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HERE AND THERE

•This<jWeek'S:;;Races. ■'. ;"' ;' :'^' ■■' ':';",;; Eafci'iig/foi' tlie,'rest of the week*-will beat Awap);'ni and 'at Ta'uranga; both 'on SaturdhyViThe Mahnwatu Meeting will be. concluded;on Monday. . - Rotorua's'/Behefit. - The Minfs'fer of Internal Affairs (the Hon. P. A. de la Perrelle) has granted the Eotorua Racing Club permission to "hold a two-day special earthquake benefit meeting. The dates applied for are 15th and 16th -May, but these have not yet been approved by the president of the N.Z. Racing Conference (Mr. O. S. Watkins). Not to Hold Meeting. It is understood that the Jsapier Park. Racing Club has abandbned the idea of holding its Autumn Meeting, either at Trentham or elsewhere. The permit remains in abeyance, and is not available for use by any other club. It is reliably

[ stated that the papier Park Club is to consider" aiiialp;amation with the Hawkes Bay .Jockey Club..-" Oamaru Permit. One day of.the. surrendered Oamaru permit was offered' to the Waikoimiti Kacing-'Glub;"b\itithe- club' has its course Under repairs and' was not prepared to .conduct a meeting this season. It would consider holding an' extra meeting next season'-i'f.'a) 'permit should become available- ,The Wyndh am-Racing Club was also not prepared to hold another meeting this season: ■ The Oamaru permit is therefore''stjirfree. for; allocation. ~ . Greymouth Applies. • ,:. The-Greymouth- Jockey Club has received the- permission of, the N.Z. Racing Conference, torapply for a permit to hold ;i ■•'special- earthquake benefit meeting, and an .application in this direction has been lodged- with • the -Internal • Affairs Department. -The application has not yet been granted,:but if it'is the meeting will probably held late in April orin May* WoVkrat'Trentham. :': Work'at'Trentham this morning; was principally.l ''of'aft' easy nature, most of the hdriesvwhb:raced:.at the Wellington Meetine b.eirig:simply-trotted or cantered round on the;plough: VOther. horses in training -ivereiajso for.'the main^part allotted only easy-tasks.'.'.;■'' ;.- : ' . Historic and Eminent. : Historic 'and. Eminent moved., attractively .in'^finishing up: their' -Work with a half-milersprint: oh...the: plough, wheh was very fast, in just over 48sec. Historic looks improved as the result of his racing recently, and he should make a bold showing in the "Awapuni Cup, from the acceptances for' Which his name was" omitted in the telegraphed message, but for -which he has' been paid up. Movietone Improving. .'£he only other gallop that was timed was one by the two-year-olds, Movietone and Fairwind, the former, accompanied by the latter for three furlongs, covering half a mile in just .over"sosec." Movietone is improving, but he is hardly forward enough, for the opposition he.will be meeting in ■the>'Clo.J;erle<v Xuvsery" Handicap at;Avapuui.pii:;.Monday.;;;:; :;.';' For Awapuni. j- \l r';' ; i •, ; .-' ' who.:are;to compete at the Manawattf Meeting:are: ; S. J. Reid's pair, Historic'and Eminent, -who will both be ridden' by!: B.: H..j;Mbrris;: H. Benge's Gay Court; '^f. Haw-thorne's'pair, Hymgreat and -White. Squalli-ivho will be riddea by A. Jenkins.and A. Dick (probably;),- respectively; ; H.- B: Lorigan's Oratoriah,. who"will be' ridden by B. H. Morris; and .G.% Jones's;'■ team, Spear Lad, Pat's Bbyyf.Gapev Gold, Trader Horn, and Movie« toniefe(second day), the riders of the first four%"eing. A. Dick, A. E. Ellis, K. M'Ta^ish, and A. E. Ellis respectively, i Trip.yfo Rlverton. >

• Tienthani'"trainer .E." Jl. Murtagh ihas nominated■ Habit .and iArikinui. for the principal and, sprint; races respectively at, the Eivertoii Racing Club's three-day '-meeting. atXEaster, and.if1 the handicaps are favourable he will ; probably undertake-rth4.-.trip •to;ithe far. South; The Rivertbn Gold Cup, in which ■ Habit. is entered, is a valuable race, carrying ! a stake.of..£sss. , Habit and Aril Ami were out on the track this morning, and sprinted home .at the end of- their work. Both look' very fit, Arikinui probably being in better; trini:than.:he has been at any period this seasbn; .' . '■/'-. Cutting Expenses. ,/ The Dunedin Jockey Club, considering its financial position; has carried the following resolutions: (I); That the; practice of providing lunches; [fete., for stewards, guests, owners, trainers^ and jockeys, be discontinued; (2) that the gale of- racebooks be controlled direct by the secietary; (3) that no more than one lady's ticket be issued with each complimentarj owner's and trainer's ticket. Not a-Rider Aboutl l Mountain Heath was all saddled up for the Xgaio 'Handicap at Tientham on Tuesday, but no rider could be obtained for him! 1 Not;-a hurdle horseman (necessary by the conditions of the race) was to be found on the course at 1130 Suiely the hurdling game is not bo profitable that eligible rulers can afford to let such "chances go. ' ' Marjoram Scores. Trentham-trained Marjoram, who is doing the Auckland (jountry circuit at present, notched his fiist success on the trip when he won the JTetherton Highweight Handicap at Paeroa on Saturday. 'His victory was nariow, and js statca to have been the result *of a skilful piece of horsemanship by E. Keesmg, who had to extri<!ate him from a pocket. Keesing was in great form on Saturday, riding three winners'. On Tuesday Marjoram deadheated for second in the principal handicap, the Shaw Memorial A coincidence nas that Keesing lode the horse (Eager Eose) who finished on terms with him on this occasion.

Cheaper. Betting. .)' .' The five-shillings . totalisator movement originated' in Auckland by the Takapuna Jockey Club is spreading to the, SouthIsland. The ' Hororata and Amberley Racing Clubs are to hold a combined race meeting at -Ricearton on 2nd May, and the committee of'the Amberley Club .has decided to recommend that a five-shillings totalisator should /be opened for, the meeting. '': ; ' ]■''•-.' . ' '■■■'' Filial Season? ,i •, ' : ; ..' ;J. -vlP"S«iepig'! safe; ;tp.- saj', states:;a- Boutherii wjiteri''that the'present season'will mean the,I'end p£ Nightinareh's racing career. Jt:y6iJld; Jnb't be" wise to diminish the glamour. ;pi , his .racing, reputation on the cve1 of retirement./ He will probably.join ■Mi. • 6r.--..'A.1-Kaiii's. stud . nest : .season. • -. Domlhioifyi^ucQess.": . -,'.-;■.; .. ; / ;; • Information- has been 'received'in- Auckland .from v. Sydney the ex-Kew Zeaiand'horses' Qemlight. and Hyde Park were both' successful in.'.winning races last Saturday. - Gemlight won the Club- Handi-, .cap. at.Eosehill, and/Hyde Park'scored in a welter; handicap at Caulfield. Both' ' Horses started' at a good "price. Chide was; second to Gemlight-iu his.race. : ■.;. , Shifted to/ Teßapa. , \ Plying Prineej and Baroscope,' owned by •Mfi,' ''E/ Cucksßy;;/. of. 'Auckland,; : have3oinod. Ai Tinker's stable'at Te" Rapa, and will pepreparedvby that trainer for their future .'erigagemerits. Princess Bede, anOthfer orVMr. Ciieksey's'juveniles, has been given' a! month's spell, and may not do : much; more' racing this season. In Good. ForniK --. ;'';' •; .•■■•■'.■ '.-' '■ "' On Saturday morning at Wanganui, Knollmere was given a run over six furlongs. He moved very freely, running the first quarter in 25sec, the half in SOsec, and the full distance in lmin l'sec. This Grandcoiirt gelding is to race at Awapum on the-.secoud day. . •■■-,. Should Go Well. ■Just an Idea, put in a good working gallop over s"even furlong 3at Wanganui last Saturday morning.' He is a very lazy w.prker, but he should make things, interesting, in .the open sprint at Awa- ;

puni, in which he has 7.8. Just an Idea and Korokio may race at Riccarton at Easter. ." About korokio. Although Korokio did not come to Trentham, she is reported to bo in great shape, and will probably be .seen out again in the .Cloverlea 'Nursery Handicap at Awapum on Momlav She should run out a merry five furlongs if she can be kept on the course. Will Do Better. The confident support accorded The Warden in the Handicap Hurdles at Opnnake" on Tuesday was due to an exocllent schooling bout at Wanganui on batuidaj moinmg. He is stated to ha\e jumped attiactnely, and never to have put a foot wrong. He failed when the test came, but he will do better belore loug and is worth watching. Out of Ordinary. In. Czecho.-Slovakia last season second honours, among amateur jockeys was taken by Mrs. Szenkovits, and as she won nine of the I3~races in which she rode she must be good. She would probably hold her own against that country's profesi ionals, but she is allowed to ride only m iimateur races.. All Make Mistakes. >A horse named Ballyseanlon, a son of Loch Lojnond, was one of England's hurdling sensations in January. Bought for 105 guineas/ he won a race and £1000 in bets for his new owner the next day, and followed that up with a second and a win. When Ballyscaulon's previous trainer was handmg him over to his present tiainer, H.J Hedges, he said that if he ever won 'a race with him he would present him with a watch as large as Big Ben Itrnust have been a shock for that tiamer when Ballyscanlon won at his next stait < Will Again b& Favourite. Easter HeiQ, who staited fa\ourile with 12 7 in a field of 60 for the Lnerpool Xa- ' tional two Teais ago, and ran second, brents sine to be the popular pick again tin" ■veai with the same weight In Jauu•uy h,e w as in great trim, wmning the San- : down Park Mole Handicap Steeplechase, 2% hnles 75 jards, by eight lengths from Blaria (12 0);- one of England's most brilliant fencers,land who was credited with a good chance o£ beating him. Easter Heio is trained by J. E. Anthony for Mr. J. H. Whitney, who bought the gelding with the }dea of winning a National. Howe\ei, something went amiss with Easter Hero, and he was unable to run last jear. x , Odds and Ends.

Acceptances for the Wellington Trotting Club's Autnmn Meeting close at 8 o'clock to-morrow evening. Nominations for general events at the Canterbury Jockey Club's Autumn Meeting close at 8 o'clock to-morrow evening, when first acceptance for the Great Easter and Great Autumn Handicaps and first forfeit for the Challenge Stakes and Champagne Stakes are also due. Aspiring is again in work at Wmgatui, but ot is stated that she does not seem to be too sound.

It is reported that Kapuna, looking very big after a long spell, was out on the track again at Wmgatui last week. He is being piepared for the winter steeplechasing season. The somewhat disappointing One Pai lias been purchased by Mr. D. Lupton, of Waverley,' who intends using him as a hunter. Paratoo has gone on the right way since the Rangitikei Meeting, and Wanganui track watchers expect him to go well at Awapuni. Paratoo is still a hack, but another wm will lift him out of the_ ranks. Trentham tiamer J. W. Lowe leaves on his customary autumn trip to Sydney tomorrow, i He will witness the Easter rac-, ing at Kandwick, but his principal mission is to view the yearling sales. slr. W. H. Balhnger contemplates sending a team to the West Coast for the Easter meetings The probable composition is Invite, Fallow, Shootist, and Gold Sound The Litter, looking well, has resumed woik recently after a short let-up.

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HERE AND THERE, Evening Post, Volume CXI, Issue 66, 19 March 1931

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