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FIXTURES. December 26 and 27— Diuiodin J,C. Sum* mrr. ' December 26, 29, January 1 and 2—Auckland R.O. Summer. December 26—Taratahi-C'arterton R.C. Annual. December 26 and 27—Taranftki J.C. Christmug. December 26 and 27--Reefton J.C. Midsummer. December 26, 27, and 29— Mivnawatu R.C. Summer. December 31 and January I— Grey mouth •T.C. Midsummer. January 1 and 2— Wairarapa R.C. Summer January 1 and 2--Hawkes* Bay J.C Sum« mer. January 1 and 2— Stratford R.C. Annual. January 1 and 2— Morton J.C. Summer. * tWTES AND~ COMMENTS (By Sir Bcdivere.) Owners and trainers are finally reminded that nominations for all handicap events to be decided at the Wellington Summer Meeting are duo with v Mr. A. E. Why to at 9 o'clock this evening. Acceptances are duo this evening in connection with tho Marton and Tara* tahi-Cartorton fixtures. Final payments for the Auckland Cup, Railway Handicap, Shortland Plate, Great Northern Foal Stakes, Great Northern Derby, and the Royal Stakes must reAch Mr. J. F. Hartland by 9 o'clock this ovening. Lord Kelvin, who raced in this country in the interests of tho late Mr. "Middlcton Melrose," changed hand? recently in Melbourne for 110 guineas. A. Oliver will bs at Avvapuni on Boxing Day, when he will pilot Bronze in the Manawatu Cup and Bandeira in the sprint event. On Saturday he will no doubt ride Ermengurdo in the Palmerston North Stakes. It is rumoured in Melbourne that Mr. Sol Green has purchased Anna Carlovna, who is now running out in, one of the Shipley stud paddocks. It seems that White Star may not come to Australia after all. The Sydney Sun states: "It is to ho regretted that the efforts made by Mr. Sol Gree.n to secure for his Shipley stud tho horse White Star from England have not been attended with tho full success anticipated. It appears that Mr. J. B. Joel has altered his mind with regard to selling White Star at present for the sum asked some months ago, 8000 soys, as he wishes him to race another season. However, it is moVo than probable the horse will bo sold to Mr. Green after the next racing season." The ex-New Zealandor, Mr. Ernest Tanner, had a bit of luck at the time of the Newmarket Second October Meeting, when his horse Calandrn beat Mr.' J. B. Joel's Dolly Varden in & match for £500 a-side.. At the Doncaster Bales The Tctrarch's sire Roi Herodo was represented by five yearlings,' which changed hands at 4000gns, ISOOgns, _ 1400gn«, 1200 gn«, and 700gii8 respectively. , i Spearmint's fee is now 250gns. Three of his yearlings recently changed hands at 4100gns, 2600gns, and 1800gns respectively. | Sir John Thufsby ovidently owns a particularly, smart, colt .in Kennvmoro, by John o Gaunt— Croceumi' by 1 Martagon. In the Dewhur^t Plate, at Newmarket on 30th October, he beat tha crack Corcyra (an odds-on favourite) easily at 101b over seven furlongs, and competent critics were agreed that he would probably have held his own at level weights. This was his second appearance in public, and, provided all goes well, he will next carry silk in tho Two Thousand. He is described as "a grand colt, with immense possibilities.*' Carrickfergus, who finished third in the event named, is a half-brother toPrincq Pftlantino, and Ladybridge. who ran last, claims a similar relationship to Cantilever. If. aa has been suggested, nil is not well with The Tetrarch, it, is ouito possible that Kennymoro will wind up favourite for the Derby. N Tracery will commence otud duties at Southcourt next year, and his list of mares wa« filling fast when tho last mailii to hand loft England. Although he was foaled in America, he traces on both sides of the house to English stock, having been got by tho English-bred Rock Sand from the English-bred Topiary, a daughter of Orme and Plaisanterio. He won the St. Legor and the Eclipse Stakes, ;uid despite hie defeat at tlie instance of Cantilever, to whom ho was conceding 341b this season, many expert racing men regard him a» being one of the greatest gallopers of modern times. : At Liverpool on sth November, Guy 1 Fftwkeu Day, the Lancashire Handicap was won, appropriately enough, by a home called Bonfire. Ho was lavourite, and during the early stages of the' raco his chance seemed hopelose. but he came to light all right, and in this instance nt least hia backoro did not burn their fingers. The first cross-country event of any importance decided in England this season took place at Aintree on 6th November, when a well-known performer in Ballyshacklo scored in the Grand Softon Steeplechase. Time him? Yes to tho tick, with my chronograph — reliable as Hie sun. I bought it from O'Connor and Tydeman's. Chronographs from 3os at The Jewellers, Palmerston North.— Advt.

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THE TURF, Evening Post, Volume LXXXVI, Issue 148, 19 December 1913

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THE TURF Evening Post, Volume LXXXVI, Issue 148, 19 December 1913