Derby day for next year has been fixed for May 28th. Proudhomme has been bought by Mr F. Robinson, of Chantilly, for £2000. A colt named " Attendez moi-sous-l'Orme won a French race recently. What did the " boys " make of the name in calling the odds? Splendor's time for the Payne Stakes (1 mile 2 furlongs 73 yards) was 2min. 27sec. The colt's trainer was fined for running in wrong colours. An early May paper says that the Derby favorite, Prince, has been sold for £10,000 to the gentleman who races in the name of Mr Adrian. Colstoun and a young yearling belonging to her owner have been bought by Mr J. Lack for £1050. The old steeplechaser, King Don, is being used by Mr Stevens as a hack, but being sound, may show up at the Pakuranga steeplechase. Warwick ia first favourite for the A.J.O. Derby at 2 to 1, and he and his stable companion,, Archie, are in equal request at 5 to 1 for the V.B-.C. Derby. Both are doing a steady preparation at Warwick Farm, and are in splendid condition for the time, as inded are all the horses that are being trained by Mr Forrester. •Mr Lefevre's horse, Tristan (lOst 61b), was beaten by MrR. Peck'a Barcaldine (10st31b) in the Westminster Cup of 500aovs, at Kempton Park, in May, the former showing a good deal of temper, and running unkindly.- Barcaldine has up to the present an unbeaten certificate, having won four races in 1680, and a like number in 1881, all in Ireland, and ridden in each instance by J. Connolly, the owner being Mr Q. Low. He was brought to England last year, but he did not run j and in the Newmarket Houghton week he was put up to auction, when Mr R, Peck, his present owner, became bis purchaser at 1300 guineas. From Dunedin sportsmen who visited the Hawke's Bay mesting, Mazeppa heara high praise of Mr Heslop's starting. They say that he never made a mistake, and from all qu aitors the hope is expressed that that gentleman may continue to wield the flag. ' In the wuights for the Great Metropolitan Stakes and the Hawkesbury handicap, Mr Scarr differs considerably from Mr Barnard j in estimating the relative merits of several of the horses, in none more so than in the case of Sir Modred, who is elected to carry 9st 81b in the Melbourne Cup and Bst 101 b in tho Metrop'; Commotion, the top weight in each handicap, being allotted lOst lib in the former, and 9afc 121 bin the latter race. Added money to the amount of £290 will be given at the first meeting of the Timaru
Tradesmen's Racing Club. Horses competing must be owned, four months prior to the 37th December, iv either the counties of Geraldine, Gladstone, or Waimate. Bair has arrived at Chester Oak Park,Hartford, with Maud S., Aldine, Early ftose, and other horses. He will labor with an eye to get Maud S. in condition to show Mr Vanderbilt a mile in better time than 2min lO^seo If he succeeds in beating the record with the mare, he is to receive 10,000 dollars. A few days after her arrival she trotted a mile in 2min 16sec She is' doing better than was expected of her, and Bair dreama of raking in the 10,000 dollars— and yet there ia quite a gap between 2min lOaec and 2tnin 16aec. When we get down to 2min 12sec, every additional fraction of a second (says Turf, Field, and Farm) looks as big as a church steeple.
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TURF MEMORANDA., Wanganui Herald, Volume XVII, Issue 5115, 18 July 1883
TURF MEMORANDA. Wanganui Herald, Volume XVII, Issue 5115, 18 July 1883
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