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RACING NEWS.

(By WHALEBONE.) ' FIXTURES. June 27 and 2S—Hawke's Bay J.C. , Juiy s—Otago Hunt Club. JnlT S, 10 and 12—Wellington R.C. _uly s—Waikato Hunt Meeting. August I-, 14. 16—CJ.C National Meeting. I. \ Southern paper says that Arthur Oliver I' ti ill be back in New Zealand on July _ .' Sasannf, Surveyor. Gay I.ad, Karo and,, Afterglow figure iv the nominations for thy ', Melbourne Cup. < ] I Ited Ribbon is wintering all rigbi. but j ' h> not being given other than useful hacking work to keep her in form. Sir Solo is again likely to be given a run ' lor the National Hurdle?, after racing at | Trentham. The Poverty Bay Trotting Club's meeting being held to-day stirrers through poor fields. ! due to a great extent through want or 1 . shipping facilities. Bail luck this. |l Thrace. Hineamarn. Golden Petal, and : I Canzonet are to be sent to Wellington by , 1 train on Monday morning, as they could not be taken by the Department on Thurs- : day. as intended. ! ■' Coalition is a member of J. Loire's team ' that is expected to run well in the steeple- ! cliase events at Wellington. Seadown is ; thought likely to he forward for the Grand 1 National Meeting at Canterbury, and should l race well at Trentham if started there. ■ I W. rercival. the lightweight horseman ' who reiired from riding a couple of years ago owing to ill-health. Intends following •" his profession again, and is now attached to f the stable of his old employer. E. J. Rae. l When Mr John Rowe was appointed to > art as one of the delegates to the Trotting j Conference. Mr John Morrison's services ' were sought to act with the ehairmnn or ' the Auckland Trotting Club. and. having '• given his consent. Mr Morrison will be that club's second delegate. Mr. W. J. Wilson, owner of Entente Cor- i dlale, intends appealing to the N.Z. Racing ( Conference against the Gecision of the com- i mittee of the Auckland Racing Club in dis- 1 qualifying that horse after he had won the ' Jumpers' Flat Race at the club's recent i Winter Meeting. Three of E. J. Rae's team. Meltchikoff. j Tenacious, and Notability, are only engaged on the concluding days of the Wellington * Racing Club's Winter Meeting, and it will ■ depend on their running at the Waikato ' Hunt Clnb's fixture whether they are taken ' Konth or' not. ' The Takapuna Jockey Club is terracing , both inside the enclosure and outside on !, the part set aside for the general public, , and this -will provide extra accommodation j for about oOOi) people. The work is ex- , pected to be ready in plenty of time for the j Clnb's Spring Meeting. , The "Irish Racing Calendar" states that < the stewards of the Turf Club, having had ; it reported to them that, by instructions ct Mr Philip Behau, the "dolls" had been removed from one of the gallops at the ( Curragh, he was severely reprimanded, fined : CO, and cautioned as to his future conduct. . The Auckland-owned Peneton won on ; Friday at llawke's Bay his third race since 1 lenving on a Southern campaign whicb i started at Gisborne after the Great 1 Northern meeting, when he only stripped t once, and did not run up to expected form. ; The "Irish Racing Calendar" states that ' It. having been brought to the notice of the < stewards of the I.N.H.S. Committee that « Stephen Crowley, the rider of Mt. Jnlia, had ' continued in the Waterford Plate at' J Trarnnre after hnvlng missed the last fence, they fined him £o. ! Mr W. J. Wilson has purchased the I - coming three-year-old filly Dixie's Land by | j lierridale, which young thoroughbred got , kicked in the knee early in the season, and | consequently did not race. She may be tried again, but was purchased for ultimate use as a brood marc. Mr. John Rowe. president of the N.Z. Trotting Conference. leaves for Wellington next week to officiate at the annual meeting of that body. The most important remit to t-oiue up for discussion is the starting question. which is creating considerable interest throughout the Dominion. ' One of the first contracts the Auckland i Racing Club will put in hand or undertake t at Ellerslle Is an addition to the members' ; stand, which will bo extended in front for ] some feet, so as to give considerably ] increased accommodation, while not lessen- 1 ing the available space In the birdcage ; enclosure, which will give members arid ; Tisitiug members of other clubs more room. I Mr. Albert Uill. who is in charge at ' Ellerslic. has i-ompleted the work of drawing : up tile plans for the remodelling of the ■ Stratford Racing Club's course, and is now hnsy ou the plan for the Taranaki Jockey Club. Mr. 11111 is to visit Foxton at the ! invitation of the committee of the Foxton ' Racing Club to advise ou alterations to ' that club's property, and has also been asked to act for the Marton Jockey Club • In a similar capacity. After the first forfeits were due for the ' Avondale Stakes and Guineas of lull), to bo ' run at the spring meeting of that club, ' fifty-four remained in the first named two-year-old event, of which number seventeen belong to owners in the province. Of forty left in the Avondale Guineas, half the , nnmher are owned in the province, and a I number are not in work, aud from present ; Indications it does not look as though there ' will be anything classy in the field three months hence Irish Elegance, winner of the Royal Hunt Cup, who was got by Sir Archibald, sire of Archiestown. is not admissible to the English Stud Book, as his dam. Sweet Clorane, Is by the good horse Clorane, who has a defect in his pedigree. like Prospector Pioneer, and Shoguu, first-class performers I which are admitted only to the Halfbred I 5 _. ok for the 6 anie reason, though ' doubtless as pure as some that are in the ' carefully edited and revised work, which ' has not been built on a fonndtalon of sur- ' miaea but upon ascertained facts. I It Is an open secret that Mr Holmes who ! __ and°b te , t0 mdaase :he total_Ttor Club's m b " slncsa a ' ">e Auckland Racing , _«_« meetings, resigned after the recent < STSSr at r E " erslic ' flndia E the work, wnlci ; chith.k.i™ accustomed to. not Just j i.tiat he had expected, it is understood that arrangements have been m with Mr Gordon, who was in charge „ tha 1 rn P n S nt nt ° n *f for tbc Totalllslng 1 An_£__ Ba "ins m crub. the " rTI ~ ot tnl j *e_ of toe ' Sydney, aud _ looking ] horses arrival at Auckland durln~ the coming week, but no definite date wa 3 °Uxeu lv his cable for the departure from »,,« ' tra ia The fort Pitta had not stUtad up to" : yesterday. A full brother to Arrowsmlth : named Bowman, was used by hi« >~-,,' the late Mr W J LarnaX I when the mail left England a number of . two-year-olds by him were advertised to be sold in that sportsman's estate, all untried an.] a three-year-old, also untried, was one to be disposed of. It.was thought, with the experience s ome clubs had last year throughout the Auckland province, that a notice of motion was sure to have been tabled seeking to abolish the rule making it compulsory for each club to have an apprentice riders' race. One ol the suburban clubs iv Auckland had an entry of some thirty odd horses for one of these races, and all the apprentices available were eighteen, and must of them overweight, and this meant that owners who could not procure riders had thrown their money away. The metropolitan clubs can belter hold such races than many of the minor clubs, because when their meetings are on the big stables usually have apprentices, and there are the-r. riders enough to go round. Another matter that should be dealt with is in preventing clubs from untieing two-year-old races, excepting sucU a- are run in the autumn, for apprentice riders. The absurdity of encouraging that nort of thing has been brought home to racegoer* meeting afier meeting. Two-year-old beginners want experienced riders to teach I hem their business, and not the greenest ~f riders, who arc learning themselves loiter to put races ou for veteran horses, and give the hoys some experience on them. Two-year-olds are sometimes spoilt through the incompetency of the boys that are put nn to do men's work.

—__——■—a————_■___—— Mr Ewen W. Alison, jun., states that the j report that he sold Spanner for XOOO guineas is not correct. The price was £3000. The accident met with by Frank Western during the week proved serious, a broken shoulder and ribs resulting, besides other injuries. The accident came at a very unfortunate time, and much, sympathy is expressed for the sufferer. It could be truly said on Thursday that racehorses at Ellerslle, or for that matter almost any part of the province, were in winter quarters. Thursday was the coldest day experienced in Auckland for about ten mouths —at least a lot of people thought so. Mr .1. W. Larnach, of Brambletye. East Gritistoad and Lanwades Hall, Newmarket, who died on January 24 last, aged 60, left estate of the value of £342,2t>0. One of his b<-o,uests was £"iou to his trainer. Walter >aiiderson, in acknowledgment of his faithful aud liouesl service. Nine to four against and 7. S. 12, 14 and -i» to 1 wen' the starting prices of the winners at Tattcrsall's meeting at Randwick, for which Mr. (i. F. Wilson handicapped as substitute for Mr. J. Daly, who iva> unable to officiate. "Vigilant." iv the "South African Fictorlal." thus refers to the sale of thoroughbred yearlings held at Johannesburg iv the autumn at race and show time there:—"Big stakes and a general tone of prosperity in the racing world loosened the purse-strings of a few, aud the fifteenth annual sale of yearlings realised well over -even thousand guineas—a record. Ninetytwo lots came under survey. Taking everything into consideration, it wasn't bad business to dispose of 45 of the youngsters at an average of ltUgns. particularly when placed on most: in some cases impossible and ludicrous prices being asked. One gains the impression from some uf the breeders that because their stock has cost, say. £100 or £200 to produce, these figures shall ipso facto become the reserve, regardless of the fact that the stock shown may have nothing to recommend them— may. in fact, be an eyesore to the practical racing man. None of the fancy-price brigade was turned over ii. the ring, the highest price realised being 4Uogns for The King, a colt by King's Front —Portreno, and lie was indeed well sold. There is something very consoling ln an assurance the writer has received that the ( new totalisator In use at Ellerslle at the Great Northern Steeplechase Meeting is being perfected to such an extent by an elec- < trical engineer constantly employed in the ' work that there is not any probability of j any hitch occurring again such as was the ! case at the recent meetiug. when one of the sections had to be discarded for the time being. When the real totalisators, first used on the racecourses in New Zealand, came before the public, it was claimed for them that, like Salem Scudder's photogra- I phic apparatus, "they could not lie,"' but one was never made that could do a fourth of the business that present-day recorders do. It takes a number, and three is all that are allowed by Act of Parliament. The machine at Kllerslie is really a wonderful piece of mechanism, and only wants a little more fixing to make it all that is claimed for it. There have been mistakes made in the paying out of tickets that have been faked by unscrupulous persons, but the robberies have been against the club, not against the investors, and it is a pity the , offenders have not been brought t 0 book 1 aud givea the punishment they deserve.. { The committee of the Auckland Racing j Club held a meetiug on Thursday, when a number of matters were discussed bearing on rhe future operation* of the club and works to be put lv hand almost Immediately Consideration of the protest lodged by Mr C. Walker, owner of Signature, against Mr. W. J. Wilson, owner of Entente Cordiale. receiving the stakes for the Jumpers' Flat Race, ruu for at the Great Northern Meeting, on. the ground that that horse was not properly qualified to start, was given by the committee when it was decided that Entente Cordiale was not eligible, not having started the requisite number of times prior to entry. The owner of Signature was not present when his horse ran, but his trainer was about to X? e f 2 a ob J e( -'«°»- but was advised to le.de the matter mentioned to the stewards, | who would deal with the case If he had .lodged a protest in the ordinary course, backers of Signature would have had a i chance of getting paid a dividend— not quite I half as much as the backers of Entente .cordiale received. An appeal has been w «.--, ngalnst rl, e decision of the club by Mr \\ llson. | If a bomb had been exploded at a short i range amongst racing men it could hardly have upset the equilibrium of those having I horses being got ready or those getting ! them ready for almost immediate action, ! more tliau the news that Main Trunk rail- j way and other railway services were to be largely cut down during the coming week j through the shortage of coal, as a result of , the miners' strike in and out of New ; Zealand. A large number of horses are ex- ! pected to be sent to Hamilton from Ellerslle, and from different parts of the province for the meeting on Saturday at Claudelands and a large uumber of Auckland residents and residents along the line en route were bent on making the trip to the meeting. 1 hey are now wondering and awaiting further developments, full of misgivings The acceptances for the various events give no indication of any likelihood of other than business as usual, and if they could be taken as a guide, success Is certainly assured for the Waikato Hunt Meeting Accommodation at Hamilton and at Cambridge and other places within handy stages of Hamilton, has been largely bespoke from a accounts. We trust that the meeting will be brought off successfully, and that rnJ' 0 ? 1 i', lack elou ' l overshadowing the sote Pet ' tS T, the «-°f,- win have been "rushed !„.,?' T . Wellington meeting is longer *,-V •V. iln - ' ? re ma * be n h °P e of prospects brightening in the interval: but with a wice-a-week Main Trunk service, and other rl^i. S . el 7 lees rrut' ut down - aDd railway matm S hke if to ~c in a chaotic state general y within a few days, it is not hard to Sd"_f oth 9 61 , "'5 k must make o° racing and ail other businesses and pleasures.

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RACING NEWS., Auckland Star, Volume L, Issue 153, 28 June 1919

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