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The Ashburton Trotting Club'e meeting will be commenced to-morrow, and there -are indications that it will prove one of the most sucoessful fixtures in the history of the club. The fields for most. of the events are large, and the presence of a number of high-class performers, including Dick Ply, Verax, Redchild, Florin, Prince War beck and Emmeline, should ensure good racing. The club' has recently laid down a new traqk on the Ashburton County Racing Club's course, and it will be used for the first time this week. A special train will leave Christchurch each day at 10 a.m., returning after the last race and reaching Christchuroh at 7.5 p.m. The Auckland-bred horse, Master Delayal, figures among the nominations for the' Viceroy's Cup, which will be decided at ' Calcutta this month. , V Shortly before the last mail left England it was announced that Neil Gpw would .not be raced again this season; this decision being probably due to the fact that his temper grew worse at each public appearance. According to the opinions of many good judges, Neil Q-ow is the best two-year-old of the season, and this view was confirmed by the handicappers, as in the Free Handicap, decided at Newmarket late in October, he was placed 3lb above Lemberg and 81b above Admiral Hawke and Whisk-broom. 1 Neil Gow, who is by Marco— Chelandry, is a halfbrother to Traquair, who is now _t the stud in Australia., ...,■' The English three-year-old Bayafdo won his tenth race for the season on October 26, when he cantered' home fifteen lengths in front of his solitary opponent, Peraua 111., in the Limekiln. Stakes at Newmarket. This brought his winnings as a three-year-ol_ up to £24,067 and for two seasons to £37,100. so that he has passed Plying Pox^ £87,000, and ia now second on the list to Donovan, who, at two and three years, won £55,158 in stakes Late English files confirm the report that Mr Fairie declined an offer of £50,000 from the Austrian Government for Bayardo.

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SPORTING., Star, Issue 9717, 7 December 1909

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SPORTING. Star, Issue 9717, 7 December 1909