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RACING AND TROTTING

LATEST NEWS FROM FAR AND NEAR

RACING FIXTURES March 16—Clifden R.C. March 16, 18—Ohinemuri J.C. March 16, 18—Wellington R.C. March 20,—Opotiki J.C. March 21, 23—Oamaru J.C. March 22, 23—Manawatu R.C. March 23, 25—Bay of Plenty J.C. March 30 —Hawke's Bay J.C. March 30 —Birchwood H.C. April 4—Waimate R.C. April 4, 6 —Dargaville R.C. April 6—South Canterbury J.C. April 9. 10—Pahiatua R.C. April 11, 13—Whangarei R.C. April 13—Otautau R.C. April 13, 15—Westport J.C. April 20—Tuapcka J.C. April 20, 22—Wairarapa R.C. April 20, 22—Feilding J.C. April 20, 22—Auckland R.C. April 20, 22, 23—Riverton R.C. April 22—Beaumont R.C. April 22—Waipukurau J.C. April 22—Kumara R.C. April 22, 23—Canterbury J.C. April 24, 27—Greymouth J.C. April 27—Marton J.C. April 27, 29 Avondale J.C. TROTTING FIXTURES March 13 —Wyndham T.C. March 16—Cheviot T.C. March 23 —Roxburgh T.C. March 23 —Auckland T.C. March 30—Thames T.C. March 30 and April 3—Manawatu T.C. April 6—Wanganui T.C. April 13—Ashburton T.C. April 13—Wanganui T.C. April 17 —Rotorua T.C. April 20, 22—Hawera T.C. April 20, 24 N.Z. Metropolitan T.C. April 27—Taranaki T.C. April 27 —Methven T.C. May 4—Cambridge T.C. May 4. 6—Forbury Park T.C. May 11—Waikato T.C. May 11—Oamaru T:C. riJIIF GOSSIP Increased Support The nominations for the two days of the Manawatu Racing Club's autumn meeting totalled 36G, as against 280 last year, an increase of 86. Reminder j Acceptances lor the Oamaru Jockey j Club's autumn meeting will close at | o p.m. on Thursday. .Failed in Australia Silver Scorn is apparently to have another spell, and it would appear as if she will never be able to reproduce her New Zealand form, whicli made her, temporarily at least, one of the greatest female gallopers of recent years. Fortunately for her owner, she practically paid for herself by her .successes in New Zealand before she was shipped to Sydney, but she must have been expensive since. The value of the two races she won in Sydney last season aggregated £6lO, and three minor placings increased her total to £9OO, but this amount would be only a small portion of what she must have cost her connexions. Champion's Reappearance Peter Pan is to make his first appearance this autumn in the Randwick Stakes at City Tattersall's meeting on March 23. Last year Peter Pan •finished fourth in this race in a field i;f five. Loss of Form it was a surprise to find that Golden Hair had not been nominated for the Thompson Handicap at Trentham. That she figures in the shorter races on the second day points to last year's Thompson Handicap winner making the trip. Taranaki reports state that her form is far short of that of 12 months ago. Appeals to be Heard The appeals of G. Holland, trainer, and J. F. Fergus, jockey, against their disqualification by the Franklin Racing Club will be heard by the Auckland District Committee to-morrow. Ascot Gold Cup It is a long time since as much interest has been taken in the Ascot Gold Cup as in the coming one on June 20. This is because Felicitation has been kept from the stud for another year in order to run in it, and Windsor Lad and the French champion, Brantome, may compete. As early as last month there was a market on the race, Brantome being favourite, at a point shorter than Felicitation. Windsor Lad was another point away, and only a half-point shorter than the Aga Khan's second string, Umidwar, who his owner believes is superior to Windsor Lad. One London writer suggests that Windsor Lad may not run if all goes well with the others named, and that lie will be reserved for the rich Eclipse Stakes, which he appeared unlucky to lose last year. Early Troubles Victoria's best two-year-old of the spring, Gay Lover, will not race during the autumn, as he has gone seriously amiss. He certainly was a good colt, as he won the colts and geldings' division of the Maribyrnong Trial Stakes, and followed up by taking the Debutant Stakes. Although he failed in the Maribyrnong Plate—he ran fifth—he was unlucky, as he was badly away, and met with more than his share of interference. He has not, however, trained on. The trouble is in the joints of his forelegs. OHINEMURI REHANDICAP3 (PRESS ASSOCIATION TELEGJiAM.} AUCKLAND, March 11. Rehandicaps for the Ohinemuri Jockey Club's meeting are as follows: Netherton Hack Handicap—King Rey 81b, making 9-1; Enge 51b, making 7-12. Awaiti Handicap—Salesman 71b, making 8-0; Nahlin 71b, making 8-1. Komata Handicap—Astarth 71b, making 8-1; Ford Acre 81b, making 7-8. St. Patrick's Handicap—Coronis 41b, making 7-11. The owner of Star Artist requested that she should not be rehandicapped Jn the St. Patrick's Handicap, as she will not be a starter. Gipsy Moth's original weight in the St. Patrick's Handicap will stand. British Columbia, 8-0, has accepted for the St. Patrick's Handicap.

TROTTING NOTES Reminders Nominations for the Manawatu and Thames meetings will close on March 15. The Wyndham Racing Club's meeting will be held to-morrow. Acceptances for trotting events at the Oamaru Jockey Club's meeting on March 21 will close on Friday. A Strong Supporter There is no better supporter of race meetings in New Zealand than C. S. Donald, and as a rule he is not particular as to how far away they are from his home at Belfast. Practically every course in New Zealand has seen his colours carried to numerous victories. and no meeting appears complete if he has not one or more horses competing. For the first time in a number of years he was not present at the Timaru meeting, and those backers who religiously follow the iortunes of the Belfast stable, had to make other selections. Donald simply had nothing in racing trim to suit the classes. Change ol' Dates The Forbury Park Trotting Club has been granted a change of dates for its winter race meeting from May 2 and 4 to May 4 and 6, and as the latter, date is the occasion of the King's jubilee, a public holiday will be observed. In recent years bad weather has militated against the success of the Forbury Park Club's winter meeting, and with ordinary luck on this occasion the fixture should prove an outstanding success. The Dunedin Club is one of the most progressive in the whole of New Zealand, and is always anxious to increase its stakes and attract the better class horses. Fast Addington Track The inside' of the course proper, which was ploughed recently, has been greatly improved, and now that it has settled down 'it promises to provide even faster going than previously. Fifth-rate performers are doing times that would be regarded as good trials for the best class races, and so the Addington course, because of its excellence, is misleading to the follower of training operations. When worked Jt Addington the majority of horses go from a moving start and so actual racing conditions are dispensed with. It might be more satisfactory for driver, horse, and follower of form if track trials were made from a flat-footed start. Grace McElwyn When the Auckland-owned filly, Grace McElwyn, won the Fairlie Handicap of one mile in 2min llsec at Timaru on Saturday, she established a three-year-old record for that distance, and as the course is not so fast as that at Addington, it was a very fine effort. Grace McElwyn is by Jack Potts from Jean McElwyn, and in point of conformation and style of going resembles her dam. Jean McElwyn was only a pony and though not a dyed-in-the-wool stayer, she could win over two miles if she had the race run to suit her. Like Grace McElwyn, she was trained by R. B. Berry, and this driver would always endeavour to keep her in just behind the leaders until the last furlong, when she would make one very fast dash for the winning post. She was a brilliant sprinter with a mile record of 2min Bsee against her, and her daughter gives promise of improving upon these figures. Mr D. R. Revell was present from Auckland to see his filly, and her victory must have brought back happy recollections of many wins scored by her dam, Jean McElwyn. Disappointing Sonoma King's display in the To- I muka Handicap at Timaru on Saturday suggests that he had enough racing for the present, for at no stage of the race did he put any dash into his work. Never .a very stylish trotter, Sonoma King was plainly beaten for speed in his latest effort. Silver Axworthy , When trained by D. McKendry, Silver Axworthy looked like developing into a good stake winner, but his latest display was not encouraging. The public, however, did not expect anything better of him, for in a pool of close on £ISOO in the Seadown Handicap at Timaru, he carried less than £2O. In Need of a Spell Recent racing and travelling appear to have got to the bottom of Harold Wrack, whose display at Timaru was lifeless. The gelding, who had performed so well at Hutt Park a few weeks back, did not look a winner at any stage of his race at Washdykc. Breeding to Recommend Zest is a good looking chestnut mare by Wrack from Zonaphone, and driven by E. C. McDermott, she was a quiet tip for the Trail Handicap at Washdyke. Well placed in the early stages, Zest gave promise of taking a hand in the finish, but the fast pace set found her wilt under the strain. A very useful type of mare, Zest has some way to go before she enters good class. She comes from a fairly successful family, for her dam. Zonaphone is by Brent Locanda—Hedvic, who traces back through Prince Imperial, Young Irvington, and General Tracey Hedvic also left Princess Zoe (the dam of Noble Prince and Marie Celeste) Pan Yan, Zenith, and Ezywurk. AUSTRALIAN RACING IiANDWICK HANDICAPS SYDNEY, March 11. Handicaps fou the Doncnstor Handicap, of -000 sovs, one mik 1 , io be run on April 20,

FOAL BORN IN TRAIN (Received March 11, 8 p.m.) LONDON, March 10. The racing mare Happy Climax, formerly the property of Lord Beaverbrook and_ now owned in Ireland, foaled a colt in a train going at 40 miles an hour en route to Newmarket. The mare and the colt are well.

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