Whilst tho stewards were holding tho ; \ inquiry into the running of Craganour in the Derby, a prominent book- t maker, with an enormous future event j volume on the race, laid the chief sunporter of Craganour a bet of £5000 [ to £1000 'against Aboyeur. It is sal- j ; T.-iosi unnecessary to sajr that ho was | cieUghted to lose it. Aboyeur (who was awarded tho iace) was the only horso in the Derby field to run in blinkers. Tho wearing of blinkers ir. a race is prohibited in Australia vndor the new rulei,1. r News comes from Melbourne ox the death of the thoroughbred stallion Voyou. He was imported by Mr Francis Foy and run second to Mcrriwee in the Melbourne Cup. The import-fid horse Valido, whoso name a couple of months ago vra s in «veivbodv's Dvouth, still continues to win. and at the price given for hmi_Mr A. B. Cooper got a bargain. Valido, with the crusher of lOst 21b., won the Wallscnd Plattsburs Handicap on Saturdmy. beating p. good field. C." Emerson continues to make his p'-e^enee felt on the other snle. He roesntly rod f . Parita (Antonio, itn'n.—Puritan) to victory in the Juvenile Handicap at the Moorefielcl races. At the. snme nieeting: A. Oliver had the mount or Hermindale when she won tho Tvognrah Stakes. . A more -compete csw of "Kki"-1!""? the lamb" on k Large scale was never Icnowii than 'V.i connection with, tho recent r^v for the Two Thousand Guineas, stiys Mr John Cwlett, Until the dnv of its Vlecisiou not <i bet of any •description was laid oh it, but when the numbers went up they were pract.icr>.lly iaoeomn.anied by a declaration that Louvois' was not to behaved. Ev(!TVone seemed to know that he could not strido <.ver the nroverWal straw, and his price, quoted .at 25 to one. mieM jurt a% well bavo been rstnnied fo'lfiOO to 10. He had no barkers. Bookmakers in the old days ep-ijd r»ot have nii^pecl l-aying -a hor?e lilce this, aid while wo * should probaly _ bavo ■rend thaf those who did 7->ot l>eg'n bet-' ti*iir u"tU th > day of tho race missed, la vine him. ha was anvthirxr but a p-ood horsa to tho~o wlio hind winter books, all of which had Veu lm'-d to tiio full: A.s matters f-tood we had a rare won by a horso that was tho best of his year, or rearly fo, and not a <:o-pp<? nvas on him by either tho owner or the trainer.' If there had boon no | winter betting- on the Two Thousand Guineas won by Petra.rch the two cases
ivn'ild have l/'-on w-ali.p.l. r.s that br-Tu-tiful horse xahs not backed on tho day of the rare, but a lot of money went on him at n,n earlier period. Doing nn-fiv with P.P. betting, it was thought would protect the backer, but in this, as in other matters, the doctrine of
''fi'.vo ami take" prevails. As matters stand, we have very nearly the best three-year-old of hv<? year winning a r-ire. a'->d. the only winners on him were the bookmakers.
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GENERAL NOTES., Wanganui Chronicle, Issue 12889, 16 July 1913
GENERAL NOTES. Wanganui Chronicle, Issue 12889, 16 July 1913
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