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The season about to conclude has been a notable one for Takanini-trained horses, which have amassed the fine total of £30 2(14 in stakes, easily the best ever for the district, exceeding the previous best by over £5000. This is rather remarkable when it is considered that it was achieved in wartime, when racing was cut to a minimum. . ~ Honours among the trainers were well divided, F. Smith again finishing on top with 11 wins, closely followed by P. E. Pone 10 W. F. Clifton 9, H. Gray and T Verner 8 each, A. Tinker 6, C. Morse and J. H. Wallace 3 each, C. E. Walker, C McMOnemin and N. Cunningham 2 each, and F E. Hall 1. This makes a total of 65 wins, while 87 minor placings also again helped the stakes along. Ijandycyor Docs Best F Smith's best winners were Coronaire (£1725), My Bonnie (£1270,) Regal March £1070) and Cambria (£950). P. E. Pope won £1595 with Artificer, £1375 with Babrow £1295 with White Blaze, and £950 with Black Ace. W. F. Clifton s best pair were La Fillette (£l6f>o) and Balmacara (£1625). T. F. Verner s best pair were Sleepy Fox (£2970) and Water Vixen (£1775), while, with veyor, N. Cunningham won £3000. Beau Dink (£1040) was A. Tinker's best representative, and Spirillum (£890) and Sir Ringman (£040) H. Gray's best moneyspinners. ~ . . , Amounts of stakes credited to each trainer were' as follows: —F. Smith £7640, T. Verner £5970, P. E. Pope £5810, W. Clifton £4710, N. Cunningham £3638, C. E Walker £2480 (all with Good Armour), H. Gray £2205, A. Tinker £1590, C. Morse £885 C. V. McManemin £780, J. H. Wallace I £347, and F. E. Hall £204.

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A NOTABLE SEASON, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 175, 26 July 1945

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A NOTABLE SEASON Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 175, 26 July 1945

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