FIXTURES. November 24 —Waitnra R.C. Annual. November 26 and 30 —Takapuna J.C. Spring. November 30 and December I— Feilding Jockey Club Spring. December 7 and B—Woodville J.C. Summer.
Rock Sand's victory in the Jockey Club Stakes brought his total winnings to £47,913.
King's Guest, after winniogthe Shorts 4* Handicap at the CJ.C. meeting, last Saturday, was sold for a hundred and seventeen guineas
King Lor easily accounted for the Wynburg Handicap, of 150 soys., six furlongs, at Johannesberg on 3rd October.
Grand Rapids cost Mr Stead three «ndred guineas as a yearling, [jord Cardigan (whose decath was reported last Monday) was bred by Mr J. Thompson, of New South Wales, and is by Positano —Lady Trenton. He was owned by Mr J. Mayo. As a two-year-old he did nothing special, but as a three-year-old he won the Moorefield Handicap, 1:| mile, 7st 10ib. At Ro3ehi!l he won the Tennyson Stakes, 9 furlongs, 7st lib, beating Cyanide, Sir Leonard, and others. At the A.J.C. Spring Meet-
ing he ran Famous, 9st 51b, a great race for the Wycombe Stakes, but a more meritorious performance was when he beat Wakeful and Postillion in the Ranwick Plate. This was a performance of class, and the colt was then reserved for the Melbourne Cup. How he won, beat, ing Wakeful and a big field, will be remembered. Of course he only carried 6st 81b, and the champion mare had lOst. The task she was set was more correctly understood when Lord Cardigan's subsequent doings were disclosed. At the V.R.C. Autumn Meeting he was second to. Emir in the Essendon Stakes, and third to the same horse in the Loch Plate. In the Champion Stakes Emir beat him again, but Mr Mayo's champion
waa evidently not in his very best form, for when it came to the Sydney Cup he iMkrjried Sst 71b and won in the most jfPldhiDg style, with Emir and Sweet Nell among the beaten. Then he won the Cumberland Stakes and the A.J.C. Plate, accounting for Belah and Gladsome. Last August he failed to beat Jim Dorset at Rosshill, w.f.a., and did not win a race at the A.J.C. Spring Meeting. He was beaten in the Bandwick x'late by Martian, unplaced to Gladsome in the Spring Stakes, and unplaced in the Craven
Plate won by Emir. He acted as runnerup to Gladsome in to Melbourne Stakes on the 29th of last month. In this year's Melbourne Cap, Lord Cardigan, with 9dt 61b on his back, was beaten by threequarters of a length by Acrasia (7st 61b) for first place. Last season he was the most successful horse in Australia, wining £8549 in stakes. The CJ.C Oaks has fallen to a representative of the Yaldhurst stable on eight occasions. A cable message informs us that the result of the Cheshire Autumn Steeplechase was as follows :—Aunt May 1, Seahorse 5, Phil May 3.
The New South Wales sportsman, Mr F. Foy, is a popular son of the Emerald «but he stands in grave danger of ig the goodwill of the press scribes amiog his horses. No Shennanageo, Bal Ceontha, and Bonchal-a-Soggarth are a selection .of Mr Foy's efforts in nomenclature.
At tne dispsrsa! sale of Me J. B. Eaid's Canowie stud, on Tuesday, the principal sales were:—Rosella.Mr J. F. Eeid ,260gs; Hermosa, Mr J. Buckley, 480gs ; Fan Tan, Mr G. G. Stead, 160gs; Novus, Mr J. Buckley, 260gs ; Miss Niente, Mr J. Buckley,. 140ies ; Miss Dalrymple, Mr J. F. Reid, 160gs; Portland liaas, Mr Seymour, 105gs. The only yearling sold was a Stepniak—Fanna filly, which was purchased by Mr J. Buckley at lOOge. Variation (The Workman—Variety), the winner of the Hack Welter at Taratahi, on Wednesday, is a full brother to Apprentice. Thirty-one horses started in the Melbourne Cup.
At the Hooton Park (England) meetiDg, on Saturday las f , the Autumn Hurdle Race was won by Mr S. H. Gollan's Australian Star, lotaglio second, and Shaundhuo third.
The descendants of Gozo have been strongly in evidence in the Melbourne a 3 duriog the past few years. In 1597 [ of his sons Gaulus and The Grafter, ght out the issue for the leading position ; and in the following year The Grafter won ; Sao Fran, another of his discendeDts acted as ruuner up to Revenue in 1901 ; and this year his daughter Acrasia scored.
Ooe of the starters in the Park Hill Stakes at Doncaster, won by Pretty Polly, was Lord Durham's Rbodanthe, a nice-looking daughter of Aurum and Primro39 Day, but abe was very backward, and was quickly tailed off. So far, indeed was she behind the others that she knocked down a spectator who had run out on to the course, thinking that all the field had gone by.
Horses owned by Mr G. G. Stead have won the CJ.C. Welcome Stakes outright on eight occasions, while in 1896 Multiform dead-heated with Sir Lancelot.
Livonia (Stepniak—Glorvina) has been sent to Hastings on a visit to Merriwee (Bill of Portland—Etra Weenie). Tukapa changed hands at Gisborne recently at fifty guineas. Shrapnell, Kudu, and Variation, all sired by The Workman, accounted for «cc each at the Taratahi races. Ast year the totalisator on the N.Z. totalled £7850, as compared with this year's total of £5051. A well known Wairarapa sportsman informs our representative that the Hack Hurdle Race at Taratahi, on Wednesday, was the finest he had witnessed in this district.
During the running of the Musket Stakes, for two-year-olds, at Auckland on Wednesday Auster swerved into the rails and was impaled, being killed instantaneously, and in the same race Annette dislodged her rider at the identical spot where Cymbal and Grouchy were killed on Saturday. The stewards have decided to investigate and ascertain if the course is dangerous at that particular spot. Since Gladsome passed into the hands of the Victorian penciller, Me S. Green, flhe has won in stakes £2352, so that to say nothing of bets, the chestnut mare has already won over i>looo in, stakes more than was paid for her last April. unique and therefore interesting ißvd was established in connection with the Maribyrnong Plate, run at Flemington on October 29th. Murillo, who carried the colours of Mr H. Foy to victory in the valuable two-year-old race, having been sired in England.
Such an incident has not previously been known in connection with the event in question. MurilJo, who it may be remarked was only beaten a head for first honours in the Debutant Stakes at Caulfield a few weeks back, was got by Velasquez, a son of that great stakeearner Donovan. As a .two-year-old Velasquez proved himself a great performer, ac he won four out ot the five engagements that he contested at that age, and it was thought that in him Lord llosebury held another Derby winner. However, Velasquez had the bad luck to be out in the same year as Gaiteo More, and he finished second to tho Irish-bred colt in both the Two Thousand Guineas and Derby.
Chivalry has started in cix races and won five of them.
Representatives of tho weaker sex have only scored first honours in the Melbourne Cup on ihreo occasions since the great Flemihgton race was instituted forty-four years back.
The Fcilding Jockey Club have to feel gratified at the manner in which owners and traiucrs have responded with nominations for the summer mooting. The figures are as follows : —First day: Flying Stakes 22, St. Andrew's Handicap, IS, Aorangi Hack Flat 28, Spring Hurdles 10, Waituna Hack Hurdles 25, Kiwitca Welter 29, Fitzroy Hack Flying 48; second day : York Stakes 22, Nikau Hack Handicap 43, Manchester Handicap 28, Cheltenham Hurdles, 11, Rongotea Hack Hurdles 28, Railway Welter 27, Hack Flat 42. The Wairarapa trained horses, Jeanne d'Arc, Plaidie, and Joe Chamberlain are among those nominated in St. Andrew's Handicap; and Noneen, Bounce, Jeanne d'Arc, Joe Chamberlain and Plaidie are in the Manchester Handicap.
Grand Rapids is the first favourite for the New Zealand Cup who has scored in the race since" Tirant d'Eau won in 1898.
The Melbourne Cup has proved a particularly disastrous race to New Zealand horses who have competed in it. Spade Guinea, who won the New Zealand Cup of 1886, had to be destroyed after breaking her shoulder in Mentor's Cup. Tirailleur also broke his shoulder in Glenloth's Cup, and was subsequently destroyed. This year we have Wairiki's accident to his shoulder.. The son of Soult has, so far, recovered as to be able to undertake the return journey to New Zealand, he having been shipped on board the Victoria, on Thursday, for the Bluff.
Up to September 12.h Gallinule was leading in the winning sire list in England, 14 of his progeny having credited him with 23£ races, of the total value of £27,129.
Talune has been purchased by a local sport and is now an inmate of Mr McGrath's training establishment.
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TURF NOTES., Wairarapa Daily Times, Volume XXVIII, Issue 7899, 14 November 1904
TURF NOTES. Wairarapa Daily Times, Volume XXVIII, Issue 7899, 14 November 1904
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