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SJdpton, winner of the "Vic torian Derby and Melbourne Cap in 1941, riled from an un usual accident at ML P. W. Hughes' stud at Coleman last week. Normally an excitable horse, Skipton reared In his stall and fell heavily against the door entrance. Crashing to the ground^ he fractured hi^ spine add several tibd. The force of the impact drove a rib through Skipton's InngB.
Mr. stym Solomons, one of Sydney's best known turf Iden tities, died ^ in St. Vineeitf/s Hospital on Saturday.
The Auckland Cup of £10,000 run over two miles, was won by France's First, with Cora] Arc second, and Bruce third.
Starting at 16/1, Begal Son won 'the Summer Cup at Band wick on Monday. The favourite Lordly, who was hacked -for a fortune, jnst missed a place. Regal Son was going S9 weil
that half a mile from home Williams decided to take him to the lead, and that was the
end of the race. *