New Zealand Champions: Gloaming and Desert Gold Settle Question in Three Contests.; The Mare Decisively Beaten After Dividing Races with the Gelding., Daily Racing Form, 1919-04-03


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NEW ZEALAND CHAMPIONS Gloaming and Desert Gold Settle Question in Three Contests The Mare Decisively Beaten BeatenAfter After Dividing Races with withthe the Gelding Great interest was taken throughout New Zealand in the meeting between Desert Gold and Gloaming in the Tiiranaki Stakes at Dunedin in which the latter had ten pounds the worst of it at weight for age over threequarters It was a fairly common opinion that Gloaming would IMJ able to l eat the great daughter of All Black and Aurarius as it was thought that her racing over distances might possi ¬ bly have taken the edge off her speed Hence Gloaming was favorite and the mare at about 2 to J against Silver Link and Croesus a halfbrother to Desert Gold made up the field but it would have been more satisfactory if they had remained in their stables Gloaming drew third position at the barrier and Desert Gold had the outside posi ¬ tion At the breakaway Gloaming caught the tapes and lost a couple of lengths Croesus and Silver Link piloted the way to the home turn where Desert Gold moved up on the outside and Gloaming on the rails was running just behind the leaders Deeley on Gloaming failed to get through but came on from the distance Desert Gold was hard driven and outstaying Gloaming won all out by a short halflength amidst tre ¬ mendous applause which was renewed when she returned to the stand It must be said that the lenient of luck was not absent from the mares victory Gloaming lost ground at thestart and finally failed to get a clear run Wlieii DeelCy1 thought it wiser to stay on the rails than go around aroundDesert Desert Gold was u better favorite than Gloam ¬ ing when they next met at 125 Miinds each in the Egmont Stakes Croesus was rlso a runner An unfortunate accident siwiled the race as Croesus fell and interfered with Desert Gold This left Gloaming to go on and win by two and a half lengths but of course under the circumstances the race was unsatisfactory as a test of merit meritGLOAMING GLOAMING WINS THE FINAL TEST TESTThe The contest between the great pair was renewed on the second day of the Egmont meeting in the Ilawera Stakes of 2500 at a mile In the nice the mare was carrying 127 iHJiinds and Gloaming 123 pounds Gloaming was the favorite They ran together for threeeighths when the gelding drew ahead and won easily bv a length and a half the mile in 140 140The The threeyearold seems to be quite master of the situation and this was suggested by their first meeting when with ten pounds the worse of the weights in addition to a bad run Desert Gold had to be ridden out to win by a short half length lengthAfter After her second defeat Desert Gold dropped out of the Jackson Stakes at Wanganui and Gloaming won easily from Croesus and Killowen Two days later Gloaming also won the Wanganui Guineas from his stable companion Afterglow Gloamings rec ¬ ord is now twelve firsts and two seconds secondsThis This makes Gloamings total winnings so far this year 57330 However lie has not yet put together as much prize money as his exstable com ¬ panion Biplane as a threeyearold The latter won seven races and ran second in one for a total of 58730 at that iig At the sale of J B Reids Elderslie Stud of Omarn New Zealand a few days ago Kilbroney an imported horse by The Wag Innismakil was bought by J G Duncan of Waikanae for 20800 and a yearling bay colt by him from Flowery Speech fetched 5200 for resale to Chisholm Co of Sydney The entire stud of fiftynine horses fifteen were passed sold for 123812 123812One One of the bargain yearlings of Australia the gelded son of Martian and Ukraine old Sasanof is being specially prepared for tile Trentham Gold Cup Sasanof cost Mr Stead his owner 2080 as a yearling and up to date he has annexed 74500 in prize money his appropriation being as follows New Zealand 1015lt season 4950 New South Wales 19KM7 season 0550 Victoria 191517 sen soil 35575 New Zealand 191517 season 8550 New South Wales 19171S season 2750 New Zealand 101718 season 13125 In the above list is included the value of trophies won wonFrom From April 1 all jockeys riding at meetings with JnJhe Newcastle district will be required to wear skjfllAaps As these caps have saved many riders frVfm serious Injury their general use is to be com ¬ mended mendedRorkes Rorkes Drift has an unique record for the Dunedin New Zealand Cup He won that race in 191 i started favorite and missed a place in 1917 was unplaced again last year and scored his sec ¬ ond win in the race this year

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