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NOTES OF THE TURF FROM OTHER LANDS. The Racing Calendar of December 14 gives particulars of the "War National." a substitute for the event ordinarily held at Liverpool, which is to be ran at Catwick in March. At the same meeting an event designated the "Essex" Steeplechase, will lie decided. Both races arc of the value of 500 sovereigns. New Zealand lost a well known stallion recently, when the F.nglish bred Birkenhead died. Birkenhead, which was by Orme — Hen Battle marc. Tnig -edy. He was foaled in 1S0C. and he was imported to New Zealand by Mr. J. I. Orniond, of Hawkes Bay. in 1901. He sired a large number of winners. When ■ captures in stakes run out to over 00. 000. Among recent winners in Italy at the Rome November meeting was Alagna, which scored in the Magliana Nursery Handicap. Alagna is by Signorino and is owned by Signer 8. Massicci. On the following Thursday Sir Rholand won a two-year-old race with Campovecchio by Galeazzo. with 0. Blackburn in the saddle. M. Camille Plane won a race with Sigismond, a six-year-old by Henry the First. fl Mr. J. H. Bennett made a couple of lucky purchases when he acquired Waterbed and St. Patricks Blue for comparatively small figures at the Newmarket sales. Neither horse cost more than 200 guineas, and judging by the way Water-bed won the Berks Double Handicap Hurdle at Newbury there are few horses of his own age in training superior to him. Although he had 104 pounds in the saddle, he beat Shaccabac and Talus with some degree of ease. The death occurred recently in Ireland, at the Bachelors Lodge Stud, Navan. of the sire Pam, a well-bred horse by Isinglass— Pamela, by Hampton. He won three races as a three-year-old in England and was purchased some time afterwards by Mr. Albert Lowiy from Mr. G. W. Smith. Pam was sire of the Chester Cup and Salisbury Cup winner. Hare Hill, which gained much notice for his sire by winning as a t no-year-eld the Leop-ardatowa Grand Prase of l.ooo sovereigns. He won ;. coii|de of further races in Ireland before being purchased by Mr. C. Bower lassny. In addition to Hare Hill. Pam sired other winners in Miss Drake. Sanshel, Madame Pam. Final Law. Second Fiddle. Lady Pam, Prudent Miss, Prudent Man. Navan Lass, Jupiter, St. Pam, Talmless, Chaiicey Fellow and Last Draft.