NEWS AND NOTES.
Racing at Amberley to-day. Bindle is again m work at Woodville and is fairly forward. Entries for the Napier and Hastings meetings close to-night. Acceptances for the Otaki and Avondale meetings are due to-night. - Sasanof has again ricked the muscles of his shoulder and will require a spell. The Rosehill meeting takes place today. Vespucci may be a runner m the Guineas. ■ Waimatpa is again m work at Otaki, but so far his tasks have been confined to cantering. The King Mark— ldee filly, belonging to Mr. R. A. McDonald, has been sent to Otaki to be trained. Rangiata, is now becoming costly and punters are wishing G. E. Trevor's moke had never seen a racecourse. Mr. Angus Keith's starting at Awapuni was very good despite the fact that he had some awkward horses to deal with. In the Manawatu Hunt Cup both Tirau and Gaekwar were going well when they fell at the spar fenoe half a mile from home. Lady General does not seem to have lost any of her pace and the cranky daughter of General Latour may win shortly. Larkspur showed a lot of pace m the Maiden at Awa-puni, and the Dannevirke gelding may win a hack race when the company is not over strong. The Manawatu Hunt Club was very fortunate m getting such a good totalisator turnover, more especially, as commission books were not m use. The surprise of the Manawatu Hunt Club meeting, was the good price paid by Royal Park who, on Taranaki form, should have been better backed. C. Butler, who scored on Printemps at Awapuni, was having his first mount m public. ' This speaks well for the lad who is apprenticed to A. ■ Goodman. Old Papatere again did his owner a good turn when he won the Manawatu Hunt Cup. He was well handled by Alan McDonald, but the wa,y was paved for him by several of the others falling. The open hurdle race, at Wanganul, will not be a very exciting affair. Eleven horses were entered, but .three of them are from one stable and another is m two races. J. H. Jefferd is sending Humbug to Wanganul for the Guineas and after seeing him race there the trainer named will hasten to Avondale. to see Gasbag performing. Disappointment was expressed that the new number board at Awapuni was not m operation last week. It is the most up-to-date affair m the Dominion and is worked from underground. ' Revocation gave a good exhibition m the Hack Hurdles at Awapuni and he' should not be long m crediting his owner with, a stake. The old gelding looks wonderfully well. Mr. G. D. Beatson fully expected Miramar to win the Hunters' Hurdles at Awapuni, but after being out m front for a mile the Sylvia Park gelding faded away and finished out of a place. There will be plenty of racing at the ©nd of the month. Wanganui will kick off on September 23 and 25, Avondale on September 25 and 29, and Otaki on September 27 and 28. Gasbag was a red hot order m the Waikanae Handicap at Awapuni and with an ounce of luck he would have won. The race will do him a whole lot of good and he may win a race at Avondale. F. L. Bullock, eon of Frank Bullock, the jockey, Is getting some riding practice m England, and R. Day, to whom he la apprenticed, has great hopes of making a capable light-weight of him. Sportsmen will regret to .hear that the brilliant Gloaming has developed bleeding troubles. May be the ailment will not turn out serious, but the son of The Welkin will not want to be weak at all when he has to tackle Poitrel and Co. Class was not a strong feature of the Manawatu Hunt Club fields. But who wants class? The public don't care as long as they have something to bet on and clubs only care about the totolisator returns. Both Spion Kop and the Oaks winner, Charlebelle, met with trouble m the Grand Prix de Paris, won by .Comrade. According to "Robin Hood," Spion Kop was treated like a shuttlecock, while Charlebelle was kicked three times. A recent visitor to the Woodville tracks states that Desert Gold's fullsister is a well-grown filly. F. Davis is giving her plenty of time, but In the little sprinting that she has done she has shown herself to bo possessed of plenty of pace. There is NO system of betting which will ensure the punter of winning. All possible systems — backing first favorites, second or third favorites, jockeys' mounts, newspaper tips, etc., have been tried; and all have broken down m the end, though they may give- good results for a time. R. S. Sievler's temporary license to train, granted him at the beginning of the season, has been withdrawn by the English Jockey Club. Sievier has an excellent record as a trainer. One of his winners was Royal Bucks, who took the Lincolnshire Handicap and City and Suburban Handicap last year. The fact' that the Whangarei Racing Club Is this year holding its meeting on the Avondale course, will be a throw-in for the Auckland owners, who can race their horses without travelling expenses. The programme is a good one, and owners should note that entries close tonight. Mr. U. Shannon, who made such a good impression on his first appearance m the box at the Wairarapa Racing Club's meeting at Tauherenlkau last Easter, has been appointed judge for the Taratahi-Car'terton Racing Club and the Masterton Racing Club's Spring meeting next month. Southern sportsmen will be interested m the programme for the Otago Hunt Club's meeting, which is to be held on the Wingatui course on Saturday, October 30". There is a card of eight events, and all classes are catered for. The smallest stake- during the afternoon is worth £100. Previously the opinion" has been held that the progeny of The Tetrarch could not stay and the failures of Tetratema to get a distance helped this theory to gain ground. However, last week Caligula, a son of the mighty grey, won the St. Leger Stakes, and at the sales the same week, the progeny of his sire, fetched big prices. .. ■ The question of racing expenses from the owner's point of view is being widely discussed m England, and has developed into a wrangle between a certain section of racehorse owners and racecourse executives.. The wealthy patrons of sport do not feel the heavy cost of travelling for horses, but many owners find it difficult to bear the burden m these abnormal times. Man o' War, the great three-year-old, who 'is at present carrying all before him m the States, is owned by Mr. G. Riddle. A chestnut colt by Fair Play from Mahubah — Man o 1 War cost only £C oas a yearling. Money would not buy him now and he is being proclaimed the best horse the American turf ever saw. . On the morning that he won The Withers Stakes, an event for three-year-olds, m May, he was timed to run a furlong m 10 1-5 seconds. It is expected that he will win £50,000 m stakes. "The Drone" writes: "With recent bookmaking legislation 'm mind arid judging by the apathy of law and order m this Dominion, the following extract from the 'Bulletin,' August 19, might with advantage be stuck m the shack of the average John Hops. Thus 'Dido' : "Business Jobbery, etc., I have, a fresh plea for the tote In .Victoria. Any scamp who gets into trouble ■, hereabouts, and seeks to prove himself a useful member o£ society, invariably asserts that he is a bookmaker's clerk. Either the community of bookmaker's clerks .Is singularly maligned and unfortunate, or it contains 90 per cent, of the rogues and vagabonds of the State, It is the opinion of the police that 'bookmaker's clerk' is an elastic term and covers more sins' than charity, and Is the last resort of the afflicted blackguard. With the tote In good going ordar this avenue of escape for the rogue ni'd vagabond would, of course, be very llmitrd. ai-.d n laige number of undesirables w mid be robbeel of this Jast bit of c>ver "
Ashburton on Thursday and Friday next. Otauru Kid has now won three- races on end. The Digger is being schooled over hurdles at Otaki. ' . • Otauru Kid is nothing if not consistent. He looks like scoring again. The owner of Diamond Nap will be : getting a bit siclc of chasing Otauru Kid. Prodigal looked the best of good things m the Maiden at Awapuni, and he duly materialised. Sir Fanciful is now trained by A. D. Webster, who intends trying the Rokeby gelding over hurdles. Humbug's two-year-old sjster has de- ; veloped a cold and may be unable to race m the Hawke's Bay • stakes next j month. i Grange was out m front with Trentham ' Rose for a mile m the Hack Hurdles at Awapuni, but they both tired to nothing ; from this point. 1 Better Luck, who is held on lease by Mr. W. H. Gainsford, was the best con- , ditiolied horse m the Bracelet at Ay/a--puni, and ably handled by J. Morris, he _ never looked like getting beaten. j There is a rumor going the rounds ! that Mr. W. R. Kemball contemplates re- : clucing his lengthy team and that he will effect this by selling all his jumpers. G. Price is having no luck with his young ones and several of them have 1 been giving him trouble of late. One by Absurd that was thought to be a bobby- ! dazzler, hit himself and will require a spell. Vespucci made some amends for the Gloaming disaster by winning the Novice Handicap at Tattersall's meeting on Saturday. Vespucci is a big overgrown three-year-old by yarco, but he can gallop and may improve to anything. The Epsom favorite, Chrysolaus, seems to be a better hprse now than he was last season. He won the Chelmsford Stakes, 9 furlongs, m record time and i beat the besf class. He will be shorter i than over now for the Epsom Handicap next month. Gorgos, the French stallion, has died m France. In 1906 Gorgos, who was then the property of Mr. Arthur James, won the Two Thousand Guinens. As a two-year-old he Avon the July Stakes at Newmarket, and m the year of his classic success deadheated with Prince William for the Lewes Stakes. •He was sold privately to go to France, where he has sired a number of useful horses, Y^hich include Sourbier, who recently won the French Dorby, Gorgorite, Listman, Bridaine, and others.
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NEWS AND NOTES., NZ Truth, Issue 776, 18 September 1920
NEWS AND NOTES. NZ Truth, Issue 776, 18 September 1920
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