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NOTES BY "ACHILLES."

• • Achili'es- has been backed for the New Zealand Cup in a manner which looks like a commission. Melwood has also .-received some support.' . Nominations' for the various events at the 1 Egmoht-Wangahui Hunt Club Meeting, which is to be held on the 24th inst., close on Friday evening next with the hon. secretary and treasurer, Mr F. 'Moffatt. The.C.J.C. Grand National Meeting takes, place next week — on. Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.; the 15th, 17th and 19th inst. , . . . . Nominations for,all events at the Rangitikei .Racing -Club's Spring Meeting,- which ! takes, place on the. 20th and 51st- of September, clcse on ths 26th inst;, with Mr ! H. A.' Goodall, secretary. ■ . ; , .'.Nominations for * the Marton -Jockey i Club's Spring Meeting, which takes- place .on -the, -6th and- 7th of September, close on Saturday, the 10th inst., with Mr G. F. Biphop, secretary. Two open events — the Ccotton Handicap, abotit 7 -furlongs, of 100" soys, ' and the Marton Handicap, of 100 soys, about one mile — are included on the programme.- . ; It is feared that, owing to' his bad at. tack of pneumonia, the- crack French colt Jardy, will ba a roarer, if ever he races again. However, if M. Blanc does loso the racing services of Jardyj he has an excellent substitute in Val d'Or. Gladsome is reported to be looking well, and is. likely to be in good trim for her spring engagements. ■ Delaunay is reckoned one of the speediest horaes that ever graced the turf in England, and up to a mile is consiedred" by good- judges to be even superior to Pretty Polly.- • Charles Stuart is the ruling favourite for the Melbourne .Cup and is s quoted at 14 t0.1.- " -When Cherry Lass) won the St.^James' Palace Stakes of 2500 soys at Ascot in June, slio started at 10.0. to 6 in a field of four*

, Grand Rapids, who won last year's New Zealand Cup for Mr G. G. Stead, but ia now owned by Mr J. Wren, the Melbourne bookmaker, is said to be looking and going well, having evidently improved by his spell. Ho is weighted" afr Bst 91bs in the Melbourne Cup. The final payments in" connection with the New Zealand Grand National- Steoplcchase and Grand National Hurdle Eacc fall due on Friday next. Old Waiwera is said to be in splendid hick, and some are inclined to favour his chance in the Grand National Hurdles, in which he has only Set 13lb, which would be a great' luxury to him if in anything like his best form. Zinfandel, who defeated the French-bred horse Maximum 11. in the Ascot Gold Cup in June, started with odds of 5 to 2 laid on his ability to score. The aon. of Persimmon won his race in brilliant style by three lengths. W. O'Conuel, the well-known Auckland horssnian, has -so far recovered from the accident which befel him while riding Cavalry at Wellington, that he has been discharged from tho Wellington Hospital, and returned to Auckland last Thurstdy. It will be some little time before he will be able to ride. In O'Connel's absence, says an Auckland writer, J. McGregor will have the mount on Cavalry in the C.J.C. National Hurdles. Some good times were recorded at the Ascot (England) Meeting a few weeks ago. In winning the Gold Cup, Zinfandel, with 9st 4lb, ran the 2\ miles in 4min 23 3-5 sec. Onq of tho French representatives. Marsan, was responsible for tho pacemaking. Ho was ridden by J. Reiff, who tried to get a break on the field. However, the respective riders of Zinfandel and Throwaway were alive to the situation, aud never allowed Marsan to get too far away. At the same fixbure tho three-year-old, Plum Centre/ was credited with doing 2niin 43 3-ssec in the Prince of Wales' Stakes, which is described as being about 1 mile 5 furlongs. Possibly the "about"' covered a big shortage in the matter of distance, as Plum Centre is not a colt from whom anything extraordinary would j be expected by English racing men. The South Australian-bred horso Charj cot, who ran well in South Africa, won Hs second, race in England at Manchester m:i June 17. The race he accounted, for was the Salford Borough Handicap, of 930 soys, in which, with Bst 4lb, he ran six furlongg in lmin 12sec. Black Arrow, by Count Schomberg — Black Cherry, was still holding his position ?.& tho crack youngster of the season when the last mail left London. Odds of 9 to 2 were laid on him for the Coventry Stakes, run at Ascot, and ho simply walked in. Since Black Arrow took the racing world by storm by his runaway victory at Newmarket (says the SportingLife) he has been voted the best yoimgrster of the season, and looking over his massive frame, varmint head, muscular quarters, and clean limbs, that opinion was endorsed on the running of the Coventry Stakes. It was a case of Eclipse first and the rest nowhere, for, quashing the pretensions of his opponents at an early stage, it was only a question of how far his jockey would let the favourite win. and his steam-engine-like finish was a treat to see. Black Arrow is engaged in all three classic events next year, and ■ should he, with ordinary luck, keep fit and well, he looks like sweeping the board. Black Arrow vss bred by his owner, Mr W. Hall Walker. Princess Florizel, a four-year-old mare by Florizel, with 6st 71b, \xan Ihe Northemberland Plate at Newcastle (England) -towards the end of June, and in doing so was officially credited witli cutting out the ,two miles in 3min 25 l-ssee, which* is about a best on record. A Trenton mare, named Fisher Girl, ran second to her. Anothsr record established in June was by Airship, who won the Manchester Cup, V s miles, in 2min 30 l-ssec, thereby lowering the previous English best by twofifths of a second. However, it does not do to attach much importance to the times returned for long races in England, as, consequent on the Jockey Club having decreed that the measurements of all courses shall be taken from the' centre of ', the running track instead of near the , inner rail, as in Australia, it is safe to . say that, except where there is a straight , run ' throughout, the distance covered is considerably less, than advertised.

"LINSEED COMPOUND." The "Stockport; Remedy" for Coughs *nd Colds. Of 38 years' proven efficacy. -.^uipurities in' the Blood. — "We have seen of' letters from all aorta and conditions of- people,- in which the writers acknowledge the benefit they have recoiveufrom Clarke'* Blood Mixture, which «a a jurative agent cannot be -too highly estimated, since it cleanses .and clears the blood from all impuritiea, and restores it to its normal condition." This is a good testimonial from the 'Family Doctor,' the welWcnown medical paper, which goea on further to say: "it is certainly the finest blood purifier that science. and skill have brought to light,- and we can with the utmost confidence recommend it to our sub--" ecribera and the public , generally." Clarko'fl Blood .'Jltiture is a safe Remedy for Eczema, Bad Legs, Scrofula, Blood Poisons, Sores of all kinds, Boils, Erup- ; tionfl, Ulcers, Glandular Swellings., etc. Of all Htotes, etc. Forty years' ca&swt. Beware of imitattotts.

Wood*' Great Peppermint Cur«, for Coughs and Colde a*v«r fail*. !• 44.

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NOTES BY "ACHILLES.", Wanganui Herald, Volume XXXIX, Issue 11632, 9 August 1905

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