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TROTTING FIXTURES.

June 23, 27—Auckland T.C.

Wellington Nominations. Nominations for all events at the Wellington Steeplechase Meeting close tonight at 9 o'clock. Hawkes Bay Handicaps. The weights for the'Hawkes Bay Meetings suggest that the racing there will be superior to that at Napier Park. Possibly Puwhero injured himself on Saturday, for it is noticed that he was not weighted for the Hawkes Bay Steeplechase. Maunga is in pride of place in that event with 11.9, and decently ridden he would have a chance second to none. Puwhero, however, has been handicapped for the Hawkes Bay Hurdle race, in which Peneus is not overburdened at 11.7. The flat races* and minor jumping events at both Jockey Club and Hunt Meetings have an interesting appearance. Acceptances for the Hunt Meeting are due to-morrow at noon. Rehandicaps for the first day of the Jockey Club's Meeting will be declared on Wednesday night, and acceptances close on Thursday at noon. .< . ? More Details of the Derby. It was Australia's Derby, besides being the sunniest, noisiest, and busiest for years, says the "Sydney Sun." Felstead, the winner, is a son of Spion Kop, and goes back to Carbine on both sire's and dam's sides; while Black Watch, the son of an Australian mare, belongs to a New „ Zealander, Mr. J. B. Reid, although he is leased to Mr. N. Neumann. Moreover, Felstead's trainer, Captain Oswald Bell, is a son of Sir J. P. Bell, of Dalby, Australia, who formerly imported walers to • India, where he raced and sold them. Later he trained in a small way in England, and served at Salonica in war time. After the war he built up a powerful stable nt Lambourn. 'This is his first classic victory; also the first Derby ridden by . .Wragg. Critics point out that Felstead's victory ■ will have a most important effect on the British breeding industry, because it will restore to favour Carbine's great staying blood, the value of which was proved by - the way the race was run. The-terrific pace at which the race was run for the first six furlongs killed the popular favourites, and ensured'Felstead's easy victory. He won almost in a canter. Felstead was eight lengths behind Sunny Trace'and Flamingo descending the bill before Tattenham Corner. He completely conquered Flamingo a quarter of a mile from home. Black, Watch's good - showing was also due to' Ins Australian stamina. Miss' Helm, a clerk at Barrow-in-Fur-ness, drew Felstead in the Stock Exchange : Sweepstake,' and wins' £125,000. -Mrs.' M'Ewan, widow of a Glasgow banker, drew Black AVatch in the Calcutta Sweep, and will receive £60,000. It has been revealed, that Ladbroke and Co., bookmakers, purchased a half in Captain Griffifth's ticket on Fairway in the Calcutta Sweep. Beating the Club. Turnstiles at the entrance to Wingatui have effected savings or additions to the gate receipts that will have, probably paid for their installation. .But even turnstiles require some supervision, particularly when worked in conjunction with passes, and apparently some people, who would be very indignant if accused of being dishonest in their everyday walk of life, are prepared to sink their ideas of honesty, and at the same time take on fair risks, to get into the course enclosures, without paying their way (says the Dunedin "Star"). It is only fair to the gatemen and assistants engaged by the club '. to state that they are in no way to blame, nor their integrity doubted, in making these charges against those people who are beating the club. Trivalve's Progress. J. Scobie says he is not one of those who entertain the belief that Trivalve is . suffering from any disease. On the contrary, he reports that the chestnut is as well as he can possibly be in respect to general health, but the leg injury will necessarily hold up his further preparation for sqme_ time. He added that the injury is yielding splendidly to treatment. Odds and Ends. Apparently an Auckland owner, who has raced rather extensively for a number of seasons, is desirous of reducing his expenses, for all his team are in the private sale list. . Some of the leading North Island riders have left for a tour of the Islands: The " trainers stay at home to mind their mounts in the meantime, comments "Sen- . tinel." : ' It is said that L. A. Pine will ride Troilus in his engagements over hurdles at the Hawkes Bay Meeting. Troilus hds been galloping well at Hawera, and was schooled by Pine over two hurdles on Thursday. Silvermine and Bisox are working along well at Hawera and should be in good order for the Titntham Meeting. Footfall, Paperchase, and Chide are due to resume work at Riccarton this week.'

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TROTTING FIXTURES., Evening Post, Volume CV, Issue 142, 18 June 1928

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