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THE TURF

[Gossip by Old Xdeotitt.] First Glance's amazing gallop In the -North Otago Cup. 2mm 5 l-ssee, not only beats the New Zealand record of 2mm 6seo by Counterfeit in the- Stead Gold Cup, hut also sets up a new record for Australasia, the previous best being Woorak s 2min si&ec in the Craven Plato at RandP.' Callaghan and M. J. Lynch have been disqualified for two years by the Cromwell Club for a breach of the laws of racing in respect to the ownership of tho horse Corinthian. Warstep's success* in the Auckland Plate brings her winnings to £6,220. ' Referee' says that Reputation has established a fresh record as the result of his stake earning at Auckland, having won, to date as a three-year-old some £4,800, ■which is upwards of £BOO above the previous best three-year-okl winning total, held by Nonet-te. Bangonie. winner of the Port Adelaide Cup on Boxing Day, is by the successful aire Pistol out of Gratuity, a mare that traces back to Gratitude. This pedigree, is interesting to New Zcalanders>. for Gratitude was in English celebrity one© owned by the ILoii. W. Robinson, owner of Nonsense and many cre-at- racers. " Chiron " thus refers to her : Gratitude did not race as a two-year-old, and her efforts at three years were result]?r=>, as she did not run into a place, although she ran frequently. The following season she was the medium of a big plunge in connection with the Cesnrewitch. as .she was backed clown to S to 1, and it took a lot of mor.ey in those days to make a. > to 1 f-i-vorite- for tks» C-esa.re--.vi.teh., ■which, was a great betting race. The good ihirjx. however, came to grief, as Thaieat..\e,~ another lightly-weighted four-year-old, ridden by J. Grimshaw, beat her by a head. She ran once more that season, when she missed a place iu the Cambridgeshire. The following season she won the Royal Hunt Cup, and was afterwards backed" for the Cesarewitch, and again she wa-s narrowly beaten. Salpinctes, a three-vear-old. with only 6st 31b, winning by a head. It was hard lack to miss two big stakes by a head on each occasion. She went to the stud, and among her progeny was Serenity, who came out to .South Australia with Instep and several other mares for the Fulham Park stud. The English horse. Bachelor's Wedding was favorite for Viceroy's Cup. which he won on Boxing Day. When betting opened *ome weeks ago May fowl and Shining Way headed the list. Tom Castro, favorite for the West Australian Derby, was beaten a length by Mistico, by the English horse Linacre from Grey" "Mist. Mr Connolly thought the race a certainty for Tom Castro. Mistico was bought as a yearling for 150gs. On the strength of his Derby win Mistico (7.9) was made favorite for the Perth Cup, but made no show. Dollar Dictator i7.li, an outsider, winning by 2i lengths from Tom Castro (7.9). the time being 3min 51 1-asec. Dollar Dictator was bought- for in England. Master Paul ran third in the Steeple--hase at C'aulfield on Boxing Day. He was carrying- 10.13 and ridden by Hagerty. The 'Australasian' remarks : Master Paul spoils races by the way ho strings the field out. As usual hj& stopped very badly, and he interfered with Uarfleur at the straight entrance. Another New Zealander, Sir Solo, ran it the same meeting in the Hopetoun Cup, llf. carrying 9.0, and he finished third to Newberry (7.4) and Defence (6.15). Newberry led all the way, and the slow pace did not suit the stayers. Mr James Wilson, sen., the veteran Victorian sportsman, celebrated his 86th birthday last month. Mr Wilson has never lost his relish for the sport with which he has so long been identified. The causa of Isolt's death in New South Wales was pneumonia. Tsolt left behind a foal by Mountain King, and an attempt is being made to rear the youngster by hand, fsolt was got by Multiform from Bellicent, and at the dispersal of the late Mr G. G. Stead's stud, she (stinted to Birkenhead), when she years old, was purchased by Mr J. M'Donald for I.OOOgs. The. Purse for galloways at Richmond (Melbourne) on the 28th'ult. was run in. two divisrions. In the first section of 11 runners L. Robertson served up a hot favorite in the New Zealand-bred rnnre Wireless; which is a daughter of Soult. She started favorite, and, leadingthroushiiit the five, furlongs, won, pulling up, : rom the second favorite, Rose King. -Wireless ha<{ never previously' scored, al- j :houeh she i=» five years old. She r;m i ooorly at Ascot last month. | The champion sire in England this sea- \ *mi is Polymelus. The season had not "losed when our files left England, but \ :t- had only a few days to run, and at :hafc time descendants"of Polymelus. by Cyllene. had won £29.147. while the near»st of the others were William the Tlv'rd, by St. Simon, £19,/94; Sundridge (France), by Amphion, £18.686: Spearmint, by Carbine. £16.357; "Desmond] (dead), by St. .Simon. £14,053; Your Majesty (Argentine), by Persimmon. £14.129; Cicero, by Cyllene, £14,385; Santoi, by Queen's Birthday, ' £12,329. There ' wa"s pot, therefore, any chance of Polymelus ioeins his position.

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THE TURF, Evening Star, Issue 15694, 7 January 1915

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THE TURF Evening Star, Issue 15694, 7 January 1915

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