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THE TURF. Subscriber, Ringwood.-Publican is a five-year old imported chestnut horse by Cylgad from Men *innion, by Arizona,' and is owned and trained in Sydney. lie raced six times in England as i two-year-old for one success, which was gained in the Manton Stakes, five furlongs, at Newbury, In which lie carried 8.10, and led all the way. In the May I'late at Newmarket he was beaten three lengths by Saint's Bay, and in the four others events - in which he started, viz., the Saxham Stakes (Newmarket), Grabbat Stakes (Gatwick), and Ohesterton Nursery and New Nur sery (Newmarket), he ran unplaced. D.C.M., Macarthur.-Up to Saturday last Desert Gold lihd won 34 races.-.run second in nine and third in four. She has never finished out of a place. The present is her fifth season on the turf. B.W., Smeaton.-Dividend's sirc, Simmer, was by. St. Simon from Dutch Oven (St. Leger winner) by Dutch Skater. He died at the HoharcviLG stud in New South Wales in May, 1909. L.B.M., Corowa.-Pomander is. a highly bred horse by Persimmon fromn Chelandry (dam of Tra quair), and a member of the famous Paraffin family. Bobby, Piggoreet.-1. You are confusing the two horses. Prince Foote won more money on the turf than Duke Foote, and was the better per former of the pair. 2. Comedy King's winnings in stake money were only a trifle more than the amount won by Sasanoff. They each won eight races out of 28 and 31 starts respectively. B.M., Brunswick.-Poitrel is an armor to pro toot a horse's breast. Constant Reader, Tabilk.-You will find the in formation you ask for under the heading of Stud Notes. X.X.X., Langwarrin.-Early Morn won a Rose hill Handicap on the 11th May last. He is an imported gelding, by Earlamor from Virginian * Creeper. Interested. Garfield.-Judging by his work on the tracks, the prospects of the horse you men tion starting in the Melbourne Cup are so far none too bright. Joctk, Cr,,loan, Q.-The he-.videst weight allot ted to anv horse in the Melbourne Cup was 11 st. 7 lb., which was placed against The Barb's name in 18(9. Next in order comes Archer, 11 st. 4 lb., in 1063, and Carbine, 10 st. 12 lb., in 1891. San Fran and Wakeful were each given 10 st. 5 lb. in 1902, and Carbine won with tliat weight in 1890. COURSING. Somnus, Bacchus Marsh.-We cannot say if the Victoria Coursing Club will come to life again next season. The suspension of active operations three years ago did not meet with universal ap proval by the old club's supporters by a very long way. Probably there will be "nothing doing" until the war is over. Constant Reader, Clunes.-The report stated on the occasion referred to that the atmosphere was somewhat opaque, and from the point of view of the spectators matters were not entirely satisfac tory ini some of the earlier trials, inasmuch as many of the nice points which tend to the in terest and, excitement of a coursing trial were made beyond the range of vision. CANINE. W.C., Yarram.-The following is an inexpensive remedy for curing dogs of worms, including the tape worm. Roll some of the strongest tobacco, with the help of linseed oil, into a pill about the ize of the top of your third finger, and administer t in the usual way, first starving the dog for a dozen hours. This simple remedy has been used for many years by a breeder, and has never failed. BOXING. Prickly Bush, Moolap.-l. Swimming (if not anemic). 2. No record of Saxon's best left. 8. Frank Gotch, care of American Sports Co., 21 Warren-street, New York. 4. Gotch is champion and lHackensmidt ex-champion, next best would probably be George Lurich, whom Gotch beat in 1913. 5. Jess Willard, next Carpentier. 6. Two inost vital points of a man's body are the point (side of chin) and the solar plexus (centre body below the rims). WRESTLING. * M.L.D., Drlpdale.-Hackensmidt was champion of the world until he met Gotch in America, about six years ago. Gotch is still chamnipion. As to how long it would take to learn wrestling it all depends on adaptability and the efficiency of teach ing. Boxing is more in the public eye than wrestling. Both are good for purposes of physical development and in thbe mouding of temperament. No record, of other questions asked. THE GUN. R.D., Ilobart.-J. W. Sut?erland ("Oalrossie") shot' 54 starlings in succession, 24% to 30 yards ise, five traps, at the Melbourne Gun Club's ground, at North Brighton, on 12th December, 1914.. CARDS. , Poker, Sulky Gully.-A'straight flush" beats four Innocence, Beaufort.-The player scores two for the fifteen, and one for the hLst card-three in all. _ ... --

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