♦ !E4ifl racehorse Twlnn* airxived trom "Wellington by the Mararoa on Sunday. The Otago horse Casque waa injured recently through being lucked by a draught horse. Eldoralie, by Wallace— Forest Queen, won another hurdle race la6t month for the owner of Wakeful. . J. Scobie, ihe Ballarat trainer, ha 6 twenty- ] nine horse* in work at present, including seven two-year-olds. Torpoint', a four-year-old by Trenton, won a race of a mile and five furlongs at Sandown Park in June. The two-year-old Eljin, by Cyrenian— Parera, won ihe Trial Handicap at Maribymong, Vie- j toria, on July 30. . j The Woodvilie Jockey Chib has a- credit I balanoe of £594 — the moat successful year ] since its inception. j Kiaiere ia suffering from a severe attack of strangles. He had a xelapso on Saturday, and i he will not be fit io go back to Auckland for i some time. I There is still a strong and -prowing prejudice i in France against Yankee jockeys, and the I opinion is expressed that this will be their last season there. j So great a run was made on Marmont for the Melbourne Cup that the layers have had to slop betting against him except at prices which backers will not take. While riding iri a race at Grafton recently, a Queensland jockey named Jordan fell off through weakness, and was so badly injured that he died the same night. Kipling and Equity, who wero second and third in the Caulfield Grand National Hurdle Race, ran first and second in a hurdle race s' Maribyrnong the previous week. An Auckland writer states that V. Cotton, the youngest exponent of the orouch style of riding in New Zealand, may do some of Mr G. G. Stead's riding this season. Mr J. A. Buckland won the WarwicK Handicap on August 1 with Zenda. The Now South Wales sportsman is having a fair share of luck with his gallopers just now. The unnamed two-year-old filly by Sir Hugo from the Australian mare Acmcna keeps on winning races in England. At the end of June she won a race at Park. Mr J. Mayo is at the head of the winning owners' list in Australia for the past season with £BS4B. His nearest attendants are Sir Kupert Clark £7291 and Mr C. L. Macdonald £4586. The light-weight jockey, G. Price, returned from a trip to Australia, last week, looking in good health after his holiday. He arrived m Christchurch for the Grand National meeting on Sunday. Evening Wonder is doing good track work in South Australia. He is a popular pick for the Adelaide Grand National Steeplechase and Hurdle -Race, in which he is weighted at ll3t 21b and.lOst 10lb respectively. The Wallace colt Scottish King, who was one of the best three-year-olds in Victoria last autumn, but who broke down, has beer fired. He will be put into work shortly, and it is believed he will stand a severe preparation. At the annual meeting of ths Victorian Racing Club, Mr J. C...J3owden headed the po; in the election of a 'committee. The two do feated candidates were Mr F. Madden (a sirenopponent of the totalisator) and Mr C. M Lloyd. ■ ■ ■ r ' ■ ' Th«re is a '■■light rfir m th" b tti- g ■*»••■• k^*t ov©' tihe Ep?om H tdic* >p In Sydi.^y, h-be t b^cke-cl candidate being the New Z>es land' horse Granc! Raoids, s-udh fines as 500 ' Do 10. -500 to IS, 1000 to 30. 1000 to 40 and 1000 to 60 being pencilled wi'tih'Gtzt e_eh*<u*?ting tiho market at the latter figure. There wero five starters in the Princess of Wales's Stakes, in which backers had to lav 100 t0. 6 on Rock Sand, who won very easily. Cheers broke down in the race_. A few day? Inter Rock Sand .won the Linpfield Park Plate. The places were filled by Loch Jrtyai* and Henry the First. Since it became certain that Martian warto visit v ßar.dwick, he has been backed for the Epsom .Handicap, and is now quoted 1 at 20 to 1. Famous is favourite at Bto 1 and Grand Rapids at 50 to 1. Zenda is favourite for the Metropolitan Handicap at 10 to I Gladsome being quoted at 25 to 1. Wairiki 53 io 1, Martian 50 to 1 and Grand iiap'ids JIOO to 1. . _.. Tlie most prosperous Haettrsf Asfsetriatioffln South Africa at the present time is - the Pony
and Galloway Club at Johannesburg. Last year the club made a profit of £18,658, and, in addition to thie total, paid an amount of £9329 to tha Johannesburg Turf Club, * whioh is." as the annual report had it, their ihara of the profits." But so-called clubs are really wealthy syndicates. ; After referring to ths prospects of tha candidates in the Northumberland Plate and deal- J in«- with form shown by Seahorse 11., > i lant " concluded with the following paraI graph:— Writing of him reminds me that I i had a chart with his trainer, Hickey, yesterday; he seemed well and oheerful, but I very much regret to have -to write that the doctors do not speak hopefully of his case. J Ii is related of Joseph Cannon, when he was first training for Captain Machell, that he had a rooted objection to taking an odd number of horses to a 'meeting. It fell out for the Goodwood meeting of 1876 that he had a pretty large strina* to box. When the contingent was counted up there were thirteen. "I don't like that number," said Cannon. "Here, put Trappist in with tbem to make it np to fourteen, and if all the othera gpt beaten perhaps he will pick up a race for us." Trappist carried off the Stewards' Cnp. Riding* a winner of a big race in France is not an unmixed joy to the rider. After winning the Grand Prix on Ajax, George Stern, the successful jockey, was nearly pulled off Ms hoTse and almost smothered with kisses by enthusiastic spectators •. in the paddock. Stem, though of English parentage, was born in France, and has consequently become liable for a year's compulsory military service. After the big race was over he was served with a notice io commence his military duties in an infantry battalion. He promptly put in an application to be transferred to the cavalry To his disgust his application was returned with the endorsement, "Refused; in a year ifc is impossible to teach you to ride!"
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SPORTING NOTES., Star, Issue 8092, 18 August 1904
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