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-i THE TOKF TOW KOTOS. (By ??Pitm.') TBambsrd Is In form, as his win in the two hurdle races st Fleming-ton show. This hole is by Harinero from Jo«n of Arc. it biuf-aiswr to l» Baror. who was on Wood blM, Prabic. and Half-sister, too. to eSrtaMtl*. Rsrtnaro. the sin of Ismm tsrd. Is an Irish bred none by Bland fartf? aad a fuU brother to Truto, a Derby VU1MC. Sktae of the Alston Bros.' Mrlng of «» ssfwfr ?aatrija BMfBset n?oa and Oolden Dragoa Mil *WT5iV?BSS.*sBlif meeting concludw lo-dar, and. with It tht big ruing of the Spring. Ths good bonu ud promulns t»o-r««rJ-liJi will mostly be put aside for the 4tffcM»'* meeting. Sprlntan will be ?area for the Newmarket and OaUeigh Plats and at Bsodvlck (he Doncsnter Ban dlssp. while there are the Bt Legera etc. for three-yeer-olds, the Sires' Produce Stskes at Fleminglon and Randwlck aa the pWms for the now two-year-olds, the Auitrsiian Cup and Sydney Cup, the Futurity Stakes and all the rich welght for-age nces for the good handicap aad class horses. Out they go. to be freshen ed up; not turned out «* the term is gen erally understood In North Queensland, but. wltb shots removed, and free in well grasBed, or lucerne psddocks, with two or three feeds a d»T thrown in. They can loaf or play until It is time for them to face up to their Autumn work. Work It Is wo. for a boras being prepared for the Australian Cup or the Sydney Cup has been treated like an old time gladiator. The average person, looking at the horses

as they die q)it of (he saddling paddock on to the course, has no Idea of the work that has Keen put In. both by equlnnes and humans, to set each of those gleanUn: skinned horses down in that field. Bea hard and constant work; work that would simply kill a draught horse. It lakes blood horses to see s cup preparation through; they are bred for It and. In the phrase ology of the moment, can 'take It. ' Riding honors to date at the V.B.C. Spring meeting are fairly distributed. Huoro and Meenan have each ridden three winnera, W. Cook two winners, while no less than 11 jockeys have collected one race. W. Cook, of course, hu secured the percentage plums, as he has won the two big moneys, the Melbourne Cup and The Oaks, but N. Crelghton's one win. the Derby, will net tun * sound return. Women owners are very prominent in Australia latelr, and the lateat to win a Mg race Is Ian. Kltatm, who owna the Derby and Melbourne Cup winner. Skip ton. She is the third woman to own a Victorian Derby winner. The tint was the owner who raced under (he name of M. Oorion, and won me Derby with that grand norte. Alawa. in 1808. Then Mrs. :. A. Widdls won the Derby and Mel bourne Cup with Patrobas. Norman Crelgnton. who won the Derby Oa Sklpton, 1b a son-in-law of J. Fryer, who trained the colt, so the win was quite a family affair. Dnmrtunately for Crelgh toa. he could n« make the 7et. 81b. weight the colt had In :th» Melbourne Cup. so the ride was giresMB-Cook. This was the first Derby wcsVwr Crelgbtoa, and, Inci dentally, the flrat Iwlboume Cup for Cook. Prlmavera must be a useful Oily, for ?he ran an impressive fourth in tbt Derby, after a really bad passage, and then won The Oaks. Her finish in the Derby points to this ally being a true stayer and W. Cook, who rode her In the Derby, was con Ldent o( ber victory in The Oaks, stating ''any price shout her in The Oaks should be a good one.' The English Derby winner Papyrus Is dead. He won the Derby In 1IS3. and was cent to America and matched against Kev and beaten. Papyrua was not ac claimed aa a great Derby winner, but he was a useful colt, winning the Chester Vase, the Derby, the Duke of Torfc Stakes, and ran second to Tranquil In the St. Leger. He was a winner at alx races as a two-year-old. He won £17,868 in stakes. Papyrua was by Tracery from Mlas Hatty, by Marcovel from SunonaUl. by SL Simon. No. IE. Miss Matty, the dam of Papyrua. was half-slater to &nektt. who, won the

Ceaarewllch. and half-alstsr, too, to flam boyant, a Doncaater and Goodwood Cup winner. Flamboyant was very closely re lated to papyrus, as they both were by Tracery. Papyrua was half-brother to Bold Archer, a fast horse, and to Great Star, a sire brought to Australia by Messrs Raymond and Sanldn and used at their fine St Albans' Stud. Felicitation, who ran second in the St. Leger in 1883, and won the Jockey dub Cup end the great staying Ascot Gold Cup in 183*. is also of this family, her grand dam. Best Wishes, being another half-sister to Miss Hatty, the dam of Papyrus. In Australia we have thai ffran.4 e-ULyer, Ffi.re&Uit&l&, -ns& U a son of Bracket. Parenthesis Is a sire of etayera, as well he should be, being ft noM stayer himself, and be la a son of Son-ln-Law from s winner of the Cesare wltco, the great ataylng handicap of Eng land. Papyrus, aa a yearling, was sold for 1600 guineas. He was bred by that One sportaman, filr John Roblnaon. Papy rus stood at 400 guineas and was a falny ?ucceesfu). It not a great sire bis stock having won over £116.000 In auutes. 1 cannot recall a good son of Papyrus as a elre In Australia. A total of C24.S34/U/ was Invested at Flemlngton on the Darby, which la a re cord for the race. The sum of ilO6,S66/5/ was Invested during the afternoon on the six races, an Increase of £6023 on last year's total for the corresponding day. Caabel Lad and Social Topic have bean eased np and are to be given a rest. The two-year-old Varloua Waya, by J. B. Bmlth from Valaway, has been leased to Mr. Peter Smith, of Uackay. Kr. Smith used to race Jenny Corban. Preparatory to being shipped to Bris bane. Overture was put into the box used for loading hones on to ateamera. The horse becsme excited, and lumped out of ths box. It waa thought desirable to Bend the horse back to his atable at Cluden and ship him at a later date.

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