IN A NUTSHELL.
— Merganser again in work. — Patron and Ruenalf are full brothers. — Four-furl'>ne rrcard lowered last Saturday. — Casket is likely to go to Auckland for the Derby. . — Pompom nny be racing once more m the autnmu. -- Son of a Gun won the Liverpool Cup last Thursday. — Mr Gr»y is introducing his starting machine to the States. — Robin broke a blood-vessel in the C.J.C. Steeple.-hase. — Variety, in her sexson a smart two-year- old, fs in work once more.
— Arihi. winner of the Maribyrnong PUte, was foaled on August 1. , — Mr Mercei'v three will probably be lacmg at Dunedin this month. — Future sittings ol the Conference are to be open to the reporters. — Mr Dowse is appointed handicapper to the Temuka Tiottinn Club. — Kulnine showed traces of lameness after winning the <",. J. C Hurdles — M'Kt-nzie lias ridden the winner of the Wintou Cup four years in succession. — Lady Zetland ran very strongly up to two miles in the Canterbury Cup — Mr M'Master has at the >tation a fine yearling colt by Si-.. Clair from (il.uivin.i. — Fourteen hoi>es that ran in the New Zealland Cup KC-epteii for the Metropolitan. — It was CknrannM that kicked Mr A. Boyle on Cup Day and caused his ivtiveinpnfc. — Legerdemain has foaled a rilly to Sr Clair, and Lady Gertrude a colt to tin- same horse. — Three starter on mie day (the Gth) t Hiccarton : Mr Boyle, the nuchin \ an-1 Mr I'ipev. — Thei'dore's shoulder is again troubling him, and he has been temporarily thrown out of training. — The Kennedy Dramatic Company pave a whip to G. Smith, who rode Impulse in the New Zealand — Double books are open on the OUzo Cup and Federal Handicap -100 to 5 any of the choice — The Conigan fund amounted to £21(50. It is to be invested for the benefit of the widow and f 3. Will V — Visitors to the C.J.C. meeting tell me that the totalisator arrangements were far from satisfactory. — Mechanic over-jumped at one of the fences in tbe Currxgh Steeplechase, or he might have troubled Hoscius. . — At the Tiinara Trotting Club's meeting the sum of £318 passed through the totalizator was £405 le'S than la«t year. — The best of the poor time records made at the Timaru Trotting I'lub's meeting was the6minlsec of Woolloomooloo for two miles. — Mr M'Rae put £3 on Loveshot in the Juvenile Stakes, and divided the proceeds between the jockey, the trainer, and himself. — The closest finish at the C.J.C. meeting was in TattersalTs Plate. Lots of the spectators expected a dead heat to be announced. — The Plumpton Park Club passed £3773 through the totalisator last week. At the meeting a year ago the total was £2865. — The three leading English stallions when the mail left on October 5 were— lsonomy, £40,142 ; St. Simon, £34,130 ; Hampton. £19.618 — The Oamaru mare Grnsshopper II started f avourite for the Sockbum Haudicap at Plumpton, but broke up badly and was a bad third. —At the Winton races Mason and Roberts passed £2479 th-ough the totalisator, an increase of over £500 as compared with lasr, year. — Blue Mountain distanced all his opponents when raced for the Champion Trot, at Lancaster Park last year, and he did ditto this time. — Racing in olden times :— Honour and glory, 1 ; sport, 2 ; stakes, 3 Nowadays :— Tatt's sweep, 1 ;' stakes, 2 ; hang-the-public 3.— Bulletin. — Col >nel North sooti got a return for the fiOOOsovs he paid f«r Clwyd, as the colt won an important handicap at Manchester in -eptembcr. — T. Hales ha* decided to roliro from the turf as an owner for a time. Ho ha 3 leu. c i L»dy I*ove to Mr F. W Purches and Trio to Mr J. li. Browcr. — A large increase of totiliaator linmoy is reported from Taratahi-Carterton, £235)9 being passed through the machine as against £917 last year. — Tho sum of £31,068 was passed through tho totalisators at Christchurch The record for the colony is £41,510" at the Exhibition meeting (four days) at Dunedin . — Two Sydney bookmakers nave already felt the pressure of the new betting law of New South Wales. Their correspondence has been collared by the Po->t Office department "* — flicre was an important trotting meeting in Manchester last month, when the fastest go was 4min ljsec for a mile and a-half. New Zealand has lots of horses who can beat that. — With such a precedent as Ruenilf before us it would be pernicketty to object to Nitsua (a trotter at Timaru), but really this method of selecting names ehouW be pat a stop to. — Dan O'Brien did not quit either Loyalty or Philson at the Melbourne sales this week, but bought a two-year old colt for 380* a. The breeding of the youngster is Carbine— St. Odille. — The hurdler Rosemary fell while being schooled at Te Roti (Hawer*)on Sunday week, and rolled over its rider Charles Coleman, who died the same day. Deceaiod is well spoken of aa a decent lad. — Tn the Pony Race at Auckland last Friday Sweet Lavender fell and Queen of Sbeba and Virgin fell over her. The jockeys escaped unhurt, but Queen of Sheba broke her leg and was destroyed.
— " Spectator " says that an offer of £300 was recently refused for Sylvia Vark. This brother to Hippoviienes exught a c-->ld ; hence his withdrawal after coming down from the north to fulfil C. J. O engagements. — Mr C. B. Lowe, of New South Wales, who died recently in London, was a special student of breeding theories. It waa he and not the late Mv Gannon who said that Carbine's pedigree was that of a non-stayer. — Uncle Tom, winner of the Pony Race at Plumpton lost week, nicked the same event a year ago. If this baa been generally remembered there would have been a smaller dividend than £10 18-< in a field of four. — The Duke of Beaufort has arranged to send Petronel, the ot>ly Musket borne in England, to stand at the Cobham stud next season, it having been represented that breeders found Badminton somewhat too difficult of access. — If Searchlight is well she may have a say in one of th ' shorter handicaps at Wellington, and I should take Westmere and North Atlantic as a likely pair in the Spring Handicap. The field will be a poor one if Rosefeldt wins with top weight. — Devon has been second in another Cup— the third in succession — having been beaten at Williamstown on Friday by the country horse Taranaki, to whom he was conceding two stone and a-half. It was a desperate finish, won by only — Auckland-bred Stanmoor, by Ineomar-Onyx, therefore half brother to Nordenfeldt, won the chief event, a mile and a-quarter, at Moorefield (NSW) on the 27th ult., carrying 7 8, Ballater being top weight with 9.4. G. Wright üßed to train Stanmoor. — Five- thirty-two fortwo mile 3 was the fastest go at the Plumpton Park trots last week. The horse tbat did it was tho North Islander Rob Roy, who was receiving 10-ec from General. LaJy jane, who tri«d to give the winner Bsec, finished third, though distanced. — Two years ago Bassetlaw was sent to America without having acquired any reputation in England as, a mcehorbe. So well, however, has he done in the States that when sold by auction in New York recently ho realised 1740g5, at which pricp be was purchased by Mr Hasgin. — Tho American three- year-old colts Domino and Henry of Navarre recently ran a ma'ch at even weights for £1000, distance one mile and aquarter. The result wa» a dead heat, and, singularly enough, Domino's other great match— against Dobbins— had a similar result — Watchword, knocked down to the bid of J M'Guiness at £44 after winning the Post Stakes at Christchurch. won the Aurtion Stakes on the Thursday and was then bought in. M'Guiness waa acting on behalf of a patron of tbe stable, who has placed the gelding in the hands of an Oamaru trainer. — The Bum of £2059 was JDUti through the
machine at the Eltrmm hack meetinct (Taranalu). Kiora, by Mufti— Mockingbird, scored a meritnvious win U the Huidle Race, carrying 11.2 and winning easily, flu Kltham Cup fell to Itch, who cairied Ui> n X jv« th> mile and a-half in '2m in Klsec and paid a LMnend of £13 l(te — At thp Ponca-wr yearling sales last month a colt hy Ayrshire from Cartridge w,is sold for3sogs. Cartridge wa^ bred in N«-w Zealand ,and is by Musket from Knsaii-, by IMiiaivh from Flyinj Doc, iiv The Premier from Wilhelm na, ryKomeo from Miss K.^se, l>y Houa Emigrant from a nnue imported from the Cape of Good Hope. — A curious feature in connection with the St. Leger ie that, evir since Seabreeze won in 1888, the race h »s alternately fallen to a colt and a filly, for Donovan succeeded the late L'jrd t/althorpe's beautiful racer; then came Memoir, who is divided from her own si ter, La Flcche, by Common, aud now we have a half sister to the last-named succeeding Isinglass. — Ci<;diting Mr M'Calmont with £11,302 by his success in the Jockey I lub Stake 1 ?, Isinglass has brought his winnings this season up to £31,41)8, and if to this turn be added th' amount he won as a three-year-old" (£18,860) and as a juvenile (£4377) we have the laige total of £54,935. This com s very near the record of Donovan, who won in .stakes £55,154 103. — Ihro-tle, when foaled, had a film over her cyos which made her totally blind. She was bred by Lord Alington, who gave instructions tlmtshe should be destroyed. When he learnt that these instructions had not been carried out, he said the filly was to be given away. Mie was actually offered as a gift, but the man to whom she was given never went for her, and so she remained to become .i train-d racer. — The l-'ie d says that for a stable floor nothing can C'liial a. cemeut foundation, over which is laid slabs o iudiavuhber. To pre-eut any tecretions setili ijf iv the jouring*, they should be rilled up with liquid rubber. The surface will then be quite smooth, toft, v <n ab^orbct, nou-lipiwiy, aud perfectly noi*-. less Mich a floor is easily cleaned by the use of the water t<ose, and can be dried with equal rapi lty wuh the squeo gee. Tho Blaba havo only one fauL —viz , that of expenga. — Hie followint; letter appeared in the Sportsman ou October 2 over the signature of Marcus i'.eresfovd : A- unfortuuately La Fleche rannot run in the Oesarewitch, I challenge Captain M'Calmont to bring ut Isinglass in 'he Champion Stakes, to decide how much superior his horse is to La l-leclie and Matchbox. We feel rather like David when he challenged G 'Hath, with this difftrence, th-t whereas David wenfc out to fight with a stone iv hand, we are in exactly the opposite position.
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IN A NUTSHELL., Otago Witness, Issue 2125, 15 November 1894
IN A NUTSHELL. Otago Witness, Issue 2125, 15 November 1894
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