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NOTES BY "ACHILLES."

Trainers and jockeys are notified that licenses must be applied for before the 20th inst. Forms of application may be obtained from Mr W. Hall, .secretary of the Wanganui J.C. The many New Zealand friends of L. H. Hewitt will be pleased to learn that he had the mount on Lally" when the son of Amphion won the Royal Hunt Cup in England recently. Lally had a few days previously been unplaced in a- small race, but with the New Zealand rider up scored as above. This should fetch Hewitt more into prominence than ever. Several English writers se<?m to think that the Carbine colt Spearmint,, who won last years Derby, will not stand training again. Major Eustace Loder recently told "Rapier" that he doubted if there was anything between Pretty Polly and Spearmint at weight-for-age when they were galloping together last summer. Since the unfortunate accident at Moonee Valley, the leading clubs in Victoria have been considering the question of making the obstacles less severe. The effect has been felt in the case of the V.R.C. authorities, who have decided to alter the fences at Flemington in time for the Grand National meeting by removing the top rail of the first and last two fences, and substituting brush, and lowering the logs and stone wall in front of the stand. This decision has met with warm approval on all sides.

A commission was worked in Auckland during last week in favour of Maniapoto for the New Zealand Cup, and .£IOOO was accepted in one hand from the local penciller, Mr R. Cleland, about his chance. Maniapoto is 1 stated to be perfectly sound, but appears to be very big, and" it will take his trainer all his time to get him ready for the two mile race in November. An action was tried in one 'of the Johannesburg law courts a few weeks ago, which tended to strengthen the position of race clubs in Sout4i Africa. A man who had been warned off for life by the Auckland Park Club sued the club^ on the ground that he had suffered injury, but the magistrate held that warning off was not actionable.

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NOTES BY "ACHILLES.", Wanganui Herald, Volume XXXXI, Issue 12209, 3 July 1907

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NOTES BY "ACHILLES." Wanganui Herald, Volume XXXXI, Issue 12209, 3 July 1907

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