Some Happenings in Australia, Daily Racing Form, 1915-07-22


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SOME HAPPENINGS IN AUSTRALIA. A Meeting promoted by the Australian Jockey dob in ;»i* ,,r the Belgian Belief Fund was an emphatic Buccea*. Nearlj 2.001 wa* received in ■ i-:i prior to a race having been run. and thi* ,« swollen by S4.i..i.". obtained bv the raffling • Dan***, pies,. in, -d by Mr. ii. i:. Deniaon. Mem • is denied themselves their privileges and paid r iidmissioii. and tic entry fee charged for each ,,. helped to swell the fund. I i.o tota Hsa tor turnover *l this rear* Adelaide South Au-lralia i Cup meeting, extending over three days, was 17,400 as compared with 18,435 last year and 24,730 In 1913. Ip to the conclusion of the Adelaide Cup meeting the totaUaator turnover in South Australia this season was ,887.-960 as against ,894,830 iii the corresponding period in 1913-14. New Zealand advices -tate that leading Jockey* in that eoaatry next year will command much higher retaining fees than in the past, owing to the demand for really capable horsemen being greater than the supplv. Bumour credits some prominent owners with being anxious to pay stih-staatial retainers. The Victoria Baciug Club has brought into opera t ion its new rule with regard to apprentice*. II provides that in hamlio.ii rial ran* fw anM«ia»«aj| sum under ,500 is given an apprentice shall be entitled to s,.Ven pounds allowance until he has ridden five winners: after live ami uiilil be has ridden ten winners. Ave pounds: after ten and until he has ridden twenty, three pounds. Pro 1 ioiisly an apprentice riding in Victoria was a lowed live pounds until he had ridden ten winners, and three pounds during the remainder of his term of apprenticeship It was under this rule that a rider like .1. Pike When at the lop of his form, was able to claim three pound* allowance in some races iu Melbourne. K. Bracken bad a similar advantage long after he had proved himself one of the most capable light weight* in Victoria.

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