IN A NUTSHELL.
— 7. Barden is new recognised as the leading iioraeman of Australia. — Acceptances fox the Auckland Cup are due ©n December 5. — The Shannon has been supported for the Auckland Cup at loo's to 4. — Mr H. Goodman's horse Sirius has been allotted fe9 in the" Auckland Cup. — Nomination* for the WVbdham J. C. mnniial meeting' are due December 6. — Nominations for the Wellington R. C Ermines meeting axe due on December 7. — The- nominations .for the Southland R. C. ■rummer meeting fall due on December 11. — Achilles has been scratched for all engagements at the Auckland Cup meeting. — T. Biiddicomb, after a long absence' from the saddle, has once more commenced to ride work. ' " — His Majesty the King has won £100,044in prize money since he first started racing in 1388. — After racing in the Melbourne Cup, Sojournex stretched himself .out in his box for 24 hours. — Nominations for the Waikouaiti Racing Club annual -meeting must be made on December. 13. — Geo: Smith has Kotokoto, Red Banner, Red Peony, an A Forward Guard looking healthy *ni wett af present. -. -i Siege 'Gun,' Orloff, Kingr L*>g,""*nd- Cruel--form will probably represent -Mr G. G. Stead mi the Auckhkod-'Ciip meeting. ' — A five-year-old- gelding; returned as being by PetiriK Warbeck Q out of Ruby, is amongstthVlctest arrivals at- FtemJlgton. _ — Bookmakers to a limited number, witl be- admitted: td tier Forbury -Park .Racing- Club's. meetingon-, payment of-a license Jeer - — "Why did you .lift your hat, Casey, when the favourite passed?"— "Me bhoy." said Casey, "I always pay reapict to the 'dead'! " — T&e Melbourne Cup winner Auraria has" dropped a colt to CarJyon, the" son of Chester and the Blair AtEol mare Moonstone. —W. Hunter, who was associated with some of Bed Banner's wins a couple- of seasons back, has' once more joined G. Smith's stable. — I& Goodman kas worked considerable- improvement in the- appearance of Sirius since Che chestnut gelding came under his care. — Ayzdate- has- been- purchased by a Christchurch owner at a price which is said to be in tite neighbourhood of a couple of centuries. — A London cable states that Mr Sieyerheads the Jist of winning owners for the racing" ■eason just closed. His winnings totalled 423,686. — Borne Dunedin owners state that they missed nominations for Queensiown Cwing to the lack of publicity given the programme for tbe meeting. — Fours to 1 is the best price on offer against Siege Gun for the Auckland Cup, but the metallicians do not display any great anxiety to do t>iz. over the xace. — The Kaseby Jockey Club have decided toerect Mr 3. Rose's patent storting barriers on their course, and they will be used at the next meeting of the club. — ', JEtaL Banner has cow an unsightly scar on the outside of her off hind cannon-bone, but apparently it-does not seriously detract from her galloping poinTera.'" — >-The American light-weight horseman, W." 6:- CConnor, 'rljms- accepted a Eetainer from Baron BothscrMld i& rids hi' France. at £3000 a y'far'-for a-'jpericd of' tlirec 'years, ' -^On* December' 27 "Cuirassier/Ahe f ull-brotHer r to Trentbru rnoea' under .the' hammer at Auckland wita'the^fest- of Messrs Duder Bros, horses. Cuirassier was foaled in 1885. — At the .Surrey (England) Quarter Sessions on October 15, a man was sentenced to -four months', imprisonment with hard labour for stealing a betting ticket valued at £3 55. . — Amongst- the horses to be auctioned by Messrs' Duder BrO3. is a yearling full brother and an untried three-year-old full «s»ter to HalberdieT, fne New Zealand Cup winner. — The. Australian-bred Resolute, by Trenton — TTmflta, was' amongst a batch of thoroughbred s sent 'from England lo -be sold under the hammer in "New ' York, and he was passed at 320gs.^ — Before the Melbourne Cup a well-known hacker laid £25 to £o that he "picked 10 losers." Among the lot he selected were The Victory and Vanity Fair, who ran first and second respectively. Broadside, by Goldsbrough — Powder, has foaled to Stepniak, and has visited Obligado; and Flying Kitty, who- has produced a colt to the Marquis of Zetland, has also visited the son ol Orville. — Amnesty, a five-year-old gelding by Carbine, is one of the latest of the New Zealandbred horse's stock to score in England. He defeated 13 others in a mik- Welter at the Newcastle October meeting. — At Kempton Park, on October 10, Screw Gun had 7.10 in a aix-furlong race, and. quoted ,at 100's to 7, finished in thejrnck. On the same (lay a Trenton two-year-o!d filly was beat half a head in a Selling race. -<— , The High Jumping. Competition at the .Ballarat (Vie.) show resulted in a victory for Messrs Row and Lyons's Mahonga. who- cleared 6ft Win. Magic, the property of Mr W. Wilson, of- Si. Arn&ud, r wan second with sft llin. ; —^' A Sydney^ lelegrapliistl keeking work in 'WeUirigtbrit meu'foned as a iecommendatipn that he had backed horses for so many years -that lie \ could always- "'sec<y f their Raines through' correctly. - Application being considered. t . . — ' SporV in • Ruswa is carried on at strange' times, racing usually beginning between 4 and sin the afternoon, owing to Hie heat ; and during a certain season, when it is hardly ever dark, some of the race fixtures nre begun at 9 at night. — Vanilla, by Vanguard — Lady's Maid, has clropped a colt to tbe imported horse Obligado. «nd Gladys 11, by Wolverine — Lady's Maid, and the 'Australian-bred mare Little Paradise, by Cheviot (imp.) — Paradise, have also produced fillies to the eime sire. — The Tahuna Park Trotting Club were unfortunate in having to postpone the opening «f their summer meeting owing tc the inclemency of the weather, as a large number of sports ifrom a distance have returned home, and •will- not be present at the meeting. — Field Battery scored for the first time wince he left the Ya'.dhurst stable when he won 4he Flying at Feilding. One of our local metallicians laid 50 chances in one hand against the Hotchkiss horse, and as he paid the limit, somebody has had a fail- win ov-jr the race. The latest arrival at the Forbury Park is the chestnut gelding Medicus, by Apremont — Miss Russley, who has been missing from the race track for the past three seasons. Medicus lias only started twice during the past six seasons, and is now on the shady side of ten. Jf- Hennessy, the ' French sportsman, v/hose Australian purchases include the mares 33eanba, Haulette, Feud, and Seclusion and the filly Portland Belle, leaves Australia in the Oceana. During his stay here he is said to liave beaten the ringmea to the extent of £iOOO. . , 'Marshal Soult. who captured a- mile race r/ifcii 8.0 -in lmin 45 3-o3ee and a five-furlong xace ! in lmin sses "with 8.2 in the saddle, has 7.2 in the' Railway Handicap at Auckland, and as he romped home in both his Arerdale races he should be entitled to respect in his Auckland engagement. — When the last mail left England W. Lane ivas close on to his 150 th winning mount for this season, while tho nearest jockey to him on " fche list, the American, D. Maher, still requires to make' llls score 100'; but it must be
taken into consideration that Lane has ridden • in? 667 races against Maker's 408, so that the fetter's average is the better. Halsey- ranks third, with 83 wins out of 551 mounts. — When, scratching Sceptre for the,Cesarewitch Stakes, Mr E. S. Sievier explained that the absence of lain compelled hinf to withdraw the mare, -whereupon the following made its appearance : To even the obtus-2 Such reasoning is plain; A sceptre i? no use If there should be no reign.
— The largest sum «ver added to the Melbourne Cup was £ 10,000. It was worth £10,230 to the winner in Carbine's year. The Futurity Stakes (American) won by Potomac was worth £13,590 to the winner. The Futurity Stakes was probably- the richest race run until recently ; but it is not worth as much now as it was. The Eclipse Stakes won by Ayrshire came to £11,165, and this is probably the richest ever decided in England. —An Auckland telegram gives the following scratchings for the summer -meeting of the Auckland Racing Club: — All engagements: Achilles, Ostiak, Ghoorkn, Exmoor, Clovelly, Gobo. Northern Derby: Ringman, Madrigal, Roseshoot. Eighth Royal Stakes: Captain Kettle. Great Northern Foal Stakes: Regiment, Royal Fusileer, Captain Kettle. Champagne Stakes: Sport, Fancy Work, La Bijou.tere, Royal Eusileer. [ ■ — It "is The intention of Mr "Prendergast to -introduce- a -bill -in the Victorian -Legislative- ' Assembly- for-the -purpose of establishing public to£alißators, with the object of controlling and minimising betting on horso races. The bill - (s»ys the Age) is based on the, laws now .in ■operation in fiorrth 'Australia, and .New Zealand', arid, the Government would,, tinder. it» provii aibrxSfc- deduct a peroent*ge from the totaliaator -. proceeds to be applied to charitable or other purposes. — The Finsbury (Eng.) Borough Courfcil have 'adopted the following recommendation, of the Clerkenwell Public Library-Committee:— ." To .discontinue for four months the practice of obliterating from the" newspapers the 'odds' relating to horse-racing, to enable the committee to make further observation and inquiries as ' to- the alleged pernicious consequences of giving such information, it having been ascertained that the experiment of blacking out certain portions of the betting news had no definite result." . — The latest files to hand from England contain particulars of the race for the timehonoured Cesarewitch Stakes, 1270sovs, two miles and a-quarter, which was won by Black Sand, the five-year-old son of the Hermit horse Melanion and the Wenlock mare Sanda. A field of 17 contested the race, and Black Sand established an English record for the race by winning in 3min 52sec. The world's record for the distance stands at 3inin 49sec, which was put up- in America two years ago. — "My dear boys," said a pater to his three bright sons, as they sat at dinner, "racing is all very, well in its way. There is nothing wrocg with the noble- steed ; but the surroundings of the course furnish the element of danger in what has been very pardonably called The Sport of Kings.' " As he drew out his v ba,r.dan» to wipe ths dear from his brow after *rhis severe mental "and oratorical effort a sheaf of 'betting tickets fluttered to the floor. . As he.. ■ bent his rheumatic back to pick them' up, lie grunted,. "Confound these cigarette coupons; my pockets arc" always full of them." — By the latest English mail to hand, particulars are learnt of an important win by the- . Carbine colt Dundonald, who. on the second ■dayof-thc Kcmototi Park* Octobß*- meeting, won Tthe Duke of Yorli Stakes. 1670sovs. one mile and a-quarter, from 12 others, including the Derby winner, Volodyovski fwho started favourite); Pekin, the haif-brofcher to the defunct Castor ; O'D.onovan Rossa. Santoi, The Solicitor, and other good performer!* on the English turf. Dundonald is out of a Kendal (son of Bend Or) mare, and his granddam was got by a son of Vedette, the sire of Galopin. — The imported horse Obligado, by Orvil'.e (son of Ormonde), out-^f— Flir-t. has been given a chance to distinguish himself at the stud tbis season. Amongst the mares on his visiting list are Vanilla, by Vanguard — Lady's Maid , Glayds 11, by Wolverine- Lady's Maid; Little Paradise, by imp. Cheviot— Paradise ; Broadside, by Goldsborough — Powder; Spring Gun, Vy Musketry — Mist; Beauty Sleep, by Medallion—Siesta; Flying Kitty, by Phaeton— Miss Kate ; Emmeline, by St. Clair— Lady Emma ; Enchantress, by Buudoora — Miranda; Reflection, by Tasman — Moonray; Proposal, dv St. George-p Apropos ; Lady Medallist, by Medallion—Lottery ; Melita, by Apremont— Melusina ; Nayborn, by Sou- wester; and All Saints, by St. George. — The following, takai from a Port Elizabeth paper, is part of the introduction to the Capetown Gymkhaua, Racine Cltib meeting, held early in September:— The Pony Purse was—well, a funny ra«e. The event looked a gift for Mousetrap the anoment the weights came out, and there was consequently a rush for him the moment betting opened. Meantime, a connection of tbe stable went off in the trees,' and appeared * minus his moustache, sporting a pair of green gpggles and a tall hat. No one recognised him, and lie .went along the "books taking .cash bets about Gladstone, the stable-mate of Mousetrap. The bookies .evidently thought .he was as green as- his goggles, and on»y- found put their mistake, when Gladstone was returned thff winner and the wily punter collected a cool thousand. There are no flies on the Malays'. The name of the owner • of "the pcjii»s mentioned is Hndje Omar Arend. The first of the Malay's name sounds particularly appropriate. The. tips and down.; of the professional jockey are almost proverbial, says an English paper, but probably no one has experienced such a come-down ts F. Finlay, the Malton jockey, who a few year 3 back in England was quite the Archer of the north, and whose tally of winning mounts from 1895 to 1900 read as follows:— 61, 100, 76, 79, 48, 40. Last season 237 mounts produced but 10 firsts, and this season, up to the end of September, he had "landed" only twice. Hie second win was secured at Pontefract on September 24, and his previous victory on April 4, and during the interval he had piloted 67 losers. Another illstarred horseman is G. Gibson, the light-weight of Mr G. S. Davies's stable, who can point to a run of 62 consecutive 103er3. Like Finlay, at Pontefract, C. Loates, jun., a son of the once celebrated C. ("Beir") Loates. and nephew of '•Sammy" of that ilk. also broke through a spell of ill-luck extending to 32 failures. The record in this respect, however, is held by B. Lynh&ni, who in 1900 only managed to steer a winner iv his 111 th attempt. — He was down for the Cup, oncl, feeling a bit weary, wandered into the dentist's shop and sat down in the chair. There was nobody in the room, and while waiting the tired countryman fell fast aslr-ep. Business having been rather slack, and the dentist having had a little on several- winners recently, he (the toothyanker) had made several visits to the. pub. a few door 3up the street during the niprning, and when he came in and saw a man sitting in his chair with his mouth open, he jumped at conclusions, and, seizing the necessary tools of trade, began an investigation of the interior of the stranger's head that led him to seize on a large- back tooth and put the professional hammerlock hold on.it. The customer awoke with a loud yell, but too late to avert the catastrophe — the dentist was already brandishing the up-rooted tooth. "What the devil did you do that for?" gasped the patient, nursing his jaw. "What the devil else did you come- to «. dentiatJogg-" teked the loojb-ftgycal^t, "Is
this a dentist's?" cried the strajjger. "Great Scot! I thought it was a barber's, and I only dropped in for a shave."
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IN A NUTSHELL., Otago Witness, Issue 2542, 3 December 1902
IN A NUTSHELL. Otago Witness, Issue 2542, 3 December 1902
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