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The brilliant sprinter, Sleepy Fox, one of the most outstanding gallopers seen in the Dominion for a -number of years, has left for Sydney to take part in the spring racing campaign. He has been entered for the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups, but will probably do most of his racing In Sydney, where his mission will he principally weight-for-age events such as the Warwick Stakes, Canterbury Stakes, Challenge Stakes, Hill Stakes.

Sleepy Fox is a brown son of Foxbridge and is rising six years old. In the ownership of the Hon. E. R. Davis and Mr. O. Nicholson, he has won £7245 in stakes for ten wins, four seconds and three thirds, spread over 39 starts in four seasons on the turf. He has been a great horse at Ellerslie, where he won three Huia Handicaps in succession and the last two Easter- Handicaps.

When Sleepy Fox accomplished the Easter and Huia double this year he carried 9.5 in the Easter and 10.1 in the Huia and. gave the spectators one of the finest exhibitions of galloping that it could be their privilege to witness.

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TO RACE IN AUSTRALIA, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 168, 18 July 1945

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TO RACE IN AUSTRALIA Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 168, 18 July 1945

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