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». [Gasstp r.Y Old Identity.] At the request of 34 members of the Forbury Trotting Club, a special meeting is to be held on Friday of this week lo consider the appointment of honorary clerk of trw course. The requisilionists want to know why Mr 11. Divers was not I reappointed, and they assert that Mr | Divers was unfairly treated by seme members of committee. , I Tt is quite likely that My Lawyer will (now retire from racing. If is legs are feeling the. strain. In my paragraph about Ohsono's career [ unwittingly overlooked the fact that at one t-tagc of his racing he was trained by Dick' M'Donald. At the yearling sales in Christ church i three of the first .of .'Rokeby's get were 1 offered, and realised an average of 56Cgs. Mr Gerald .Stead gave 500gs for a filly from Stapka (dam of Pavlova), who is a half-sister to Reputation and Co. Mr W. Gardiner bought the filly by Jiezonian from Lady Principal for 520gs, and she is to come to Wiugatui to bo" trained. Mr M'Bride. owner of Obsono. paid lOC'gs for the filly by Hezoni:iu---Ambuj>h (dam of Beresina). Autumnus. in winning the Members' Handicap at Rireartou last Saturday, equalled the New Zealand record for seven furlongs (l.min 26 2-ssei■). made previously by Sharpshooter, and Arm let. .The success of Autumnus on the second day in the Criterion Handicap was one of the surprises of the meeting. Many supporters of Sir (.!. Clifford's stable- feft hound to let Autumnus when they saw him apparently gone hi' the legs, and I fancy that moid who participated iu the goid dividend either blundered on to it by sheer luck or else found it by sticking blindly to F. K. ."Jones's mount*. it is a common belief amongst punters, who as ». class infect everybody, that F. E. -tones always rides to win. Kvelyn Soult (Souli.—St. Kvolyn). winner c f the. Brisbane Handicap, of SCOsovs, lru. on the opening day, is one of Mr George Curries Koatohui stud (Wangamii) breed. He is a half-brother to San. Patricia. F.velyu Wood. Sea- Flf, and other performers. The three-vcar-old MeUehikoff, by Menachikoff—Ladv Melton, has been purchased by Mr C Machell. ■[. R. Kaan and Stanley Reid did not, it is said, bring before tlio Otago Metropolitan Committee fresh evidence of a nature likely to beln them in their appeal against tiie disqualifying decision of the Core Club in respect to the Wantwood Steeplechase, cud the club's sentence was eonfirmed. I understand that some members of the committee were of a mind to increase the term of disqualification as a result of the appeal.

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THE TURF, Evening Star, Issue 15653, 18 November 1914

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THE TURF Evening Star, Issue 15653, 18 November 1914