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NOTES BY "ACHILLES.

Owners are reminded that acceptances for the Waverley and Waitotara R.C. Hack Meeting, which takes place on the King's Birthday, close on Friday with Mr J. W,j Emmerson, secretary. Entries for the Morton Memorial Maiden, the Wilson Stakes, and Jackson Memorial Stakes are due at the same time. Happy Maid, winner of the Juvenile Handicap at Trentham on Saturday, is a member of J. H. Prosaer's team. She is by Soult — Merry Maid, and easily disposed of The Boyne. Ghoorka ran a good race in the Pearce Handicap, and the son of Lochiel is said to be right back to his best form. He must be given a chance in the New Zeaanl Cup. Whilst at the post in the Spring Trial Stakes Saga received a nasty kick, losing a lot of blood, and under the circumstances she ran well. Splendid Idea stood on the mark at the start of the Ruahine Hack Handicap, but notwithstanding this, won easily. The daughter of Captain Webb if very fast — sometimes. Goden Gate will have to carry a 10lb penalty in the Stewards', but this will only bring the 3-year-old son of San Francisco up to 7.7. He will be the Hon. J. D. Ormond's representative in the big sprint event at Riccarton. The Wellington correspondent of the New Zealand Herald says that G. Price will ride Ghoorka in the New Zealand Cup, as C. Jeukina cannot get down to the weight. C. Jenkins will have the mount on Paritutu in the Cup. Glenullin, the four-year-old son of Lochiel and Consistence, has been sent to Ellerslie with a view to competing at the Auckland H.C. Spring Meeting. Last Beason Glenullin won seven out of the 14 events in which he started. The following were the starting prices for the Caulfield Cup: — 3 to 1 against Poseidon, 9 to 2 Solution, 7 to 1 Demas, 8 to 1 Booran, 20 to 1 Simoda. Poseidon, therefore, has succeeded in breaking the run of ill-luck which has attended the favourites in the Caulfield Cup- for over 22 yearß. The time recorded — 2min 34 Jsec — was a record for the race, so that Solution would have had to put up a wonderful performance to have got home with 9.5 on her back. As it was she must be said to have done remarkably well to have run as prominently as she did. The famous Carbine mare La Carabine recently foaled a chestnut colt to Wallace. The youngster is closely inbred, his sire being a eon of Carbine; bo his career on the turf will probably be watched with peculiar interest. Multifid is now quoted, at 7 ]fco 1 for, the New Zealand Cup. He has, been backed for a lot of money. It is stated that L. H. Hewitt will have the mount on • the son of Multiform, who is reported to nave come on a lot recently. It is stated that the reason of Spearmint being scratched for all engagements after winning the Grand Prir d» "Paris was due to his having thrown' out * splint on one of Mb fore legs. There' is stated to be every hope of Carbine's son being in a position to do himself justice next season. English papers to hand show that at the Derby meeting on the sth ult. Carbine was credited with another important winner. This was Gingal, who captured the Champion Breeders' Foal Stakes of 1000 sovß, defeating a field, of seven. ., Mr G. G. Stead has been unfortunate in his breeding operations this season, as Cruciform and La Notte (dam of Noctuiform), who were last season mated with Multiform, have proved barren. Prim, who won the Stepniak Stakes at the North Otago Meeting on Thursday, ii the first two-year-old winner credited to Pilgrim's Progress since he was imported to New Zealand. Prim is out of the Stepniak mare Nantes. Major Eustace Loder can certainly claim to be one of Dame Fortune's favourites. To breed a gem like Pretty Potty, buy the Derby and Grand Prix de Paris winner Spearmint as a yearling for 500 guineas, and to breed the unbeaten two-year-old Galvani in a very' short span of years gives the Irish sportsman' a record over which lie had '"good reason to rejoice. Galvani, who has been carrying Major Loder 's colours with,' conspicuous, snepess in the two-year-old contests this season, was, like Pretty .Polly, bred in £he Emerald Isle, and the fact that both his ejre (Laveno) and his dam (Gallinaria) are included in the famous Eyrefield Lodge Stud at the Curragh is an incident which will invest his_future with especial interest. Some of fhe English sporting papers refer to Major Loder as "Lucky Loder," and it must be said the appellation » is' well placed. It will be interesting to see whether Poseidon can follow up his success in the Caulfield Cup by annexing the Melbourne Cup. Many horses have attempted the feat, but so far the task has proved too difficult. In 1885 Grace Darling won the Caulfield Cup and was only beaten a head by Sheet Anchor in the Melbourne Cup. I understand that it has been decided not to send Fontenoy and Helen Portland to Christchurch. St. Lyra will go south, more as a galloping companion for Armistice than anything else. St. Joe and Martello have come more into favour for the New Zealand Cup since the latter 's success, at Wellington, and 10 to 1 is now the best offer against either of the Fordell-trained pair. St. Jw is generally credited with being the better sSf fie tfair. "-' A post • mortem examination- of Messrs ©wan Bros.' mare- Mauserine, that died nt the Manawatu Stud Company's farm last waplis. showed-Ftlm* -death - wets dv« W the ravages of bot flies, part of the intestines being descomposed. The mat© only arrived about a->'morfth.ago;from Auckland, and was at once jjut under veterinary treatment. She showed .signs of improvement at first, Dvt v t?hen fell away again. The case was absolutely the very wont that has come under the notice of owners and others interested in .horses, and specimens in spirits at' Mr' Hood's chemist shop have been inspected by many. At the time of her death Mauserine was carrying twin foals to 3onlt.

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NOTES BY "ACHILLES., Wanganui Herald, Volume XXXX, Issue 12005, 24 October 1906

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