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TURF NEWS IN BRIEF

The Sydney Cup -will be run at Randwiek on the second day of the A.J.C. Meeting on Monday^ " Polydora is imlikely to race until' next season, when an Australian campaign may be undertaken.

Trains for the Wairarapa races on Monday leave Lambton Station at 7.50 a.m. and 8.35 a.m.

Second dividends "at the present Feilding Meeting are payable in fields of five, six, seven, or eight runners. In fields of over eight there are three dividends.

Fields for the big two-year-old races during the present holiday session are disappointing in the extreme. But what else could be expected when all the best of our yearlings have been sold to Australia! The showing of the totalisators over the Easter holiday meetings will be keenly watched by the interested authorities. The line given should be a fair indication of the actual present trend of investments. The average recent decline has been round about 10-per cent. It was extremely bad luck for R. Beale that he should sustain a broken collarbone at Otautau last Saturday, as lie had several good mounts at Kivertou. Firstclass cross-country horsemen are very scarce just now, and Beale is one o£ the best m the South Island.

According to the "Sporting Life," the well-known English jockey Fred Fox has recently been inundated with, applications from mothers and fathers of -would-be jockeys.

At a call-over, for the Grand National steeplechase towards the cud of last month Delaueige was the favourite, with Thomond II and Sorley Boy equal second favourites, and Golden Miller, Pelorus Jack, and Gregalaeh equal fourth favourites. On the same date Generous Gift and Old King Cole were the Lincolnshire favourites, with the winner-to-be Play On 1 equal fourth favourite.

fetrephon IT; the V.R.C. Derby winner whom Mr. Sol Green took to England in the hope of winning the .Ascot Gold Cup, reappeared recently in the role of a hurdler at Derby, but he made no showing. He is at present being prepared by Play On's trainer, J. Russell, who says he is having a lot of. trouble in keeping him sound.

The winter Derby favourite, Lord Glanely's Colombo, has been shaping well lately in useful gallops at Newmarket, and he should be a fit horse by the time the Two _ Thousand Guineas conies along for decision. His work on February 22, for instance, was a mile and a quarter at a useful pace, accompanied by his stablemate Foxmasque.

After ridiug at Ellerslie today and on Monday, L. ,J. Ellis will leave Auckland on Monday night. He will arrive in Wellington on Tuesday, morning,' and will fly to Tliccarton. where he hopes to ride Argentic in the Great Autumn Handicap. It looks as if Ellis is going to do a lot of travelling during the remainder of the season .in . bis endeavour to secure top position on-the winning jockeys' list. Up till today, after his temporary lend of four over K. Yoitie h week ago, he stands one point below last year's champion.

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TURF NEWS IN BRIEF, Evening Post, Volume CXVII, Issue 76, 31 March 1934

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TURF NEWS IN BRIEF Evening Post, Volume CXVII, Issue 76, 31 March 1934

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