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RACING FIXTURES.

October 21, E2-^Riverton K.C. October 24—Egmont-Wanganui Hunt Club, i October 2i, 2/>—Wellington E.G. ' October ai-Waikato Hunt Club. ■ October 2U—North Canterbury U.C. October 2G—Waipawa County R.C. ' October 20— Waverloy R.O. October 2li, 28—Gore 11.0. October 29, 31-Poverty Bay Turf C. The Biverton Meeting will be held next Wednesday, while on Saturday the Egmont-Wanganui Hunt Meeting is to bo disposed of. The Wellington Spring Meeting also opens on Saturday. ' Acceptances for tho Now Zealand Cup and Stewards' Handicap and general entries for the CJ.C. Metropolitan Meeting closo nest Friday. First forfeits for the Welcome Stakes, Derby, and Oaks are due at tho same. time. Tho acceptances received by tho Wellington Racing Club last evening for the first day of its Spring Meeting is rather a ciise of embarrassment of riches. 'The response from owners . constitutes a record, tho total number of acceptances for the seven handicap events being 157. In 1920 they totalled 143, in 1921 126, in 1922 129, in 1923 145, and last year 132. In two races the acceptance exceeds the safety number, but in the Rimutaka Handicap (30 acceptors) it is hoped that a division will be avoided. With 39 acceptors in tho October, Handicap, and a safety number of 28, the club is rather up against it, and unless there are wholesale scratchings a divided last race for the day will be a certainty. ■ . The acceptances, apart from the numerical strength, are in every way' satisfactory, and point to a great meeting. It is to be regretted that Musketoon, Income, and Bed Wink will be absentees, but there is still an abundance of equine talent. Nine havo been left in the Champion Plate, including the three-year-olds Runnyraede, Licinius, Beacon Light, and Mandane. This should be a great race. All that is required to make the fixture one of the most successful in the history of the club is fine weather.' Despite tho commendation of Commendation from all quarters, eleven juveniles stand their ground in opposition to him iv the Wellesley Stakes, including the brother to Motley, Lysander. With the exception of Runnyinede, those left in the Champion Plate have handicap engagements on the first day at Trentham. ■ ■< ■ ; Notable withdrawals from tho Shorts Handicap at Trentham are Peneus, Pelham, Runuymede, Dcgage, Gaillard, Star. Banger, and Father O'Flyhn. There were only three defections from ths First Hurdles, Crown Coin, Zircon, and Gojdpiece, and four from the Wainui Handicap, Imperial Spark, Barn Ow,l, Phoenix Park, and Bumptious. Phoenix Park and Imperial Spark -were paid up for in the Wellington Handicap. Deucalion, Bank Note, Bed Wink, Musketoon, Knighthood, and Income havo been withdrawn from- all engagements at the Wellington -Meeting. '■' Carpentier, winner of the President's Handicap at Oamaru yesterday,' makes still another. New Zealand Cup candidate to win since the publication of. weights. Yesterday's success does not entail any penalty for tho major event. Carpentier is a useful gallojier, who, it will be. remembered, raced rather imlncjjily at Trentham last season. His success yesterday earned him a 51b penalty for the Wellington Handicap, bringing his impost to 7.5. ' . The Trial Plate winner at Oamaru yesterday, His Majesty, has been rather a disappointment. He is a four-year-old by Kilbroney from Bebe, and in his-early days was expected to be something out of the ordinary. He failed to show any form, and eventually was sold at a good deal below his original cost. Of late he has been schooled over hurdles, and ap-. p.irently this has improved him, although there was little in the opposition to him yesterday. ■ Royal Mint is reported to be galloping well at New Plymouth. He was unlucky in the running each day at the last Wanganui Meeting, and may be worth keeping in mind for races ahead. He is engaged at the coining meeting at Trentham. Te Monamii and Oration, from the same stable arc also booked for Trentham. According to Taranaki reports, The Banker has gone on tho right way, and is expected to make a good showing in the Wuverley Cup. A Taranaki exchange states that Mr. A. S. Thompson, wh* for some years past has acted as clerk of the course to the Taranaki Joekoy Club, tho Taranaki Trotting Club, and the North Taranaki Hirat, left this week for AVcLLLngton, where he will reside in future. Grand Lupin, who finished third to Bisox and Tho Thorn at Wanganui, is expected to pay his way at the H-unt Club and Waverloy Meetings. San Fera should not want for support in the hurdle races at the Eg-mont-Wangauui Hunt and Waverley Meetings. He did not have a groat deal to beat at the New Plymouth Hunt, but it was the manner in. which he iron that impressed. ■•He is a promising jumper. Musketoon was given a ran. over ten furlongs on the course proper at Ellerslie earlier in the week, acquitting himself well. Erne lias thrown off the ill-effects of tho mishap he met with at Avondale, and is hitting out well again. Ellerslie track watchers expect him to do big things over sprint courses this season. ■ Star Kangcr has practically rccoverrd from tho knock on the knee, bnfc tho spell came at an unfortunate 1 imc. Just whether it will prejudice his 'New. Zealand Cnp or MitchelEon Cup chance remains to be seen, but it ha.s to be remembered he had done plenty of racing and travelling, and was well forward. At the same time Oup horses cannot afford to bo idle long. Although Star Ranger and Tana-, dees figure in the New Zealand Cup, it is quite possible that one or both will go to Ellerslie. for the Mitchelson Oup. This is of tho same monetary value as Hie New Zealand Cup, and should be an easier race to win, besides being a half-mile shorter. The races arc run on tho same day. According to Northern reports, Te. Kara in to race at Trentham and then go on to Iticcarton. He is to leave Te Awamutu for Wellington on Monday. .John Dix, a stable mate, will probably accompany him to Ricearton. The imported horse Peach Brandy haa been thrown out of work. T. George does not intend to persevere with him any further. Peach Brandy will probably be returned to his owner. ■ . Merry Dainoa liaa besii pleaaiag

the critics in the North by his work since having a run in tho Plying Stakes at Avon dale. Merry Damon was one of the best of the Northern two-year-olds last season, and there is every reason to expect him to do well this year. AYhen the final acceptances for an important handicap are posted it is not without interest to cast an eye over the nomination list for .the s"anie. In a perusal of tho list of horses handicapped for this, year's Caulfieid Cup it was found that tho number of horses weighted below 7.6 for the race in question numbered no less than 153. The final acceptance revealed that only^a trio composing I that division remained in the race, viz.,- Kanchani (6.12), 'Nosuitur (6.12), and Baith. The trio in qucstionall rank as four-year-olds. According to Southern reports the I poor showings of Starmist at Dunedin are explained by her being injured at the barrier on' tho opening day. As she was very well before she left for Dunedin, it is to be hoped that/the trouble does not interfere with her Stewards' Handicap preparation. She is just the typo of lightweight to bring off a surprise down the long., straight at Rieearton. ■■.'" W. G. Hobbs has just taken up a two-year-old' by Clarenccux from La Paix. The latter was a sperdy mare, but rather erratic. This youngster is her first foal. The Thorn is a hack who should make his presence felt at Trcnthain. Last Spring The Thorn looked like making fc, topuoteher, but ' failed rather badly. At- AVanganui , last month ho showed a good deal of pace, and as he has been galloping brilliantly on the tracks since at Wangaliui he should be worth keeping in mind. F. Higgott has leased a half-sister, by Crown Imperial 11., to Lipsol from Sir Georgo Hunter. Automno has been engaged in the sprint events at the Poverty Bay Turf Club's Spring Meeting. . Begin aid Day, the trainer of the Doneastcr St. Lcger winner, Solario', is a son of F. W, Day, who went from Australia to England and trained several winners •in that country. B. Day himself has had a wide and varied experience in different parts of the world. He commenced training in England when only IS years of age/his first patron being Lord D'Abernon. For a period he acted aa trainer to tho Graditz Stud, having charge of the ex-Kaiser's horses. More recently he has turned ont many winners from the Terrace House establishment at Newmarket for Sir A. Bailey and his other patrons, among his best horses having' been fc'on-in-Law and Brown Prince. Coronach, by his clever victory in the Champagne Stakes at Doncaster settled the' vexed' question as to the season's best two-year-old, says the '' Sporting Life.'' He is a splendid individual, big but .not 'clumsy. He was quick to find his running-in bis latest race, and when the field had settled down was bowling along in front, Apple' Sammy never being able j to get in a serious blow. . The time, Imin 11 4-sscc, was good for this course, and as the son of Hurry On was merely "lobbing" in the* last fnrlong, experience should put polish on his action, which is not as yot as smooth as his connections would lik,e.. His dam is a sister to the good Irish horse,' Soldennis. Happy Argo, the only horse who lias ever been "warned off" the Turf in Ireland-'for erratic behaviour on the course, has been bought by the Irish Bloodstock Agcuey on behalf of an American client, and has been shipped to New York.' The colt was highly tried by T. Coombs at the Curragh, and on at least three occasions a "coup" was projected with him. Each time he had the race virtually won *when he switched across the course, and caused endless confusion. On the fourth occasion on which he was in public ho behaved so execrably that the stewards of the Turf Club could give him no further latitude, and they rilled him off the racecourse. It was an open secret that the Lawn Dance colt, ono of tho runners in the Selling Nursery at Dorby, was in the race with a stone less than intended, in consequence of an error in writing out the weights, says an English exchange. Naturally, he was an automatic favourito, more especially when tho 51b allowance was daiined. But, not for tho first tiino in liko circumstances, something came along to beat the "blot" on tho handicap. In this case it was Golden Charm, who won by a neck. It may bo said that tho chance- of tho favourito was not improved by a hump received at the start; but backers of the assumed "good thing" received little consolation from that- reflection. K. Godby impressed tho critics in England with his riding ability. According to report, ho is returning to Australia, as his father, C. T. Godby, intends to resume training when his term of disqualification expires. It will be remembered that Godby, sen., was one of those concerned v in the Purser case just twelve months ago. Although gloomy reports continue to come to hand concerning economic conditions in England, apparently there is plenty of money for racing, if one may judge by the prices paid for yearlings and horseflesh gen- ■ orally. On the opening day of the Doncaster sale there were some goqd prices, five lots bringing 3000 guineas and upwards, while H brought ever four figures. Top price, 5300 guineas, was given for a bay colt by Gainsborough from Glaciale, purchased by Lord Boaverbrook, a newcomer to the racing game. Glncislc in. her racing days carried Lord Derby's colours, .'md she was a good mare. As usual with that owner, she was not over-raced, and will have everything in her favour as a brood mare. Other big prices wore 3400 guineas for a colt by Buchan from

La Tosi-a, 3400 guineas for a colt by ypearmint from Judea, 3200 guineas for a ctolt by Swynford from Lady j Farmer, while a bay filly by Stefan (he Groat from Ccliba brought 3000 guineas.

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RACING FIXTURES., Evening Post, Volume CX, Issue 94, 17 October 1925

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