Kov. 23—Lerln E.G. Not. 30, Dec 2 —Taliapuna J.C. Nov. 30, Dec. 2—Feilding J.C. Kov. 23. 25—Tc Kuiti R.C.
Reminders. Nominations for the Wootlvillc Meeting close on Friday at 9 p.m. Acceptances for the Feilding Meeting are due on Monday. When Will They Meet? , One of the main topics of conversation in racing circles at present is the comparison of the merits of Nightmarch and Chide. Strangely enough both are South Islanders, and both are undeniably first class. There is little hope of their meeting for some time, and the club who arranges or secures the first clash will have a great drawing-card. The James Hazlett Gold Cup at Wingatui in February may provide the opportunity, and by then Limerick may be on the scene again. At Trentham in March there is the Trentham Gold Cup of two miles, and just a little later the Awapuni Gold Cup of one mile and. a quarter. As the weight-for-age races in Australia may prove an irresistible. attraction for the connections of JNightmarch, at this distance, it looks like the Dunedin Club having the best prospects, owing to the thus of its race. The distance of the Hazlett Cup, one mile, may be rather short, but that distance oh the Wingatui course is a test of stamina and should give the horses every chance to. show their real worth. Hunting.Song Going Back to Gisborne. Mr. Game Carrington, who some months ago transferred from Gisborne to a locality near Palmerston North, has found that his new quartets are uot suited to the breeding of young horses, though ideal for cattle farming. The absence of sea air is given as one of the reasons, and ho has decided to sell out and go back to Makaraka, Gisborue, after the January sales. He has arranged for the imported sire Cclussus to be taken over by Mr. A. F. Lawrie. He will keep Hunting Song at his own stud. ,The Pace Will Be On. Given a fine day, the race for the Feilding Stakes should see a very merry five furlongs. Paganelli and Cirnabue escape a penalty, and will carry 9.1 apiece. Eaglet has earned the full 101b, and Will have to carry 5.7 if she is produced. Ceremony, for his Tramway Handicap win at Randwick, lias earned slb extra, bringing his -weight .up t0.'8.7; and Princess Betty will have 6.6, for she just escapes a penalty. With Aspiring and Gascony also in^ the race there is great material i» this event. Paganelli, of course, appears to have more than a mortgage on the race, for unpenalised, looking at it from a handicap point of view, he dominates the position. Good Work. Quite a feature of the Canterbury Jockey Club's Meeting was' the excellent work of Mr. P. D. M'Nab at the barrier His display all through was without blemish, and if lie cared to change his mind and undertake this branch of racecourse ■work he would have an abundance of employment. Officials of his calibre are Lard* to find, and there is a great opportunity for a first-class man at the present time. As custodian of the Rieearton racecourse Mr. M'Nab regards starting as a secondary consideration, and uot so Ion" ago he relinquished all his appointments except that with the C.J.C. It is understood he is not keen on the position, and it is a matter for great regret that he is not available generally. Progress. It is estimated that the aggregate attendance at the four days of the Canterbury Jockey Club's Metropolitan Meeting constituted a record for Eiccarton. It is only since 1925, when turnstiles were installed, that a tally has been practicable and approximately the week's total was three thousand better than any preceding figures m that period. Fine weather materially tended towards this splendid result, but at the same time the response indicates that racing has made a marked recovery in the past few years and that galloping is as popular as ever with the race-going community. / Winning Sires. +il>a!?<sV v-??' tl!e most-successful sire at the L.J.U Meeting, his progeny winning four races. Chief Ruler and Limohd each provided three winners, while "Panmure, Paper Money, and Tea Tray followed with T^°' a H, s, lrj*s with one dinners were: JLne^ce, Polydanion, Saxby, Arrowsmith. . Australian Sun, Tractor, Greyspear, Some |-°Z ■?-, Pommern, Autumnus, Warplane, goltenno, fcongbird, Valkyrian, Hunting (bong, and.Kilbroney. From a money point of view Paladin was,an easy first with £4030; followed by LimcU, £1980; Unef Ruler, £1315: Polydamon, £840Greyspear £775; Kilbroney, £CSO; Tea Tray, £680; Arrowsmith, £650; Australian Sun, £640, and Autumnus, £560. Lucky and Unlucky. Last season Chide was under offer to Vi&H StV!i- laa> Mr- n- G- Kirkpatrick, at 1000 guineas, and the deal was practically completed, but at the eleventh hour a hitch occurred, and Chide remained with his present owner. That Mr Kirkpatnek missed a rare bargain is now patent to anyone, and G. Murray-Aynsley can be counted lucky that he did not accept a smaller amount than, the original asked. Just here it may be stated that the_owner of Chide was not particularly anxious to sell, and he proved this by refusing to sell Chide to another Australian buyer some, time later. However, Mr Jiirkpatriek cannot be described as an uniff y fU£f-Y fo, r a£ter turni "S down the offer of Chide he returned to the North Island and immediately secured Gay Ballerina.. With the latter he won stako money m the Dominion that returned | the amount he expended on G-iy Balle- ■ rma s purchase. A Great Miler. ' ...Amoums. is the champion miler of the season: in Australia He proved this by at vKf" ■>'" m Stakes at. .j-iemington, and he was heartily cheered as he returned to the enclosure. Xhe conditions were all in favour of Amounis, but his task was not*lightened by Mol .son again running off at the turn, and allowing Highland a run near the pT> J"f Tvf he did in tlle W, S. Cox Plate, at Moonee Valley. Since the Cup Sth hlf^ v Stakes has been discussed ■with, enthusiasm, and opinions were divided as to the merits of Moliison, who ■mdl 81 -laCe TaS le Melbourne Stakes, Highland, irom J Holt's stables, and the dual.Epsom Handicap and Cantala Stakes * inner Amounis. When the weather remained fine, however, backers did not Jiesitate to install Amounis at the head of affairs, and two big wagers were noted about him Moliison touched a Xrt £nee, and Highland was the only othc horse seriously considered of the field- of oip-nf «• r' alh" up start found Amounis gan his forward move on the outs lo -n l^lftne^r^d t wlfrl' sponsible for all of the running? Ivhife Duncan kept Highland within striking distance Coming to the turn the field was fairly well bunched, and Duncan, noticed waiting for a run on the rails, was immediately behind Moliison, and when that horse ran a little wide Highland shot through. Momentarily he seemed likely to be: shut out again, as Moliison came back slightly, but happily for Highland tnere %ras still room for him to continue, and Duncan began to ride him vigorously^ In the meantime Amounis had begun his final run about three or four horses out from the rails, and a number of Victorian enthusiasts called "Highland will worry him out of it." They obviously did not know Amounis, for the Magpie gelding, keeping a straight course all the way, showed, his determination, and won by a length _Ie the fast time of lmin Sli'/i'scc, which/ is only a quarter of a second outside the Australasian and Flemington record,' held by tha winner, and the New j Zealand horee. The Hawk. Moliison did not show any fight over the last hall-fur-
long, and he was beaten out of a place by Carradale, who ran off the course at the turn into the straight in the Cup race. Hie last half-mile, run by Amoums in 46% sec, in the Linlifbgow Stakes, was the fastest half-mile ever timed by Mr. F. M. Heath, the official timekeeper of the Victoria Racing Club. Odds and Ends. Streamer, a useful brown gelding by Paper Money from Tortrix, is advertised to be sold by auction at Otaki to-morrow. Merry Peel, who was taken to Ricearton by G. New, was left in the South, and in future will be trained by Nelson Price at Rangiora. Merry Peel is owned in the South Island. In the latest files of London "Sporting Life" to hand, reference is given to a malformation of a filly foal. Malva, the dam of Blenheim, a recent winner at Newmarket, a yearling that brought 4100 guineas, after producing three foals, threw a bay filly by Tetratema that was without a near fore foot, and the foal was destroyed. The Irish vets, who saw this freak were agreed that they had not before known a similar happening. Trigo, the Irish champion colt, is retired to the stud, and the London "Field," mentioning the fact, says that the name is pronounced "Trego," a Spanish word for wheat.
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RACING FIXTURES., Evening Post, Volume CVIII, Issue 123, 20 November 1929
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