FIXTURES. January 17, 18—Gore R.C. Summer. January 20, 22-—Wellington R.C. Summer. January 22, 23—Foxton R.C. Annual. January 29, 30—Nelson J.C. Annual. January 31, February I—Pahiatua R.C, Annual.
The Wallace-Lowther patent electric totalisator will be seen in use at Trentham next Saturday for the first time in New Zealand. The machine is said to be very elaborate. In the grandstand enclosure, tickets may be purchased at three separate places, thereby lessening the crowding round the main totaJisator. The totals appear everywhere almost simultaneously with the sale of tickets on the main machine. The action of the barrier at the start of a race immediately locks every connection on the ground, making it impossible for anyone to handle a ticket after the horses are once, started.
In a recent issue of the Sydney Mail there appeared a series of eight pictures depicting Clarence O'Neill and his clever trick pony, Sandow.
Tsitsihar's cracked heels will prevent her sporting silk at Trentham.
Achilles has been supported in Wellington for the Wellington Cup in doubles coupled with Ailsa and Cunieform in the Telegraph Handicap. Benefactor found a purchaser at Hastings recently, for the modest sum of thirty pounds. Mr W. 11. Turnbull, a steward of the Welling Racing Club, intends presenting a gold-mounted whip to the rider of the winner of the first race—Anniversary Handicap, one mile—at the opening of the Trentham race-course, on Saturday next.
The Hawke's Bay Jockey Club netted a profit of close on £750 on its sum mer meeting.
The New Zealander, Tenakoe (late Tupara) completely outclassed the horses he met in the hurdle race at Randwick, on December 30th. He carried lOst 101b, and won by ten lengths.
The Wellington Racing Club have issued about four thousand invitations to members of Racing Clubs to be present at the opening of the new course at Trentham, and have also issued invitations to all the sporting writers of the Colony, so that (says "Sentinel") with plausibly-poised pens and a plenteouslypouched punting public, the now track should make a successful primitive plunge into the racing world, particularly if the christening is lubricated with bottles of the best.
Seaton Delavel, who brought 500 guineas at the dispersal sale of the Wellington Park Stud Company, cost his late owners 1700 guineas a couple of years ago.
The flat racing season in England concluded just before the last mail left and Mr W. Hall-Walker, with £23,687 to his credit, came out on top of the winning owners' list. Among the successful performers, Cherry Lass was first, with £13,119, while the two-year-old with the largest amount to his credit was Sarcelle, £5137 ; though Flair, £5381, was not far behind him. W. T. Robinson headed the trainers as regards stakes won, his total being £34,466, gained by 26 horses in 52 races. W. E. Elsey, however, turned out most winners, annexing 124. races with 65 different horses. J. E. Brewer (the Australian trainer) did not do at all badly, winning 32 races of a total value of £15,790. He finished sixth on the list. After a good tussle between Isinglass and Gallinule, the former headed the winning sires" list with £2-1,642, as against his opponent's £23,951. St. Frusquin was third with £21,733, but his representatives won 44 races, as against the 41,1 credited to Isonomy, and the 39 to Gallinule.
The first horses to use the training tracks at Trentham were Glenowlet and Clanchattan. They were exercised on the sawdust track on Wednesday and Thursday morn-
E. Wheatley, who has been riding in England for the successful trainer W. Elsey, wound up at the top of the jockeys' list for the season, winning 124 races, as against the 119 credited to O. Madden. Other riders to reach the century were W. Higgs 107, and D. Maher 101," but the latter left for America before the conclusion of the season. However, he came with the best average, scoring at the rate of about one win for four rides. Higgs' rise has been very sudden, as in 1903 he only rode two winners, and last year ten. Still, in this respect he is beaten by A. Templeman, who, though-he has never won a race previous to this year, closed the season with 6G wins to his credit. During his stay in England the Australian jockey, F. Bullock, won 20 races of the 151 in which he rode. Mr P. Connolly, the Western Australian racing man, must be considered a very fortunate sport, as his nomination, Czarovitch, secured the Perth Cup, of 2000 soys, last month. This makes the fifth cup won by Mr Connolly in a short space of time, the other four being Kalgoorlie, Moonee Valley, Melbourne and Perth (twelve months ago). .
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TURF NOTES., Wairarapa Daily Times, Volume XXX, Issue 8345, 13 January 1906
TURF NOTES. Wairarapa Daily Times, Volume XXX, Issue 8345, 13 January 1906
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