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NOTES AND COMMENTS

(IX ."SIR MNCB!,«T.")

J. Ayrea leaves for 'South to-morrow with Dainty Step. Owing to A. J. M'Frynn's services being secured for 'Hea.thersprig (whom he roda in last year's race when he beat Dainty Step for third place), J. O'Shea may have the mount on the Trentham representative.

H. Telford informed mo yesterday that he saw a good deal of racing during his ■stay on the other side, both in New South Wales and Victoria, including the Grand National Meeting at Flemington. A large number of ex-New Zealanders in the. training business have become domiciled in Victoria. There he met Messrs. W. Riordan (who threatens to visit his relations and friends hero at Christmas time), M. T. M'Grath, C. and V. O'Neill, D. J. Price; G. Delaney, and otlieirs. The brothers J. and S. Whitworth settled in Sydney, where the ftretnamed holds a No. 1 license at Piandwick.' Those mentioned, also the Victorian owners, Messrs. Eric Connolly and E. Eccles and others, did a, lot to make ,the trip of the Wellington trainer a most enjoyable one.

Printemps has recently • been galloping w-eLI at TVentbam, and is to fulfil his engagement in the Winter Cup. He may be ridden by E. Hanson. The Leamington Hurdle Race, two mi}es, one furlong, jmd sixty-four yards, at Caulfield last month, was won by King Neptune, ridden by the well-known New Zealancier H. Cairns. King Neptune is one of the fancied candidates for the Australian Hurdle Race, to be run at CauJfield on Saturday next. He has tho handy impost of 9.3, and will be riddon by Cairns, who has won the race on two previous occasions, on Van Hornreigh and, Fnstolpih. Master Strow-an leaves for South tonight, to fulfil engagements at the Grand National MeeHng. A London message announced the retirement of Tetratema (The Terareh— Scotch Gift) from tho Turf. Tetratema,, who is the sam-e colour as his sire, was unbeaten as a two-year-old. Last season, out of eight'staxts, he was successful in the Two Thousand Guineas, Fern ■Hill Stakes at Ascot, King George Stakes at Goodwood;, ajid Kennett Three-year-old Stakes at Newmarket.

The success of Mountain God in the V.R.C. Grand National Steeplechase was worth £1000 to Stan Reid, the New Zealand rider of the horse.

. It is reported that Roy Reed has been offered the riding for a prominent Victorian owner at the A.J.C. Meeting in October, provided that he can get away from the Dominion.

G. Price, the Awapuni trainer, was in town yesterday, and he informs me that the report that Mr. Goring Johnston was retiring from the ranks of owjjers was correct.

The /Victorian lightweight, Claude Stephens, who came across under engagement to H. Telford's stable, was yesterday granted a jockey's license by the Wellington Racing Club. Stephens, who can ride at 7st, was the most successful jocltey in Tasmania during the season just ended/ Forward Lady (Advance^ —Qka), whose withdrawal from the Australian Hurdle Race is announced by cable, formerly raced in the Auckland district. Since being in Australia she has won a couple of hurdle races in Sydney. The New Zealand horseman, Hector Gray, had the mount on Harpocvatc when that horse ran third in the Grand Prix de Paris.

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NOTES AND COMMENTS, Evening Post, Volume CII, Issue 29, 3 August 1921

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NOTES AND COMMENTS Evening Post, Volume CII, Issue 29, 3 August 1921

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