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RACING AND TROTTING

INTER-DOMINION TROTTING * Pot Luck Wins Grand Final PARISIENNE THE CHAMPION Indianapolis Wins Consolation Race It was an off day in Christchurch, but the Grand Final of the Inter-Dominion Championship attracted a great crowd at Addington yesterday, and the big race provided the highlights of the meeting. The 12 horses paraded for the final event represented the best that New Zealand can get together at the present time, and though the Grand Final was won by Pot Luck, the honours of the southern hemisphere must go to Parisienne, who, in running second to Pot Luck, proved herself to'be the greatest four-year-old filly ever raced in New Zealand.

In the qualifying events the horses had been well tested, and the final was truly a championship contest. It was pleasing to find every horse in the race going off correctly, and this was the undoing of both Parisienne and Lucky jack, who were at the tail of the field. Not a horse made a mistake for a mile. In the early stages Nervie’s Last and Blair Athol set a merry pace, but, evidently according to plan, U. Scott was then allowed to run to the front, and he set such a merry pace that It appeared that he would again make a one-horse race of it. S. A. Edwards, behind Blair Athol, and J. Bryce, jun., with Nervie’s Last, did not allow the American any latitude, and always they were within a length or two. With six furlongs to go, Parisienne, who was then last but one, put in a wonderful run, with Lucky Jack trailing her. The crowd was worked to a high pitch of excitement as the filly, with her stable-mate in behind, passed horse after horse and landed into the straight only third to V. Scott and Nervie’s Last. The effort, however, had taken everything out of the four-year-old, and Pot Luck, who had had a nice run all the way, came out with a brilliant sprint to beat her in the straight.

It was a championship final worthy of such an important event The championship for the Southern Hemisphere rightly goes to Parisienne, who has scored 284 points and has proved herself a sprinter and a stayer. Pot Luck, driven by M. Holmes, was handled with the best of judgment, and the luck of the Running favoured him, but full credit must be given to R. B. Berry in the running of* his two horses. Parisienne and Lucky Jack. Lucky Jack received a severe check three furlongs from home when pacing like a winner. Blair Athol, as consistent as ever, battled on into third place, and Supertax was fourth, just ahead of Lucky Jack. The final points in the championship \7ere as follows:

The consolation races found a lot of tired horses, and Glenrossie, long past his best, outstayed the others in the first race after Rocks Ahead, Grand Mogul, and Aide de Camp had made most of the running. Glenrossie easily outstayed Bocks Ahead, and won .a rather uninteresting race. ' The second race was marked by one of the most popular victories scored at Addington, for many, a day, for In-, dianapolls, who was thought to have long passed his best, came with a brilliant burst of speed and fairly worried Reporter out of first money. Frisco Boy and Reporter made the early running, but the former made a bad break six furlongs from home and interfered with Lady Cnildewood. The victory of Indianapolis reflected the greatest l ; credit on bis trainer, J. Fraser, and his driver. D. C. Watts. The racing has improved the champion, who may. be approaching his best form. , , The two event* for .trofters provided good contests and. in each* case bracketed horse* the first , two places, G. Cameron. • with Survivor and Reward; .belngftrst and. second in the Otago Handicaps after both horses had helped to malr.ost of the running. ‘ ■-J-k'- ■ v. Later in the day, C. S. DonakTproduced his pair. Captain Bolt and wah-* nooka, and over the ‘later stages the pair cleared’out from the field. They were never fully extended, but. a pleasing feature was the display of Discord, who gave some indication of coming back to her best. The Canterbury Handicap, of two miles, showed Ginger Jack in his true colours, for, patiently handled, he won comfortably from Frisco Lady in the last o| 4mlni 32; 4-ssec, a fine performance. Cantata, scored her second, very easywin of'the' faceting when’, she -won the Wellington Handicap, and, sheappehrs iliktiy ’ to reach the best class company. stall was kept tyelj employed'atad'lianaied £49,294, which brought-fae -total for the four days’ racing'dp to £185,329. : Details of the racing are as, follows: 1 OTAGO HANDICAP, Of £325; second horse £65, and third horse £45 -from staked One-mile and a half. 8. a—W. ■ Falrbalm’s b g SURVIVOR by ' Guy .Parrish—Petereta , mare , 9yrs scr - "..' G, Cameron 1 8. 5—J. Rogers’s b g Reward 7yrs scr ... . • f. V L-, Frost 2 8. 7—J. W.' BOrrCU’s b g indolent llyrs scr, ~, .... S.C. Wright 3 «. Qibßpa’s b g Guy Hugo Jyrs scr' A. Butterfield 0 9. 10—C. .Hardy’3 br g Honeymoon lOyrs-SCr v ; •' • . -V; Albotif 9 2.2 F. J. Monk’s b g Llstowel Byrs sen .. • • B. J. Mackle 0 . t”;: • . • -j . •

4. 3—A. S. Gurney’s ch g Prince Harvester Byrs .. M. Holmes O’ 1. I—R. Townley’s b g Parrish Guide 7yrs 12 .. .. .. Owner 0 1. I—R. Townley’s b m Lady Sonoma Byrs 24 .. .. G. Townley 0 10. B—W. R. Anderson’s b m Sister Mary Byrs 24 .. R. B. Berry 0 3. 4—; P. J. Andrew’s b hj Pilot Peter 6yrs 36 .. D. McKendry 0 11. 11— W. Shelloqk’s b g Kippagh lOyrs 48 .. .. .. .. Owner 0 7. 7—A. Chinnery’s b g Aristotle llyrs 84 .. R. Motz 0 Reward and Survivor, and Parrish Guide and Lady Sonoma, were bracketed on the totalisator. With half a mile covered Reward and Listowel were in charge, and were followed past the stands by Pilot Peter, Survivor, Indolent, Guy Hugo, and Sister Mary. Reward and Pilot Peter were the leaders down the back, but Pilot Peter broke near the three furlongs. Reward led into the straight from Survivor, Guy Hugo. Indolent, and Prince Harvester. Stirvlvor beat Reward in the run home by a head, with Indolent three lengths away. Guy Hugo was fourth. Times—3min 30sec, 3min 30 l-ssec, 3mln 30 3-ssec. Winner trained by G. Cameron, New Brighton.

WESTLAND HANDICAP, Of £350; second horse £75, and third horse £SO from stake. 2mln 51sec class. One mile and a quarter. 3. 4—McFarlane and Scott’s bhj BING CROSBY by Grattan-at-Law—Lady Goslin 4yrs scr .. E. J. Smith 1 2.3 W. G. Oakley’s ch g Red Ranger 6yrs 12 ~ .. M. Holmes i 1. 2—F. Wallis, Jun.’s, b hj Fremont 4yrs scr .. .. R. B. Berry 3 11. 10—A. Leggett’s b m Heather Queen Byrs scr . •• Owner 0 13. 15—C. L. Rhodes’s ch m lyy Peterson 7yr» scr ... .. •F. Holmes 0 19. 19—-J. Slack’s, b g Lone Derby Syrs »cr ;. A. Holmes 0 9. B—Mrs G. BlUs’s b g Moana Tama 6yrs scr ... .. D. C. Vfatts 0 7. 7—F. Smith’s b m Our Peggy «yr» scr .. .. .. E. Berry 0 10, 11—A. Chinnery’s ,gr g Rackatter . Byra scr./. *. R. Motz 0 18.-16 E. Russell’s b g Red Flyer 7yrs scr .. E. C. McDermott 0 6. 6—J. Palmer’s b g Repeal oyrs scr . R; Donald 0 14. 14— W. E. Begg’s b g Sage King Byrs *- scr .. .. .. R. Young 0 15. 13 —J. Watson’s b g Sky Wink Byrs . scr -.. .. ... G. Cameron 0 8. 9—G, Ji Barton’s b hj Star Wyn 4yrs scr i .. *- J.. Fraser, Jun. 0 4. I—R."1 —R." E. Hall’s b g Twenty Grand -. 4yrs scr- .. > J. Bryce,* jun. 0 12. 12— N. S/ Lawlofs ch g - Vologda ■ 10yxS scr •,» •• • ' Owner 0 17. 18-JT. Bell, jiin.’s, br g Whippet : llyrs scr .. ..... ** Owner 0 5. 5—R. Townley’s ch g Silver Guy 7yrs 12 .. .. .. Owner 0 4. I—J. Steel’s br g Zlncall 4yrs 24 M. B. Edwards 0 17. 17— B. T. Roper's b g Aircraft Byrs qfl .. S. A. Edwards 0 Twenty Grand and Zlncall were bracketed on the totalisator. Repeal led out from Our Peggy and Fremont, and passing the stands the order was ’Repeal, Sky Wink, Fremont, Our Peggy. Lone Derby, Red Ranger, Bing Crosbiy, and Whippet. The leaders were the same with half a mile to cover. Repeal still held command entering the straight,, with Red Ranger, Sky Wink, Fremont, and Bing Crosby next. Bing , Crosby did best to win by a neck from 'Red Ranger, with Fremont three lengths away.- Repeal was fourth. Times--2mln 43sec, 2mln 42 1-Ssec, 2min 44 2-ssec. Winner trained by E. J. Smith. Prebbleton. CANTERBURY HANDICAP, Of £400; second horse £IOO, and third horse £SO from stake. 4mln 32sec .class. Two miles. 2. I—B. Croft’s ch B GINGER JACK by Jack Potts—Okoura Syrs 24 . . T. H. McKenzie I 4. S—J. E. and H. L. August’s ch m Frisco Lady Syrs scr . „ J. Bryce. Jun. 2 9. 7—T. Richardson’s b g Iraq 6yts 12 E. C. McDermott 3 8. B—R. A. Bebbington’s ch m Elvo ‘ 13yrs scr .. .. Owner 0 5. 4—P. Dugan’s blk m Navy Blue ■ -.Syrs scr .. ~ S. A. Edwards 0 3. 3—-W. Hosklng’s b g Ironside 6yrs 24 .. .. F. J. Smith, o 'T. Johnston's b m -Lady Fame Syrs 24 ~ O. E. Hooper 0 6. 6—G. Aitcheson’s b m Southern Smile 7yrs 24 .. F. G. Holmes 0 1. 2—Estate F. Fine’s blk m Renown s ~ - , Best Syrs 48 .. • • M. Holmes 0 ■ - Elvo was followed past the stands by Navy Blue, Frisco Lady, Iraq, Ginger Jack, and Ironside. Over the next round the leaders remained the same and with four furlongs to cover Elvo was attended by Ginger Jack, Navy Blue, Frisco Lady, and Ironside. Ginger, Jack took charge crossing the top to lead Into the straight from ,Elvo„ Frisco Lady, JSouthern Smile, Navy Blue, and Iraq. Ginger Jack was not . troubled to win by two lengths from Frisco Lady, with Iraq force lengths away. Navy Blue was fourth. 4mln 25 li-Ssec, 4mln 25 4-ssec. Winner trained by T. H. McKenzie, Papanul. .

• AUCKLAND HANDICAP, Of £500; second horse £125, /and third ■ horse £75 from stake. For unhoppled trotters. 4mln 36sec class. .Two miles. 1, I—Mrs E. Berryman’s b g CAPTAIN BOLT by Petervygh—Medway . Byrs scr • ‘ V „ , -Rr Donald 1 . 1. -I—Mrs *B.' Berryman’s ch ‘g Wahnooka Byrs scr .. C. S. Donald 2 8. B—H, Hewson’s b m Discord Tyrs scr . , . . , , R. J. Rapley 3 5. B—A. Chlnnery’s Arlstotle llyra scr ..- .; R/Motz 0 2.2 G. J. Barton’s- b m Bittersweet Byrs scr .. F. Holmes 0 2.2— G. J. Barton’s br m Golden Eagle Byrs scr .. D. C. Watts 0 2.2 G. J. Barton’s br g Great Ad- . miral 9yrs scr .. J. Fraser, Jun. 0 4. 4—Miss A. Norman’s b -g Norman Fox lOyrs scr .. G. McKendry 0 7. 7—Wilson and Price’s ch g Writer 13yrs scr .. J. Bryce. Jun. 0 3. 3—R. B, Berry’s b g King's Guard • lOyrs 12 .. .. Owner 0 6. s—Archer and McFarlane’s b m Sea Gift 7yrs 96 .. E. J. Smith 0 . Bittersweet, Golden Eagle, and Great Captain, Bnlt and WaKnooka were bracketed qn the totalisator. / Passing: the, stands the.first time Captain

the back by Writer, Great Admiral, Golden Eagle, Bittersweet, Discord, and Wannooka. With six furlongs to cover Captain Bolt was attended by Golden Eagle, Bittersweet, Great Admiral, and Wahnooka. Over the concluding stages Captain Bolt drew out from the field to win comfortably by a length and a half from Wahnooka. with Discord five lengths away. Golden Eagle was fourth. Times—4mln 30 l-ssec. 4min 29 3-ssec. 4mm 32 2-ssec. Winner trained by C. S. Donald, Belfast.

INTER-DOMINION CHAMPIONSHIP HANDICAP (GRAND FINAL) Of £2250: second horse £450, third horse £2OO, and fourth horse £IOO from stake. Lap prize of £IOO. One mile and five furlongs. 4. 4—H. Stafford’s b g POT LUCK by Jack Potts—Hope Dillon 1 I—Mrs D. R. Revell’s eh f Paris- ‘ ienne 4yrs 24 inc. 12 pen. Berry 2 8 7—G. Stanley’s ch g Blair Athol syrs scr .. S. A. Edwards 3 3. 3—D. Rodgers’s b hj Supertax 7yrs 24 inc. 12 pen. • ■ J* Pringle 6 5—E. G. and F. A. Brldgens sb g Nervie’s Last 9yrs scr J. Bryce, jun. 0 2.2 J. R. McKenzie’s blk hU. Scott 6yrs 12 inc. 12 pen F. Holmes 0 10. 9—R. Rudd’s blk m Evicuj; q 7. B—W. Johnstone’s b g King’s Play 7vrs 12 .. .. O. E. Hooper 0 5 c—w. J. Gudsell’s blk hj Plutus 6yrs >l2 C. S. Donald 0 6. 5—W. Hos'k'lng’s blk g King’s Warrior 7vrs 24 . • F. J. Smith 0 9. l(£V; J Barton’s b g Cloudy Range Byrs 24 ■ • D. C. Watts 0 1 i_w. T. Lowe sch hj Lucky Jack syrs 36 inc. 12 pen. .. L. Frost 0 Nervie’s Last and King’s Warrior and Parisienne and Lucky Jack were bracketed on the totalisator. . . . , . . Nervie’s Last and Blair Athol led past the stands from Evicus, Pot Luck, Plutus, King’s Play. U. Scott. Cloudy Range, King s Warrior. Supertax. Parisienne. and Lucky Jack. Going down the back Blair Athol had charge, but at the mile U. Scott went to the front and was followed with a round to cover by Blair Athol, Nervlc s Last Pot Luck. King’s Play Plutus Ev - cus, Cloudy Range, King s Warnor, Parslienne. Supertax, and Lucky Jack. U. Scott still held his advantage from a bunched field with two furlongs to cover and was followed into the straight by Nervie s Last, Parisienne, Blair Athol, and Evicus. In a hard tussle to the post Pot Luck finished strongly to beat Parisienne by iwo lengths. with Blair Athol a head away. Supertax was a length away Evicus fifth. Times—3min 31 3-ssec. 3min 30 4-ssec. 3mln 33sec. Winner trained by M. Holmes, Yaldhurst.

WELLINGTON HANDICAP, Of £350; second h°rse £75, and third horse £SO from stake. 4mm 36sec class. Two miles. 1 I—Dr. J. Simpson’s b rri CANTATA by Key de ° r^-Brumby j 7y^ ln 3 g B le i 2. 2—J.' Richardson’s br g Colonel Grattan 4vrs 12 E. C. McDermott 2 6. 5—W. McDonald's blk g Waipahi fsvrs scr • • • • Di C» Wfitis 5. 6—W. D. McLeod’s blk m Belle • Grattan 6yrs scr .. S. A. Edwards 0 4. 4—W. A. Eddowes’s hr m Crocus fivrs scr • • •. F. J, Smith 0 12. 12— J. B. Westerman’s br g Golden Direct Byrs scr •. F. G. Holmes 0 9. 9—C. LI Rhodes’s ch m Ivy Peter7vrs scr • • «• F. Holmes 0 ■ 7, 7—F.l. Price’s ch g q 11. n—E. E. Buchanan’s b g Golden Cross Svrs 12 .. R. Motz 0 10, JO^LJ?-Young’s b hj Harlequin q 1. I—J. Geddis’s b g Mystery Yet 9yrs 24 .. J. Bryce. Jun. 0 8, B—M. C. McTigue’s ch g Play On 9vrs 36 ' ~ .. Owner 0 3. , 2—W. E. Stickings’s b g Oarver Doone 6yrs 48 • • R* Donald 0 Mystery Yet and Cantata were bracketed on the'totalisator. Belle Grattan was followed past the stands by Golden Direct. Golden Cross, Lynwood, and Colonel Grattan, Over the next circuit the leaders were the same, and with half a mile to ewer Belle Grattan led from Lynwood. Golden Dhrect, Harlequin, Walpahl, and Cantata. Belle Grattan and Cantata were together turning for home, but Cantata drew out to win by two lengths from Colonel Grattan, with Waipahi three lengths away. Belle Grattan was fourth. Times—4mln.24sec, 4mln 28 3-Ssec, 4min 28 4-ssec. Winner trained by R. J. Humphreys, Templeton.

CONSOLATION RACE No. I, Of £450; second horse £9O, and third horse £45 from stake. One mile and five furlongs, 7 7—j; McDonald’s b c GLENROSSIE by Matchlight—Alice Dillon 12vrs 12 .. L. O. Thomas 1 5. 4—F. W. McGill’s ch m Rocks Ahead Bvrs 12 . - • • J. Walsh 2 3 2—G. J. Barton’s b g Tempest 9yrs .. •• J- Fraser, jun. 3 4. 6—J. R. Frizzell’s b g Aide de Camp 6yrs scr . > , • _»• A. Berry u 6. 5—G. Hill’s b g Joy's q 1 3—H. L. and C. E. Lovegrove’s ch g ’ Worthy Light Byrs 12 .. M. Holmes 0 3. 2—G. J, Barton’s ch g Grand Mogul 7vrs 36. .. D. C. Watts 0 2. I—P, Brown’s ch g Rol I’Or 13yrs 48 .. F. Holmes 0 Aide de Camp led past the stands from Joy’s John, Glenrossie. and Rocks Ahead. Grand Mogul went to the JTS? 4 ,,® 4 half-mile and was followed with six furlongs to go by Grand Mogul, Glenrossie. Aide de Camp, and Worthy Light. Hocks Ahead was the first to turn for horne, with Qlenrossle, Grand Mogul, Aide <le Camp, and Tempest next. Glenrossie drew out to win by a length and a half from Rocks Ahead, with Tempest: a neck away. Rol I’Or was fourth. Times—3mln J 4 2-Bsec, 3mln 34 4-ssec, 3mln 34sec. Winner trained by L. O, Thomas, Addington.

CONSOLATION RACE No. 2, Of £450: second horse £9O, and third horse £46 from stake. One mile and live furlongs. 8. B—G. J. Barton’s bhj INDIANAPOLIS by Wrack—Estella Amos Byrs 60 .. ... D. C. Watts 1 2.2 T. H. McGlrr’s b g Reporter 7yrs 12 .. .. Owner 2 4, 6—Wlndie and McDonald’s b g Wlllow Wave llyra 48 O. E, Hooper. 3 7. 7—J. R. McKenzie’s b g Double Great syrs scr .. - •. F. Holmes 0 1. I—J. E. and H. L. August's b g Frisco Boy 4yra scr J, Bryce,Jun, 0 9. 9—E. C. Luckie’s bhj Our Walla Syrs scr .. • • G. Gath , 0 5. A—Mrs E. A. Brake’s oh m Bonny Azure 6yrs 12 ... L. O. Thomas 0 3. 3—J. Westerman’s b g Graham Direct 6yrs 12 ~ F. G. Holmes 0 6.. 5—R. Bradley’s blk nr Lady ChUdewood , I2yrs 12 .. Owner 0 Our Walla and Frisco Boy were the early leaders ard were followed down the back by Double Great, Reporter, and Lady, ChUdewood. .Our Walla*and Frisco Boy: were still In charge with a round to'cover, but* - Frlsco Boy broke going out of the straight. Our Walla and Reporter were In charge three furlongs from home and were followed Into the straight by Double Great, Graham Direct, and Willow Wave. In a great finish Indianapolis got up to beat Reporter by a head, with Willow Wave a length away. Double Great *yvas fourth. Times—3mln 33sec. 3mln '37 l-ssec. 3mln 34 2-ssec. Winner trained by J. Fraser, Jun., Addington.

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NOTES ON THE RACING Bracketed Horses Succeed Backers received a reverse in the opening event, when the coupled horses. Survivor and Reward, filled the first two places after a hard struggle. Both horses trotted solidly all through, and the time, 3min 30sec from a 3min 34sec mark, showed the track to be in good order. Prince Harvester, Listowel, Reward, and Guy Hugo all went off correctly, but it was not long before the favourite bracket, Parrish Guide and Lady Sonoma, with Prince Harvester, were at the rear of the field. Pilot Peter made up ground rapidly and with half the journey covered Reward and Pilot Peter were just shading Survivor, Listowel, and Indolent. Reward and Survivor drew out’ at the three furlongs and were first into the straight from Guy Hugo and Indolent. In the run down the straight Survivor held Reward safely, but only had a head to spare at the finish. Indolent trotted a good race and Prince Harvester, making several mistakes, showed more speed than any other horse m the race. Listowel and Guy Hugo had every chance, but failed under pressure, while Pilot Peter faded out very badly. The win dividend was a double-figure one. The disappointments of the race were Lady Sonoma and Parrish Guide.

Bihg Crosby Improves The Westland Handicap was a race full of interest, and resulted in a win for Bing Crosby, a speedy but temperamental pacer. Repeal at once set out to make the. pace, and for more than a mile he carried on the running from Fremont, Our Peggy, Red Ranger, Bing Crosby, Whippet, and Sage King. When the straight was reached Repeal was still in command, and Red Ranger. Sky Wink, Fremont, and Bing Crosby were in close attendance. Repeal faded at the distance post and Red Ranger took charge. A great race over the last furlong resulted in a narrow victory for Bing Crosby, while Red Ranger was well ahead of Fremont, Repeal. Sky Wink, and Twenty Grand. Bing Crosby went away fairly well and was always within a handy distance of the leaders. His form was an improvement on some he had shown, and apparently he is improving with experience. Red. Ranger began very smartly, and put up a fine race, but Fremont met two horses too good for 'him. Repeal faded only in the last part irv a fast fun race, but the remainder fJlm'd the clgss all too good for them.

"A dlass Pacer Ginger Jack gave further proof of his qu&lity when' he easily won the Canterbury Handicap in 4min 22 4-ssec —a great performance considering the weather conditions. ■. - ■ , . . : Elvo. set out to lead from end to end, and closely attended by Frisco Lady, Navy Blue, and Iraq, set a- merry pace from the start. The field raced m clpse order for more-than a mile, at which stage Elvo was leading Navy Blue, 'Frisco Lady, Iraq, and Ginger Jack. It'was not Until the last half mile that I real racing commenced, at wnicn 'stage Ginger Jack raced up to Elvo. The pair led into the straight, and at this stage Frisco Lady came with a great run,* Ginger Jack, however, always held the upper hand, and won comfortably, while Iraq was three lengths away, just ahead of Navy Blue, Southern Smile, and Elvo, who nnished almost in line. , ... . This marked Ginger Jack’s third win for the meeting, and while he was doing his best at the finish, his performance was a particularly good one. He is the most promising pacer in his class. Frisco Lady ran her best race at the meeting, and Iraq hung on gamely to gain third money, {*avy Blue, in the firing line throughout, again raced in genuine style, and has been unlucky in her recent running. C. S. Donald’s Bracket

For the second time at the meeting C. S. Donald provided the winner and runner-up .when Captain Bolt and Wahnooka finished first and second in the Auckland Handicap. Both horses were much too good class for the remamGreat Admiral soon hit the front and with :Writer and Golden Eagle handy he carried on for a mile. Before commencing the last mile and a quarter Captain Bolt took the lead and he led past the stands from Golden Eagle, Bittersweet, Great Admiral, and Wahnooka. Captain Bolt and Wahnooka had matters to, themselves in the run home and gave nothing else a chance, while Discord finished fast to gain third money. , . .. The race showed that most of the 1 competitors had had enough racing, and their performances were moderate. Outside those of the place-fillers, the displays were poor. The Big Test

The Grand Final of the inter-Domin-ion championship provided a great race, and while the winner, Pot Luck, had all the best of the running, the i honours of the race rested with Parisienne, whose 12 yards penalty proved ijust too much for her. Hers was the performance of. a champion. The whole field went away correctly after very little delay at the start, and at once Blair Athol and Nervte’s Last-took up the running, but after about five furlongs had been covered U. Spott, with a very fast burst, took over.the lead and be had quite handy to -him Blair Athol, Nervie’s Last. Pot Luck.' King’s Play Plutus, ;Evicus, Cloudy Range, King’s Warrior, ' Parisienne; * Supertax, and Lucky Jack. With U. Scott showing the way, the field was. still bunched, starting the (last round,, when Parisienne commenced a great run. She was on the outside of the field,- but in the back stretch the pace was torrid and Pansi- ■ enne on the 'outside fetill made up ground. She fairly flew round the field on the top turn and she was third into the straight behind U. Scott and Nervie’s Last. Parisienne began to feel the strain a furlong from home, and Pot Luck, always well placed, came with a burst over the last furlong and had too much speed for ,the others. Blair Athol finished at a great rate, and was travelling faster than anything in the race. Behind the placed horses were Supertax, Lucky Jack, and Nervie’o Last. \ , . . 1 Thp wihner had made gradual im-

TURF GOSSIP In Melbourne The Somme Welter Handicap, of £250, seven furlongs, run at the Mentone (Melbourne) meeting on April 23 was won by the four-year-old Flying Chief, by Chief Ruler from Seagull 11, trained for Mrs E. Montgomery by J. Fryer. Earlier in the day. Desert Chief, trained by Fryer for Mr G. J. Barton, was narrowly beaten in the principal event of the day over a mile and a quarter. Flying Chief was fourth favourite in his race, but Desert Chief was at a short price. A Bold Bid

Miss D. Paget’s steeplechaser, Golden Miller, was unequal to adding his sixth Cheltenham Gold Cup to his record, but made a good bid for it. Seven furlongs from home he led in company with Airgead Sios, but at the last jump Morse Code led him a length, and beat him home by two lengths in 6min 35 l-sscc for three-and-a-quarter miles. . Each of the six runners carried the same weight, 12st, and the winner was trained by Ivor Anthony, First money was £720, including a cup valued at £l5O. Winter Training

Horses that race over the hurdles in England during the winter frequently distinguish themselves in the long-dis-tance flat handicaps of the spring. After winning the Liverpool ot. Leger last November, the Aga Khan s colt, Dharampur, was put to hurdling, and won twice. As recently as the end of February he was racing over hurdles, and that his jumping experience had not done him any harm was demonstrated recently when he ran second to Irish Stew in the Great Metropolitan, two miles and a quarter, at Epsom.

Stopped a Train Complaints are sometimes heard of jockeys “stopping” horses, but a wellknown jockey slopped a tram a few days ago. Travelling from Auckland to ride at the Dannevirke meeting, he woke up in the darkness, and felt chilly He reached up to turn on, as he thought, the heat, when there came a sharp hissing of air and with a grinding of brakes the train came to a stop. The train crew-came along to investigate, and, after explanations, the journey was resumed. According to all reports, this was not the first time the air tap has been mistaken for the heating apparatus. Likely Youngster The Waipukurau sportsman, Mr H. R Peacock, who has always derived a lot of pleasure from racing horses in a modest way. appears to have got a very promising youngster in Royal Pageant, whom he bred hiVnself. He is a free-actioned chestnut by Lord Quex from Merry Court, by Grandcourt Merry Dale, by -Downshire— Happy Valley, by Wallace from the Bill of Portland mare Faraway. Roya^t g wn has raced only four times and has been in the money on the last three occa sions.

On the Improve Mea Mea, who showed such good form at the Dannevirke meeting, is out of Hine Wehi, a half-sister by Arausio to Toxeuma. Mea Mea is on the improve, and as his ability to run in bad ground is backed W b y. a sound pedigree, he should be heard of again before long. Mea Mea was bred by his owner and is the first foal of his dam.

The Brunton Family The Australian Jockey Club has lost two valued committeemen during tne last few months. Sir Colin Stephen, who had been chairman of the club for many years, died last September, and recently Mr Walter Brunton died after a long illness. Mr Brunton, who was a native of Melbourne, became a member of the Australian Jockey Club in 1898, and joined the committee in March, 1919. He served continuously since then. Born in Melbourne, he was one of the three sons of Mr Thomas Brunton, who all met with considerable success in Melbourne and Sydney as owners. His brother, Mr Stuart Brunton. who died in June, 1927, was for years a patron of the stable or Richard Bradfleld at Flemington, and although he did not keep many horses in training he won his share of races. He had the distinction of winning three Legers in a year, as his colt Belgamba won the Victoria Racing Club Leger. Australian Jockey Club Leger, and South Australian Jockey Club Leger, Another brother, Mr John Spencer Brunton, who died last December, be-

third day of the meeting, he .fairly beat his victor on that occasion. It was a splendid performance that Parisienne registered, and she is fully entitled to the championship. Under the conditions in which the race was run the performance of Parisienne was one of the high-lights of the meeting. For a four-year-old filly to give away a start to older horses was something in itself; but to pass the field as she did in her four furlongs sprint was exceptional. If the great trial she has been subjected to does not affect her, Parisienne will win many good races. Her driver, R. B. Berry, was up against a problem from the start, for the mare, a slow beginner, was soon near the rear of the field. In a race run to suit her, Parisienne will win the best class races. • Blair Athol showed the consistency of his early racing at the meeting, and he has been one of the best performers to date. Supertax found the task just beyond him, but U. Scott went a a great race. His driver attempted to steal the race after five furlongs had been covered, but after the third day’s experience drivers of the other horses did not allow him to get too far away from them. Tp make the pace he set was the work of a champion, and he was not beaten until the last furlong. U. Scott raced like a really good racehorse. Evicus carried on until the brilliance of the others found her out, and Lucky Jack found the handicap and a check three furlongs from home all too much for him. He had to do his work from the back of the field, and had even a harder task than his stable-mate, Parisienne, Plutus was outclassed. Big Author Withdrawn

After being heavily supported for the Consolation Race (No. 1), Big .Author was withdrawn just before the start. The race was not a good one, and was merely a contest between horses that had apparently had too much racing. . ■ Rocks Ahead. Aide de Camp, and Grand Mogul made the early running, but when the last-named failed three furlongs from home. Rocks Ahead was left in charge well out in front. She carried on well into the straight, but in the run home Glenrossie stayed on too well and won decisively. Rocks Ahead was tired at the finish but easily defeated Tempest, who carried too many guns for Roi I’Or, a horse plainly past his best. A Popular Victory

One of the most popular victories of the meeting was scored when Indianapolis won the Second Consolation Race. He began well, was nicely handled by D. C. Watts, and he came home with more dash than he had exhibited for some time. In the early stages of the race Our Walla and Frisco Boy led from Double Great, Lady Childewood. and Reporter, and with a round to go Frisco Boy was leading, but broke and interfered with Lady Childewood and other horses. Down the back stretch the pace was a cracker, with Our Walla, Reporter, Double Great, Graham Direct and Willow Wave all showing the way to Indianapolis. The order was little changed at the straight entrance, but just when Reporter looked all over a winner, Indianapolis emerged from the ruck, and with a bull-dog finish he wrested the prize from Reporter, although the judge’s verdict was only a head in his favour, Indianapolis, improved by his recent racing, showed rare dash at the finish. He came with a rysh when the others bad had enough, and finished as true as steel. He had not won a race since he registered the sensational trial of 2min 0 2-ssec for a mile, and by many he was regarded as a back-number. His trainer, J. Fraser, has always reposed the utmost confidence in the big stallion, and it was no surprise to him to find him a, winner after g splendid MkaL' ' - - - . • ‘

For the Stud

gan racing about 30 years ago, and his first important winner was the brilliant Maltster mare Maltine. It was with descendants of Maltme that he afterwards won good races, Jocelyn winning the Metropolitan for him. With Carry On he won the Australian Cup, and Homer divided the Australian Jockey Club Derby with Allunga for him. A Few Horses Mr Walter Brunton was quite as keen as his brothers on racing,. an .°> . thpm kent a few horses in training. In 1918 he owned a brilliant two-year-o?d filly in Palm Leaf, a grey daughter of Linacre. She won fi \ e h £ ac ff °£m£er and they included the Stakes and Victoria Racing Clubs Sides’ Produce Stakes. Another good mare owned by Mr Brunton was Tul Ha I of Cicero with which he won the Oakleigh Plate m 1916. The Turf success which counted most with the late Mr was of Valparaiso in the King s Cup at ar bane in 1929,

Rejuvenated „ , .. . The success of Deputy m r. UD La Perouse Handicap ° n dav at Randwick was a great triumpn fShil “n?r Mr H E E udd who or.einallv purchased the .cniei # tvui horse as a stallion for 170 guineas m itnfi <;avs the “Australasian. When Deputy tinier came from New Zealand mrace in Australia several seasons ago he was trained by George at Randwick, and won a weight-for-age race at Victoria Park. ..Subsequently he was put up for auction, when he was purchased by Mr W. Pearson, for whom that great galloper Amour*i won cn many races. Deputy Ruler did not win a race for Mr Pearson one of his legs giving so much trouble that he became difficult to train.

He was placed in the sale ring once more, and Mr H. E. Rudd, of Young (New South Wales), gave 170 gmneas for him as a stallion. Deputy Ruler was then mated with a number of mares, and later competed in the thoroughbred stallion class at numerous agricultural shows, securing several blue ribbons. Last year Deputy Ruler was awarded the championship at the Royal Agricultural Show at Sydney All this time the leg which caused him to be sold was on the mend, and he was put into work, with excellent results, as at his sixth start he won a division of a welter handicap at Rosebery last season. Recently he won a race over six furlongs at Yass, and his win at Randwick on Sydney Cup day was a brilliant effort. He came from behind to defeat the speedy Might Not in Imin 12isec, and wpn in great style. High Opinion H. R. Telford, trainer of Phar Lap, rates Ajax superior even to his champion up to a mile. All tracks appear to come alike to Ajax, and he has all the high-class attributes of being able to excel under any conditions.

Win. 2. Fastest Tl. 3. Time. Pts. Parisienne 18 2 h —■ 8 281 Supertax 12 1 5 18 Lucky Jack 12 — —- 5 17 Pot Luck 7 5 — — 12 Plutus 6 — — 2i 81 V. Scott A — — 2i 81 Blair Athol — 5 2 7 King’s Warrior . — 2i 1 2i 6 Nervie’s Last — 5 — _ 5 Evlcus ’ • — 2i 1 — 35 Joy’s John — 21 — — 21 King's Play — — 2 — 2 Cloudy Range , — — 1 — 1 Lady Childewood — — 1 — 1 Double Great — — 1 — 1

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