Medallion has arrived at Tocal all well. Thais won the One Thousand Guineas by only a head. _ Chainshot has reached England in splendid condition. Lord Eosebery was forty-nine years of age on May 7. Mr P. W. Wallace, a well-known-Auck-land amateur rider, is dead. Engagement, by Musket— Sylvia, foaled a filly foal to St Serf on April 19. A two-year- old sister to Malvolio and Maluma has been named M a liarda. The Australian mare Maluma has reached Plymouth well and in good condition. The Auckland bred pony Hazelmere, now in Sydney, has been re-named Nawnie. The death is announced of G. Morris, who rode Galopin to victory in the Derby. The Sabine, dam of a really good horse in Eed Heart, has visited Carnage this season. The Auckland-owned hurdle race mare, Ladybird, now in Sydney, has broken down. _ Norton's brother Corrigan is now mentioned in the training notes in the English papers. No less than 67,800 people paid for admission on the three days of the ChesterMeeting. Newhaven, who recommenced stronger work recently, is reported to be moving as freely as ever. A yearling full brother to Dauntless has been named Daunt, and a brother to Defiance Defiant. The police authorities in Auckland are commencing to take action against keepers of betting shops. The Christchurch Hunt Club intends holding a hunter's race meeting before the close of the season. Mona, who is entered for the Grand National Hurdle Eace, is taking very kindly to jumping. The statement that the two-year-old filly Quickfire has been*purchased by two Chinamen is contradicted. At tie inquest on the body of the late Colonel- North a verdict of death from hea,rt disease was returned. Poetry, dam of Thais, died this season in foaling a full sister to the Prince of Wales's One Thousand Guineas winner. Florizelll. was making his first appearance in public this season when he finished second in the Ascot Cup last week. The entries for the principal events to be decided at the New Zealand Grand National Meeting are a best on record. Omnium 11., who finished third in the Ascot Cup, had won all the valuable spring races in Prance, for which he had started. Golden Moments, the first foal of that great mare Memoir, has proved a failure on the turf and has been sent to the stud. ■ • • The winner of the Royal Hunt Cup at Ascot was cabled as Guardel, but it is probably Quarrel, a five-year-old horse by Discord.
Kulnine is looking very well, and will probably stand a preparation for ! his engagements at the Grand National Meeting satisfactorily. • .
The Australian-bred Paris was engaged in both the Ascot Stakes and Alexandra Plate last week. If he started he was unplaced m both.
War Dance has gone back into Mr G. Murray- Aynsley's stable to be prepared for the Hunters' Hurdle Races at the Grand National Meeting. Mr Hayward, who took Derringer to England, is bringing back with him the beautifully bred stallion, Gold Reef, by Bend Or— -Crucible.'
Sir W. Bobbett, who at one time owned Lady'Norah, Morion- and Quadrant, is reported to have come into money and has gone Home to get it. . » - ■ ' • Noveau Riche, news of whose, in the Ascot Stakes was cahled last week, won the Dee Stakes on the third day of the Chester Meeting on May 7. An Australian starting machine has arrived in England, consigned to Mr Day, of Newmarket, who was at one time trainer to Mr S. Hordern, of Sydney.
Prime Warden is reported to have taken to jumping most keenly. His name appears among the entries for the New Zea-
land Grand National Hurdle Race.
The Hon J. D. Ormond has named his yearling colt, by Dreadnought from Idalia, Sir Launcclot, and his filly, by the same sh-e from St Hippo's dam, Hippolyte. The late Colonel North was at a syndicate meeting when he died. He had just, written the word "passed" when he fell back in his Chair and expired immediately. H.R.H. the Prince of Wales has with three horses furnished the winner of the Derby and One Thousand Guineas, and the runners up for the Oaks and Ascot Gold Cup.
. Victor Wild is considered to have been fortunate in winning the Kempton Park Jubilee Stakes, as The Lombard, , who finished third, was seriously interfered with.
Mr W. E. Wilson, the well-known Vie-
torian racing man, is about to leave on a visit to England. He intends to return in time for the Victoria Eacing Club's Spring Meeting.
Two of the best two-year-olds in America this season are Eoyal Eose and ah Englishbred filly by Eoyal Hampton and Ornament, a colt by Order, a full brother in blood to Orme. '
Colonel North was buried almost at the very hour the Kemptpri Jubilee Stakes/was decided. This race, it will be remembered, fell to Colonel North by the aid of Nurithorpe in 1891. ■ • ' '
As Mutiny, Chris, Tiritea, and Donald M'Kinnon have been entered freely at the Grand National Meeting, it appears as if Mr Douglas is not after all going to send a team to Australia.
At the sale of the Eancho del Paso yearlings the highest price realised was .£BOO for a colt by Sir Modred from Oran. A colt by Maxim from Parthenia brought the next best price, .£6BO. '
Hopgarden has not been nominated for the New Zealand Grand National Hurdle Race, but Levanter and Bombardier are in both Hurdle Eace and Steeplechase, and St Kilda is in the Hurdle Eace.
Response Bst 41b, started favourite for theEandwick Stakes, won by True Blue, at the Australian Jockey Club's June meeting and finished unplaced. Eoyal Eose Bst 31b, could get no nearer than fourth.
Two stable companions of Hova were recently removed from their boxes at Flemington. The thieves, however, changed their minds, and left both horses on the roads, where they were subsequently found. • r
Just before the last mail left England, Persimmon was tried with not altogether satisfactory results. The critics, however, were of the opinion that he only required sharpening up and they were evidently correct.
D. O'Brien's colt, Cartridge Bst lib. finished third to Honour Bright Bst 31b, and Dora Bst 61b, in the High Weight Handicap, of 100 soys, one mile, decided at the Australian Jockey Club's June Meeting.
Well-known hurdle racehorses whose names appear for the first time among the entries for the Grand National Steeplechase are The Plug, Osman, Revolt and Hopeful. Donald M'Kinnon might really be also included.
The New Zealand horse, Othello list 121 b, started favourite for the Steeplechase, of 100 soys, two miles and a half, decided at the Australian Jockey Club's June meeting, but finished unplaced to Cardigan 11. 9st9lb.. •. s
The Australian-bred mare Candid, by Splendour— Canary, earned 7stand defeated her sole opponent, G. B. Morris, 6st 131 b, in a four-mile race decided at San Francisco recently. Canary covered the distance in 7min 24£ sec.
Galeazzo, who won the valuable Newmarket Stakes, lost both his fore plates in the race. As he only won by a head, colonials woiild naturally ascribe his victory to the accident which ridded him of his impedimenta.
At the Kempton Park Spring Meeting on May 9, Amberite, a three-year-old colt by Ayrshire from the New Zealand-bred mare Cartridge, won the Maiden Plate of 175 soys, one mile. Cartridge is a full sister to Derringer,
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SPORTING BREVITIES., Star, Issue 5603, 29 June 1896
SPORTING BREVITIES. Star, Issue 5603, 29 June 1896
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