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ONE OF ENGLANDS POPULAR TRAILERS Successes Achieved by Reginald Day with tho Horses of Various Owners. Few trainers have had a more varied experience than Reginald Day. avIio has charge of an extensive string at Newmarket. The son of F. W. Day. who likewise made his mark as trainer, "Reg," as lie is known to his familiars, was educated in Australia. He came to England with his father, and when only eighteen years of age was entrusted with tlie care of the horses owned by Sir Edgar Vincent, now Lord DAbernon. Among the horses in Days stable in his early-years were Pistol, Parody, Countermark and Principality, all of which won races. Pistol also ran second to Sceptre in the Two Thousand Guineas of 1902. but the son of Carbine was somewhat disappointing as a race horse, though he "made good" when he entered upon stud life in Australia. Other winning animals of tlie period were Shah Jehari, Renaissance and Rievaulx. Later came Donnetta, a daughter of Donovan Rinovata, which Sir Edgar Vincent acquired for a modest sum. The mare soon displayed winning form, carrying off races at Brighton and Red-car, running a dead-heat with Caravel at Don-caster, and winning a good handicap at Hurst Park. Donnettas attention was afterwards turned to better class races and in the autumn of 1905 she won the Duke of York Stakes, with 113 pounds in tlie saddle, from Nutwith, Velocity and several other useful performers. The following spring Donnetta emphasized her liking for tlie Kempton Park track by winning the "Jubilee" by a half length from St. Wulfram. Donnetta, which carried 123 pounds, and was ridden by Maher, was favorite 011 this occasion. Another profitable purchase by Days patron was Pomegranate, which won the Peveril of the Peak Plate at Derby. Had Charge of German Imperial Stud. Day subsequently went to Germany, taking charge of the Imperial Stud, and 111 the land of our enemy-in-chlef he also met with much success. A few years ago he returned to England, and among his present patrons are Sir Abe Bailey, Mr. Spencer Gollau and Mr. Donald Eraser. One of the best of the horses with whose preparation Day has been concerned was Son-in-Luw, belonging to Sir A. Bailey. Three years ago the son of Dark Ronald won the Goodwood Cup. but in the following year he recorded a much more important triumph. This was achieved in the Ce-sarewitch, when, with 117 pounds up, he beat Eau Claire. Snow Marten and numerous others. Last year Son-in-Luw ran but once. On this occasioh he put up a fine performance by winning the Warren Hill Handicap, a two-mile race, with no less than 134 pounds 011 his back. It was hoped that Son-in-Law would have had a cut at Pommern in the course of last year, but the hope was never realized: Last year Days chief winner was North Star, which won a sensational race for tlie Middle Park Plate for Mr. J. B. Joel, the colt being subsequently sent to America. The Bimkin and Kings Joker were other winners. This year he has won three races, with a like number of horses, wortli , just over 1,200 pounds. London Sporting Life.