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NOTES BY SPREAD EAGLE.

■. .'" -^Should not Galliard be Gaillard, pronounced \.Ga-yard? '■:'.,. -^Sardonyx is looting well, even after iiis hard .work last season. .. —Mr Dotyse has accepted' the office of handi- ; capper at Oainaru. 'i^-King of the Eing, the sire of First King, &Cf, is for sale at. a moderate figure. . , ;,. ..'— Warwick is forward in condition, and should \ be about ripe by the A. J.C. Derby. —A backer of Galliard returned from the " Derby in an appropriate vehicle — a break. , — Bordeaux is considered by some knowing „' ones as good " goods" for the Melbourne Cup. ,7-r^tr JPercivaLis^busy compiling a handy stud- , book of the Ped|grse Stock Company's thorough- ;• . , . —George Wright, alias Scotty, has left Ray, ; and is open to an engagement. He has' been with ', Ray- for some years. i ; .-, —I see the horse who impaled himself on the /fence at Doncaster and had to be sewn up was . balled the Patch colt.= . — There, are 166 different classes in the poul- ' try, bird, and rabbit show. It is expected there will*be about 800 exhibits. >:' ,- ,-r-A nominee has been appointed on part of the OBSERVER: to be present at the drawing of "Ada Mantua's" sweep for the Cup. ■ '—Tristan, ridden by. Fordham, won the Epsom •'■; Gold ; Cup ; (Shotover , (last year's Derby winner) 1 being last, with Fred Archer up. ' ", •: j-r-A. genius has iuyented a " trick '? saddle, from :,- ; whick ; a jockey can extract a weight at pleasure, • to be replaced" at the proper time. ■".-. — St. Blaize, the patron saint of the woollen trade, was quartered at the Sheepshearers' Arms, ..i , Burgh Heath, for the Epsorri week. , •'''. — Italo; Hippodamia, and Matanaka have been 'backed, for the New Zealand Cup this week, '.though generally things have been quiet. ,'■'-'■ —^The foaling : season commenced the first of this montb, so we may expect fashionable arrivals ever) day. It is an anxious time for stud-—^-Border Miustrel, by Tynedale. won tho Gold Vase given by Her Majesty at Ascot (distance two miles), beating the Epsom Oaks winner and .others. - ■; v-^-The Ha wke's Bay Steeplechase' Meeting was : quite a success. After paying £425 away in ; : (stakes' and ; expenses, the Club has £220 cleaj ' profit. ;: „ — Second King is still first favourite for Mari- ., byrnpng. Piate,',-but "fee -Australian. Sportsman ';,'.': whispers of a possible better one in one of . .iiyilson's filh'es.^ , , " „ . ;;; i . i| —" Augur, in reviewing' the G,up horses, pre'.vfers. C6mm9tionj Stopkwell, Calma, Nicholas, „\'Coriolanus/ ai^ct Prometheus of those weighted ': abt>v© ?st '7lb.' : v :'] ;.Jr^lib'rd r AlUngton'B commission.was 6'nly £3.0^; ; v aiid was invested at 10 to 1. Several friends 1 standing in, he did not land the pot many people ;>• make out. I , ,;— The McLeod safety saddle-bar for stirrups is ';, y, B^Wrjf ifl invention, being Bimple'arid effec.tive, and f will not get out of order. A cut may :', b£-;sep,n ii^ the; J&eld newspaper^ ... ''<';■''— There was the largest attendance at the , Epson; Derby ever known, and one of tho i, smallest fields started since 1809, when the • f.Graftpn scarlet canie, first on, Pope. i ;..; ., ,:•-— I am glad to see Mr Lushington is able to v .^et o\itr again. .-lione'Hand was in a good humour Vvoni Saturday, and,, jumped well. There will be d „ good' many horses- that have qualified this year. .: j ■ > -r-Th.e s WelliDgton ;Bacing Club, at their meet'd?ss*.^tfOWM of £47. The takings r for the season were' £l92o,' and expenditure )% j#1967., ;i The amount given in stakes was £1451. '.( ; ! -^The Emir Bey party evidently believe? in :), /SiVt&ft 1 'fflflfly, bird; gets the. worm,", for they have ', ; yjiried him four mouths before the t ra£e, bo v a good ■r^'^s^i&.ejPß .done about him last "week for the ?^hO%P Wtpfpim. Jockey Club. gave MrHately ;g]ijDbiiu^;6f £75 for the able way in wliich he^as years. v ii .VJy. : .;OJ: l Evitt, .of Napier, was 'appointed in his ■■y. the two thousand winner, compen- ! . ;;f; sftf^dji l|if -backers .jSomewhaJ; .by., winning the .^^ince 'of Wales Stakes at Ascot, which is coii- ; . .. sidered "fourth^^ of the g'fea'fc'tnr^'e-year-old contests „f or;t i(ie year. '" ■'•'""' % ■^I^ii^tt'Jolctrapt of a letfeer>'f^ Mi Redv!JßJpo#HE,^!iiear^g^e^.fc acconnts of tbe size, bone, apd \:t^mwS^ mei^o^joieMrß^Afc^o^v^na/aMt

Dirk, and nearly as, much, about Warwick and Stoekwell. — The. death of Mr 3larshall, late President of the Dnnedin Jockey Club, is announced by the the Southern papers. Ho was one of the " straight goers,'' and, though he did not make heavy -wagers, he always supported the national pastime. Over fifty vehicles followed at his funeral. , ■ — Frolicsome,, the dam of Frontier, the winner of the Grand Prix, was sold for 80 guineas when in foal to' George Frederick at the Cobham sale in 1879, Erontier being the foal, and yet the French are jubilant afc their greafc open race being won by a'" local bred" horse. — Leolinus has arrived safely at Sylvia Park. A. friend informs me he is a nice horse, showing plenty of quality and substance, with particularly good fore arms,, shoulders, and cannon bones, apparently measuring well in all these parts. In colour he is a dark chesnut. . — In moving the adjournment of the House on Derby Day, Sir H. Maxwell regretted that a portion of the mantle of Elijah had not «.escended on Mr Gladstone. By mentioning thoihero of £he miraculous ascent in the chariot of fire 5 he must have mea-nt to, tip " St. Blaize." — When Dodge, who rode Farfadet in the French Derby, entered the protest against the Tinman,and began to-geeture, swear, weep, andchatter, first in French then in English, Archer said : "May Mr Dodge give his evidence in English, that I may understand' him ?" — " Caspian," in Toionaud Country, picks Navigator, Drummer, Sweet William, Goldfinder, Cunnamullaiißarbjer, Morpeth, Glencoe, Masquerade, Calma, Balmoral, Recovery, Warwick, Delusion, First Demon, and The Bean as the best in the " Metrop.," to be run' on the 4th Sept. — Trainers are, beginning to canter their horses. Of course the gr6und. js very wet, but there is a nice, little string of young ones in clothes to be seen at Ellerslie of a morning now. Mr Percival lias had ionM tan iaid> ddwo/ whicn is to.be sujfpleraented. with conic more. > I believe t;h ere is to be a charge;thjs fipaspnfo^ working horses on the couroe.{f'pviU , , — St. Blaize jOwes hig^Derby. win to Charlie Wood's 'SaTinlijit of ri|ing rouiSd s?a!tenl4i| Corner. ; At tnfrtime n^>t - much was .. thoughrox it, bbi since t^tottiof^Efei^feba>*jbeen; beaten his 4 tr*? *wm. ipuWW pidple naturally fpjp Wpba to see tne Sawt with. Archer up beaten ■"'^■pox ■•-"- ; mV' •;■'•■■■';». vit-"--'-. I .' ■■■'.'•■- ." x v.-- ''- "' '"'■:•■■ '■■

ship very soon, amid the cheers of the bystanders, showed him the way out again. — The year Eoberfc Peck went over with Dojicaster for the Grand Prix he found himself wandering over Belgium while the race was being run. lam glad to see the notice issued against the abovo sportsman has be^n withdrawn by the Jockey Club. Mr Pock, knowing well enough which side his bread was buttered, made the amende honorable to the Jockey Club and Messrs Weatherly, handicappers. It is not in Peck's composition to do an ill-natured thing, and he will not have suffered in the esteem of his many friends. Probably, when he has a good thing in a handicap, he wishes his friends were not so numerous. — In "MazeppaV memoranda, he says Lady Emma got peppered for the New Zealand Cup, as much as 100 to 1 being laid against, her. Mr Pilbrow has backed the Idah'a colt and two Welcome Jacks to win the Welcome Stakes, the New Zealand Cup, and the Canterbury Cup. The owner of Clarence took £500 to a fiver about the treble. Tasmun lias been backed at 500 to 30. It is also reported that Envious has been backed for £3000. Tim Win flier and Hereulanenm have been supported by the {.table to win £1000 each. Adamant, Cheviot,) Welcome Jack, Nonsense, Rubina, and Betrayer have all been nibbled at For the C.J.C. Derby, Oudeis 2 to 1, Sir Bedevere 3 to 1, others 5 to 1 to 100 to 6. — The Derby winner, St. Blaize, is by Hermit out of Fuzee, and is described as being one of the plainest horses that ever won this g^eat event. He is a washed-out chestnut, with enough white about him to make a boy's pony. He is nrilrnistakeably a Hermit behind the saddle full of muscle, and trained to a nicety. He swerved at the finish, and that accounted for Wood thinking Highland Chief had beaten him on the post. The Prince of Wales, who was at Kingsclere to see the trial before the Derby, declared the worthy hostess, M»a Porter, gave him the best luncheon he ever had. The good lady, however, was quite astonished with the unanimity With ' which her illustrious guests declared the race as ( good as over. :.;■ ~ '•'.',' i —The "spotted beauties " met ' at • Charlie" i "Roberts' farm, and* toon found in a lower .paddock i and ran across Kelsey'sinto Trust's ; buttheground | being wet, and cor)'tainin'& yourig'grassand wheitft^ Jthe hounds/were vln^j^^oS^aj^^f^j^\^f t^l fto Pige on Mountajta,.waoJS^ .htuees were so plentiful 't,"'i. ii;v^.-v',s.-«lt'ilvi''..'>.\'iv->i\/vn--<:-ii.''.i>.-i ; ...v;' i . ( iiilt, t .-ft ' j :

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round, sticking pretty elow-'fo-hm^iit^^^ii.-;^ time, eventually breaking her up. A^ofaj^- th.<»' •>, company were Mrs Stephenson, on Pores^/ -JJSiiik O'Sullivan, on a handsome, .bay, mare j L ;H£-tVv McLaughlan (the master), on 'Hiidrod j MessW > Lushington, on his new purchase, Lone liond^ Goodman, onTearaway ; Perciyal, on St.,Switni£j| ( .: Waterhouse, on Harlequin; Tonka, on &r©y.~'.O; ; hound ; Donnelly, on Jonathan Wild ; O'SulHvaiv > on Mr Quick's mare ; Lennard, on Chandler ; and others. There were no casualties, the horse* V jumping well. , , ""'•'' * '■ — The Auckland Paper Hunt Club met at the Whau, and started from the hotel, over the' fieida( near the Asylum, back through Allan's paddocktr,; . across Motion's, over about four miles of a yeiyv : stiff country, big ditches, sod banks, posts and " : rails, stone walls, and four or five water jumps, so that there was plenty of variety. The two Whewells went well as usual. Sir Garnet {did^v not like the country; while old Louis, .on 't|i«f^-' other hand, was as clever as an Irish hunter or ft-: vWelsh pony, doing the in-and-out business ini 1 » ; . I wonderful manner. O'Brien, on a chesnufc oftett l ; seen in harness in Queen-street, went well;.!.!. Young Allan, on a bay pony, got Sound verjr cleverly. Many others . kept r the road, sever^^; well-known horses not liking th& country.' "Youmfe. Owen's mare gave him an ugly fall. In goingw* a wall she ran off, but took the wajl sideways* ' jumping into a nasty scoria hole. She fell, and rolled on her rider. There were about 20 out altogether. ■.■■ , y.( ;■?>■>,.•'.•.. j — I took a drive out to Ellerslie this week, anil arrived just at stable-time, Ted Kelly allowing me a peep at the four young Muskets at present under his charge. I had heard they were- pofcl. looking well, but I was agreeably surjjrisecl. 'GSi^ 1 first 1 interviewed was a rich bay brothernfe6^ Mitrailleuse. He is like his, sister on the small size, though, by the-bye, I hear she has thickened * and filled out very much. The Ericynoa'O^lti;' Eevolver, has a fine loin and quarters fora littfe> 'un, but he rather lacks length all over. The Una colt, Carbineer, I always had a great fancjfr for, and if he stands his early education, S»should win a good race as he ages. When&fcyoungster, he had a plain head, whidh is-^not SS»' noticeable now. He has filled out, and hasa/i&ej^ back and quarters, good barrel, and plenty of ;lung| room, and looks as though weight will, hot trouble him. Trenton was a favourite of a good : j jidgft^ as a foal, and when he turned his head to me I ~ could not help thinking of his grandam SylviA^/ Trenton being out of Frailty by G-oldsbbroti^K^ Trenton is rather high on the leg, but shows }plf, L of quality, and I think will furnish quicker- than either Krupp (who stood in the next box) oi*' 5 Carbineer. Krupp is own brother to Snider, but: is of a different stamp ; he is ratber on the leg, but is long, and will require time, as nearly all the Muskets doj; they are very large-topped horses, and if they are forced in their work they , will go " crooked." i hear that J. Chaffe, wiva. trained so successfully for Mr : °G. Bate w!.Jfc|'Hilda and the Poet wore up here, i.i Lo Mv^ charge of these colts ; and as he "has bad Idte ef experience Avith"" Mr John Tait, Judge Qldrkff^J Messrs' , Driver, KitoE'ch,~Hiii3' ■& San" McLeatphfe ought to understand their various peculiaritife; — I have to tbanir & friend of mm:= for til.* handy little booli -,\.- .-. :> : '■ Coiii.aur's Tndes-. n ;r^ ; . will now give a short review of tiio-Helbourn«B} ' Cup horses above Bsfc. Commotion properly beads the handicap, and as he is a. big horse, the weight. will not stop him like it would Navigatpr,.Stjn^ : or Guesswork, aud as it is the Qnly ; pne,of fe^e.f four groat handicaps that he is engaged in^ he is . pretty sure, if he keeps well, to be a starter j Swr > for breediujr arid performances, his weigh,tspeaic^L; for them. The Druuimei' has : been scratehedjp|f I expected What Pell. Mell has done to gefr 9st Gib I fail to see ; still, he is a Panic, aHd-^ia^ improve with ago, S'-voot William was.-^^eat favourii.e last year, and )md lie not been Kicked? at the starting post, he \vould have beeu, about at, ! tlie fiDish ,■ this jemrncy I think he has too much. '. The Plimger, idthough able to lump weighty, i^ think has more than he'll get Jipine witl|i' z question ii: Pilbrow's Welcome Jack will go ovW.; it will depend on his feet. The Australian fcn^F come hack bo his early form, but I dp,not t^jnfc „ he will stay.. Sardonyx has been, a gran^peVr^ former, nnf<»ytuna» :ly often meeting somejhmqg;."'' just toy good ; howevei 1 . I quite expect .to see; little son of Onyx and Fireworks in the frpnt^' ranV n_f- the .^nisli, if lie keeps well, ran v- gi-.and race last time, makipg his .'own Turi~.v ning to within 100 yards of home ; bub his w^igh^j. this iiuie is Bsfc 131 b instead of labslbl' ,Wii)l.ejroo^. if his leg stands, will be at a shorter, price be*fore.> the convincing day arrives. Should the. G-eiin 'co>', back to hie two, or tliree-yearrold form^e wj|l ' become dangerous. Cunnamulla , won the 'Go^ciy Cup at Murrumbidgee, two miles, in 3min.^4.|:'; sees., carrying 9st, which is his best recprci,'^ buiij .' he r s""such' v '^,n uncertain beggar. Hesperi'^'wpi^f : the.Metrop. with 7st 81b, so, if . in that".'fornf»^' would be to the fore ; but I think he is!'past' itVu* Boolka won't get the distance. , .> Comet was seeqnjcf* to Majsquerade in the Metrop., giving him 1311), ' i so he should hold the latter safe,: as, Ido Biptrl, tbink it was anything like a 131 b beating^ , Tr'unjo •*' ¥oss is a fast horse, but I do not think' fie, wiftX' 1 ' face the starter or stay the distance. ' StermftjaU is well bred, but has. only started once./ iloresfcl King has not done, enough. in good compwiy \^ >f -^ warrant much, support. Lord Clifden '•l'3q,i^|, • care about. Britisher is bred to stay,. but is^otj ' quite class enough fop a race of this spr^yrit^,'^© weight of Bstllb. The heavily-weighted tHreq-v year-olds Ido not think can. win, but} Ifully', expect the winner to turn, up in v . some .puteidte; amongst the aged horses, and, I faiicyj whence"; question is asked, a good maay of 'the 'heaVy'V. division will ",cave in," and : we ; shall ~^pia£Jt!!--"Gone in the back , sinews,".^prupg * offfirbfif - &c., frequently quoted. '. Chester, Won,. wjth':^~: 121 b, The Barb with jSst 13,1 b, and Grand Flane6T r ' with 6st 101 b. Now, both Ar.chie/and^arjy^i^ "' Lave more to carry even after" the extra »ioi^»," added, while Off Color woulcl be ? raised exactly t6 '-- Chester's weiglit.if,th'e j ;j ) atttjr r was.id this Cup." '' Now, the question 1 is.'are'tlie^'tllr^y-year-olds ai»'\ good as Grand Flaneur and Co.^ were at thosame^v agt? -Itrawnot. ir '■'-'§' . r •■''.' '\'-'/w.'''\

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--lain- the -South' Australian Assembly, the Bill to repeal the use of the totalisator has been read a second time. A"m<iitidn is before the House to ,j render betting illegal ; also publishing odds by the newspapers. . — The Blne-Ribbohites' will be glad to hear that one firm sold enough soda water last Derby-day to float an ironclad from London to Epsom, especially as people are hot in the habit of drinking soda straight oh Derby-day. — Warwick, Archie, Martini-Henri, and Off Color have been backed in doubles at 500 to 2 to 500 to 4, coupled with Nicholas, Santa Claus, Gloucester, Stockwell, Bordeaux, and Pollio for the y.R.O. Derby and Melbourne Cup. — Archer said with his usual luck, he would have "lobbed in" for the Oaks with Eookery, for she' was shut out at Tattenham corner, and nearly knocked over opposite the Stand. Many of the other jocks are of the, same opinion. — Steppe, the mare that won the prize at the Agricultural Society's Show, is the dam of Leeds, a horse, by Doncaster, , that won two races at Nottingham, England, after a dead heat in the second one. She is, I believe, in foal to Cadogar. — The Royal H/iint Cup. at Ascot is one of the prettiest races in England. Elzevir, with 7st 71b, was well supported, and justified the judgment of his backers by romping home with Wood in the saddle, Carrying 21bs. overweight. — Martini-;Henri is getting into form. " Miles " says the more he sees of him the more he likes him, and hopes to see him sport silk on Derby Day. The season is approaching, so horses will have to be sent along if they are wanted. — Dirk Hatteraik is first favourite for the Melbourne Cup at 100 to 4. Stockwell and Bordeaux are both supported at 100 to 3. Twenty thousand pounds haa been booked about Warwick and

at Paris. On the Sunday and on the Wednesday Wood did all he could to get in front, and keep in front of the IjJpsom winner. } — Mr Shaw's Bill to amend the Gaining and Lotteries Act is evidently to put a stop in a wholesale manner to consultations of all sorts, and, what is more, curtailing the freedom of the newspapers in the way of advertisements. A proviso is added that a sweepstake may be got up not to exceed twenty shillings, and which no person promotes, organises, or conducts for commission or reward. — While the papers are fnll of the naughty people who put half-a-crown on a horse, they spem to forget the wholesale system of speculation in stocks. City agents deluge the country with sheets called " advisors," giving tips how to make pots of money. Over a million was lost in Derby week by gambling in three stocks alone. Articles air full of a bad settling. Look out for M— 's. — " Sinbad," of Dunedin, has a discussion on the Melbourne Cup, 12,000 members at ten shillings, each member having nine chances. " Sinbad " also introduces an innovation and a novel one : — Each member, for each share he j holds, names a horse, which name will be written across the duplicates. Those having the winner's name on will be put together and the first; three drawn receive prizes as named in prospectus in this issue. — There was an amusing incident at Ascot which is worth recording. It was within the Boyal enclosure. By some means or other an " outsider" had obtained one of the badges which are worn, and which are changed each year. Being in possession of this, the intruder easily passed by the foresters who are in charge. But it was not long before the Master of the Buck- | hounds discovered the delinquent, and his lord-

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