LUCKY JACK WINS
New Zealand Trotting Gup
METROPOLITAN CLUB’S MEETING
Big Totalisator Increase
The New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club’s meeting at Addington yesterday was one of the best In the history of the club and possibly the sensational finish between Peter Bingen, Great Bingen, and Ahorirl in 1928 was not better than the battle
between Lucky Jack, Cantata, and Blair Athol yesterday. The track was in perfect order, although dust was rising in the early stages and was making matters difficult for the backmarkers. The crowd present was a reminder of the best days of trotting, when Author Dillon made his wonderful records and might even have done better than the champions of today. The grandstands and enclosures were completely filled, and after the second race a big number of people watched the racing from the inside of .the track. During the running of the Cup the fences were lined with people anxious to see the best horses in action, while the line of trucks carried their full quota of people.
In winning the New Zealand Cup in the fast time of 4min 16 l-ssec Lucky Jack earned a place among the greatest racehorses of New Zealand and added his name to the select list of horses that have won this race more than once. In 1937, Lucky Jack won the Cup. and last year he finished second to Morello. He is one of the few horses in New Zealand that has done better than 4min ITsec for two miles more than once, and his owner-breeder, Mr W. T. Lowe, has reason to be proud of a truly great pacer. R. B. Berry, the trainer, had his early experience of horses under the care of the veteran. Free Holmes, and Berry has beaten the record of Holmes, who rode Manton to win the New Zealand Cup at Riccarton in 1888 and later. trained and drove Trix Pointer when she won the New Zealand Trotting Cup in 1919. Berry rode Sinapis to win the New Zealand. Cup at Riccarton in 1913, and has * now driven Lucky Jack to win two New Zealand Trotting - Cups. It was really a great day for the R. B. Berry stable, for not ; only did Lucky Jack win the :Cup but Southern Chief made another exhibition of a good field of pacers in the Canterbury Handicap, and Great Jewel recorded 2min 41 l-ssec when he easily led the field home in t&e Hagley Handicap. The latter race was a clearcut win for Great Jewel, an Aucklandowned pacer who was never'seriously troubled in a fast run race.
Unhoppled trotters provided a big part of the dgy’s entertainment and while Tan John showed greatly improved form to win the Spring Handicap—and his confident. - supporters were rewiarded with a double-figure dividend—Royal Romance, in winning the Dominion Handicap, showed that she was more than the sprintey. she had been credited with being.- The two miles was 4 run in 4min 27 2-ssec, a big improvement on the 4min 36sec that Royal Romance *iiad been assessed to dO. ' ■ L j: . -Great interest centred in the: race for the Riccarton Stakes for maiden-three-year-olds, and a number of the starters showed greatly improved form on some of their recent performances. It will not be surprising to find more than one of the Riccarton Stakes candidates playing a very prominent part in the New Zealand. Derby which will be decided to-morrow'. .It was a fine race and served to introduce in Imperial Jade a sister to the far-famed Indianapolis. Others that attracted the attention of keen followers of the sport were Betty Boop, Clockwork, Brungasta, and Durability. The totalisator handled £73,276, against last year’s figures of £69,276 10s, an increase of £3999 10s. Details of the racing are as follows; SPRING HANDICAP, Of £300; second horse £6O, and third horse £4O from stake. For unhoppled trotters. 3min 33sec class. One - mile and a. halt. . .. ■ 5. 7—' W. E. Stickings’s cb g TAN J0HN...... by Worthy Bingen—Advance 'mare ISyrs 24 .. C. S. Donald 1 2.2 R. Hart’s b g Sagamore by.Native King—Wild, Moness 6yrs scr ; A; Butterfield 2 13- 12— W. R. Anderson’s* b m Sister Mary by Guy Parrish—Sister 1 Maud Syrs scr .... R. B. Berry 3 3, 4 Escalado scr; 4. 3 Shadeland scr-; 7. 6 Reward scr; 1. 1 Native' Huon scr: 11, 8 Allworthy scr; 8, 9 Bill Grattan scr; 10. 10 Jenny’s Guy scr; 9, 13 Reception scr: 14. 14 Tones scr; 16, 18 Manna’s Son 12; 15, 15 Sonoriia King 2i; .12, 11 Mohican 24: 6. 5 Gracie Fields 36; 17, 17 Parrish Guide 36 also started. Won by a neck; three lengths between second and third. Grade Fields was fourth. Times—3min 21sec, 3min 23 l-ssec, 3min 24 sec. Winner tranled by C; S. Donald. Belfast. EMPIRE HANDICAP. Of £300; • second horse £6O. and third horse, £4O from stake. , 4min 40sec class. Two miles. ■ 3. 3—M. C. McTigue’s ch J g GREAT DON by Great Bingen—Adona 7yrs scr ..Owner 1 2. 2—Dr.M. G. Pezaro and E. G‘. Brldgens’s b hj Josedale Grattan by Grattan . McKinney—Miss Bel win Syrs scar . . F; J. Smith -2 4. 4—W. E. Stickings’s bhj Mazaire by Jack Potts—Logan Chimes Syrs scr .. R. Donald 3
9. 11 Privateer scr: 6, 6 Regal scr; 1. 1. Special Edition scr; 7, 7 Lady Milne scr; 14. 15 'Xoyal -Avis scr: 8. 8 Dusky Sound 12; 13, 14 Jovial 12; 'l2, 12 view 24; 15r 13 Mankind 24; 10, 9 Worthy. Need 24; 5. 5 Mongolian 24: 11. Ip : King Potts 36 also started. ■ Won by a neck; three lengths‘between second and third. Lady Milne was fourth. Times—4min 23 2-ssec. 4min 23 3-ssec. 4min 24 2-Ssec* Winner trained by. owner, Methven. RICCARTON STAKES, ’ Of £300; second horse £6O. and- third horse £4O from; stake* For three-year-olds. One mile and a quarter. 3. 3—McFarlane and Scott’s b f IM-, FERIAL JADE by Wrack—Estella , Amos .. M. Holmes 1 1. I—Edwards and Butcher’s ch • g Durability by - Jack Potts—Endurance .. D. C. Watts 2 4. 4—W. J. Doyle’s b f Betty Boop :■ by Jack Potts—Disappearance . Owner 3
- 12. 12 Waikari Chief; 6, 5 Brungasta; 7. 7 Nationalist: 9. 9 Latest Edition; 8. 8 Ordnance; X 3. 14 Oxford Scholar ;~2.-2'Clock-' work; 11, 10 .'Ayrshire Scott; S. 6. Great Waltaki; 10. 11 Gold ' Bar; 13. .13 Burt Scott also started. -
Won. by two lengths: same distancevbetween second and third. Clockwork was fourth. Times—2mln 48sec, 2min 48 2-ssec, 2min 49sec. Winner trained by M. Holmes,' Yaldhurst. NEW. ZEALAND CUP HANDICAP, , 'Of £2500 fine, "gold cup £ 100) P second horse £BOO. third' horse £4OO, and fourth, horse £2OO from stake. 4min SSsee class. Two miles. - .' - - 2. 2—W- T. Lowe’s ' ch hj LUCKY JACK by Jack Potts—Tirane Tyrs - 24 * .. R. B. Berry 1 - 6. 6—Dr. J, D. Simoson’s br m .Cantata by Rey de Oro— Brumby Byrs 1 - scr .... O. E. Hooper 2 -6. 6—8.T.. Stanley’s ch g Blair Athol , ' Rey de. Oto—Molly Pointer 7yrs ' -12 _ - .. M. Stewart; 3 - d. 3—W.’ J-- GudseU’s blk hj Plutus'by Nelspn Pprby—Fanny Logan , Byrs - , scr - . .. • ;C,-' S.' ■ Dpnald 4 Cantala - and.;Blair,- Athol- and -Lucky Jack and Parisenne were bracketed' on the tofalisa tor. - 9; 9 Colonel" Grattan scr; J, 1 Fine Art Sen 30. IQ. Bocks Ahead sCr; 7, .7 Mars4. 4-Gallant Knight scr; 2, 2 ParbdMsm' 38; 8r » King’s Play 24; 5. r 5 Lawn. Derby 38 also started. Won fey a peck; same distance between second std third. Plutus three lengths lur-
ther back, and Parisienne fifth. Times—4min 16 l-ssec, 4min IS 2-ssec, 4min 17 3-ssec. Winner trained by R. B. Berry, Yaldhurst.
Following are previous winners of the race:—
1904 Monte Carlo (B. Edwards) 4.44 2-5 1905 Birchmark (D J. Price) . 5.17 3-5 1906 Belmont M. G. Milsom) 4.46 1907 Marian tJ Tasker) 5,17 2-5 1908— Durbar (A. Pringle) .. 4.36 1909 Wildwood Junr (W. Kerr) 4.39 191f -Wildwood Junr. (W. Kerr) 4.33 1911— Lady Clare (J Brankin) 4.38 1912 — Albert H. (A. Hendrikseh) 4.48 4-5 1913 Ravenschild (N. L Price) 4.35 3 5 1914 — Win Soon (A Pringle) .. 4.31 1915t—Country Belle (A. Hendrik - sen) ... .. .. 4.31 1-5 1916—Cathedral Chimes (J. Bryce) ... .. .. 4.31 1-5 1916 Cathedral . Chimes (J. Bryce) .. .. 4131 1-5 1917 Adelaide Direct . (M. Ed-
wards) .. .. 4.27 4-5 1918— Author Dillon (B Jarden) 4.26 2-5 1919 Pointer (F. Holmes) 4.30 1920 Beta Peter (A G Wilson) 4.30 2-5 1921 Beta Peter (A. G. ’ilson) 4.29 1-5 1922 Agathos (A. Butterfield) .. 4.33 2-5 1923 Great Hope (J. Bryce. jun.) .. .. 4.31 2-5 1924 Sheik (P. Riddle) .. 4.25 4-5 1925 Ahuriri (J. Bryce) .. 4.28 1-5 1926 Ahuriri (J Bryce) .. 4.25 1927 Kohara (A. Bryce) .. 4.46 3-5 1928 Peter Bingen (J. J. -Kennerley) .. .. ... 4.22 1-5 1929 Peter Bingen (J. J. Kennerley) . .. .; -4.18 4-5 1936—Wrackler (M. Holmes) .. 4.24 1-5 1931 — Harold Logan (R. J. Humphreys) . . .. 4.18 2-5 1932 Harold Logan (A. Holmes) 4.16 2-5 Shadow (J. Bryce) .. 4.24 1-5 1934 Indianapolis (E. C. McDermott) -. ' .. .. 4.15 4-5 1935 Indianapolis (J. Frasepr) .. 4.44 1936 Indianapolis (J. Fraser) .. 4.30 3-5 1937 Lucky Jack (R. B. Berry) 4.21 2-5 1938 Morello (M. C. McTigue) 4 19 4-5 1939 Lucky Jack (R. B. Berry) 416 1-5 CANTERBCRr HANDICAP, Of £500; second horse £125, and third horse £75 from stake. 4min 31sec class. Two miles. 1. I—Miss J. Cuff’s b hj SOUTHERN CHIEF by Wrack—Regina Logan 6yrs 12inc. 12 pen. R. B. Berry 1 8. 7—J. Richardson’s b hj Toorak by . Wrack —Sundock 6yrs scr , 7 ■ ■■v'j ->•*■■>“ «■ M. Stewart 2 3- ,3%G. S. Donald’s b m Marlene by -■.r’ Jack- Potts—Audltress 6yrs scr J;. : Owner 3 7, 8 -Silver Guy scr; 9, 9 Frisco Lady scr; 2,'2 Great Divide scr; 10, 10 Aide de Camp scr; 6. 5 Horse Power 12; 4, 4'Red Ranger 12; 5. 6 Renown’s Best 48 also started. ■
■.Won' by - two lengths: length between second and third. Great Divide was fourth. Times—4min 20,4-ssec, 4min 22 l-Ssec, 4min ' 22- 3-ssec. Winner trained by ,H. B. Berry, Yaldhurst.
' . .DOMINION HANDICAP, 5 Of: £650; second horse £l5O. and .third - horse £IOO from stake. 4min 36sec
class. Two miles. 7. 6—V. Alborn’s b m ROYAL ROMANCE by ' Native King—Logan Lass Byrs scr ... .. Owner 1 2. I—Mrs E. Berryman’s b g Captain Bolt by Peterwah —Medway llyrs : 24' - .. .. R. Donald 2 '3; 3—F. J. Smith’s br m Nell Volo by* Peter 'Volo—Katie O'Neill 12yrs - ■ scr .. 8. 9; Aristotle scr: 1. 2 Gerfalcon scr: 6. 7 Pilot Peter scr; 4. 4 Lament 12: S. 5 Mute 12: 9. 8 -Bittersweet 12; -2. 1 Wahnooka .48 bracketed with captain Bolt; ID., 10 Sea Gift 96 also started. ' Won- by two lengths; same distance between second and third. • Mute was fourth.. Times—r4min,27sec, 4min 25 2-ssec, 4min '27.4-ssec.' Winner trained . by owner, Addington. HANDICAP, Of £3QO; second horse £6o* and third * horse £4O from, stake. . 4min 36sec class. ' Two miles. ;■ 10. 10—F.. Browne’s- br hj BILL B. by . Single . G.—Marie Axworthy. 6yrs. • • 36 ..... J, Bryce, jun. 1 5. Or- F.' Wallis, jun.’s; b hj Fremont . by Real Frisco—Lady Bountiful 6yrs 24 .. .. R. B. Berry 2 9. 8- H. Rudd’s ch hj Icevus by ■ Globe ; • Derby—Milky Way 7yrs 36 ' Rj. Young 3 6, 6 Quest scr; 8, 12 Harold Guy- scr; 1, 1 Donor scr and Jackaranda 24 brack--eted: 7. 7 Zincali 12: 2.2 Cruiser 24; IX. 9 Red.Pigeon 24: 12. 11 Jesse Owens 24: 3. : 4 Parauri 24; 13.- 14 Waipahl 36: 4, 5 Battlefield 36; 14, 13 NeU Grattan 48 also started. Won by- a length; same: distance between second and third. 'Nell ..Grattan was fourth. Times—4mln 23sec, , 4min 24- l-ssec. 4min 23 2-ssec. Winner •trained by J. Bryce, l Hornby. . HAGLEY HANDICAP, Of £300; second horse £6O; and -third horse £4O from stake.',- /2min 46sec ' class. . One mile and a-.quarter. 1. I—D. Bndeson’s b g GREAT JEWEL by. Jewel Pointer—Harvest -Home 7yrs scr ; .. ,R* B. Berry 1 3. 3—Downes and, Hosking’s blk g • Sandusky by Jewel Pointer—Bonnie Bingen syrs scr -F. J.-Smith 2 2. 2—-A. McLeod’s blk g Donald Dhu by ;Man. 'p’ War—Tracey Maid 6yrs ■ scr G; Mouritz 3
6. 5 Bonny Azure scr and Glenrossle scr bracketed; 7, 7 George Key scr; 5. 6 Frisco Boy 12; 4, 4 Pot Luck - . 24 also started. Won by • two lengths: neck between second and third. Pot Luck was fourth.
Times—2min 41sec,- 2min 41 3-ssec, 2min 41 4-ssec Winner trained by R. B. Berry, Yaldhurst.
NOTES ON THE RACING
An Improved Trotter Purchased by the Christchurch sportsman Mr W. E. Stickings after the Manawatu meeting in April, Tan John scored in the Spring Handicap, his first, win since joining C. S. Donald’s stable. Under severe punishment over the last three furlongs, he showed the gamepess of a really good racehorse. He is 13 years old and possibly will not improve a great deal on this performance.
After a false start, which caused some delay. Sagamore soon raced to the lead and was the pacemaker until 100 yards from home, when he just failed to the very strong challenge issued by the winner. He ran a splendid race, however, and gave no sign of a break at any stage. He may do even better as the meeting progresses. Sister Mary, driven by R. B. Berry, was always handy to the leaders, and gained third place ahead, of a number of horses that found the pace all too much for them. Allworthy went away correctly but soon faded out, and Shadeland, who did not begin as smartly as some of the others, was soon in a bad position. He showed enough speed to suggest better things to come. Escalado trotted her best race for some time and only the final stages found her wanting. Sonoma King, Bill Grattan, and Jenny’s Guy were the only ones to trouble the leaders seriously, but Gracie Fields, from 36 yards, registered a sterling effort. The winner, from a 3min 31sec mark, improved 10 seconds on his assessed handicap time. The favourite, Native Huon, appeared to meet inter-' ference. at the start, but she trotted at a great pace afterwards. A Determined Pacer
In winning the Empire Handicap, Great Don showed the gameness and tenacity of his sire, Great Bingen, in a hard fight. He was actually "the .first to begin and, with Mazaire carried on the Tunning for a half-mile, when Sports Review raced to the lead, which was gladly surrendered by the driver of Great Don; Sports Review, with a lead of several lengths, looked as though he might stay in front until the .finish; but when the field closed up three furlongs from home Great Don retained his position and was actually the first into the straight with Lady Milne. A short sharp tussle between the pair ended in favour of Great Don, who was immediately challenged fay Josedale Grattdn. Great Don appeared to be beaten; but under the whip he came with rare dash and won handsomely. Great Don won well at New Brighton, but a, later failure lost him a few friends. He finished like a really good racehorse and is due to race in better company Josedale “Grattan got into a bad position early in the race and while he was in a fairly handy position when commencing the last round he put, in a great burst' of' speed at the three furlongs post and tackled, the winner in most determined fashion. There is not a doubt but that Josedale Grattan is a pacer well above the average, and in this race he did not have any th-J best of the luck. Mazaire was always handily placed .but was not just good enough for the'leaders. Regal showed great speed and is an early prospect, but the favourite, Special Edition, displayed his old habit of stopping on the mark. Mongolian paced a great race and better, placed in the early stages might: 'have; troubled the winner. Dusker Sound appeared to get into trouble -early, but be was pacing .in great style, at the end. The time, of 4min 23 2-ssec from a 4min 40sec mark showed the calibre of the winner. Improving Juveniles .
Imperial Jade, the sister to Indianapolis, opened her winning career when she won the Riccarton Stakes after-a great race, with a number of maiden three-year-olds. Imperial Jade was quickest away from the barrier, and following closely were Latest Edition, Durability, Ordnance, and Clockwork, and the order was maintained until the. last half-mile, when Imperial Jade was followed by Latest Edition, Durability, Ordnance, Betty Boop, Clockwork, and Gold Bar. Betty Boop then moved up fast, and, at the straight entrance was l second to Imperial Jade. In the ruin home Imperial,Jade,held her own, and ~ in. a great finish for the , minor places Durability defeated Betty Boop, Clockwork, Ordnance, Latest Edition,' and Brungasta. , i The Cap ;The New Zealand Cup was a race worthy of the name;, but unfortunately it!- was accompanied by a tragedy in tile , death of E. G. McDermott (driver of Colonel Grattan), who collapsed in the, sulky and was taken to hospital in a dying condition. The race was run at a clinking pace from start to finish,' all the horses with the: exception of Lawn Derby, who .stood on the piark and tdok.no part in 'the race, pacing with resolution- throughout. Gallant Knight was ; actually, the quickest to ' begin, and with Rocks Ahead he set a merry pace, the first quarter-mile being covered in 33 l-ssec, with Marsceres
Plutus, Fine Art, Colonel Grattan, Cantata, Blair Athol, King’s , Play, Lucky Jack, and Parisienne following in that order. And so they raced to ,the half-mile, in' Imin 7sec, six furlongs in Imin 39sec, and the mile in 2min 10 4-ssec. Though the field had closed up the order was unchanged. A mile and a quarter in 2min 43sec found the field racing at its top, and at this stage King’s Play, followed by Lucky Jack, were coming fast from the back of the field. Half a mile from home Gallant Knight was carrying on in front, and at this stage Colonel Grattan made a dash to the lead with the obvious intention of stealing the race. He raced to within a hundred yards of the half-mile post, when McDermott, his driver, collapsed and dropped from the sulky. Colonel Grattan still continued in front, but at this stage Lucky Jack ran into second place , behind Gallant Knight with Rocks Ahead, Marsceres,- Fine Art, Plutus, King’s Play, Blair Athol, and Cantata, and there was no change until the run home was commenced. Here Gallant Knight began to feel -the strain and Fine Art challenged Lucky Jack. The latter was soon in front and R. B. Berry had to draw the whip to keep him up to his work. Responding in the gamest manner possible, Lucky Jack held his position in the face of belated challenges by Blair Athol and Cantata to win by a neck from Cantata, who was a neck in front of her-stable-mate, Blair Athol. Next to finish were Plutus, Parisienne, Gallant Knight, Fine Art, and King’s Play. It was Lucky Jack’s third cup race. He was successful in 1937, and was second to Morello last year. This represented a great performance and stamped Lucky Jack as one of the greatest pacers ever raced in New Zealand. He is a wonderful stayer and was bred by his owner, Mr W, T. Lowe, of Hinds. R. J. Humphreys filled second and third • places with Cantata and Blair Athol, both of whom were doing their best work in the concluding stages. Both were unlucky to rup up against a great pacer. Plutus was fourth, and just failed to stay , the journey, and the same remark applies to Marsceres, Fine Art, and Gallant Knight. Rocks Ahead showed up in the early stages, but the . class was too good, and Parisienne, while pacing a solid race, just failed to get. into the money. Indianapolis holds the time record of 4min •15 4-5 sec, and Lucky Jack’s. 4min 16 l-ssec is the second fastest in the history of the race. A Great Pacer
Southern Chief continued his winning sequence when he fairly outclassed a good field in the Canterbury Handicap. With a brilliant dash out of- the barrier he was in the lead before a furlong and a half had been covered, and he stayed there to the finish. Always in second place was Toorak, while Great Divide was always handy. Approaching-the commencement of the last half-mile, Berry gave. Southern Chief his head, and very soon another two lengths of daylight appeared between the leader and Toorak and Great Divide. The run to the post was just easy pacing for Southern Chief, who recorded 4min 20 4-ssec from a 4min 30sec mark. It was a grand exhibition of good, comfortable pacing,. and marked Southern Chief as one of the great horses in New Zealand. Marlene finished very well, and cut Great Divide out of third place. The latter may do better at the meeting. The remainder were never prominent. Unhoppled Trotters
Royal Romance, not generally regarded as a good stayer, won the Dominion. Handicap in approved , style, and over the later stages did not. give the others a chance. Gerfalcon’s early lead was soon surrendered because of a bad break, and then Captain Bolt with a fine burst raced to the front, and led Nell Volo and Royal Romance. From the back mark Sea Gift was putting in great work, but with little chance at the fast pace set. Captain Bolt set a great pace all the way with Nell Volo, Royal Romance, Lament, always in the running, and the erratic pilot Peter putting in sensational work In patches. With six furlongs to go the leader was still Captain Bolt, while Nell Volo was. trotting like a winner. At the straight entrance Captain Bolt looked to have the race in hand, but the resolute finish of Royal Romance was all too much for him. Royal Romance was not seriously, to • win. It was a great performance in the fast time of 4min 2*7 sec, the same as Pilot Peter registered 12 months- ago, and only beaten by ■ Wrackler, who did- 4mm 26 3-ssec. It was a .splendid effort. ■ Bill B. Improves Bill 8.. proved himself' 3 much improved pacer when, after being badly placed for the greater part of the Victoria Handicap, he put,in a sensational run over the final stages and won going, away from his field. . • Harold Guy was first away, but Donor took up the running and . slowed the field down until Jackaranda shot to, the front, and he carried on most of the running from Donor, Paraurl, and Fremont, while Bill 8., who was disappointed . early, was putting in great work.” Three furlongs from home Jackaranda looked a certain winner, but the strong challenge of Fremont soon found a weak spot. The latter in turn failed when Bill B. came
with a great run, and .he won comfortably from Fremont, Icevus, Nell Grattan, Harold Guy, Jackaranda, Quest, 'who was unlucky in the running, and Cruiser. A Crack Sprinter
Glenrossie set out to make fhe pace in the Hagley Handicap*, but George Key was soon in charge with Bonny Azure, Glenrossie, Donald Dhu, Sandusky, and Great Jewel following in close order. Great Jewel, with a tine burst of speed, dashed up to the leaders in the back stretch and before the three furlongs post was reached he was showing the way to Donald Dhu and Sandusky, while Pot Luck was showing some of his oldtime brilliance. In the straight Great Jewel showed his merit, for he was not under a hard drive to dispose or Donald Dhu, who had had every chance in the running, and Sandusky. After : his brilliant victory at Oamaru, this performance stamped Great Jewel as one of the best sprinters of the meeting. Donald Dhu will possibly do better over a longer journey, and Pot Luch would be improved .by the race.
HANDICAPS FOR SECOND DAY
A Reminder Acceptances for the second day of the New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club’s meeting will close at noon to-day. ■ Protest Dismissed
An inquiry was held after the running of the Dominion Handicap at Addington yesterday to consider a protest by E. E. Cressey, owner of Mute, against third place being awarded to Nell Volo on the grounds of breaking, but after hearing evidence the judicial committee resolved that the protest be dismissed. Ifees or Fines?
The practice of trotting clubs in fining owners, for not using the correct colours came in for some criticism at last night’s- meeting of the board .of the. New Zealand Trotting Association. Before the meeting for consideration was a list of fines imposed at recent meetings, including six each of 10s for the use of wrong colours. The president -(Mr H. W, Kitchingham) said he did not think it right to impose a fine, except where the offence was wilful. For 10s an owner could get a permit to use. different colours,. Owners did not know about permits, said Mr J. R. McKenzie, and the secretary (Mr W. H. Larcombe) said the amounts paid really were fees, but the practice ha’d 1 arisen of calling-them fines.’ Deaths of Horses .
Deaths of the following horses were notified to last night’s meeting of the
WHITELEIGH HANDICAP, of £300. Unhoppled trotters 4mln 46sec cl.ass. Two miles. Allworthy scr Tonee 12 Bill Grattan . scr Manna’s Son . 24 Escalade scr Sagamore24 Jenny’s Guy . scr Violet Wrack ,24 Listowel scr Mohican 36 Native Huon . scr Sonoma King 36 Reward scr Grade Fields 48 Reception 12 Parrish Guide 48 Shadeland 12 Ganton 72 Sister Mary 12 Tan John 72 Survivor 12 ELLESMERE HANDICAP, of £300. 2min Slsec class. One mile and a quarter. Aldershot scr Yankeeland . scr Aqua Bond scr Labourman 12 Doubt scr Mankind 12 Heather Queen scr Mongolian 12 Josedale Nelson Eddy 12 Grattan scr Sports Edition 12 Jovial scr Worthy Need 12 Mazaire scr Connenora 24 Loyal Avis scr Great Don 24 Privateer scr Harold Guy .. 24 Regal scr Pecunia 24 Special Edition scr Repeal 36 Wee Wrack scr. LELEIVRE HANDICAP, of £500. 4min 31 sec class. Two miles. Acuity scr Parauri scr Aide de Camp scr Sandusky scr Battlefield scr Silver Guy . scr Cruiser scr Toorak scr Frisco Lady .. scr Horse Power 12 Great Divide scr Red Ranger . 12 . Great Jewel .. scr Sea Gift (T.) 12 Marlene scr Lightning Lady 24 Nell Grattan scr Rey Spec 38 Icevus scr Southern Chief 36 Jackaranda scr Renown's Best 48 OLLIVIER HANDICAP, of £750. 4min 26sec class. Two miles. Bonny Azure scr Marsceres - 12 Bold Venture scr Pot Luck 12 Colonel Grattan scr Ironside 24 Donald Dhu .. scr King’s Warrior 24 Gallant Knight scr Blair Athol 24 Plutus scr King’s . Play .. 36 Renown’s Best scr Lawn Derby .. 48 Rocks Ahead .. scr . Parisienne 48 Cantata 12 Lucky Jack .. 60 Fine Art *12 SOCKBURN HANDICAP, of £400. unhoppled trotters. 3min 26sec class. > One mile and a half. Aristotle scr Bittersweet .. 12 Blue Logan .. scr Lament 12 Fremont scr Mute 12 Gerfalcon scr Royal Romance 12 Guy Hugo scr Captain Bolt .. 24 Nell Volo scr Wahnooka 36 Pilot Peter scr METROPOLITAN HANDICAP, of £300. 2mln 48sec class. Gne mile and a quarter. Acuity scr Red Pigeon .. scr Aide de Camp scr Sports Review scr Bill B. scr Subsidy scr Bing Crosby .. scr Token scr Bold Venture scr Waipahi scf Conhenora scr Wee Potts scr Cruiser scr Worthy Need scr Dark Hazard .. scr Zincali scr Donor scr Lightning Lady 12 Harold Guy .. scr Marlene 12 Jesse Owens .. scr Red Ranger .. 12 Josedale ■Southern Chief 12 Grattan scr ■ Waltaki Power 12 King Potts scr George Rey .. 24 Loyal Pat • .. scr Glenrossie 24 Nell Grattan .. scr Jackaranda .. 24 Parauri . scr • Great Jewel .. 36 Quest. ■ .. scr « CLARKSON HANDICAP, of £350. 2min 45sec class. One mile and a quarter. Bonny Azure scr •Windsor Lass scr Cantata scr ■ Blair Athol .. 12 Colonel Grattan scr Icevus 12 Donald Dhu .. scr Marsceres 12 Fine Art scr Hocks Ahead 12 Frisco- Boy 'scr Village Guy .. 12 Frisco Lady- .. scr Gallant Knight 24 George Rey -.. scr Lucky Jack .. 36 Glenrossie scr King’s Play .. 48 Ironside scr Plutus 48 Navy Blue ... scr Lawn Derby .. 60 Sandusky scr
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