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NOTES BY "ACHILLES. "

Owners and trainers are again reminded at' the fact that ntnniiratioiw for the Spring Meeting of tlie Wanganui Jockey Club close on Monday next; the 2nd of Septeml»er, with Mr W.-Hall; secretary. The events requiring attentioir fire the Fhrag handicap, Maiden Hack Race, Okehu Handicap Hwdles, Gonville Hack Hurdles, Putiki Hack Handicap, Swing Handicap, Owen Handicap, Moutoa Hack Handicap, Brunswick Handicap Hurdles, Aramoho JTack Hurdlea, W*anganui Handicap, Railway Hack: Handicap,' and Maeangai HandiOSlu ' Local xacegoers will be interested to learn that the Wanganjii Jockey 'Club liasdecided to reduce the prices o e e.dmis^if)n. In'future gents' tickets for the jawn' ■will be obtainable, foe 7s ejd each, n pl«*s of \2s, whilst one shining only , wWI be chargeiimor tjokets for'tlie mam aate. , TheEßgtfs'h'.Derbjr wjin'ner'Orby ittu>»eft to England last mon^h,. and. was «»' e of four s-tarters in the Livetp<x>l AtlautiiStakes, oi nine, furlongs. ; "Rima-n 'wring his blue-riband display, backers c*ieer?t !•;' wagered 7 to 4 on Orby in the race mentioned, only to see him- run last, Linacre, who is owned' by Mr W. Clark, winning by a head from Earlston^'-with Eastern oniy a neck away. Orby, however, <vas meeting the winner at 'a7«[isad vantage, foi while Linacre had 61b "allowance, '/roy carried 121 b penalty, and his Weight wa-, 8.12.

King Edward has a happy way of b stowing his favours. -Before Newmar.-ot races began last month he sent for his trainer, ±C. MArsh; ai^d complimented Jiun upon the successes abhievea '.With horses in-the Royal stud. His 1 'Majesty reniailstd to Mar^i/.^lt i» no use'^Vais'you try more pins/ and, ftkchig. a tf 'aalV'puclf.igt in. the teainer-Vhand.'.^d^a,: "Tatu this as 'a 'little 6ou,venjr for fy^Vf' « if -•. TKc gift was a handsome "brooch ,in J d amends, representing a racehorse jtf ,ru'l with the joqlcey bearing the'Tßoyal tblili"*?. Tt is not many yeaxs sincq his Majesty •presented Ma*&h' with Coronation medal. ,' \ i J. Fielder, •'who , went to England spme months ajo for the purpose, of. bringing th^- ataWion 'Aurum Kack^t^'Ajis'tralia, has. reformed.- .with bis charff^ in^ne j>idsv. In^^aditMii' to A'flrum," FMdferj^ho 1 *ras one*' a celebrated joc)c%^ims 'brought out the St. Siii2onJlfei?rfe'B^^t^^el, out of Glare ; s«meT>re^-%Sies7' : lnclu<S»g "1 "o§imond, by Hermit_ with a .'foal by Fouhiling; add three two-yeai?-6ld fillies by 1 St. Frusquin,, Tom. Cringle, and Common. There are ajso "'two Trencli ' mares', with foals at foot hj Tartar, and in foal to Aurum. The entire collection are for Mr E. ©''KeefeV proposed stjajir farm in' V'i> *°"*' . !m i ' , '' L. Hewitt picked up' 1 another race in England last month. He "won the J:iok'>> Bridge Handicap at Lingfield on Mr G. ■Edwardes' Tinkabelle, who went out seionl favourite at 100 to 80 in a field of five. The full text «f the betting rule, as it appeared when altered by Lonion'Ta 4tersall's Club, and to 'Wbich"the cable referred recently, is:—^"lf no objection is "lodged -within a quarter of an h< ir' after the winner has weighed in, bets (except in cases which, in the opinion of the committee, are cases of'frdntd) go to the horse placed first by the judge. If an objection is lodged within the said time, and in (sases .wh,ich, iv the opinion of the committee, .are cases of fraud, bete go' with the .stages." The committee which passed the, rule is composed df nine gentlemen, and there is? not one of the nine who is not a practical representative of a vast constituency, the Duke of Richmond and Sir John Rqbinson being of ' thJw/number. London sporting writers congratulated the' •committee of Tattersall's .«n~their action, "and the stewards , of the English Jockey Club t are understood to entirely approve of .the; aew" rule, while the "cash fielders'* gave cheer aftfer dheer fox Mr Joe Thompson when they heard of the tesult. .'They cried," M Bravo*'x)ld Joe, goodf' Australia." The French horse, San Souci 11., was very profitable to his- owner last season. He won JJ17.800 in stakes, his biggest contributioi being the ! Grand l^ix. The Victorian advice'^hich reported the New Zealaiide*. Mrfraxfui to hay backed all "over" the Commonwealth oh Thursday for MeftropolitaTr and 'other races, 'seems to .be incorrect, at* least so fa* as New South. Wales is concerned. 'The' big-; gest bfettors in Sydney deny that Marantii' was in attything:lKke special demand there oh Thursday for any T?ace^ and speculators who may he iqcTined to '"fancy v the colt ought to be satisfied to await develop- ' ments before investing^.' Maifanui may be undergoirig the process of being boomed.

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NOTES BY "ACHILLES.", Wanganui Herald, Volume XXXXI, Issue 12259, 31 August 1907

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NOTES BY "ACHILLES." Wanganui Herald, Volume XXXXI, Issue 12259, 31 August 1907

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