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Good acceptances were received yester day for the WA.T.C. meeting- to be held on Saturday and some interesting racing is Bromised. The ?withdrawals wwo tta

follow:— Clayton Hurdles: Otauru. and Rosy Red. Initial Stakes (colts and geld ings): Bosseau. Initial Stakes (fiCes)i Isle of.. Gold and Eremos. Northcote Handicap: Cap, . Metonic, Woodskin, Worthymnk,. .Lustre' and Mountain Beauty. Leake Handicap: Sanotean, Kon goni, Sanorous, Pannikin, iletonic, Greene ly, Jolliette. Ranibh, Green Baron and Sunman. Bfillevue Handicap: God-esiaj Iagoo and Sweettnagne. ;.. Xhe A.J.C.I Spring meeting will be con-j tmued this afternoon when several, im pontont events, including the Cravea Plate ?will -T-e run. The programme ap pears elsewhere. ,- W - : I An €i- jockey now residing in Perth ?won £1,000 over the Bpsbm and Met ropolitian. He picked the double VaalB and Murillo. ,??-- :. ? ? ? .'- Final acceptances for the Caulfield Cup will be diie -m. Monday nest. . ; ' .In France- the leading jockey, Semblat, has received the decoration of the Merits Agricole from the Minister of Agricul ture, which entitles him to wear a violet ribbon in hie buttonhole: : ? Sir Mallaby-Deeley gate :f 60,000 for Call. Boy, owned by his late- brother, Mr. F. Curzon, but an American exchange says that Mr. B. E. Coussell, of the British Bloodstock Agencj-, offered £66,000 on behalf of i an American client. This was declined, whereupon Mr. Coussell offered the executor^ of. the estate £65,000 for Call Boy, or, alternatively .'fiOOjOOO for' all of the late Mr. Curaon's horses. This was also turned down. So far this season no fewer than. 423, horses have sported silk at metropolitan, goldfields. and country ' (Northam aiid York) meetings. =» Whfl© being trained at Fremantle yes terday morning Greenly (Greenstead — Molly Dolan) dropped, dead, bht W. Chadwick» who was riding the fiKy, was uninjured. The- cause of 'death was a fatty heart; Greenly, for wliqm the late Mr. . T. F. Qudnlan gave* 475 guineas, started nine times as a two-year-old last season for a win and three seconds; She was engaged in the Leake Handicap to be run at 'headquarters'' onr Saturday and was, owned by Mrs. G. P. Mclntyre and trained by W. Marks. i S. Donoghue makes a lot of use-of aero-, planes in fulfilling bis engagements, and a few weeks ago he had to miss some riding at Nottingham, owing to the aero plane in which' he was travelling back from France being forced to descend many miles from his destination. . A few days later, after riding at Windsor at 2 o'clock he waB rowed across the river, to a field in .which a fast aeroplane was waiting to convey him to Ostend, where he' had an engagement in the last race the same afternoon. It did nob take them long to get to Croydon, and the Customs formal ities being rushed through in a minute or so, the jockey was soon on th* way to Ostend, which was reached at a quar ter to tour. A car was- in readiness, and Donoghue was ; on the racecourse a Quar ter; of an hour later. As his race' did not come on until half-past four, Donoghue still had half an hour to spare. A Melboufne telegram received last night stated: — Murillo's form in winning the Metropolitan has caused him to ad vance to a higher position in the discus sions for 'both Cups. Pantheon has now ousted Royal Charter from the leading position for tbe-Melbourae Cup, but the latter is still the popular fancy for the Caulfield 'Cup. The relative positions of favouritism now are: — Caulfield Cup: 5 to 1 Royal Charter.. 10 to 1 Affirm, 12 to l^Finsbirry, Murillo, or Bombard. 14 to 1 Bard of Avon, Thraoian. Cairncross. Or 'Three Kings, 16 bo 1 Tookarby. 20 to 1 Bicolor, Bunkie, Piastoon, or The Wensum. Melbourne Cup: 10 to, 1 Pan theon, 12' to 1 Royal Charter, 14 to 1 Silvius. Murillo, or Trivalve, 16 to 1 Winalot, Imitator, or Bacchus, 20 to 1 Bombard',' Killara, Na'os, or Piastoon. ' ;