NOTES AND COMMENTS
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Master Lupin," one of the last of the Lupin tribe, ran a good race on each, day .of the Auckland Meeting. He is better bred than most of the jumpers racing in the Dominion. Mr. B. H. Skipwith, the well-known starter, who recently returned from the front, was among the visitprs at Otaki j on Tuesday. I R. Hatch, who does not do much riding nowadays on account of increased weight, scored an Sacramento and; Old Gold at Otaki. • • ■ ■ Vote's success in the Baukawa Cup must have impressed Mr. Coyle, as he gave him 9.12 in the Huia Handicap on Hie second day. Last year he won the event named with 9.8. \ B. Nicholls informed me at Tauherenikau this week that he expects Mr. Kern* ball over from Sydney at an early date, Next to H. Gray, "probably no rider in the Dominion has a greater following among backers than R. S. Bagby, the successful light-weight. To this the writer attributes the fact that when Pretty Bobby (ridden by Bagby) ran second on the opening day at Otaki, his backers only got back about half of their money. On the second day, Glentour (Bagby) carried nearly a third of the amount invested on the Oha.u Hack Welter. When Pretty Bobby (W. Bell) got home Mr. C. Boyle took a fair sum 'jut of the machine. Three of the progeny of the defunct imported sire Cyce (Cyilene—Skyscraper) filled the places .in the Queensland St. Leger. The winner, Had-I-Wist, was also placed in the Brisbane Cup, two miles. On the second day of the Oteki Meeting D. J. Goodwin, • trainer ■of Volb, ■lodged a complaint against a well-known West Coast horseman for alleged interference with Volo in the Raukawa, Cup. j The writer suggests that the inquiry i should bo made retrospective, to include ' the Egmont and Wanganui Meetings. The Derby wanner, Grand Parade, was bred by Mr. Richard Croker in Ireland, and is owned by Icrd Glanely. Last j season Grand Parade started on six oci casions, and was only beaten once, when jhe ran third. His victories included | Che Fitjswilliaun aiifl Soltykoff Stakes, at j Newmarket, Biennial, National Produce, j and Anglesey ■ Stakes at the Curragh. j His winnings reached the respectable I stan of 2960' soys. Grand Parade was ! not placed in the Two Thousand.1 Guineas, ■; or any of this season's races results, of which have been cabled to the Dominion. On Ilia sire's side, Grand Parade to a successful family of Derby winners, and is a direot male descendant of Stockwell. Grand Parade is a black son of Orby (chestnut), by Omie, by Ormonde, by Bend Or, by Donoaster, by. Stock- '■ well. The successful line of Derby winners commencing with Stockwell and end- i ing with Grand Parade, was only broken by Orme, who was unable to start in the Derby, on account of being poisoned. After recovering he raced on eight occasions as a thres-year-old. He won six times, and was placed second once. His son, Flying Pox, is well represented in Australia and the Dominion by The Welkin (sire of Biplane and Gloaming) J a.nd Cooltrim (sire of Piinka). Grand Geraldine (dam of Grand Parade) is a. daughter of Desmond and ■" Grand | Mariner, by Friar's Balsam, from a daughter of Galopiu and Mother j Superior. At Mr. Crokpr's sale' in 1916 Grand Ba.rad© was purchased as a foal for. 470gns. A. Reed rode Kilrush and Astinome, the winning double on the second day of the Otaki Meeting. We were advised by cable this week that Knight of the Air had been sold at Newniarket for 4400 guineas. Ho was owned by Messrs. Clark and Robinson, by Suntar out of Orama. As a two-year-old Knight of the Air ran second to Bombproof in the Hopeful Stakes, and second to Glanmerin (Orby—Bridewain) in the Moulton Plate, Grand Parade (the Derby winner) b'oing third. On Alteration and Parisian Diamond, H. Gray just failed to win the big flat race on each day at the Auckland Meeting. Parisian Diamond was handicapped out of the King George Handicap" being beaten by Housewife, in receipt of 3.0. Gang Awa', who carries the same colours as Master Strowan, should win a i good steeplechase this winter. I J. Morris, who rode Omahu to victory iin the race for gentlemen riders at El- ! lerslie, is a brother to the well-known jockeys B. and L. Morris. ' Three :of the Maniapoto tribe were successful at the Otaki Meeting. Mr. .G. A. Palmer, of Trentham, informs me that he has purchased a rising three-year-old filly by Waimangu, from the dam of Astinome. The two fillies are closely related, as both their sires (Maniapoto and Waimangu) are sons of Soult, Nearly all the sons of Soult that ! have been at the stud have been a suc- | cess. Waimangu is. an Auckland Cup winner. I So far, thoso two good performers Ermitas and Crucinella have not pro- ! duced anything in the same claw as them- | selves.
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NOTES AND COMMENTS, Evening Post, Volume XCVII, Issue 132, 6 June 1919
NOTES AND COMMENTS Evening Post, Volume XCVII, Issue 132, 6 June 1919
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