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Tne Nelson Trotting Club received a very good response from owners in the nominations lor its Annual Meeting to be held at Bichmond-Park on May 16 and 18, and it must have been particularly pleasing to the President (Mr. G. W. McDonald) and committee of the club last evening when entries closed to find that their efforts over the past few months had been rewarded by a list of nominations which justified their optimism that the sport could be revived in Nelson. . ; . ~

A total of 66 horses have been entered with nominations totalling 233 for the fourteen events, such a response recalling the palmy.days prior to the depression. .

The North and South Islands are well represented. Nelson owners have nominated 16 horses (11 from the stable of L. F. Berkett, of Hope) and other districts are represented as follows:—Canterbury 15, West Coast 9, Blenheim 8, Wellington 7, Kaikoura 4, Waverley 2, Otaki 2, Wanganui 2, Wairarapa 1; total, 66.

Tempest has concluded his racing activities for the season, and has gone into winter quarters. During the present term he competed in sixteen races for two firsts, three seconds, and three thirds. His total of stake-earnings is £975. Last season, Tempest was fourth in the list of successful stake-earners, with seven firsts and six placings •to his credit. He earned £1610.

Queen High, who has been, nominated for both light-harness events at the Amberley Racing Club's Meeting, is a four-year-old filly by Jack Potts from Pleasant Wave, and comes from the strong stable controlled by M. B. Edwards. At the last Matinee Meeting at Addington Queen High showed promising form in finishing second to Shrewdy in the Maiden Pacers' race over one mile and a half. The dam, Pleasant Wave, is by Waverley— Pleasant Drive, and a half-sister to Dalnahine, Dalmeny, and Ambleside, i and a full-sister to Jolly Wave and sEallX DxsfSt, ■ ... .-...;-.

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NELSON REVIVAL, Evening Post, Volume CXXI, Issue 104, 4 May 1936

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NELSON REVIVAL Evening Post, Volume CXXI, Issue 104, 4 May 1936

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