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SPORTING NOTES

On the opening day of tho Ade laido Grand National meeting one o; oho winners returned a dividend o. .CUOI.

When the last mail left Sydney, 'Spanner was one of the favourites for tho Caulfield Cup, Gloaming having gone back into the second division in tiic quotations.

An Auckland paper says so far no foals have been reported in the Auckland district, but in the South there has been quite a number of new arrivals.

A Sydney paper says there is reason to believe that the money invested on Spanner for the Epsom came from iNew Zealand. It is estimated that Spanner was backed for the Epsom to win about £10,000. So it seems that somebody has burned his fingers badly, for if he had desired to tinload or hedge any of the money which he stepped in so early to secure the prompt scratching prevented it.

Among the horses that aro in request for the Melbourne Cup is Booster, which holds the position of a

very decided favourite for tho Metropolitan. Booster has been backed for the Cup to the tune of several thousands.

The Taranaki sportsman who races under the name of Mr. W. Raleigh, is thinking of taking up his residence in Auckland (says the Star).

Mr. Waiiklyn. who is retiring from the secretaryship of the Canterbury Jockey Club, has held that since 1890. He is the author of a very useful work in the "New Zealand Stud Book," and "Tho Australasian Racehorse" and "The Great Siro Lines" are other publications from his pen or value to sportsnien. The Derby winner Grand Parade only had one opponent in the St. James's Palace Stakes at Ascot, Glannierin being beaten by three parts of a length. Last year tho latter, in receipt of 151b, beat Grand Parade in the Moulton Stakes.

Tho prophets who sawjpolitical portents" iii tho withdrawal of Coalition from the Grand National Steeplechase have (says a Wellington writer) been justified by Sir Joseph Ward and his Liberal colleagues retiring from the Coalition Government.

During the oleven seasons ho has been racing Sir Solo has won in stakes the sum of £6070.

Penury Rose, which opened his winning account at Marton last September, is travelling to Marton by road. The Penury gelding is well forward, and should run well.

j. Hay has accepted the position of private trainer to Mr. C. Tamumu, who intends going into tho game on a argle scale. Tho latter has purchased tho stables lately occupied by A. Hall's horses in Wanganui, and the structure will bo cut up and carted to Kai Iwi at onco.

It is reported that H. Gray has been offered a goodly sum to ride Messrs. Stead and Richmond's horses in Australia.

At Highden. Cease Fire and Mouetto produced fillj r foals to the imijorted Panmnre.

Sensitive, who is engaged at Marton, has been acquitting himself very creditably over the country obstacles at Napier Park of late.

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SPORTING NOTES, Feilding Star, Volume XV, Issue 3840, 30 August 1919

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SPORTING NOTES Feilding Star, Volume XV, Issue 3840, 30 August 1919

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