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SPORTING.

A* Paona, India, in September, the jockeys «nd -trainer* entertained the owners and other patrons of the turf at a sumptuous dinner, ftkirl. by Ayr Lsddio, who won the' first Mro-year-old race of the season in West Australia, -was purchased at the Sydney yearUng'saleß last Easter for SOgs.. - STgaruhoe, who won the Bailway Handicap at tie ■■ Victoria Racing Club's meeting last week, was bred in New Zealand, but- has been in Australia for. some time. past. It is reported from Melbourne that^Abori-. cine will not run again in vAuetraUa, the H^ntipn being to give Mm a spell of three months before shipping him. to India. . On September 1 7 Mr W. K. Yanderbilt keaded the list-of winning owners in France, with- tO. 200. After him oame- Baron Maurice 2^b^cWid;lto2M; M. E. Blanc, 421,000; *nd:M:.E.Veil-Pioardi £16,000.' >y MacWe Gun— Manganew, was a competitor in* the Mimosa Btakes, for «.wd,year-oids. at the Victoria Racing Clubs meeting on Thursday, but she could only ,taSsh si*th in a field of eiffht. : Though Master Soult was withdrawn from ihrNew^ Zealand Oup at thfr last payment, Ke-mty be sufficiently recovered from has recent mishap to' start in a race before the Bicoarton -carnival is concluded. ,. .•>- --' "TV&il&nf," -of the liqndon "Sportsman, fa *ef*rrine to Minoro. states,' that he has ' fe»rd it said that the horse could have been jbtueht for *25j080, but he is not in a position •ither to cofcfirm or contradict the report. '16 is' understood that the price paid for 'Low Nolan, who was sold a. fewMdays prior to-the opening of the Victoria Racing Club's meeting, was SWOni and a further contingency 3 iS* event of him winning the Melbourne : loootding "to a jjondon paper the man*- ! rereof the Dbncaißter meetmff-do ijo little it attractive that if Edward were to withdraw his .patronage ttie social flbn<* of ? 8t I^er -week would soon disP Jfc^"' trtuWal to^ England for geldings to ! 6*l all tte places in* big race, but such was the xsasiTin the Prince Edward Handicap, itia at Manchester/ in\ September, the three Horses being- Soocbur; Christmas Daisy and } SUp^rand Waipuna were among! the^field iSkt took part in the Tan Yean Btatos, at 'the Victoria Racing Club's meeting -last week. Golden Slipper ran well, finifhrng ; fifth, but Waipuna , performed ' :>lMwrt Itose, who won the Breeders' Plate §t Bandwiok, and the MariVyrncng Plate at flemihgtoh, is the fourth youngster to. win, the big Viotprian race under a penalty.. The ether three were Hortense, JDuke .of-Grafton . and Jlaliine. "'■ ••■ ■ ■ '.-.,.■■■ j'-y a4e,time.««fistered by Prince Foote in the Ittlbouriie •-" Cup last week-$mm ;j 27jBec— equals the reobrd for fte race, held .jointly .by Blue Sped and Apologue. The Austral•a#ian Teeor* far the distance is Bmin 27seo, -jmd stands to the credit of Tartan, who won the' Sydney Cup in 1905. ■ ; : A member of the Victoria Racing Club •uggested- Recently that the committee should arrange for special trains to Flemington for members, and their ladies. One of tne oom- ■ mitteemen' thinks this member did not. go far enough. He should have asked the com- ! mittee to give each member a Cup suit, and each niember?a lady a. Cup dresa. .•■--- - : ,i ; ; Among the unsuccessful performers at the Victoria Baciny dub's meeting, on Thursday ■•"were Pin)t *Un, Motda, Waipuna, , Seddon, Golden Slipper, Idyll and . Haeremai, all of whom were "bred in New Zealand. Haeremai *cif orined . very -badly in the -November irardls Race, cantering in nearly last, '-and o<)ia«oi Slipper tad Idyll finished last in .'■■ their respective races. . ' „-.'■ . ■:' / T. . At the Victoria Racine; Club's Sprin? Meet* Ipg in J906 the New Zealand gelding. Hydrant was disqualified during the pleasure' of the >te>trards in connection with Jus runnin* in theOnp Hurdle Race, in which he ran third to ' Old Chappie and 'Ballalaba.' The/committeeof rthe Victoria Racing 1 Club, at a meetMi»g held on the. eve of -the Current meeting, removed ihediequalification.- • ■ The time registered by Lady San in win* »in^ the Victoria Oaks fast ,week equals the "j record" for the race, established by Beanba in 1901. liady.Sanis a half-sister to Lady Wallace,, who won the Victoria .Derby, and ' , Oaks in 1905, after finishing third to NoctuiJprm and Sun God in the Derby at Randwidt, when the Australasian record for- a aaileand a half 'was lowered to 2min 82§aec At Remington, after Lord Nolan had been ' ioTd; Ms former owner, Mr J. Mayo, did not take kindly to the remarks of a trainer who .Mid -h« did not believe Lord Nolan would ttapd a chaqde of winning ttie Melbourne Cup with several pounds less than he had t» carry.* '"^iye me- ."») pacemaker,'' - said M* Mayfl* "and I will back "him for at miles, Bst each, against any horse in Australia."; ; -\: ■■■,".-- . ,•• ; v • - . iFrom Melbourne comes word that the importett horse Bright Steel, jSy St Simon— . 61are, wfll not be raced again this year. . has furnished into a fine horse, the_ son -Of St Simon is • sour . customer, who only gallops when he likes. In one ofl the races >for which he was backed at j i Ratidwick recently he simply refused to make ' an,, effort^ at the oommeiicement, but from < wcond iMtturninjr into the straight he ran Vp w fourth position at the winning, post. V Kerlie, who : finished secondMn the Linlithfpw Stakes at the Victoria Racing Club's meeting last week, was bred at the Elders* liar stud, near Oamaru, Melodious,; the dam .01/tWallaee, now , a successful Australian sire, having been sent across from Victoria to be .mated with Stepniak. Kerlie registered a 'good- performance, as, after leading at - the •tart, he was apparently bumped and droppo3 back last at the end of » furlong. He made ■ a good fight in the straight, but Dhobi beat \dm wiih something to spare. « iCSiere was., considerable argument . at the Viotprian Club the night before the Victoria Haidnf' Club's meeting opened regarding a doable event bet. the takpr of which' died aiter.: *etting, a leg-in with Aborigine. The lecond~ leg*; of the double was. Prince Foote and- the of the wager was 41000. Some people , argued that as * the executor§ lattie estate were prepared to 'take over the liability, the bet should be allowed to stand, but the majority thought it was one of those cases in which the bets died with the man. ' ;In:' a reoent reference to the Victorian two-vearH>lds, "Teriinga/', of the, " Austrattsian," says:— "As far as I can recollect, Habel is- about the meanest-looking little «uss that has ever, won the Debutant. Stakes; \ but he can gallop, .and Mr A. 1 Miller 'knew he could gallop. Baza, who .finished second to Habel, is. so small that no one would be ' Burprisod to see a Jack Johnson piok her up j in-liis- arms' but she can gallop. All the j same, it will be .strange if either Habel or Baca have much of a future before them." A complicated position arose in connection I with the Belmont Park (West Australia)! Purse, decided recently. On the course the owner of Nardoo IL protested against the winner, Mbntgolfiere, on the. ground that she j was in the same stable as an unregistered i horse. The owner of the third horse, Le Pas, ! has now. entered a protest against Montgol- I ■ nere for the reason' stated, and against Nardoo, because the horse waß in the stable of a I man who had 'been: refused a license by the ■West Australian Turf Club.'. After lengthy ' eoiißideratian the stewards dismissed both plaints. ■■--•••■■.•-.. ■ ■ • - --. It is • said, . and I think (says a Queensland scribe) there Js some foundation for' the "on dit/! that a Victorian syndicate, o&erwise the' lrrepressibls Mr John Wren, has been 'negotiating for the purchase of : Albion Park, or Kedron Park, Woploon- '. rabba, or, all three courses, with a view to running : unregistered meetings < here in the suburbs; that he has not yet succeeded in acquirimg; a property, but that if he fails he intends to purchase a piece of hud atdfa'ble for » racecourse within easy reach •ftown by- tram or raiL At the.M«onee Valley meeting, Victoria, last month, Mbriarty, and Aborigine, both of whom are ; by Merriwee, won races. Referring, to Aborigine's success, a leading Melbourne writer had- the.- following to say:— Even - tiumgh the»bpposition was weak. Aborigine's performance was a moat attractive one, and either tite. change to Australia has improved him considerably or they must have four or five good horses' in New Zealand. The race which Aborigine won' was the Phoenix Handicap, of one mile, in which he carried lOst slb and covered the distance in Imin 41iseo. ▲ solicitor engaged recently in London in l^fending a man summoned for street botM»r said a state of thi&ga had grown up wit* Tegard to bookmakers which was intolerable. Their liberty was jeopardised any time they were seen out between eleven and two o'clock,' and, contrary to all fair prao-* tice • the Courts were, asked to presume to b«' betting slips pieces of paper the contents sf which the pouce did not know, given by men whom they could not identify. The Commissioner or Police was referred to as the autocratic monarch of the twentieth oe'ntury." In spite of all this, the man eras fined £10 and sgs costs. Interesting- information is frequently gar•ered away from "honfe" in connection with racing;, and a key to a prank or two is sometimes furnished by the starting-price operations, of which knowledge does not always 'get back to the scene of action where the joke is staged. Something of the kind happened in connection with the Gore meeting (writes " Sentinel " in the " Otago Witness.'), and some of the northern startingprice merchants were sending, anxious wires to know the why, the when, and the, wherefore about one of the events, and if all one hears is true there was good reason for their anxiety. ■ Herbert Jones, on being asked after the face for the' English St Leger if there was any csonso .•■&> be made for Minoru's defeat, frankly remarked, '' None whatever; and I • think the horse, in view of to-day's running, was a lucky animal to win the Two Thou- \ ■and and Derby. Never has any trainer paid so much attention to a horse as Mr Marsh, and he deserved all the good things ■aid about him for winning "the races he did. I have never missed a morning riding file hone at work since Newbury, and when

I fulfilled my engagements elsewhere have had to travel many hi ndieds of miles to do so, and then return. Of course, I am very much disappointed at the result. It is said that Melbourne racing men are rather tired of seeing their big events going 1 to New . South Wales horses. If so, it is excusable, says a writer in the Sydney -Referee," for of recent years representatives New South Wales have been very successful at the southern spring meetings. The last two Caulfield Guineas, and the last five Caulfield Chips, have gone to Sydney-trained horses, as have five of the last six Melbourne Cups, three of the last four Victorian Derb'ds, and six of the last eight Maribyrnong Plates. Therefore it is not surprisingr if the southerners are inclined to grumble a bit. On, the other hand, . until Trafalgar was successful at the recent Australian Jockey Clubs meeting, a Victorian horse had' not won a race at Eandwiok in the spring -since Gladsome accounted for the Craven Plate' in 1905. It must be added; however, that owing to the clash with Caulfield, comparatively few Melbourne: horses have visited us in the spring during the past '.four years, while so many of our horses are sent to the southern capital that it would be strange if a fair share of .the good things did not fall to their lot. , ;■: >.■.-■■•■■■ ■•. ■ ... :< ■:.:■■

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SPORTING., Star, Issue 9607, 13 November 1909

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