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RACING NEWS

AUCKLAND TROTTING CLUB'S AUTUMN MEETING. The second day's racing in connection With the Auckland Trotting Club's autumn meeting takes place to-morrow (Wednesday) at Alexandra Park. Another attempt is to be made to lower the existing mile record by the champions Lord Elmo-and Specialist, and if the going is anything like good, it Is safe to prophesy that the time set (2.18) is i sure- to be lowered: In addition, the acceptances for the various events are exceptionally good, and lovers of trotting should be rewarded with an interesting afternoon's sport. The following acceptances have been received. Manukau Handicap, two miles.—Princess Ena scratch, Scotia Is, John Harold 10s, Happy 14s, Little Paullss, Kohine 16s, All Night 17s, Bogey 17s, Cavalier 18s, Tableau 19s, Huon Leal 21s, Wild NeU 21s. Class Trot Handicap, one mile.—Lord Elmo scratch, Specialist 4s, Maplewpod 10s, Rosebud 12s, Manderene 14s, Lrish Molly 16s, Kohine 16s, Autocrat 16s, Bogey 17s, Dan Tracey 17s. Hill Handicap, one mile and a-half.— Robex scratch, Rosebud scratch, Cedar Bs, Olive 10s, Macquarrie 14s, Lady Park 15s, Cleveland's Pride 15s, Miss Tuxle 16s, Janitor 17s, Huanul 17s, Colenso 18s, Daydawn 10s, Castaway 20s, Green Lavender 225, Inaha 275. Fibre 275. Adams Memorial Handicap, one mile and a-half. —Le Rosier scratch, John Harold ss, Waitekaurl 7s, Barmeguie 7s, Stranger 9s, Huon Leal 13s, Pierotte 13s, Lady Park 18s. Count 18s, Mias Tuxle 10s, Rita W. 21s, Royal Albert 245, Black Temple 275, Dan 28s, Major Election 28s. Autumn Handicap, one mile and a-half.— Robex scratch, Stranger 6s, Harold Abdullah Bs, Wild Nell 10s. Pierotte 10s, Kirlkirlroa 12s, Rosle Wilks 14s, Colenso 18s, Nelson 20s, Green Lavender 225. Novel Handicap Trot, one mile and ahalf.—General A. Is, Harry Mace Is, Cora Bell Is, The Dove 2s, Dan 4s, Monty 7s, Mikado os, Maud G. 9s, Marama 9s, Elba 9s, Merry Will 9s. April Handicap, six furlongs and a-half.— Glenora 9.4, Necktie 8.11, Octoroon 8.9, Mistime 8.7, Cannania 8.6, Leo Grand 7.6, Etonia 7.4, Maturere 6.12, Nora Soult 6.7. THE AVONDALE DISQUALIFICATIONS. APPEAL COURT DECISIONS. (By Telegraph..—Press Association.) WELLINGTON, Monday. The Appeal Court of the New Zealand Racing Conference (Sir George Clifford and Messrs. J. W. Abbott and George Hunter) to-day gave Its decison in several cases. Pell and Whittaker: In the matter of the appeal of George Pell and Albert Whittaker against a decision of the Auckland Metropolitan Committee, who endoreed a decision of the Avondale Jockey Club dlsquaUfying George Pell for 12 months and Albert Whittaker for two years in connection with the riding of the horse Lucio at the Avondale meeting in September,, 1908. Judgment: The Judges have considered the above cases together, as they are both connected w;ith the running of the horse Lucio. They can see no reason for reversing the decision of the Avondale Jockey Club arrived [at by officials who witnessed the riding of the two jockeys, inasmuch as no facts have ' since been elicited which seem to the judges to justify the reversal of such decision or of its subsequent confirmation by the Metropolitan Committee. The judges consider that the sentences upon the Jockeyß George Pell and Albert Whittaker should be uniform, and therefore disqualify each of them for 12 months from December, 18, 1908. The judges regard the evidence offered by Norman Cunningham as proving that he Is unfit to be licensed as a trainer. They consider that his present license should be cancelled and that no license should oe issued to him by any metropolitan clnb for a term of five years. The judges direct' that the deposits of George Pell and Albeit Whittaker be refunded. The horse Royal Soult: In the matter of the appeal of the trustees of the late Mrs. Coombe against a decision, of the Auckland Racing Club refusing their application to disqualify Royal Soult for the Railway Handicap on the grounds that he was at the time of such race a disqualified horse. Judgment: We are of opinion that Rule 8, of Part XXXI., of the Rules of Racing, establishes clearly the right of Royal Soult to start at »ne Auckland summer meeting during the pendency of an appeal to the Metropolitan Committee. We therefore confirm the decision of the Auckland Racing Club and dismiss the appeal now before us. Regarding this appeal as absolutely groundless, we order the deposit to be forfeited. Lindsay and Ryan: In the matter of the appeal of S. G. Lindsay and Mark Ryan against a decision of the Auckland Metropolitan Committee in endorsing a decision of the Avondale Jockey Club disqualifying them, with the horse Royal Soult, for two years in connection with the running at the Avondale meeting in September, 1908. The Judges adjourned the hearing of this case for the production of further evidence. Without iv any way indicating an opinion upon the case, but solely to guard against any possible injustice, they direct that the disqualification of Mark Ryan be suspended and inoperative from this date until the I final hearing.

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RACING NEWS Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 76, 30 March 1909

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