IN A NUTSHELL.
— There are 27 youngsteis this season at Wellington Park._ — There are about 3000 thoroughbied mares in Australia.
— The "Wellington Park stallion Hotchkiss is rising 17 years old. — The yearling full-brother to Yseult has baen named Cordon Bo age. —Up to May 12 Carbine's stock had won £5219 on the English turf this season. — Brisa, by St. Clair— Mistral,' shows every sign of being in foal to Phoebu3 Apollo. — In England a walk-over is not considered a race irom a starting-price point of view.
— The recently-defunct Castor was once owned by Mr E. Ben Eon, the Jubilee Plunger. — A would-be buyer recently priced^ Caveliero, and the figure asked was SOCgs. No deal resulted*
— Field Rose, the fall sister to Royal Artillery, is reported to be in foal to Phoebus Apollo. — The disqualifications placed on Mr F. Griffen, J. M'Couib, end the mare Edelweiss by the Southland Club expire this v/eek. — Nonefcte, the top weight in. the N.Z. Clip, is -reported to be in splendid health, and doing ■well. — Convtjy and Kelpie, two -winners at the Haw bo's Bay Winter meeting, are engaged in tire N".Z. Cup. — Miss Delaval, the brilliant little daughter of Beaton Delaval, shows signs of her union with Cyreniaai being successful. — The American-bred celt Nasturtium, who ■was brought to E-pgland to compete in the Derby, has been, shipped back to America. — Although The Heir's shate of the prizemoney distributed at Tahnna. Park was small, the brother to Fritz was undoubtedly the hero of the meeting. —At the Cobham Stud, England, on May 7, Mr S. H. GolJan's Tiraillens, by Nord«nfeldt — Florence M'Carrthy, dropped a colt to Bill of Portland.
—An effort i 3 being made to revive trotting in Sydney, and a club has been recently formed, which is to ba called the New South !W»le3 Trotting dub. — The amount passed through the totaiisator at the Tahun*. Park meeting was £1629 10s less than the amount handled at the Winter meeting held last year. —Of the 66 horses handicapped in the N.Z. Cup three get 9st and over; three comprise the Bst division, 15 the 7st division, and 45 go into the fist division. —An aged full-brother to Ghoorka. named Benedick won a two-mile hurdle race *\t Warvrick Farm (Sydney) on June 14. Benedick carried 10.0, and won pulling up from five others in 3.55 A. — On May 15 at Newmarket the Carbine colt Pistol defeated five others in the Payne Stakes, G7Bsovs, a race for three-verr-oLds, lun over one and a-half miles. Pistol is out of a Galopin mare. —At Kempton Park on Maj 10 S.-ahorse started in the Teddington Plate, w f.a., and run over a six-furlong course. He collided •with another horse at the post, and finished out of a place. — Shortly aftej Sceptre had carried off her double G-nineas victories a full-brother to the fitly named Collar, who had bee-n sent to South Africa, was shipped back to England, and wih commence stud duties there this season.
— The well-known English horseman S. X<oates had his first mount this season on May 14. It will bs remembered that Loates was badly hurt feist November, through meeting with on accident whilst riding m a race. — As a natural result of the large number of horsemen who have- left America to pursue their calling in other lands, there is at present an outcry about the scarcity of good jockeys this season in the land of the; Stars and Stripea. — The American light-weight horseman J. Re iff is riding in good form this season in France. Just prior to the last English mail leaving, he rode three successive winners one day, and 1 a couple of days later he rede three ■winners, a second, and two thirds.
— Between- 1864 and 1302, the late Captain Machcll's horses won. 540 races, of a total value of £110,010. This amount was won by horses owned by the late Captain M.iche-11, and he ■was also closely identified with the victories of many other horses raced under his management.
—On the first day of the Kemp-ton Park Spring meeting, May 9, Ard Patrick 9.8 was defeated by Royal Ivy 8.0 by two lengths m the Three-year-old Plate, run over a mile and e-qnartsr. Eoyal Iw is by Kendal Royal (son of Kendal) out of Wild Ivy, itn-d he ran tho mile and a-quarter in 2.8.
The Duke of Portland provides for some «! his aged servants by housing them tt th<" "Winnings," a pleas-antly-sitnatsd retreat near the 'hunting stables at Welbeck Abbey, NotU. The houses ara called tire "Winnings," us they •were erected to commemorate the Duke's victories on the turf in 1336-89-90.
— The principal winning horsemen at Tabnna Park were A. Pringle three wins (including dead-heat on Boldrewood), G. Grant two •wins,, and R. Porthouse two wins. The following ridere each had a winning mount — J. MTCewen, R. Logan, C. Piper (dead-heat\ W. Millet, Laing, Latimer, H. Mountney, and J. Hardy. — Misfortunes never come singly, and shortly after Mr W. C. Whitney's colt Nastnrtium ■was found to have turned roarer news was received from America that two crack colts "belonging to the same gentleman were also amiss. These latter two were Yankee and King: Hanover, who were in thejirst flight last season. — The Lochiel horse Survivor, who was sent to England in 1898, made his appearance in the Tnal Handicap at the Second Spring meeting pt Newmarket, after being absent from the racecourse since taking part in the Lincolnshire Handicap two years ago. An English paper, in alluding to Survivor's recent performance, said he pioved himself to be a thorough non-trrer
— The Carbine colt Fowling Piece, who has heen racing this season in England wilrr conspicuous success, is from a. mare named Galinne, who is by Galopin (sire of St. Simon) out of Lady Chelmsford, by Rosicrucian. GaHnne has three strains of Voltaire in her pedigree, as Gstlopin, hot sire, has two and Lady Chelmsford, her dam, runs back through her dam to the same strain. — The Heir's time for a milf in the first Jieat of the Prince of Walea's Handicap was probably the best go ever put up at Tahuna Park for that distance. Boldrewood occupied 2.29J for the journey, and that made The Heir do 2.25}, which, considering that he put in a couple of breaks, besides racing on the outaide of the track, must be accounted a very meritorious performance. — One of the most notable instances in the "breeding line which hive reosntry come under notice is that of Mr W. C. Whitney's Endurance by Right. This filly is by Inspector B — CEarly Mom. Early Morn was bred by Mill. BotterilU being exported horn England "by the late Colonel North in 1893. When in foal she. was. sold down Kentucky (America) ivay, in 1593, as a weed, for £10. In the Spring she foaled a bay filly which fetched £60. As a two-year-old the filly was leased cut, then being cold for £6000. Ultimately eho passed into the possession of Mr W. C. .Whitney, who purchased her for £6000; and ehe has beaten some of the best colts of the I ear. — Tie followiaa new rule bas b«en published
by the A.J.C. at the foot of the list of fixtures for the season 1902-3:— "At every register^-! meeting^ held within a radius of 40 miles from the G.P.0., Sydney, there shall be on eac'i day at least three races 1 on the flat run at a distance of not less than one mile, unless tho ' programme consists of not more than five races, and includes both a hurdle race and steeplechase, in which case there shall be at least two such races on the flat. Of such races ona (which shall not be a selling race) shall be run at a distance of not less than a mile and a-quarter, the added money in the case of such last-mentioned race to be not less than £100. j
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IN A NUTSHELL., Otago Witness, Issue 2520, 2 July 1902
IN A NUTSHELL. Otago Witness, Issue 2520, 2 July 1902
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