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GAY CREST'S WEIGHT

IN AUSTRALIA

A PONY OF CLASS

GOLDEN HAIR COLT

As a result of his victory in the Bolton Handicap at Woodville on Wednesday, Gay Crest became eligible for a rehandieap in the Auckland Cup, but Mr. lr. J. M'Manemin decided not to impose any penalty, aud Gay Crest's original weight (0.0) will be allowed to stand.

-RESULTS AT ROSEHILL

WIN FOR GEMLIGHT

fTnlted l'ress Association—By Electric Teleeraph—Copyright SYDNEY, 13th December. nesult^ at EosehlU oa Saturday were as follow:— ' NURSEKY HANDICAP; four furlongs and three-quarters. Kef, B.T (Webster) ...'..... i Euripides, 8.7 (Simpson) 2 Bombastic, 7.10 (O'JJryan) 3 Fourteen started. Won by a length and a half. Time', SSSisec. DECEMBER HANDICAP; one mile and a quarter. Gemlight (X.Z.), 7.13 (Bartle) 1 Salvador, 7.0 (Hickey) 2 talkie. 7.7 (Knox) 3 Ten started. Won by half a neck. Time, 2mlh SHsew ::'".'. . . CARLIXGFORD MILE. Jlly.-'Wiainan, 9^o (Webster) , 1 fiing Boy,. 10.0 (J. Munro) 2 Allcnor, • 8;6; (Davidson) 3 ■Foiirteeni s.tarted. Won by two lengths and a (]uartcr. ' n Time, lmln dOVisec. "SVebster'whs fined £5 for taking up a wrong Dosit-ion 'at tho barrier on M.,

■■■■-: ■ i SiTJNEY, 13th .Defieniber. A pony named Doubtful, by Tea Tray or Paiier 'Money, has shown class by winning three races at Sydney pony meet--1 ings ;during the week. : ': ."■■•'■'■• '■ '■

WILL HE BE STAYER ?; English, experts are ■ exercising their minds over the question of whether the Golden Hair colt, whose deeds this season have led to his being described as "the greatest two-year-old since Ormonde," will stay. ■ . The "speed streak" which is shown in the pedigree of the Golden Hair colt through Golden "Siln,- and. only two removes away, together with his great initial pace, Will, likely enough, invite some people to wonder whether, as he reaches the mid-season of his three-year-old days, stamina will be found among his possessions, another notable, one of which is a placid temperament. On the paternal side of the family, he is a grandson of Bayardo, who had queer ways of his own at times, as also had his sire Bay Ronald. and others of the lattef's family.-But Bayardo was a highclass racer, and it was simply his shelly feet which prevented him from winning the Two Thousand and Derby. Bayardo's son, Gainsborough, the sire of the Golden Hair colt, was a perfectlymannered colt, although lucky to.be foaled in a not very good year. Treclare, whom he beat into third place in the Derby run-at NeWmarket, had a somewhat rough passage. In the Two Thousand Gainsborough accounted for Somme Kiss, who was one of several non-staying Winners of the Newmarket. Stakes. Top Gallant, Pondoland, and Allenby Were others, and Dominion led his people astray in their. Epsom Derby calculations. On the maternal side Golden Hair was a daughter of Golden Sun, a sprinter, who was bx another sprinter, Sundridge, the latter by that brilliant niiler Atnphion. Sundridge, of course, is remembered as the ske of Sunstar, whose distance capacity was a matter that could not thoroughly be settled, for although he fell lame when winning the Derby, the second, Stedfast, suffered the great hahdicap of being very badly away, else he would have beaten a horse like Royal Tender, who was third, by more than he did. Then many people'will declare that it was fortunate for Sunstar that he did not come across Prince Palatine. Still, this Golden Hair colt is bred oh lines such as wbuld probably have satisfied the Duke of Beaufort, who was a patron of the Manton stable in the days of ''Old Alec" Taylor, and who declared that stoutness in the sire and speed in the dam were to be aimed at in the search for the best type of racer, although, even bo, he allowed that the whole business was a' lottery.

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GAY CREST'S WEIGHT IN AUSTRALIA A PONY OF CLASS GOLDEN HAIR COLT, Evening Post, Volume CXII, Issue 141, 14 December 1931

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GAY CREST'S WEIGHT IN AUSTRALIA A PONY OF CLASS GOLDEN HAIR COLT Evening Post, Volume CXII, Issue 141, 14 December 1931

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