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NOTES AND COMMENTS

(BI "SIR LANCELOT.")

Parorangi and Demos, two of the horses sold by Mr. B. Short at Feilding at Easter time, have already won for their new owners part of the purchase money. The Waikanae-bred Bradbury (Bezonian—Mallaig) ran second in a welter handicap at the Queensland Turf Club's May Meeting. . . . The Trentham contingent which competed at Carterton failed to win a race, although Cotillion, Bsperance, Matatua, and Rienzi finished in the money. ■ The Queensland Meeting opens to-day, .and will be continued on Tuesday next, when the Brisbane Cap, two miles,

comes up for decision. The acceptances received for the flat ■.events on the opening day of the Dune'din Jockey Club's Winter-Meeting, which this season extends over three days, are very satisfactory. It is surprising that North Island owners of steeplechasers who find it difficult to win in the best company here, do not go South to try and secure the liberal stakes •offering in the crbss-country races at Wingatui... Bollin, who cost eleven guineas at the Karamu clearing sale, is the only representative from this island at»the coming, meeting. The A.J.G. St. Leger Stakes, won by Finmark, was worth 1384 soys to the owner of the Finland colt. The Wanganui Steeplechase winner, Coalition, .will probably not be asked to jaco again until the Wellington Steeplechase Meeting next month. The well-known New Zealand sire and performer Renown, who went to the stud in New South Wales, was recently represented by a winner at the Rochester .(Vic.) Meeting. The Blenheim form worked out par-

ticularly well at Carterton. In the Taratahi Hack Welter Some Girl defeated March On, who won at Manawatu, when .lie defeated The.Speaker, among others. Lady Black, 'another winner at Riverlands, scored in the Telegraph Handicap, and is now top weight in the M'Donald Memorial at Levin. The All Black mare is always seen at,, her best when the sting is out of the ground. The English horses Salisbury (William the Third—Keadean) and My Valentine (Presage—MiEß Oro) were recent-, ly successful at the Sydney Association Meetings. Miss Oro was bred in America, by the New Zealand-bred sire Sir Modred (by Traducer— Ida-lia), a good performer in the Dominion. He vron the Metropolitan Stakes at Randwick before going to America.' The horses engaged at the South Wai- ' rarapa Trotting Club's Meeting, to be held at Tauherenikau oh Tuesday, include Highwood and Loch Lomond, who were successful at the same meeting last yean The latter is reported to have done Mr. B. Shadbolt.a satisfactory 'trial before having home. Visiting trainers and homes will ba quartered by the Wairarapa Racing Club's officials at the course. \ Vadrien (Varco—Adria), full brother to''Marco Bello, was among, the winners ■ "at the ..Tasmanian Racing Club's May Meeting. Coomalga, another member of the "family, won at Perth at Christmas time. Adria (Stepniak—Fairy Maid) was a well-known performer in the Dominion. She won the Greymouth Cup, nmong other events. C. Emerson had some engagements at the Carterton Meeting, but. was unable '■■ to get a berth, on the boat leaving Lyttolton. . I?. G. Cannont informed me ut Clareville that H. Gray cancelled his engagement to ride American Beauty two ■ .days prior to the mfiotinj;. Bad the horseman named bsan there Messrs. Dwan's filly would probably have been . returned the winner.

Mr. Arthur Onslow Wiiitiagton, for many rears secretary of .the South Aiistraiiari Jockey Club, died at Glenel.Ef 3.T3t month. Ho had b«en in indifferent health for some time. Mr. Whitington did much to improve His status of the Ti;rf in South, Australia. The excellent p.-'fition in which'the S.A.J.C. finds itself tc-ilny was largely due to his organising powers and to his thoroughness. He took ovnr the roms of control when racing was

lit ii particularly low ebb, and worked yci-y hard with the object of placing Iris oi'.iii in si:ch a position that it might (iii<hy possess tilt freehold of ita coureo at Mo:pplioitTiile.: He attained his ambition a few yews- ago. In the seventies ho was (;:nj>!oyed as confidential clerk to ?i?.e;B:'3.' S. Barnard and Co. At that tins My. Barnard wss secretary of the S.A.J.C, A few years afterwards tho TotaJisalor Act was repealed-, and that was the end of the okl 5.A..7.C. When Use club was revived in IED 9 Mr. Wliitiajton was njjpoiiited secretary, and lie had held H;e office -since.

Mr. T. niggins, the i.la'sioi'tcn ownert,rain?r, who met with an accident at 3lustbrtou ft coupie of months back, was üble to. attend the Cavtsrtori Meeting. His bvoken shoiiHci1 h not right, and ho way journey iW> to Kotorun to get mas-

' Bit go. i-roatmsnt. Hcltino is shaping well as a hurdle radar in Victoria. At Epsom lasCmonth ho or.-vied 10.12, ar.c! was beaten by lw(f a ktv^lli by Ciinipaiiiform (Penrtil — Campanula) in the good time of 3min 45scc.

it is reported that ths Riccarton trainera It- Ji Mason and'M. Hobbs will loavo for Sydney with their teams early next montlv Gloaming has nearly quite recovered from the injuries he met with at Trenth.3.:n.

The V.R.C. dismissed F. Dempsey's

iippeal against his two months' disqualification in connection with drawing for positions at the post. , He also forfeited his £20 deposit. According to the Melbourne correspondent of a Sydney paper, Dempsey was caught with three marbles in .his hand.

Silver T,ink was on Monday last withdrawn froic the Taipua Handicap at Otaki. Mandrake has also been scratched for all engagements at the meeting named.

Dependence, winner of the: Adelaide Cup, is a four-year-old ■ gelding by the Australian Cup winner Pondil, from Design, by Wallace from Strauge Device, by 'Escutcheon from Excelsior, by Giwg Forward from Azema (imp.), by The Flying Dutchman. Previously, Dependence had y/on seven races, including the S.A.J.C. Fisher Stakes, A.X.C. Founda- ''■■ turn Handicap, Gawler Cup (twice), and S.A. Tattersall's Handicap. This last win •was scored on 26th. April, and* five-days bcJ^J;a-b.<wl,Snished second to Melbolt ""■ln the Onkaparinga Cup. Dependence •was bred by Mr. A. T. Oreswick, and • was sold for 50 guineas as a yearling. Pondil was a successful long-distance performer, .and brought about the defeat of ths New Zealand champion, Signor, in • the Essendon (stakes and Australian Oup e,t Flemrngton.

Tauherenikau trainer P. Hazelman is taking Justification, Momac, and Californian through to the Otaki Meeting.

Killem (Kilbroney—Cyre), full sister to Kilboy, won the principal event at iiandown Park on 14th May.

Four of the Cavterton winners are engaged at Otaki. Mr. Coyle decided not to rehanclicap Sir "Agnes, who is engaged in the Taipua Handicap with 7.5. Tari has gone up 31b, making his impost B.lo—top-weight. Potentiality has gone up 51b in the Taipua. Handicap, making his impost 8.0. Some Girl will have to carry 8.12 in the Birthday Welter. She is well in with 51b above the minimum weight, having two recent wins to her credit.

Bonville and Occasion met with slight accidents recently, and were unable to race at Carterton in consequence. The latter will not be seen out at Otaki.

Final payments for the Great Northern Steeplechase are duo on Monday next. It .is not expected that the field will be a large one. Fifteen horses were accepted for, but it is not expected there will bo more than seven or eight runners at the outside. Waim.ii, Sleight-of-Hand, Sir ' Fisher, Thrace, Master Lupin, Tenacious, Troublesome, and Bore are considered, probable starters.

F. M'Namara, an apprentice rider, received £312 for his riding fees in connection with the Doncaster Handicap and Sydney Cup. Wellington visitors to the South Wairarapa Trotting Club's Meeting, fo be hold at Tanh.eirenika.u on Tuesday next-, wil be able to do the journey by rail. On the return trip the train leaves Feathorston at 5.33 p.m.

The Sydney Cup winner, lan Or, was bred by Major A. J. Fife, and gets his name from his dam Ena, a daughter of lan. A half-brother to the Sydney Cup winner, sired by Chaucer, was sent to the United States. / Some Girl, who has run two firsts and two seconds in her last four starts, is evidently on the improve. She is by imported Gazoley, who has sired a lot of winners in the Gisborne district, from Lady Reay, a sister to Melwood, that did good Service for W. Davis, and ran second in the New' Zealand Cup.

The recent meeting of the Marlberough Racing Club, was, from a financial point of view, one of the most successful yet held. The club has at present under consideration tho purchase of a property much closer to town than the Riverlands course, on which meetings have been held for a long time. Considerable interest is evinced in this year's contest for. the English Derby, to be run at Newmarket on • Wednesday next, at the probable meeting for the first time this season of the successful performers The.Panther and Stefan the Great. Early this month The Panther won the Two Thousand Guineas, in which event Stefan the Great was not a competitor. The horsed The Panther defeated included : Buchan, (Sunstar — Hanioase), winner of the July Stakes and Chesterfield Stakes as a two-year-old, and Dominion (Polymelus—Osyena), who was also successful in two events last season. The Panther started only three times as a two-year-old, and was beaten' into second place on his first' appearance. He, however, won his other two engagements in the Autumn Stakes and Barltow T.Y.O. Plate. Stefan the Great started twice .as a two-year-old, and went through without defeat. He ran in. the Terminal Stakes and Middle Park Plate. Tiie Panther was.. bred by Colonel Hal; Walker at the National Stud, and was the . highest-priced yearling of the season, Sir A. Walker paying 3600 '■ guineas for him. At the end of last season the colt was sent into the salo ring with a reserve of 40,000 guineas, but he failed to fetch that figure. Since his victory in the Two Thousand Guineas The Panther will probably go out favourite for tho Derby. The • Panther was the first winner Tracery sired in England, and he so far has proved the best. Tracery (Rocksand —Topiary), was bred at Lexington, in America, by Mr. August Belmont, but did all his racing, in England. The first race in which he started was the Derby, in which ho was third to Tagalie and Jaegar. He was not again beaten as a three-year-old, and turned the tables on. Tagalie .in tho St. / Leger. His sire, Rocksand, . also jvon the Derby The Panther is also well connected on the female side of his pedigree. His grand dia-m, Plaisanterie, woa the Cambridgeshire and Cesarewitch, and produced Childwiok (sire of Kenilwortli), who won the last-named event. Plaisanterie also produced The Wag (sire of Kilbroney). Stefan the Great, too, boasts s.n aristocratic pedigree. He was bred by his owners, Messrs. Clark and Robinson, tho successful Anglo-Colonial sportsmen. Ho goes back to a lons line of greys on his sire's side. By The Tetraveh (unbeaten), by Rci .Herod 0, by Le Samaritan. On his dam's side some English critic? consider that Stefan the Great is better bred than The Panther. His dam, Perfect Peach, •is■ by Persimmon from I"«ec-juat.ipri.| by Royal Hampton— Charm, by St. Simon—Tact. Perfect Peach has two strains of St. Simon, who I WBs unbeaten, vrbiie Perdita, 11. (dam of Persimmon) is the dam of Diamond j Jubilee, Florizel 11., and other good j winners.

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NOTES AND COMMENTS, Evening Post, Volume XCVII, Issue 127, 31 May 1919

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