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ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS.

Katie: Sweeps ''go with, the stakes, unless the agreement at the time of drawing be to pay first past the post. ,',-Boxba.Y: Ericthoneua was second in the Bookmakers' Puwe, H miles, carrying 6st 121 b, won by Bassanio, Ist 12lb.

£h.'e Wanganui '-Jfrfphyf to? beai* H-igpo? % century;-*- * •■*• — v Whipper-in" fancies Beyedere for the Q&rff ' terßuy-y Derby. Ouclcis is iirsfc favoiirite' a£ '^ to 1. He also plumps for Welcome Jack for the Canterbury Cup.: ; ') I ' ;;!.'■.. ' — One o£ Mr Kerr's American trotters will ,s|;apcl in the Wanganui district again this year, \jfo.-.we may soon expect to get some good-actioned : horses from that fine oouutry. — "Eclipse " speaks well of the little bay Dan. Mr Chatham intends to back him to win £1000 for the Cup. D. Campbell will attend to the polish of the Wanganui hack. — " Whipper-in " selects Tasman, Welcome Jack, Poefc, Leos, Lady P in ma, Adamant, and the best of the Robinson and Lance stable, to produce the -winner of the IScw Zealand Cup. — Tristan is a nice horse to have anything to doiyith. At Newmarket July, after "savaging" another horse, lie took iip the stable-boy leading him by the chest, and shook him like a rat. — At a meeting of the Thames Jockey Club on August 27th, Colonel Fraser was re-elected president, and a committee appointed to draw up the Midsummer programme. £GOO is to be given away in stakes. — " Centaur's Index " has several mistakes, First Demon being given as a non-performer last year. ' ,4ciii rr'iiig ai "Miller's Pamphlet," he has been .first three times, second four times, and third four times.. . . — The Light, late St. Clair, by Day Dawn, was passed in for £40. . " Eclipse" says this colt has plenty of size, can jump, and ran 1£ miles in 2-45 £. If anyone wants a hurdle-racer, this should be worth inquiring about. — A Wanganui paper, in speaking of Mr J. D. Powdrell (whose death I, mentioned last week), says :-*—" He was a quiet, unassuming man, seldom backing his horses, but a trup lover of a good one ; 'and, like the iato Mr Walters, racing horses only bred, by himself." This is ■ nof quite' correct, as the Papakura gentleman occasionally did.

■^i^are atrpcb the mark, ra- £ a | rf '>. 1 ' j^The isfao^fßtakgJbr thelprlsfcenW Cu| was run. off this week, under,.the auspices of the Club. Qptere was splendid jp|rt on the first and second days, the two left ii/to decide the Cup being Petronel (who, I think, should win), and Mr Abbott's smart little bitch Black Tulip. In the first .round, King beat Mercury, Ivanhoe beat Lady tfelson, Black Harry beat Black Boy, Black Tulip beat Lady, Lady (winner of last Cup) beat Avondale, .-Scamp beat Perfume, Carter's Lady beat Kaiser, Petronel beat Lady Mary, In the second round, King beat Ivanhoe, Black Tulip beat Black Harry, Scamp beat Lady. In the third round, Petronel beat King, Black Tulip beat Scamp. Petronel was nominated by Mr O'Sullivan, and Black Tulip by Mr Abbott. — The hounds met at Harris' farm, and after refreshing the inner man and partaking of a little " jumping powder," " Hark f or'ard " was the AvorcT, but it was false alarm; puss was not afoot, so a drag was laid by Messrs Goodman and Donnelly, through Harris', into Lushington's, ' round the mountain, over the wall ,by the lodge, into Ellison's, over some five or six nights of big posts and rails, across Donnelly's scoria, and back through Harris' and Lushington's, finishing at Harris' house. Messrs Rae (Chandler), 'Williams ' (General), Dunnet (Ghost), Laxon, Waters, S. Williamson . (Don), T. Clark ( ), and a few others went well. Among those, present were : — Messrs McLaughlan, A. E. Whitakor, Percival, Wallace, H. Dunuett, S. Weatherbourn, A. Harris, 11. McGee, Laing, and about a gross of.boys. — A novel match took place at Sou'thbiudge, Canterbury, recently. The horse Slim Jim, ridden by Mr Aynsley, was backed to follow old Mousetrap, ridden by T. Sheenan, over any country he might choose to cross for the space of one hour, and to be on , the same side of the fence, and within 100 yards of the leader, at the finish. Slim Jim stuck to the old horse (who gave Sheenan a nasty fall at a furze hedge and ditch) for half the time ; but at length Sheenan sent Mousetrap at a tremendous gorse fence, with a broad ditch iv front, and pounded Slim Jim.

White's bfest. First* Demon, if he can get the. i fij&ance, should beat evei^thiij|[,lf rbi&|i£b.e' form-^---&is in, hub Ido ngt jjfok hejwill. J^ettiri'g : ' ' First Demon, 6 to 1 ; Sardonyx, 8, to 1. 'As fete?,', the A, J.C. Derby, I will leave -it alone, as there are so many untried ones, and it is so long since }. a mail came in. , Besides Warwick, Martaiii \^ Henri, Aberfoyle, Kingsdale, ICaipara, and otherfT* performers, there are two whose breeding I like very much— Waxlight and Le Gl-rah.d,— -and irlaq-\!:' probably will be heard of later on. .' r •" —Having been asked tp go and see Kale by & v Southern friend, I rode out the day before yes- *•» terday to see the black son of Yattendon. Striking stable-time to a "tick-tack," Aiick. „ Sutherland kindly stripped him for my inspec- "":. tion. I did not see him win hi 3 two raoes at the North Shore through the slush on that memorable day, but I am told he won them like a race-horse. He is looking very bright and healthy in his coat, and work will soon lay on his muscle, as he t feels firm already. Kalo has plenty of length, grand flat canon bones of the right quality, good feet, and beautiful shoulders, without any lumber * about them. He has filled out and thickened since last year, but has lately been suffering; from lampus, which ordeal he has satisfactorily \ passed. Ido not fancy him myself for the New Zealand Cup, as I think he will be more dangerous over shorter courses. After having a look at that big-boned chesnut Merlin, who looks as thou l g& weight and distance ought never to trouble him (although he will have to do more than a few gallops before he gets fit for his next race), I strolled across to have a peep at an own sister to ,Kakapo — a good sort of a brown mare, with a game head, a good constitution, and plenty of room to . carry a foal. Her last year's foal, by Musket, crime along while I was there. He is 'a good yearling, with a knowing little "napper** on, hinij which some day will catch the judge's eye just before everything .else. — I left off my review of the Melbourne Cup horses with Santa Claus, 7st 51b.. Caraetacu6, afc • the same weight, is not a particularly goodlooking horse, but is doing fair work with Hawthornden, First Demon, and Co., so the stable l

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ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS., Observer, Volume 6, Issue 155, 1 September 1883

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