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ABDICATES PROGRESS Instead of going on to Washdyke after his arrival in the south, the Levin-owned Abdicate remained at Riecarton and his final preparation for his Grand National meeting engagements will be supervised by W. D. Young, trainer of Master Meruit.

IS TAKING TIME High Ideal, which finished fourth in the Winter Cup last year, has had three races lately without showing , up. The Masterton trainer, A. Jenkins, has High Weal in the Winter Cup. High Ideal has vet to start on a winning way in open company, his last success being the Ginicrack Hack at Riccarton in April, 1944.

%■ NOW IN NORTH ISLAND Mr D. H. Blackie, whose racing team includes the good handicap horse Lance Wing, has left Dunedin to settle in Hamilton, where he is setting up a breeding stud. . „ , The jockey, C. JDent. who was formerly attached to W. McEwail's stable at Wingatui. has transferred to the North Island, and is now located at Hastings. He had his first ride at Awapuni last Saturday.

A SPORTING FAMILY Mr. ft. Waller, the amateur horseman who rode United Nations to victory in the Ladies' Bracelet at the Manawatu Hunt Club races, is a younger brother of J. J. Waller, the Awapuni trainer. Prior to entering the professional ranks, J. J. Waller was a well-known amateur horseman and owner of hunters; he enjoyed a big measure of success with Frisco Jack. Yet another member of the family, Mr. C. Waller, also had a mount in the race, but after being prominent for a period his mount, Wildboy, dropped back.

TO RACE IN AUSTRALIA In connection with the cabled report from Australia of the arrival there of Eddystone, Delano, and Degama, It has now been disclosed that the last-named is a rising two-year-old colt, and his correct name is De Gama. He has been sold by Mr. E. Preston, jun., of Wellington, to an Australian sportsman. Delano will be raced by Miss McCahon, of Wellington, in conlunction with Mr. A. Tapp, of Australia. Miss McCahon earlier raced the Foxlight—Dryades mare Te Rama across the Tasman. The first of the progeny of her dam, who was by Beechworth from the Sarto—Oriline mare Oread, Te Rama showed consistent form in Australia, but when racing fixtures were curtailed she was returned to New Zealand and mated with Tiderace.

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RACING COMMENT, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 177, 28 July 1945

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RACING COMMENT Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 177, 28 July 1945

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