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Entries fell due to-day for next week's meetings at Forest Lodge, Rosebery Park, and Kensing jbon. The Slacquarie Picnic -Race Club followed up fthe *wo days of its Picnic Races by holding a public race meeting on Thursday, at -which *he at tendance was very large. Rugosa -won the Open Ine HajKUc&n. Smith the Flying Handicap, Fac
tolus the Macquarie Handicap, Mandoline the Shorts Handicap, and Graceftm «he Final Handi cap. Some trouble has arisen in connection with the Hurdle Race at the Carafliool meeting, held on Saturday, and the case has been referred to ihe 'A.J.C. The race, was confined t» two- horses. Sir. H. Smith's Vamp and Miss Hyland's Polly, and Tfas a good go until *3ie last obstacle was reached. This .hurdle had been partly knocked down in the first round by Vamp. Polly beat Vamp in the run ijosme. A pretest was at once lodged against the prize being awarded to the xnare, on £he ground 4ha± she did not negotiate the titrdle. The etewanas held an inquiry, and then awarded the race to Vamp. WJien the rider of Vamp -weighed in, -he did so with his -vv'iiip, c-nd because of this Miss Hyland later in the day entered a protest against Vamp, which the seawards have referred io the A.J.C. for adjudi cation. The Forrester Fund has been closed with £1387. The committee has paid £800 for a bouse at Homebush for the window and children of the late Squire of Warwick Farm. The 3-year-old colt by Trenchant from Forest Quail bias been leased from His breeder by R Woctton. The 14.2 pony Wildflower, a good performer in the Clarence district, from which several first class small horses have come, has arrived in Sydney, She ie by Mountebank, and when seasoned should pay her way here. High Jinks, who has developed lameness, has had her preparation suspended. It is reported that Mr. C. L. M'Donald has refused the offer of 3S00gs of an English sports. man for his Trenton mare Wakeful. A sporting milkman owned a horse that had disappointed him twice, but on the strength of a really good gallop he believed 'that he had t&e Trial Handicap in his pocket tiiis time (writes 'Javelin'). He and his friend the butcher Trent for a big win, tout tine horse ran 'wtorse than ever. 'Well, Fve dtone -with, him now,' said (the milky; 'you'd better cut him up and sell him for sausages.' 'Mince, wld chap — mince,' said riie knight of tiie cleaver, '' *® ain't wii*h -wastln* skins on!' ? ? A pavemenS: layer of oflds was reooainting his experience at 'a email country meeting and said to his pal, 'I done well -m «ie last race o* the ?mAn^-;*-!* Vi*-*t' 4-hx3i*A «nic nnltr *fconfi E.+flrf'PPR sinvi X
laid even money -cm tiie field.' 'Bot wbere did yer git a profit oat o* thatr' said Jils trieniL 'Well, yer see.' said 4ie Srst speaker, 'I cracked I was broke, 'but no -welsher, so I give them as barfied the winner *beir money back, an* ell the money as went on «se loser wus-^well, Uienras wbere 1 -xnne in!' — ''Javelin.*' ?' ' ??' ? Mr; S. G. Codk*s'sire the Admiral, whose death, was briefly reported jiL-jttiese columns on Thure-. day/ was by the Australian Cup winner Richmond . fsire. of a number-ot good corses), and came from ' a famous family: on the dam's side, - being- frbm Footstep (dam of Port Admiral), Fleet Admiral, Footbolt, etc)^, by. Countryman from Jnstep
(imp ), by Lord Clifden. On the turf The Ad miral proved himself a first-class racehorse, win ning, amongst other events, the Maribyrnong Plate and V.R.C. Derby. At the stud he got several good winners, including Flagship. The Saiior Man o' War, The Union Jack, The Victo'ry, Hard-a-Lee. The Corsican, and The Pirate King. The hurdle horse Linden is now being trained at Cauifield by J. J. Allan, who bought him cfaeap 'y at the Victoria Horse Bazaar on Monday. The same trainer is rapidly getting Siara into racing condition. - . ' About the first yearling to be taken in hand at Caulficld is a well-shaped colt by Devon from Laundress, in F. Duder's stable. Merallie, whose running at Warwick Farm re cently was severely commented upon in certain quarters, and whose most recent victory was In the Orange Ci»p, is new being trained at Fleming tori, by A. Morgan.