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FIXTURES. September 9, 11, 13, 16-Australian J.C. Spring. September 14, 15 -Ashburton County R.C. Spring. September" 16, 17, 23— Avondale J.C. Spring. September 20, 21 -Rangitikei R.C. Spring. September 28, 29—Wanganui J.C. Spring. October 4, 5— Marlborough R.C. Spring. October 26, 27—Masterton R.C. Spring. The Mauser—Listener colt, at present linder Trainer Marr's charge, accompanied Moetoropuku on her trip to Marlon. The object was to get the colt used to travelling, as well as to being away from home. Since I last saw him lie lias come on nicely, and, i r all goes well, will fulfil his Taratubi Guineas engagement. The late Secretary of the Auckland Racing Club (Mr W. Percival) bred the well-known horses St. Peter, St. Paul, St. Clements, St. Olga and St. Ursula. A pony running in South Africa under the name of Nimrod made such a show of bis opponents that the owner of the second asked the club to require Nimrod's connections to substantiate the pony's maiden status. This the nominator quite failed to do, and it was ascertained that Nimrod is no other than Tucka Tucka, a good performer in England. Sir Tristram is probably the most notable of those who have been allowed to drop out of the New Zealand Cup. Madrigal has gone up to Auckland on a visit to Soult. Noneen has been taken in hand again after her spell. Achilles and Malm tonga are equal favourites for the New Zealand Cup, and are quoted at 10's to 1. Maniapoto comes next at 12's, and Scotty and Quarryman rule at ll's. Up to July 17th, an English trainer, W. E. Elsey, had turned out 43 winners out of 75 races this season. As a result of the recent heavy defalcations, the Auckland Racing Club has found it necessary to reduce the stakemoney for the 1905-6 season. £20,000 is the sum to be raced for, against last season's total of £21,670. Old Crusoe will probably be put in work shortly. Captain Braithwaite and Captain Bingham, Lord Plunket's aide-de-camps, are the latest additions to the ranks of owners. The former has a full brother to Union Jack, and Captain Bingham has purchased Makuri. Prosser has charge of both horses. A Carbine colt named Spearmint made a successful first appearance in the two-year-old race, the Great Foal Plate, of 835 soys, at Linglield, on July 15th. He must have shown something pretty good in private, as in a field of ten he was backed down to 9 to 4, and though interfered with at the distance, got up in time to win by a head in for the five furlongs. He is engaged in the next Derby, and is owned by Major E. Loder, who gave 300gs for him as a yearling. Spearmint is said to remarkably favour his sire in color, markings, and general conformation, the only difference being that he is somewhat taller. An English oiler has been made for the South Australian hurdler, York. During the past two months York won £5376 for his owner, Mr Moorbouse. It is the intention of the Wellington Racing Club to hold the spring meeting on Friday and Saturday, October 20th and 21st, on account of Trafalgar Day being proclaimed a public holiday. Curfew accompanied Maniapoto over to Australia. He is owned by Mr Good, who is also interested in Maniapoto. According to an exchange, the Austrians are after the Flying Fox horse Gouvernant, for whom M. de Blanc asks £26,000. The past meeting of the Marton Jockey Club was a most successful one. £11,531 was passed through the totalisator, which is £3.527 more than last year; while gate receipts and nominations and acceptance fees were all in advance of previous meetings. R. Denham, the trainer of Val d' Or, won £66,000 in prize money with the horses carrying the colours of M. de Blanc last year. Shrapnel (by the Workman) has been purchased Hall, owner of Kremlin, Kaitere and Numa. Mr S. Pinkerton's mare Hinua dropped a fine (illy foal to the Workman yesterday morning. In Avinning the Liverpool Summer Cup, Lord Derby's five-year-old horse Chaucer (a near relative to; Pilgrim's Progress) beat the largest field that has started for that event since 1846. He ran the eleven furlongs in the smart time of 2min 17 3-ssec. The Auckland Cup has been reduced in value by £150, and it now stands at £1350. Likewise the Dunedin Cup comes down in value, having been lowered from £500 to £400. The English St Leger will be run on Wednesday next. The latest betting on the event is 5 to 4 againat Val dOr, 3 to Cherry Lass, and Cicero a point longer. Thirty-nine horses are left in the New Zealand Cup after the iirst payment. This is four less than there were last year after a similar payment. It is not at all unlikely that Bellis will shortly be sent to England to race.

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TURF NOTES., Wairarapa Daily Times, Volume XXIX, Issue 8241, 9 September 1905

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TURF NOTES. Wairarapa Daily Times, Volume XXIX, Issue 8241, 9 September 1905