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shall took out a licence last winter to ride under National Hunt Rules, and, claiming the 51b allowance in certain hurdle races, he rode several winners for Mr. Frank Wootton and others.
In an interview after the race he said that Trigo was always travelling well, and at the top of the hil! was almost aloueside Hunter's Moon.
••'Coming down the hill," added Marshall, '"I soon realised that my horse was going much more smoothly tiiau Tommy Weston's mount, and when I took the lead, half a mile from home, I felt sure that I had the race won. In fact, you cau saythat I never really had an uneasy moment." KOPI'S FALL. The tragedy of the race was the accident which befell Kopi. . Mr. Sol Joel's colt was the slowest beginner in the field o£ twenty-sis. When they had gone a furlong he was absolutely last, but he made up a good deal of the ground up the tiring hill, and was going strongly on the outside of the field when he had the misfortune to strike into the heels of Cavendo and came down. Dines, who was riding Tom Pear-tree, stated that his oivn mount *.vas slightly interfered with .when the accident occurred. The worst sufferer, however, was Posterity, who jumped clean over Kopi, and must have lost au appreciable amount of ground. He had also been a very slow beginner, and considering that he was the sixth borse to pass the winning post, it will be understood that he might well have secured a place had the luok of the race not been so completely against him. Mr. Barnett received the warm congratulations of the Prince of Wales after the race. Early in the season he cherished hopes that Trigo would win the Derby, and ba;ore the colt competed for the Guineas he backed him for the F.psom race to win £8000. More recently, Mr. Barnett purchased an eighth share in the Stock Exchange ticket for Trigo, and this brings him in a further £16,000. When it is borue in mind that the value of the Derby Stakes runs well into five figures, it will be realised that Trigo's owner has won quite a fortune, in spite of not hay-
ing supported the colt substantially since his original bets.
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AUSTRALIAN HOCKEY TEAM, Evening Post, Volume CVIII, Issue 15, 17 July 1929
AUSTRALIAN HOCKEY TEAM Evening Post, Volume CVIII, Issue 15, 17 July 1929
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