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IN A NUTSHELL.

— Mr J. M'Kewer. has purchased The Spinner.

— Peerage is now a tenant of one of Mr H Goodman's boxes.

— Mr Alf. Hill has purchased the grey mare Hawthorn from Mr Muirav-Ayn = !ey.

— First Light was well suppoited at s.p. for the race which the maic won at Timaru.

— Mr Rose"s impiovet! starting machine wi!l be used at the D.J.C. Summer meeting.

— Mtisketry was awarded first prize at the Manawatu Stow in the thoroughbred stallion c'ass.

— Only onf a£>ccl horse has won the Melbourne Cup '"01 the ia--t 16 years, and that was Tarcoola.

— Ihe Little 80159 that won at T'maru is not identical with the Little Bob that raced ai Gore.

— First Light, in. charge of H. Emerson, has arrived here to compete at the forthcoming meeting. — Western Bell has been leased by Mr Crossan, and will probably be trained in future by R. Dent. —7u Aaierica recently Mr J. B. Hag-gin's colt Water Colour won a mile and a-half laci. 111 2min 33sec.

— A Melbourne cable states that at a sale of racehorses Mr Forrest purchased Rock Gun for 700 guineas. - The nominations for Oamaru and acceptances for Dunedin and Wellington meetings appear 111 this issue

— The manner in which the totahsator was worked at the Timaru meeting has come m for some adverse criticism.

—At Nottingham last month a three-year-okl colt named "Carabine, by Carbine, won a mile an<J five fui'long race.

— Etra Wec-me, by Carnage, and Semper Vjgilans, by Carbuie, both wosi a good race each in England last month. — In a recent isaue- oi the London Spovtman it is stated that Diamond Jubilee has run his last race, and will be retired to the stud. — The St. Simon horse Bill of Portland, who was recently taken to England, has sired the winner of the V.R.C. Maribyrnong Plate three times.

— Conqueror gained first award at the Timaru Show in the thoioughbred stallion class. The Tienton hoise Phaethcn was second and Kulnine third.

—In England last month a horse called Fancy Man won a niile and a-quarter race in 2mm 3 l-ssec, and a mare called Loch Dood won a five-furlong nutter in 57 3-ssec. — The principal winning riders during the present season 111 England up to October 4 were.— O. Madden, 109 wins; S. Loates, 78 ; L. Reiff, 75 ; J. Reiff , 68 ; M. Carmen, 87. — Dundee started during his racing caieer in 72 races", and had, counting his dead heat •with Huku as a win, 21 wins to his credit. His winning record included several races on the 5f •

—In comparison with the nominations received, the acceptances for the D.J.C. Summer meeting must be considered good, and there is" sufficient material engaged to furnish a good day's racing. — Prior to the last New Zealand Cup meeting, a member of the Yaldhurst training establishment was asked how Menschikoff was galloping, and the reply was, " You couldn't catch him with a gun.''

— Of the horses that have won the Melbourne Cup, 21 were bay, 12 brown, 4 chestnut. 3 black, and the grey .Torybov the" only one of hiS- colour. This year Revenue, another bay, triumphed! in the race.

—On the second day of the Newmarket October meeting -Seringapatam finished unplaced in the Great Eastern Handicap, run over sis furlongs. The ex-New Zealander was not mentioned in the betting.

— Geoige Smith has had this team strengthened by the addition of a thiee-year-old chestnut gelding by Eurcclydon, out ol Lady Sodi.'ius, and a three-year-old .arrey hlly by Occident, out of the Audtrahan-brrd niaro Jane Eyre.

— A colt named Pistol, by Carbine, won the Hopeful Stakes fa race for two-year-olds, run on the second day of the Newmarket First Ocober meeting 1 ). The youngster is out of a mare by Galopiv, and is owned by Sir E. Vincent.

— James Scobie, the well-known Victorian trainer, has trainod five Derby winners in 14 months. With Miltiades he won the S A.J.C. Derby, the A.J.C. and V.R C. Derbys with Maltster, and the same double this year with Hautvillers. — According to Ashton's "History of Gambling m England," the ra<-ehoise Donovan won during his career over £55,000 in stakes— a recordl The greatest amount handled oy any one person in stakes alone was £73,858, by the Duke ot Portland, in '89. been purchased by Mt J. Ewans, on behalf of Sir Sampson, of Buenos Ayres, South America, for 3000gs, subject to veterinary examination, which has been passed. It is the intention of the new owner to race the son of Haut Brion in South America.

— The late Tom Hales's first mount in the Melbourne Cup was in 1872, when he rode The Ace second to The Quack. He won on Grand Flaneur in 1880, and had ridden m the race 3 6 times altogether. His last Cup appearance was 011 The Admiral m 1890.

— Mr K. S. Sievier has sold to Mi G. Faber the two-yeai-old colt Duke of Westminster, by Orme out of Gauntlet, for 21,000 guineas. Mr G. Faber' s colt Pietermaritzburg recently won the Jockey Club Stakes, which was worth between seven and eight thousand pounds to the winner. —Mr Whitney has handed over the Derby Stakes, d£5670, he won by the aid of Volodyovski to the stewards of the, Jockey Club for the benefit of some benevolent racing fund. xiis gift i& m appreciation of English courtesy, and also as ar> expression of esteem for the late Lord William Bere3ford. — On returning to scale after steering Little Bobs to victory at the Timaru meeting, the well-known and' popular lightweight, T. Buddicomb, came n for a great round of applause from the spectators. Buddicomb has not experienced the best of luck lately, and it is to be hoped that the tide has turned. — The late Loid William Beresford won six Viceroy's Cups, three of which were carried off by his favourite, Myall King. He was alsoable to claim some share in the creditable running of Tostig for the Viceroy's Cup of 1893, as that good horse was imported by him and fold to the Maharajah of Patiala. — T. Savage, of Raynes Park, Surrey, walked a quarter of a mile, rode horseback the same distance, ran a quarter of a mile, rode a bicycle the same distance, then sculled a quarter of a mile, and swam a quarter of a mile in the river, all in 18nrn 33sec, on the Hampton Wick towpath along the banks of the Kiver Thames, England, April 22. — A London cablegram in an American paper is as follows- — "It is announced here that, in spite of William C. Whitney's offer to allow Huggms, his trainer, the Heath House esta-'b-li?hment rent free, and, although there was a disposition on the part of several owners to entrust horses to his care, Huggms has determined to return to America."

— Cherrystone will be on the market for private sale after the forthcoming D.J.C. meeting.

— The Medallion colt Achilles, in Prosser's stable, was heavily supported with the starting price merchants for the Pioneer Handicap on Ihe last day of the C.J.C. meeting. Most of the boodle was on to win, so that nothing was gamed by the colt finishing second.

—Mr August Belmont, the well-known Ameiicau sportsman, at the sale of the late Mr Marcus Daly's stud, paid 25,000d0l for a filly foal by St." Simon out of Lady Reel, an importation from England. Mi Blemont also purchased a St. Simon colt foal lor 13,500d01. The price paid for the Lady Reel filly is the highest on record in the world that has been paid for a foal. — The dual Derby wii.ner Hautvillers has

— The takings at the gates at Longchamps on the occasion of the French Guineas amounted to i422S odd, as against £440 on the corresponding day last year, when the Exhibition attracted so many visitois to Paris. The turnover at the " Mutuals " was larger by £12,000, and amounted to £'105,000, of which 4 per cent, goes to the fund. — The horse Uaineis ot some of the Ameiican ni2tiopolit<in race tiacks have begun a movement, to present to William C. Whitney, as a tDciimcn^al of appreciation for his efforts for the welfare of the turf, a life-size paintuig in oil of the graat two-year-old Nasturtium, the most pi eminent colt 111 the Whitney barn, and said to be the favouiite horse of the millionaire turfman.

— The American trotter is first shod when about six months old, and then only on the hind feet, the shoes being lequired to give holding for the lightest of piotectmg toe boots or •' scalper*. Practicably, all tiotting colts strike their hind feet with then toes n moving at al l fast, and thp pam is apt to upset them, and make them break into a gallop, v.heiice the necessity for "toe iDootb. '— The Australian-bred horse Peerage co=t Mi Goodman the large sum of £1\ When Mr D. O'Brien offered the horse for sale recently he did not reach what Mr O'Buen considered a reasonable figure, and, preferring to give the horse away, he offered Peerage to Mr Goodman for nothing." Mr Goodman declined to accept the horse on these terms, and tendered a potind note, which was accepted by the owner of the ro3e and black livery for the son of The Australian Peer and- Naom:.

— Epsom Lad won the Kempton Park Stakes of 500sovs, added to a sweepstake of lOOsovs each, foi three-year-old.= aiid upward, distance eve mile and a-half, at the Kempton .t'aiiOctober meeting, October 11. Santoi was secord, and Mr William C Whitney's Volodyovski (J. Reiff) finished th:id. Gieat interest was taken 111 the race, owing to the meeting of "Volodyovski and Leopold de Rothschild's Doricles. The latier's victory m Lhe St. Leger Stakes, ovei the winner of the Derby (Volodj ovski) was held by many to be due to the poor riding of Lester Reiff, who allowed himself tr< be shut m.

— Some years ago two JCortii and South couniiy tr&ir.ers were hobnobbing over their cigars in the bar of an hotel at Doncaster the night before the St. Ltger. The Yorkshireman thoi ght his horse invincible for the big race, but Tniew that the Newmarket hoise had a grtat leputation, fo was asking hi& trairer about him. " They tell rue as 'ow you 'aye a good 'oss, ' he commenced. "Is he a good Vs?'" "Yes," answered the Newmarket man. ' Ha's a good 'oss." "Ishe a good 'oss?" 1 ursued the YOl k&hireman. " Yes ! He is. He's a good, 'oss," was the answer. "Is he a good 'oss?" was the next question. " Yes ' He is. He is a good 'oss." " Well, I'm main glad to hear it," added his friend the Yorkshireman complacently, " you ought to be second." —At a "New York meeting on September 6 that once .great mare Imp made what was probably her last appearance on the furf in n.o?t inglorious style in the mile and a-haif handicap on the turf. The public was ( still loyal enough' to her to give her " a hand," bu.t after"- 1 showing speed for about a mile, she dropped clean out of it, and finished a bacl last. It appears to be the common opinion among trainers that Imp was " dopetV" m the hands of the man who formerly had her, which would account for hei inability to show her form since she has been in Wimmer's stable. xier record is a wondeiful one for the last threa years. In 183S she started 35 times, won 21, second 6, third 3. In 1899, 31 races, 13 wins, 3 seconds, and 5 thirds, and in 1900 she started in 27 races, won 8, second 14, and third in 5. In all, 93 races, 42 wins, 23 seconds, 13 thirds, unplaced 15 races. Here was wheTe she should have been retired with all her honours thick upon her. — Thomas W. Lawson, of Boston, has. says an American paper,, commenced to break up his yacht Independence. Before doing so, he made one expiring effort to induce Sir T. Lipton to sail a match against her with Shamrock 11, after the decision of the Cup, but it was unavailing. Sir Thomas wired a reply to the effect that, " while he regretted it, it was impossible for him to arrange a race between the boats." The other day, Lawson's trotter, Boralma, was scheduled to trot against the champion, Cresceus, the proceeds to go to the hospital. In the meantime Boralma was defeated, so any interest in his meeting witn Crescexis fell through, an<! it was decided to call it off. Tietcham, who owns Cresceus promptly telegraphed to Lawson, antl asked him "" whether, under the circumstances, and following the precedent of the Independence, he would not break Boralma up likewise?

— Ibex was badly galloped on in the Y.R.C. Derby and cut about.

— The stallion Matchbox is not only a long way first in the list of winning stallions thi9 season in Austria-Hungary, but has, m addition, created a new record for that country, his offspring this season having won in stakes' no less than £20,980. By St. Simon out of Matchgirl (half-sister to St. Blaise), Matchbox was bred by Lord Alington in 1891, and was raced in partnership with Sir Frederic Johnstone. Aa a two-year-old he won three races out of four, being beaten at his first appearance in public, in the National Breedeis' Produce Stakes at Sandown Park, by Delphos and Glare. He made ample amends later in the season by securing the Kempton Park Great Breeders' .Produce Stakes of 5000sovs and the Cnterion Stakes and Dewhvirst Plate at Newmarket. In 1894 he ran second to. Ladas in the Two Thousand Guineas andi also in the Derby. After this Matchbox was old to the late Baron de Hirsch for £15,000 and a contingency of JBSOOO in the event of his- winning tiie Grand Prix de Pans— for which race hg was unluckily beaten by a neck by Dolma Baghtche. Matchbox won several iaces afterwards at Goodwood a-nd Newmarket, and was sold to the Austrian Government for, it -was said, £17,000. At the time, some thought he was well sold, but the many successes achieved by his stock during the four seasons they have been running show plainly that he was cheap at the pi ice.

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IN A NUTSHELL., Otago Witness, Issue 2488, 20 November 1901

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