NEWS AND NOTES.
NZ Truth , Issue 689, 31 August 1918, Page 7
NEWS AND NOT ES.
Marton on Wednesday -next Hyllus la looking as big as a show horse. Koeslan is now trained by R. Longley at Riccarton. The only thing certain about punting is its uncertainty. All betting.sygtems are as; full of holes •as a Swiss cheese^; ■■, Entries for the • Ashburton meeting close on Monday at 4 p.m. Maioha and his half-brother, Hetana, are both galloping well at Hastings. Cooing is only doing half pace work at Trentham and will not be raced for some time. ■ :' :■ ; . There are'- many £ ways of adding a horse to the list of the dead, besides poleaxing it. * . • The Chokebore stable has engaged Adjutant, Brambletye and Lionskin at the Amberley meeting. On arrival at Trentham, Fisher was given a dose of- physic and a few days spell. He is to race at Otaki. It may be more blessed to give than to receive, but when we go punting we all want the worst end of the blessing. Everyone at Trentham has a good word for Active. He certainly is an aristocrat m appearance, and on the tracks he goes fast. Tino Atua and Te Puia are this season to be mated with Demosthenes. Both mares belong to the estate of the lato W. J. Douglas. Almoner is now freely spoken of as an A.J.C. Derby winner. So far no mention is made as to when R. O'Donnell will hit out for Randwick. The man who relies on the training track form shown by horses will be as disappointed as the girl was who was run over by a funeral train. The report that Mr. W. Richmond had tired of Almo seems to be incorrect, for the Australian-bred gelding is still m work at Greenmeadows under G. Jones Since his return f rom ■ Riccarton^ Sardinia has not done much work at Trentham, but he is being kept m steads work and will be ready to race at short notice. • Colonel Soult will be included m the team J. M. Cameron has at Sydney. II is intended to race the old fellow ovei hurdles m Australia, and he will lean here m a., couple, of- weeks. . ■ -.-- The. Wangiinui District Committee having indorsed .4he, ..disaualincatioii of A Hall,; .'the. next move will have to come from the- trainer • named, who' has foui weeks -in/ -which to lodge aiy appeal. -When; Sun light foaied.a filly, to Demos, theries '.'at : ' Flaxm J ere on -j August 1, it was : her. third,. foal of .the same sex... Mr. W . r G'., Stead was much .disappointed as he 1 hoiied 'for a co.lt out of his well-bred mare : ■Before 'leaving, for 'Sydtiey; : Mr. W :■■-■ Richmond .expressed the ! ' -/opinion thai Impediment would show- greatly improvec form this Be'fisbn: He .thinks sshe looks i ■'.. much better :;mare ■ now- ...than previously .' ; Elsper'aric'e . : .;(Martian^Mary'. of.- Argyle; • wan only raced three tinies asa two-year - oUV L,lke the' r^st. of her: family. phe look; 'as.' if she .will- improve with age for shi ■-■-•■ ;|ias thickened out and grown a lot durinj c her: speir. : ';:.;^; rv -' •'• '■'■.'■•:■ - : ' '■„ f'V■ Owners -slVould? note.:. that' ; the. Racini Conference has requested clubs to en force* tthe- 1 fine of £2. where owners fail ti v send /full particulars: with their entries The ;Aahbirton Club Is advertising t this effect m this week's ./issue;
Kauri King has won fpur hurdle races on end. Good going this! On the turf be good, and you'll •be lonely; be trustful, and you'll, go stone broke. L. Traill has again taken out a jockey's license, and will be riding at Marton next ■week. The useful Formative gelding, Form Line, has gone wrong and will require a lengthy spell. The brood mares, Mimic and Misinform, have gone on a visit to Mountain Knight at Te Mahanga. George Clarke accompanied J. Cameron to Sydney, and m all probability will do the riding when the weights suit. Bonny Maid is again m regular work at Trentham, and on Saturday last she sprinted a very pleasing half mile. There is a Chinese jockey named Sing riding m South Australia, and at the recent Gawler meeting he won, a double. Owing to the increased, cost of railway travel the Sydney trainers now walk their horses to the suburban meetings. The three-year-old Bonville is on the improve, and the Featherston-owned filly looks like paying her way this season. Of the two English fillies m H. Telford'e stables the track watchers give the preference to Vloletta, who is by Marajax. What is Parisian Diamond's mission? He is still being kept up to the collar, and invariably cleans up anything he gallops with. Primato lightened up a lot with the travelling and racing he has had lately, and he is to be given an easy time of it for a few weeks. The Hastings trainer,' J. M. Cameron, recently joined the ranks of the Benedicts, and his bride accompanied him to Sydney on Thursday. Lingerie is reported to have run half a mile on the plougrh at Hastings on Saturday m 48 seconds. Not a bad trial before going to Sydney. An old timer- in Sam Pan, who has been off the scene for a long time, figures amongst the entries for the Jumpers' Flat Handicap at Amberley. Intermezzo, the half-sister to Sinapis, is training along well at Trentham. On top of the ground the chestnut mare gallops fast, but mud anchors her. If the natty little Kauri King is produced m the Marton Handicap, he will be a very dangerous horse, as he is more forward than any of the other runners. Devotion is fast getting into racing shape at Trentham. At the finish of a half mile sprint with Active on Saturday the black mare was sticking well to her task. L. H. Hewitt was anticipating shifting to Auckland, but he has now been retained by Mrs. M. A. Perry for the coming season, and his future address will bo Taradale. Lovematch, Karo and Demagogue are showing up attractively m their work at Hastings, and on present appearance their prospects for the coming season look particularly well. It is stated that Simonides is to be tried over hurdles. If he takes kindly to the fences the Welcome Stakes winner should be useful In a hack hurdle race over twelve furlongs. . Suitable boys to ride work are now very hard to obtain. Ten and eleven stone trainers having to ride their horses m work use language that cancels their admission tickets to Paradise. Vacuum, 10.9, would read well m the Hack Hurdles at Marton were it not for the likelihood of the going being heavy. In the past the Advance gelding has I quite failed to act m heavy going. Mr. G. A. Palmer, who recently sold Ormesby, has filled the steeplechaser's box with a two-year-old filly by Maniopoto from Hellonois. The youngster is one of the late Mr. Jos. Ame'a breeding. Early Dawn, the half-sister to Hyllus, is the possessor of a will of her own. At Hastings one morning last week she got rid of two riders one after another. She is a beautiful mover on the tracks. Maude, dam of Mahutonga, Kopu, St. Elmn and a host of other winners, is shortly due to foal to Mountain Knight. As the old mare is 24 years old it says much for the imported horse that he was able to get her m foal. Bitholia, who is engaged m the Trial Plate at Marton, is a full brother to Elocution, and is owned by Mr. E. Short of Feilding. Bitholia has been engaged m all the prinoipal weight-for-age events for two and three-year-olds. | The "Auckland Weekly News" turf scribe "Phaeton" compiled a list of 36 Australian races won by New Zealandbred horses. He overlooked Prophecy and Annapolis, Kalgoorlie Cup winners, and Piata, who took the West Australian Derby. G. Jones's two-year-old by Demosthenes is said to be a "snorter," while another of the Demosthenes tribe (the fullbrother to Simonides) has improved out of all knowledge during the past month, and is sure to be a much better colt than was at first thought. Trentham trainers are crying aloud because they cannot get the use of the new roll recently erected' at considerable cost. The trouble appears to be the difficulty of getting suitable sand, but the trainers ask, and with some reason, why river sand could not be used until the correct stuff is available. Eddie Wilson will be m charge of the balance pt Mr. W. Richmond's team, while Lingerie, St. Elmn and Impediment are chasing good money In Australia. Amongst those left behind are Dribble, Crosswords, Early Dawn (Demosthenes — 'Marty) and a full-sister to Arch Marelle, the Melbourne Cup favorite. The Wanganui District Committee indorsed the disqualification of A. Hall and • his late horses Ibex and Turangaplto. The new owners of the horses are now inquiring into their position. It is rumored that the owner of Turangaplto intends suing the estate of the late Mr. G-. B. Harper for the return of the money he paid for the Prudent King gelding. "Spearmint" says "Hear, near" to the threat of the Minister of Internal Affairs to bring m legislation empowering the Government to collar the broken money of dividends for charities. This scribe has been battling 1 for this reform for years, and it is pleasant to know it is i on the way to become law. Why the racing clubs have been allowed to pocket it all these years is a mystery. "Spearmint" can assure the Minister that it will amount to a good round sum m a year. > "Brownlie" Carslake, who had a wonderfully . successful career m the saddle m Austria, Russia, Roumania and Italy after leaving Australia, and who had to clear out of the Continent on the out-, break of war, has. fallen on his feet m. England. He has been engaged to do the riding of the "first string" of the Chat'' tis stable, which shelters 45 horses, including six promising youngsters by The Totrarch, that equine wonder who was > never extended m any race. Carslake ' has the reputation of being the bestdressed jockey m the world— a walking • fashion-plate, as a matter ot fact. ; The Manawatu Hunt Club's Point to 1 Point Steeplechase held at Mr. E. Short's Almadale property lafet Saturday,.., was a - irreat success, and there will be a profit for the patriotic funds. There was four i events during, the day, and the fields were numerous m each of them. The Lady s , Bracelet was won by Mr. D. Shorts 1 Smithy and the same owner was sue' cessful'in the Hunt Cup with Pakaiti. The 1 owner named returned the cash, prizes, • and was content with the trophy for each - race The Lightweight Steenlechase was - won' by Miss Shannon's Paddy, and Mr. r P Short's Waitoki won the Hurdles, t During- the day the two-year-olds owned. by Mr B Short wero given a spurt with' thY colors up, they moved well. : The '■ owner has a lot of time i<? his three year-old filly by Wolowa from Florigold. J From what "Spearmint" can gather m conversation with racing officials, the clubs generally are taking kindly to the " introduction of the totalisator inspector. 1 This Is (the more so since it is learned' '; that the official check takes very little time and does not delay the starting of the rjifes As it appears to be the aim - of the Minister of Internal Affairs to 55 safeguard the interests oC the public • against any possible chance of fraud, 2 "Spearmint" wishes to give him a pointer. • [t is that he should insist on all clubs having the name of the race stamped on t all totalisator tickets. This could be 1 easily done by adding the name of the > race "to the present rubber stamp. Then when an investor went to the machine ' lie could see at a glace if he had srot the ' right ticket. At the present time he asks ■ for say, No. 12, and he gets a ticket with s 12 on 'it, but to the layman there is noe thing to show that it was not a 12 of ? the race previous. Now, it is well known that m . the past, dishonest totalisator c officials have often "grafted" m. this way, - so by adding this to his reforms the Mino ister will be conferring a further service < to 'the machine devotees. It is quite a o • small matter to the clubs, but it means a lot- to the public. r
Jockster Phil Brady is under orders to leave for the Glaxo Camp. The brood mares, Beldame and Landrail, have both foaled at Okawa to Finland. L. H. Hewitt has been retained to ride for Mrs. M. A. Perry during the comingseason. . With the exception of Teka, the handicap horses working at Napier Park, are a poor lot. Mr. E. Short has sent the imported Florigold and Sylvan Maid on a visit to Demosthenes. T. Quinlivan expects to be permanently settled at Otatara during the latter part of next week. Imposter and Whakahoki were sent home to Walpukurau last week. The former is to be fired. The big fields at Marton will be all against punters, and it does not look like being a good meeting for backers. Good class jumpers m Crib, Collector and Art are engaged In the Jumpers' Flat race at Amberley next month. Ore Ore is jumping like a deer at Hastings. After a race or two it will be good "kokum" to be with Jim Munn's horse. There isa report going the rounds that all is not well with Sasanoff, and Jones will have, his work cut out to get him properly tuned up. • . "Tod 1 ' Hewitt got another nasty fall while rraing: work last Saturday; but fortunately without being attended with any serious results. Alf. Quinlivan has been granted leave from camp until December. He will moat likely take Piraeus to Marton, and Ethiopian to Dannevirke. Purgefiller is still very lame, and it will be some time before she sports. silk again. Diavolo is also enjoying a wellearned rest at Hastings, Big things are expected of Finmark this season. It is understood that he has proved too good for Estland m their try-outs at Napier Park. • 1 Mr. W. G-. Stead's horses will m all probability be training at Hastings m the near future, as the owner named 13 on the look out for a suitable property. R. Tierney, who for a number of years was head lad for Stewart Waddell, has severed his connection with that trainer, and has gone to Sydney with J. M. Cameron. Those who saw the Mountain Knight- Culprit yearling before being shipped to Sydney say he is a gem, and sure to be a good advertisement for his sire m Australia. One of the first of the Demosthenes tribe to be put to the stud is Eloquence, who was, as a two-year-old", under J. H. Prosser's care. She is to go to Mountain Knight. Persian Prince is a daily attendant on the Hastings tracks, and is looking the picture of health. His atablemate, Sylvasco, is still suffering from the effects of the accident which befel him during the Hawke's Bay Winter meeting. A^£ ci ; j tl^ Australian Steeplechase at Caulfleld, .E. Moon said something out of place to C. O'Neill, and the latter promptly cracked him. The stewards fined each of the pair £5:. Moon generously paid both flne3 and had the receipt on his dial. Splendid entries have been received for the Amberley meeting, which takes place on September 12. Included m the Cup entries are the Yaldhurat three-year-olds Almoner and Melee. Mr. G. L. Stead has also engaged Collector m a couple of races. L Morris has already been engaged to ride Mascot m the New Zealand Gup - This makes it look as If the Messrs, Riddiford are again going to make a bid to run first and second m the big Riccarton event, as it ig not likely that Menelaua will be passed over. At Okawa, Mr. T. H. Lowry has some of t the finest yearlings m the country. Amongst them are a full-brother to Estland, a full-brother to Desert Gold, and a sister to Chimera. Mr. Lowry intends selling four yearlings at the November sales at Chrlstchurch. Form points to Tornea, 10.0, having a great chance m the Hack Hurdles at Marton on Wednesday. The chestnut gelding is thoroughly seasoned and he' will be stepping out over his pet distance. He and Delage, 9.8, will probably lead the field a merry dance. With such big fields engaged it looks any odds that the Marton meeting will drag badly. With a little foresight the programme could have been better arranged. As the Trial Plate will be the big field it would have been better to have run it as No. 1 on the card, and after this jumping events could have alternated with the flat races. By this means the weighing out could have been accomplished m much faster time as the clerk of the scales could be kept going.