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THE TURF

FIXTURES. January 20, 22, and 23— Wellington R C January 22 and 23— Foxton Bacing Club January 29 and 30— Takapuna Jockey Club February 3 and 4— Egmont Hacmg Club ' February 4 and o— Gisborne Racing Club February 6— Canterbury Jockey Club February 10 and 11— Taranaki Jockey Club February 11 and 13— Poverty Bay Turf Club. NOTES AND COMMENTS (By Sir Lancelot.) Writing from memory yesterday, I overlooked the fact that Provocation carried Mr. W. E. Bidwill's colours at Randwick in the A.J.C. Derby won by Prince Foote in 1910. i J. S. O'Neill, the New Plymouth trainer, informs me that he is leaving for the other side and will probably set up as a public trainer at Caulfield. He was over there a couple of seasons back with Soultiform. Denise Orme, Sweet Van, and Moirette, three of the progeny of Sweet Simon, were successful at the holiday meetings. Newberry, who won the Hopetoun Cup and Bagot Handicap double this year, is a three-year-old colt by' Berriedale (Wallace— Elsie), from Carolina (by Trenton from Caroline), by Carlyon, a stout pedigree with Musket on both sides. Probably because Sir Solo ran third in the Hopetoun when little fancied and because Newberry put up 71b penalty in tho Bagot Handicap, which was a furlong further, the New Zealander was well backed at Flemington. New Zealand-trainer M. T. M'Grath just failed to win the double with Wallalo (who was beaten in the Bagot by St. Vano). Abdicator won the double the previous year after a dead-heat with Puaka (trained by M'Grath) in the Bagot. The New Zealander won the Hopetoun Cup the previous year with Gunboat, who was not J among the runners in the Flemington race. Jeannofc (the half-brother to Scotty), who scored the first time he started as a three-year-old, did not show any form in his three other starts last season. He has during the holidays created a favourable impression by winning a double at Reefton and the Greymouth Cup. He is a four-year-old Charlemagne 11., and will probably win again before long. Another of the breed, Emperador, did well last season, and in the Palmerston North Stakes, in which he made his first appearance this season, ran second to Gladiole. Two other four-year-olds by Charlemagne 11. are going the right way to get among the fourfigure winners this season. They are Bertrada and Pavlova. At the New Zealand t Cup Meeting Bertrada acted as runner-up in the Stewards' Handicap, while Pavlova was third in the Criterion Handicap, seven furlongs, to Autumnue and Chortle, and scored in the Cressy Welter, six furlongs, carrying 9.3, in lmin 13 4-ssec. Both showed up in a favourable light during the holidays. In the Liverpool Handicap, nine furlongs, on the second day of the Manawatu Meeting they finished first and second. On the second day at Marton Pavlova scored in the Summer Handicap, one mile and a distance, carrying 8.2. On her only appearance at Wairarapa, Bertrada (7.13) scored in the Cup, one mile and a-quarter, in the good timo of 2min 78ec. This season Pavlova has won 1015 soys in stakes, and Bertrada 675 soys. Their next appearance will be at Trentham. The Martian filly Bee showed signs of soreness in the County Handicap on the concluding day of the Auckland Meeting. Since returning to Riccarton she has been having an easy time of it. New Zealand-bred ponies showed up well in the principal events at Richmond on 28th December. In the Purse, of 250 soys, five furlongs, Wireless (Soult — Golden Mans) ran first, and in the Plate, of 250 soys, five furlongs, Gluson (Gluten — Soult Girl) ran second to Wolcen, by The Welkin— Kamo (by SeatonDelaval — Waitemata). Mollymoke, who was successful in the Telegraph Handicap on the second day of the Greymouth Meeting, carries the colours of Mr. J. Colvin, M.P. She is a four-year-old by Advance— Seagull (St. Leger — Gannet), and is therefore a near relative, of Expect. Mr. T. Cameron, who officiated as j starter at the Taranaki Christmas Meeting, had not attended a meeting at New Plymouth since he won a 'hurdle race there on Auctioneer, the year Victoria I won the Cup. That was twenty-eight years ago. Taringamutu, the one-eared Charlemagne II filly in J. Ayres's stable, | played up at the post on both days at Tauherenikau, and refused to join the field. Her dam, Arai te Uru (by Birkenhead — Fair Nell) was very excitable at the post, and her daughter appears to take after her. Tatterley carried top weight (9.9) in the Carrington Stakes, six furlongs, at Randwick on 30th December, but failed to get a place. Tatterley was ridden by W. M'Lachlan, who wor the race on Athenio last year. The winner, Malt Mack (Maltster — Simper), was a successful performer in Queensland. At the Brisbane Cup Meeting last May, Malt Mark (9.4) and Tatterley (8.12) finished first and second in the Stradbroke Handicap, six furlongs. In the Carrington Stakes Malt Mark had 161b the best of it. Autumnus and Emperador have been galloping in good style at Riccarton recently. Emperador is in the Telegraph Handicap on the opening day of the Wellington meeting, and both the performers named are in the Waterloo Stakes, at weight-for-age, one mile, on the opening day. The progeny of Mystification, who does stud duty at Mr. Geo. Hunter's station at Porangahau, had a day out at the local meeting on Boxing Day. Munje and Cervelus, two of the winners, are full brother and sister to Alces (Mystification — Eland) ; Instep (Mystification —Stepdaughter) is a full sister to Mysteriarch. Another winner, Sleight of Hand, is by Mystification from a daughter of Wonderland. New Zealand horses and horsemen were prominent at Flemington on New Year's Day. In the New Year Hurdles, two miles, Clontaft, carrying 12st 121b, and ridden by H. • Cairns, was sent out a good favourite but came to grief at the first obstacle. The winner, Benvitas, was ridden by J. O'Connell. In the January Steeplechase, of 300 soys, two miles and a-half, Master Paul and J. Hegarty parted company. Barfleur (ridden by R: Gray) won from Mr. J. R. M'Donald's Fireworks. R. Cameron protested against the winner on the ground of interference, and the stewards reversed the positions. Gray was ordered 'to stand down for three months for careless riding. The Standish Handicap, six furlongs, went to lownit (Graf ton— My Own), who was successful over the same course in ihe Newmarket Handicap last autumn. In a field of eight Sir Solo (H. Cairna) was support-

ed as a moral for the Bagot Handicap, one mile and a-half, but the New Zealander could only get fourth. Bon Ton finished teventh. "Mostyn," in the Adelaide Observer, gives' some interesting particulars concerning the principal winners in the west. Mistico, the winner of the Perth Derby, of 1500 soys, is by Linacre from Grey Mist. He is trained by the old Adelaide boy Bert Lee, and is owned by Mr. D. E. Grant. He purchased the colt as a yearling in Sydney from Mr. J. R. Hardie, and the youngster is certainly bred to stay. His dam, Grey Mist, is an imported mare by Grey Leg, sire of Gazeley, from Eneter Shian by Sheen, sire of Otterden (dam of Martian). Hopwood's mount, Tom Castro, •who was favourite, was second. Two Adelaide jockeys in Liddle and Hopwood had the finish of the valuable Perth Stakes to themselves, and at the end the former, on Pilbarra, defeated Hopwood, on Kirn, by a head. Pilbarra, along with Poetical and Corstep, shared the position of favourite. The young English sire, The Welkin, received ani other bold advertisement when his daughter, Welkin Queen, romped home ( with the Perth Karrakatta Plate, of I 1000 soys.' The winner is also rather atI tractively bred on the weaker side of the house, being from Wilga, who was foaled in England, and is by Marco from Lottie Hampton (the dam of the Fulham Park sire Passing By). The Perth sportsman Mr. M. Mulcahy paid 530 guineas for Welkin Queen as a yearling. Dollar Dictator, who won the Perth Cup, of 2000 soYs, is an imported horse, by Earla Mon from Lady Strathmore, and was brought to Australia by Mr. E. A. Cockram. He is a five-year-old, and was bred in Ireland, and is, a halfbrother to Shining Way, an Irish Oaks winner. His sire Earla Mon is by Desmond, and was a performer of merit, winning in stakes 3250 soys, and he has been such a success at the stud that his list for the past season filled at 148 guineas. Lady Strathmore, the dam of Dollar Dictator, is by Queen's Birthday from a mare which runs back to the celebrated Curiosity, bo Dollar Dictator is a soundly bred horse. He was followed home by Mr. P. A. Connolly's three-year-old colt Tom Castro, who also ran second in ' the Derby, while Chief Secretary, who was third, is another imported horse, by Berrill. L. Nodder rode ten. winners at the Taranaki and Stratford meetings. Los Angelos has been withdrawn from all engagements at the Wellington Meeting. Ringform and Pursefiller have been feeling the effects of the hard tracks, and are considered unlikely to put in an appearance at Trentham.

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THE TURF, Evening Post, Volume LXXXIX, Issue 7, 9 January 1915

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