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RACING FIXTURES.

Nov. 7i 9—Whanearel B.C. \ Xor. 0.-11, 13. X6—Canterbury J.C. Nov. IG, IS—Walkato K.C. Nov. 20, 21—Wlnton J.C. Nov. 20, 21—Otakl Maori E.G. Nov. 23—Levin R.C. Nov. 23, 25—To Kuiti R.C. -,- Next Week. r The Wliangarei Meeting next Thursday and Saturday, and the opening of the Canterbury Jockey Club's New Zealand : Cup 'Meeting at Riccarton on Saturday, i are nest week's racing fixtures. Final payments and acceptances i'or the New Zealand Cup Meeting are due on Monday at S p.m. ' Nominations for the Levin Meeting close on Monday night. Nominations for the Jubilee Meeting of the Feilding Jockey Club close on Wednesday at 5.30 p.m. First forfeits for the Feilding Stakes arc due nt the same time. Worth Noting. At .his last start last season Leilrim demonstrated that he has the ability to race well among the open sprinters by finishing a close second to Gold Money, who was then at the tof> of her form, in the Visitors' Handicap on the concluding day of the Auckland Racing Club's Winter Meeting. Leitrim made his first appearance this season when he ran uuplaced in the Bollard Memorial Handicap, won by his stable mate, Pegawa^, at Cambridge on Monday, and shaped sufficiently well to indicate that he is likely to show early improvement. The Valkyriah gelding looks a better horse than previously, and should bo worth keeping in mind. Prospects, of Veilmond. ■ Mr. E. Moss may bo pardoned it he indulges in daydreams about Veilmond, who finished with such determination at Kandwick. The colt's dam, Veil, is a, sister to Rational, a great New Zealand performer, and The Monk, who won many races in Australia for Messrs. Tye and Corteen, ran third in Whittier's Doncuster, and finally went to India. Veil made one visit to Sydney with the Gimcrack Stakes in view, but she finished only tifth in that race, for which, she started equal favourite with Theory. • The fact that she subsequently did not quite come up to expectations on the racing track, per- I haps accounted for the fact that Mr. Moss J had-to give no more than 575 guineas for | a colt so well related. When the pros- I pects of the Liniond colt, Honour, were being discussed the other day, the fact that he was out of a mare by. Absurd, and that he1 possessed many characteristics of that horse, most of whose stock ■were distinguished as sprinters rather than "stayers, was held to be against him. Honour, like Absurd, is a bright chestnut. Veilmond is a brown, like Limerick," the most notable son of Liniond. While he does not dash out of the barrier with the same remarkable celerity as practically all the Absurds, Mr. Moss's colt, is quick to / get under way, and, like Limerick, can . quickly gather top speed, says a Sydney scribe. He will no doubt be a first-class performer at middle distances, and there should be quite a fair prospect that he will stay as well as Mr. Knight's gelding over longer journeys. Another Imported Sire to the Front. The successes of First Legion in the Mona and Gwyn Nursery Handicaps at the Caulfield Cup Meeting have drawn attention to his sire Legionnaire, whose stock this .season made their first appearance'on the Australian Tuff. Legionnaire is represented in New Zealand by Commandant, a chestnut colt purchased last season in Sydney for Mr. T. 11. Lowry. Fi Davis reports very favourably on this' fellow. His sire, Legiounaii-o. was a youngster of great pace.in England in 1925. He.started in eight races, and won four, including the Newmarket Buckenham Stakes, Clcarwell Stakes, and Moulton Stakes. In the Buckenham= he defeated Short Story (winner of the Oaks the following year) and Lex. Legionnaire, did not race after his first season, ■ and was bought by Mr. Percy Miller for his Kiaora stud, New South Wales; He is a beautifully bred horse, being by the Polymelus sire Phalaris, from Spean Bridge, by Spearmint (son of Carbine) from Santa Brigida by St. Simon. Auckland Juveniles. The two-year-old filly Silene (by Cyllene More—Quist), who failed to come on as . well as expected after showing speed in her early gallops, is working again after a_ short spell. She has freshened, up nicely, and may show improvement now, although her lack o£ size will, probably always be a disadvantage. F. Gilchrist's other two-year-olds, Hampton Park and Great Emblem, are working along satisfactorily, and are both looking very bright. One for Wliangarei. On "the strength o£ some smart track gallops. The Begum was made favouritefor the Bollard Memorial Handicap at k Cambridge, but the best she could do was ■:■ to finish fourth. However, she. ran a very solid race, and it should not be long ' before she does better. The Begutj has engagements in the sprint events at\Vhangarei, where the company will probably not be so strong, and she will only require' to make ,an appearance at the meeting to receive solid support. She should be all the better for her recent outing, which was her second this season. Courage of Trigo. ' When Trigo had won the English Derby he was held to be lucky, because dangerous rivals had been affected by a. lioree falling at Tattenham Corner. The Irish ■ colt answered critics by the wonderful courage he displayed to win the St. Leger last month. After he had taken charge oh entering the straight he was tackled by the Oaks winner, Penuycomequiek. ■Having shaken off the filly, he was tackled by Bosworth, on the rails, and had a hard fight to stall off Lord Derby's colt by a head. Penuycomequiek was the medium of such heavy betting on the course that she started favourite, two points shorter than Trigo. Hotweed, ■winner of the French Grand Prix, was third favourite, but he had shot his bolt before the long straight was reached. Automatic Clocking. Since the automatic tuning clock ' has jbeen installed at Trentham, the fasttimee registered on the local course have been, generally accepted. It is surprising that such progressive racing bodies as the VJt.C. and V.A.T.C. have only recently installed automatic chronographs for recording race times. On both these courses the chonograph until lately has been started by an official near the starting barrier, but the automatic clock operates with the releasing of the tapes by the. starter. The A.J.C. has had the automatic chronograph at Kandwick- for many years, while even the Victoria Park Pony Club is modernised in this manner. Anil it is a coincidence that the machines were made, by a Melbourne firm. Gaunts, Ltd., wh* supplied also the chonograph at Trentham.

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RACING FIXTURES., Evening Post, Volume CVIII, Issue 108, 2 November 1929

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