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NOTES AND COMMENTS

(BY "VEDETTE")

Nominations for. the Napier Park, Hawkea Bay, and Dunedin Spring Meetings are due to-morrow night. Acceptances for the Dannevirke and Otaki Meetings, close to-morrow night. The Trenthanvtrained Orchid has been nominated for the sprint events at the Ashburton Meeting. Eonmark, from the same stable, is in the hurdle races, for which there was a very poor: entry. So far as can be seen, these two, Waetea, and La Reve are the only North Island ' horses engaged. The presence of a large number of New Zealand Cup candidates will add to the interest in the racing at the Ashburton Meeting next week. Among those engaged are Red Wink, Count Cavour, Tarleton, Deucalion^ • Malaga, Tiff, Rapier, Lucinette, Kukmne, Jubilant, Heather Lad, Kilbirnie, and Waetea. '■'■-.. '■' . . ' ■

A number of three-year-olds with classic engagements will probably be seen out at the Ashburton Meeting neit week. Those from Biccarton stables include , Vespenis, Centrepiece, Money Order, Jarretiere, Cornstalk, Waterlow, Gay and Good, Philanderer, Windshield, Currency, Victory Bond, and Paper iSsej while Southern stables contribute I "Volant, John Bradbury, and Arpent. Royal Despatch may , have his first run over hurdles at the Athburton Meeting. He is shaping -well in his education, writes "Argus." At Riccarton G-. J. Pine is working a very well-grown two-year-old colt for Mr. G. Gerard, by Archery from that prolific mare Peace, dam of numerous winners, including Valhalla, Chakwana, The Hague, La Paix, and Prosperity. This youngster may need time, and should be a handsome horse by the autumn, states the "Press." He will race as Crossbow. The Paper Money— Kilteel colt' Paper Boy, in the same stable, js low set and sturdy, He may be fit to race sooner than his stablemate. •- v ' . ■ G. Murray-Aynsley has in work the Paper Money filly Paperchase, and a filly by Paladin—Mazabuka. Paperchase is from Stardancer, the dam of Starlarid, Limelight, and Stannist. The four juveniles which work with the Chokebore Lodge afternoon brigade include the colt Sightseer, by Antagonist—Telescope,' the filly Front Rank, by Warplane—Discipline, the colt Record Trip, by The Ace—Sailor's Hope, and a filly by The Ace—Scottish Star. They are all from dams of winners. Front Rank, half-sister to Dame Straitlace and three-quarter sister to Ad jut-, ant and Court Martial, is the smallest of the quartette, bui when produced at her best might not be : the worst ,of them. „'.' ' ;

F. D. Jones's team includes the juveniles Battlement, brother to The Cypher awd.The Po|ymnian, Torque, sister to Martial Dawn and Gauntlet, Bank Note by Paper Money—Equitas, and a gelding by. Liraond . from Medley, the dam of Ballymena. These will be joined shortly by a gelding by Boniform from Majestikoff, at present in F. Christmas's care. They are a very even lot, of which Bank Note is the most forward.' He is a very attractive youngster, and moves as well a« he looks.; ; >

J. M fCombe is breaking a two-yf arold by "Tractor from a half-sister to Afton Loch; the dam of Sunny Loch. The Polymnian is doing useful work at .Biccarton, and so far there-has not been a return of the trouble which restricted his racing in previous seasons. Eoseday's three-year-old brother, trained by T. H. Gillett for. Mr. J. S. Barrett, is to be given his first run in, public at the Ashburton Meeting this month. He has -grown considerably during the past lews months, and may not be at- his best,till later in the Beasori, Bays an exchanged - The Kingsclere training establishment was offered for sale at the London Auction Mart on 22nd July, 'but was withdrawn when the bidding had reached £40,000. There were three bidders, but the reserve was not .reached. The property, which consists of the residence, stables, several loose boxes, the gallops, and an estate- of over three thousand acres, was owned by Mr. John Porter for many years, and it was here that Ormonde, Orme, Flying Fox, and numerous other celebrated horsea\ were trained for their engagements. In more recent years Willie Waugh trained at Kingsclere, but it was during the Porter era that the place became worldrenowned. v" _ . ■ „. ... There are already sufficient risks with unsatisfactory starts and other happenings in connection'with racing, without aerial terrors, as was the case at Liverpool, when an aeroplane,'flying dangerously low, upset horses and added to the starter's difficulty, says the 'Sporting Life." Both He Sings and Glasheen lost many lengths at the start from this cause, .and it is hoped that pro- , tests will be made. At Doncaster there was a similar occurrence, and Lord Lonsdale, who was present, took prompt action.; ',-■■' . ' The nursery Mason ."was >n full swing when the last mail left England,-and racing enthusiast* were busily employed looking out for the classic winners of next year. Apparently Coronach is something out of the ordinary, for concerning him the "Sporting Life" saya:-— 'iLord Woolavington made a rare bargain when' buying the mare Wet Kiss privately from her breeder, the exjockey W. Higga. There are few,, if any, better two-year-olds than her son Coronach, who cantered away from his rivals in the Bous Memorial Stakes at Goodwood. ' He is a fine stamp of colt, taking much after his sire Hurry On, though not in colour. For so commanding a colt his action is hard to fault. He came bowling down the hill in effortless 'style, and, Hhough Pillion kept with him to below, the distance, the Beckhampton colt-strode away from his rivals from that point, and scored just as far as Archibald cared to let him. Hercules sweated a lot, and, moving short in the race, never.got out of the ruck" to threaten the least danger to Coronach, who has inherited the stoutness and stamina of his sire." Goodwood, rather misplaced the "glorious" on Goodwood Stakes day, for a sea of mist and heavy-, rain obscured, the.-vision .to sucb an i.xtent that not until the last nice could the horses be. followed, all the way .round-the course. In reality all the spectators saw for the greatest part of the day were the horses finishing over . the last furlong. _ Any other happenings were wrapped in mystery- • .-•'■• According to an English exchange, Caravel is the highest priced horse ever shipped to Australia. Caravel was a good and consistent horse in the' Old Land.. . ■ ' ... ' According" to ■ Sydney exchanges,Boaster is none the worse for his fall .over the trestle on the foggy morning at Randwick.. lie is well forward in condition, and requires-little last work to brine him to his best. "t-Mlet" Meps-c watimful s,y» mi .ft«:w Ze4*B(l Jwmii iv Sy.ihi^ ami be £i'iUi

that recently he saw Pilliewinkie beat Haze in a mile gallop, but the latter made a good showing against ; a firstclass horse. Both horses are expected by_ "Pilot" to pay expenses, and Pilliewinkie to earn place money in some of the weight-for-age races. If, the Australian writers are not a lone way wide of the mark, the A.J.C. Derby, with its prize money of £8000, ■will not be bard to win this year. The Sydney-trained three-year-olds^ appear very moderate, and it was not until Amounis showed a little form recently that New South Wales had a'representative worthy of discussion. Manfred, Hampden, Ambassador, Phocion,. and Petunia are mentioned as the possibilities from Victoria. Manfred on two-year-old form has the race at his_ mercy, but he has "shown temper in his work and, at the barrier. This is nothing in his favour, but he seems decidedly superior to the rest, of whom Amonnis may be the beat. New Zealand may be represented by the Martian filly Lucinda and by Diogenes. Lucinda his yet to race, and it is understood she has done well since going to Australia. Diogenes has won only one race, but he did it in such good style as to suggest that he may not be out of place in the Derby field this year. Scarlet, the Sydney Cup winner of 1924, has foaled a colt to Valaie. If there is anything in breeding this youngster should.be able to gallop. A. Reed is to ride Frances Tressady in the Metropolitan. Frances Tressady and Ambassador should be in Sydney by now if plans were adhered to. In England two-year-olds of any class are lightly raced, but this year Nothing Venture (Prince Galahad—Risky) is an exception. At the commencement of the season he won the Brocklesby Stakes, and, though "many past winners of that race have not trained on, Nothing Venture has done so, his eleven starts .having given seven wins, three minor placings, and a nowhere. He was a very cheap yealrling, costing only 200 gns. It was cabled that the Aga Khan was the buyer of Straitlace for 17,000 gns, but this fcaa incorrect, the Hon. G. Lambton buying her and Shrove (9000 gns.) for Mr. Esmond. Both mares have gone to France, where their new owner intends breeding and racing on an extensive scale. In giving 26,000 gns. for two young brood mares Mr. Esmond displayed plenty enterprise, especially as «o many mares that have been conspicuous, successes on the race track have failed badly at, the stud. . The Otago racehorses, Solway, Rob, Olympia, Courtly, Real, ■ Tholomon, Luthy, arid Cartoon will be shipped by the Manuka at punedin to-day for Melbourne. ■':'. - . . ,

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