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RACING.

SEASON'S FIXTURES. ■ ";i « ' - - -■ ——r~— : " * • NKW ZT.KX.KSn. ' • ■.., • -May 7. Ecrnont ! Racing Club. , • "May<9, 10—Marlborough Racing Club. ; ' May 9. 10—Ash burton County Racine Club. May IS. Wanganui Jockey Club. , 'T v,' ' Juno 3. 5, 7—Auckland Racing Club. .. / Juno 1, 5.7— Dunedin Jockey Club. S.: {■>. -if?'* I '£> ;• V '" ' : ' DATES OF COMING EVENTS. • . Nr#' Zealand. •••" • .. : % May ' 7—Egmont . Steeplechase. .. . ■ ' May 15Wansranui Steeplechase. Jiwo. 3—Great - Northern , Hurdle Race.' • Juno 3 —Otago Steeplechase. . June s—Great Northern Steeplechase. ■ ■ ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS. L., Wood Street.— 14s. ■'Mata.'V Wanganui.— won the New Zealand. Grand National Steeplechase and' the Great Northern Steeplechase in the . khttip season.- but not in the samo year. Ifgydu ; won the first-named race on . August 12, 1902, and the Great Northern Steeplechase on May 30, 1903. *!> C.A.N., "Wellington.Carbine's . skin was presented to the Auckland Racine Club. A portion of it was made up into a chair, ■which is at the A.R.C, office, a nend moulded as near as possible to that of Carbine, with the skin and mane intact, is deposited in the Auckland Museum. " Knrtimu," Karapeehi.—Warstep's trait (3m 245) is the fastest New Zealand record lor that distance. The race in which Wareitep put up tie record named was in connection with the Trentham Gold Cup ox 1915, at which period she ranked M » four-year-old. Tho Trentbam Gold Cup is run under weigh t-for-age conditions. Warstep carried 8.12 when she won that race.

' "Wager." Otahuhu.—Apologue (by I-'faccbus Apollo Miss Gladys) was sold twice by " miction when a yearling. At the dispersal of the Sylvia Park Stud on December 31, 1903, tho colt was bought by Mr. M. Friedlander for 225gns. In the succeeding June ho was resubmitted to auction at Ellerslie, anct was sold for 255gns. Apologue again .figured in the sale-ring in the spring of his : three-year-old career (1905). when ho waa sold for ICOOgns. Apologue was five years old when no won the Melbourne Cup of 1907. V NOTES BY PHAETON. 1, T/'- " ~....«. /■ • FRENCH HORSES MATCHED. 0 The match announced from Paris aa Slaving been arranged by the respective owners of Epinard and Sir Gallahad 11. will not probably have the effect of calling Tip a very largo amount of international interes* out the fact of Epinard being booked for a trip to America -will certainly go nome way toward rivetting attention ;on the impending test at St. Cloud. The distance .of : the match is fixed at six and a-half furlongs, .and, according to the cablegram, Epinard will carry 9.6 and Sir Gallahad 11. 8.9. In weighting* the two French horses for f.he Lincolnshire Handicap (one mile), it may be remarked, the English handicapper ■who allotted the weights _ for that event awarded Epinard 10.0 and Sir • Gallahad 11. 8.5. Epinard did not fulfil Ms engagement in the ;Lincolnshire, but Sir* Gallahad 11. led ths field home. If Epinard is as good as he is represented to be—and there appears to be a concensus of opinion among English criticsi that he is in the top class— owner of Sir Gallahad 11. would appear to be

courageous in pitting his horse against such high talent, even though , Sir . Gallahad 11. las 111b ' the best of the weights. The natch is fixed to take place at St. Cloud on May 1.7, and we shall no doubt in due course bo apprised by cablo of the result. GLENTRUIN THE BRILLIANT. , . Glentrnin was on hand at . Hastings on Friday last to contest t&e Hawka's Bay Stakes, ' and : she duly added that event to her winning repertoire. "With her race at Hastings Glentruin closes .her six-year-old . career, and it is extremely pleasing to find the beautiful chestnut mare going into winter Quarters with every -prospect of her being on. the .. scene ' again next season - and with brilliancy "still? a. striking characteristic with ; her. .Under many headings there is a very Brest deal to admiro in Glentruin. her blood " like : appearance and exquisite action being two outstanding qualities in the English in are. A survey of Glentruin's career re ■veals that in the 32 races she has contested to. date she has only been out of a place an two occasions. Glentruin's record reads aa follows : — K '■■'' •- -■■■• Un-' First. Second. Third, placed, ' At 2yrs .. 3 ' 3 0 0 At 4yr ... 4. 1 2 0 5At syrs ..4 4 1 0 ..'.I At 6yra ' .. 4 3 1 2 '• -• V; 15 .11 4 *2 Glentrnin,' it¥ is interesting to relate, can to -ranged up with bargains of the sale-ring. J.ii a . search for particulars bearing on the English-bred mare I find that she - was in■f eluded in ■a' collection; of yearlings that was sent -up- to auction at Newmarket in the , • Bummer of ■ 1918, when she was - knocked down for 105gns. " Sunflower 11., sire of Glentruin, • ■was : got -by ' Amphion, who 'is described as by Speculum or Rosebery from the Bend Or -. mare • Marsh ■ Marigold. . Castelline, dam oi! . Glentrnin, is a daughter of Cassine, : who • •was got by the Bona ~ Vista horse * Cyllene. •

THE EGMONT MEETING.

The. Esrmont 7 Racing Club will inaugurate its winter Meeting to-day, and the character oii the acceptances point to a successful gathering eventuating at Hawera. The leading ovent of the programme .is the Egmpnt Steeplechase, in which the following horses are engagedStarland 11.9, Khartoum 10.7, Dick 10.7, Passin' Through 9.5. Peneton 9.3, .Te Maire 9.3, Silent Dick 9.0, Polthogue 9.0. Te Toa 9.0, Ao-tea-roa 9,0. The principal flat race on 10-day's programme -3 ' the Melt a© Memorial Handicap (one mile and . a-quarter), in which the following are engaged: Bonnetter 9.5, Mar- ; queteur ;; 9.3, Cold Steel 8.13, Income 8.11, Stork 8.4. Sir Burnett 7.5, Snatcher 6.12, Crucell© 6.7, Euchre 6.7, Skylight 6.7.

. THE TARANAKI STAKES. With a courage worthy of much praise, the committee of the Taranaki Jockey Ctno has decided to continue the Taranaki StaK« o , which, as usual, will be included in the programme for the February meeting. It will be pleasing to chronicle that the response made by owners in the call foi entries will -be such as to reward the T.J.CY with .a strong list of nominations, and that when the race comes up for decision good fields may be on hand to furnish coptests in every way worthy of the value of the stake. r : '-Y\\ . . GLOAMING'S DEFEAT AT RICCARTON. .' In referring to the sensational contest for the C.ii'.C. Challenge Stakes, in which Razzie iUajszle': defeated Gloaming by a head after tho Utter had lost something like half-a-Idasen lengths Tat: the start, "The Rook,' writing in the New Zealand Referee, had loiJowing:—'• Gloaming's losing grouna at the start was a most regrettable accident. West umortunate, but it cUd one thing— it let manx people see Gloaming doing h;s inightiea;, that had not done so before, ana that ■he . did migntily you can believe when ' The Rook' tells you that the great sprinter was timed by : private watches to run the ceven furlongs in a • fraction under lm 23*, and he must have done it, for Raz&ie Dazzle.s , time was lm 24 4-55." - j

LEAVES FROM MY NOTEBOOK.

•The late Mr. Fred Marks, , who < passed away at Onehunga ,on Friday last at the ; ripe ao-e of 70 years, was included among, Auckland's old identities, for he came to the province in childhood. Brought up in ah atmosphere of sport, it may .be imagined that ,ho knew a treat deal about the early history 'of : the turli in this quarter of the Dominion. He loved to talk over old timea, tor which he had a ' great atlection, and itiso for T tho old ; sportsmen who played a in.rt. His Ion? . resiaence in Auckland brought Mr. Marks many close friends, fci-u jio was one- wno had the charm of. rt~ timing his friendships. If my memory ; nerves me aright, Mr. Marks' father oxidated as clerK of the scales at the first meeting held under the auspices of the Auckland' Racing: Club, and it was therefore ' v ' eßpeeip.Hy fitting that his son should succeed EiM :& a tfbcß which ho held for a long . m. retch of years. * that Si ris T°^ U T. r i cll telegram to hand states . Bvdnev-at, :iso -.intends.*- proceeding to SreaeSt ?= an early date. So far aa the is stated lo^bfi-^ff' I th j trip to Australia lnirytrlm°rfi Dd e ® Urc > d £ e to the Canterr climate at * this wjL „? -'«?"* South Wales ! ll civ to, his ffl, w the , ye** m ,° re coitis ivelJ, some of t hp L m y loubt - all going fi-h ',i '1 Zealand-, owned by - -c ' I -n xx^': ,a ■■ New may bo sent across wo 'o Greenwood End. though Stain* South.Wales, nmth year, ..the. veterfcn^i!sS^J?«^ rag « ; I 11 ® his pp.ee -to such a degree tlnf fv? retains S ; ntronz ewcouiagement ,t 0 acrord® an >&. opportunity of again meaauri^ t 6 t r ides with m. the, cru ki of the Australian turf In the scslrtJexaexit of : : some of the important -weighttin** rMes 13(14 Bprin e- ■ 8

«• 'oteraa of tie race • track ia the shape «.oir r Solo made a sudden exit on the OTCn Jit. The old bay gelding was following the Uannenrke Hounds at Kaitoke on the date mentioned, when he collapsed suddenly and in &, few moments -was numbered among the defunct; Sir Solo, who is ranged up with bargains of the sale ring, was bought when a yearling by Mr. F. Dorset for 30gns, and Be registered a : number of notable victories. In the season of 1912-13 he won the Manawatu and Wellington Cups, and in tlie succeeding season he led the field home in the Auckland Cup. ■ Then at an interval of «x years he achieved honours in thcl New Zealand Grand National Hurdle Race. Sir Solo made »■ handsome return for the 30gn3 expanded m his purchase when a youngster, for a compilation of the ■ sums he captured runs: out to over £8000.

. The Canterbury trainer. F. D. Jones, has Rood reason to remember with pleasure his visit to the North Island in f the autumn of 1924. » Ballymena won the New Zealand St Deger, Trentham ■ Gold Cup, Awapuni Gold Cup, Great Northern St. Leger, and J. D. Ormond Cup; Glentruin captured the Tara Kaki Stakes, Avondalo All-aged Stakes, and Hawke's Bay Stakes; Murihaupo scored in the Burke Memorial Stakes; and Zaragoza captured the Lockwood Handicap.

When the Sylvia Park - gelding Carawock was last week struck out of the Great Northern Hurdle Race and Great Northern Steeplechase, it was concluded that hi 3 owner had decided on ' a trip to Australia. Carawock was shipped from Wellington to Sydney on Friday last. The programme of the Australian Jockey Club's Winter Meeting, .which' takes place at Randwick on Juno .7 and 9. cor-.tains a steeplechase and a hurdle race each of the value of £2000, and possibly the owner of Carawock entertains hopes of- capturing one or both of thoso races with tho chestnut gelding. For some little time past the Hawke's Bay Jockey Club has experienced a rather lean time, and with a shrinkage of £6912 _ in totahsator receipts at the autumu meeting, held at Hat-tings on Friday . and Saturday last, tnat is unfortunately to bo viewed a3 another setback. It would be pleasing to chronicle that prosperity has again come to the Hawke's Bay Club, for, in addition ,to its being included among the old-time bodies engaged in • fostering racing,' it has always sought to maintain a good standard under all headings.

111-luck still continues to follow The Cypher. At the A.J.C. Autumn Meeting on the 22nd nit. the New Zealand-bred gelding beat all his field in the Coogeo Handicap with the ■ exception of All Sunshine, and on Saturday last, he filled, the role of runner-up to Barosca in the decision of City Tatter sail'a Cup. If The Cypher is to reward hi? owner with a noteworthy success this season, he will have to hurry up, as few. important flat events now remain to be decided ere the season closes.

A young steeplechaser, who won distinction in March last in England, in the shape of Red Splash, is regarded as a horse likely to develop into the standard necessary lor Gland National honours. Red Splash, who is owned by Major Wyndham, won the Cheltenham Gold Cup <3i miles) .under 11.5, and he is credited with displaying marked dash .in leaping his fences. Red Splash, it is pointed out. was a late foal, and that he would not really, enter on his five-year-old career until this present month ? (May). Apparently there will be a. great deal 111 the career of Red Splash to rive'; attention. Peach Brandy, who was despatched _ from Wellington to Sydney last week, is a, highlybred English colt by Call o' the Wild and Peach Blossom. So far ho is quite without honours, for in each of three races he contested he figured among the also ran division. The English . colt must, however, be regarded as . promising, or the expenses attendant on a trip to Australia would l.ardly be incurred.

Muvihaupo found tho mile and a-half attached to the Hawke's Bay Cup beyond his liking, but- on the " following day in the decision of the Burke Memorial Stakes, in which he had two furlongs less to travel, he scored in good style, running the distance in 2in 7s,

The Egmont Racing Club, it is pleasing to find, is in a good position to register a success over its winter meeting, and it should only re""ire fine weather to ensure a large attendance at the Hawera course. A field of 10 is engaged in the Egmont Steeplechase, with the Arckland-owned Starland at the head of the list.

Gaillard (by Absurd— who led the field home in the C.J.C. Champagne Stakes last* month, is looked uoin as one of the most promising youngsters that has raced this season in the Di minion. : and his three-year-old prospects are viewed in » • c»> promising rein in Wanganui.

The Auckland Racing Club's Winter Meeting will require further attention at the hands 'of horseowners on or before Friday next, on which day, at 5 p.m., general entries" fall due with the secretary, Mr. "W. S. Spence.

'The A.R.C. har.dic&pper, Mr. F. J. McManemin. left for Hawera on Monday night in order to v/itnesn the racing at the Egmont Racing Club's meeting. The weights for the Great Northern Hurdle Race, Great .Northern Steeplechase, arid Cornwall Handicap will be declared by Mr. F. J. McManemin on Friday next.

WANGANTJI RACES.

CARAWC/CK SCRATCHED.

; fill TELEGOAPH. —PRESS ASSOCIATION.] . WANGANUI. Tuesday. Maunga's handicap in the Century Hurdles is 10.3. Carawock has been scratched for all engagements WANGANUI NOTES. .. 'i '-—•— ; ' WJ.C. WINTER MEETING. (BY TELEGRAPH.OWN CORRESPONDENT. • WANGANUI. Tuesday. The Wanganui Jockey* Club's Winter Meeting gives every indication of being a big success, judging by the excellent nominations received. > The total entries are 398, as compared with 335 last- year, averaging nearly 29 per race. There are 18 engaged in the .big steeplechase, as against only 14 last year. ■ • ■ 1 / The weights for the two principal events at the; Wanganui , meeting have made their appearance As . was only to be expected, Oakleigh heade the list in the Wanganui Steeplechase with 12.7, a big weight, but one that he should carry prominently if started. Starland (11.7) may prove one 'of the hardest to beat, as he can jump, has the pace, and i can slay. Of the others, Ranui (10.5) reads well, Khartoum (10.5) is nicely weighted, but the chances are he will not be able to reproduce his best form. r otherwise his prospects would be second to none. - Ngata (11.12) has earned his weight in the Century Hurdle Race. If really well on the day, he is sure to take no end of beating, as he is a . class above the others. Anxious Moments (10.1) is fancied by some, but En Route (9.12) is sure of a very large following. Santiago (9.10) is another who may have to be reckoned with. It is pleas to see that a strong Auckland contingent is likely to be seen in action at Wanganui, those entered from the northern province including Whetunui, John Dix. Royal Bonus, Archeen, Lark Hall, Fiery Lad, Prince Rufus, Oakleigh, Starland, Peneton, White Ranger, Peter Amans, The Curragh", Sir Burnett, and King Quin. Khartoum has done a lot of walking and hill work, and on Thursday last he was given his first jump since his accident 12 months ago. The son of King Rufus cleared the obstacles safely, his jumping being on the big side. A race at Hawera should do him a great deal of good, and. though lie may never get back the form he showed a couple of seasons ago, he may pick up a race or two later on. as he is such a sure fencer. Civility was responsible for a rattling good gallop over five furlongs the other morning, when she proved too fast for Amber Tips, and cut out the distance easily in lm 3s, .with her shoes on. The Elysian filly will be very ■ hard to beat at Hawera in ' the Flying Handicap on Wednesday with any luck in the running. Ngata. Omahu. Brigadier Bill, and Ruby Rin? comprise. Mr. James Bull's team at tho Wanaauji meeting. They will probably be raced at Hawera, and with the racing, here they should be in good order for the Great Northern meeting. War Loan was given a round over the big fences the other morning, and gave a very fine display of jumping. With the racing thg Zimmerman gelding has nad recently lie is fairly well forward, but it will be a month or so before he is back to his best. form. I, Crucelle ha 3 -been galloping in attractive style . lately, and; she may prove equal to winning another race or two before she "nally (juita the track. Sam Major deserved to pick up a stake or two with her. Orchid has a "dicky" 'leg,, and it mas be that he will not be able to run her.;, though he did not appear to be any tie worse after doing three-quarter pace work this morning. ,

Mark Time is being hacked about again at Bulls. He looks very big after his spell.

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RACING., New Zealand Herald, Volume LXI, Issue 18702, 7 May 1924

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