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THE TURF

NOTES AND COMMENTS

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Tetratema, whose retirement was anmounced this week, has not raced much .'. as a .four-year-old. The SpoTtflman refere to lids only appearance at Aeoot. Amemorable meeting, ended- with tha King's Stand. Stakes, in which Tetratema was opposed by Foltava, Vencedor, Fling Sol, Pairella, and two others. In consequence of his two smart victories at Newmarket and here, Vencoder was regarded by many people in the light of a champion sprinter, and, although Tetratema was favourite, the Whatcombe colt had many friends. His pretensions, however, were promptly exposed by thai Chattis Hill crack,, who though Carslako was content to Win by a length, scored what was perhaps the easiest victory of • the week.. That Tetrateiria hsislost none of his brilliance he demonstrated by, carrying 10.3, and running-five furlongs in lmin 1 4-foec. '; ! . All the acceptors for'the Grand National' Hurdle Race, except Manawapango, remain in -the' race after the final payment ' ";. While, in Melbourne, ~j.--Lowe refueedl ' an offer of 800iguineas:!foV( Insurrection. The amount named is probably the geld* ing'B full ■ value; -and; about double what he would :fetchVin"Nevv^2ealand. JThe withdrawal lof Dainty Step' from the Winter Cup came as'a;surprise. Two other; local representatives', in Prin-•' temps and Rose Pink, also' dropped out. Others that failed to make the Anal paymont wore Red Ribbon, Macduff Hymetra, Pitprop, Corn, Bigs, aud Thistleorown. i The local Metropolitan Club has d«cided to increase the value of the Wellington and Wellasloy Stakes and New Zealand St Leger to 1000 soys each Cupidon, a member of R. J. Mason'e Randwick team, has been, engaged in the inree year-old Handicap, mx furlongs, t o be lun at Rosehill on Saturday. Jack Symons and Hard Hit were tha only acceptors that failed to make the final payment for the Grand National Steeplechase The writer has to acknowledge receipt with thanks from Mr. Hey Sellars (secretary of th« Racing Conference) of a printed report of the minules of the recent conference,' also a memorandum of the proposals that were added to th« racing laws The Wellington Racing Olub has decided, to proceed at once with the erection of the increased stand accommodation at Trentham At a fully-attended meeting of the committee .of the Rangitikei Racing Crab, held -in. Bulk this week, the chair- ■■' "wujMr. J. H. Perrett) placed before" Mr. E.. Newman, M.P. for the district, a, strongly-worded protest against the injustice of the Racing Commission in proposing to withdraw the club's annual racing' permit. ; The chairman pointed out that the Rangitikei Racing Club _w*s one of the oldest • clubs in the Dominion, havingl raced for over aurty-five years." Its course was <yie of .the best on the coast- the'tracks being first-class, and the natural terraces giving unequalled" 'facilities for' viewing the racing. The club's meetings were well conducted, and their popularity was 'evidenced by the large attendances and excellent fields at their gatherings. .Thelclub did not intend to be "sent under" without entering a strong protest. Further representations would be made on the matter -before Parliament meets, in, September. Mr.' E. Newman, in reply; stated that although _ he was strongly against in increase in racing permits, he quite recognised the injustice being done to the country clubs, and he was strongly opposed to the recommendations - of the Racing Commissioners' report with respect to the Rawgitikei Racing Club being carried into 'effect."' Mr. George.Spriggens, the welUknown , Wanganui totalisator proprietor, is at . present on a visit to Wellington. Coroglen is the .only horse.loft in both the Grand National Steeplechase and Grand National Hurdle Race. According to a Southern scribe Dribble has incurred 71b penalty for the Trial Hurdle Race; at Riccarton. .This may/not be correct as the handicaps for. the minor events, at Riccarton came out after the first day at Gisborne at which Dribble was successful. Messrs. Dwan Bros, have decided to, send three of their brood mares, Golden Ball, Swanee River, and Sweet Tipperary, to Gisborne on a visit to the imported horse Polydamon (Polymelus— Damia). „The 'first batch of the'progeny of the imported horse will be racing this season as two-year-olds. A returned visitor to the recent Gisborne . Meeting speaks "highly of some of. the stock of Polydamon he saw up the East Coast. . i ■. '' „.. l ..-'., Luke, Sir Fanciful, and Fisher'were" shipped South last night. First Line and Birkenvale go ■ South to-night. The time for closing of nominations for the Ayondale Cup, Plumpton Handicap, and Flying Handicap, to be run at the Spring Meeting/; also the Allayed Stakes, to be run 1 at the .Autumn Meeting, has been extended to Friday; 12th inst., at 5 pjn... . './-,.-.. V. Colello expects' Tigritiya to run 1 better at Riccarton than she did' at Trentham. .He !also 'took South Tiger, land, who- was' successful in his last two starts < across ■ country. The lastnamed is well-in In the. Enfield Steepleohase with 9lb above the minimum. It appears, that Dainty Step's absence 1 from the list of acceptors for the Winter Cup was owing to an oversight of, the owner or trainer. This was bad luck for the people who £ancied,her chance in the Riccarton race. ,■,,,.;;;., WoodvTlle trainer J. ■T. Jamiefiott went South last hi£h& with Prince Mar- , tian,..a ligfat : weigbt candidate, in the Winter Cup. . 'Two Auckland • xepresentativeß, Treso and Cantoris, are,': in at the lowest weight in'the'Avonhead handicap on. the opening.-Say 'at'-Eiccarton; »Mr. L. Harris, owner of the last-named, did not journey to the South Canterbury Hunt Club's Meeting where herran disappointingly. ..., According„ in, hw trainer, a well-known North Island rider had been ■ engaged to ride, but failed to pat in an appearance, and, at the last moment a subetituite hid to'be'found. Dribble has been engaged in both the Trial. Hurdles' and the Junipers' Flat Race on the opening day at Riccarton. Birkenvale accompanied First Lin* South to compete in the hunters' hurdle events at Riccarton. Birkenvale did some racing over hurdles last-winter and looked a winner at Napier Park when* he toppled' over. ;; \ '. : All the horses \n the Jumpers' Fl*t Race,' on the opening day at .Riooarton, are in the Grand National Hurdles, with the exception of the three in with the minimum weight. Alteration and Mill o' Gowrie. are,not engaged on the opening day of the meeting. ■,

Sir Eraset Rutherford, who told a meeting at the Royal Institution in London that the secret of eleotrioity has been •qlved—it is not., fluid,, it is not wen "juice," it is atomic—ie « New Zealander by birth and early -education. In the early nineties, as-» very youngt man, ho had a brilliant acientifio career at Cambridge, where he is now Gav©ndish professor of exponment*l physic*. He has medals, pn*es, and honours fronvall over tte world,.including the Noboi prize for

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THE TURF, Evening Post, Volume CII, Issue 31, 5 August 1921

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