FORBURY PARK TROTTING CLUB
In spito of the windy and cold -weather there was a great crowd, but nothing like what it would have been on a Saturday, and the totalisator takings showed a reduction of about £2,000 by comparison with those of the Saturday last year, the day’s returns this year being £17,5335, making £29,387 i for the meeting, or £1,790 below last year's total. The was quickly and surely handled by Mr V.. F. dames s staff, and they managed to get enough gold to go on with. Air Dunne s starting was again of the best, and the club’s management under the direction ot Mr Gabriel Hodges (president) and Mr Harry L, James (secretary) kept everything going properly. The later events resulted thus;
TAGS'UI HANDICAP (saddle), 140sovs second 21sovs, third 7sov». 2m.
s—-J. Delargy’s Black Satin by Satinwood—Black Nell, 12sec (J. M’Lenuan) 4R. G. C. -Monro's Stanley’s Child, scratch (R. Logan) 2 2 —T. Bryant's t’arretla, 7sec (Owner)... 3 Also started : 5 Black Yet 7suc and 1 Flora Tracv lOsec. Black Satin led all the wav and won by 12 lengths from Stanley’s Child, who lett tho others in tho last half-mile and beat Carretta a dozen lengths. Black Yet was fourth. Time, 4miu 57sec. VICTORIA HANDICAP (saddle). 135 sovs; second 20isovs, third 6|sovs. For unhopplcd trotters only. 2m. 1— J. L. Jopp's Frank Wilkes by Frank Robbins—Del Avis, ISscc (N. Price) 1 SA. Pettigrew's Ivory Bells, 15sec (It. Logan) 2 6 T. Walker's Pitch Dark, 20scc (Owner) 5 Also started: 4 Truganini Bscc, 3 Kostrebor llsec. 2 Tony Bobbins loser, and 7 Combine 19sec. Truganini started 2sec too soon, and was called off. Frank Wilkes went past Pitch Dark in tho first furlong, and had the race in hand all tho way, winning by a dozen lengths. Ivory Bells passed Pitch Dark with three furlongs to go. and finished four lengths in front of that horse. Tony Robbins was fourth. Time, smin 9s sec. EMPIRE HANDICAP (harness). 170sovs ; second 25isovs, third Basovs. Ijm. 2 W. B. Masham's Ripon Child by Proud Child—Vei'ice, 2scc (J. Bryce) - 1 3 M. Clarice's Franzalena, oscc (F. Holmes) 2 5—G. Stringfellow's Prince Poole, osoc (J. Brankin) 3 Also started: 1 Dillon Bell scratch, 7 Bell Metal scratch, 6 Crown Prince scratch, 4 Pearl Child Isec, and 8 Charming Boy osec. Charming Boy stumbled and fell before petting to the first turn, and Dillon Bell ran into him and walked over the prostrate horse, the two bringing Crown Prince to grief, for his rider was shot out of the sulky and Crown Prince went on by himself in tho race. Franzalena headed Prince Poole a length, Ripon Child third, then an unbridgeable gap. Ripoa Child closed up at three furlongs from home, and got second place between Franzalena and Prince Poole. Franzalena led into tho straight, but halfway along it Ripon Child rarne at her. and a great race ended in Ripon Child winning by a neck, third five lengths away. Pearl Child next after an interval. Time, 2miu 563 sec. RECOVERY HANDICAP (saddle), 130 sovs; second 19isovs, third 6]sovs. Im. 2A. Smith’s Dahvhinnie by Lieutenant J.—Miss Stanley, ssec (A. Butterfield) 1 3J. Toohcy's Lucky Chance, 6scc (J. M'Lcnnan) 2 5—W. N. Wilson’s Hiuemoa, 6scc (W. Jones) 5 Also started: 1 Breeze scratch, 7 Millwood 4sec. 4 Bequest 4sec, 6 Truth ssec, and 8 Fred 6sec. Lucky Chance, went awav smartly, but was collared at half a mile l>y Dalwhinnic, who went right away for a win hy eight lengths, Hinemoa four lengths further off, then Breeze. Time, 2min 20]soc. Notes by “Old Identity.’’ Little Doris, winner of tho Second Amateur Handicap, is a three-year-old, and was in that race making her first appearance in public. Siie smothered The Limit for pace, and the fatter just as easily beat everything else. They said that Miss Woods couldn’t lose tho Advance Handicap. , She went away well, but had no pace to stall off Doris Wilkes, and both were badly beaten by Prince Toronto, who began stiffly and then put in a great spurt at tho finish.
Trugela and Victor Chief were the only ones that seemed able to go* steadily in the Suburban Handicap. Some of the others were skipping badly. Lavinia lost her weights in the preliminary—that is why she would not settle down.
* St. Swithin, favorite for the Cup, never made any show. The finish was entirely between Wallace Wood and Franclocia, and the former, seizing his early advantage, held it to the end. Emmeline looked to be doing well for a mile and a-half. Nothing ever approached Black Satin in the Tainui Handicap. It was a miserable exhibition on the part of all the others except Stanley's Child, who. after beginning badly, was shaping well late in the race.
The Victoria Handicap was another onehorse race. Frank Wilkes had the result safe from the start. Ivory Bells plugged away all the road, but did not find his speed early enough to threaten the leader. Tlie accident at the start of the Empire Handicap put three horses ont of it. Charming Boy put his foot into his hopples and fell, and Dillon Bell walked over him. the two making such a block of the road that Crown Prince's rider got thrown out of his sulky. Crown Prince, driverless, completed the course and a bit to spare. Edwards got a couple of kicks, but was able to walk away with assistance. The two other men and all the horses escaped injury. The race resolved itself into a trial between Franzalcna, Prince Poole, and Ripon Child, and the latter won in a bold and convincing manner, though by only a long neck. In the Recovery Handicap the crowd went for Breeze and missed it, for he could not, under existing conditions, give the start to Dalwhinnie and Lucky Chance who had the race between them." ’
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FORBURY PARK TROTTING CLUB, Evening Star, Issue 15666, 3 December 1914