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RACING NEWS.

FIXTURES. August 15, 17. —Canterbury J.C. August 24.—Pakuianga H.C, August 24. —Hawke’s Bay H.C. August 28.—Dannevirke R.C. August 29.—Dannevirke H.C, August 31.—Taranaki H.C. September 4, s.— Marton J.C. September 7.—Otago H.C. September 12, 14. Wanganui J.C. September 21.—Ashburton County R.C September 21.—Napier Park R.C. September 21. 23.—Avondale J.C. September 20, 27.—Geraldine R.C. September 28.—Hawke’s Bay J.C. October 2.—Munawatu H.C. October 2.—Birchwood H.C, October s.—Kurow J.C. October 5 ; 7.—Auckland R.C. October 10. 12.—Dunedin J.C. October 17. 19. South Canterbury J.C. October 19.—Masterton R.C. October 24, 26. — Poverty Bay Turf Club. October 20, 28.—Wellington R.C. October 26. 30.—Waikato R.C. October 28.—Waverley R.C.’ October 28.—Waikato H.C. October 28.—Waipawa County R.C. October 28.—North Canterbury R.C. October 28, 30.—Gore R.C. November 2.—Carterton R.C. November 2.—Bunks Peninsula R.C. November 7, 9. —Whangarei E.C. November 11, 13. 10.—Canterbury J.C. By Sentinel. Ld Touquet won the French Grand National by four lengths. The distance is four miles. Easter Hero took the lend at the start, and was leading by 100 yards when he injured his back at a water jump, and had to be pulled up. The stopping of the horse in the straight caused a. great sensation, as he had been very heavily backed, and started favourite. It is thought that the injury will not permanently affect the champion. The North Derby, run at Newcastle (England) at the end of June, wae won by Lemon Car, with John Dory second, and Quarter Sessions third. The winner is by Lemonora from Muscari, by Rochester, t Lemonora is by the Derby winner, Lemberg (half-brother to Dayardo) out of Honora, by Gallinule. Lemonora was himself a good horse, and won among other races the Grand Prix de Paris. He was second in the Two Thousand Guineas and third in the Derby. John Dory was favourite, and Lemon Car started at 7 to 1. He ran the mile and a-half in 2min 32 3-ssec. .

While satisfied with the result of the friendly invasion, Mrs Hertz, it is understood, would keep Heigh' - Count in training if British and French owners- would return the compliment by sending to the United States the best available representatives of each- country for the purpose of competing again B l the .nativebred horses (says London Sporting Life If this could be arranged, the Arlington Park racecourse at Chicago (of which Mr Hertz is chairman of the Executive Committee) would inaugurate a race to be known as the International Gold Cup, to be decided over any distance from two to two miles and a-haif, the cup to be of the value of the Ascot Gold Cup (£500), with £20,000 added.

There was an extraordinary scene at Olympia when the jumping for the Casani Gold Cup took place. Among the competitors was Broncho, that remarkable bay gelding owned by Brigadier Malise Graham, D. 5.0., of Melton Mowbray (says an English exchange). Broncho, now 25 years old, has been described as the most popular hunter in England. This is no exaggeration, for directly his number was announced, the large assembly commenced to cheer. He entered, ridden by the colonel, who was all smiles, amid a real scene of enthusiasm, which was renewed every time the veteran cleared an obstacle. He did not make a mistake all the wav round, and he cantered out, with the colonel saluting, amid a tornado of cheering. Broncho is a remarkable horse He was ridden by Field-marshal Allenby during the war, and then came back to England to win a succession of notable triumphs in the jumping arena. With y°-Graham he yon the King’s Cup 111 1926, defeating the horses of every nation, and he nearly succeeded in accomplishing the feat on two other occasious. His best year, however, was in 1927, when in every competition in which he participated, he did not lose a point. On this occasion, Broncho shared first place in i“ e Tir O ?P™- tI ?P with Ski Pton, exhibited by Mr F. W. Poster, of Derby, which won nf C- rP ° n i first day. The performance or Broncho was. m the circumstances, remarkable, and although it may be the last tune he jumps at Olympia, he will never be forgotten. Horomea’s prospects at Riccarton this week will be improved if rain falls. She raced three_ times at Trentham last month f? r and a second, galloping through the mud as if it was the only ground she knew.

Kawini was the veteran of the Grand National field. He had started twice previously, . running second to Peter Maxwell and being unplaced in Beau Cavaher a year. He looks as well as ever. Vertigern developed a leg trouble some time after winning the Paul Memorial Handicap at the Taranaki Jockey Club’s meeting last February, with the result that he had to be placed out of commission. The Australian-bred gelding has come round satisfactorily, and he was transported to Wanganui recently with a, view to being got ready for an early race. Vertigern showed himself up attractively when he carried 8.3 to victory in the decision of the Wellington Cup run at Trentham last January, and it is to be rfioped that his owner. Mr Charles Elgar, will have the satisfaction of witnessing his colours again carried prominently by the highly-bred son of Eossendalc.

TROTTING. FIXTURES. August 16,—N.Z. Metropolitan T.C. August 31,—Auckland Trotting Club, Relief Fund Meeting. September 7.—New Brighton T.C. October 6.—Wellington T.C. October s.—Methven T.C. October 12.—Waikato T.C. October 19.—New Brighton T.C. October 26, 28.—Auckland T.C. November 12, 14, 15.—N.Z, Metropolitan T.CNovember 15, 16.—Nelson T.C. November 16.—Wellington T.C. November 27, 30.—Forbury Park T.C. December 26.—Ashburton T.C. December 26.—Gore T.C. December 26, 27.—Westport T.C. December 26, 28.—South Wairarapa T.C. December 27, 28, 31.—Auckland T.C. December 28.—Winton T.C. December 30.—Inangahua T.C. January 1,2. —Canterbury Park T.C. January 3.—Westland T.C. January 4, 6.—Greyraoutb T.C. January 11.—Timaru T.C. January 18.—Wellington T.C. January 30, February 1. —Forbury Park T.C. February B.—N.Z. Metropolitan T.C. February 22.—Kaikoura T.C. February 22, 26.—Otahuhu T.C. March I.—Waikato T.C. March 5, 6.—lnvercargill T.C. » By Sentinel. So far as the Metropolitan Club’s meeting his gone it has produced three double winners. This fact will no doubt be taken by some as a peg on which to hang criticism of the new system of handicapping. The 4.21 registered by Padlock in the big race at Addington yesterday stamps him as one of the most, brilliant racehorses that have circled tracks in New Zealand. Logan Hanlon stepped a smart mile to win at Addington yesterday, and the Logan Pointer gelding should race prominently again on Friday. Logan Chief was always prominent in the August Handicap on the opening day of the_ Addington meeting, being in third place in the early stages, and be was just headed off in the final run to the post by Glideaway for fourth place. The track was to the liking of the big pacer, who has been showing good form in his training work. The Nelson pacer, Marshal Nei], was well backed in the mile saddle event on the opening day at Addington, but he was done with more than a-quarter of a mile from hpjne. Up to this point he had been showing up prominently. The class was a fairly tight one, and it came somewhat as a surprise to find Marshal Neil so well backed-

Linkman, who is by Matchlight from a mara by Harold Dillon, haa been a. good stake earner, and was one of the most improved pacers racing last season. He is fast approaching the best class, and Is equally at home in short or long races. L. O. Thomas has been very successful with the trotter Lady Fan, who has gone some capital races for him. In the Introductory Handicap on Saturday she went away fast, and had the lead a-quar-ter of a mile from home. She could not withstand the finishing effort of Koro Peter, however, and finished second. It looks as though she is best suited to a mile and a-half journey. Zenith's showing in the August Handicap at Addington on Saturday was a surprise, Making a great beginning,-Zenith seemed to get over the ground at a good speed in the early stages, compared with the other horses excepting the winner. Zenith did not quite see out the final bit of the race, but he finished up in third place. Fight Ever, who is now in Kelson Price’s stable, paced one of his best races in the International Handicap at Addington, finishing second after being prominent all the way. The roan pacer is partial to soft tracks. , St. Bridget, who was well backed in the mile saddle event at Addington on Saturday, put up a creditable effort, as she met with trouble going along the back stretch. The Methven-owned and New Brighton-trained mare may be seen to better advantage on a dry track, as she has a lot of speed.

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RACING NEWS., Otago Daily Times, Issue 20796, 15 August 1929

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