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NOTES AND COMMENTS

RACING HITCHES,

NoTsmbcr 18 »nd 19—Wlnton J.C.. Annual. November 21—Lovln R.C. Annual. Kuvember 26 and 28-^-SoutQ Canterbury, J.C. '„ Spring. Kuvember 23 and 30—Ttktpuns 3.0. Spring. Vovember 23 and 80—Jeilriing J.O, Spring. JJecembex'S—MethTen B.C. Annual (at Ric- , catf od), -. - j, ei ...,*^o. o- tto (i- ip—WoqflTUle District J.O. "_" Sjjmmcr. 'i ..^",,, ."'

V Nonfijjftjtionß.^foj: "the Woodville Bpring^ MfittiQg close. a.t^ 9 p.m. tomorrow; ;• -■; . Accoptances'for the Foilding Meeting are due on Friday .at'B.3o p.m.

,; Outside of Commendation: the.two-year-olds racing at Itiecarton were moderates. The hard tracks may Lave made some of them' shin sore, and the form. was too poor to be ex,_eused on any count. Limited was a great disappointnientj for- although he Sa3 pace he-did not finish with any "determination. 'Decoy "Bird' at' present is a big overgrown youngster who might develop with time. In his favour it has to be said that he is iainning better with every .race. Coiin-. $ersign and ,Haperchase,. are , useful, fillies/-tmt jipt;likely, to develop into ■drst-elass'"performers. Note, Bank .Note, and' Kilperon'" all failed latKer ■Jfcadlyy: Banfc Note doing best/ Alyson Van oner-very good racee with the presmjre applied, but the effect of it was she did not repeat her form. Scrip and Bachelor are another pair with speed for half a mile. Some of these youngster/! may improve. a fair Amount ; during, the next few months, ;l)ut one cannot become enthusiastic about any of them. ■ .

:;i Yoma appears to have gof into the \Kiwitea Welter at FeUding with a rfathet lenient impost, and it will be isurprising if he is not a runner and a jStauneh favourite. At EllerijHp recently;,, with 8.2, he finished fourth to '.Tlic.lianiib. 7.8, Lady Eidiculc 8.11, and iMounkMarta 7.0, .the field being large ;aiuf of Vfery falr;class. !; There was, a triple dead heat in a . rrace.'vat'-FolkesWne, in England, last # -mont.h.. ') jtrwas all the»mo:fe surprising, as it wasva long rae.e r: .over two inilcs and a hundred yarcis.. -Breezy iHeather, fiplden Boolr, and .Bocos finiislied in line, with Bed Bouifldra.'cloae fourth. An objection, for boring was ■lodged by J'\o :ider of Golden Book the rider of Boeos, and it was ,: Upheld. ■; Bocos was .disqualified, and /third, place was awarded tc Bed Bonald, and the other two divided the stake. It was an extraordinary de-

"'cision, because Bocos did not interfere with Bed Ronald, who was placed third. A more equitable decision would have been to have disqualified Jtocos for first'place and,placed him Otbird. k.~±..* ;-,.-., .-;*.. .-••

Money Order lost caaie a, little by .his-two failures at Bic«srton, but the fact remains that he is a "brilliant eolt ■and one of, the best hfasea in. the JSoutb. He -was ridden "with very little judgment in the Stewards' Handicap,, aud considering the gruelling he received—for if ever a horse was ridden, into the ground Money .Order was iii tho Stewards-—it did not seem a sound ..-policy;- :-to ptart-'hini' in. the Derby.' :2h /race.; he '■■■wasth'eaten when only half'the journey had been covered. 1, Money Order h^; given his trainer some ansiety, but providing •lie stands up to the stress of racing he shoud more than hold his own with ,thc best over short courses.' . • Tho legislation in Victoria for the legalisation of the totalisator is causing quite a stir. ■ The bookmakers .at the Melbourne Cup Meeting refused to bet with women,, much to.'the disgust of many of the latter, who did' 31 ot have male commissioners to execute (wagers for them. Oh all sides women re"jgWars Were hailing thead; .ve'nt of the totalisator with glee, which in effect was what the book-,

makers were-aiming. Jor, That the 4 .totalis'ator Ogives. facililies»j * for women betting goes without say•ing, and that will be one of the

strongest arguments used against the introduction of the-totaliaatar- in- Victoria. " TKe'Bill mil be brought down ' carlv next month. ' •

iyin.dbjEig_ jsas i not actjiajly font

years t>ld- jjhen b&yrtm the-Melbourne-Cup. The big event was decided on

'.. 3rd November, and he was foaled- on* :fliu NovemtferytOSL .'"** T~ "* .«"" -■ Three-year=o-Ws'have"tho-best wbiniug record iu the Melbourne,. Cup, ; horses o£,J;hat age.having yyori seyen- • teen Cupa, Four-year-olds have won -" fourteen, five-year-olds sixteen, six-, rear-olds eight, and aged horses five ; Melbourne:Ciipg;. One,.has to ga..Mdk. •_ i« 100 1 loT_ an^gecl^ winiier.' Ah 'Sbntb, Frank Bnl* ' lock renewed acquaintance 'with Mr. A. I!. Cox's fine colt Picaroon in.* the ;Kings el ere Plate. With . only the - Kiug'M colt Bunnymedo and Galloper Homo pulled jput in opposition, odds • of 11 to i were laid on. Picaroon and • easily landed by two lengths. Pica- . roon raa again at. Newmarket, the- ; first .day ..of what Js.. known., as .the ;lUrs^ Oetofrej^M^tifig^aifd ag'aiiiWltli - cdds-oM-l to-i laid wn him the handsome brown son of .Beppo, out of

Ciceronetta, swept by Eufus O 'Mai-

■' ley and 'Doinenico like a whirlwind sifter passing- the Bushes, and won :; hard held by two lengths... .. Kufus. ". O'Mallcy wa? .second v ". He 'and ' the' - trio-behind him-are all good ones, although Picaroon made hacks of them as soon as Bullock asked him to go, on. and win. „.._■ The Queensland Girvernment proudly announces that the Golden Casket lottery made a net profit of £108,980 ' for the year ended 30th June. Tho . total, profits from the Gcolden Casket "for the .last five years "'1920-25) amount to £897;878, with, an '. extra £20,093 for interest. " The 'money'is * ttevoted. to jiuch purposes as grants■ ; to hospitals (£679,398 to date), baby clinics, maternity wards, kindergar- : tens, and various charitable ijistitu-'. tiong. The. Golden Casket is pr»c-' tically a. rievenue-producing depart- \ ment, suporvised by a Minister of the Crown and staffed by Government nominees. The Government levies a ; tax of 3d on every lottery ticket. For '. tho year ended 30tif June the taxa- ■ tion paid by the Golden Casket (Fed- ',' era! and State) amounted to £48,750., One wonders how much New Zcn- ■ land money; has gone this way and to a r similar organisation in Tasmania. i lit. W: E. Bidwill .will probably ' send Suggestion .to, Auckland for the ' Cup Meeting; and; the . son of Kilbroney—lmagination will bo a, very 1 At horse'at the end of-next month, • iiudßiug by the w*y ho has been get- ' 'ting through his w'ork at fctLthcnton, says an exchange. Suggestion j Ha go 'to notwo* furtier th|* a, J

(BY "VEDETTE")

mile and a quarter, but his performances over this distance have been good,'and'he is bred on distinctly staying lines. , ■During the recent illness of T. J. Daly, private trainer to Mr. Kemball, several of his horses have been spelling, but they are to be taken up again very soon now. De uuxe, Hynanna, and HymiU (the latter pan two-yiar-olds), are looking all the better for their let up,; and'.can be expected to come up fresh and weU again in tiinoVTorV Christmas and New Year xaeigg.. Daly himself ia now conygJescenti ■ " Although "Inferno Tan fairly well at Eiccarton, the Absurd horse did not appear to bo quite right, and later on ho should be ablo to improve on his efforts in Cbristchnrch. ; A pair of Southern thie«-ycar-olds worth keeping; in mind are, Coupon. and Cornstalk. Gonpon at present i»: rather a handful in his races, nn*. when B. J. Mason has him in his best condition he should be. hard to beat Cornstalk is an Australian, gelding by Buckwheat from CoriaU*., He does not laek'/pdqe. ;.y,"..' ; . .;:.;: Oreum has proved- Tather * disappointment, It-is^ofiee* that. she. -had been redweeai^tlie ranks of the; Trial Plater*;Rt Raping, Sunny.liqcli is cqming back t» #»«•; and if he improves just a Kttle on in*-. Eiccarton efforts should soon -wia a. stake or. twp ia the Soiffh. Somo people have ba«Sked;ion« a* races an thei" result of dreams and won, others have done the same and lost. As long as there arexsjees and betting many more noH cpntimie to do either the one or the other. To. past followers of tho practice and to those of the future the following letter from a correspondent, published in the Auckland "Berate," "^2l prove of particular interest: — X very seldom go to t»e«Sj but.,, last Monday morning about daylight, I dreamt that a: dbg came limping up to me on 'three legs, .and holding "op his paw. He looked at me appealingly, ho I examined bis foot. _ As there was blood and dirt on it, I washed ;jt and found a large thorn deeply imbedded in the pad. With a pair of tweezers I managed to eitraet < it, and the dog showed hia gratitude by wagging Ms tail and licking my ■hand. I woke up and was puzzling over "such a strange and realistic dream when, I remembered that a horse called The Thorn, had come home thirds in the Guineas on the previous Saturday. I thought that if there was anything in dreams this surely ought to be a good tip. Consequently I attended the races and took four tickets on The Thorn, who. came bqine and paid a good dividend.'? ' . .

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