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ENGLISH CLASSICS

PROGENY OF FAIRWAY (By "Binocular!")

With two of .the English classics, the Two Thousand and One Thousand Guineas, run, it is interesting to note the prominent roles played by progeny of the Phalaris horse Fairway. In addition to siring the winner and third place-getter in the Two Thousand Guineas, Kingsway and Way In respectively, he supplied Ribbon, the runnerup to Herringbone in the One Thousand Guineas. At the request of the English Jockey Club the- handicapper weighted the two-year-olds at the close of last season, although it was not intended to run the Free Handicap, and Ribbon was adjudged to be a 131b better filly than Herringbone, but the classic honours in the fillies' contest went to the latter. Herringbone was got by the Salmon Trout horse King Salmon from Malva, dam also of Blenheim. During his racing career King Salmon won the Sandown Park Produce Stakes, Great Yorkshire Stakes, Coronation Cup, Eclipse Stakes, and Schiaparelli, the dam of Herringbone, was placed in two of her three starts as a two-year-old. In the following term she raced 13 times, winning five of her last eight starts and being three times second, her successes includingthe Three Tuns Plate at Thirsk, the Zetland Plate at Stockton, the Spinners' Plate at Manchester, the Muswell Plate at Alexandra Park, and the Park Plate at Hay dock Park, the majority of them mile and a half races.

Overdue.—^As a three-year-old Dark Olga wound up her activities for the term with three successive wins, but her nine outings at four years produced only one success. She then disappeared for a period, and since resuming had registered'two thirds prior to bringing off her surprise win in the hack sprint at Wingatui last Saturday. By Nightmarch from the Tractor mai>e Teresa, who raced without success, first as a three-year-old and later at six and seven years, Dark Olga was acr corded a nomination for the last Wellington Cup, but she did not go on with the engagement. Increased.—W. F. Ellis, who occupies No. 1 rung of the championship ladder, went further into the lead at Wingatui last Saturday, although he had to go through to the last race before saluting the judge. His mount was Fairy Bard, a product of Nigger Minstrel and the unraced Fairy Dart, the first of whose progeny, Fairy Yama, has had a very restricted career. Fairy Bard failed in nine starts as a three-year-old, but has won three times and been second once in his last four starts.

The Begum Dead.—The valuable brood mare The Begum has died on the property of her owner, Mr. A. J. McGovern, Te Awamutu..' Foaled in 1925, The Begum was by Chief Ruler from Lucella, by Lucullus, and at the stud she produced, among others, High Caste, winner of £35,917 in stakes, Mazir, Stretto,. Arvakur, and Royal Descent.

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ENGLISH CLASSICS, Evening Post, Volume CXXXV, Issue 132, 5 June 1943

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