Wedding Days New Record: Australian Mare Runs One and One-Half Miles in 2:30 1/2.; Satin Bird Nearly Equals Gloamings Mark--Le Mattan a Phenomenal Jumper., Daily Racing Form, 1919-03-26


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WEDDING DAYS NEW RECORD Australian Mare Runs One and OneHalf Miles in 230y2 Satin Bird Nearly Equals Gloam ¬ ings Mark Le Mattan a Phenomenal Jumper SYDNEY X S TV Australia January 25 Another Australasian record was broken January 1 at Randwiek wjien Wedding Day won the Tat tirsalls flub Cap one and onehalf miles wortii 7000 by a head in 2SO witli 110 pounds up boating Greg 98 pounds and Bee 112 pounds Wedding Days record displaced that of Poitrel 3 12i pounds 231 made over the same course November 5 last lastWedding Wedding Day is raced in partnership by her herceder ceder A Trevelyan and M Thompson who trains herl Bred in 1012 Wedding Day is by Antonio Wedding Present by Trenton Penny Wedding by Best Man Wedding Day won at her first start as a twoyearold and then was unsuccessful until she pulled off a race nearly a year later at her first appearance as a threeyearold She did no good during the remainder of the season but her first start at four years gave a win at Moorefield This she followed up with the Vllliers Stakes 4050 and then after running nowhere in the Carrington Stakes accounled for the Challenge Stakes 3510 Then she won the Doncaster Handicap 8985 but though her subsequent platings included seconds in the illiers Stakes of 117 and 1918 and third in the Anniversary Handicap she had been out of the winning list for nearly a year and nine niontUs prior to Saturday last when the prize to the winner was 5125 Her total in prize money since she commenced racing now amonntsapiirori mutely to 27K0 27K0The The same Any at Randwick also in the New Year lift Handicap at one mile Satin Bird one of the fastest of our milers beat Ardrossan Riding Pad TThe Bounce and Omaha and made a new mile record for Australia l371 and second only 1o the New Zealand record by Gloaming of 137 Satin Itinl was second choice to Ardrossan at 3 to 1 won handily and carried 115 pounds He is a geld ¬ ing five years old by Maltster LoveGraft LoveGraftLE LE MATTAN A PHENOMENAL HURDLES HURDLESHurdle Hurdle race times in Victoria of late have been remarkable Le Mattan was officially timed to run the two miles at Epsom on Saturday January 11 in 341 which is three seconds better than Lord Capulets record for the course and only a second outside Mabus mnchdiscnssed worlds record at Sundown Park November 30 last lastThe The handicappers are finding the handicapping of Le Mattan a problem He has won six times in succession in the past two months and appar ¬ ently has not reached the end of his tether tetherIn In his last race Le Mattan carried 105 pounds He is a solid customer and stands hard riding Just as he looked like picking up the two leaders he hit a hurdle and lost three or four lengths lie was soon going again and coming to the last hurdle was within striking distance once more Both Ilassfndene and Explorer were tiring fast and the way was cleared for Le Mattan by Explorer getting too close to the inner rail at the last hurdle and losing his rider Le Mattan outstayed llassendenc at the end and won comfortably There was a lot of merit in the success of Le Mattau and the crowd was not slow to recognize it He out down the course record for two miles from 344 to 341 The clean Australasian record is Lord Nagars 3404 with 145 pounds up made over the same course Randwick October 5 last though Mabus muchquestioned two miles with 140 pounds up at Sandown Park November 30 last is on the books as official Le Mattan was bred by W Vid ler and possesses an admirable pedigree for a jumper He is by Harmattan son of Positano Le Port by 1ortsea sire of Chelsea and Coradjill Lady Goliglitly by St Albans sire of Malua Sheet Anchor and Ringwood Spray by The Peer Fair wind the dam of Harmattan is an imported Car ¬ bine male and she is also the dam of Headwind recently purchased for stud purposes by the Moonec Valley Racing Club ClubGLOAMING GLOAMING TAKES SURVEYORS MEASURE MEASUREIn In the Wellington Stakes at Wellington New Zealand January 22 the champion Gloaming easily took the measure of the record holding twoyearold Surveyor which under 110 pounds was but third fo Gloaming 129 pounds and Warplane another twoyearold with pounds up The race was at fiveeighths and run almost in record time 58 The record is Machine Guns 58 Gloaming was favorite and won easily by a length and a half halfThe The same day and on the same course Red Rib ¬ bon six years old 113 pounds and Rewi Poto seven 10S pounds ran a dead heat one and one half miles in 233i for the i500 Wellington Cup CupIn In the Islington Plate won by Gloaming at the Auckland Racing Club meeting Karo led for six and a half furlongs As the track was not in a condi ¬ tion favorable to record breaking and the stiff wind blowing told against the horses for a greater distance than it helped them Gloamings time of l571f record for Australasia as it was also bordered on the phenomenal Karo which shaped so well easily ln at a big band in a mile handicap on the opening day dayThe The Australian Cup entries include fifteen im ¬ ported horses As the nominations for that race only total sixtythree it is quite on the cards that the Old Country division will add further to its record in Australian longdistance races Three of the last four Australian Cups have been won by imported horses namely Lempriere 1915 Harriot Graham ifl7 Defence 1918 and to go a little further buck Almissa won in 1913 1913W W C Hill who was a leading New South Wales owner for many years died January 7 Mr Hill owned many1 good horses including Gadabout which ran third in the Melbourne Cup won by Night Watch WatchAt At Randwick there are 145 bookmakers licensed to hot in the paddock 140 in the leger and 124 on the flat As there is1 also i totalizator in each of the three sections of the course mentioned the speculative needs of Randwick racegoers are well Mipplivd A wealthy Indian owner has commissioned a well known Sydney man to secure if possible a horse capable of winning the next Viceroys Cup Wola roi Kennaqlilinlr and Gloaming are a trio of likely ones picked out but the chances are poor of secur ¬ ing eitjier of the firstnamed pair k After the compulsory halt of six weeks caused y ihe influenza epidemic which swept the length and breadtli of the Dominion racing was resumed on Boxing Day DayThe The electric totalizator was used at the recent Auckland Cup meeting and as at Randwick the tickets were issued by woman clerks clerksNew New Zealand owners ami trainers haves asked the minister of railways to take steps to reintroduce the prewar charges affecting the transit of horses to and from race meetings in the Dominion Now the war is over we may look forward to a similar reduction in New South Wales in the near future futureAt At a meeting of the recentlyformed Bloodstock Breeders Association of New South Wales it was proposed to introduce a rule making the opening bid for any yearling not less than 2GO This was negatived and wisely so as its adoption meant that a large number of yearlings would have been passed in without a bid bidPrize Prize money for the next Dunedin New Zealand Cup has been Increased from 5000 to 7500 7500The The Grafton Olive Brunch horse Fitz Grafton which did so well for the late Mr James McGill of Ipswich Queensland and afterward won two Viceroy Cups in India is1 in America doing stud duty iii Kentucky Fitz Grafton might have boeii a success in this country had he been given a chance as a stallion for besides being a race horse of high caliber he was a fine aiiimal aiiimalIn In Sydney prices for horses with any pretentious to form are soaring A country visitor told me that on making inquiries lust week about a horse that lias been on one firms books for some time at 780 its price had advanced to 2080 notwithstand ¬ ing it had no more public form to recommend than vhen it was at the lower figure Kangaroo

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