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NOTES AND COMMENTS

BACING FIXTUEES.

Jul?: 35—Walmate district Hum Club. July 28—South Canterbury Hunt Club. July 28, 30—Glsborne R.C.

■ Nominations for the Chriatehurch Hunt Club's Meeting, now recognised as a dress rehearsal for the Grand National Meeting, close to-morrow at 8 p.m. Nominations are b&ng taken at the rooms o£ the Canterbury' Jockey. Club in Chriatchureh. of H. Gray's case at the Racing Conference,-was remarkable for ita length. As. the bulk'of the proceedings was held in committee it is not possible to "make any comment on that portion. When the ban was lifted, however, it was evident that a number of the experienced :member3'of the conference were against any reduction of Gray's sentence, yet when

it -was seen that the president was desivY ous of extending clemency to Gray some o£ the opposition vanished- Trouble was experienced in discovering a way out of the. difficulty So that Gray could work amongst horses yet not take any active part in racing. The suggestion as it now stands is unique in New Zealand, for Gray has had his disqualification removed, yet it is doubtful whether he will be permitted ; to go. on racecourses on race days. The , exact conditions attached to him will be ..decided 'by the Licensing Committee. Opinions vary amongst raciug folk as to the wisdom of the conference in its actiou. Sentimentalists, who are-after all'in the great majority in this sentimental age, agree, but those who look at the cold hard ~ facts of life are not so sure.' Probably the better way will be to wait and see. The bloodstock sale at Trentham tomorrow is drawing a good deal of attentioio. The collection to be offered numbers : 28, and comprises both English and Aus-tralian-bred horses. Mr. John Donald, of Westmere, Wanganui, is the largest contributor to the catalogue, and included in the list opposite his name are a number of beautifully-bred yearlings sired respectively by Great Star, Comedy King, Chrysolaus, Polymester, Biplane, The Verderer, Sarchedon, Pershaw, Violoncello, and Australian Sun. The English-bred horses imported by Mr. Arthur Parker comprise the six-year-old stallion Grand Joy (by Grand Parade), the three-year-old colt Blue Star (by Sunstar), and the three-year-old filly Piperenzo (by Lorenzo). The Horses in training to be offered include the following:—Greengrocer (imp.), Sottana (6yrs), Cavity (2yrs), Waltzer (Gyrs), Gold Rain • (Byrs), Outfit '(Gyrs), Hyama (7yrs), Moun- • tain Bell (7yrs),- Passionate (aged), and Closefire. Discussing a remit at the Racing Conference yesterday concerning the veterinary inspection of horses travelling to and from Australia .as a possible precaution against "ringing in," Mr. J. S. Barrett said it would be hard on owners if "they had to pay a fee for this two or three times a year. He questioned the need of it.- Sir George Clifford pointed out amidst _ smiles to Mr. Barrett that it was a precaution to ensure that it really was Count 1 Gavour who went to Australia and'return. • cd. Mr. Barrett's quick reply came that on the Jast occasion he tried to find a better substitute to bring home but was quite unable to do so. t Tne,; anni"»l report of the Duucdin Jockey Club states that the conmiitteo "regrets that the operations for the year show a loss. This is unfortunate, but is no doubt in_a large measure due to the financial stringency .at present prevailing throughout the Dominion. Before the .opening of the season the members' stand was destroyed by fire, and the race meetings were ".conducted under, difficulties, :. which, will be overcome before the sprihs -meeting. Extensive improvements have been effected at Wingatui, and' wheu tlie new members' stand is completed the appointments will be in keeping with the standing of the club. Prom a racing point of ■new the season has been most successful. The revenue account reveals a losrfor the year of £937 I3s Bd. The totahsator investments, for the year "nopnkrf to £229,261 10s, as against £275,----783 10* the previous year. -T. J. Daly reported at Trentham that Hynanna had wintered well and would make ius first appearance next season, all T>emg well at Napier' Park. The rising three-year-old Thurnbell had also done excephonaUy well. Daly has a promising rising two-year-old sister.to Hynanna and Jv filly by Psychology from Woodhen of the same age. *i.R^ (iing c totalisator permit which rSll ?i° ckey has lost ' stwas resolved at the annual meeting that a protest be made, to the Minister of Internal Affairs. A member said the cold-blooded manner m which the permit had been taken away from Nelson had a political flav°»r T a**>ut it.. Race, meetings in the North Island were "as thick as mushroom*. ...Mr T. Clegg^owner of Jazz Baby, left for.Sydney by the Maheno last week and £'U> his intention to settle there. Jazz Baby is at present enjoying a spell, and he is reported to have furnished into a very nice horse. A little later on he will be taken in hand again by E. Georce to receive a preparation for the comTng 5 sei

A/l nßr^ 11 Y#? r me»tions Rozener . ?11 Perb y Possibility, and penned the ■ tdJmnag:- J «With . the 'distances of two-year-old events increased' as the- season draws to a close, the stamina of the iuve ?K ep^e?f tMte 1 ' Bnd « this^gTd the Rowendale gelding Rozener came^ell np to requirements at Rand wick recently Me, which, it v held, is good travelling on a •winter track. Rozener is from a mare named_Elodie, by Flavus from True WT^ Diplomat from Many Colours, by 'Medallion from Blue and Gold, by brand Flaneur from White and Blue, by Monsigneur. blend of Yattendon and Musket in the middle lines of the nedigree is sure to be of assistance to Rozenev when it comes to a journey." .The decision of the Poverty Bay Trot- ■ ting Club to turn over to racing is not , to go through without further discussion, v •«* energetic opposition to the proposal has been manifested. Notice of motion . has been lodged with a view to upsetting ( the original decision. The change-over >. flan will be further discussed at a meet-. • ing of the club to be held on 22nd July, at which the members will have the choice of. endorsing and confirming the resolution proposing the reconstitution of the club aa, a racing club, or of rescinding that decision. ■ .

Racing folk or those who really make their, money by working at the game are often glad to be away, from it. As a matter of fact one trainer was heard yesterday half making an arrangement to leave Trentham on Saturday after the third race m order to attend a Rugby match. According to an English writer three crack ex-jockeys In Mornington and Kempton Cannon and Fred Rickaby now take more interest in golf than racing, and seldom go near a race meeting. Coronach was a great three-year-old, and, according to the "Sporting Life," he has grown into a magnificent specimen of the weight-carrying thoroughbred. After the Coronation Cup at Epsom the journal quoted said:—He has let down and thickened into a grand colt, and Fred Darling nas tobe complimented upon the splendid condition he delivered him in at tne post for the Coronation Cup. J. Childs, Coronach's jockey, saw to it that the gallop was a good onev.from the very start, and appeared jealous of having the rails position, even though Donoghue manoeuvred for the berth at the top of the Hill, and again at Tattenhain Corner. Childs, however, is too old a hand to be easily outwitted, and Embargo had to come 1 up on Coronach's right in the straight. The City winner made a spurt, but Coronach kept gallantly- on to beat him decisively by a length in the record time of 2niin 34sec ' which waa 2-ssec faster than that registered by Call Boy in the Derby. It wag, of course, holding going, and there was forae wind when tKoronach won last year's Epsom classic in 2min 49 4-ssec.

Trainers and Jockeys, call and see Herb. Price's fine range o.t Overcoats, •eluding Burberry's Dexter % Barna'f, etc., at Bale prices; also a num|«r at half-prtee. Herb. Price's. 54-56

(BY "VEDETTE.")

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