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NOTES BY SIR SINGLE.

At theiHawera tracks before breakfast oh Tuesday/ Coronet' onened the ball by running naif a-niile on the grass by himself. The .Coronet gelding is looking and galloping well.- ; Most- of thsxother horses out,, were Worked on the plough. Astor and Seaport together did strong work, but were not sent against the watch. ■ ' ■. A .- . Zetes and Tree Lucerne were companions in a six furlong gallou" done ■in pleasing style. ■ The chestnut had something to the good at the winning post. ;.., ' to

Iceberg and Henry Clay together ran seven furlongs at a sound bat, but the clock <was not on them. "Pergola, Starforte, Fair Paul and The Gleaner were sprinted half a mile and finished m the order indicated. The time was not bad at all.

Syntax had a bit, the "better of Interval a^t the^ enol of six furlongs covered in attractive fashion,

Flying Camp, alorts did good strong work. The Gampfire gelding looks well and is dfoing ulenty of useful toil. Dood and Harbor Light were associates in a schooling gallon over six flights of hurdles, the former fencing a good aeal batter than he has done in previous essays recently. There was nothing to gsumble at in Harbor Light's jumping either. The last named is booked to leave for Auckland on Saturday Lord Lnnin and Lady Ora went half a mils together. th c . last-named goin" easily, having the better of the argu^ ment.

Veto, by herself, galloped five furlongs nicely, and Paul Moore and the Coronet gliding in Fryer's stable ran half a mile together with welter weights up.

Inah and Volo (late Bushman) two of T. Pine's charges, sprinted half a mile together, and did it well. Paroneal was too good for Antwerp at the end of a mile gallop, and had it on the big gelding throughout the journey. Antwerp is carrying a very suspicious looking foreleg, the tendon presenting a distinctly bowed appsarance. bir G. Clifford's representatives Flying Start and Full Speed, both showed symptoms of. lameness at Riccarton recently, and may not be seen out at the Auckland Racing Club's summer meet, ing, but San Sebastian, Good Hone and Uaverhouse are likely to carry the Uiftord livery at EHerslie. Gaycium is now located at Ellerslie £ nd, is under the supervision of W Mobberley. . • ,The English horse, Pommern, has fin. ishedhis racing career, and it is stated that Mr Joel, prior to leaving for South Africa, received •an offer of £30,^)00 for the son of Polymelus. i. S stated that B. Deeley will probably have the mount on Sasanof in the Great Northern Derby. ™A,- meeting of the creditors of the English tramer C. Psck was held at the London Bankruptcy Court recently. Ihe accounts rendered disclosed total unsecured liabilities of £10,837, and assets of £430. In the course of his ex-^ animation Peck stated that in 1906 he enterd into an agreement to train for one owner only, and this position he retained until the date of the receiving order. Some time ago he resorted to money-lenders to enable him to pay betting losses, and borrowed from one to pay off the claim of another, with the result that at the time of his failure his estate showed a deficiency of £10,407. He attributed his failure to losses hv betting and resorting to money-lenders to obtain the money. From the beginning of 1907 up to 1915 Peck trained solely for Mr S. B. Joel, but though he turned out many winners he. like most other people who bet, failed badly in his endeavors to beat the books. "

.Some time ago the Auckland studmaster, Mr H. 11. Mackenzie, announe ed that one of Mr G. D. Greenwood's mares, after foaling a dead foal pro-Uuc-id a live colt to Danube a few days

later, and word to that effect was sent 10 m "reemvo°d. then, says an Auckland writer, certain happenings have given the imprsssion that tlie mare , in question has stolen the foal of Delania. The latter mare was due to loal to *Mysian somewhere about the same time, and though she gave every evidence ..of having done so, no trace of her offspring could be discovered. Tha loal running with Mr Greenwood's mare is pronounced by experts to be a typical i w lau ' witnout any resemblance to Danube, and probably the theory that tha mare took Delania's foal will be found to be the correct on». Ths" three-year-old Wapping, by Ad-vance-Betsy, has been sold by Mr Highden T to the Hawke's Bay •. sportsman, Mr H. M. Campbell, for 225 guineas Wapping is a weii-grown horse, and he ma.y ttei tried over obstacles later on. . j ~ *; lJson has been engaged to ~ride Marc Anthony in the Auckland Cup. I It i s reported from the south that C.! Emerson has been engaged to ride Ardenvohr m the Auckland Uup. As Mr G. I if. btead has first claim on Emerson's services this was taken to mean that I Lhe Ion: will not be a starter. This, however, may not be a sound conclusion i to arrive at (says a, Christchurch scribe) • lhe real position is that Mr Stead had ?° m*? ntlon 5 m the first place, of starting The Toff for the Auckland Gup, and informed Emerson that he wa s at liberty to secure another mount. Subsequently, to please his friends, Mr Stead paid the first acceptance for the Derby winner, and now, Deing of opinion that' the held does not look like being strong,' he may decide to let The Toff fulfil his, engagement. When seen recently Mr I btead.did not know whether Emerson I had arranged to ride anything else, but he was quite prepared to hear tnat the services of his jockey would not be available for this race. , w Th^ ma^e Shrill, one of Mr V\. G. Stead's team, has been galloping m brilliant style at Ellerslie, and | she is one of the favorites for the Rail- I way Handicap. So far she has only won one race, a maiden hack scurry at Napier Park. s ;

.Mr A. B. Williams, the well-known trisDorne owner, whose team includes Chortle, Multiply and Multiplication, was drawn m the first ballot under the Military Service Act, but has since been exempted, as he is over the mill-, tary age. John Barleycorn and Ardenvohr have been moving along in. good style since their amvd at Ellerslie. Mullingardoes not appear to haVe been seriously, inconvenienced by his recent experience or breaking a blood vessel, and he has done some good-track work since then, i ihe bpecial Commissioner of the Londofl .Sportsman, who purchased Otterden, ihek m foal to Martagdn, for the late Mr G. G. Stead, states that he remembers no - other mare whose sons were so successful at the stud during the lifetime of their dam.-. He, alludes to Martian and Boniform. Before the South Canterbury Jockey dub s spring meeting a question arose as to the eligibility of the geldino- Bellshire to race in hack company, he had won exactly £400 in stakes. The problem was solved for that occasion by the withdrawal of Bellshire from his engagements, but the club sought a ruling on the subject from the Canterbury Jockey Club. This was received at a meeting of th.c. committee recently bub members remarked that the metropolitan body had failed to elucidate the point The meeting therefore decided to submit-the-question to the next meetv? °^ *he.-Raemg- Conference, l^art XI., Rule 1 of the Rufes of Racing stt- t * a ac^> racc is a rac©' "in which any horse is debarred from entry by reason of his winnings having exceeded a specified amount." Rule 2 states that^fi, horse shall not start in a hack race TT "he has won race s of the aggregate value of £400. The trouble \ s ver tlje words "specified amount." A horse that has won exactly £400 has not "exceeded" the only amount that the r/iiles specify.

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NOTES BY SIR SINGLE., Hawera & Normanby Star, Volume LXXII, Issue LXXII, 20 December 1916

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