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When a brood mare gets over the twenty mark she rarely produces anything of much account, but Concertina, who recently won the North Derby in England for Lord Astor, and was ridden by Frank Bullock, is out of a mare who was foaled as long ago as 1895. At the West Australian Turf Club's meeting last month the New Zealandbred Siama (Finland —Overall), which carried the Highden colours in the Dominion, won the principal event, the Goodwood Handicap, run over a mile and a quarter. It is reported that £20,000 was refused for the French three-year-old sprinter Epinard, subsequent to his win in the Stewards' Cup at Goodwood. Opinion in France is to the effect that Epinard is the best horse bred in France since the war. Epinard is a chestnut colt by Baclajz from Epine Blanche. An exceedingly well-bred and goodlooking two-year-old is the Vivid colt, who, after dwelling at the start and stumbling at the distance, readily landed the odds laid upon him in the Batnors Selling Plate at Lingfleld, last month. Mr. Gerald Deane, who took a fancy to the half-brother to Vivaldi, purchased him for TcOgns, and is sending the son of Son-in-Law to Australia. Lifeboat 11., the smart Belgian four-year-old, will be entered for the Cesarewiteh and the Cambridgeshire. The filly will be sent to Newmarket this month with Evergay, to finish his preparation for the races. Lifeboat 11. ran in the corresponding events last year. She made no show in the Cesarewitqh, but was very prominent in the shorter race, and finished sixth of 34. The case of Boam v. BeaTy was mentioned in the courts last month, when Mr. Patrick Hastinge applied for a day to be fixed for its hearing. The action is one for damages against Beary, the jockey, i!t being alleged that the horse Ironore met its death as the result of Deary's negligent riding. It was in connection with this incident thalt the stewards suspended the jockey's license to ride. • V , , ff.*i*t& The season 'has t>een a very unfortunate one for Mr. Barclay Walker so far as his thorsea are concerned, Double Up and the Clio filly having lost three races on objections. A change of luck came at lingfield, 'however, when K.espplestone won <the Imberhorne Handicap, although it was not until an objection had been dismissed that Mr. Barclay Walker's horse got the race. Sir Charles Nugent is an excellent judge of a yearling, and he has made some capital bargains When buying yearling 3 at Doncaster. Last autumn he bought Golden Bud for 300gns., and the son of Golden Sun and Rosendaal has won all the three races he has contested for Mr. F. T. Halse. Though a much smaller colt than Equator, Golden Bud made up in courage for any lack of inches by scoring in the Foal Plate at Lingfield, V. Smyth riding an exceptionally fine finish. Donoghue rode Kefalin and Berenis for M. Ambatielos at St. Cloud recently. Garner was to have been up on Kefalin, but at the last minute the Aga Khan decided to run Niceas, and he therefore claimed his jockey. M. Ambatielos then wired for Donoghue, who just managed to get over in time by aeroplane. It may be mentioned that the Aga Khan had, however, told M. Ambatielos that if Donoghue did not turn up he could have Garner, and he would find another rider for Niceaa. Donoghue left London at 12.15 p.m. on Sunday and arrived on the' course at St. Cloud at 3.15 p.m. to weigh out at 3.30 for the big race. Two prominent Cup candidates in Heir Apparent and Caserta appeared for the first time since the autumn, in the Apprentice Handicap, run up the straight six furlongs at the V.R.C. August meeting. Valvoid finished best, and won smartly from Moneth, who ran a satisfactory race. Lethargic was a good third. Valvoid, who is trained by his owner, Mr. J. J. Britt, of Rainbow, has ; been quite a model of consistency. Cost- ! ing that owner only 37J guineas, Valvoid has started 27 times in hia colours for 11 wins, JO seconds, and three thirds. Many of Valvoid's wins were at provincial meetings and the gelding's stake winnings for Mr. Britt are only £1027. The Indian owner Mr. Goculdas, who raced extensively in England in addition to his native land, is going out of the game in the Old Country, and, according to recent English papers, his horses are to be sold. Parth, who was third lin the Derby, and was rather unlucky I to, lose, has already been disposed of, |20,000gs being the figure asked for him. lAs Parth showed great stamina in the I Derby and, prior to that race, highjclass sprinting ability, he appears to have !a great chance of turning the tables on Papyrus and Pharos in the Leger. All I the same, he appears to be remarkably j well sold, and it gives some idea of I the value of good horses in England. ;By the way, Papyrus jarred himself when jhe won the English Derby, and was immediately spelled. It is anticipated that lie will be all right for the Leger, but in any case, ie to be retired to the stud I next year. j _ At the meeting of the L.C.C. Education Committee, Mr. Bruce moved that jit should bo a direction to the Accomj modation and Attendance Sub-committee ] that Leslie Cordell, aged thirteen years j one month, be not excused from attenj dance to become an apprentice. Mr. E. JT. Campbell (chairman of the Attendance j Committee and a well-known cricketer) i said he had seen the boy, and none was j more fitted to be a jockey. He believed jin being very strict, but rules were ■ made to break wliere- an exceptional case ■ arose, and where the boy's future would Ibe advanced Tjy his being allowed to : leave school earlier than was the rule. I A doctor considered that the life would .do the boy all the {rood in the world. ; An opportunity had come for the boy to ' gr> to a stable, and it was nr-cessary that it should be taken now. He ivo-;ld be well looked after at Wootton"s stable. Mr. Stanley Wootton had written: "I hereby take the boy on trial as an apprentice jockey for three months. In tlie meantime I will he responsible tor his education at a collegiate school in this town." Dr. Jevons had pointed out that Nelson and Lord Roberts were small men, but they were a foot taller than the boy, otherwise they would not have got into the Navy or the Army. On a vote the motion was lost by twenty- ' two to twelve.

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TURF NOTES., Auckland Star, Volume LIV, Issue 213, 8 September 1923

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TURF NOTES. Auckland Star, Volume LIV, Issue 213, 8 September 1923