Notes Of The Australian Turf., Daily Racing Form, 1913-04-04


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NOTES OF THE AUSTRALIAN TURF TURFFew Few New Zealand yearlings will be offered at the Kandwick sales this month which suggests that those of the Dominions breeders who have pre ¬ viously given Sydney a trial have arrived at the conclusion that they can sell to as great advantage in their own market There is a deal of expense as well as a certain amount of risk attached to send ¬ ing horses over for sale and as Australian buyers do not attach as niiielv iniiMirlance to New Zealand pedigrees as used to be the case some of the young ¬ sters sold at last years sales really did not make the prices their breeders were justified in antici ¬ pating patingfile file bookmakers who recently interviewed Mr John Murray the chief secretary to protest against permission iMlng given to the V A T C committee to rais Itookmakers fees at Canllicld did not re ¬ ceive a very encouraging reply Mr Murray re ¬ garded the proposal of the V A T C people as reasonable as all the other clubs were charging higher fees than those In operation at Caullield He promised to discuss the question with the V A T C chairman with a view to having the increased fees held over for another year It Is the intention of the V A T C to raise the fee for the paddoek from 150 to 250 and for tho flat from 50 to 75 The Kockhainpton Jockey Club recently disposed of a successful meeting without the assistance of the liookinukcrs The latter persisted in a deter ¬ mination to resist the attempt of the racing com ¬ mittee to raise their fees from 20 to 25 and ab ¬ stained from participating The club on the other hand were equally dolenijined and took steps to prevent the bookmakets from pooling and to cope witU extra business uu tho totalisator

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