[" Canterbury Times."] Lady Zetland is supposed to be stinted to Phaethon. Auraria is doing good steady work, and may race in the autumn. Adventuress, dam of Telemeter, has missed to Phaethon this season. Marvellous, tbe winner of the Ashurst Guineas, is a full sister to Flying Shot. It is probable that the Wanganui exhack Carrick will be sent to Australia shortly. The yearling filly by Phaethon from Miss Kate is reported to be a nice-looking youngster. Toa, the two-year-old by Dreadnought, from Murewai, is stated to have grown into a fine looking colt. It is reported that the Manawatu Eacing Club made a profit of something like .£SOO over its Summer Meeting. It is stated that Newhaven has . already been entered for. a huge stake to be decided in England, in 1898. A good-looking gelding by the defunct Sultan, from Helen (dam of Division), has joined Brewer's stable in Melbourne. The Dunedin Jockey Club has disqualified Alfred New, Edward Hamar and William Pollock for laying totalisator odds at its spring meeting. On Nov. 21, M. Cannon was at the head of the list of winning riders in England, ■with I§9 victories to his credit. T. Loates, f Wlio had, on account of his accident, not ridden for some days, was second, witli 156 wins. Thais, the winner of the One Thousand Guineas for the Prince of Wales, has finished her racing career, and has joined the Sandringham stud. " Vigilant," of the London Sportsman, thinks that next year's three-year-olds, with the exception of Galtee More, Velasquez and Vesuvian, will be weak. The champion Irish stallion Balliol, by Blair Athol, has joined Cjiynftge, Trenton, and Mysrju^taive at the Cohham stud. 1 An offer of MO was raade for Qrwc, the winner of the two potty rA<s6§ at the Taranaki meeting last week, but .£IOO was requil'ed for tbe daughter of St Leger. Ebor carried list 31b in the Great Midland Steeplechase, which the cable informed us he won. The value of the race was 500 soys and the distance two mile,. Alicante, by Hermit, who' finished second in the Cesarevitch and won tha Cambridgeshire of 1890, has a foal by GalopM 1 * which is stated to bo the finest of the year. Mr J. Ellis tells "Mazeppa" that he will send Emmeline to Auckland in Februaiy and allow her to winter there, and then go to St Leger early in the spring. Order, by Bend Or— Angelica (dam of Orme), sire of Ornament, probably the best two-year-old in America, was to have been offered for sale in New York last month. Owing to legislation adverse to racing in the United States, racing men and breeders in that country are selling off their horses at a great rate and at alarming sacrifices. M. Hobbs purchased Admiralty, the winner of the Novel Eace at the Tinwald Meeting, and the son of First Lord ran in his new owner's colours at the Ashburton Meeting next day. When the last mail left England Galtee More and Velasquez were equal favourites for the Derby at 3 to 1, and Vesuvian figured in third demand at 6 to 1. Bar three 1000 to 70 was offered. The new Archbishop of Canterbury has marked his elevation to the high office by ' assisting the agitation to suppress the Alexandra Park racecourse and the Queen's buckhounds. In neither instance has he .been successful. An effort to train Vakeel, the wellknown Adelaide horse, is again being made, but under peculiar methods. He is in tlie hands of a doctor, who thinks lie can train horses by medicinal treatment, instead o_ galloping. A two-year-old colt by the Australianbred Kirkham, who has previously been mentioned in these columns as running in England this season, finished second inthe Spa Nursery Handicap, decided at the Warwick November Meeting on Nov. 23. The Ilerby Cup, of 1660 soys, one mile, decided on Nov. 20, was won by La Sagesse 7st 51b, beating Lord William Beresford 's pair, Ghislaine 7st 101 b and Diakka7st 41b, and a large field. La Sagesse. who is by Wisdom from St Mary, won the Oaks of 1895. Writing to a friend in England, Mr W. E. Wilson, who mated six mares with Carnage before that horso was sent to England, says :— " My young Carnages are very fine foals and you need have no fear about his stock." The subscription ,to Carna«*o for 1897 is full. Erl King made his first appearance in England at the Aldershot Meeting on Nov. • 17, when, witb top weight (12st 91b) in the saddle, he was unplaced in the November Hurdle Eace, of 62 soys, two miles, won by Oregon 12st 41b, with the American i Banquet 11. 12 st 71b second. During the Clermont (Queensland) : Meeting, on Doc. 30, four horses fell. : Hanon, rider of one, sustained dread- • ful injuries, and was killed almost ' instantly. Threo others, named Quinlan, Jennings and Swient were also injured, the first-named being in a critical condition. At a meeting of the committee of the Duuedin Jockey Club, on Dec. 30, a complaint was received from H. Goodman against W. Pine for interfering with The ; Winchnian in the Farewell" Handicap, decided at the club's spring meeting. After hearing evidence Pino was severely cautioned. ,
A man was fined for poaching at Castle Eden, and under an old Act he was further fined for committing the offence on a Sunday.
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SPORTING BREVITIES., Star, Issue 5769, 13 January 1897
SPORTING BREVITIES. Star, Issue 5769, 13 January 1897
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