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HERE AND THERE

A Further Change. ' yThe, Masterton -Racing Club has .made a further, amendment to its: maiden race on they aecond day, '.of its approaching Autumn .Meeting.: The conditions, of the. Trial): Plate, have..now been decided .upon'as ■ follows: iFor.': two-year-ole!;:., .and., up-' ward-that'1 have-not won a flat, race at time ■of starting, weight 8.7, no allowances. The special . weights. for the maiden :race on the first day remain. Probably Coming North. V S. / Further indications that the ■; Wingatui trainer D F. Wilson is coming north after the meeting at Washdyke' to-day is given by the Egmont nominations, which include the "names of Black Duke and Rin Tin--Tin. Assemble will also probably be^with - the "team, for he ■;■ has been accqi%ed iajriL'entry atMarton. ■■-■■'■:■■, ■ . Pangolin for Egmont. Another, southern horse who may be seen on the.Taranaki and Wanganui circuit is Pangolin, who has been entered for hurdle - events ■at the Egmont Meet-, ing.' Pangolin was formerly owned in this island; being.first trained by A. E. Browne, and later by G. W. New. He has developed into a fine* clean-cut jumper, but he has'not run too. often lately, owing''either to lack- of stamina or:to tearaway, tactics that leave him without reserve: at the: finish. L . , ■ ' Ma'tu's; Movements. , , Matu; who.has been Trentham's steepleeliasing. mainstay, for the past, couple of seasons,, but who-. : was purchased by the Wingatui trainer:. S. G. Ware, for .70 guineas-last January, is now undergoing a preparation ' on. a private schooling course erected on R. C. N. Reed's propetty,. his V companions being Good Gift arid an unnamed Balboa gelding. Matu was. recently third . in'a- steeplefhase; at Riverton,»so that in spite of his : l2 years therd- ; are. still, prospects .ahead: ; for ;i ;him. W.ell-brod; Youngster; •;" s'TRe-''rising- three-year-old Ysoiv*of -Hunting Song and Merry Roe.lias, :had the name of Merry Hiinter'claimed for him. He is a brother to Merry Peel, and halfbvother to Merry Mint, Merry. Melody, Merry Damon, Sunny Roe, and Kilroe*Like all of his relatives, he } was bred and is owned by Mr. F. ; Hall,; of 'Gis-, borne, and he is at present being trained by .G. W. New at Awapuni. v ; Best first-day Price. ;■/■;,:; The best price on'the first day of the Sydney sales was<'7oo',' guineas, was obtained for a, beautiful black colt1 by Rpssendale from: Maltine's daughter,' by Linacre frpm the brilliant Maltine, by Maltster 'from Loch I/'ava,,/ by, Lochiel from Lava, by Chester. He is stated.to.be a finely7balanced, Well-set-up colt, and is a three-quarter brother in blood to Joce]yn. Mr. J. S. Brunton, of Sydney, has happy memories of, this good winning family and he-was the purchaser of the colt. Last year 2000 guineas was paid for a Rossenda'le youngster. Other Good Prices. Other pood prices obtained at the Sydney sales on the'first day were:—A brown colt by Brazen (imported) from Lero (by Cyklon), COO guineas: a chestnut filly by Limond (imported) from'Adour (by Danube), 450 guineas; a chestnut colt by Heroic from Bimbil (by St. Alwyne), 400 guineas; a bay »colt by Manfred from Queen of Comedy (by, Comedy King), 400 guineas; a brown colfc by Dark Fox (imported) from Coupon (by Poseidon), 300 guineas; a bay colt by Australian Sun (imported) from Rosewell (by Roseworthy), 330 guineas; a brown colt by Magpie (imported) from Foremast (by The Welkin), 310 guineas; and a brown colt by Spearhead (imported) from Queen of. Night, (by Comedy Sing), 300 guineas. New Zealand Purchases. Only, three purchases were made by New Zealanders on thoifirst day of the Sydney sales; these being:—A brown colt by Brazen from Warwhoop (by' Maltster), J. T. Jamiesdl), 180 guineas; a black colt by Magpie1 from Linquair (by Linacre), J. T. Jamieson, 90 guineas; and a bay colt by Shillihglee from Kilvivan (by Kilboy); J. W. Lowe, 60 guineas.l The last-named, who will find his new home at Trentham, is stated to be a. neatly-turned colt, having been bred by the Angle Stud, at Dubbo,.New South Wales. He belongs to the same family as Canteen, who won the N.Z. Cup, and Yattendon, a winner of the Sydney Cup, arid he ,is from a. half-sister to two useful' performers of a few years ago, Patronale and Lively Fire. His sire, Shillinglee, is also the she of Gay (Jres>t. Likely to Stay. The Brazen colt obtained by J. T. Jamieson is a half-brother by The A'erdcrer or Allegory to Alfred the Great, a very consistent performer and a winner up to a mile and three furlongs. His dam, Warwhoop, is a sister to the V.R-.C. Ascot Vale.Stakes winner, Sconser, and to Cooghal, the dam of-a. very promising two-year-old in Heroic Prince, and that marvellous pony, Bel Astro. Alawa, Artilleryman, Valicare, and Field Artillery are among the many performers of high class that have assisted in maintaining this family as one oE the most classical in the Australian Stud Book. Tt is therefore very probable that the colt will develop staying ability, and as such he should be a welcome acquisition to the ranks of our distance performers. Jamieson's Third. On the second day of the Sydney sales J. T. Jamieson made a third purchase, this being a bay colt by Spelthorne (son of Spearmint) from Puni. (by Blankney II.), for,whom he, paid 80 guineas. The colt, who was bred in Victoria by the Hon. Agat Wynne, is a half-brother to Porneit, Wcstvale, and Pure Poppy, all winners in New South Wales, and comes from the same family as David. Spfilthorne's oldest stock are only two-year-olds now, and the few that have raced include Trithorne and Malzen, very promising gallopers. Spelthorne himself was a high-class racehorse, and he won up to a mile and: three-quarters (Curragh Irish St. Leger). As most of his successes were beyond a mile, it is a reasonable expectation that his offspring will develop staying qualities. Another to Train. Besides the three colts he purchased, ,1. T. Jamieson brought back from- the recent Sydney sales a cpmpactly-built bay ot brown colt by Brazen from Roseberu (by Bernard), whom lie will train at Takiniini for Mr. D. J. Davis, part-owner of Phar Lap. For this colt Mr. Davis had to bid 200 guineas. The ypungster is from a gooft

winning family. His dam is a half-sister to four other winners, including Picardy, winner oE the V.R.C. Summer Plemington Stakes, and Wishing Cup, a good performer, and narrowly defeated in .the Australian Cup, two miles and a quarter. Another/good performer that claims close relationship to the colt. is Sunburst, who won .the V.R.C. Newmarket Handicap, and also: scored at weight-for-age. Lowe's Other Purchases. '•"'Two more yearlings were bought by the Trentham trainer,, J. W. Lowe, on subsequent days at the Sydney sales, one being a colt by the young imported, sire Gay Shield (son of the great Bayardo horse Gay Crusader), for whom he paid 75 guineas, and the other being, a.filly by imported Hast Tor (son of. Sir Eager), whom he .obtained at the low bid of 17% guineas. The former is a well-grown chestnut from Gloria Nut, by The- Nut from the New Zealand-bred marc La Gloria (St. Loger—Charente), who won the Great Northern Guineas in 1599, and was the dam also oE that prolific. Australian winner; Charleville. He belongs to the same family as Gay Ballerina, Cimabue, Los Gatos, Nonette, and Crucmella, and on breeding appears,to bo the likeliest of Lowe's purchases to make good. The filly is a bay from Antedate (Redfern—Little "Saph), a full-sister to Lencadian, who was a-good winner at small meeting* The three youngstevs bought by Lowe will probably arrive from Sydney by next week's boat. Donoghue's Mount. S Donoghue's mount in this year's English : Derby, will be Heritage (Legatee—' Earlford), who is!still a maiden, but was placed in five/of the seven races , in which he ran last year. Mr. T. P. Dawkms, the Jockey Club handicapper, gave Heritage 8.0 when'weighting the two-year-olds for the Free Handicap Sweepstakes' at the close of last season, Jacopo and Portlaw, with

9.7 each, being on top. Dpnoghues first placing in a Derby was third on .Charles O'Malley in 1910, and was similarly placed subsequently on Royal Tender and Paper Money.' He1 Won on'Pommern, tray orusader, Humorist;: Captain Cuttle,: Papyrus, and ■•Manna. ■"'; ■' : . Death ■of.'Tiffin.' ■- English.' files1 to 'hand state that_Lord Ellesmere's.brilliant unbeaten mare Tiffin, who foaled a filly, by Blandford on'l7th February, her first produce, died at the Stetchworth Stud) Newmarket, on 7th March from acute peritonitis , and a perforated bowel. Tiffin was .taken ill a few'days after foaling, but. she recovered for a time. A foster-mother in a seven-year-old mare by Bethlehem from Yellow Peril -was found for the foal, and she is .said to have taken to the youngster very. well. : . , ■ . - Frosts Cause Abandonment. , \ As. :a result":':'of1 a succession of heavy frosts; the whole of this-.year's National Hunt Meeting, to have been held1 at Cheltenham,, England, on 10th, llth.-and 12tk March; -had. to be abandoned. This meeting is-one of thej.cb.ief" features, of. the Eriglislrjumping season. The'principal attraction --is■■ the National .Hunt Steeple-chaser-after .the .Grand: National, the most spectacular race of the. year.. Formerly rt was confined, to maidens ,at starting, but . this year : the . conditions. had been altered to 'allow horses " that .•: Had ."< not wpn a race under: recognised rules up to timo of starting" to run.,: ; With the abandonment, of these three days. 21, days' racing .had, been, lost to the National' Hunt sport-since the seasoiyopened, and great hardship had been caused, to those who relied on the .meetings for their livelihood. : ■~■■ ' :;■ Odds- and Ends. 'Pink' Note has been eased up since: he raced: at Riccarton :at Easter, but he may be seen out again at'the Dunedin Meeting'™ June. .'.."'.,•' .'.The Nelson Cup reads like a metropolitan race. Among the horses handicapped are' First Acre; Rabbi, Noteworthy,. Black Mint, Spearmiss; and Royal Game, , It is interesting to note the handicapper's estimation of Kozan at Nelson. In the open sprint he has given him 9.4, 321b above the minimum, and only a pound lees than he has given his half-brother, Rabbi, I who, however, is not a true sprinter. \ X hoise who lias not raced for over two years but who has been accorded a nomination at Nelson is Kilmoyler, the year. older half-brother, by Kilbroncy. to Mandy. Kilmoyler was a fair performer, and among his successes was a surprise win at Trentham iff the spring of 1928., Nukiimai," now twelve years old, has apparently not yet done with ■■ the race track, for his name is among the entries for the big steeplechases at the Tlgmont Meeting. Nukumai raced at the last Grand National Meeting, running fourth in the G.N. Hurdles, and second to- Carinthia in the Sydenhanv Hurdles on the third, day. He had two unprofitable starts later at Wanganui.

-Another-horse who will'probably make his reappearance, shortly is the unlucky Merry Damon, who has been entered at Marton and Egmont. -Merry Damon, in spite of numerptis ? first-class efforts,: has not placed a win. against his name in a dozen starts this season.

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HERE AND THERE, Evening Post, Volume CXI, Issue 95, 23 April 1931

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