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J (Special) CHRISTCHURCH, this day. j The breakdown of Khurja and a brilliant trial over the Grand National course by Foxiana, were the outstanding features of work at Riccarton this morning. Khurja's run of ill-fortune continued J when he broke down in the near foreleg ; while doing pacework on the No. 6 grass. i His rider, I. Walther, thought he heard I something crack when Khurja faltered, and it looks as if it will be a long time I before this horse will be able to race : again. When at Riccarton last year Khurja i was in a winning position in the Grand National Steeplechase, but failed to sight , the sodwall at the five-furlong post, and I damaged a knee badly in his fall. He stifled himself during the running of the , Te Rapa Steeplechase earlier this winter, but had recovered and looked a fit horse. Brilliant Trial Foxiana and Red Glare were associated over a round of eight steeplechase fences, with Foxiana giving a clean and dashing exhibition, which completely overj shadowed the good work clone by his companion. Foxiana gained at each fence, with Red Glare joining him again in the i run to the next fence. Cobalt followed them and made a good showing, though he was not asked to tackle Cutts' brush. Dauber was again given pace work, but is to school over the smaller inside fences to-morrow. He was to have schooled over the steeplechase course proper, but it will not be available.

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BROKEN DOWN, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 180, 1 August 1945

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BROKEN DOWN Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 180, 1 August 1945

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