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SPORTING NEWS

Tl'KI' NOTES. . - my ??cestus') ?Racing peojilc in England hip not ptturbed bv rain, but the winter has ? Men severe on the sport. It has burn intensely cnld. and »everal nu-clini;is ,' had to be abandlned on account of frbst and t-now. Owners of National Hunt horses suffcml Rieatly by this forced reduction in I he meeting, for 1 which their nurses hod been prepared. ? -A useful looking buy stallion The Biag, by Pistol, was landed in Towns vlllc on Monday from the Orunjra!. t sild taken to H. Hodel's Ktuljles. The Flag is consipned through the Aus '? tralian Estates to Mr. K. 1* Miles of 'lieuuka, Oorindi. He is by that rare * good sire, Pistol, who was one of lhi- best sons of Carbine at the stud in Australia. The Klaus dam Old Glory, ' was bred by Mr. J. H. AldridRe. Souih Australia She was sired in j£npland. but foaled in Australia Her sire was

the Gallinulo horse dck-a-Uoop, a full ' brother to that meat mare Pretty Belly. Old Glory's dam Kalhcrlne Dock, was by Polymeluj from St. Katharine by St. Simon from Brooch, by Blucgrcon 'I'his marc Urooch was a half sister to the famous Sceptre per 1 haps the j;reaiest racing mare in the ? English records. Sceptre won the Oaks, One Thousand, and Two Thou sand Guineas nnd the St. Lend and many other IJiR races. She is the an cestress ,,f Buchan, Craig an Eran, Sunny Jane, St. Gei-mans, and Gros vonor, a horse now ct the Stud in Australia. The flag Its a well bred horse, and a nice individual, with r. fine front and back, a sound hard bay. ' He was a moderate racehorse, his wins being over short courses. ? Two mares arirved ot Hood's stab les from Brisbane consigned to Bluff Downs, one is a New Zealand filly by Tea Tray the other is a Kings Scholar marc bred on Bluff Downs. Polybius Lad has been sold through the agency of Messrs. Martin Snellinfi and Co., Brisbane, and the gelding will in future be raced in Rochhamp ?i ton by Mr. C. E. ORourke. At a sale ..f horses in training at jr. ijall lor uJU guineas. w. a. Kinfc 1 gave 1UU guii.uas ior a colt Uj trim maue 110 guineas r ranK Mc oralli being tue purcuascr. i\. Casey u!a:/o Balloon, iressinan went to J. Miller lor alu guineas and jre-enniy mrought 30u gu.ni.-as. Sia l'earl Dy bait Ash maue 13U guineas. l*-rd isliesincrc liau the bad luck to lose his brilliant and unbeaten mare 'I'ilfcn. Tlic marc who tiad loalcd & filly by Blandiord died fast week al Stctchworth stud, ivewmarkel, irom acute peritonitis, anu a pcrioratcu bowel, The foal has been pui on to u wab a great galloper, and reared un beaten. She was a wnful marc and her early retirement was caused by tile man* breaking away while at roau exercise, anu galloping, had a heavy fall cutting hur knees. Sne had eight starts ana was never beaten winning . il6,0U0 in stakes. Tiffen was bred by Sir John Kulherford and was pur chased as a foal by Lord EUesmen lor 1100 guineas. Her duni that day was sold to Lord Dewar for 53Uj guineas. Tufen was by the grey Tctra tcma from Dawn Vvind by riunslar Jrom Pretty Dark by Dark .Ronald Irom Pretty Quick by Eager. No. 8. This a sprinting pedigree and Tiffen was the must brilliant galloper of her time. She was bred by the sporting owner of Solario and was sold by him with her dam because he had had no luck with the family. Through an ill ness Tiffin could not take her place in the One Thousand fliilnoau whn

won five races as a two year old and her pace was amazing. The next sea Bon she retained her graceful shape and brilliancy ana won most of her races in pointless fashion but Royal Minstrel the grey that afterwards went to America pegged iier right oui to win the July Cup at Newmarket. Tiffen wun- by a shoit head and in the six furlongs in 1.12 1-0 a record for Newmarket Exeter course The Rockhamptod Jockey club has Issued its Carnival Programme. The meeting takes place on the 19th, 20th. 22nd, and 24th June and the added money Is £3630. the big prize being as uuual. The Newmarket £300 6 fur longs and the Roekhampton Cup £1000 10 furlongs. The Central Derby is worth £200 and the Central Queens land Gi't for two year olds £150. Other prizes range from £75 to £200. It is a very fine programme catering for many classes of horses. Nomina tions for nil events close on Wedncs. day 27th at 4 o'clock p.m. The adver tisement for this meeting appears in the 'North Queensland Recister.'

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