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NOTES BY SPREAD EAGLE.

— Emir Bey has joined P. Butler's string. • — Bordeaux is still the fancy at Flemington for the Cup. — Cunnamulla showed temper in his gallop of the 14th. — FoxalFs sister has been called Maid of Kentucky. - — Santa Claus is doing walking exercise after liis blistering. — Sylph, eh f by Solon — Dryad, "won the Irish Derby at Curragh. — Little Charlie goes to India with Lord Beresford's other horses. — Two thousand cyclists were at the Hampton Court meet in England. —The Countess of Stamford is going to sell all Ler late husband's horses. " Augur " gives a good account of the American trotting stud at Bronte. "—-Hawkesbury tips : '•' Augur," Gloucester ; •' Asniodous," Morpoth. — Among Robort Howio's horses to be offered for salo is Suwarrow, the Cup horse. — " Warrior" gives a long description of War•wick. and Archie, but fancies the former. — Mr Learmonth has purchased a number of Norman Percheron stallions for Australia. — Tristan stopped to kick, and lost both his araces at Newmarket July meeting by doing so. — Eae, on Chandler, pounded the field on Saturday. Where were Sir G-arnet and Tommy ? — Archer his won 88 races, 0. Wood 83, I JTordham 53, and S. Loates 36, up to the 6th of July. "Nemo" pieces Xarina, Kingsdaio, Aborfoylo, and Do Mestre's best for the Havrkosbury Guineas. — "Acteon," " Sir Launcelot's " successor, says Mr Nosworthy will put most of his niaros to Oadogan. — I said last wook Archio would soon como to a shorter price. Ho is now first favourite for the Y.R.C. Derby. — Two fashionablo arrivals appeared this weok at Sylvia Park — Steppe, a colt, and Petroleuse, a dßlly, to Cadogan. — Q-eorge Laing will ride Tim Whiffler in the INew Zealand Cup, as he is first jockey in Mr M. | Smith's stable. . — The Auckland Racing Club propose to give airoy £4595. Spring, £515 ; Summer, £2750 ; and Autumn, £1330. — T. Cannon has become a public trainer, Mr liorillard having released him from his engagement to ride for him. — Paddy Piggott will ride Sardonyx ; Hales, Yately ; Colley, Cunnamulla ; and Williamson, I expect, will ride Despot. — Theuge has gone into Cotton's stable, price £250, with a contingency. Adamant will be the Australian's schoolmaster. — Sandiway, by Doncaster, out of Mersey's dam, won the Troy Stakes easily, but was beaten in the July at Newmarket. — Mr Percival's brother won four prizes at the Peterboro' Hunter Show in June last, with Chips and Princess, and two others. — The celebrated Prince Charlie was bought in At 1000 guineas. He was a prince of sprinters, but is unfortunately a roarer. — The Prince of Wales nominated Iroquois for the Stockbridge Cup. He is evidently becoming fonder of the turf every year. — The following horses aro scratched for the Hawkesbury Handicap :— -All Silk, Archie, WarTrick, Grosvonor, and Faust. ' — Every new race meeting in England is something Park, which is synonymous with half-a-crown, viz., the entrance money. — " Miles's " Hawkesbury Grand selection contains Wolleroo, Caractacus, Yatoly, Morpeth, Ascot, Despot, and Roberts' best. — Malua, Santa Claus, Nicholas, Martini-Henri, Stockwell, Despot, and Bordeaux are picked by- " Miles " for the Melbourne Cup. — Martini-Henri, Dirk Hatteraik, and Stockwell are all at 100 to 4 for the Cup. 5000 to 125 about Le Grand was booked in a pop —The Ganlerbury Cup horses that have ne<?er Taoed are Theuge, Leopold, Herculaneum, Leodogran, Spinaker, and Water Colour. *—A mare (by. Early Bird) and foal at foot by Monarch, sire of Mount, the steeplechase horse, trete sold in the Hawera district for £5. — Sammy Weatherbourd has brought up two horses from Wanganui— -one to qualify for the %Ms'iM$ f |^9% B^kefi,r, is for sale. .. .

— 0. "Wood won four races at Windsor, three at Fampton, four at Four Oaks Park, and five at Newmarket. He is now within five of Archer. — An Arab mare, Zuleika, has a bay filly by Bend Or, and is called Bendora. Her career will be watched with interest by breeders of racing stock. — At the blood stock sale of the Yardley Stud Farm about nine brood mares with foals at foot were sold for the price of a fashionable brougham horse. — The Adelaide filly won the July Stakes at Newmarket, Cannon riding a fine race, beating G-oater on Archidne, who was caught napping at the finish. — Avalanche has boon sci'atched for tho Hawkesbury Handicap, and Maid of the Hills and Chrysophrase have been withdrawn from all A.J.C* spring engagements. — The weight-for-age race at the A.J.C. Meeting should be a good one. Navigator, Pell Mell, Archie, Welcome Jack, Warwick, Sir Modred, and Martini-Henri are all in it. — Lord Vivian's Prhnavera was protested against for wrong nomination, at Stock-bridge, as she partly belonged to Lady Vivian, but it was overruled by tho committeo. — Barealdino is inbred to Birdcatcher, his grandson, on his sire's side, boing a Birdcatchor mare, and his great grandam, on his mother's side, being tho same Birdcatcher matron. — After winning the Stockbridge Cup, Iroquois left for America, to run in a big match and other raceß. He is not expected to return to England, but will go to tho stud in Yankee land. — The following Auckland-bred youngsters have been named by Mr M. Smith : — Elsa colt, by Anteros, Bushmere ; Titiko filly, by Hippo, Madonna j May Moon filly, by Woolbroker, Nora. — Kincsem won 5i races, worth £20,000, for Mr Blaskowitz, and never suffered a defeat. She is by Cambuscan, Lord Stamford' 3 old favourite, and has two foals by Buccaneer, the sire of Kisber. — Jacob Pincus is evidently a good all-round man. Jockey, trainer, and starter, he now wields the red flag at Jerome Park, New York. Only the other day he led Iroquois away, after winning the Leger.

— The Middle Park stud of brood mares, situated at Eltuam, Kent, will be sold on the 18th September, in foal to Isonomy, Kisber, Sefton, Scottish Chief, Exminster, and Coltnesss, ■with about 30 foals. — Gralopin was bought by Mr Chaplin for 8000 guineas, and will join Hermit at Blankney. A three-year-old Fulinen, by Galopin, fetched 5000 guineas, and Brave, by Uncas — Barcaldine's dam Ballyroe, 2500 guineas. — Mr Long, of Australia, gavo 1000 guineas for a bay colt, by Sterling — Seagull, a full brother to Beaudesort. Ho is described as a fine big colt, but may possibly get too heavy in the top ; his shoulders are not perfect, but ho has a strong back. and splendid quarters — Dvvyer Bros.' b c Barnoa, by Billet — Mercedes, ridden by J. McLaughlin, won the lOOdol. sweepstakes, with lOOOdoIs. added ; Trombone, 2 ; Jacobus, 3. Five started ; time, 2-40J ; weight, Bst 61b ; distance, 1& miles. — The yearlings at the Hampton Court sale realised 231^- guineas each, against 158£ guineas last year, although they »vere shown in worse condition, the highest-priced ones being by Springfield, Doncaster, Roßicrucian, and Scottish Chief. — The Jersey Lily put up her money pluckily on Freddy Gtebhardt's Eole for the Coney Island Cup, 2i miles, which the horse won by eight lengths. Monitor and G-eneral Monroe also started. The " Beauty" wore a costume of pearl grey and green velvet, and. bonnet circled with lilies of the valley. — There is a strange coincidence in Musket's breeding. The celebrated jockey Frank Butler, in speaking of his favourite mounts, mentioned West Australian and Longbow, the former being _Mus»ket's grandfather on his dam's side, while Longbow was the father of Toxopholite, Musket's paternal relative. — Tom Cannon has gono to Danebury, the home of John Day, his late father-in-law. Great alterations are being made in the old place, and it is to be hoped soon a good atHing of horses will be seen oifce more filing out beneath the grand old chestnuts. I wish him. every luck in his newundertaking aa clork of races. . — The Fulham Park Plate was won by Helena, full sister to The Assyrian, who is by Countryman — Tinfinder, by, Andrew Town's old favourite, Tarragon, through whom Helene gets an Arab jstrain. Mr Love gavo 700 guineas for Helene,

and as she was only broken in last year, and has ■won her first race, she will be backed for the Maribyrnong Plate. — Local betting- this week has been more lively. Yatoly, 3 to 1, is favourite for the H^awkesbury Handicap ; Gloucester, Sardonyx, Hawthornden, and others, have been backed ; 400 to 12, Coriolanus, for the Melbourne Cup ; Off Colour and Martini-Henri, 500 to 3 (Derby and Cup) ; Ike and Dirk Hatteraik, 500 to £2 10s (straight out) ; 100 to 4, Martini-Henri ; 100 to 3, Bordeaux (for the Cup). — " The Guineas," to be run on Thursday (yesterday), includes a lot of rare-bred ones and several performers of merit. Martini-Henri and Warwick are not expected to start, still they might be sent to get used to the crowd. I like the breeding of Kaipara, Aberfoyle, Narcna, Ike, "Waxlight, All Silk, Blue and "White (on performances), Pairfield, Bon-Bon, Thorn colt by Groldsborough, and Middlemarcb. — The Hawkosbury Racing Olub Committee have levied a registration foo of six guineas from all bookmakers plying their vocation in the paddock At a mooting of layers it was proposed togivo away £500 fora handicap, to bo run at Randwick on the- same day ag the Hawkosbury Grand, if the course was procurable. A Sydney scribe does not think it will eventuate in anything. If it does not, the H.R.C. will soon give large prizes, and the books small ones. —Mr A. E. Bird ("Sir Launcelot" of the Canterbury Times), on leaving Christchurch for Melbourne, was presented with a gold stop-watch from sporting friends wishing him success in his new undertaking. "Sir Launcelot" will be missed in New Zealand, for he is a fine writer ; but he will no doubt be appreciated by the readers of the Melbourne Sports-man, as ho joins the staff of that paper in place of " Tout Cela," resigned. —The Sydney Tattersall races went off satisfactorily, being well attended. Saionara, in T. Brown's stable, ridden by Hales, was second in the Tramway Handicap, won by Claudius. Hypatia and others were out for a pipe-openor. Emulation won the Selling Race. King's Own, by Goldsborough, won the Two-Year-Old Stakes, Parapluie second, Brown's stable being evidently in form. Belvidoro won the Loftus Handicap, Nornianby and Ascot running another dead-hoat for socond placo.

— The reception given to Archer and Barcal dine, after winning the Pitman's Derby, otherwise the Northumberland Plate, waa very warm. The great horseman, among his many triumphs, never got a more genuine congratulation than from those horse-loving Q-eordies. Barcaldine carried 9st 101 b, and won easily, his starting price being 11 to 2. Underhand won the race in '57, '58, and '59, and Caller Ou in '63 and '61<, both carrying in their final years Bst 121 b. There were ten starters, Shrewsbury, Ihe favourite, running second. Time, 3-39. — The Auckland Paper Hunt Club met at the back of the Pali Farm. The trail was laid in a good circle over rough country round the Pah Farm, finishing at Lennard's. Among those who wenr. well were Messrs Rae (Chandler), Harford (Hawthorn), T. Wh^well (Sir Garnet), Lumsden (Bananas), Hayre (a bay), Burt (a bay), Armstrong (Hotspur), Lambert (Potatoes), and Eaton (Lumsden'B grey) . There were several ladies and gentlemen looking on from the road. One young sport got his chesnut bogged in a ditch, evidently having a fancy for eel fishing. — Betting has been brisk in Sydney, owing to the arrival of the Victorian bookmakers. Hawkesbury Handicap prices are : — Tately, 5 to 2; Cunnarnulla, 6to 1 ; Hawthornden, 4to 1 ; Morpeth, Sardonyx, Ascot, and Norman, 10 to 1 ; Gloucester, 12 to 1 ; Despot, 14 to 1 ; Pell Mell, 16 t© 1 ; The Drummer, Eva, Willoroo, Gem, Masquerade, 20 to 1 ; othei-R, 25 to 1. A.J.C. Derby: Warwick, sto 4 ; Martini -Henri, sto 2. Metropolitan : Cunnamulla, 100 to 10; Sweet William, 100 to 8. V.R.C. Derby: Warwick and Archio, 100 to 25 ; Off Colour, 100 to 15 ; Martini-Henri, 100 to 14. — There is a great deal of wagering on the Hawkesbury Grand, the first big handicap of the season, showing what an open race it is. Of the horses doing good work, I prefer Pell Mell, Sardonyx, Willeroo, Morpeth, Cunnaraulla, Yately, Ascot, Despot, G-loueester, Hawthornden, fiingsdale, and Boberta' best. From the above T pick Sardonyx, Hawthornden, the Hon. J. White's best (whioh I expect will be Despot or G-louces-ter), with a saver on Roberts' pick. The last is a clever stable, and includes Masquerade, Eva, and Hesperian. There is a mystery about Yately I do not like (great favourite as he is), still he may be all right. — In the obituary column of sporting men, I find several names. Dr Shorthonse, a genial, warm-hearted, quick-tempered, man, vrha hated 1.:-■ ' * '.:-■ „ <■■:'--.!■■'. .:«Ll.';^-i.

ths "accursed Blacklock line" (as be called ifc)^ and loved the handsome Sweetmeal, blood. His notions on breeding were very peculiar, and caused great field for argument when I was a^ boy. Thomas Connolly, who trained at the Cur-^| ragh for over twenty years, has gone to his long' J home ; and John Lloyd Stinton, whose name was * associated with Messrs E. Brayley and Tom Parr r has also gone over to the great majority. Count Legrange is not expected to live. — The wet weather caused rather a small ffie&fe on Saturday at Mr McLaughlan's. Howevef^"* good hare was found, and dodging about round the farm was the oi'der of the day. I obsbrv'ed Messrs Donnelley, Dunnett, Waterhouse, White, Percival, McLaughlan, Laxon, and others. Several ladies, notwithstanding the showery appearance of the sky, graced the meet with their presence. Mesdames Waterhouse and Stephenson, Mis3e3 Grey, Clough, Dickey, and McGree all went well. The five couples of draghounds will shortly be up from Wangahui. They are rather larger than the Pakuranga hound sy and will be much faster, so some good gallop* may be looked forward to.

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