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NEWS AND NOTES.

Kohu hit himself while racing m the Natipnal Hurdles and will require a long spell. When racing prominently m the National Hurdles, Gaylight fell and broke his neck. Dribble is to be trained at Rlccarton where her owner has other horses m W. McDonald's stables. • In the Trial- Hurdles at the C.J.C. meeting the Bouthern-owned Samiel broke his leg and was destroyed. . • Ladogeur made a splendid showing In the National Hurdles, but it evidently got to the bottom of him as he ran badly on Saturday. Falstaff shaped badly In his only start at Riccarton. The well-bred Comedy King gelding is not seasoned enough yet for the Straight fences at Riccarton. Golden Grape gave a very good exhibition of Jumping at Riccarton, but his staying was deficient.- He is now a' good age but he will be very useful m the hunting field. During the progress of the Riccarton meeting Mr. Parker, of Gisborne, was negotiating for the purchase of Checkmate, but he dwelt on the deal, so Mr. W. Stone, of Invercarglll, stepped In and bought the Antagonist gelding, who should pay his way well In. the South Island as ha runs a mile m good style.

Rose Pink went wrong at Rlccarton and will need a let up. Hylans cost his present owner about £80, and already he has won six races with him. Signysian is very useful amongst the hunters, but when these races are not available he fails. There were ■ several southern buyers after Golden Petal, but the owner want--1 ed tqo much for the chestnut. Lochella did not jump with his usual dash 'in the National Steeples and he got rid of his rider at the third fence. Fisher" shaped badly m the Jumpers' Flat, but he ran a good race m both the National and Sydenham Hurdles. Lawsuit is a. greatly improved horse In his jumping, and his win m the Aylesbury Steeples was richly deserved. San Sabastian is a good jumper, but he does not put any heart into his work when anything tackles him m a race. Mentmore ran a fair race m the Trial Hurdles m which he finished third, but his subsequent showing was very poor. All Serene jumped very badly m the Hunters' Hurdles at the C.J.C. meeting otherwise he would have beaten Signysian. The Washdyke trainer, Sam Trilford, had to keep to the stand at Riccarton, owing to being crippled with rheumatism. The Hastings trainer, J. M. Cameron, has been ill during the last week, but at latest -advices he was considerably improved. By an error the Grand National Steeples was run over 3% miles and a furlong which explains the time taken to run the race. Golden Kip has gone ri^ht oT, and tliough raced each day at Ricoarion he did not get m the money. He Is m need of a spell. Bombproof, winner of the Trial Hurdles at the C.J.C. meeting, looks like being very useful as a jumper ln the South Island. After making a good showing m the National* Oakleigh started favorite m the Beaufort Steeples, and m a weak field he won easily.. Golden Prince is a quick jumper and very fast on the flat. He soon strung out the field m the Enfield Steeples and led all the way. Calma was a quiet tip for the Trial Hurdles, but when making a forward move at the half-mile she hit a fence and came down. The Riccarton horseman, A. Wormald, was m the boom last week when he steered three jumpers to victory. He was on Bombproof, Bill Terry and Lawsuit. Crib was lucky to pick up a good stake by winning the Lincoln Steeples for his owner. Had Coalition and Oakleigh stood up they would both have beaten the southerner. Merry Lad has run his last race and is now to be turned out on Mr. Alex. Henderson's station at Oxford. The lastnamed used to race steeplechasers and he stljl has a soft spot for a jumper. Master Strowan was lame on and off for a week prior to the National, m which he ran off at the post and rails the second time. He was prominent In behind the leaders when this occurred. Kauri King was a very fit horse last week and his two victories at tho C.J.C. meeting were easily achieved. It was the common view that better handled he would have won the National Hurdles. Coalition was a very fit horse at Rlccarton, and Harry Cutts who had been looking after him while J. Lowe was m the north, would not hear of his defeat. The' Patrpnus gelding gave a splendid exhibition' of jumping and duly arrived. Old Tatiml met with a lot of bad luck In the Trial Hurdles, but on the second day he won nicely and those who backed up on him, got more than even. On Saturday he was stepped out again but General Petaln easily accounted for him. * Tho North Island sportsmen present at Riccarton were surprised to find Will Oakland made favorite m the Winter Cup. His backers did not get a run for their money as his rider was too anxious at the barrier and caught the tapes, completely spoiling his chances. He scored m the concluding event after Choking off most of his supporters by failing °n th « middle day. Inquiries made regarding a worker's wife's complaint that there Is no lavatory accommodation for women m tho St. Le?er enclosure at Trentham, elicited tho information that all gates are freo to ladies, and they are invited by posted notices to go inside. This should meet any inconvenience the ladies would be put to by the building alterations which are being made. Guanaclo took charge at the end of half a mile m. the National Steeples, and the lead was not wrested from him till the last fence where Coalition headed him and beat him home. After the race Guanaco was found to be lame and his rider stated that the horse had ricked himself at the second fence from home. It was bad luck for his conn-actions, but lie is a- thoroughly sound horse and will be more than useful next season. Hcathersprig was unlucky at Rlccarton. where he ran two seconds. The bay gelding is very useful but he would probably do better if tried m behind the leaders instead of always being sent out to win from end to end. A. J. McFlinn does hot often pursue these tactics on a horse and it is surprising to find him adopting them m the case of Heathersprig unless, of course, It is that he is carrying out instructions.

Thrace seems to have trained off. and he ran much below form last week. Paraoa went wrong while contesting the National Hurdles and ho will require a spell. Mr. G. L. Stead is making arrangements to have his team trained at Te Awamutu. John Bunny stripped very bis at l»lccarton, where each race improved him. H,e will be handy at Avondale. Sir Fanciful had four races at the C.J.C. meeting, but it was not until the last attempt that he got into a place. Hurry Up only had one race at Riccarton when he shaped very badly. Evidently he is not partial to soft going. The weight and the heavy goiijg seemed to anchor Bill Terry on Saturday and he jumped very badly m the Aylesbury Steeples. Mannish raced very badly at Riccarton, so J. Lowe decided to Jet some one else have him. His owners concurred with this view. Up to the time he fell m the National Hurdles, All Talk had been out m front with Deviation and had been jumping really well. Hetaua is not himself and he was one of the last to finish m the Winter Cup. He is to be spelled before being asked to race again. That good mare Sembric has again been giving J. McKendry trouble and she is to be retired to the stud and mated with Gay Lad. Gossard is only a pony, and welterweights beat him, but R. Longley should win a race with him at some of the spring meetings. It was. noticeable that Gamecock ran considerably better m the Trial Hurdles at Rlccarton than he did at Amber ley the week previous. H. Lorigan intends returning his riding license and will go into business for himself. It is also stated that Ranji Thompson has ridden his last race. A. J. McFlinn and C. Emerson were both at Woodville this week riding work. Tho former was on T. Lloyd's horseß and Emerson was assisting F. Davis. Several buyers were after Carmine .at Ricdarton. but when the owner asked four figures for the All Red gelding the business was not gone on with. Tempo was under offer to a Christchurch owner last week. The Maniopoto gelding will be more than useful m hack hurdle races m the south island. Cheer oh, boys; Just because we lost our brass it's no good of joining the sob squad. We've got this consolation, money is no use m either of the H's, where we're all bound for. A feature of the C.J.C. meeting was the large army -of female punters present. As one of them remarked: "The greatest favor you can bestow on a woman is to find her a good racing tip, even though you take the risk of her becoming 'catty^', if it loses." The English jockey, "Arthur Smith, had a, tragic experience m connection with the last two Derbys. Last year he had the choice of two mounts and chose Dominion instead of Grand Parade (the winner) and this year he was taken off Spion Kop at the last minute and put on Sarchedon. * Waimai seems to have seen his best day, and though he got round safely m the National he never threatened danger. He wag also a runner m the big, hurdle event but he could not go the pace. These two races evidently got to the bottom of him as he fell m the Lincoln Steeples at the game fence that brought Lochella down in 'the National. Among the refugees fortunate enough to escape from Novorossisk (Russia) a few days before the town was occupied by the Bolsheviks, were seven stallions, which had once formed part of the late Czar of Russia's Imperial stud. The horses recently arrived at Constantinople, and here they a,waited a decision as to their disposal. The seven included two which had made considerable history on the English turf — Aboyeur and Louviers. The former was given the English Derby sof 1913 upon the sensational disqualification of Craganour, and Louviers ran second to Minoru m the 1909 Blue Ribbon.

With a bit of luck High Heels would have won the Redcliffs Handicap on Saturday instead of being runner-up to Carmine. / ' r,™ b Z n , lare>1 are > the stewar ds going to buy fh^rnn h f aSS - 6S S ° that tHey nl£L y S8 « the rough-housing m races that is of so common occurrence? Two old stagers m Collector and Stone cf W l r t e sadaiecl U P to contest the Beaufort Steeples, but neither, could go wi?h£?t° c Set . a ?, d they were P ulled U P without completing the course. Lochella seems to be going off, and at no stage of the National Hurdles could \lL c - c i n^ the [eears.A *rs. His rider was S Cin bI ce n hn ?ov^ed Whenhalf th * j ° urney Brackenfleld ran a solid racn m t>>n him stretched out and the weight beat once at the meeting. J. Olsen, on Killowen, soon hit the front In the Winter Cup", and the bay JeS showed all his old pace and led a'l thf way. Heathersprig was always chLSI him and so was Dainty Step and thit pair filled the minor places af' the finish The King was present to see the Derby r»hi after , the race he inimldlately cabled the result to. his son the Prim-P of Wales Tho last-named 'received ?he news just twenty-three minutes after the on the middle day and scored easily m the Sumner Handicap, returning his sur> porters an altogether false prict. P " it is the intention of Mr. F. S. Easton S°tal^' c t A S ythaa a rtm ln the .Eclipse as H win anganui - This is good policy as it will be an easy race to win and will sharpen up the champion for his filter-Phi 01 ai T^ ins m Champion want to & J?\ fo^-year-old will not mtet S^ oam ing° rt f° f a mcc when h ° n3£ en J acf JJ g Prominently m the Isington Handicap, Loyal Arch got onto r l nwn eel ?T°V He < atherspri S and was near? S°Y, n Y he clrc umstanceg she did X ..1° fimsh m thlrd PJace. A lot of the "hard heads" had good wagers about S22UK2 Ser 4^^ 00^ 11^ With

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