STABLE AND TRACK NOTES.
SISTER TO GLENVANE. Anemometer, winner of the Homeward Handicap at Wainawa on Labour Day, is a three-year-old filly by Weathervane from Glen Helen, and is therefore a full-sister to Glenvane, who has an unbeaten record. She contested 26 races last season and won three of them, but, judged by the way in which she ran out the mile journey at' Waipawu, better results .are in store for her." IMPROVED WITH RACING. The racing On Approval had at Avondale has sharpened her up considerably and she is now shaping much better in her track work at headquarters. This mare is engaged on the second day of the Auckland meeting and also figures in hack events at the Whangarei fixture, to be held on November 10 and 12. She ran two fair races at Avondale, and with a little improvement may earn some stake-money at the northern meeting.
HAS GOOD PROSPECTS. By his good showing in the Shorts Handicap at Trentham last Saturday, Great Star demonstrated that he is in better form than ever he has previously been at this period of the season. He outpaced the opposition from the start and with a shade of luck would have won. However, his effort indicates that ho will have to bo reckoned with.in the Stewards Handicap, to be run at Riccarton next month, in which he has the handy impost of 7.10. DISTANCE MAY TROUBLE HIM. Merry Peel was responsible for an impressive performance when lie won the Wainui Handicap at Trentham, running out the mile in solid style. He is engaged in both the Stewards' Handicap and the New Zealand Cup at Riccarton, but at present it is indefinite as to which race he will contest. The distance of the Cup, two miles, may be too far for him, and he may take on the sprint event. In his present condition Merry Peel should run out a smart six furlongs.
PROMISING TARANAKI HACK. The Taranaki hack Carfex ran two solid races at Trentham ancl is evidently a bit above the average. He finished second to Drum Fire in tlie Rimutaka Handicap on the first day and occupied a similar position to Lyrical in the lararua Handicap, one mile, on the second day. 1 a form was consistent and if brought to Ellerslie for. the spring meeting he will have plenty of followers. Carfex, who came into prominence by winning the first race that he contested, the Opunake Scuriy at the Taranaki Hunt meeting, is trained by J. Brown, at Hawera.
PROGRESS OF LORD AINTREE. Lord Aintree came through his two races at the Waikato Hunt meeting in great stvle, and now looks a better horse in every respect. When first brought to Ellerslie this hack was a bit high strung, but has now settled down quietly and gets through his work in very sedate style. W. Garrett, jun., has been very patient witn the chestnut gelding and deserves the success that came his way at CambrHlge. With plenty of meetings near at hand, -Lima •Aintree should not be long oft the winning list again, for he has more speed than tne average run of hacks racing at the present time. national stud success. A cablegram to an Australian P<jper from .London on October 17 states that Myrobella, a two-year-old filly bred at the National Stud at Kildare. has achieved such success in the current season that the decision to dispense with the stud may be revised Owned by the Government and leased by Lord Lonsdale, Myrobella has already won five races. She has won £12,000, of which the Government has received £4000. The stud previously was running at a loss, but Myrobella, who is now probably worth £20,000, has changed the financial outlook. The success of Myrobella' will bring the National Stud into greater importance in the thoroughbred breeding industry of the world. The National Stud was founded in 1916, the property being a gift to the nation by Mr. Hall Walker, who later became Lord Wavertee. Myrobella is a grand-daughter of the unbeaten horse The Tetrarch, and recently she won the Champagne Stakes at Doncaster by six lengths. The Tetrarch also won this famous juvenile race. When the last mail left England horses bred at the National Stud had this season won £19,591 in stakes, with 16 winners of 37 races. It had been suggested recently to close down the National Stud, but as the filly still belongs to it, her value would probably turn recent losses into substantial gain. Lord Lonsdale, who holds Myrobella on lease, .is probably the best-known and most popular figure in racing, boxing, coursing and hunting circles in England. .
DOING PLENTY OF WORK. At the present time Royal Gallant is carrying more condition than ever, and if he fails to show up at Ellerslie next month no excuses can be made for him. He has not been asked to do any record-breaking gallops since racing at Avondale, but is getting through plenty of solid work and appears to be thriving on it. Lack of size is somewhat against Koyal Gallant, though he is usually a quick beginner, and this enables him to keep out of trouble during a race. He will be meeting some of tne best hacks in the country at Ellerslie, but if lie reproduces his winter form they will be kept busy to head-him off. A DERBY CANDIDATE. Minstrel Lad, winner of the sevenfurlong Spring Trial Stakes at Trentham last Monday, is an acceptor for the New Zealand Derby. He was unplaced in his three races last season, but at Awapuni on September 3 lie won the Rangiotu Maiden Plate, five furlongs, from Purse. He missed a place in the Manuao Trial Plate, five furlongs, at Otaki, on October 8. Minstrel Lad is owned and trained by his breeder, C. Jones, of Awapuni. He is a colt by Peter Jackson's sire, Nigger Minstrel, from Jeanne Laddo, dam ot Arrow Lad and Arajean, by Sir Laddo (son of bir Hugo) from Jeanne d'Arc, by St. Andrew (son of St. Leger) from the Dreadnought mare Montdread, grandam of Snub, iiee, Disdainful (dam of Mespriant), Reproachful (dam oi Chide, Riri and Berate)) and Contempt (dam of Silver Scorn and Mult). PRODUCED A GOOD OINJE. A writer in the English magazine, "Horse and Hound," in reciting incidents bearing on the breeding of horses, mentions the career of the mare Otterden, by SheenSpring Morn, who was imported to New Zealand by the late Mr. G. G. Stead. When three years old Otterden was delicate, and the owner made a present of her to nis trainer. A free service to Martagon was given, and when in foal the mare was bought by Mr. Stead and shipped to the Dominion. Little was it thought that Otterden, deemed to be of delicate consti tution, was destined to produce a colt that would win top place as a sire. Otterden came through the long sea voyage from England to New Zealand most satisfactorily, and her first foal in the Dominion was the stout-hearted Martian, whose progen v won prize-money to the amount or £372,907, jvhich stands at the head of the winning sires' record for New Zealand and Australia. N
WELL-BRED YOUNGSTER. Red Manfred, who won the Wellesley Slakes at Trentham on Saturday, had a race in the Debutante Stakes at Wanganui in September, and since then he liae been doing good work at Woodville, where he is trained by F. Davis. He is by Manfred from Redshank, a mare that was sent over from Victoria to the Hororata Stud in Canterbury, and Red Manfred was foaled there, and at the last yearling sales at Trentham was sold to Mrs. S. Curie, of Wanganui, for 200gs. Redshank, Ins dam, is by Thrice (by The Welkin, sire of Gloaming), from Red Streak by Wallace. Manfred, liis sire, is by A , om Otford, "\vlio is descended from Otterden, the dam of Martian. Red Manfred, therefore, has excellent breeding lines, and he should eventually develop into a good stayer. Red Manfred is engaged in the Welcome Stakes at Riccarton, and should prove hard to beat in that event.
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STABLE AND TRACK NOTES. Auckland Star, Volume LXIII, Issue 256, 28 October 1932
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