Deceiul-cr 3. The Feilding Jockey Chib had a met succesi ful meeting on Wednesday and 'Thursdpy last. The weatlier on the opening day was fine and warm but on tile second day simply atrociousrain and wind, with an occasional thunderstorm. On the holiday the clvb ran a special train from \\ eliuigton, returning the same evening. It was well patronised. On boih days there was a good crowd The totalisator turnover amounted to jE'2'2,360, v.hich is' £3670 ahead of last year. 'Ihe starters in the 10 events numbered -207 — an average oi 13 per race. This takes some beating. The only thing wanting about the lacing was a few dect it hurd.c horses. The stakes lor the open events were too good for the class of horses which competed lor them. Deioe ran. like a pig both days. Pushful ran last the first day and won on the second, when Dug. Watt took him to the front and never gave the others any chance. Tlie Strenuous gelding was probably the best of the loz. Xris-sa, who hap: nob raced since the Grand Xational meeting, managed to save his backers their money each day. Jeanne d'Albret won fiom end. to. end the hrst day, and paid £10 m a field of five. Mr Henrys must have Deen impressed with the performance, as he raised her 18ib. She is not even a good second-rater. Everyone was pleased to see .Bob .ningan get a nin, as he has been having a bad run iate.y. Laura was started on the second day, but was evidently out for schooling purposes. The winners of the Hurdles were sired by Merrie England and Strenuous, sons of St. (jsorge. Westguard was started in the Hack Hurdles on the hrst day, and finished last. Rungarawa, who is Hard to beat once he gets in front, -won, from end to end m the smart time of 2min 51sec. Three other innners were better backed, and Rungaxawa paid -£6 13s. Repulse, -who ' acted as runner up to JRuugarawa, received most support on the second day, but went down to Vivacity, who accepted on the first day, but ' was withdrawn m favour of Morpeth, also by _ Crackshot, and hailing from Gisborne. Viva-" city is from Frivolity, by Opa.wa-Crinoime, and is full biother to Tcha. Joe Chamberlain came out of his shell by winning the big race each day. After his' forward running last winter he was talked about for the Cup. He went w^ong, and his trainer, M. M'Grath, of Opaki, sent him home, to his owner. The horse has since been trained by - his owner on a private track at Mangamaire, in the Pabiatua district. The dam of Joe Chamberlain, Lady d'Eau, by Jet d'Eau — Forlorn iiope, with the free service of Bonnie Scotland, was presented by Mr Gollan to » friend, and Joe Chamberlain was the lesult. The soft going on the second day suited his pins, which are dicky. Convoy only appeared on the second day, when he just failed t6 concede the winner a stone and a-hal'f. This is bad luck for Mr Young, as the horse will he ' kept up in the weights. Cannie Chiel was made favourite both days, but did not go well. v Asteroid ran her best race on the first day. She was asked to meet the winner on 6lb better terms on the second day, but was not started. The soft going- would have suited her." Full"' Cry is right out of form, and Fleka. ran disappointingly. Bounce has gone off, since Wellington. Heroism" and Armistice were in front for-oieariy a mile and a-quarter the first 'day. Kremlin ga^e » glimpse of his best form in the Flying. He settled^ Matuku, who is better ; over five' furlongs than six,*somftwhat easily at I the finish. Black Reynard, who was not rnuab fancied, was going well at the iinish. Tessera, started on the rails, and never got out. Kremlin's connections fancied his chance on the second day, -but on account of the rain lie was withdrawn at the last minute after T. Wilson had been weighed out. Punters then went solidly for Black Raynard, but he was never ' prominent. The Stake, one of Stuart "Wadaell's team, came away at the turn and won handidlyl , He paid £36 Is to 22 backers. * ' After the way Waitoa settled Joe Chamberlain over a mile and arquarter on the second day of the Carterton meeting the hack event 3 looked fair things for the Wairarapa horse, "but he ran poor raoes both days. Seagull, by St. Leger— -Gannet, scored her first victory in tihe Maiden Plat*. Fancywork, by The Workman — Variety, was second. Next day she won the>. Scurry. Trephine, by Auric— Oceana, was favourite for the Maiden. It was his first appearance, and he did riot get a clear run in the big field. Cyrene, by Cyrenian— Chic, was given out as a good) thing for the Scurry, but he did not nave the best of the mud scramble. Both horses will win at the Christmas meetings, if not before. The best of the hacks at - ! the meeting were St. Joe, Catspaw, Kudu, Douche, Ra,pids, Ngaiaxua, and Maniopoto. The latter was given a< eannot-iose chance in .the Fitzroy Hack Flying, but came with a late run and ju3t missed * place. On the second day he found seven furlongs too far, and JSTgatarua beat him comfortably, 'me horses named should be worth following at the holiday meetings. -•' Golden Vein scored in first-class style in the ', Welter, when he appeared right out of it at the turn. Auratus scored nicely on the second day, when Kaharoa . again let his supporters >- down. J. Vincent oanie down to Otaki yesterday an^ took back to Hastings- witn him a two-year-old 001-fc by Stepniak — Passeropculo. Sir George Clifford's teairn and L. H. Hewitt went south to-day. H. Cutts will probably bring the same horses up to the Manawatu meeting. W. " Davis will probably be represented af the Woodville meeting by St. Winifred, Windi and Ropa. G-. Price is going short to ride the latter 7.4 in the big handicap. * Dave Chapman informed me at F eliding that he would be taking Blessebo and Contingent to the West Coast next week for the holiday meetings there. Both are pretty -well, and should pay their way in the hack class. Mr Prosser will take jfeoris and Ghoorka/ to Auckland for the Cup meeting.
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Otago Witness, Otago Witness, Issue 2647, 7 December 1904
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