NEW ZEALAND CUP.
*V } O n * ne ars k ay °^ " ie D l°°d stock sales at Djncastrr in September, Lord M. Beresford gave HOOgs for Master Minting, by Minting out of Lucy Ashtot 1 , whilst an own sister to SifHeuse was secured by the same gentleman for lOOOgs. There was a great improvement in the prices realised on the second day. Captain Machell gave 3000gs for a brother to Childwick, who cost Sir J. Blundell Maple just double that sum, and Mr M'Oalmont for 2000gs pur-
chased a filly by Hampton out of Reprieve. The two yearlings named were sent up by Sir T. t-ykes, and one of Mr Simons Harrison's, a filly by Hampton out of Sterling Love, a s-ister to Wedding Bell, named Kissing Cap, went to the bid of Mr John Porter for 2400g-«. Of the saroe Jo 1 ; Mr John Dawson gave 1550gs for Royal Bride, a filly by Galopin out of Lady Chelmsford.
*x* This week's English mail reports commence with the Derby meeting, at which there was a dead heat and a division in the Breeders' Foal Stakes between Springi-ay and Xury, the latter a brother to the well-remembered Friday. Esmond, winner of the Fevtril of the Peak Plate, carried oft' the seme stake the previous year. At the Doucaster meeting there was but two runnei s for the Champagne Stakes, the Illuminator colt frightening out all opposition excepting one of Mr Baird's, and by his easy win further establishing his right to be called the champion two-year-old of the season, having up to that date won the three races for which he had started — viz., the Woodcote Stakes at Epsom, the Coventry Stakes at Ascot, and the phampagne at Doncaster. After this last-mentioned event Lord Rosebery bestowed on the colt the name of Ladas, and under that name he won the Middlepark Plite last week. He was probably saved for this event, 3nd if so his present record is an unbeaten one ot four wins. For the St. Leger there were six starters, and Isinglass's closing price was 95 to 40 on to win and 7 to 1 on for a place. The favourite gave his backers no anxiety. Though kept in the rear for a mile and a-quarter, he was evidently goirjg well within bimself, and when let out he passed everything easily and won, slowing down by half a length in rather batter than average time. Ravensbury beat the others just as easily, but for the sixth time had to give way to Isinglass. The owner of Self Sacrifice, who fia'shed fourth, lodged an objection to Le Nicham on the ground of insufficient description in the entry. The question was gone into promptly by the acting stewards, who decided not to upset ths placing 3of the judge; but bsing of opinion that the objection was not of a frivolous character, they ordered the return to Mr Buchanan of the £5 deposited. The result of the Cesarewitch is announced by cable. For this there were 94 subscribers, and 40 paid forfeit. Cypria is trained by her owner, Tom Jennings ; Red Eyes by J. Cannon ; and Mrs Langtry's mare is looked after by Pickering. la London, as soon as the acceptances appeared, an even £250 was betted on Lady Rosebery, Newcourt, Red Ensign, Madame d'Albany, Self Sacrifice, Golden Drop, Braudy, Senaputty, Burnaby, Vanguard, and Prisoner.
*x* Though Robin's proper game is steeplechasing he has a bib of pace, and being bo sure a fencer he must be reckoned as mighty dangerous with 12.5 in the Hurdles at Gore. In his absence the race would be a hard one to pick. Corneaway and Stonehenge, the latter for choice, may perhaps be the best of them. I rather fancy Galtee for the Gore Handicap. The distance is well within his capabilities, and he is a fair goer among second-classers. Wolseley also has a show it quite well, and possibly Specton may beat the pair of them. I take Galtee and Specton to beat the field. They are both forward in condition. The Flying i 3 a bit of a puzzler, and in mentioning Wolseley and Rothamstead I am by no means confident of having named the winner. This is the race, I think, in which Conjurer has his best show, but I doubt whether he is up quite long enough to win. Napier or Maribyrnong may account for the District Handicap, and as for the trots, Waxy and Antrim may perhaps make a fair show of capturing the double, though really it is presumptuous to try to pick such races, at any rate till the acceptances appear.
* # * Lord Calthorpe was a very different sort of man to the late Lord Glasgow, writes Mr Corlett, who not only bequeathed his stud of racehorses to his friends, the late General Peel and Mr George Payne, who had not rendered him the services Captain Machell did to Lord Calthorpe, but he also left £10,000 to Colonel Forester, in consideration of the fact that when the gallant colonel was a candidate for the jockey club, he, as poor Willes put it, " was always ready to travel a thousand miles under a Borneo sun to black-ball him." How the hostility of Lord Glasgow to Colonel Forester was ever allayed we do not know. Possibly it never was allayed, and Lord Glasgow must have been beguiled somewhere when the election finally took place. Would that we had such an enemy ! General Peel when he died gave Joseph Dawson, who was his trainer, the pick of his stud, and we need scarcely say that he took Peter. There have been so many Dukes of Bedford who have died of late that we scarcely know how to indicate the one who 30 years ago had a very large racing ttud, which Admiral Rous managed. On hi 3 death he gave by will to the admiral the pick of the lot, and Asteroid, as a matter of course, was selected. The admiral did not make much of a market of him, as he sold him for not half his value to Sir Joseph Hawley, and he was one of the best of the many good horses that the "Kentish Baronet," as sporting writers delighted in calling him, owned.
*#* There were a couple of slashing dividends at the Cromwell Tradesmen's Racing Club's meeting last Friday, the larger of the two being iv one of the hack races won by Mistake. Among the starters in this event was Mr Scoles's recent purchase Sebastopol — rather a swell on the score of breeding for a country hack race, btii'g by the double Champion winner First King from the high-class mire Lady Kfcifch ; but this gelding was a bag of bones when he came here, and cannot possibly be half fit for any sart of a race. Gazelle, who began the season well by winning at Alexandra, managed to secure the Tradesmen's Handicap, paying rather a better dividend than might have been expected in so limited a field ; and the effort cost her so little trouble that she was able to come out after a short interval and win the mile race also. Messrs Solomon and Murrell worked the totalisator, and passed £500 through during the afternoon.
*£* A friend at Lawrence kindly sends a few nott's from that quarter Mr 11. Craig, he says, has sent HuU (by Epicure — Tui) to H. Goodman to be trained. Besides her he has in work at Lawrence a twc-year-old, a three-year-old, and a four-year-old by La Loup out of Eugenic, the four-year-old being the one that Goodman had last spring. The two and three-year-olds are two nice colts, especially the younger one. Tuapeka, out of the si me mare, by Maribyruong, has been broken to harness, where he look^ very well. I suppose hi 3 racing days are done. Moore Brothers are training two trotrera on their private track — one of them a stallion by Bothwdl, the other a three-year-old filly by Diomfde 1 ?, and a very nice one. Johnny Faa's stock are turning out very well. I have noticed some of them being ridden about the streets. They are fine, big, upstanding horses There is no doubt that Johnny would do a big season if he were to travel here again. A. Lawrence is handling a fine big filly by him out of Cobweb (by Duntroon), this being the best-
bred mare he served. She has every appearance of being a racer. Mr Potts has sent four mares to J. Allan to be served by Berlin Abdallah. Three of them are in foal to Camel, Kathleen being one of them. Mr Potts has also a fine colt foal by Mon Loup from a wellbred mare by Barwon (this mare visits Epicure this season). Mon Loup should do a b'g season, judging by the five foals he has thrown in his first season. Blacksmith, the trotting stallion, is 'also travelling this district. I hear great accounts of his stock, some of them now being yearling 3. Five mares from this district visited Camel last season. Four of them have proved in foal, the fifth (Skip, the trotter) being doubtful, but her owner think 3 she is in foal That is not a bad record. The Lawrence racecource is now in splendid order. Mr W. Allan, with the trotters Tommy and Bedale, passed through here last week on his way to the North Otago meeting.
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NEW ZEALAND CUP., Otago Witness, Issue 2069, 19 October 1893
NEW ZEALAND CUP. Otago Witness, Issue 2069, 19 October 1893
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