CAP AND JACKET
Observer, Volume XXXII, Issue 22, 10 February 1912, Page 15
CAP AND JACKET
[By Tbs Ea< Bibd.J
, Racing Fixtures. February 14 and 15—Taranaki J.C. Autumn. February 21, 22 and 24—Dunedin J.C. Autumn. . February 23 and 24—South Auckland B.C. Annual. February 29 and March 2 — Wanganui J. 0. Autumn. i Mr W. L. Thompson's diminutive 1 filly Monoline (a quick beginner) had no trouble to settle those opposed to her at the Takapuna meeting. The Soult gelding Sabine started three times at the Kawakawa annual meeting, but the best he could do was to run a second. Although a good fencer and brilliant, he is a nonstayer. If Master Theory keeps on ac he has started over the obstacles, he looks like blossoming into National form. He is now getting nicely seasoned, and will be well matured by then. All the best of our local talent were assisting at the Poverty Bay Racing Club's Summer fixture—Buchanan, Whittaker and Conquest. Mr E. Hanken, the official starter for the Thames Racing Club, was in town last week. He has now been in that capacity for 11 years, which speaks volumes for his ability. Ted has been connected with the racing game since his boyhood, and as a jockey, could hold his own amongst the top-notchers. At the last meeting at which he rode, out of 7 mounts 'he steered 5 firsts and two seconds. This is hard to beat. He has been in every department "of the sport of kings," from the pigskin to the barrier. The local S. P. merchants sang the old refrain, "Here We Suffer Grief and Pain," after the Poverty Bay meeting was over. Maheno ran badly at the Takapuna Although on a good mark (7st), the old daughter of Soult-Lottie is getting on in the sere and yellow. Sir Geo. Clifford's Heatherbrae, 3year-old (by Treadmill—Bonny Brae), the winner of the Duro Cup, at the W.R.C. meeting, has added the Trial Stakes to her owners' credit at the Canterbury J. C. Meeting. "What a good filly the Messrs. Sterd Bros, have in Culprit. In the Filly Stakes at the Canterbury Summer Tneetino:, she aave the winner Special Form (6st 101b). a start and 3st 71b. The winner must also be a smart youngster to run 6fur in 1-14 2-ssec. Scottish Star was running up to her Auckland track for while she ran 6 furlongs on the course proper outside the trestles in 1.15 3-ssec., last week slie cut out the same distance in 1.14 3-ssec. when she won the Lyttelton Stakes. Mr J. Walters, the owner of the smart gelding Goldsize, for a holiday next week, and intends snending a few months in New South W?'les and Victoria. Winning Way again misbehaved herself while running in the Middle Park Stakes at Riccarton. She did the same boring act as she did at Trentham, with the result that her n'der (Emmerson) had to pull her up. Her stable mate. Autumnus .had no trouble to land the stake. It seems ! a moot question which ie the better of the pair, if the filly would run genuine.
Lady Dot, who had to be eased before the Auckland Summer Meeting, has been turned out at Mangere for a few months.
The surprise of the recent meeing at Riccarton was brought off by the ex-Aucklander Miss Advance, who won the Lin wood Welter Handicap from end to end. The mare must have improved to run 7fur. in 1.29 2-ssec. Brown Owl put up a smart performance in the Richmond Plate, beating eight others, among the number being Special Form and Gnome. Last week the old sport, Mr A. Johnson, was given a send-off and illuminated address from the Occodental by the " boys. ,, Mr A. E. Glover, M.P.j was the mouthpiece, but quite a number of the old habitues voiced mine host's good qualities,and pledged his health in" bumpers of the best, with the usual pip pips. Good luck, Alee- Miss Jewel, who ran prominently at the Takapuna Summer Meeting, put up a good performance at the Poverty Bay gathering,. running second in the Maiden Scurry, and then pulled off the Railway Handicap, rewarding her supporters with a good dividend. Black Northern, who has captured the last four • hurdle races he .started in, was taken to the Egmont Meeting by his owner, the Mangere studmaster, Mr H. Macflenzie. The Soult-Apparition horse Spectre has not been running up to Auckland track form. The writer thinks he will run much better when the ground softens. The Poverty Bay J.C. held their Summer fixture last week and the meeting was a complete success. The following horses won a couple of races each : Continuance, Sublime ami Manuitau. The former was the • star performer, winning "with 12.5 and 13.10 respectively. The gelding ran one mile and three-quarters in 3.l7sec. The time, with 13.10 up, will take some beating.
Antoinette and Regain have apnea red on the tracks again at Ellerslie. They both look benefited by the rest, and have put on lots of condition. The Ngaruawahia Racing Club (a non-tote meeting) are out -with their annual programme. No doubt the club wish to dissipate the nest egg they have in hand. The fixture takes place on the 17th. Frank Loomb took Sea Pink to the Poverty Bay fixture, and" the public fairly rushed him, and although fighting out .1 good finish, he hiti to succumb to Compliment in the Tarahera Handicap. On Saturday morning the horses having engagements at Te Kuiti, Rotorua and Taranaki were slackened out. Rutter and Manurere had a sfur. spin on the grass, run in 1.4 4-ssec. Bogey did three-quarter pace work and looks very fit after his two races at Takapuna. Rambler's son is worth watching. The disappointments of the Summer fixture, Kakama and Miss Winsome, are both doing good threenuarter mcc work on the tan track. The A.R.C. Autumn should find them up to their best form. Master Sly hj*l a schooling lesson .•over the battens. He is a clever jumper, but takes chances. J. Williamson's team are all doing good work at headquarters. On Saturday Scotch alone swung round the grass track, runninnr a mile in 1.4R and the 9fur. in 1.56 3-ssec. Royal Irish dashed over half-a-mile, with Hondamihe to assist, registering the distance in 525e0.. finishing .up another furlong in 1.5 4-ssec. The latter was no use to her companion. St. Amans, the winner of the Anniversary Handicap at Takamina. is at present working at Ellerslie. Thin horse is in capital condition, and still improving. Miss Livonia, who Ts a bad track mare, had Fuss well, beaten in a half-mile flutter. *■ "a.