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RACING FIXTURES.

V. November 'ttt and IS^-Sontß" Canterbury J-.O« *r SpriDg."-v' ~ ."" .•*" " "" ":.,,".'. ."'.' '' .'.' November 23 ana 30—TnKapuua J.C. Spring. November 28 and -10—Fellriing .(.C Spring. December s—Methven H.C. Annuil (at Rlocartod). ■■ December 0 and, 10—Woodrilla District) J.C. ".' Sutnmer. ' '•: December 26 and 27—Dunedln J.C. Summer. ■' December 2U and 28—Taranakl 3.C. Christmai. '*■ "-Attempts to interfere with the ! management of the Auckland Club ' are likely to cause friction, which jj may -havo a far-reaching effect, and •'! ono can.only recall 'Mr.'Punch'_s ad- ' :'. rice "16" those about to marry: | • ',; 'Dont.' " The foregoing is tho con- •£ cluUfhg "offo'ft of a lengthy diatribe, ■ the ammunition for which has been ! provided Obviously by tho Auckland •\ Racing. Club; and fired by the Auck- ■;• land "Star/" Tha theme is the H tinis-honoured one. of the "sopilt ! child of• the North" and the rest of !> New Zealand... Tho cause, the suggestion.vi |h.c. South that tho Auckland ' Spring'Moeting should be removed to "; a date which did not clash .with tho • New Zealand ' Cup Meeting.' The if growth of tho North and suggested conservatism in tho South, combined '■i with the size of the Ricearton 'course," .; arc the arguments used.in favour' of '. Auckland being allowed its own in- :■; dulgencc. The Auckland Club is alii most true to type of the child of the :.'. "new rich." The traditions of/the ': old-estabiiahed Now Zealand Cup \\ Meeting would..seem to .demand just 'r ordinary courtesy, and, that the Auck- ['• land Club would.fall iin^ with any m suggested amendment iii'^regard to '' its minor meeting. Instead of that \ it sends up a howl of what it will :- or will not, do if a little wholesome v discipline is applied. Metaphorically •* (speaking, a sound spanking could be !'. recommende'di No-' briofs ■ arc • lield ]'. hero for'the stewards or management' '[ of the Canterbury Jockey Club, but ■• theEiccarton course itself provides a '■"' real testing'ground,• infinitely superior TT to tho'twists,: .turns, and undulations' of artificial Ellerslie. " A feature of the principal meetings ;: in the Dominion has been the sue- ;; cesses of the Hawara-trained horses' ; (says the "Star"). Since the com- --' mencement of the new racing season, ' fifteen horses trained on the Egmont Club's track have won twenty-four : races and secured nineteen other y places. They included The Banker, '■% winner of the New Zealand and Canii tor bury Cups. This is in itself a i\ recommenSatibri/that the Ideal track' :; compares vory favourably with any in '< the Dominion at the present time. '-• Tho manner in which the Works Com- '■"• mittee of the Eacing Club and the - custodian have kept "the iraci in or.i (ler during .the bad weather, is a mat; I; ter for .congratulation, for, tiotwith- ■• standing the trying conditions during • • tho winter months, the reeultß, have; '' proved most satisfactory. Bally.moy-11.. is continuing, to sprint ~ "In-good: aty.lg" at' Enerslie,"burto date —sire-h«-^faih;d-rather"badly with the • colours up. She may make amends - in the well-endowed Takapuni Plato » en SattiriKy ~~ Z7.. ~ T ... », ■■'"». : TheTJSoulh Vsmterbiir^ Reetihg. will- • be openedtto?jnOrrjb*,'.when the fields, • although smaH, look'certain' to provide • good racing. Practically all /the *' horses engaged raced at Biccarton ' during the New Zealand Cup Heet- » ing. » . . ; Wt£HJ"Q[filtexc3ption**<>f iSfoiSta"in» J Loan, the acceptors in the Tesche- • maker Handicap laced afKiccar'to'ii. » Winkie's Best, Footfall, and Rivalry did best at--that fixture, -and as- ac- ; cording to all accpurita Rivalry, has. X not yet got over the soreness which - handicapped her - earlier in the month : SheMs"fl6V#6ing:'td'Tffiaru. Winkie.'? I Best,.and. Footfall .both galloped .-very- . well at Biccarton, Winkie's Best parti-' » cularly. • , Orchid /has,, the welter - weight of • I 10.3 in "the Flying Handicap, but the, minimum is -7.7, and he carried 10.1 : and beat a better field than this at r Riccarton. Mias Minerva might be I the one to...trouble him,, for she hasf been galloping well." " ".' r Eonmarky no ddubt, will be favou- ' rite in the Otaio Hurdles, but Projector ran a fair rape on the second day i at Eiecarton. In the Spring Stakes; *; Cornstalk may be the jpopulaf selqc- • tion.;, Xosii Monep, ,wh"o shouM be iin- "; pvOVcS by"his "raciifg "at ElccaTt'on, ■ where he showed pace, appears jiicely'. ■ ])luced in tho Tycho Hack- Handicap.' _ If Sartist carries the coaMcnee of his 7 rouncctions he should be hard-tp:))cat^ ' in tho President's Welter, arid Phi'l--^ ', amlercr in the Maiden.PJato raced ■^ ivcl! enough at Riceiirtoji to draw at- » tcntion to his prospects in a race of this class. Goldstcp has gone on the f right way- sinc'o racing at Hiccarton, . and she does not appear badly treated ,■ in the Kerrytown Hriek Welter, i. Spode and Nadavino from S. Pieid's ]• stable arc to race at Takapuna, on Saturday. Grand Knight, .from .the J snnio.establishment is cng-igsd aC Fcild- \ ingMr. H. li. Morriss, owner of the i Kn^lish Derby winner Manna, has ro- \ turned, to Cliina af tde an exteucled ; visit to England, stiit«s a cablegram '-, published iv a Sydney exchange. % Manna wns injured %vhile competing ]' t injthc St. Loger a,t Doncaater in Sep-, • tember, and was thgn retitctd ,to^ the. A r stud. In view of projected absence r from England^ Mr. Morriss has transy ferred his interest in the horse tb a I jirivf.te company with a capital, of '.' £20,000.' His Wife is one of the di- ;' rectors of the comp.itly. .; The Melbourne Cup winner, Windbog, is back at G. J^rice's establish- ', ment ai* Tlandv'ick. He. is eiijoyiiig a wcll-cnrhecV rest in* a paddock at pre-soiit.--The severe (',fimpaign: he went through had vory little effect on his ;, condition or spirits ) ,n.m'l he is as lively : as ,'i tivo-year-old, "Poseidon." According to' Australian reports the victory of King of Mirth in the Anna- , daife Cup at Caulfield was the reverse ; of popular. As his last five porformiuiees inside a period of three weeks '. read: last, first, ..unplaced, last, and. . first, one. would Jje- justified in saying ' th;tt he has run rather inconsistently. t It was stated that Coronach, on his return fram-.Doncaster, contracted a '.' slight cougli, but being a colt possessing a strong constitution he quickly nulled round, and was thought to bo nl his best when stripped for •' the Middle Pifl-k; Stakes at Newmarket, sars the "Sporting Life.''' Heap- ■ pe'are'd full of muscle and bright " c,n<jugh J» iis-,40.ak-AT.WIe he. moved. '" freely Sough in the prelizamary canter. Coronach strode out yell in the

race, where Tenacity stuck to him until after-passing the Btiahea. Theft it was-that-Beary brought -Lex out from the heels of" the favourite to deliver his challenge, and halfway up the ascent the Gimcrack Stakes winner got hia head in front, and kept it there. The race was run at a muddling pace, as the time of lmin 16 2-ssec goesto show. This may have been all against Coronach. Still, if would be unfair to withhold from Lex evory credit for hia victory, and Beary for Mb clover handling of Sir Abe Bailey's candidate^ The fact, however, remains that Coronach defeated him well over fonr "lengths in the Champagne Stakes at i Doneaater, which points to Coronach running below his true form. Thi3 was the first defeat suffered by Coronach, who was looked on us tho best Engiish two-year-old. Word was received just before last mail loft Australia of the death of the imported stallion Olaro (Clarissimus— Harmonica), who was imported by Mr. W. C. Douglas, and, whoso wins in Australia included th!e Epsom Handftap, V.X.C. Contain Stakes, and A.J.C. All-Aged Stakes, in which he beat Whittier, Easingwold, and The Hawk in lmin 36} sec for the mile. Claro was bought by Messrs. H. »., A. W., ar.d A. E. Thompson in the autumn of 192-4, delivery being taken after fulfilment of his Eandwick en.gagements. The first of Claro's foals :'made , their appearance this season, arid'are.of such good type that there was no difficulty in prophesying that he would be a stud success. It is some little consolation, for Messrs. Thompson that.he was insured. It is stated that an appeal to the Racine Conference by H. Barr for the removal of the disqualification of the horse Beeent will be heard at Palmerston North, on Ist December. Eegent was purchased by H. Ban- torn E. E. Lees who was subsequently disqualified for life and the horse having been owned by 'him at the time of the offence for which this punishment was inflicted was necessarily disqualified under the rules. Bivalry 'will not be a competitor at the South Canterbury Meeti^. Ono of her -joints has been causing trouble and she is on the easy list. Giantkiller pulled up very soro after ti,gallop at Biccarton yesterday moming. The Kiccarton trainer, J. M'Combe, who has been in unsatisfactory health recently, has decided to have a complete rest for at least a year. He is keeping all his horses' in steady work in the meantime, and will nominate I them for the Dunedin, Wynhani, and Southland Meetings during the Christmas and New Year holidays, his intention being to soil them at Wingatui on the ovo of tho Dunedln Jockey Club's Boxiug Day fixture. He is making a complete clearance, as his three brood mares, Leading Lady, Formless, and Subterfuge, who are in the North Island, having been mated vrith the imported horse Chief Ruler, are all under offer for sale at present. M' Combe also has a fino property at Eicearton, and he eontemi plates disposing of it as well as the horses. If he can carry out this programme, he will probably ga-away for "aicompleto holiday. ' 'appears 'to have thrown ■(.■& tho soreness ' which troubled him after his recent racing at Eicearton, and he may go to Washdyko this week for the second day of the South "Canterbury Meeting. '/-.. 8.-.J..Mason,has several horses on- ' gaged "at the Auckland Bacing Club 's .Summer, Meeting, but so far he has not made any definite arrangements for, the trip. Probably he will come to a decision next week, after seeing the weights for th^c Auckland Cup and Kaiiway Handicap. '•-The-two-year-old Crossbow, by Archery from Peace, has been recom"missioned by G. J. Pine.at Biccarton, and will bo got ready quietly for engagements later in the season. He had a short spell, after being gelded, and he looks in the best of health. Sun Up had some more exercise in the jumping' ring at Biccarton yesterday... So.-far, however, his efforts have left room • ' for' improvement, writes "Argus."

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RACING FIXTURES., Evening Post, Volume CX, Issue 127, 25 November 1925

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