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SPORTING

* OVER LIMIT FIELDS

I EXCLUSION OF MAIDENS?

i • . • (By "Binocular.") With the reduction in the number of racing days there has been a natural tendency on the part of owners to seize every opportunity of racing their horses, with the result that fields are attaining awkward dimensions. Reference to the problem now confronting j clubs was made at the annual meeting! of the Marton Jockey Club by Mr. J. R. L. Stanford, who stated that he did not favour balloting as a method of .reducing fields on the grounds that it would be unfair to owners who had travelled a distance to attend a racing circuit. Under that system there was danger of a horse being balloted out for two or three successive meetings. A fairer way would be to frame the conditions so as to eliminate maidens where their presence might result in increasing the field beyond the safety limit. Still Active. —The former Gisbome trainer I. Tinsley, who took up farming at Gfeenmeadows recently, is still actively engaged in racing, for he has Colincamps under his charge. He has also broken in a two-year-old , fullbrother. to Whackie for W.-M. McKinv nonFirst Winner. —Although Potomac 'was given in the Wanganui racebook as being trained by H. Dulieu, the i Illumination gelding is in the stable of L Dulieu. The latter set up as a trainer early in the current"-'term, and this'was his first winner. ..Dulieu rode the gelding himself. Broke Down.—Chief Lord broke down badly during the'running of the Connolly Handicap on the first day of the Wanganui- Meeting, and' his owner does not intend persevering with him. He may be offered for sale as' a station- sire. N j Under a Cloud.—The Grand National Steeplechase winner Astral Flame has been under a cloud of late with side trouble, and has been turned out. The Southland trainer W. E. Hazlett has the jumpers Anglo-French and Noko, together with True Range and Chandelier, to carry on with. Spelling.—That useful southern handicapper Spanish Lad has been turned out for a spell. The Balboa gelding more than paid his way this season, for in 14 starts he won twice and was placed five times for stake-money aggregating £635. Should Be Good.—The Invercargill trainer F. W. Ellis is handling a rising two-year-old by Siegfried from the Some Boy II mare Winsome Sister. Bred by Mr. W. Swale, of Lime Hills, Southland, this youngster is a halfbrother to Royal Lancer, and will j carry the same colours. | ! Trip North.—The Wellington-owned | Imperium and Locrian are being brought north for the Manawatu and Wellington Meetings. Locrian has been put to hurdling and is showing a liking for the game. Early Winner. —M. McCarten, who was granted a No. 1 licence by the A.J.C.. did not take long to saddle up a .winner, for at Ascot at the end of last month two of his charges won. Severe Loss. —Sun Castle, last year's St. Leger winner in England, who was owned by Lord Portal, was destroyed in March. !i The son of Hyperion and Castle Gay received foot injuries and complications developed. Sun Castle was bred by Lady Chesterfield, as was Savon, who was fatally injured at Cheltenham just previously. Ban-Lifted.—The ban on horses travelling to race meetings by rail in England has been lifted for the fiat racing season. Journeys by road will be limited to 45 miles.

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SPORTING, Evening Post, Volume CXXXIII, Issue 132, 6 June 1942

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SPORTING Evening Post, Volume CXXXIII, Issue 132, 6 June 1942

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