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V.R.C. Grand National Hurdles won by Bribery. "War Cloud has entered C. Weal's stable. Sir Gilead will be taken up later on and tried over jumps. Phaetonitis "s reported to be looking remarkably well just now. Auratus is being schooled at Wanganui and is apparently going on all right. Lady Annie has been lame, but the trouble appears to have been only temporary. Sir Tristram broke his neck on board the steamer before reaching Melbourne. Solana started a four to one favourite for the V.R.C. G.N. Hurdles, and finished second. Probable apears to be doing badly in his jumping essays over the schooling hurdles at Riccarton. It was given out recently that Pink'un had been sold, but it transpires that he is still owned by D. J. Price. Mr P. Martin, the veteran Hawke's Bay trainer, has turned boniface. and taken the Criterion Hotel at Napier. The famous English training establishment. Danebury, was recently brought under "the hammer, but was bought in at £12,000. Slow Tom is said to be looking in good health, but backward, and it is thought he will need hurrying along if he is to be got fit for the National. Achilles is doing light exercise at Wellington. It is anticipated that his owner will shortly decide the question between the race-track and stud. The late George Fordham, one of the world's most famous riders, was riding for about 26 years, and in that period steered over 2587 winners. The starting price of Bribery, winner of the V.R.C. Grand National Hurdles, was not qtioted in the cabled result. His victory was a big surprise. " In addition to their entry for the C.J.C. Grand National Steeplechase, Irish and Loch Fyne have been entered for the Beaufort and Lincoln Steeplechases. The West Australian racing siump continues. At the recent Boulder Meeting there was a big shrinkage in the totalisator returns, only £10,459 being handled, as against £29,1'z6 last year. Mahoe is reported to have so far recovered from his mishap at Wanganxii to warrant the belief that lie can be got into good form again by the time of the Grand Nationals. John Peel, schooled with Phaetonitis one morning recently at Riccarton, refused after going once round, his rider, MeCluskey, being thrown and sustaining a broken collar bone. Phaetonitis fenced capitally. At Memphsis (U.S.A.) an owner started three horses in a race and backed the trio for wins and places. They finished one, two, three, btit a protest entered against them for "fouling" the fourth horse being sustained, all three were disqualified. The French four-year-old Maintenon, who has been retired from the turf, cost Mr Vanderbilt £924 as a yearling, and won him £86,331 in stakes. . In all, Maintenon won 11 races out of, 16 starts, and only once missed a place. A strained tendon brought about bis retirement.
Loch Fyne was brought back to Auckland on Saturday last. Porirua has changed hands and . goes to the stud at Masterton. Lion Heart finished in the ruck in! ■ the V.R.C. Grand National Hurdles. Maniapoto has been scratched for ; the A.J.C. Epsom and Metropolitan ' Handicaps. ; Poverty Bay Turf Club made a working profit for the season of just under £1000. Idasa and Stronghold continue to do good schooling work over the hurdles at Riccarton." Lionheart was well supported in. Auckland at starting price for the V.R.C. G.N. Hurdles. Annoyed, Loch Fyne and Bonomiana had a strong Auckland following on the first day of the Gisborne Meeting. ■ Muia Ahi, a late inmate of Cunningham's stable at Onehunga, won the first time of asking at the Gisborne Meeting. The Wellington Winter Meeting opens on Saturday, 20th inst. The Steeplechase is run on the second day, the 24th inst. Evenlode is under a bit of a cloud. He has a suspicious looking fore-leg, and his prospects for the Grand National are doubtful. Aqua Regia, Engraver, Vizier, Silica. Annoyed an - Loch Fyne were brought up from Gisborne by the Mokoia on Sunday last. Haydn is being kept going at Ellerslie. doing strong work, but the general opinion appears to be that he gallops minus his old dash. Hova died recently in Australia. Hova was one of Mr W. R. Wilson's purchases at the break-up sale of the N.Z. Stud Co. in 1890. The electric judging machine being used at the Auckland Athletic Sports Meetings is giving every satisfaction, especially in cases of dead heats. Auckland bookmakers missed being knocked on a solid commission from Gisborne for the first day's racing. This through the wires being down. ' Inniskillen, who was "beefy" " when he ran at Ellerslie in June, is ? fining down, and promises to be in fit condition by the time of the C.J.C. Grand Nationals. Mr A. Tooman was present at Gisborne to see his mare, Bonomiana, run at the meeting there, and after the mare's victory he disposed of her to a Gisborne sportsman for 70gs. A piece of bad luck occurred to the owner of Capulet on the eve of j the Caiilfield Grand Nationals, his horse striking himself in a gallop, . rendering necessary his being scratched for Caulfield engagements. The English papers state that D. Maher and B. Lynham were approached in turn with a view to riding Orby in the Derby, but neither could accept, which was a slice of luck for J. Reiff, who had the mount. Paritutu's first attempt over _ hurdles will be watched with interest. He has been allotted lOst. 91b in the Wellington Hurdles, and if started will find himself in the company of some tried and good hurdlers. Mr R. Blaikie reports that a fair amount of business has been transacted in double betting on the C.J.C. Grand National, but that the majority of speculators are waiting, for the weights to come to hand. All the Auckland representatives ' failed on the opening day at the 4 recent Gisborne Meeting. On the * second day, Bonomiana got home in the Hurdles, with Aqua Regia * second, and Loch Fyne won the Xc ; Hapara Steeplechase. .* It was stated the other day that.' 1 ■ the declaration of the Wellington^ ■ Steeplechase weights had been post- ; poned until the 15th inst. Someone appears to have been misinformed/ 1 . as the weights duly appeared last,, , Monday. Kiatere is given the postf t of honour with 13st. 31b, Phaetonitis; t coming next with 12st. Haydn! ap-^ pears fairly well in with lOst. 181bJ^ j as do Waitarere and Irish with 'lOstf! L 91b each. Romany Lad has XOsfcs ,5U> . . -i ;. ..,...■■ ' . ■ £
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Cap and Jacket, Observer, Volume XXVII, Issue 43, 13 July 1907
Cap and Jacket Observer, Volume XXVII, Issue 43, 13 July 1907
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