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RACING NEWS

(BY "VEDETTE.")

BACING FIXTURES.

July 12, 14,16—Wellington R.C. July Sl—Waimate'District Hunt Club. July 28—South Canterbury Hunt Club. July 28, 30^Gisborne R.C. • •

: The first, race at Trentham each day will be started; at 11.25 a.m.

'Ji'Degage starts in the Stewards' Handicap at Trentham .on Tuesday she will be rid,den. by! J. T. Young, her trainer. Young rode her when,she scored at Hawer'a in . May: Aro de Yal, the Trial Plate candidate in this stable, will also be ridden by Young. •■■.•■ ' Advice has been received at Trentham fromsthe secretary of the Racing Conference, that the Kilbroriey—Oratress colt in H Lbriganls'stable has first claim on the name .Concentrate. The Claro —Eugeny colt in J. Lowe's ■ stable > had his name regigtered.as Concentrate in Australia, and he is to; race as Concentrate 11. in New Zealand. If he goes to Australia he will become just plain Concentrate. It is unusual to have' two horses commencing their racing /careers with the same name and'trained oil- the same track. ' Comical's effort at Trenthara yesterday providedisbme./food for thought. The chestnut was handled, quite differently by H. M'Sweeneyfrom the style adopted by other riders', and. probably he will do betterby the change. For air that, he'isnot V, proficient' fencer, and was not too sure at more than one fence. Certainly he went ;with a fast clean jumper in Hokioi, even if the latter is only a hack steeplechaser.- Comical gave the impression that ,M.'Sweeriey's tactics may get him round safely, but it looks anything but a certainty'that'he will complete the course. If: he docs, he should be hard to beat. . '■; •.-'':. ■■ • • Gazo 1 pleased ' the track-watchers at Trenthani yesterday by the manner in TRENTHAM TRACK NOTES .- Will be found .; , ' On the '.■".■'.-liAtE:^ NEWS PAGE. which he went; over'three hurdles with Perle de;Lebn. It looks as if this really food horse is.'coming back to his best. [c was'taken out of both the open hurdle races at' Trentham, but no doubt he willbe given a run iii. the Highweight Handicap .on the second day.' Ho is in the big hurdle racdg at'Riccarton, and by the time the Grand National Meeting comes round ,lie Bhould be ready to give of his best. At Trentbam his mate, Perle de Leon. *hould worthily uphold, the honour of the •table ] in the jumping races. Although Ngata has raced extensh'ely on'the flat during the season and in, public hag been'kept away from hurdles, yesterday . morning, at Trentham he showed Jie^hadjpst 'none of his proficiency. He yraa ' really much too good for Brigadier

Bill, and; although not so young as,he was, there in still a possibility oi a good hurdle race in Ngata. Brigadier Bill is just .a useful horse, compared with his trtate. : -.. - ■' ; , . ' ". •There is a.tendency to .befriend, Omahu in: the Wellington Steeplechase because of his light weight: : He had only 9.5 in the Winter Steeplechase-at EUerslie, and in. the;: concluding stages of that race, or up to' half' a mile from, home, he looked a possible:,winner. From then -on ho tired,' and/although ; he finished third> he had. no fchance, with Tuki and K.awini. At EHcrslie he r«eeivfed 61b from. Tuki and j?llb. frpm Kawini. Next Tuesday he is* set': to receive. 131b from Tuki ;and 211b from; Kawini. He looks well, and joes very, kindly: for R. E. Miles, who acliooled him at Trentham yesterday. J. Lowe again, sprinted his, two yearlings, the Magpie colt Jet Black.and the Saitagh, colt : Salt Petrel,, a; furlong at Trentham yesterday, morning. They ran along .very smartly, and present prospects favour some early return for the T4OO guineas and; 1000 guineas they cost as S'earlhiffs: , " ;,• ...-.' " . . ,' .'. "• Tresham .appears to be in good form at, present, and .lie.. finished much better than Royal Game" over half a mile at Trenjtham yesterday.. At the same time Royal Game was not particularly hard ridden, arid possibly he could have done considerably:better. Royal Picture was not galloped,- but"pottered about in the middle of-the course. • . ■■- • : ■. , "Bonny Rill'- is at Trentham, but she looks as if one. good gallop will find her out.. " She ;moved'alongVvery; tenderly yesterday. . ■ -.' . ■. • „... ■ ; S; J. Reid^s trio, the English fillies Black .Eyed/Sue, and. Shybird 11, and Cosmetic, tether with' the f Lord Quex—Sunspot rising .two-year-old *Australia, trained by ■H: Kingan, were allowed to stride, along: over half a'mile at Treritham yesterday. It was: not a^ test; and 1 the four finished practically :6n .. : • The 'blood 1' Sto'clc sale at Trentham on ■Friday of ..jiextr week completes . the list of fixtures.'. .With .three ■ days' racing, racing and trotting conferences, and '.a sale, ■ enthusiasts ,wi|K have much to interest them.. .Messrs;; Wright, Stephenson, and Co".' have issuetl an attractive catalogue for their sale, which commences at 1.30 p.m. In "add.ition: to the imported Australian ■»»,; arid-English-thoroughbreds for sale, there ■-:V^r.iU be a number of local horses in training. Details are being advertised..

NOTES AND COMMENTS

It would seem as if - R. Hanrion has hopes, of -Lord Star making good as a hurdler, for, in addition to continuing his engagement in the Winter Hurdles at Trentham, he has also nominated him for the Grand National Hurdles. It -would not occasion any surprise if Lord Star were to make a name for himself over fences, and no little interest will attach to his display when he makes his first appearance in a hurdle race in the Yittoria Hurdles on Tuesday. Last August' at Riccartbn Chickwheat (9.2) upset a hot favourite in Nippy (10.1) in the Islington Handicap of a mile and a quarter, with Rivalry third. This form was good, and as at Ashburton Chiekwheat showed that he is in good fettle again, he should be worth keeping in mind for events at Trentham. Olympic is now trained in Taranaki by M..'"Gardner. Whenuanui, in the* same ■stable, has not been asked to do a great deal lately in the nature of solid work, according to Taranaki advices. The members of R. E. Brown's team have only been pottering - about in the past week or two, but they have now returned to the tracks, at lillerslie, and are doing useful work in preparation for the new season, writes "Archer." ■ The team comprises Gala Day, Thursby, Challenge, Star Comet, War Officer, and Abbey Day, and all have a healthy appearance. Gala Day looks the best prospect of the lot, and it is not unlikely that he will return to his very best form early in next season. ■•■•'■ The three-year-old filly Delicious, ■by Sutala from -Rbden, purchased recently from Mr. G. D. Greenwood by the Riccartpn trainer. J. Beale, has been passed on again' at- a She has been shipped to Sydney, -to race on the pony courses, where she, should pay her way, as she is a smart galloper. J. Bbyd has taken Precious in hand again at Riccarton. She has been spelling for several months, and now looks in good order to start on a preparation for spring engagements. Happy Days, who showed a bit of pace in the Mayfield Handicap at Ashliurton on Saturday, but only, lasted for about sis furlongs, has gone into J. B. Pearson's, stable'at Riccarton. Money Order'is fining down and gradually getting into good racing shape.' He is a brilliant galloper when he is well, and: if he remains sound he will do good service for ; -TV H. Gillett's stable next season: . . . ' ; . Despite the fact that Penury Rose has been nominated for the Grand National Steeplechase ,' and other cross-country events, he has not been'schooled over the j big fences in Invercargill, writes "Argus.", It is reported from Dunedin that a tempting offer from Australia for the imported stallion Tractor has been turned down. ';-..;. ■ To those whose livelihood is earned on the racecourse disqualification is a serious blow, and in- some instances it means the stoppage of-all income. This is embarrassing for a jockey who rides a limited nuni-'i

ber of winners, but to one who is at the top of his form and is "making hay while.the"gun shines" it is of more serious concern^ It is a. coincidence that ,M. M'CarteTi; who was disqualified by the A.J.G I.'. stewards for twelve months over (the running of Royal Despatch, has this year earned "the greatest percentage in the metropolitan area, his total being £702. G£ this amount, £505 was earned at the A; J.C.iAutumn. Meeting. When one takes into account the additional amounts received'from winning'owners in the form of douceurs/it is .realised that the position of a 'successful jockey is financially an cuviaWe one,. says the "Sydney .Morning Herald." Si Davidson, the Newcastle ap.prentice, who isat thesheadof the winning jockeys' list for the season, and who •hasridden more than 100 winners, has earned £686 iv percentages'in the metropolitan area, while J. Munro, who was disqualifiedl for twelve months over the running of Songift at-Canterbury Park, has • received £608.. Munrp has had more, remunerative .-seasons than this one, and' probably he.received most this' season over ■ the success of Amounis in the Epsom Handicap, when' be had' almost a lastminute- engagement.' J. Toohey's percentage cheque \ for the current .season amounts to £505, while .J. Pike, whose opportunities . are limited on account of increasing .weight, has received £398. The lightweight, J. Simpson, has had a fairly successful time, and he has drawn about £350: ■:■■:..; . ■ • v The Newbury Summer Cup, a milo and a half race,; brought' out a small but good : field, and each placed horse lias a winning ■record. The race was won by Lord Derby's four-year-old brown, horse Colorado, by Phalaris from, iCanyon, by Chaucer from Glasalt,.by;lsinglass from Broad Corz-ie, by Hampton. : Colorado was unplaced in : the Newbury Spring Cup this season, but last year he won the Union Jack Stakes, one mile, at Liverpool; the Two Thousand Guineas, from Coronach and Apolc Sammy.;, finished third in .the . Derby.'behind Coronach and Lanceßaye; and third in the, Roub ■ Memorial Strikes. Three cup races are run at Newbury—spring^ summer, and autumn. . -According to Hawkes Buy reports George Jones leaves with Commendation for Sydney on 29th August. As Limerick is due to so about that time, they may make the journey .together. It is to be hoped all goes well with Commendation in the meantime.

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RACING NEWS, Evening Post, Volume CIV, Issue 7, 8 July 1927

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