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THE TURF.

NOTES AND COMMENTS. IBs Gkncoe.) The Marlborough Racing Club's Spring Meeting wiil be held to-morrow and T'iiursday. Acceptances for the first day's handicaps at tho Foiktiug meeting, and also forfeits for tlio Oroua Stakes are duo on Friday next. It was generally supposed that the handicapper to the Feiiduig Club had a hard task-to find a in tho St. Andrew's Handicap, and opinions were divided as to which horse would receive Ost. Some surpriso was expressed when Mr. J. Henrys put Byron in So. 1 position. The running of Lord Renown at Riccarton, coupled with his showing behind Byron in the Feilding Cup at Easter, is no doubt the lino that guided the weight-adjuster, but tho top weight seenis to havo all the worst of it through Peroneal, who gave hire weight and a beating at Waliganui in the Higgio Handicap. Multiply (7st, 131b.) seems to have got in remarkably well.

Secret Link, a.n inmate of J. W. Lowe's stables, was a n.iimsr each day at Riccarton, and in her four races, she acquitted herself well. Though not fortunate enough to get into the money the Bczonian ftily was right up, at tho finish, and her form there will not take any weight off her back. Soma twenty odd. horses, gallopers and, trotters, were shipped to Picton by tho Mapourika which sailed at 5 o'clock last evening, They are to take jjart in tho Marlborough Racing Club's Spring Meeting, which opens to-morrow. Amongst theso,on board wei'O: Sit Moutaa, t'aseo, Waldomar, and Mount Victoria, in charge of C. I'ritchard; Le;ipuki, Boisil, and Chatsil, in charge' of N. Williams; Huia, Gay Spark, and : Miss Lena. (F. Higgott), Powder Fox (T. Wilson); Merry, Guy and Salado (J. Stevens); Ima rose (W. Gillet); Turna, Cadonia, and Houmajiia (J. Scott); and Sartovna (H. Kingan). Aclsoys W.: Young, L. Wilson, W. Price, It." Berry, T. Pritcliard, and A. R.eid wero oh the same steamer, and it -is understood that a further contingent of horsemen aro going overland by motor from Christchurch.

Salado _ (Sir Laddo—Betsy), who is engaged in tiio Welter Hack at Riverlands to-morrow, is reported to have finished in firont of Merry Guy in a gallop at Trent-ham on- Saturday last. Our King, Oiir Queen, and Multiply, the property of Mr. \C. J. Parker, are now being trained by A. M'Keuzio at Gisborne. The trio aro to race at Feilding at- tho end of the month and will then be'railed to Auckland for the Christinas meeting at Etlerslic. Tho "Sydney Referee" says: "It is often alleged that soino Now Zealand visitors ta' Sydney and Melbourne aro rattier careless as to the risks they take, but at Williainstowii on Friday 'it was brought home to C. J. King that there is a limit to everything. Loch Maben, in King's ownership, started favourite for tho Hurdle Race, but dropping back in, .the first mile, eventually finished third, about' thirty lengths behind the second horse. On returning to the weighing-yard the stewards expressed a desire to examine Loch Maben's shoes., but to this the latter!s attendant would not agree, and kept the liorso trotting round until police aid was invoked. Then the shoes were removed, anil while those on tho hind feet were found to bo the usual light piates, those on tho front fact, though "faked*-' to look like aluminiuDi, wero catsh fully lOoz. in weight. In 'the circumstances it was not'surprising that- Loch Maben was badly beaten, and tho stewards lost no time in disqualifying the horse and Ms owner. (King) ..for life. Owing his stay in Melbourne Loch Maben was located at D. J. Price's stables, but the latter •Stated ho had nothing to do withi. the running of the horse, and knew next to nothing of those connected with him. However, tiro matter was further dealt with, and Price and Al'Liilighim ivea'o disqualified for two years,"

The Melbourne Cup winner, Pesinates, who was bred by Messrs. J. and W. Thompson; has a very stout pedigree, being by Portunatus from Whakatika, by Posiiann fr<sm Valerie, by Autonomy from La Valette, by Maribyniong. An English writer Says that "in all probability Jest, winner of the Oaks and One Thousand Guineas, will bo retired from the Turf, and be mated with Prince Palatine, jest has ones more demonstrated that Sundridge, himself a great sprinter, can get stayers." Now that the Iticcarton campaign is over the visiting horses are returning home.' Several wore on board the Maori which arrived on Sunday, and it is anticipated that the Pateeaa,' arriving this morning, will be a full ship. The cabled news- as to Tracery's defeat in the Jockey Club's Stakes at Newmarket last month created surprise, but news by the mail now shows that his failure .was excusable, seeing that he had tlio steadier of lOst. 71b.. and in a. mile and three-quarters race Weill; to t-ho front half a mile from homo. Then the Cantilever (Bst. lib.) came along, and fairly ran over Mr. Belmont's horse.

There were 2o races decided at the V.R.C. Spring Meeting, and as showing backers were fairly on the spot through oat, it may be mentioned that oaly three winners started at a double-figuni quotation. Nowadays there is no difficulty attached to horses running into four-figuro earnings iu any seasoii in Australia without winning a raee. Prior to winning the p. B. Fisher Plate, Radnor hod totalled about £18?8 in {dace-money this season, and it is not many years ago it would have bdea necessary for a three-year-old to win both Derbies to reach that total. Ulva's Isle, who cost 650 guineas as a yearling, is still a iaaidei!, but in a. second and two thirds he lias credited Tvlr, A. G. White with £1.160, while of ths £1132 which has gone to t-ho account of Carlita during the past few weeks, £700 represents place-money.

Tho two earliest Melbourne Cups were triumphs for oiie jockcy, Cutts, who rode Archer to victory, add the two latest are also j>o tho crotiit of one rider— Albert Shartalwn. In tie', interval other jockeys have scored more than a single victory, hut W, M'Lachbn, in addition to the two named, is tho solitary rider to gain .two successive wins. The most recent.winner has also earned another distinction, for during tho V.R.C. Spring Carnival ho had hut two mounts —Posinato in the Melbourne Cup a,nd Radnor in the C. B. Fisher Plate—and ho was successful on both. Shanahan docs liofc ride "short," as do so many jockeys in these times, but ho stated recently that lis eoultl Mot condemn the short stirrup, in view of the success of I'ihe and others who adopted that style.

LOCK MAS EN DISQUALIFICATIONS. Bjr Teleifriiph—Press Aesocia-tiaii—Copyriehi Melbourne, November 17. D. J. Price and W. M'CJourl have appealed against their disqualification in connection .with tho Lock Mabon ease.

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THE TURF., Dominion, Volume 7, Issue 1909, 18 November 1913

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