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TURF NOTES.

(By Nimrod.)

y FIXTURES. March 11, 13—Daunovirko J.C. March 17, 18-Napier Park R.C. March 17, 18—Greymouth J.C. M 'M h 25 « 26—South Canterbury J.C M|pt 2„, 2(i-Taranaki J.C. March 28, 27—Mastertou R.C. April 1. 2—Nelson J.C. April 7, B—Mauawatu R.C. April 20—Wairarapa R.C. April iB, 30, 21—Aucklaud R.C. April 20, 21—C.J.C. April 20, 21—Feildiug J.C.

Racing uuder the guidance of the Danuevirke Jockey Club ou Wednesday and Thursday next.

'~ Tho groat English stallion St. Simon is Ribands Clinches high, 81.,'iuclies below tho knee, and o'feet _iu7~lios in girth.

The weights for the C.J.O. Groat Easter and Groat Autumn Handicaps are due on the 27th inst. The Australian jumper York, who was sold iv England recently, is among the seventy-two entries for the Liverpool Grand National, run ou the 27th inst. Among the previous wiuuers

who are again uomiuateJ are Ascetic's

- Silver and Drumcree. His Majesty \ fchSgjJvinsr hs represented by Fiaxniaii. •- fgjtother celebrated brood mare iv Moouga joined the great majority last Friday at Cambria Park. Moouga, which was dam of that great horse Seahorse, was bred by Mr Reynolds, of New South Wales, aud was foaled as far back as 1887, beiug by Goldsborough from Kernel, by Angler— Cocoanut.

Ability, who has beeu off the scene siuce tho last Grand National Meeting, wheu he was fired aud blistered, is again in training at Riccartou.

Saucy, mentioned in a cable message on Thursday as haviug broken his ueck iv his stable, was one of Diamond Jubilee's progeny, from Dame Agueta in I "JOT lie won for his owner 1 , Mr W. Pfiss, £10,0r>3 iv stakes In October 1;- Saucy was beaten a head by Lally iv the Eclipse Stakes Ho won tht m .us Memorial Stakes at Ascot, and ran a dead heat with Earlstou for the Chester Vase.

Sir William Rassell has enriched the ILiwke'. Bay Cup by the donation of aHilver cup, valued at £50.

There is still a hope that, after a loug rest, the Euglish Derby winner, Orby, will be able to race again.

Mr G. F Moore has bought a yearling filly at Melbourne that introduces a. valuable strain of blood to New Zealand. The Wanganui sportsman p9 7-.oguine.-is for the filly by Pistol (Carbiue---Weiionah) from the Eiridspord mare Alveary, her dam Queen .Bee, by Suowden. aud so tracing back to tiie famous Leamington, whose exportation to America, half a century ago, was a great loss to England.

During the seven seasons that Persimmou's stock have beeu ou the turf they have won 14(i races, worth £171, GOO.

Last week Mr Sol. Green offered ■nOOO guineas for Mouutaiu Kiug, contingent ou delivery prior to tho Futurity Stakes. Mr McDonald declined, but, despite the colt's defeat, i _Lis doubtful whether he will have -cause to regret doing so. To start

with, the V.R.C. St. Leger, which will be worth somewhere about £(!00 to the winner, looks like going to the chestnut, who, if he keeps right, should also account for the A.J.C. St. Leger. As it is also possible (and probable) for him to pick up weight-for-age events to the value of at least £1000 during the next couple of months, it is uot surprising Mr McDonald did not jump at Mr Green's offer, for at the time it was made ryLjgji'tain Kiug had excellent prosp3l?s of winning at least £.5000 before the close of the season. When Mouutaiu Kiug does retire to the stud, the fact of being a "whistler" may weigh against him with some breeeoers, but it should uot be forgotten that a few of the world's most successful sires were "roarers," aud iv that category may be included Grafton, ■who has done so well in Australia.

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TURF NOTES., Wairarapa Daily Times, Volume LVIII, Issue 9008, 7 March 1908

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TURF NOTES. Wairarapa Daily Times, Volume LVIII, Issue 9008, 7 March 1908

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