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FIXTURES. March 30, April I—Auckland Racing Club, . , , March 30, April 1 —Feilfiing Jockey Club. March ?0. April 1- Wairarapa Pacing Club.' April 1, 2— Canterbury Jockey Club. 1 April 6, 10—Avondale Jockey Club. j April 6,’ 10—Avondale Jockey Club. e April 18. 20— Wiiangarei Racing Club. s April 19 ’ 20— Hawke’s Bay Jockey Club, t March ’3O, April I— Wairarapa s Racing Club. a April 1, 2—Canterbury Jockay Club.' April 1, 2—Riverton Racing Club. April I—Beaumont1 —Beaumont Racing Club. April I —Waipukurau Racing Club. April I—Kumara1 —Kumara Racing Club. April 4—Westland Racing Club. s l April C —Greymouth Racing Club. h April 6, 10 —Avondale Jockey Club, ci April 19 —Reefton Jockey Club. w April 12, 13 —Ma-sterton Racing Club. April 18, 20—Whangarei Racing Club. April 19, 20 —Hawke’s Bay Jockey Club. April 20, 21 —Southland Racing Club. April 26, 27—Nelson Racing Club. .i April 27 —Amberley Racing Club. April 27, 29—Waikato Racing Club. 01 April 30 —Tuapeka County Racing 11 Club. a LIVERPOOL NATIONAL. London, March 22. The Liverpool Meeting was held p to-day,, when thei 90th Grand* National Steeplechase was decided. There was a record ‘field of sixtysix, and the sight as the horses filed to the post ■was most impressive. For the second year in succession the great cross-country race resulted in a sensational surprise The following are the details: THE GRAND NATIONAL STEEPLECHASE. Of £IOO each, with £SOOO (including a trophy value £200) added; for five-year-olds and upwards; second to receive £7OO, third £4OO, and the fourth £l5O from the stakes. Grand National course, about four miles and 856 GEGALACH, Mrs H. A. Gemmell’s ch g, 7yrs, by My Prince—St. Germanic, 11.4 1 EASTER HERO, J. E. Whitney’s ch g, 9yrs, by My Prince —Easter Week, 12.7 2 RICHMOND 11., Sir R. McAlpine’s b g, 6yrs, 10.6 3 Tho going was' unusually good. Every horse cleared the first fences, but ten fell at the third obstacle. About 22 were standing up the first time round. Only seven passed the judge, but three others were remounted and completed the course. One horse broke its neck. There were several bad spills, but tho jockeys were not seriously hurt. At the fourth jump Easter Hero went out alone with Sandy Hook and Richmond II following. Easter Hero, continuing to jump magnificently, led throughout until Canal Brook, the second time round, which ho jumped' alongside Richmond 11. Sandy Hook, who was then third, fell at the next jump. Easter Hero then drew away, but Gregalach was then prominent, coming strongly and jumping extraordinarily well with apparently a good chance of winning. Easter Hero entered the straight first apd led the the second last fence. Gregalach, full of running, challenged’ the top-weight, and clearing the final jump well ahead, drew away and eventually won by six lengths from Easter Hero, with Richmond II a bad third. Despite the fear that the oolassal field would spoil the world’s Igreatest fefteepUechase,, the Grand National was successful. About a dozen horses fell at the open ditch in front of the third fence. Twenty-nine negotiated the canal fence and! two fell at the brook. LIMERICK BEATEN. The Warwick Farm meeting was held on Saturday. The leading events resulted as follows; CHIPPING NORTON STAKES; - l| miles. STREPHON, S. Green’s ch r 3yrs, by Saltash —Soldier’s Love, 8.11, including 7lh penalty 1 LIMERICK, H. A. Knight’s hr St syrs, 9.6, including 7lb penalty 2 WINALOT, E. K. White’s oh h, 4yrs, 9.7 including 7lb penalty 3 Six started. Strephon, who led all the way, was attended in the earlier stages of the race by Loquacious and Jocelyn, with Winalot and Limerick handy. The field closed in on Strephon, who was only a couple of lengths ahead on entering the straight, but ho kept his opponents at bay and won comfortably by a length and a-half from JLimerick, who beat Winalot by ha lf a length. Loquacious was fourthi. Time 2m Vs. WARWICK FARM CUP; If miles. KID-AIDES, T. O’Dea’s hr g, syrs, by Aides—iPassandi^a, 7.6 1 CPiUCIS, 7.5 2 LIfADLIGHT, 8.1 3 Seventeen started. Won by a longth and a-quarter, a length find a-half between second and) rihird. Time 2m 295. CABRAMATTA HANDICAP; 1 mile. ROSSO, 3T. J. Farrell’s hr g, 4yrs, by Rossendale —Nan, ! 7.10 1 ! BRAVADO, 9.0 2 KOORATHELLA, 7.4 3 Nineteen including Puff, Boston, and Catkin. The latter ran poorly. Rosso won by a neck, with three lengths between second and third. Time Im 40|s. Limerick’s showing at Warwick Farm was a big improvement. His ■ owner will probably decide to start him at Randwick next week. Strephon’s victory was a hollow one, but the pace was slow and tho stewards censured the jockeys. REREMOANA SCRATCHED. Christchurch, March 25. Reremoana was scratched at nine o’clock this morning for all engagements at the Canterbury Jockey Club’s Easter meeting. INJURED JOCKEY. S. Henderson, the well-known jockey, who was badly injured when Mangaiti fell and was killed in the steeplechase on the first day of the Ohinemuri meeting at Paeroa, has been brought to Auckland and is in a private hospital. He has lieen operated on since his .arrival and his condition at present is still Serious.

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SPORTING., Bay of Plenty Times, Volume LVII, Issue 10035, 26 March 1929

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SPORTING. Bay of Plenty Times, Volume LVII, Issue 10035, 26 March 1929