NOTES AND COMMENTS
Owners of yearlings are reminded'that a number of clubs take entries for future classic races up to the first Friday in September. ' Absurd is represented in the Wanganui Guineas this year by,, amongst others, Gaillard, Motley, Padonna, Inferno, Lady Bentinck, Fool's Paradise, and Slump. Last year Tukia and Attractive raced for him, Attractive doing best by finishing a moderate third to Razzle Dazzle and (Keremoana. It will be interesting to see if his stock this season makes a better showing-in tho early classic over the mile course. -' Private advices received in Auckland from Sydney on Monday stated that-J. Williamson had sold the steeplechaser littsworth to an Australian owner. - .The two-year-old gelding by Absurd from Freya (Birkenheal—Gladisla), sister of Formby and dam of Woden, has been sold on behalf of Mr. J. D. Ormond to a Hawkes Bay owner at a satisfactory figure. ■ ■ ■ - Financial items clipped from the annual report of the Riverton Racing Club are: —The land and buildings were valued at £12,365 145.. The club improved its financial position by £2393 18s 8d last season. The,, balance of assets over liabilities amounted to £945311s 6d. The ba^k overdraft by the club at the end of last season amounted to £2954 14s 6d. S. Wails sustained an injury to "his ankle when he fell with Pittsworth in the Australian Steeplechase. For some reason last year's Derby winner Papyrus has failed to reproduce his three-year-old form' this year. There seems every, justification for the sum-ming-up of a track-watcher at Newmarket, ''Not half the.,horse he was..""* Owing to the hardness of jhe-ground i.at Newmarket when the last mail left, Sansovino's work in preparation for the St. Leger had been somewhat restricted. Reports ,agreed, however, that Lord Derby's colt-was in excellent health. At the annual meeting of the Te Kuiti Racing Club' the 'following motion was, carried:—"That this meeting is of opiaion that ,it is a matter of urgent necessity that an additional number of permits be granted to meet;the requirements of country clubs, and that the Government be reminded of its definite promise that ■legislation would be brought forward during this^session,* and that it be called upon to carry out that promise." ■ *»■ When One Guinea won the Wallop Selling Race at Salisbury easily enough , for Mr. P. Dennis, the wags got busy when the, auction came on, states an English writer. Lord Willoughby de Broke gave 250 guineas for One Guinea—buying money with a vengeance! ,: The scratching of .Windbag for" tho A.J.C. "Metropolitan would suggest that the Magpie colt's connections ara concentrating on the A.J.C. Derby, run on the opening day of the meeting. There is also an alternative for Windbag: in the Grantham Stakes, decided on Metropolitan day. /This is not likely to be" such a severe rac% as the Metropolitan, as it is decided over nine furlongs, and is a set weight race for three-year-olds. The winner.:of the, A.J.C. Derby, if started in the Grantham Stakes, will carry a 141b penalty. '. > ■'";■ The report to be presented at the annual meeting of members of the Te Aroha Jockey, Club shows the club's finances to be in a very satisfactory condition. After allowing for depreciation, the profit and loss account shows a pi*fit of £851, which sum has been carried to the balance-sheet. The bank overdraft, which at the beginning of the year stood at £1042, has been reduced to £286, and: the.hope is expressed that it will'be entirely wiped out and a credit established next year. . Recently-arrived exchanges from South Australia show that 1000 people witnessed the two-year-old trials held prior to the race for the ■• Fulham Park Plate. This race was decided last Saturday in Adelaide, but the result was not cabled. Rose of Clare, a brown filly by Green Seal from Organa, showed up best in the trials, with Anton Prince a colt by, 'St. Ahtori,_ from-"Little Marjory, Anni-' hilator, a colt by Aides, from Foursome, and Vindicator, a colt by Aides, from Rose Morn, doing the best of the remainder. / •
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