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TURF NEWS IN BRIEF

Next week will see the end of theiliresent racing season in the Dominion. JThe first meetings of the new season will be iheld on Saturday, August 4. '

i Meetings next week will be held at Mariton (Wednesday), Waimate (Thursday), Gisborne (Thursday a.nd Saturday), and Awapuni, Washdykc, and Eotorua (Saturday). Most of-these meetings are hunt fixtures. ■ • , .

Acceptances for the Manawatu Racing Club's Meeting, next Saturday are due at 9 o'clock on Tuesday evening.

The latest addition to. E. S: Bagby's team,at Ellerslie is a rising two-year-old Ifilly by Tidal from .Queen March' She is a half-sister to King March and Liniarch, and will race in the same interests as those horses. ■ * y \ E.. C. Synie was thrown heavily while schooling Royal England' at .Te Rapa on Wednesday.. Eye-witnesse6 at iirst thought Syme.was sexuously, injured, but were relieved to find that he had, escaped with a ishaking. ''^.;^.;V-..;'■; . '." "-:'. ■VaV. '-; '.; .

Mrs. M. Harrall, of Christchurch, has sold -the .; pacer.Royal. Silkltd Mr. W, [Spence, of Timaru. Boyal Silk is'at prer sent under L. F. Berkett's care at Nelson, and will be handed over to His; new owner when the trainer arrives at Aldington to attend the August Meeting, j:' V

Monastic ;is stated Jby his-Strainer (C. McCarthy) to have made good progress in private schooling exercises,' and it is hoped that ouee he gets over this "stagc- [ fright" he will show\ his ability at Riccarton. The gelding is in good, heart and lacks nothing in condition. -McCarthy's other charges also reflect credit on him in this respect. /'".'.,

The new stand at. Epsom, England, which was completed on the eve of this year's Derby, cost £249,000, Boxes cost £120.f0r two meetings and "stalls" £8 j 14s for Derby Week. Members of the very select Epsom Club stand" pay .up to £12 12s a year. The King pays his subscription like any other member.

The Eiccavton trainer K. W.King, ■who leaves for Australia ion Monday with Silver King, will alsohave in his charge Royal Amphora. The'; departure" ;o£ latter means that his trainer,, C." J. McGregor, will have nothing ready to race, but Mr. E. Sutherland, owner.of Royal Amphora, has several •young ihorses coming on -who will engage the attention of McGregor. •

The Okawa-bred Second Wind (Grandcourt or Psychology—First Blow) keeps his form in Western Australia remarkably well. At the Belmont Park Meeting on | July 9, postponed from the Saturday on account of wet: weather, he won the Bel-niont-Handicap, 1% miles, by a, length and a half, starting second favourite.

"Hotspur," in the London "Daily Tele-

graph." of July' 4, says: "Lord Glanely (owner of Colombo) and W. R. Johnstone, the Australian jockey (who rode Colombo in the Derby), have mutually agreed to end Johnstone's contract. The Australian will no longer ride for Lord Glanely.

Doubtless he is returning to France forth-

with. Lord" Glanely is now seeking' a jockey for his horse Colombo in the St. Leger." ; . ■ ' - : - . ' Several of, -the Victorian jockeys, who were deprived of: their licences nearly two years ago have been granted permission to ride work on the tracks. P. Egan, J. Scarlett, and: J. Tehan have since attended the tracks and ridden a'number of horses in their work. Some of the other "banned riders—R. Wilson, T. Lewis, N. Percival, and W. J. Howson —have been granted a' similar privilege.

Mr. C. E. Twist. has three rising two-year-olds in work at Greenmeadows. They are a full-brother,to Grumpy (Lucullus— I Unreasonable), a full-brother to Cullus (Lucullus-f-Fairy Mark), and a colt by Lucullus from the Ahei mare Blue Mist (a half-sister to Mon Roi). All are said to be likely-looking sorts, but the brother to Grumpy makes the most favourable impression at present. V

; William, Burke, a leading I'lemiugton trainer, is an adept at winning races with patched-up cripples and other seeming hopeless eases. After one such success at Moonee Valley last mouth a well-known bookmaker was overheard. > remarking:

"That trainer Bill Burke could get Phar Lap out o£ the museum and win another I Cup with him."

According to dictionaries, Cavalcade, the name of America's crack three-year-old, is derived from the Latin word Cabalhis, I meaning an inferior horse. Back when Ben -Hot was a hero at tho Roman racetracks, the Cavalcade of those days might have been a selling-plater, but since then there has been a. lot of improvement in his breed, so much so that the 1934 Cavalcade is being compared to Reigh Count, Gallant Fox, Twenty Grand, and other three-year-old immortals .as among the best of his age that has ever raced in the States.

The Riccarton trainer-jockey D. O'Connor now has a team of half a, dozen horses in his charge. They comprise Doiran, Royal Limond, Willow Glen, Milnrow, Eaton Hall, and Night Gem. The Jastnamed is a three-year-old filly by Night [Raid from Karitane. One way and another, O'Connor seems likely to be busy in the next few weeks. One of his riding engagements is Thurina in the Grand National Steeplechase.

The stipendiary stewards held au inquiry at Flemington on July 7 into the reversal of form displayed by Prostration in winning the second division of the Iramoo Handicap compared with the gelding's running in the Rosny Plate,at Caulfield on June-23. After having heard the evidence of the trainer (A. D. Webster) and of A. Reed, who rode the horse at Caulfield; the stewards accepted the explanation offered. T. Webster was on Prostration when he won.

If sufficient inducement is offered, the New Zealand cross-country rider,. Len Dulieu, who went to Australia to ride Royal Visitor in his engagements there, will make his home in Victoria (says a Melbourne writer). OE French parentage, Dulien was born in London. He rode for a considerable time in England in 1914. A versatile horseman, he rides regularly in both hurdle rases and steeplechases, as well as on the flat, and has been regarded fov many years as one of the leading crosscountry riders in the Dominion.

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TURF NEWS IN BRIEF, Evening Post, Volume CXVII, Issue 18, 21 July 1934

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