IN" A NUTSHELL.
— Daring is on the unemployed list.
— Coeur de Lion's feet are giving trouble. — Crusoe has a ch-aice iv the Taranaki Cup. — I fancy Day Star for the Wanganui Jubilee Cup. — Uniform saih for England in the Rakaia on Monday. — A correspondent asks when Topthorn died. Can au j'one oblige ? — J, Rae baa got tired of the disappointing Iving.swood, and soH him for .£3O. — Sortie, New Zealand bied, by Catesby — Barosina, won the l.aunce-ton Cup. — Two foaU by Li hfc Artillery are amongst the entries fur the D.J G.s Fourth Eclipse Stakes. — An offer of 1750k-! bus been made by a Melbourne man for the Weit Australian cnlt Taiquiu. — Mr Charles Kelly, at one time ch.unuanof the Adelaide Racing (Jlub, died suddenly last month. — Mr Dan O'Brien's stables and residence at Rindwick, being offered at auction, were passed iv at £2 10. — The sum of £50 each was piid as passage money from Sydney to England of Old Clj', Survivor, and Tornado. — The Anrkland mare Little Nancy got strangled wh'le toying to push herself through a parti-tliy-opeued <?ooiway. — In Talters^ll's i-we-'p on the Launceston Cnp the first prize of £ 700 was won hy Mr H'jarn, Mole worth street. Wellington. — J. Loughlin ha-i bought the five-year-old mare The Orphan, by Amulet— Spinaway, and, all being well, will give her a ruu al the North Otago meetin?. — Although tlie number of ctarteis in the Wellingtoa Cup was but half as many as last year the totalisator leturns showed n falling off of oaly £129. — During races at Barmedman (Australia) a lider named Webb collided with a post, which was hidden by a cloud of dust, and w a,~ killed instantly. — Win. Walker, convicted of snatching a betting ticket for 36s at the Will'amsfcown races, was sentenced to one month's irnpiisonment. He talks of appealing. —By a fire -recently in the Arcade Messrs Barnett and Wrant's office was- considerably damaged, and about £35 of *• stationery lil-sraiiy went to bjaz^s. * — " Castor" writes': It is rumoured that Multiforin's injured foot is causing some anxiety, and that the Det by winner uiaj' not be a starter at the Summer meeting. j — Ted Hankins is now training the two-year-old j 533 a Te R"fugte, by Stepniak— Huguenot, bred at ! jf.lder.slie, and owned by Mr Toomey. Sha is a fine big filly, full of promise. — The Grafter, who fought, out the Melbourne Cuo finish, WjS unable 10 stay the mile and a-half of the Sydney Turf Club's Anniversary Handicap ; but of course he had a bit of weight up. — A complaint preferred by the p dice against bookmakers John Cokraaa &nd Lpw I.yona for offensive conduct *t the Mentoue (Vie.) c»avs will be he^rd oil Saturday «f this week. — Advices from Melbourne state that tLe racehoree Pivot broke down while taking pait in the Onmperdown Cup, and the son • f Swiveller und Wild Kose is not likely to cairy silk ag-iin. -- Spectator, who i-ame out of his shell at Ca.ilfield, ifi by Nordenfeldfc from Spyglass, by Robinson Ciusoe from Telescope, by Hscator from Lady Spec (imp.). Sp"C ator is Spj glass's first foal. — Many of Nor^enfeldt's Australian-got youngster* have lacked sizi\ but Gunbt arer, the two-year-old unearthed at Randwick last mouth, is described as a fine big colt, lengthy and powerful, i — The South Australian Jockey Club's course ' is to receive much more attention than in the past, and Walter Broodbridge, son of the Caul- j field caretaker, has been appointed to Iseep super- ; vision. j j — The Australian horse Galway started in a j ■ hurdle race at Windsor, England, iv December i last, "carrying 12 6 (top weight). There wslo to ] 1 offered against him in a field of five, and he j finished last. — The West Australian mining man, Mr G. | Gray, continues to add to his string of horses j under the care of James Redfearn at Caulfield. Bis latest purchase is Murata, a two-year-old by Carbine from Wilgj. — Hays "Teilinga": Australian &tudmasteis ! must envy their brothers in Kngland the money j they can make out of a goo . stud hoise. I don't j suppose there i-s a stallion iv Australia earning ; £500 a veil- in stud fees. j —J. Watts, the English jockey, has loat his i stallion Van Dieman's Laud, by Robert the Devil j out of Distant Shoie. who in his day wan some ; fair races, and finished third to Ayrshire and j Crowberry in the Lerby. — A. Albreeht. one of the leading pony horse-mr-n in Sydney, waa ordered to s<and down for 12 months by the Canterbury Park stewards to maik their disapproval of his handling of Little Kmg at the receufc meeting. — Cis Parker, an Australian jockey, has been figuring befoi- the Sydney courbs lately, and ordered to conti ibute 15s per week for support of his wif«, who says that Parker got £1000 when he '. won the Australian Cup on Pmie. j — 'irickslei won the Tony Race and then the | cMef handicap at the Xelsou trotting meeting. | He is owne 1 by Mr W. L. Orange, whose Lady Ashley aleo pulled off a double The stim of £7.-"9£ went through the totalisator. — The 5^ totalisator at Woodchester (S.A.) paid out to the 3d. And why not? Racing clubs have no right ti tetai-i moneys that can be reasonably divided. The nmrey is not theirs, but the property of the divideud-wiijiiors. — Queen^borough. the daughter of KiugsborouKh. aud Feu d'Ai tifice, who has been laid aside for a long time, and has visited Robinson } Crusoe for two yev oos with no success, is entered for the Hawke'a Bay Cup. Frtd Colling is training her. — Iha*e to thank Mr George R. Hislop fora corrected copy of the nomi> ations for the North O'ago meeting. If all stcreta; ies v> ould take the trouble to tend along s>uch lists at their earliest convenience it, would save me a lot of trouble and ensure prompt publication. — At Mount Wycheproof (Vie.) an objection was lodged against Farewiugs, winner of the principal event, on the giound that he was over four yeais. No profit wa« offered, and tne committee decided that the horte was under the age, the protest being tiismissed. — On Tues-iay of this week Mr W. T. Hazlett, sou of Mr J. Hdzl«tt, wa> inanicd to Miss Kate S'ephensot), daughter of Mr Jobn Srephenson. A« the son and daughter of two old racing men, j partners in their turf ventuies, I offer the newlywedded couple my best wishes. — The Officer, who is now trained at Flemington, is stated to have an ugly-lo 'king fetlock, the result of a knock he got in the train while going to Sydney to oppo-e New haven in the A JC. Leg^r. Air S. G. Cook is doubtful if The Officer will now ttaiid a final winding up. — Mr David Jjmes \>as by no means pleased with the wtight allotted Auraria in the Australian Cup, and backer* were Wiuied (.hat they would be consulting their own intetescs by leaving the Melbourne Cup victrix alone. Since then the mare has been stiuck out of all herV.lt G. eng?gements. — Peter Harris was caLed before the Sydney Turf Club stewards fur having contrae'ed to ride Vigil for Mr T. Lamond iv the Nursery Handi- I cap aftei" having engaged with Mr Jos Bonnet to pilot Rjfleite in the samo lace. Harris was sus- . pended for the day, and tppjrtfd to the A J O. — During the S.T.O. Anniversaiv meeting at Randwick a number of Mguallers (bettei known as " fcick-tackers ") were removed from tbe grandstand reserve, and in futuio the regulation which aims at suppressing thut system of communication will be rigorously enforced at headquarters. — The Ben digo- Jimmy case occupied the attention of the V.R.C. Committee on the 28lh ulc. | when the appeal of Mr Heffeinan, the owner of / Bendicfo, against the derision of the Mentoue J stewards iv disqualifying Bendigo for the Steeple- i chase was considered. The disqualification of Bendigo was upheld. — The American mare Sweepstake, dam of Star Pointer (lmin s.9J«ec) and Hal Pointer (2min 4^3ec), is 28 years old, but would pass for a much younger mare. A few weeks ago she jumped a rail fence. Next day the fence was made fully oft or more high, but she cleared it as easily as before. She is in foal to Brown Hal. — Sydney Referee reports that the horse Silvertone attacked his trainer, J. Butler, breaking the
bone of one arm and forcing his teeth through the flesh. While still holding Butiei- by the armSilvertone tried to kneel on him, and after iueff-jctuilly trying to beat the horse off, some of the men present let their horses go, whereupon Silvertone dropped Butler and galloped after them. — A new totalisator machine of the kind in use on French racecourses has been adopted in Calcutta. It is s-uid to be a very much neater and better contrivance than the one previously in use at the headquarters of the Indian turf. It cost only the equivalent of £20. whereas each of the old machines cost £120, whilst one to work both win or place bets on the Australian system costs £240. — Earl Rosebery, in a recent comment on the rules of racing, thus delivered himself :— "These have been so changed and modified that I urn informed by pxpeita there are only two paople who, in the belief of the most credulous, haveanv , thorough acquaintance wiib. them One is Mr i Wcatht'rby atid the other is Mr James Lowfcaer— i and I am t.ot perfectly sure of Mr James Lowj ther." I — Sporting Iteview says there is no disguising j tho foot thy t the height of some of the p >nies competing in the Auckland district is causing a considerable amount of talk, and it is perhaps not too much to say that if it weie not for th^ title of the ■ races in which they compete many of those i innocent spectators who congregate on racecourses ! might be inclined to think they were g-jziug upon a. held of fully gi-jwn tl:o •oughbreds — li,'s all woon&hiije, writes an American, a? to Sloan earning £15,000 a year. He never received a retainer in his life until lust year, and then ' £1(100 would have been considered a large sum, i although, I understand, tiie Fleishman contract i called for £2400 for 1898. But he usually rides all the hot one?, and of courf e Ilia present amount to a considerable sum, but .£OOOO would mean an j outside figure for his earnings in the coining i year. i —In the originnl entry for the last Melbourne • Cup there were (says Melbourne Sportsman) j about 50 horses tracing direct to Musket. Some- > body laid, in a small way, short odds that no ; member of this family would win. As it turned ! out, branches of the greit tree finiiheil first, j second, third, and fourth, G.iulus and The j Grafter being from the one Mucket mare (ludusj try), while Aurum and Bundook are both by sons j of Mu.sket. — I'he Sydney scribe "Milroy" says: The top of the winning stallion list looks a sure thing for Lochiel this year. Hts position at the- head of affairs will, of course, enhance the value of his stock, but buj ers will not lisvtj roany to pick from at the yearling sales, as only three of his sons will be st-nt down by Mr Jrimes Thompson. Two of these are from T. Fay ten's mares, Doca and Beta, who are worked on the share system by Mr Thompson and Mr Payteu. — A jockey named Ryan was offered the mount on Bulrush in the Maiden Hurdle-; at Miepoll ! (Vie), and he accepted the job very reluctantly, a } former injury to his head, received in a similar i event, hiving made him cautious The fir.t 1 hurdle was knocked down, and BuH'ush h r id i simply to hop over tbe obstruction. At th" 1 second h-irdie the horse ttruck and turned a ' somersault-, falling heavily on the unfortunate ' ridar. who was seriously injured. ; — When Mr W. Keiso's horses were offered at Sydney competition was not particularly k> en. The two year-old E-<sex was bought in at 400gfi, though hi.s owner announced that even a sovereign iv advance of that Mini would pvui chase him. Lch Mavie was catalogued but, not submitted. Mr Garratt having obtained an exfension of leise from Mr A. Thompson Of the eight I lots sold, Folwge brought, top pr.ee -£200 ; while Mishap fetched £18", The Captain £100, and Mag (by Carbine) £125. — Except in the case of St. F>imou, writes ; " Asuiodeus," stallion fees in England have gone down during the last year or two 3nd this is a fact that has been but little noticed. Theie are no Cso?s fees now, and very few of 200gf>. Similarly, we do not see so many SPCOTsd-iute animals figuring at lOflgs, and there is a whole host of really good hordes at fees at 50s?s and under, so that the cist of breeding is by no meaijs what it wa?, and the depression in xhe bloodstock market is in this way compensated. i I — Although there was sio smasher of the i Ormonde, Isinglass, Persimmon, or St. Viusquin j i type amongst last seison's iilngiish two-year-olds, , I there were a pretty .smart lot out, and Cyllene, by ■ | sheer merit, tata a his stand as the best, ot his yeai\ ! ! After him cime the stable companions Htsrmiston j ' and Hawfinch, the latter the hero of one -->f the j i most sensational debats that can be called to | : yximl. Then Dieudonne, Champ de Mar?, Cap Martin, Disraeli, Wildfowler, Nun Nicer, Koyal Footstep, St. Evox, and Dunlop form a very useful batrh indeed. — The £10,000 paid for the two-year-old Hamburg is the largest price ever given in A-nerica for a thoroughbred, with the exception of Oi monde, who was purchased by Mr Macdonough for i £31,250, and St. Blaise, who at the diswereal of | the Belmont stud fetched £20,00!) Hamburg j was puichased for Mr Julius Flei&chmauu, of Cincinnati, the son of the late millionaire, Mr Charlew Fleischmann. Hamburg ia liberally encaged in all the rich Western stakes Mr Madden, who bough '•him as a yearling, repeatedly refused offers of £5000 for him. —Mr Arnold Ferr k > writes fiom Calcutta: Leonidas, bred t.y Mr Oangar, has fairly swept the board. Trained by Fordham, ridden by Kied Gibbs, owned by Lieutenant-colonel Desaraj-Urs (a native prince), be won the Viceroy's Cup (8 13), Coorh Behar Cup (10.0), and the Turf Club Cup (10 2). Viceroy' * Cup. oue mile and three-quarters, 3min 7spc ; Cooch Behav < 'ut>, one mile and aquarter, 2tnia ll*ec ; Turf Club Cup, one tnilf six j furlongs and 132^ da, 3tnin lS^ec. He is a big, I lauky chestnut, big enough for any cross- country ■ business, very quiet, with a goncl temper j —Mr Morris Jaenbs, a well-known Victorian i sportsman, joined the great majority on the 28th • ultimo. For a quarter of a century Mr Jacobs | was a prominent figure on the Australian turf, in his capacity as bookmaker as well as owner. With Rufus he won the YR.C. Derby, ISS4, beating a hot favourite in B-irgo ; Ned o' the Hills placed the A.E. C. Birthday Cup to his credit, the sane yeai- Sedition carried his colours to victory in the Newmarket Handicap, 1889 ; Little Bob won the Mooneo Valley Cup. and among other horses that he owned were Winified, Auster, The Bud, Treason, and Trentina. — This is what Mark Twain Bays as to the Melbourne Cup carnival : Day aftev day. the races go on, aud the fun and excitement are kept at white heat. And when each day is done the people dance all night so as to be fresh for the race in the morning And at the end of the great week the swarms secure lodgings and transportation for next year, then flock away to their remote homes and count their guns aud losses, an-1 order next year's Uup clothes, and then lie down and sleep two weeks, and get up sorry to reflect that a whole year rmut be put in somehow or other before they can be wholly happy again.
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IN" A NUTSHELL., Otago Witness, Issue 2294, 17 February 1898
IN" A NUTSHELL. Otago Witness, Issue 2294, 17 February 1898
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