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THE TURF

(»I "•■ LAHCILM.")

NOTES AND COMMENTS

Mr. Fred Scwe, th« -well-known corn merchant, returned from Australia, yesterday. Like most New Zealanders who .have witnessed the Melbourne Cup for the first time he speaks enthusiastically of 'the sight at Flemington on the first Tuesday in, November. He was fortunate enough to support Sister Olivo for the biff race. The attendance on Cup day was estimated at 105,000 people, and he considers it .nothing short of wonderful the way the crowd was handled. The New Zealand visitors present included two secretaries in Messrs. D. J. Evans (Westland) and Percy Webster (New Plymouth). The veteran secretary, Mx. Byron Moore, still takes a lively interest in the club . whose destinies he has guided' for over forty years. Mr. Rowe and his party were shown over the appointments at Flemington by Miss Moore. He met quite a number 6i ex-New Zealanders now, domiciled "> in Melbourne. Several of them have nice honies around Caulfield, and all of them bear an *ir of 1 prosperity. , None of them expressed ' any desire to return, although, Messrs. W. Biordan and H. Cairns spoke of coming across for a holiday trip' at Christmas time. . Perfect Knight • (Amaais^—P«tnacea) who carried the colours of His Majesty the King into second place in the Newmarket St. Leger, is a half-brother to Revalanta. (by Troutbeck), who ran prominently in the Highden colours in the Dominion. Mantua scored her first win this seaI son at Winton, on Saturday. She is practically full-sister to §olfanello. Both I are by Solferino. The Stewards' Handicap winner is from Eosalia n by Stepniak —Rosella (dam of Mantua). Mantua .was successful at the same meeting a year ago, on *which occasion she beat Corn Rigs vi the Winton Stakes. / In referring to Hector Gray's win on Lady Cunliffe Owen's Isle of ■ VTight (White Eagle—Sweet Waters) in the First October Nursery Handicap, at Newmarket, a writer in The Sportsman remarked that, considering 'his excellent percentage of winning mounts, it was strange that Gray should receive bo' little outside patronage. The New Zealand horseman had x his second mount and second win on Sir C. Owen'/s Mom- r , ing Light (Sunstar —Desmodium) in the^ Bentinck Nursery Stakes. House, carrying the Royal colours, was second. The nominations received , for the Woodville District Jockey Club's Summer Meeting are very satisfactory. The acceptances for the opening day '■ of the-Takapuna Meeting on Saturday next show a big thinning, out of ihe fields. The most noticeable ia the Tiri Hurdles, in which only seven of the twenty-three horses handicapped paid up. Hyginas may have frightened some of them out. 'He beat a much better field at Ellerslie, but has been raised 12lb. Two of the progeny of the New Zealand Cup winner, Vice-Admiral—Morse Signal and Vice-Royal—ran first and second in the Trial Stakes at Winton1 on Saturday. On his previous appear- - ance, Morse Signal ran second at Gore, beating Mantua over six furlongs. Bowman, the full-brother to' Arrowsmith, who died recently in New South Wales, was represented by, a winner at the Newmarket October Meeting. Owners intending to nominate at the Danuevirke Summer Meeting are given a final rem^ider that nominations close I -to-night. •The Winton Stakes, winner, St. Augustus, is..Jjy Beneform (Multiform— St. Ouida) from San Severo "(by Sant Ilario—Savanna)) a half-sister to Ireland, a performer in the Dominion aAd Australia. The runnerup, Rose Lady, is also locally bred, by Rose Noble—Bed Charm, by Charlemagne 11. • Dola (Doranda—Lady A.), who was among recent ■ winners in England in the colours of her breeder, is <a four-year-old full-sister to Olympic, a winner in New South Wales. Sir R. Jardine was also represented, at the Newmarket October Meeting by an unnamed fullbrother to the pair of performers named. , Although Mazama failed to reproduce his Riccarton form in the Winton Cup on Saturday last, he ■will havel another opportunity of retrieving his lost "prestige in the Southland Cup at New Year time. The winner of the Winton race, General Advance, is a half-brother to Electrakoff, and a useful sort. It willbe remembered that he was a muchfancied candidate for the Winter Cup ■ (coupled with Coalition for the Steeplechase). He failed at Riccarton, but later on picked up a handicap at Avondale. Miss Mftriel, a stablemate of the Cup winner, was allowed to forfeit her engagement on Saturday. She will probably be heard of {i,t South Canterbury next week. , '* A few months back it was announced that the champion English sprinter, Tetratema, was to be retired from the .track. However, he'reappeared in theI Snailwell Stakes at the Newmarket October Meeting. Carrying. 9.10, the son of The Tetrarch won easily in lmin 1 3-ssec. ' . From time to time sensational prices have been realised for thoroughbreds in this State (says the Age), but one of the surprises of recent years was the lively competition enlisted for the three-year-old colt Heir Apparent, winner of the V.R.C. Batman Stakes at Fleniington. Starting at .600 guineas, Heir Apparent, quickly attracted ''nods," which brought | his price up to 3000 guineas far above the most sanguine expectations of his^ t owner, whose only reason for parting with the? colt was that he contemplates a trip to England' in the near'future jH. \V. Tony trainer of the colt, was ap- ' panently keen on retaining the well-built , son of Comedy King and Onr Queen, and he went to' 3200 guineas, ' but 3300 guineas was called by Mr. Hi A. Armytage, and, amidst • applause, he was, knocked down at that figure. For Vie- . toria.it is a record {>rice at auction for.* three-year-old, but in New Zealand the Multiform—Aura filly Golden Slipper, who turned out a great disappointment, brought 4500 guineas at the dispersal sale .of the stud of the late Mr. G. G. Stead in August, 1908. At the same.age Carbine brought 3000 guineas, Dreadnought 2100 guineas, and Singapore 2000 guineas; while Titan, as a two ; year-old, was purchased for 4600-guineas. Prior to the sale of Heir Apparent bidding at yesterday's auction was very dull, but it brightened up.* subsequently, and the highly-bred Ethiopian' brought ,1700 f«ineas, having been knocked down to It. Perqy Miller, of Scone, New South Wales. .Ethiopian for. a few sedfcns may join the stud of Mr. J. V. Smith, near Toolamba. A bid of 1300 guineas" was refused for the Bright Steel Bed ■ Ink filly Scarlet, who divided Etherian and Ursina in the V.R.C. November Nursery on Melbourne Cup day; while Tragic Star was passed 7h at'3so guineas, and 600 guineas was declined ; for Strathredole, and the same figure failed to induce the owner to part with the ■ likely-looking Scourie, a half-brother to Battlewrack. Boynie B. went to 625^ guineas, but the reserve was 900 guineas.

Over. 5000 more sheep were exported from Otnada in Jrauurjr of this year thaa during the wune month in 1920. '

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THE TURF, Evening Post, Volume CII, Issue 123, 21 November 1921

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