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SPORTING.

- - 5_M nominations received for the English v .Derby of 1911 number 375. •' . V News comes from Oamaru of the, death of Miss Gal, by Stepniak— TdrtullaCannongate,, a crack steeplechaser a .few Years ago,, died in Auckland recently. ' r Tumut is being bustled along at Randwick, •nd has been responsible for some fast •prints. , The North Otago Jockey Club will distribute £ 15Q5 ,in stakes during the two d_ys.. of its 'spring meeting, next month. 1* Pink 'TJn was among the horse's nominated ior the Memsie Stakes, a weight-for-age •vent, decided at Caulfield on Setember 4. j Included among the twenty-one* horses •which E.. Cutis has in training for Sir George Clifford this season are ten three-year-olds.' * - - * r ;Maranui is among the infirm horses at Randwick. He is given very little. fast work,. his trainer being, apparently afraid, to take • any risks. _ ■'.* *. i I_emb_rg, Neil Gow and Admiral Hawke, three of the leading two-year-olds in Eng- • lad this season, were winners at* the GoodWood meeting in July. „ . ■•_ -( • John* Splendid, who won a race ,in Eng- ". land late in July, is a two-yearj*old brother to' : Aryan, imported to South Australia recently .for stud ■ purposes. . ■:■'.-, The Auckland petty, Leo Grand, which finished third in the" Ascot Thousand, waa . x *old by J.. Gallagher to a Melbourne owner ". for.36ogsa° few weeks prior -to the race. The annual report bf the stewards of the ' Wellington- Racing Club states ' that the profits on the .year's working amounted to C 3724. The stakek distributed totalled . *4-V,i7o. . ; V • Golden Slipper- has not been asked to ex- ( ■• lend herself at Randwick this season, and the impression has gained ground' that her trainer. Eroposes .to try. how she will .race oh a very ght preparation. - # _ ■("Despite, adverse legislation, there is not going to be any lack of racing in and about New Tork. The dates allotted by the Jockey __lub rive racing every day 1 from September 14 to November. 15. > 'Tommy Burns, of boxing fame, intends to fcr&nch 'out as'" an -owner of racehorses. Dur- _ ying his- recent visit to Auckland he purchased •the . two-year-old filly by Soult — Uoxana, -id •-he'youhgster has been shipped to Sydney. V;]. Advices ifrom Sydney state that Aborigine; lias been backed for the Epsom Handicap Bd the, Caulfield Cup, and h. is now one of c avouriteß for bom races. The Merriwee Queen gelding is doing good work ap -Sie Randwick tracks. •";The carelessness, not to f use a ( harsher term, displayed by the surgical staff of the Melbourne Hospital-, in connection with the oase of the jookey A. S. Henkel, who was injured -in- a* race some time ago, is to form ! the subject ' of an 'inquiry. .. „Idyll, hy Multiform— Bellicent, who was purchased by Mx ; A. Starving at .the sale of the late Mr G. G- Stead's horses last year, . won her first face on -August 28 at Williamstefwn, Melbourne, when she, was successful y. in, the WilUaihstbwn Purse, a six-furlong •* handicap. ' - -'.'".- - --. °>; Baerami is.one of .the best performers . in ',*• ; West Australia; at present, his latesbperformarice being to win the, Boulder. Cup, w carrying .Bst'6lb- for tie .second: year in succession. As » two-yeaf-k>ld'. Baerami won .a mile and a ouarter race at Randwick, so that he gave /•yidehce of his ability to- stay very eajly in Ins career. ■'■ ''''■•■■':'•!■•■■ '.i. • -f After referring to the^ increase, in the' Australian Jockey Club's , Stakes during the last .■-ten yienrs, a Sydney writer says :.— : Great, however, as have been- the strides made by •She Australian Jockey Club, the prize-money to' 'he- distributed this season would easily be , -doubled in 'a few years if the totali-ator were legalised in this State. '■; :'.. At a meeting at. Hurst Park, England, in Inly,; the jockey of a winner was thrown lust after passing the winning post, and the horse galloped off the course. The trainer, , -Counted on a trooper's horse, " went in pureuit of the runaway,' and caught it after a hard ride.. The la<jl was then weighed in •and declared tne .winner. .*'-..'. J , .FbrtyArae, .nominations were received ';• •!s»•'.'' tie Stephiak • Stakes, .the. two-year- ! old' race 'to be decided at the North Otago Jockey Club's Spring Meeting next year. Tha j. largest contributors to the list are 'Mr . J-. ', B. Reid with^ eight nominations, Mr J. ;F. ,'- Reid aiid Sir;* George 'Clifford with six each, •""''•sjttf Mr J;,-F.\ Buchanan with fivey 4 • ' ' It ia reported that ■J. Hall. - who rode Na- \ ,i_ador. to victory- in the Grand National' . Steeplechase last, m«nth. has* decided' to' re- . ■ tije'' from the saddle. Haii ha? had a '.sue-' • jbelasful career' as "a rider . in ': steeplechases, ' •__n6h« the other, races in which he has steered thb^'-winner'* -beirii* the* Hawke's Bay • Steeplechase (twice), and Wellington Steeplechase. ■„;.■■■ *' ". " "A meeting ..of the Amberley t Steeplechase .Club waa held? on September 4; present —Messrs "'- G. •"'•• <B. 1 Starky ■• (chairtnan), _?. . Courage, A. M'Laren, Hi H. M'Lean, G. N. M'Lean, H. A. Bpddington, W. : H. Rhodes and R. J. Ba'reons (secretary). Ihe balanpe-.-sheet of the recent race meeting, which was , adopted, showed a credit balance of £110 7s .id. A cbmmittee was appointed to report on tho question of enlarging the saddling paddock and; other improvements. v <Mr V. J. Rhodes was appointed 'auditor: ; It was docidedj to donate £20 to - the Brackenfield 'Hunt Cltib. ■ ' ' ' ■ i Prince Foots." who ' won the, Chelmsford 1 Stakes • at Sydney Tattersall's * meeting < oil. I Saturday, was one of , the best ' two-year-olds in Australia last season. At the autumn jneetinE- of the Australian Jockey Club he [Won tbe Sires Stakes from Malt "King, who turned the tables in the Cham- • , pa^ne Stakes on the second ' day, when - Prince, Foote carried a 10lb penalty. . Aftil,l_n_j- who 'finished second to Prince Foote y in the Chelmsford Stakes, won ,the Maiden Plate, and the Oaks at the. last spring meeting of. the Canterbnry Jockey Club. , So far '■ she has been very unfortunate in her races in Australia, -the "beat she has managed veins to finish in a place a few times. ■'■' '■rY**l- do-xiot remember a time,' says an Eng- ' £Jierta \writer; ywhen. we were so badly 'off for • competent riders. ' Maher ' has ridden bad • races before the present year, one of th"em 'being in. ,'the Derby of ISOB. On Various occasions' this season he has! certainly not : »hon(p. The'same may be said of Higgs, who •trikes 'me ' as not nearly as good as he. was "a couple of years ago. I do not like iiim .on, a two-yearrold. Trigg has .come in. for what one cannot call unmerited criticism (more than once thia year; not ally his employers profess high admiration for him. . In fact, tha" owner of a well-tried horse who makes out that he can hardly be beaten - must nowadays consider hitnsojf extremely fortunate if he wins, for' jockeyß throw many races away. ' I < In connection with the disqualification of the horse Ellis, trainer (Lauder) and jockey • ifTrenowet-i) by the West Australian stipen- , (diary stewards last, month, more is*' to 'be jheard. A writ has already been issued -against (the stipeiidia^y stewards and the chairman of ,*he West Australian Turf Club, under whose rules the race was won, claiming damages, •nd also asking for an injunction restraining , •defendants . from proceeding with or acting -inder the. disqualification. Mr Justice Burn«id. has made an order that the stipendiary • ' 'stewards and the West Australian Turf Club' •ahoruld be restrained until the trial of the .•action from . further proceeding with or actling upon the disqualification- of ' Lauder and j the- horse, with liberty to defendants to apply to dissolve the injunction. ' , , | The famous American gelding Roseben (by Sen Strome) has been retired from the turf, and will spend the remainder of his days on * Mr Hitchcock's stud farm. During his career tB/6-eben was the medium of some heavy plunges by bis repent owner,' Mr Dave John,aon,'who bought the gelding from Mr J. A. ' [Drake. The horse has always been* a public -favourite, and was familiarly known on the track as the "big train." His moat notable 'performance was in winning a selling race at Belmont _*ark, seven furlongs, in lmin 2_seo, carrying ■ 9st 2lb. On that occasion he was tiddeh by Willie Shaw, and the straight odds bein.g prohibi tiv%, Johnson got a good price against £6000, and backed Roseben to • cover we distance in lmin 25aec (the record for -the Park) or better, and won, much to the chagrin of several big layers. ■•',*■••- --\ The annual meeting of the English AntiGambling Leayie was held in Birmingham iust before' the last Eoail left, but, 'as only between -hirty and forty people were present, chiefly clergymen and ladies, it would appear (saya an English ' exchange) as if anti- . gamblers were, .. at least, growing weary of making themselves unpleasantly ridiculous. Some of -he speeches at the "meeting must have opened their eyes not a little, for the Lord Mayor (Mr G. H. Kenrick), who presided,'openly warned, them that they ought ,to exercise great care in taking any steps to,* deal with, gambling, which, he pointed •lit, pervaded both civilised and tfnpivilised people; -''while the Bishop of Birmingham, in • blunt, straightforward speech, full of xom- . 'taonsense, d-clared that, for his Own part, from early youth up he had always been alive to the fascination . of gambling for the excitement's sake, " and, ' -added the Bishop, "without a doubt, gambling is one of the shortest ways to relieve the monotony of the life' that is dull and depressed.." The- Sydney writer "Milroy" is ible for <he following:— -"Aborigine is one I have heard a great deal about from New Zealanders, who, however, seem disposed to regard all their geese as swans since the successful invasions inaugurated by Mr G. • G Stead, which were ' supplemented by the successes of Solution ' and Maniapoto. Aborigine can certainly get six furlongs well, but he is built only for sprinting, being short- . bodied and somewhat high on the leg. He is' not an attractive horse in repose or in ■ - his slow paces, but he looks, .the part well when extended. A great fuss, I see, is being made over his having run six furlongs on the magpie track at Randwick in about lmin -_6sec. That, of course, is always smart time to make- with shoes, but Aborigine is '-, '.--'*■*. . .'>*'T"^-y^ i ; ~V<' .-'.* " .*. ■~\y-"'-y '■"■h'ry-r..---

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not the only watch-smasher that has set his backers thinking after a 'magpie- track "trial —not by many. , Mooltan or Mountain Bangcould be depended upon in their best days to make faster. time than 'Aborigine did on the magpie, but they wore., 'champions, .and it is only what they should' have done; but we have seen several hordes that were "not up to topnotch form make time equally* as good .as that accredited to Aborigine, who has been backed heavily for, and -may win, •the Epsom Handicap and Gaulfield Cup, but if he wins either I will be one of the disappointed lot."

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SPORTING., Star, Issue 9651, 18 September 1909

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