TURF NEWS IN BRIEF
Racing this week will be at Mastcrton, Avondale, and Washdyke, all on Saturday. The Avondale Meeting will be concluded next Monday. . v. The only trotting meeting will be that of the Waikato Trotting Club at Claudelands on Saturday. , . In Australia the Victoria Amateur Turf Club's Meeting will open at' Caulu'eld, when the ; Cnulfield Guineas, Caulfield Stakes, Debutant • Stakes, ■ Toqrak' Handicap, and Herbert Power Handicap will be decided. The second day of the meeting, with the Caulfield Cup, will be held on Saturday week. . At thei annual general meeting of the Thames Trotting Club last Thursday, the report before nlembers stated that the committee considered that drastic control was needed in the issue of complimentary tickets to stop the abuse of the courtesies that was going on. Invoice, who won the two-year-old handicap at Wingatui last .Saturday, is the full-brother to WakatipU, the sensational two-year-old in §puth Africa last season. Dr. M. G.Louissbn was lucky to gdt him for 175 guineas at the January sales before Wakatipu's run of successes began. ■ W. R. Johnstone, formerly a well-known Australian jockey, who has been riding very successfully in France, ljas accepted a retainer to ride in England next season for Lord Glanely, owner of the champion two-year-old Colombo. : Neither of Saturday's two hurdle winners, Kimbo at Otaki and Kapuna at Dunedin, was in^ the telegraphed lists of acceptances. Tfie omission was. not confined' to Wellintgon, but was, common to all places to which the acceptances for the meetings concerned were telegraphed. They must have been very costly omissions to the "blind" punters.: ■ New Zealand Cup first acceptors who have won races since, the original field was ; weighted have been Polydora, Imminent, Palantua, Chrysology, and Epigram.
Whatever Shatter attempts at present he does it badly, and with two more failures at Dunedin few will now seriously be considering him for the New Zealand Cup, in which he started favourite last year and disappointed. At this time twelvemonths ago he was racing consistently, and he won at Dunedin and a week later at South Canterbury. ■
The Masterton Racing Club has reduced gate charges .as follows:—Outside gates, 2s; 'Lawn gates,' men 4s, women free. The win-and-place. system of betting will be in operation, and. betting units will.be 10s and £5 tickets.
The Dannevirke Racing Club, which has been Suffering; a temporary eclipse, is applying for permission to race on the Woodville course' in 1934. ; The application has been endorsed by the Hawke's Bay district committee. ;'
P. Atkins lias Tseen engaged to ride Alignment, Gay Blonde, Carfex, Diatomous, Expectancy, and'Soloniou at Avondale. Efforts have been made to induce L. G. Morris to attend the meeting to ride All Humbug in the Cup and Diatomous in the Guineas, but it is unlikely, with the Wellington Meeting so close, at hand, that Morris will be able to undertake- the trip north. : ■
A ..post-mortem, examination of Mana Whehua revealed a most peculiar growth extending from the throat to the heart, and; resembling • a bunch of hardened grapes. All the veterinary surgeons who have examined the growth have been mystified, and it has been sent to the Government Laboratory at Wellington in the hope that horse science will derive the benefit. ■'.
The move of the Waimate Hunt Club to' join up with the South Canterbury Hunt Club, "until the prospects of racing are brighter," is regarded as a temporary expedient. The clubs concerned, however, may find that.in presenting a programme for public patronage they will do better now and in the future as a united body.
According to a Te Aroha report, King's Archer, although big and burly in condition, is already beginning to show that he has not lost his pace. He is sprinting very smartly,,but as. it is too ..early in the season to expect him to run out a mile and a quarter, shorter distances with the colours up will tend to bring him. on for November and December racing. His first appearance this season will be at Cambridge on Labour Day.
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TURF NEWS IN BRIEF, Evening Post, Volume CXVI, Issue 87, 10 October 1933
TURF NEWS IN BRIEF Evening Post, Volume CXVI, Issue 87, 10 October 1933
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