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I have to call the attention of horse-owners to the fact that the day of nomination for the Moreton Handicap and the Brisbane Cup has been altered from 15th March to 22nd March.

Mr. Brayford, the hon. secretary of the Logan and Albert Jockey Club, writes re questing me to correct an error made by a contemporary as to the dates of closing of the two principal events of thoir meeting—namely, the Logan Handicap and the Beaudesert Plate. I prefer, as a rule, to let other Turf writers correct their own mistakes, as I think everyone likes to 44 paddle his own canoe" without inter ference ; but, as the Logan and Albert Club might lose a few entries through the misstate ment complained of, I will now give a recapi tulation of the programme. The first day's racing is on 17th March; and the bill-of-fare comprises the Maiden Plate of 40 soys., H mile; Handicap Hurdle Selling Race of 30 soys.; Logan Handicap of 100 soys., 2 miles; Sapling Stakes of 30 soys., for two year-olds, with penalties for previous winners, distance 6 furlongs; Shorts Handicap of 40 soys., distance 1 mile; and Hack Race of 10 soya. On the second day (18th March) there are the Trial Stakes of 30 soys., distance 6 furlongs; Handicap Hurdle Race of 50 soya., about 2J miles; Beaudesert Plate of 60 bovb., distance 1J mile; Selling Stakes of 30 soya.; Hack Race of 10 aova.; and Farewell Handicap of 30 soys. Nominations for Logan Handicap, Beaudesert Plate, Shorts Handicap, and both Hurdle Races must be in the hands of the secretary by 5 p.m. on Saturday, 12th Feb ruary. Weights will be declared on 22ud February, aud acceptances become duo on Bth March, which is also the day of general entry. I may add that telegraphic com munication with Beaudesert is now open, so that owners who like to leave everything to the last moment can use the wire if necessary. The programme for the race meeting of the Sandgate Amateur Turf Club, which also takes place on 17th March, comprises a Trial Stakos of 20 soys., 1 mile; a Selling Race of 15 bovb., 1 mile; Sandgate Handicap of 75 aova., with sweep of 2 aova., 2 milea; More ton Stakes of 20 soys., for horses the bond fide property of residents in tho district, welter weight for age, li mile ; Brisbane Handicap of 35 soys, 1J mile; winding up with the Consolation Handicap of 15 soys. for all beaten horses. Entries for Sandgate and Brisbane Handicaps close, on 15th February, weights appear on 22nd February, and acceptances are duo on Ist March, which is also day of general entry. All entries close at 4 o'clock on the dates named. During the last two weeks I have given the pedigrees of Lurline and Touchstone, and I now give that of Rose, the victress of the rich Q.T.C. Sapling Stakes. Tliis daughter of Piscator and Radiance is a nice racing-like filly, rather on the small side at present, but possessing a good dash of foot. Sho is bolieved to be a lot superior to her stable companion, but in the Jordan Stakes Won by Touchstone both she and her stable sesapanion Lurline showed their colours con splenously in the rear. As will be seen, Rose possesses a double strain of Fisherman, while Rose-de-Florence occurs twice in her pedigree. She has no lees than four strains of Bay Middle ton, but only one of Touchstone, while Fire works, her grandsire on the dam's side, brings

tho valuable strains of Kelpie and Sir Hercules. Judging by her pedigree, I should say this filly was bred for speed, and if not over-raced as a juvenile should develop into one of tho most formidable opponents of Touchstone for our classic races. The following is her full pedigree:—

44 Nemo" in the Sydney Mail says :—The gallant little Brown and Rose, as game a piece of horseflesh as ever looked through a bridle, has retired from the turf, and will be treated to a well-deserved holiday at Greystanes, the resi dence of Mr. A. F. Smart, who intends that she shall visit Martini-Henry next season. In an exchange I find the following:—Mr. George Watson's system of rushing through his fields on horseback when opportunity offers of effecting a good start is causing a good deal of dissatisfaction among Victorian racing men, one of the horses having recently been inter fered with by the "new process," and it is not improbable that representations will be made to the V.R.C. with tho view of preventing its continuance. On several occasions lately it seems that the 44 Prince of Starters" has failed to keep up his reputation. Starting on horseback under the most favourable circumstances can hardly be a success, and I can quite understand the objec tion of tho Victorian racing men to the prac tice alluded to in the above paragraph. From a friend now in the Warrego district I hear that the Morven races came off on New Year's Day. The amount of prize money ad vertised exceeded £100. and, unfortunately, the meeting was not registered with the Q.T.C. All the horses that ran will, therefore, be subject to disqualification, and, though I hear the club will soon be registered, it seems a great pity it was not done earlier. Lavinia, the chestnut filly by Melbourne, from Lady Eleanor, is one of those that ran unsuccessfully at this meeting. I can strongly reoommeud to the notice of my readers a capital article by 4< Sterling," in the Melbourne Sportsman of the 12th instant, on Amateur Riders. As there will be a bracelet race for amateur riders at Tattersall's meeting I quote a small part of this article, as follows :— 44 An amateur rider must certainly be one who has never been paid for services rendered in the saddle. In foot-racing an amateur must never have competed against professionals for a prize, or he is doomed to have become one. In rowing, the distinctions between amateur oarsmen are more peculiar than English, savouring greatly of lack of that musoular Christianity of which the late Charles Kiugsley was an exponont. On tho Turf these distinc tions would be as irksome as absurd. There is everything to be gained and nothing to be lost by the encouragemont of amateur horseman ship, and I am of opinion that every endeavour should be made to foster and promote a taste for contests on the flat, and across country among our up-growing youth. In the condi tions of some amateur races reoently issued I see clauses barring men who have ridden in racesopen to professionals. This savours strongly of snobocracy. A fair field and no favour is all any amateur should ask when he puts his foot in the stirrup, and it savours strongly of fear of meeting good men when a regulation which shuts out such horsemen as Messrs. J. O. Inglis, W. Glasscock, or C. Filgate is in serted. I hold that as long as a horseman has never been paid for riding ho is certainly an amateur, unless he has been employed for hire in a training or racing stable, or been a paid groom, whipper-in, or huntsman. Anyono who has ever served in these capacities can hardly be deemed an amateur, but outside this it is very difficult to draw a line of demarcation in so purely democratic a community as our own." The Melbourno Leader says:—Mr. J. White still holds a long lead in tho list of winning owners for season 1886-87, and with such cattle as Tridont, Volcano, Abercorn, Perfume, and Aberdeen to represent him he bids fair to maintain his advantage to the end of the E resent campaign. As yet only eight owners aye reached four figures, and in round num bers their winnings are as follows:—Mr. J. White, £6255; Mr. C. L. M'Donald, £3145 ; Mr. W. Gannon, £2865; Mr. W. A. Long, £1920; Mr. S. Martin, £1743; Mr. W. J. Forrester, £1680 : Mr. T. Jones, £1420 ; and Mr. Strickland, £1050. I take the following from an English paper : —4I The English racing season ended at Man chester on 27th November, and some interesting partieulart may be gleaned from the return of

winning jockeys. Archer, though he won fewer races than ho had dono since ISBO, during part of which season ho was disabled from riding, had won at the time of his death 170 races, or three more than his nearest rival, C. Wood, was able to secure. Archer rode 246 winners in 18S5, 241 in 1884, 232 in ISX3, 210 in 1882, und 220 in 1881, and it has been com puted that in all he rode upward of 8000 races and won about 2750 during the sixteen years between 1870 and 1880. Last season Archor rode his fifth Derby and sixth St. Loger winner, when Ormonde won thoso two races, and ho also socured for tho third time tho Grand Prix do Paris on Minting, whilo many other im portant races, such us tho Criterion Stakes on Caller Herrin', tho July Stakes on Enterprise, and the Jockey Club Cup on St. Cation, were also won by Archer. C. "Wood, who rodo in 611 races to the 513 of Archer, won IG7 times, his most notablo victories being upon Royal Hampton in the City and Suburban Stakes, upon Saraband in the Chesterfield Cup at Good wood, on Tlio Bard in tho Doncaster Cup, and on Reve dOr in the Dewhurst Plate. Wood is followed by G. Barrett, who rode G9B times, or oftenor than any jockey has ever done before, and the total number of his victories was 121, theso including the Two Thousand Guineas and the Hardwicke Stakes at Ascot, in both of which ho rodo Ormonde, the Prince of Wales Stakes at Ascot, won by Button Park, and the Epsom Grand Prize, won by Candlemas. His brother, F. Barrett, won 94 races out of 577, or ono more than J. Watts, whose 93 wins included t\e Oue Thousand Guineas and the Oaks on Miss Jiunmy, the Alexandra Plate on Blue Grass, the Middle Park Plate on Florentine, and the Liverpool Autumn Cup on Melton. Tom Cannon has in creased his winning score from 42 to 60, and can claim the distinction of having ridden Bendigo in tho Eclipse Stakes, tho most valuable race ever run for. Cannou also rode Althorp to victory in the Ascot Cup, and he stands 14 mounts in advance of A. White, a promising young jockey, whoso principal achievement was when he won the Cambridge shire on The Sailor Prince, just beating Archer on St. Mirin. Among the other light-weights who have done woll are J. Woodburn, who has won 40 races out of 355 ; E. Martin, who has won 39 out of 319 ; and W. Robinson, who has won 39 out of 286; while J. Snowden, who does not ride so much as he did, has only won 23 out of 129; and J. Goater 10 out of 123. The oldest jockey still riding is John Osborne, whose life in the saddle began nearly forty years ago. Osborne, however, is Bt'dl able to ride as well as evor he did, and ho has won 25 races out of 211." As far as the winning owners in England are concerned the Duke of Westminster heads the list with £24,432 to his credit. Mr. Manton (the Duohoss of Montrose) comes second with £14,200, followed by Mr. Abington with £11,439, and Mr. Barclay with £10,624 Among the long list of the others given in Sporting Life, ranging from tho Duke of Beaufort with £9563 to Mr. E. Bird with £200, I see the name of H.R.H. tho Prince of Wales as having won £296. Tho celebrated Ormonde of course contributed chiefly to the large amount won by the Duke of Westminster, whilo Bendigo by his victory in the Eclipse Stakes ia responsible for nearly all Mr. Bar clay's winnings. Bend Or, thanks to Ormonde, has deposed Hermit from the premier position among the winning stallions. Thirteen races and £22,803 have been secured by four of his offspring. Hermit is a good second with £22,758, twenty seven of his stock having won fifty-four races. Petrarch comes third with £15,112, and is fol lowed by Hampton, Speculum, and Wenlook in the order named, the amount won by the progeny of each of these aires running into five figures. I see that the English Derby winner King craft, by King Tom—Woodcraft, by Voltigeur, has been purchased by cable by Mr. D. Swigert, owner of the Elmendorf Stock Farm, America. He takes the place of Prince Charlio, who recently died. Kingcraft won tho Epsom Derby in 1870 by four lengths, and was second to Hawthornden for the St. Loger. At the stud this year Kingcraft's stock havo won £4310 in stakes. There can be no doubt that our American cousins are determined to get the beat blood that England and Australia can produce


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