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THE TURF

FIXTURES. May G and 7 — Marlborough R.C. Autumn. May 6 and 7— flawk« Bay J.C. Autumn. May 13 and 14. — Egmont R.C. W T inter May 21 and 23. — Wanganui J.C. Winter. June 3 and 4. — Otaki' Maori R.C. Winter. NOTES AND COMMENTS (By Sir Bedivere.) Acceptances are due to-morrow for the Egmont Winter Meeting. Nominations are due with Mr. O. JD'Ath at 8.30 p.m. on Friday for the Otaki Maori Winter ' Meeting. The local Telegraph Office closes at 8 p.m. It is now stated that, although the Avondale Club will, in accordance with the judgment delivered by the Conferpnee, pay out the 25 soys due to the breeder of Castalia to Mr. F. .'Hall, it is likely to pay Mr. Hill, who was responsible for mating Castalia-'s' dam with Marble Arch, a similar amount. When framing the conditions of the Avondale Stakes the club's committee, with the object of encouraging small breeders to send their mares to the best sires availible, determined to allot 25 soys to the breeder of the winner. As is now well l.nown, Mr. Hill, who sent Erey Roe to Marble Arch, subsequently sold her to Mr. Hall, whose property she was when she foaled the resultant filly since known as Castalia. Mr. Hall having been adjudged the breeder of Castalia, Mr. Hill received nothing for his enterprise, and in order that the original intention of the club shall not be defeated, Mr. Hill will in all probability receive the sum mentioned. In order to avoid any misunderstanding in the future, the conditions of the, race will ( be amended by the substitution of the word "nominator" for the' word "breeder." Despite the, recent duplication of the stand accommodation at Avondale the club finds that the additionaL seating room so provided is still inadequate. It has therefore determined to spend another three or four thousand pounds in further increasing the size of its buildings. There is, however, another matter that must shortly engage attention. Land is becoming so valuable at Ellers* lie that trainers are quite unable to obtain accommodation in that locality. They are therefore turning their attention elsewhere, and onqe_ the Avondale Club should be in a position to provide for this necessity ita _ grounds will become an important training centre. The, Ashburton meeting will commence to-morrow, when the Cup will be de j cided. Since his victory at Awapuni Glenfinnan has been freely mentioned as a likely winner, but on Trentham form the top-weight, Tannhauser, must take a lot of beating. Specialform has, it is said, gone amiss _ temporarily, but another useful filly in First Glance is engaged, and her showing will be watched with interest. Daylight Bill, who ran second to Kilmeny at Riccarton, when he put up a time record, is engaged in the Hurdles, in which the exNorth Island flat racer, Con the Shaughraun, is due to make his appearance. Gipsy Belle is the only thoroughbred trained in these parts that haß .been nominated for the principal flat races to be decided at the Great Northern Steeplechase Meeting. The great attraction of to-morrow's card at Hastings will be the race for the Hawkes Bay ( , Stakes. ' Unfortuna.te: ly the penalty- conditions attaching to this event are so severe that the bestperformed horses are not seldom kept at home. - That is what has happened- in the present instance, Merry Roe, Hyettus, and Rencontre being among the notable withdrawals. Fifteen horses remained' in on date of general entry, but of these three belong to the Hon. J. D. Ormond, two to Mi 1 . G. D. Greenwood, two to Mr. G. L. Stead, and two to Mr. E. J. Watt. Ringform has been improving fast recently, and as he will be in receipt of an allowance he may start favourite. He is* however, anything but a boy's horse, and the difficulty will be to secure a lad capable of riding the weight that can do him justice. Mr. E. J. Watt is evidently going to race in Australia- on an extended scale. In order to make room for more of his horses H. Raynor has handed Tatterley over to J. Whitworth, who also trains Moonbria for Mr. Watt. Raynor is to break in the Mountain King — Marguerite colt, and the Royal ArtilleryHecuba colt, for whom Mr. Watt paid 800gns and 220gns, forthwith. The former of these is described as a big colt of great promise. At the City Tattersall's Meeting, held at Randwick on 25th April, the Youthful Stakes fell to a, colt called Don Solvo, by Earlston from Soult's daughter Solution, who scored as- he liked by four lengths from twenty others. During the same afternoon Moonbria 'started a good favourite for the Club Welter, but was beaten by half a head by St. Medic. • A protest entered against the winner on the ground of alleged interference was dismissed. Anna Carlovna finished third for .the Brighton Handicap at Caulfield on 25th April. She was not mentioned in the betting. Royal Scotch is now located in West Australia, where his owner, Mr. S. O. Mackay, will use him for stud purposes. i On his arrival at Melbourne Bon 'Ton, as a- result of injuries- received whilst contesting the A. J.C. Plate, was slightly lame. He is being spelled. Nominations for the Otaki Racing Club's winter meeting close at 8.30 p.m. on Friday. All sportsmen will i egret to hear that the health of Mr. J. M'Vay, president of "the Napier Park Racing Club, is causing his friends considerable anxiety. Whilst visiting Palmerston North recently he caught a chill, and he has since suffered seriously from insomnia. Cherubini is reported to have gone a bit sore, hence his withdrawal from the Hawkes Bay Cup. Emerson, who. .was engaged to ride him, will pilot Ladoga. In order to make the new stewards' stand at Hastings as nearly complete as possible, Mr. Luttrell's men are working , throughout the night. All the other buildings are finished, and it is already evident that there is going to be a record attendance. The question is often asked (says an I exchange) whether Manifesto holds the record for the number of times he. ran in the Liverpool Grand National. The old hero ran fourth 'to Wild Man from Borneo (Decider — Wild Duck), ran unplaced to The Soarer, won the following j year (1897), was an absentee in 1898, I won again in 1899. Altogether, ManiI festo ran eight times in the National, winning twice, third three times, and once fourth. Astonishing as this record reads, it is not unique, for in the earlier ' history ot the race • Peter Simple ,had a j more surprising 6equen.ee,,, that horse

starting 11 times, winning twice, second once, third twice, and fourth three times. Here are the records of the twain for comparison: — Manifesto. Peter Simple. 1895: Fourth. 1841: Third. 1896: Unplaced. 1842: Third. 1897: Won. 1843: Fourth. 1899: Won. 1844: Unplaced. 1900: Third. 1845: Second. 1902: Third. 1846: Unplaced. 1903: Third. 1849: Won. 1904: Unplaced. 1850: Fourth. 1851 : .Unplaced. 1853: Won. 1854: Fourth. In England in March Mr. W. Hall Walker sustained a heavy loss by the death of the brood mare Cherry Lass. She was the winner of the One Thousand Guineas and the Oaks in 1905, and she made record time in the "ladies' race." The loss is made doubly severe from the fact that she was carrying a very fine colt by Royal Realm, which also died. Cherry Lass's daughter, Mabel Grey, broke her leg when doing her preparation for the Oaks of 1911. "Well done, Flashlight!" — "See him swing around the bend?" — "Yes, with these fine field-glasses. Only cost me 17s 6d from O'Connor and Tydeman, The Jewellers, Palrnerston North." — Advt.

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THE TURF, Evening Post, Volume LXXXVII, Issue 106, 6 May 1914

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