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RACING.

SEASON'S FIXTURES.

September s—Marion Jockey Club. September 13, 15—Wangnnui Jockey Club. September 19—Manawatu Hunt Club, geptember 22—Ashburton • County Racing Club. September 22—Napier Park Racing Club. September 22, 2-I—Avondale Jockey Club. September 27. 28—Geraldine Racing Club. September 29—Pakuranga Hunt Club. September 29—Hawke's Bay Jockey Club October 6—Kurow Jockey Club. October 6, B—Auckland8 —Auckland Racing Club. October 11. 13 —Dunedm Jockey Club, October 13—Carterton Racing Club. October 20. 22—Wellington Racing Club. October 20, 22—Gore Racing Club. October 20. 21—Waikato Racing Club. October 22—Wuikato Hunt Club. October 22—Waverley Racing Club. October 22—Waipawa County Racing Club. October 22—North Canterbury Racing Club. October 25, 27—Poverty Bay Turf Club. October 27—Mastertcn Racing Club. October 27—Banks Peninsula Racing Club. October 31—Birclnvood Hunt Club. • November 1, 3—Dargaville Racing Club (at Avondale). November 3. 5, 7, 10—Canterbury Jockey Club. JJovembcr S. 10 —Whangarei Racing Club. NOTES BY PHAETON. LIMERICK Y. "WIN"ALOT. Limerick and Winalot have bad their first incetiug at weight-for-age iliis season, i.nd the honours were completely on the side of the New Zealand champion. Limerick having disposed of "Winalot, who is regarded as ■fcho best four-year-old of the Australian lot. over a milo course, there does not appear to be much prospect of turning the tables on hia conqueror in the decision of the forthcoming weight-for-age events to be run at Randwick, for tlio extended distance connected with those races will not be against Limerick. It seems pretty safe to assume that Limerick is once again to be the bright particular star at Randwick, which, outside the fact of the brown gelding being owned in New Zealand, is especially pleasing to contemplate, for his owner, Mr. JI. A. Knight, is a true sportsman, and well deserves the best the turf can offer. " A GREAT HORSE." The above was the caption that headed fen article in the Australasian after Gothic had registered bis second victory in the Newmarket Handicap, when he carried the steadier of 9.10 home in front of a field of 22, and subsequently beat that accomplished miier Amounis over a mile course in the decision ox the C. M. Lloyd Stakes. Gothic had subsequently to strike his colcurs fo Limerick in a inile race, but to be beaten by a horse of the class of the New Zealand champion is no disgrace. Gothic disposed of the opposition in the Memsie Stakes last Saturday in such style as to place himself further in the limelight, and he is widely ticked off to play a part in the settlement of the Caulfield' Cup, in which race he is weighted at 9.7, Though Gothic has nothing beyond nine furlongs to his credit, it can be stoutly argued that the staying quality should be with him, for the leading lines to his pedigree read as follows: — Sire: Tracery, by Rock Sand (son of Sainfoin and grandson of Springfield), from Topiary, by Orino (son of Ormonde), from Plaisanterie, by Wellingtonia (son of Chattanooga)'. X>am: Sundrilla, by Sundridge (son of Amphion, and grandson of Speculum), from Yalla, by Winkfield's Pride (son of Winkfield), from Malte (by St. Simon, son of Galopin). OBITUARY.—MR. N. DICKEY. The death of Mr. Nathaniel Dickey removes nnoihex, ..of ite.- o'd identities who played a part in fostering racing in Auckland. The deceased 1 raced a good number of horses that he bred himself, but, though few successes of any note came his way, be always viewed the situation in an optimistic Bpirit, and he was a well-liked man. MISCELLANEOUS NOTES. The three-year-old Staghunter is expected to make his debut at three years old in the Railway Handicap, to bo run to-day at the Marton meeting. In the decision of the Marton Handicap last September Royal Mint (7.3 i) defeated Nukranai (5.12) by three lengths. The two geldings are engaged in the same race today, Nukumai being weighted at 3.3 and Royal Mint at I.S. . It was stated last .week that White Fang vras booked for another trip to Australia. However, the Polydamon gelding having been nominated for events at the Avondale Spring Meeting, it would seem as though he is more likely to race in Auckland this month than in Australia. The New Zealand-bred horse Bon Ton (by Soniform—Class), who is at the stud in Australia, obtained an advertisement in a fresh department recently when his aged eon. Jurisprudence, won the Adelaide Grand National' Steeplechase, of i'looo. Jurisprudence was sold at auction last year for SO guineas. . Th<* Hawk is not being harshly treated in events ahead. In the Marangai Handicap CL mile 110 yds), to be run at the Wanganui meeting, the veteran has been awarded 9.2, 71b. below Mask, who figures top-weight ■with 9.7. In the Flying Handicap (six furlongs), which race comes up for decision on "the same day at Wanganui, The Hawk is Weighted at 9.s—Gib. below Reremoaua. Sunart, winner of the New Zealand Cup of 1921, figured in a steeplechase event at the Manawatu Hunt point-to-point meeting Recently and he shaped so well as to make it possible that he may play a part in some races of a more important character before the present season closes. A reference to the Stud Book reveals that Sunart was foaled in 1916, which makes him out to be in his twelfth year, so that he 13 now well included with the noteworthy veterans. Sydney papers now to hand bring details «f the racing at the Rosehill meeting on "the 25th ult. These show that, the New Zealand gelding Roscrca (8.7) was sent out favourite for the second division of the Three and Four-year-old Handicap (6 furlongs). in which race he finished fifth. Sion (8.9) won by a length and a-balf from Rose.il (7.11), and Lord Romeo (7.3). who jan a dead-heat for second place. The English-bred horse Mon Talisman has ihe record of having won 1,993,800 francs in France, which, according to a statement published by a Paris journal, exceeds in amount the stakes won by any other horse in France. Craig an Eran, sire of Mon Talisman. won the Two Thousand Guineas in 1921 under the colours of Lord Aetor, sr<d in the decision of the Derby ho beat all bis opponents -with the exception of Humorist. Mon Talisman is owned by M. 23. Martinez de Hoz. 'iiio weight-for-age events in which Limerick will probably figure at forthcoming spring meetings include the following:— Chelmsford Stakes, Hill Stakes, A.J.C. Spring Stakes, Craven Plate and Randwick Plate. It is quite possible for the New Zealand champion to capture the whole of the races named, and, should he record that feat, his stake winning total will be raised to over £39,500. All continuing to go well with Limerick subsequently, Gloaming's record (£43,100) will probably be exceeded when the autumn meetings come round. The Lucullus—Pcrsis mare Nucleus, who has been mostly identified with jumping events of late, figures among the acceptances for the Marton Handicap, in which race she figures at the minimum. At the "Wellington Racing Club's meeting held at Trentham last March Nucleus won a brace fcf high-weight handicaps—one over a mile and a-quarter and the other over a mile. The company was, of course, on the weak ■'side, but it can still be said for Nucleus-that Bhe has shown her ability to win over a .JBiile and a-rjuarter -on the flat.

THE MARTON MEETING, PROGRAMME FOR TO-DAY, GOOD FIELDS ENGAGED. Tlie Marton Jockey Club holds its spring meeting to-day, and, with a good list of acceptances for tho eight events, tbero is quito a lot to rivet attention in tho programme. The following is a list of tho acceptances for the various events (corrected after scratchings were posted ui> to yesterday):— TRIAL "PLATE, 5 fur. (all B.lo).—Upoko, Dermond, Mauriaena, "War Zone, Black Maire, Merxcis, Balloon, Whakaau, Pegeen, Oge, Kilorell, Warfille, Lethal, Marica, Otaura Las 3, Grattan, Tho Maiden, Dry Area, Inflame, Bixot, Whakaaro. RATA HACK HURDLES, li miles.—Cohesion, 11.2; Sir Moment, 10.6; Polyphemus, 10.5; San Fera, 10.1; Olympic, 9.13; Beaumont, The Waltzer, 9.11; Hangawera, 9.3; Red Bank, 9.2; Ruby Sing, Kempsey, Guadalquivcr, Lieutenant Bill, 9.0. SPRING HACK CUP. 7 fur.-Catkin, 9.0; Pamrohn, 8.13; Lady's Boy, Singleton, 8.12; Gold Cure, Maui. B.S; Teri, 8.6; Moorgas, \ igilance, 8.2; Kilmezzo, Holus Bolus, 8.1; Lucy Rose. 7.15; Abisogne. Flying Shot, 7.9; Miss Mercia, Taurimu, 7.8; Gold Bag, lanagra, 7.5; Takutama, 7.2; Gasnapper, Connoisseur, 7.0. MARTON HANDICAP; li miles. st. lb. st. lb. Nukumai ..93 Kilmis3 ... 7 4 Bisox ~..83 Orozone ... 7 4 Vivo .... 711 Te Koroko ..70 Polonett ... 710 Captain Gazeloy 7 0 Queen Arch .79 Brigadier Bill. 7 0 Royal Mint ..78 Nucleus ... 7 0 S lining Armour 7 8 HUNT CUP STEEPLES, about 21 miles. —Master Arch, 10.9; Mataipuke, 9.13; Stymie. 9.11; Haeremai, 9.9: Bitola, Red Spider. The Don, . Risk, Terehu, Bonm. Trouble. Guadalcjuiver, Scrap Iron, Del Sarto, Excelsior, 9.7. ELECTRIC. HACK, 6 fur.—Callanmore, 9.0; Knightlike, 8.6; Abisogne, Moutoa Treasury, 8.4; Mis 3 Mercia, 8.1; Gold Bag, Tanagra, .7.13; Rash, 7.7; Upoko, Foreign Fancy, Airforce, Whakaari, Lethal, 7.5. RAILWAY HANDICAP, 6 fur.—Kiosk, 9.5: King Lu, 9.3; Star Stranger, 8.12; Valkon, B.S; Dobbin, Tea Time, 8.2: Staghunter, 7.13; Oration. Ruffles, 7.12; Keddar, Blimp, 7.7; Lady's Bov, 7.5; Archeen, 7.4; The Immigrant, Town Bird, 7.2; Sagittarius, 7.1; Auriculus, Takutama, 7.0, TUTAENUI HACK, 1 mile 137 yds—- . 9.6; Pale Star, 8.11; Vigilance, 8.4; Flying Shot, 8.2; Ivelburn, 7.12: Kindle. 7.9; Wet Paint. Vexatious. 7.8; Roburant, Mount Shannon, Calithe, 7.7. THE LIST OF SCRATCHINGS. [BY TELEGRAPH.—OWN CORRESPONDENT.] WANGANUI, Tuesday. The following is the list of scratchings for the Marton meeting supplied so far:— Trial Plate.—Rillet. Cashier, Gold Soult mare. Vans, Tangerine Rata Hurdles.—Gala Day. Spring Hack Cup.—Monsogne. Shining Star. Marton Handicap.—Horomea, Wanderlust. Princess Ronnie. Electric Hack.—Monsogne. Court Jester. Rillet, High Falutin', Green Aero, Terernoana, Tangeriim. Tutaenui Hack.—Court Jester. Metellus, Kawhakina, Discourse, Shining Star. Railway Handicap.—Miss Pat. It is understood Limosa will not start in the Tutaenui Hack and Archeen and Staghunter will not fulfil engagements in tho Railway Handicap. REVIEW OF THE FIELDS. PROSPECTS DISCUSSED. BY ARCHER. As usual thero is a big field in the Trial Plate and the event bears on open aspect. Mauriaena notched several minor placings in juvenile handicaps last season and should b» a possibility. Inflame has a couple of seconds in minor company to her credit and mav be a likely improver. Possibly this cair -may claim -most attention. Thero are some useful hack hurdlers in tho Rata Hurdles. Cohesion has not had much experience, but has done well in his two starts over hurdles and should go well with all his weight. Sir Moment has raced creditablv in hi 3 latest engagements and Olympic is a recent winner. Polyphenms. Waltzer and Red Bank aro also possibilities. It should be a good betting race, with Cohesion and Sir Moment in demand. A good field of hacks will contest the Spring Hack Cup. Nearly all of those at tho head of -the list have shown form in tho past few months and a splendid race seems likely. Improvers like Gold Cure, Pangolin and Singleton will be expected to race well and others like Catkin, Lady's Boy, Teri and Maui must also be respected. Fancies are likely to take a fairly wide range, but Gold Cure may start favourite. The Marton Handicap is the first middledistance handicap of what is regarded as the flat racing season and it is an event wherein horses who have shown form during tho winter usually do well. It is therefore not surprising that Bisox and Nukumai aro finding favour, as they have raced in good style in recent months. Queen Arch ana Royal Mint are also well seasoned and Shining Armour won at a mile last week. "With R. Reed in tho saddle. Bisox i 3 likely to start favourite, and Royal Mint will also command support. There is a moderate field in tho Hunt Cud. Tho top weights. Master Arch and Mataipuke, have shown form lately and are likely to be strongly fancied. Mataapuke. who finished second to Royal Fashion at Riccurton, should start favourite. Some speedy hacks figure in the Electric Hack Handicap. Knightlike won well at Hastings recently and is evidently in excellent order. Gold Bag has shown promise and is a possibility. Recent form ako gives Abisogne a chance, as he has been racing consistently. Knightlike and Gold Bag may receive solid support. There is a nice field in the Railway Handicap. It is likely to attract a lot of attention, because of the presence of a number of horses who will figure in more important events later in tho season. It is likely to prove a difficult race for backers and thero might be a surprise. Oration. Tea Time and Lady's Boy mav be supported Tho Tutaenui Hack Handicap will be contested by a moderate field. Pale Star has been racing consistently and may start favourite. Gala Day has been withdrawn from the Rata Hack Hurdles, having been recently affected with some trouble in his mouth. The trouble is not considered serious and he will probably bo seen out a little later on. It is stated that Horomea may not bo a runner in tho Marton Handicap. Unless present intentions are altered she will probably be reserved for Wanganui. whero she was successful in the Connolly Handicap last May. It is a long time since Polonett won a race, but ho showed a glimpse of form by running third at Dannyvirke Inst week. His connections evidently have hones of tho chestnut recovering his dash, otherwise tho trip to Marton would probably not have been undertaken. At his best Polonett would read particularly well in the Marton Handicap at 7.10. Tho doubt is whether he is as good as ho was a couple, of seasons ago. Latest form says that ho is not. RIDING ENGAGEMENTS. Tho following riding engagements have been announced for to-day:— R. Reed.—Bisox. Star Stranger. Knightlike, Dry Area and Pangolin. T. Green.—Catkin. Royal Mint, Callanxnore and Del Sarto. H. Wiggins.—Keddar, Kilmisu. Lethal, Abisogne. Monsogne. J. Cammick. —Town Bird. R. J. Mackio.—Marcia, Vivo, Moutoa Treasury, Dobbin and Palo Star. A. Tinker.— King Lu. L. Manson.—Queen Arch. T. Pennell.—Mauriaena and Auriculus. R. K. Smith.—Kiosk. A. G. Murray—Blimp and Kilmezzo C. Goulsbro.—Merxcis and Oration. G. Holland.—Master Arch. B. H. Morris.—lnflame. ; T. Metca.lf.-~Vexatious and Holus Bolus.

CANTERBURY GOSSIP. HORSES FOR WANGANUI. MARTARMA ON EASY LIST. [by TELEGRAPH. —OWN COUIIESrONDENT. ] ■ CHRISTCHURCH. Tuesday. H. Cutts will leave for 'Wanganui on Thursday with Full Feather, Quarterdeck and Swoopalong. Thoy are in good health. This morning they got through useful tasks. Full Feather and Prickles were associated over seven furlongs, which they covered in 1.32. They finished together, but Prickles seemed to be going the better of the pair at the end. Hurly Burly was in frotat of Swoopalong after doing six furlongs in 1.20 3-5, while Quarterdeck had Rock Drill as a mat© in an easy half-mile run in 52 3-ss. G. Murray Aynsley contemplates racing several members of his team at Ashburton, while Footfall Paperchase, Starshooter and a two-year-old are booked for the Dunedin meeting next month. Martarma ia on the easy list, but he has been doing exercise on the roads, and F. Christmas hopes to have him back on the track by tho end of this week. The Australian-bred two-year-old Bay Queen, by Saltash, from Fairy Lass, showed signs of leg weakness after doing a bit of work, so A. McAulay decided to blister her, and she is having a spell for a few months. True Shaft, by Arrowsmith from Tbea, another of McAulay's team, is working quietly, but may not bo hurried. Tho three-year-old Nightmarch was very light in condition when he arrived at Kiccarton, but has built up a lot under A. McAulay's care, and is beginning to show useful form in hi 3 sprinting tasks. 1 ELLERSLIE TRAINING NOTES YESTERDAY MORNING'S WORK. BY ARCHER. There was very little of interest in the track doings at Ellerslie yesterday. The No. 3 grass was available, but after overnight rain it was on the soft Bide, and most of the horses worked usefully on tho sand. NO. 3 GRASS. Bir Russell and Avoncourt were associated in a useful effort over a round, which they covered in 1.49 2-5. Tho last six furlongs took 1.25 2-5. Mon Star, Master Doon and Bizarro were in the order named at the end of four furlongs in 54 2-ss. Myola and Bennie went three furlongs in 43 2-ss, Tho Fox moved nicely over six furlongs in 1.24 2-5. Bis stablemate, Bluespear, strode over four furlongs in 55 3-ss, Clockwork and Freyja were ' associated over four furlongs in 55 d-ss. THE JUMPERS. Master Clements (Young) jumped a few pony hurdles satisfactorily. NOTES FROM THE TRACK. The Ellerslie-trained hunter Pompeius was solidly backed in the Taranaki Hunt Cup at New Plymouth on Saturday, but, like most of the other runners, he failed to complete the course. As a matter of fact, he only got as far as tho third fence, where he came to grief when leading. Pompeius jumped well in his schooling tasks before leaving headquarters, and was expected to race well. AUSTRALIAN EVENTS. DOMINION HORSES ENGAGED. SYDNEY, Sept. i. New Zealand horses among the first acceptors for the Caulfield and Melbourne Cupr are Hynanna, Roscrea and Arikiwai. The last-named has also been accepted for in the Epsom and Metropolitan Handicaps. Arikiwai's off foreleg, however, is giving irouble, and showed considerable heat after Saturday's race. Karuma and Don Moon are in great favour for the Epsom Handicap, and Rionscup for the Metropolitan Handicap. Gothic is favourite for the Caulfield Cup, Statesman and TVinalot for the Melbourne Cup, and Mtfllison for the A.J.C. Derby. FORTHCOMING MEETINGS. PAKURANGA HUNT. The programme in connection with the Pakuranga Hunt race meeting, to bo held at Ellerjlie on September 29. will require attention on or before Friday next, on which day, at 5 p.m., nominations close for all events with the race secretary, Mr. W. S. Spence. POINT-TO-POINT RACES. The Pakuranga Hunt will hold its Poinl-to-Point Meeting at Ranginui. Papatoetoe, on the 15th inst. Entries for all events close next Friday at 4 p.m., with tho secretary, Mr. R. D. Neal, 9, Union Buildings, Customs Street,

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RACING., New Zealand Herald, Volume LXV, Issue 20043, 5 September 1928

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