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,3fr. C. Dickie, -of Bacchus Marsli, Vic toria, -nrho probably received more in stud fees from Benediction than had been earned by . any stud greyhound .in Australia, is determined that the Australian leash will
not' -.suffer through the ivant , of English blood. Some months ngo ho had seijt but theiiiglily spoken of Who's Hooper, which is still in quarantine, and now word has been received that ilrV Dickie has pur chased Cinder, a yoiros dos by Staff Officer. (Friendly Foe— tifgncr Walton) fromi lady's Mile, a bitch by Leiicoryx from Lady of Beaux. Staff Oificer is one of the leading sires in England, and Onward Anzac, owned by Mr. Oscar Asche, and a daughter of Once Australia, was among | the' Ditches sent to him last year. Prior to the outbreak of rabies in Kngland, the term of. quarantine in Australia was compara tively brief, but since the removal of the embargo the term has been extended to six months, so that it will be well into next year before Cinder will be at the ser vice of breeders. It haH been argued that . iritt such a mixture of English blood in the-pedigrees of so many of our dogs we could do well without further importations. but--ine has only to realize the lone line of winners that' have sprung from White Hope, Hapale, The Dickens, Corsair, and othjjr imported dogs of*xecent years to appreciate the enterprise^ of those who bring to this country at great cost the in fusions of new; blood. In years gone by Bentcharge, Capri, Livingstone, and Happy Gazer were not long in demonstrating the value of English blood, for not only did they produce winners galore, but their names appear in the pedigrees of most of onr^best dogs' to-day. When the Greentick blood was so fashionable in England Sir Lancelot Stirling brought out Royal Dane, a.'.'son of this dog, while Mr. A. E. South imported Gaban, a grandson. v Royal Dane, which was passed _ on to the late r Mr. Rounsevell, sired winners from each of the fmiF bitches he visited, and it. is fresh in the. mincta of many leashites how successful Gabon was, and he was a brother to the English Waterloo' Cup winner Gallant. Two. successful sires in Corsair and Amber chain now located in this State were among the- last importations prior to the rabies outbreak. Mr. Dickie having a number of fasKionably bred bitches, including the Waterloo Cup winner Eunie, in his kennels, he promises to continue to be a hard man to- -beat. Before leaving^ for England Mr. C. H. Angnre told the writer that he would probably brine a dog back with him, and, being a man hard to please in matters rahlne, it might be taken for granted that aSstodog he selects will have much to recSinmend him. ? . ^ . Leashmen. ' ' Although it is some time since his name appeared as the owner of a greyhound Mr. Angas McDonald, of CaTtowie, who is '.'spending a holiday in the city, is almost as keen far the sport as ev*r. Like most followers of days gone by, Mr. STeDonald began Mb coursing career with' a-Jutch, named Fly, which he ran in som of the first meetings in the north, butt that particular Fly, though a good pot-j hunter, never reached a final course. It'| was, however, subsequently , through a bitch of . that name that _ this popular lertshite owed' much of his success in tlrer coursing field over 30 years ago. Mr. McDonald got from the late Mr. \ Kaiiffmau a. bitch named Kestrel, by j Harrington from Brunhilde, which r.vi j npf^to Violet for our Waterloo Cup in! 1885. Determined on getting hold of the ; test, he put Kestrel to Viceroy, a dog by^Rentcharge (imp:) from Fly, an impor ted^, bitch owned by the late Mr. John Lewis, but whose pedigree was not j known.- Kestrel's litter turned out well, as r Viceregal and Ada were topnotchers, wniTe the slowest of the lot,, which never wq« named, . on being mated with the W/aterloo :Cup winner vPostmaOj gwi- tiro leash ^Messenger, one of the iietit- -Ioss: ever seen at Plyujpton. At abint°: thi^ time Messrs. Angas and Hugie McDonaM and Phil Lee formed the confederacy of McDonald & Lee,' and a lot or winners went through their hands, and , when Ada produced a litter to 'Shillelagh, a - blue dog pup was presented toJMr. Lewis. Tat' Caltowie coursers were delighted ?when they discovered how good the youngster turned put, for as Noble he got to! the cud of more than one important stake at Plympton. When Bravo was at his best he was drawn against Mes 1 ' senger in the Stirling Plate, and as the * latter was a stranger to the. ground few save him a chance against the son of Gnome. But Messenger not only led and beat the blue - dos, but went right ,. thronglr the stake. Later he won the champion, and was then sold to Messrs. W. Hubble and M. G. Smith, for £50.
A firm believer m breeding from ft bitch that has not been hard run, 'Mr. McDo nalds reserved 'Morning Post, a sister to - . , Messenger, for. the stud, and a clinking ' good pair in Fortune Teller and the Charmer came from her first litter by ?Witchcraft. Shortly after, the formation of the' Caltowie Club, ' Angas''* took cv.t the secretaryship, which position he held for years. Mating Kestrel with Flute, that good bitch Flutma was the result, and the latter, when relegated to tap. \st«l, gave the leash Flageolet, herself a winner, but she will go down in cours ing history as. the dam of Zither, Hatp string, and Mandolin. The latter in f turn also Jaimed a long line of winners. J for one has only to mention the names of. Lady Booth, Goldfinch, 'Little Jim. Sunny Jim, and Viola, aM though; not in , the same cliiss as some of the others, the latter prbdueed Presto, whose son Press Me wbri^the Victorian Waterloo Cup. wjiile another Victorian celebrity in Watch ftnard descends from the Caltowie kennels. Although there is r element of luck in breeding, there can be ? no doubt that much of the success which followed the Caltowie strain was due to Mr. ? Mc Ddnald's selections of^ sires' nnd 'duma, and if asked, his brother 'and.. Mr. Lee would be the first ip admiUit. '* One of the keenest ohsfrvors ' at the , law Angas Cup Meeting was Mr. Warren Smith, of Strathalbyn district. He had no; dog engaged,' but a man who prefers coursing to any other branch of. sport he follows' every trial from start to finish. A lew years back Mr. Smith, had quite a formidable kennel, for after scoring at Freeling at Pls-mpton, and only missing th» Waterloo Cup by a counlo. of points in- the final to Belle Viepiiaot. Votre I/Une (Dan Mullins— Republic Lass) tn , Hapale threw quite a number of cood dogs, and among these were Ad Cree. Brave Boy... Entente. Weo Lady. Lake View, Bon Jour. Sil Vous Plait. Mademoi selle, Gallant Lad, Opposition, and others. Ai lot of owners would like - to unearth '?pair of puppies like the two first named. Jlfr. Smith told the writer that he hopes a|i[ain tb nick up. a few winners at Plymp ton which is quite a favourite ground with this southern veteran-. . ' . j: ... . Warilda. 'In a note stating, that- his 'famous bitch . Warilda r hail produced - a '?' stnrilv litter to Victor Lincoln; MrJ C. M. 1 Hammond, of Werrihee. Victoria, also : mentioned that lie; had claimed the nnroi. oj-'itostrevpr' for the big black niinpv ont of Warilda by All Coinpdy, and that all being well the yohnpster will ? tnke B?rt in our Derby at PWinptoii next y?ar. . - . ' ; ? -t- . Kennel Hems. ?Mr-- J- B. Baker, who won the , Leash Cup;. at' 'Plympton with Lady .Vc««tta, haB sent her dam. Busy 'Lass, by Comedy Boy,. -to the dual Australasian Waterloo Qop* winner, Drew's. Hope. Mr. Baker ? t ?,.. has been a good supporter 'of the spo\t. and no .one begrudges this Port Adelaide — owner any' successes that come his war.
??' ;-..'.;' Kadiiuu ' 5The meeting ^wiich was concluded on the Kadina enclosure 'on Tuesday rung the .curtain -Jpwu::oa' the sport tor the season so .far asUWestern District Club is concerned. ? A,* well-appointed . pound, with so many conveniences, and situated in the centre, of isu'eh. an extensive cour sing locality, there has. been^a good de mand throughout the year,, for ?Jentries^for tlia-'diHerent meetings, and the- 64 received Cor? the Crutchett Stakes ?unmistakably. Bupport' Him opinion- ?-. 'THe^ 'Mahnum' owners' Mr.' W. , Trewartfia, - did 'well to; ilivnle ? the Crutchett'' Stakes' ? with\ -his pair of ..puppies, .Wilkie's'' Bard', 'and . Squabblej- and'- as Uiey;f!are';onls\.16 months' old, their performance -apainsb 62 ptBicrsfis.^a* fine advertiseihenf'forf . their yonnjr'FHeV.Wilkic.: '.' Unfortunately, thefi? . in a ?Wiikie^.Banl^by;Playfnl King .from Wineglass,'1 so.'th'at it- 'will be necessary to! find '-another bame ; for^tha* 'Mauiium .( : ? '? /;.?'?'.
yonngster. As no particulars of ''the running are to hand at time oF writing of this meeting, it will be further dealt with next week. SQUABBLE AMD WILKIE'S BARD. Dividers ot Crutchett StaUea at Kadma. 'CASSILDA— VflLKIE 'COLLtoS. Kanowria — Comeilons's '/ White Verse — Tlie Pride. I Dickens (imp.). I] \\ --l~il , ' £ '5 = ' ' ?? ' ?.IK'.- ?'?4- 1 ?*;?»- ** v **s ?y. Wilkte Collins. Readers will ;no'te' that Mr.' B. O'Brien, of Moseley stiiiet, Glenclp, is ndvertisrop: his well-known preyhound Wilkie Collins in this issue. ? By the English dog The Dickens from White Verse, this dog boasts of an exceptional pedigree, and his performances 'are so recent that they are known to coursers generally. .He won the Great Northern Cup, in which he led all- his opponents, while he created a .sensation at' Geelonc a rear back by leading and beating Warilda. . That he is destined ' to become a successful sire was indicated at Eadina' on Tuesday, when two of^iis progeny in AVilkie's Bard nnd Squabble divided the Crutchett Stakes..! * White. Verse, his dam, w;ur not only a. brilliant :tatcu-lntt almost . 'all ' her progeny have accounted for important stakes. Resides his Northern Cup vic tory,, Wilkie. Collins reached the final on four other occasions. - ? ?'. Peterborough.' From all accounts the meeting wllicli took 'place at' Peterborough last week was one ot the most successful yet, held by that club. -The meeting was to have-Been held u' Juljv- but was 'postponed pw&fg-.to bad weuiher,' and the stake increased fiom 16 to. 24 dogs:-. Through hares being plentiful the final was' run off just after lunch on the second day. The winner turned up in Mr. A. J. . McKay's Idnn (Moolgewank —
liams's Celesfial 'Boy (First Drum — Celestial Brew). The winner received £24 and'a trophy presented by Mr. V. Hamp' soh, while ?Jr. 1\ B, ilurphy (President) gave tt trophy to the second H03. A coiTesnonddnt who saw the meeting states that- the- stake 'was rnu through without a hitch, ai\d much .credit is due to the hon. secretary' (Mr. X. A. McDonald) for the manner in which the arrangements were putfiJBffo^.*';''';-.. ; .';??. ?' . ' . '- ?.*':' .'-';.;