IBt "NIMEOD."' FIXTURES. J nuo 26, !J7—Napier Park R. C. .July 4, s—Gisborue R.C. July 17, 20 -Wellington R.C. Winter. August 18, 15, 17-C.J.C. Grand National. Nominations I'or the Wellington mooting cioso with the secretary, Mr A. __. Whyte, at 0 o'clock-to-night. Napier Park acceptances close tomorrow night. Tho Auckland colt, Princo Soulfe has been withdrawn from the A..T.C. Derby. Mr IT. McManaway returned from a trip to Australia on Wednesday. Dearest, who was recently sold by Mr St. J. Buckley, will in future race in tho same ownership as St. Felix, but will probably coutinuo to be trained at Porirua. Her sale price is reported as (iOOgus. The jockey, W. Retter, was badly injured at Riccarton on Wednesday morning, while schooling Parallel over hurdles. His skull was fractured and his condition is serious. Good handicap horses are scarce in Australia at the present time, is the conclusion arrived at by G. Price, and good steeplechasers are practically au unknown quantity in Sydney. Nominations for the Grand National Steeplechase, Grand National Hurdle Race, and Winter Cup close to-day week. The value of the One Thousand Guineas won by Tagalie was £-1750, and the time, lmin 39 8-osec., was the second best on record for the race.
.Bonrrasque, who has not done anything of note for a long time past, is now being schooled over the hurdles at Awapuui, and acquits himself admirably. Vincent O'Neill, tire Palmerston Nortli trainer, intends to leave lor Melbourne at the end of this month taking wifch him the Bonnie Scotland gelding Gaelic. He will also take a pony by Field Battery, a gelding -by Merrie England- Streamlet, and a hunter. Gaelic will be raced in Australia whilst the others will be offered for sale. Throe of the Highdeu yearlings (all by Charlemagne II). have been entered for the A. J.C. Breeders' Plate, to he run at Randwick next spring. Tuudulya, who won' the Australian Hurdle Race at Cauifield in 1910, will be ridden in the Dig jumping events in Victoria this year by tho New Zealand jockoy, S. O'Neill. Tlie Cuirassier gelding Cuiragno, who won the Grand National Plurdle Handicap in 190U, is now being used in Auckland in the humble capacity of a butcher's hack. A bright future is foretold for the rising two-year-old Soaltikoft", who is in D. Moraghan's stable at Ellerslie. The young brown son of Soult and the Hotchkiss mare Hotcnerina is a full brother to Marshal Soult and General Soult. A deputation from the Otago Hunt Club waited on tlie Hon. G. W. Russell on Tuesday asking for favourable consideration of an application tor a totaiisator permit for a one-day meeting per annum. The Minister said that if the matter of allocation of racing permits came into his hands next month he intended to have a say together with the racing clubs with regard to programmes He was of opinion that many sprinting events, four and rive furlong races, should be swept off the programmes of ordinary racing clubs and replaced by races in wnich weight-carrying and other horses tit for remounts were engaged. He would use permits for tne purpose of raising tlie standard of the breed of horses, so that the country might be able to supply remounts to the Old Land and thoroughly equip its own soldiers with the best class of horses if war broke ouc. It is stated that the majority of the high-priced mares purchased by Mr Sol Green, of tlie Shipley Stud, Victoria, at the recent Elderslio Stud dispersal sale, have proved not to be in foal This is very unfortunate, as they were all stinted to the imported English horse Charlemagne 11. Recent arrivals at Porirua include the hurdle gelding Hawick, who has been spelling on his owner's station aL. Bulls, and a couple of youngsters from the Eidersiie stud, which are to be trained by J. H. Prosser. One of them is a two-year-old filly by St. Ambrose from Steppa (St. Leger— Stepfeidt), and the other is a yearling filly by Charlemagne 11. from the same dam. Another youngster expected daily at Porirua is the Achilles—Report colt, which was bred at Waikauae, and the Menschikotf mare, Lace Collar, which was sent, to the stud. As, however, she proved barren, she is to be again tried on the racing tracks. The stable at Ellerslie forming three sides of a square, once controlled by J. Chaafe, senr., and the late J. Kean, and which has recently been vacated by' T. Williams, is to bo demolished in order to make room for suburban residences. In its time it has housed some of the best horses that have ever raced iv New Zealand, and among the celebrities it, has sheltered in comparatively recent years are St Paul and his sisters St. Ursula and St. Olga, Bluejacket, and the 'chaser Nor'-west. G. Price, who went across to Sydney last month with Boanerges and Blakeuey, returned to Wellington on Wednesday. It is possible that Price inav cross to Sydney again in some weeks' time, and take several of Mr Highden's" horses to compote at Randwick in tne spring, bur,, as vet, i-othing definite has been decided upon regarding this trip. According to the Awapuui trainer, the burning question iv Australian racing at the present time is whether the totalistor should bo introduced. Each _aorning the Randwick track is the scene of a lively debate between supporters of the bookmaker and advocates of tho totaiisator. Visitors from New Zealaud are quickly pressed into the argument, and asked for an opinion. Some interesting schooling work
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has been got. through at Riccarton during the last tew days. Master Paul and Silver Blaze have acquitted themselves well over the steeplechase fences, and White Cockade, Berlin and Daylight Bill have given satisfactory ! displays over tlie hurdles. Tyrannic, by Tyranny—Black Jacket, registered a long overdue win at Hastings on Wednesday, by annexing the Woodlands Hack Steeplechase. Mr ,T. MeCardle's gelding was in front practically the whole journey aud won easily. The well-known horseman Raugi Thompson was married recently at Auckland, and wili in future reside there. Zealand, one of the team taken to Australia by Maurice MoUrath over twelve mouths ago, scored his lirst win at the Moouee Valley (Melbourne) meeting on Saturday last. The Finland—Mercia -gelding was heavily supported tho previous week at Men tone, and finished second. Mereinoro is being spelled, and it is probable that she has hidden adieu to tho turf. She is a well-bred mare, being own sister to Kopu aud Mangaroa, and closely related to other good stayers in Fulinen and Lady Lucy, and she should thorefore prove valuable at tke stud. At tlie conclusion of tho Hawke's Bay Steeplechase au inquiry was held into the falling of Appin. It was alleged that R. Thompson (on Gleuinoie) had beou responsible for it, and lie was severely cautioned. Tlie New Zealand-bred gelding Gunboat, by Calibre—Riple, is now on his way' to India, wluu-e, if all goes well w'lth him, he should more than pay his way. The distance of tlie Viceroy's Clip (1 :, ;( miles) should suit him to*a uicoty, and he is well up to the weight he will nave' to carry. With b.'A he won the Place Handicap (1 '„' miles), as he liked by half a dozen lengths at Randwick last April.and on returning to Melbourne was undoubtedly unlucky to lose the Gleiihuutly Cup (0 fnriougs) at Caulfield. In the last-mentioned race ho carried 9.5, but. though lie finished fast, was just too late to reach Avonger (7.1),'wh0 beat him half a neck. In New Zealand la.t season Gunboat ran in twenty races, of which he won six, was second in two, and third in a similar number. Though he is rising seven, there is no reason why Gunboat should not last a long time in India, seeing that he is a gelding, and did not start racing until he was nearly four years old. Bravest, winner of* the Whakatu Hack, Hurdles at Hastings, is a sixyear old full brother to the champion 'chaser Corazon. The Enroclydon gelding, North East, who had a lump taken out of hi_ groin some time ago, is still having a holiday, as he has not yet fully recovered from the effects of the oporarion. The well-known sire Handsome Jack, by St. jueger—Radiaut Mom, died last week. Handsome Jack was bred in JBDO by the New Zealand Stud Company, his dam, Radiant, who was bred in New South Wales in ISH-2, by Mr E. Do Mesore, being by Robinson Crusoe—Radiance, by Fireworks. During his stud career Handsome Jack had not the best of opportunities, but in Roseal, from Rosaiind, he sued a Canterbury Derby winner, and The Comet has proved himself a very useful performer. Cabled from Loudon that the Gatwick stewards fined Stanley Wootton £\0 for insulting the starter. Plantation, who went a bit sore at the Auckland meeting, is on the easy list at present. Nine out of the fourteen races decided at Hastings this weeic were run over obstacles. Mr A. Boyle's English-lired mare Wet Day, by Macintosh—La Laide, and her coit foal by Martian, were shipped to Sydney recently, consigned to Messrs Chisholm and Co., stock auctioneers. It is rcporteu that Wet Day lias beon sold to a Brisbauo sportsman for £700. Tho only fillies to win the English Derby since 1800 were Eleanor (1801), Blink Bonny (18o7), Shotover (1882), Siguorinetta (15)08), and Tagalie the other day. Prior to Tagalie no grey filly had ever won the One Thousand, and the Derby only once by a grey, Gustavus (in J821). Two early winners of the St. Leger were of that colour, Hollaiidaiso (1778) aud Symmetry (tT-S). A grey Oaks heroine .was "Scotia ('803), Grey Mourns, as his name betokens, gave that colour a victory iv tlu* Two Thousand Guineas (18:J8), and Clearwell (1833) was another grey winner of that race.
, Hautero has made a good recovery from, the injuries lie received through coming into contact witn a fence whilst contesting the Winter Steeplechase at Ellersie, and is again in work. When Otupai came to grief in the Hunt Cup Steeplechase at Hasting. Rangi Thompson sustained a broken collarbone. Mangaroa is to undergo a special preparation for tlie New Zealand Cup, and will probably not be seen under silk again until tlie early spring meetings. Though the Australian jockey, F. Wouttoii, did not ride the winner of tlie Dor 1)3% tie was successful three times on Derby Day. Wootton was riding in great form when tlie mail left Eugland last mouth, and he and Malier were Having a sharp tussle for supremacy, the first six weeks of the season having resulted in twenty winners for the latter and nineteen for Wootton. The fact of Wootton having no poll oyer Maher in weight this season lends additional interest to their rivalry. Referring to Wootton's form, "Vigilant," iv the Loudon Sportsman, says:—"lt lias not often happened iv the last twenty years that fashionable light-weights havo developed into great jockeys later on, hut in Wootton's case it will, 1 think, be generally agreed that lie has never ridden so well as lie is riding this 3'oar, and he lias more than made up for his increased weight by his increased skill and development of positive genius in the saddle." The American-bred Oesarion, who was taken to Australia with the rest of the horses from tlie St. James Stud, Kentucky, by Mr Irving Wheatcroft, has been purchased by Mr John Hart, of Bolwarra. In 1911, up to October, Oesarion had 19 two-year-olds racing, of which 14 were winners.
Ronald Cameron, the ex-New Zealauder, who rode The Parisian to victory in the last Melbourne Oup, has been engaged to ride tlie Eobdil gelding in the big two-mile race next November. Cameron will also ride Rathlea (Royal 'fusilier—Lissadurn) in tho A.,1.0. and V.R.O. Derbies. Kathlea is now owned by.Mr Ohaffey, from whom Cameron holds a retainer.
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TURF NOTES., Wairarapa Daily Times, Volume LXIV, Issue 11388, 21 June 1912
TURF NOTES. Wairarapa Daily Times, Volume LXIV, Issue 11388, 21 June 1912
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