CAP & JACKET
Observer, Volume XXXVI, Issue 20, 20 January 1917, Page 15
CAP & JACKET
[By the Early Bird.]
One of the features of the Whangarei Racing Club Summer Meeting was the success of the promising young light weight, Cotton, who scored no less than five wins.
J. Lambess had a good time with his well-conditioned, team at the Whangarei R.C. Meeting. Kauri King (1), Soldier (2) and Lightning (1) all winning races.
Erroneous, the local-owned horse, won three times at the meeting, capturing the Maiden Plate, the Railway Handicap and the Mars den Stakes.
Luperin fell in the Hurdle Race and was killed, the rider (Ross) escaping with a severe shaking.
The totalisitor turnover at the meeting showed a slight improvement over last year's, handling £10,304 10s against £9,586—an increase of £721 10s.
The winning riders were : Cotton (5), Lambess (3), Conquest (2), and T. Scott, McFlynn, J. O'Shea and Carmont one each
Erroneous won three races ; Kauri King, two ; Soldier. Independence, Yankee Doodle, Te Onga, Lightning. Escalta, Kirriwitming, Monorail and Allegation one each
F. J. Macmanemin has had three of the present crop of yearlings placed in his hands to educate by Messrs W. Casey, J. Gleeson and J. Patterson.
C. Coleman has alieady handled the Demosthenes-Golden Ball filly—a rather classy young lady that looks like coming to hand early.
Lady Penury only started once at the Auckland summer fixture through striking herself in the Cup. The daughter of Penury is putting in sound work again.
The King Rufus-Condamine colt purchased by J. Williamson has since been gelded and will be put by for a few months.
The two-year-old purchased by Mr C. Dawson —by King Rufus-Carmania —is a smart-looking filly. She was one of the cheap ones, fetching 35 guineas.
The local sportsman, Dr Beveridge, bought a good-looking yearling by Demosthenes-Etona at a cost of 150 guineas.
Mr C. Curren McGee has a good sort of a three-year-old gelding by Master Soult- Biddy Curren. The latter is a threequarter sister to Don Hannibal. The gelding is unbroken.
Mr and Mrs John Chaafe, senior, have been staying at Remuera since the holidays. Both are looking hale and hearty. The Hawke's Bay climate seems to agree with the ex-Aucklanders. They left for home on Sunday night.
J. Lambess did not remain for the Auckland Summer Meeting — probably chasing shadows against the best horses in the Dominion —but went further afield to Stratford, where he secured the substance with Soldier and Kauri King.
Lambess repeated the same wise policy again at Whangarei, winning four races with Soldier, Kauri King and Lightning,
The aged gelding, Luperin, has been an unlucky horse since coming to Auckland a few y<-ars ago, when a local sporting chemist purchased the son of Lupin- La Belle. Since then he has drifted to the back-blocks, and b oke his neck at the Whangarei annual meeting.
The annual race meeting of the Ngaruawahia J.C. takes place on Saturday. This non-tote fixture is always well patronised by the town people, many of whom look on the gathering as an annual picnic. This year the sport looks more promising than usual with one hundred and two nominations,
Erroi-eous must have been in the very pink of condition at the Whangarei meeting, saddling up three times and winning all the three events.
The EHeislie-trained Kirriwinning managed to get on the winning list at the above meeting, which shows promise for his future career.
Te Onga, after many disappointments, has landed a couple of small races at the country meetings-the first time the Regal horse has struck real form since she won the G.N. Remuera Hurdle r;ces in 1914.
A little schooling work took place last Thursday at Ellerslie. Barbwire and Lady Whitford weie both put through their faoings over the timber separately.
Queen Souit has been blistered and turnad out for a spell. The filly had been showing plenty of pace, but unfortunately went sore.
E. J. Rae has had an edition to his jumping brigade. Luperino has been placed in his hands to prepare for the rest of the season.
Royal Loup has been schooled regularly at Ellerslie over the big and little sticks. The big brown gelding should be at his best when the autumn meeting comes round.
Two of E. J. Rae's jumping division that were schooled last week were Tenacious and Paramahone —over the hurdles—the former acting as schoolmaster.
Soldier pulled up a bit tender after the opening day at the Whangarei meeting, and may be eased up till the winter fixtures commence.
The Kawakawa Racing Club annual meeting took place on Saturday on the Whangarei racecourse, and was an unqualified success.
The totalisator staff handled the respectable sum of £5,301 10s—a big jump over last year's handling of £1564. '1 his should materially assist this deserving country fixture.
The Kawakawa Cup went to Gold Fran, who has been off the scene for some time. This may be the forerunner of many more events for the black son of San Fran-Fairy Gold.
Ahuriri, in C. Coleman's stable, opened his winning account by running home in front of t<=n others in the Marsden Plate.
The Flying Handicap went to Kirri' winning after a good dust-up with Inde" pendence and Woodrow in the good time of 1.3 4-5. The winner started favourite.
Monorail, after missing many times, scored in the County Handicap, beating Benzine, Romanui and four others in moderate time.
Independence was puled out for the second time in the afternoon, running third to Coleraine and Woodrow in the Whangarei Stewards' Handicap.
The Farewell Handicap went to the handsome Silver Lupin, which snuffed out Mistie, Allegation and a couple of others.
Independence, the light-fleshed daughter of Benzonian-Latona, got a good tuning up at the Whangarei and Kawakawa annual meetings. She started no less than seven times, with the ground very hard, for the win in the Kensington Stakes.
J. O'Shea won the three concluding events at the Kawakawa R.C. annual meeting. Besides the Maiden Plate, Conquest, R. Reid and A. J. McFlynn each won a heat.
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