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ELLERSLIE HORSES

SUCCESSFUL SEASON EARNINGS TOTAL £27,778 KINDERGARTEN OUTSTANDING BY ARCHER EHei'slie horses have enjoyed considerable success during the season just coming to a close, having notched 79 firsts nirtl 121 minor placings for a total of £27,775 in stakes and trophies. Tho principal winner has been Kindergarten, the outstanding performer of tho

season in New Zealand, with winnings of £7175 and a gold cup valued at £IOO. It was not until alter he had run a third and second among the hack sprinters at Avondale in September that Kindergarten went into the care of E. S. Bagby fit Ellerslie and, after another second, he registered a sequence of ten wins, culminating with a brilliant performance in winning the Easter Handicap with 9,11.

Excellent Track Facilities Of recent years, Ellerslie trainers have not been vary fortunate In securing really good horses, and in tho main they have had to manage with ordinary class, with which they have done well to maintain a consistently good ttverago of success. Of course, it is not surprising that Ellerslie horses do well, when it is considered that tho track facilities there are nowhere surpassed In tho Dominion. The tracks roceivo tho maximum of expert attention from the course manager, Mr. A. Hill, and his able assistant, Mr. G. Neave. ana trainers are favoured with every facility for training horses to tho highest peak of fitness for overy branch of racing. It Is therefore not surprising that the Ellerslie winners this gen son have included early two-year-olds, classic, handicap horses, sprinters, hurdlers, and lieeplcchasers. The successful Ellerslie trainers during the year have been R. S. Bagby, 24 wins, Kindergarten (10), Night Pilot (4), Brahman fM), Kaimanawa (2), Pertlnax (a), N'una, Silver Quex and Hunter's Rose: W. F. Fergus, nine wins, Softly (5), Biddy Girl, Inver. Ohmaha and Tea Gong; E. George, seven wins, Clinch (3), Venture (3) and Night Pilot; I. Tucker, live wins, Sir Cameron (2), High Star (2) and Agog; W. J. McLean, four wins, Wharemanea (3) and Boy Lu; G. Jenkins, four wins, Riirotonga (4); J. Chisholm, three wins, Corot (2) and Rival; P. W, Scallv, three wins. Lady Vixen (2) and Kadlna; W. Kirk, two wins, Golden Bonnet and Royal Message; D. Arnott, two wins, Landveyor (2); H. Eva, two wins, Transmitter (v2); M. O'Connor, two wins, Beverley and Bisquit; N. Cunningham, two wins, Tea Gong (2); J. M. Buchanan, two wins, Bright Idea (2); A. Kenlp, two wins, British Talent (2); F. J. Doclterfcy, one win; W. G. Grey, one win, Hot Shot; F. Gilchrist, one win, Calula Bov; G. H. and S. C. Lloyd, one win, Prival; K. J. Beaton, one win, Rara Avis; and G. Holland, one win, Wiiieberry. Details of Earnings

Horses who have earned more than £2OO through the season have been Kindergarten £7175, and gold cup valued at £100; Night Pilot, £1405; Sir Cameron, £1266; Clinch, £ 1260; British Talent, £075; Rarotonga, 4950; Softly, £805: Brahman, £865; Landteyor, £660; Tea Gong, £650; High Star, £040; Transmitter, £610; Venture, £610; Bright Idea, £490; Nuna, £455; Kaimanawa, £425: Pertlnax, £425; Corot, £420; Agog, £380; Hot Shot, £300; Calula Boy, £295; Inver, £2Bsi Bisquit, £280; Biddy Girl, £270; Kadina, £253; Prival, £245; Rival, £•220; l? A verley, £210; Boy Lu, £200; Golden Bonnet, £200; Royal Appellant, £200; and Royal Message, £2OO. The iist below £2OO is as follows:—Silver Quex, £170; Night Hawk, £165; Aero King, £160; Paint, £140; Hunter's Rose, £130; Rara Avis, £130; Ohmaha, £120; Valmint, £200; Bronze Ora, £110; Brazilian, £00; Stratford, £BS; Marchby, £7O; Baldric, £ ,0; Beeswing, £7O; Bronzo, £7O; Miss Valerie. £6O; Orate, £SO; Bronze Emerald, £4o; The Trimmer, £45; Dependable. £45; Cherrys Ticket. £ls; British Mint, £4O; Mendelssohn, £3.5; Ringshot, £3O; Classic, £3O; Phaleron, £25; Maioro. £25; Elise, £25; Lady Reynard, £2O; Vaalso, £2O; Akanora, £10; and Happicoat, £lO.

HORSES FOR AUSTRALIA TWO HIGH-PRICED COLTS Following the yearling sales last January. 17 youngsters were shipped to Australia. A further hatch of eight destined for Sydney and Melbourne arq to be forwarded shortly. These have been broken in here and put through their early paces. They inclnde both the top-priced lots at the National Sales, the brother to Sir Crusoe, purchased by J. T.' Jamiison for lOOOgns., and the Foxbridge —Gay Sheila colt bought by the same buyer for 950gns. t _ . . . . The Gay Sheila colt, a first foal, has grown and lengthened splendidly, and is expected to give a good account of himself, as he is an excellent mover. The Defoe—Hine wehi colt looks all over the makings of a good horse.

ENGLISH OAKS VICTORY FOR COMMOTION The result of the English Derby was cabled to New Zealand, but not the Oaks. This is now to hand by Australian mail. It shows that trainer F. Darling completed the double when the filly Commotion beat Tnrkana and Dancing Time and nine other fillies. Dancing Time started at odds-on. The achievement has been nicknamed the "whisky double" because Owen Tudor. " Darling's Derby winner this year, is owned bv Mrs. Macdonald-Buchanan, daughter of the late Lord Woolavington, and Commotion s owner is Mr. J. A. Dewar. Lord Woolavington was formerly Mr. James Buchanan and was the first and only Lord Woolavington. Commotion is a bay filly by the French-bred horse Mieuca, son or Massine, for whom Sir Victor Sasoon paid £60,000 a few years ago, from Riot, by Colorado, sire of Melfort (imp.). , from Lady Juror, by Son-in-Law' from Lady Josephine, dam of tne brilliant filly Mumtaz Mahal, who was grand-dam of the Derby winner Mahmoud.

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ELLERSLIE HORSES, New Zealand Herald, Volume LXXVIII, Issue 24011, 8 July 1941

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