favourite, but Portsea won easily by a couple of lengths, doing the eight and three- quarter furlongs in lmin 52sec.
— A discussion took place at the C. J.C. committee meeting with, reference to the license fees charged to jockeys and trainers, and the fines inflicted for disobeying the rules of licensing. The Chairman mentioned that the committee intended to pass a resolution granting the moneys acciuing from the fees to the fund devoted to distressed jockeys.
— The 200sovs for the second place in the Metropolitan, won by Aureus, still remain in the A. J.C. colfers, owing to a dispute as to ownership, notice having been served on the secretary not to pay the money to the generally supposed owner of the animal Aureus was nominated for the Metropolitan by O. Moore, aud for his other A J.C. engagements by T. J ). Hill. — Mr .1. B. Clark lodged a complaint against M. Karris for foul riding on Jeweller in the Wyeombe Stakes. Mr Ola) k pointed out that it was not his intention to interfere with the result of the race, but with the view of pieventing the lecurrence of such a dangerous piactice, but the committee declined to entertain the complaint, as it bad not been lodged within 15 minutes after the race. — The live very moderate* who fought the A. J.C. Derby might just as well have been started from the iivc-fiulongs post, for , up to that point any cait-horse could have kept alongside them. All the way up the straight it looked like Solanum's race, but opposite the stand, Gardiner fairly lifted Trenchant along, and the Trenton colt, by sheer pluck, won half a length from Solanuni.— Bulletin.
— " Hotspur" says that Mr Murphy has disposed of Yon Tempsky to a couple of Blenheim residents, who intend racing the horse. The ex-owner was much anno5 r ed to find the name of Yon Tempsky appearing in the unpaid forfeit list for an amount due to the Gore Club. As the person who nominated the horse had no sort of authority for so doing, Mr Murphy is thinking of taking legal proceedings against the party who took such a liberty with his property. — An unfortunate accident took place in the Hunters' Steeplechase at Maribyrnong (Vie), by which a promising young amateur horsevnan, Mr W. T. Harrison, lost his life. He was riding Atlantic, the favourite, who came down with him at the last fence but one. Mr Harrison did not move after the fall, and on being brought into the casualty room it was seen that his case was very serious, internal injuries having been sustained by him. He was at once sent to Melbourne, but died shortly after arrival there. — A Sydney exchange writes : No racing man south of the line possesses a record as a successful buyer and seller of horses equal to Mr D. O'Brien. He gave 620gs for Carbine, and sold him for 3000gs ; 700gs for Trenton, and sold him for 2500gs ; 260gs for Gatling, which he got rid of for 2000gs ; and Dunkekl, which cost him 210gs, changed hands again for 1500gs. Another good deal made by MiO'Brien was giving 4Ssgs for Sextant and Gipsy King and selling them for 2400g5. And Loyalty promises to sell quite as well as Carbine did. — "Asmodeus" tells us that the steeplechaser Blister gave Corrigan a very ugly fall at Moonee Valley. The favourite got right under the logs, and striking them hard, he turned a complete somersault. Corrigan likewise performed a couple of gymnastic evolutions before he touched earth, and fell so heavily and awkwardly that considerable apprehenson prevailed concerning him. _ It was a great relief to see him move after laying motionless for a few seconds, which seemed minutes, and on getting on his legs he shook himself together with characteristic vigour.
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IN A NUTSHELL., Otago Witness, Issue 1851, 12 October 1893
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