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AVONDALB B.C. AUTUMN MEETING. Here are my tips for the Avondale E.C. Autumn Meeting, which takes place on Saturday, 22nd inst., only bear in mind that it is raining hard at the time of writing:— Maiden.. — Acacia. Hurdles. — Tattler. ,' Autumn Handicap. — Lottie' or Brown Alice, 1 ; Tulloch, 2;' Ida, 3. ' Waitakekei Handicap. — Lady Belle. Maiden Steeples. — Marechiel Neil. Big Steeples.— Flukem. Shorts. — St. Clements or Waltzer, 1.
Harry Harrison is back with the Workman.
Priest riding the Ingomar-Amohia filly at Ellerslie.
Major George considers he ran a great race against Royalty. Bravo Major !
The Major knows when he is fairly licked.
Hippo has been turned out at Whitford Park The ostriches frightened the d out of him. That's what they say at Elleralie. Come and tell the Observer. We will tell the truth. Anyhow Hippo is back at Ellerslie.
Has ever Mr Morrin with, his trainer weighed out Cissy 61b underweight ? Am I 'right?'
If Mr Kirkwood was ' wrong ' then I am ' right.'
No, Col. Russell should ' write ' aud explain his reasons if he exculpates the judge, which I feel sure he would, then the A.R.C. should not listen to the rabble.
The Observer is open to answer the most pertinent questions in turf lore, either English or colonial.
Parnell and Shillelagh are working at One Tree Hill. The doctor has all his work cut out to patch up this brace.
Jim Kean thinks Lottie hardly used at Avoudale. A sure tip she has a big show.
George Wright is entering a filly for the C.J.C. Champagne Stakes. What is it, and who does it belong to ?
I hear poor old Jack McNicol was very ill long before he fell into the Waikato River. It simply, owing to neglect, hastened the end. Mr John Gallagher has started a ' monument subscription ' subject to the approval of Jack's wife. Hundreds want to subscribe — I mean Mr McNieol's Auckland friends pure and simple. I trust they will be allowed to carry out their wishes.
Jim Kean thinks lie has a mortgage on the Avondale Autumn Handicap according- to Jack Gallagher. Humph: Totalizator boys, look out !
Ouida filly died of strangulation of the bowels. Sylvia died of the same disease.
Jim Kean with his Waltzer-cum-Lottie biz. ought to have kept the old colours off. Humph !
The Newmarket horsewatchers saythat La Fleche does not appear to have either grown or lengthened in the least during her transition from three to four years of age. She has filled out and thickened a little about the body and quarters, but it is only a trifle. However, she is wonderfully fresh and well.
Bay Middleton, hero of the Blue Riband in 1836, was the cause of a tragedy in the West End. General the Hon. Berkley Craven had laid so strongly against Lord Jersey's colt that his victory in the Derby ruined him. After seeing the race he went to his lodgings, and on the night following the Derby shot himself. He was a general favourite in racing circles and his absence was much lamented by all — especially his creditors.
. George "Wright is breaking in the Vivandiore colt by Castor and the Fairy Queen colt by Hotch Kiss.
Zalinski has recovered from his accident and is in work at St. Albans. Loo k out for this joker for next Melbourne Cup .
Fred. Stennings remarked when he saw the weight (13st) Mangare was asked to carry at Avondale, that ha intended engaging Mr E^ett to ride the old horse.
Jay Kussell, of Taranaki, tells me he intends having* a cut in for our big Steeplechase. He intends entering his chaser Lord John who is by Hippocampus out of Gipsy.
Fred. Stohr, all going well, also, intends entering his chaser ' Darebin ' who is by Isaac Walton out of Bluebell for the same event. So our local gee-gees will have to look to their laurels.
Stromboli has returned to Sydney from Queensland, where he was performing stud duty. An American buyer has been- negotiating for his purchase.
The famous mare, Memoir, is in foal to Sheen, and Mawerina, the dam of Doliovan, Raeburn, Semolina, and Modwena, is carrying a foal by St. Serf.
' Freelance ' says that his candour compells him to confess that they have nothing in Australia at the present time within 2llbs of Carbine's form.
Jimmy Kean had the two-year-old gelding by Nordenfeldt out of Erycina in town last week. He looks like making a decent sized three-year-old, being considerably taller than his brother Cambria.
The Sporting Standard says that Strathmore's strained tendon continues to give him considerable trouble, and ig still doubtful whether the son of Ouida will ever be seen on the racing track again.
Where was Mr Evett over the Tulloch's running ? Funny ! very funny. Still at the Bame weight ? Yes i the old waiting game. Ha, ha, ha ! Would there were more like old Jack Lennard, running right out.
Mr M'Calmont has a curious double event bet. He has backed himself not only to win the English Derby with his horse Isinglasß, but also to beat Mr George Nevraes in the next Parliamentary election for the Newmarket division of Cambridgeshire.
The steeplechaser Chandler dropped dead recently whilst exercising at his training quarters. Chandler was bred in Tasmania, and was by Torchlight from Melrose. In Australia he raced in the colours of Mr W. Branch, for whom he won, amongst other events, the hurdle race at OnkapariDga.
A Derby hint was thrown out at Hawkesbury on March 18 th, when Mr H. Oxenhain's colt, Solanum, by ijomnus (imp.) from Bine and White, by Wilberforce (imp.) from White and Blue, won the Two-year-old Handicap easily from 11 other candidates. He is described as a beautiful colt. His owner purchased him for 200gs at the sale of the Kirkham yearlinsrs.
Trotting races at Potter's Paddock were a great success last Saturday. The members of the Horse Owners' Protection Society had quite an innings. Three races fell to their share, but as Scotchman was disqualified for galloping it ouly means two. Trubshaw, the driver of Scotchman, was nearly being disqualified for six months as well. Consequently he should consider himself deuced lucky.
Lord Rosebery, from that spirit of humour he so happily possesses, in the midst of Lord Falmouth's victorious racing career nad 100 forms printed beginning ' My dear Falmouth allow me once again to congratulate you on the success of your horse - in another classic- race etc,' and he used to fill in these forms with the animal's name and that of the race. One day Lord Falmouth retaliated on him and sent one of his own forms back again with Bosebery substituted for Falmouth and Kerinesse for the horse he had sent him. This was on the occassion of Lord Rosebery's Kermesse beating Lord Falmouth's Dutch Oven in the Champagne Stakes at Domaster.
It was at the Te Mahanga blood stock sale (writes ' Buff-and- Black ') The visitors had been treated to an inspection of the numerous brood mares and their foals at toot, and after lunch were discussing the changes that Lad taken place in Uira, Waitiri, Christina and others. On« gentleman, more talkative than the rest, who knew everything, and was apparently a friend of the most knowing sports of the crowd, said he had picked out Rose d' Amour from the mob as soon as he saw her.' He would know Pasha's dam anywhere. He wound up by saying that she was not looking 'adon it either. The others appeared to coincide, but went on to tell what they had picked out, but there was one innocent looking wielder of the pen present who retired to a corner to have a laugh, because he knew that Rose d'Amour had been under the clod this long time back.
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CAP AND JACKET, Observer, Volume XI, Issue 747, 22 April 1893
CAP AND JACKET Observer, Volume XI, Issue 747, 22 April 1893
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