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Turf Topics.

. |By Takxham.] "Whitney paya-for 8000 drinks — in the . * first outburst of joy at the winning ef the Derby," says the New, York correspond dent of the Standard, '*Mr Whitney, the owner of Volodyovski, telegraphed to provide a Huggins ptinch for all the at* tendants at the Gravesend track. • .A shout of 'Whitney pays 1' went up. The bars' were lined many deep, and some enterprising * drinker, despising' even Huggins punch, called for champatme. Thereafter nobody* drank anything elsa. Altogether, some 8000 drank the winner's health at Mr Whitney's expense, with results over which a prudent Press draws a veil." The Wellington correspondent of the same paper says : — J. Rae, of Auckland,; purchased the steeplechaser .Opaku after tbe Wellington Meeting, and took him down South with The Needle and Natation. Ido not think that Opakn will be started at Riccarton, however. ' Mr R. S. Sievier, the English sportsman, says that handicappers never give his horses a chance, and he is compelled to run them for the classic races. " Indeed," says he, "lam becoming so classic that in a thousand years! time I shall find myself in the blooming mythology." When that game little mare Miss Dekval went wrong last season (says the Sporting Review) it was hoped that with a rest she might be got right again, but unfortunately these hopes are not likely to be realised. The round bone seems to have in some mysterious way become affected,' and her racing career may be regarded at an «nd. 1. Seahorse was shipped in the Waiwer* to-d.ty at Wellington for England.. Woolston Plate of SOr-sovs, 6 furlongs - — Entries: Taranto, Lapidary, Employer, Hawthorn, Zither,- Romanoff, Bold, Nor'wester, Horton, Tulcan, Speculator, Cannonahot, Warrington, Lady Dundas.

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Turf Topics., Taranaki Herald, Volume XLIX, Issue 11736, 10 August 1901

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Turf Topics. Taranaki Herald, Volume XLIX, Issue 11736, 10 August 1901