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NEWS AND NOTES.

Dunedin concludes to-day. Gisborne on Thursday and Saturday next Racing at Ellerslie to-day and again pn Monday. Whenever you see a proved good horse running m a race like a blind dog m >a butcher's shop, watch out. Entries for all events at the Hawke's Bay Jockey Club's Winter meeting must be m by 8 p.m. on Friday next. You may know horses as well as Brigham Young- knew women, but this does not say you. will know how to pick winners. . G. Jones and his team are now quartered at Napier where they will remain for the winter. So far there is no talk of a trip to Sydney. What with welchers, tale-tellers, whisperers, lug-blters, short odds and suddenly slow horses, life is getting just one dern worry for sports. In addition to the full-sister to Desert Gold, Fred Davis has m his stables at Woodvtlle, a yearling by All Black, from War Talk. He is also training Lucullan for his owner. You might just as well try and teach a shark to use a toothbrush and clean its teeth, as to expect one or two owners to. have a cut when the betting market is tight. And they keep on getting away with the strangling of their steeds. Amongst the winners at Tattersall's meeting last month was Mr. W. G. Stead's cast-off. Fluency (Demosthenes — Los Vegas), who now runs m the colors of Mr. O. R. Falkiner. Fluency started favorite m the Tattersall's Stakes, one' mile, and won nicely. Tetratema won the Two Thousand Guineas m sucli convincing fashion, that keenest Judges m England look forward with confidence to his victories m the Derby and Leger, thU3 Joining celebrities like Diamond Jubilee. Flying Fox, • Rock Sand, and Galtee More, as winners of the triple crown. In view of the anticipated eclipse of Carbine's stake winning record, by a couple now racing it may be Interesting to note the earnings of some celebrated English horses: Lemberg won £30,550 m two seasons; Donovan, £55,153; and laying Fox, £40.096 m a similar period. Isinglass won £57,454 m four seasons. Other notable winners earned as follows: Bayardo, £44,533; Sceptre, ' £38,283; Pretty Polly, £37,297; Ayrshire, £35,915; Persimmon, £34,706;- -La FJeche, £34,700; Orme, £34.626; St. Frusquin, £32,960; Ormonde, £28,265. Dialo?cue is the name chosen tor the Demosthenes— Tete-a-Tete colt, ' who brought top price, 1700 guineas, at the i-fcent Rand wick yearling sales. &am Horrlern, his owner, gave 1000 guineas last voar for another New Zealand-bred cot by Kilbroney from Flowery Speech. Tills cot was called Peroration, but so far he has not been seriously trained. f-"ir Sair has ;iu?t 'eft on a trip to England He find brother Tony have been the Austral ion turf's most liberal buyer? of horse flesh (luring the past couple of years, ami only one of the purchase?, lias been able to get among the plums. .\urutn, rated as the greatest threeV pRT.-old i'r.e Australian turf. hf»s known, cued inpt voek. It was m the >relbnurne Cup rf ISM that Aiirum. then a three-vear-nld was weighted at B.fi. which he carried 'nto third plane behind the brothers. -Gaulus and The Grafted That unparalleled f?nt causer! that great sportswoman, Mrs. Livngtrv, to give Csr>r>o for Aurum. who was then Phipped tn Eng'and to win further turf honors. But Aurum did not stand a preparation m England, and so was shipped back to jMi^tralia. where, like so many other first-flight racehorses, he proved an utter stud failure.

The next Caulfield Cup will toe worth £6500. Kauri King might do a good bit better to-day than he has done for some time past. There is some talk of Eon Spec being taken to Sydney to race during the winter months. Spangle is now jumping^well at Trentham where she is regularly schooled by "W. O.Halloran.. Ahika is now trained at Levin by A. McConnon. Later on he is to be tried over fences and may be raced m the South Island. Russet and Rakaia are now trained by W. Hill at Trentliam. The same trainer will shortly get a couple Of yearlings by Odessa to train. Owners are reminded that entries for all events at the Hawke's Bay Jockey Club's Winter meeting, close to-night (Friday) at 8 p.m. There was an unprecedented ■■•'"heavy fall of hail at Trentham on Saturday last, and trainers found it impossible to work their teams. The well-known jockeys, Roy Reed and Harold Young, are shortly leaving for a' trip to the South Sea Islands. They will be away a couple of months. Rumor has it that a prominent qwner intends giving the game best, being dissatisfied with the way one. of his horses was handled at a recent meeting. After riding at the Ellerslie meeting C. Reed and A. J. McFlinn are taking the boat to Gisborne, where they have engagements on Thursday and Saturday nest. Flight Commander has been giving his trainer trouble and he may not stand much longer. The seat of the trouble is m one of his knees and he is likely to go to the pack as soon as the tracks get hard. . It is fully expected that next season the issuing of licenses will be m the hands of a committee of the Racing Conference who will issne a medallion to the successful applicants. The holding of a license will be admitted to all racecourses by showing the medallion. The Wellington Racing Club is going m for some big increases m next season's stakes. It is stated that the total amount will be worth £2000, while each of the big handicaps wiH be wdrth £ 1000 or over, while there will be no race on the programme of less than £300. "Dick" Wootton, fresh from his triumph at law over his bete noir R. S. Sevier, and wearing remarkably well, nas returned to Australia. He purposes devoting most of his attention to his station property m New South Wales, but will also do some racing, though he will not himself train his horses, some of whom are now under the care of his one-time apprentice, N. *D. Godby, at Caulfield. It is said that Sol Green laid £3000 to £260 on Artilleryman to win the St. Leger, if so he deserved all he got. Any case-hardened old-hand at the game who would lay £11 4s 7 1 A.d to 20s, m hundreds, would be game, or, crazy, enough to tickle 'the heels, of a mule with a feather duster. Last month there were eight odds-on chances at Awapunl and only two of them got home, which shows where backers will end if they follow the odds-on propositions. The Geelong Racing Club invited all the clergymen of the district to attend its autumn meeting on Saturday, April 10. The only direct acceptance was that of Yen. Arch-priest McKenna, of St. Mary's, who, with the Rev. Father Morris, attended, and was formally welcomed by the officials of the club. The Rev. A. Shaw, of the Aberdeen-street Baptist Church, said on Sunday night that he would gladly have gone to the races if he had been allowed to do so on the conditions he laid down m his replynamely, to preach the Gospel at the course. But he was emphatically of the opinion that it was wrong for a e'ersvman to attend races merely as a speculator.

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NEWS AND NOTES., NZ Truth, Issue 761, 5 June 1920

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