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L Mr. 8. P. Mackay, one of the firm of Mackay Bros., owners of Mundabullangana ! station in the Nor''-Weat, and breeders of

: thoroughbred «took, is in Perth,**-r0';e'? home after a «sit to the Eastern coïqùîe?. ' While in Victoria Mi\Mackay attended ' the Newnmrkettyearling sales and; as was Í reported by.'telegraph and. previouBly-re- ferred to in these columns, purchased a bay yearling -colt,;foaled l'6th September,

1696; by Bill of PortlandïrômThe Fortune Teller, for 230' guineas.. This youngster Mr. Mackay has christened Gipsy Bill- He also bought a yearling bay filly, foaled in 1896, by ¿Trenton-Courteous, by Chester from Süpéfbá ^full sister to Bichmond) for :fi0 -guineas privately, after she had

Ibàéla^tâiaSi ia ' at the sale for 45 guineas. ; Mr. Mackay did not confine his purchases to young thoroughbred racing stock, for he availed himself of an opportunity to secure

two young Arab BtalQons bred by. Mr.

Justice Boucaut- at Mount Barker, South Australia.' These two horses were the progeny of the pure Arab sire B-ayfik, and two pure Àv&b mares Bose of Denrmrk and^Bafhma, obtained from the celebrated jGrabbet stud in England. One of the pair secured by Mr. Mackay is a bright dappled bay by Bajfik-Bose of Denmark, and the otherabi'ightbay,by Bayfik-Darhma. Ouo of .the pair is a yearling, and the other a throe-year-old,. Saladin being tho name bestowed upon the latfcor. Mr. Boucaufc's Arab stud is the place wherefroin Mr. E. P. Darlot recently secured a young Arab stallion to use for breading, purposes

on his stations in the Nor*-West. It is .Mr. Mackay's ' intention to usa his Arabs for stud purposes,.. crossing them with thrèe-qnarfer -bred mares, of which he has a number on Mundabullangana .and on-'otíher stations, mares by Two of Hearts, Sunny Days, and Cynic out of half-bred mares. It is 'expected that this crossing will produce excellent animals, suitable for

Indian remounts.

The Bill of Portland colt, Gipsy Bill, has been left in the hands o£ Tom Ketty at Morphettville, S.A., to be trained, and after his racing career he will be sent for stud duty to Mundabullangana. The Trenton Courteous filly has, so Mr. Mackay has been informed by telegram, safely arrived onhis'station in company with the yoong Arao stallions. They were shipped to the Kor'-West on the s.a Karrakatta. Both

the BUI of Portland colt and the Trenton olly are eligible for the V.E.C. Sires'Pro- duce Stakes of 1899.