MY NOTE BOOK,
By "Saul." " Is Saul also amongst the 'prophets." — Yatapa is in training for the "Waikato. — Angler or Ada will win the Hurdle Race at Napier. — Rawenata has been sent to Donald Taylor to be trained. — Captain Angerstein was at the Hunt last Saturday on Awahoo and rode very straight. — Harrison, John Smiths late trainer, has entered the employ of Major George. — The Grand Stand receipts at Longchamps on Grand Prix day were over £10,000. — Robert the Devil won the Ascot Cup by #ye lengths from Petronel. Verb sap. — The stakes run for on the first day at Ascot were worth £14,000. — The Hunt had a grand run last Saturday, and the meet was, in eveiy sense of the word, a great success. — Jimmy Smith, who met with an accident coming home from the Hunt on Saturday, is now better. — Horse owners are reminded that the acceptances for the C.J.C. and nominations for the Canterbury Cup are due on Monday. — Peregrine did not run in the Prince of Wales' stakes at Ascot, consequently Iroquois had things all his own way. — Betting on the Doncaster St Leger is 9 to 4 against Iroquois and 3 to 1 against Peregrine, or 5 to 4 against the two coupled. — The yearly general meeting of the members of the Auckland Racing Club will take place on Monday next at 2 p.m. —It was Foxhall after all that won the Grand Prize of Paris, but how came he to be omitted f rom the entries ? — The Grand Prize of Paris resulted in a fearful struggle between George Fovdham on Foxhall, and Fred Archer on Tristan. The latter just pulled through by a length. — Petronel was a tremendous favourite for the mile Hunt Cup at Ascot, but could get no nearer than third, though he had only 7stl2lbs to carry. f — Kermesse, a brown filly by Cremorne, out of Hazeldean, was the most promising two-year-old seen out in England up to Ascot, at which meeting she won the New Stakes. — Jack Harris writes that there is no betting ill Christchurch just now. He lias books on the Melbourne Cup, C.J.C, &c, and will be glad to do business with northern clients. —Now Sonmus is out of the way several animals will be backed for the Canterbury Derby. Hitherto the colt has stopped all betting on this event. —Lord Bradford's four-year-old, Retreat, won the Ascot Stakes, but was objected to on the ground of a cannon, and the race awarded to Mr Jardine's Teviotdale, who was second, Lord Rosebery's Prudhomme, third. — Count Lagrange's Maskelyne, by Albert Victor out of Palmistry, won tlie Ascot Derby with Mr Lorillavd's American colt Passaic, second, and Viscount Falmouth's Lennoxlove, third. — Instead of being an outsider as the Californian papers tried to make out, Iroquois started second favourite for the Derby. The betting was 6 to 5 against Peregrine, 11 to 2 against Iroquois, and 100 to 15 against Geologist.
—Musket's stock care still to the fore at home. At York Spring Meeting, Lord Helmsley's two-year-old lilly, Tuberose, by Musket, out of Dahlia, won the Tyro Stakes of ssovs each, with 100 added, and was bought in for £205. —Those who wish to qualify their horses for Pakiu*anga, should make a point of attending all forthcoming hunts, as they will be stopped shortly, owing to the advent of the lambing season. —The fact of Somnus going to Melbourne is a great "throw in" for the Southern bookmakers with whom he had been backed all ways for the Canterbury Derby and C.J.C. Handicap. One man alone clears £300. Not a bad beginning for a new book, is it ? — A coursing match took place at Mr McLaughlin'sfarm, Papatoitoi, on Tuesday last, between Mr Thwaites' bitch Juliet, and Mr Simpkin's No Name. The former scoring two successive courses was declared the winner. Mr McKay was Judge, and Mr W. F. Buckland, slipper. — The Napier Handicap looks a moral for one of Mr McDonald's string. Foul Play lias only 9st 71b., and a mile-and-a-half is his favourite distance, but should he fail, Badsworth ought to do the trick as he is well in with 7st 71b. This horse has not run since he got third to Sir Modred for the Canterbury Derby in 2mins. 43secs. — The rich Rous Memorial, worth nearly £3000, was one of the features of Cup" day at Ascot. There were ten starters, Mr Jardine's Ishmael, by Adventurer, out of Lena, being first favourite. The colt had, however, to succumb to Count Lagrange's French horse, Poulet, who beat him by a head, Toastmaster, third. — In the race for the Gold Vase at Ascot only three starters came to the post, Sir J. T>. Astley's Peter, Lord Falmouth's Ambassadress and Mr Beddington's Monarch. Long odds were laid on Peter, who, however, stopped short half way, allowing this historic event to be landed by the jady Ambassadress. — Robert the Devil won the three mile Alexandra Plate at Ascot as well as the Gold Cup. Since the institution of the former event in 1865, only two animals have succeeded in equalling Robert's feat and carrying off the double, viz., the game Cremorne and the fourteen thousand guinea Doncaster. — The Manchester Cup, worth £2502, was won by Captain Machell s Valour, 5 yrs, Bst 91bs, Sir J. D. Astley's Peter, 5 yrs, Bst 13lbs, second, and Mr Lambert's Seahorse, 4yrs, 6st slbs, third. Valour won by a neck only, two lengths separating second and third. The betting was 25 to 1 against Valour, 9 to 2 against Peter, and 30 to 1 against Seahorse. — For this year's Royal Hunt Cup at Ascot (which is the prettiest race in the world, being run on a broad straight mile course, easily visible from start to finish) there were just a score of starters. As usual the heavy weights were prominent, Sir J. D. Astley's Peter, 5 yrs. 9st 3lbs being first, Lord Bradford's Sword Dance, 4 yrs, 6st 91bs. second, and the Duke of Beaufort's Petroncl, 4yvs, 7st 12lbs, third. — On the first day of the Epsom Summer Meeting, Petronel, carrying Sst 12lbs Avon the Epsom Stakes (one "mile and-a-half) from Retreat, Prudhomme, and four others. Archer rode a marvellous race on the son of Musket for for a little over a distance from home the horse appeared beaten and closed in upon. Archer, however, discovered an opening, and made the very best use of the advantage, winning cleverly at last by little more than a nose. — Joseph Hayhoe, one of the best known English trainers, is dead. His first experience in a racing stable extended over sixteen years without a change of masters. In the year 1555 he was appointed private trainer to Baron Rothschild, and held the post until the death of his employer in 1875. When it is taken into consideration that on one season he won the Derby with Favonius, the One Thousand and Two Thousand Guineas and St Leger with Hannah, and the Cesarewitch with Corisande, all bred by one man — Baron Rothschild — Hayhoe must have credit for having gained a success that stands unprecedented in the whole histoiy of the turf. The last big achievement of the deceased was to win the Derby with Sir Bevys in 1879 for Mr Acton.
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MY NOTE BOOK,, Observer, Volume 2, Issue 46, 30 July 1881
MY NOTE BOOK, Observer, Volume 2, Issue 46, 30 July 1881
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