How Wakeful Stayed in Australia, Daily Racing Form, 1922-01-25


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i HOW WAKEFUL STAYED IN AUSTRALIA One of the -ales yarns which Mr. Allison aecaa-aamally siĀ»ins in the London Sportsman runs this way and is full of iff teres! : "I once thought I bad bought the great Aaatraliaa mare Wakeful by cable f..r sir A1m Bail.y for S20.0tHt. Bailey was hi the Boer war and the sale was not confirmed Then I offered for Wakeful for Sir lOrncst Cassel. It was relu-ed atul the mai- sent fiom Melbourne to Sydney for the spring racing of 1902 and won nearly 1,000 in four daya at Bandwick. Oa the first day Wakeful won the Aulumn Stakes. eae and a half mile-, value 82,475; on the secoud the Sydney Cup. two miles, value 2,520; on the ] third the All-Aged Stakes, one mile, value 82,580. aud on the fourth the Australian Jockey Club Plate, j three miles, value ,290. by twenty lengths. Imagine bu ing such a mare as that for 0,000. or i | even 830.688, v.ith those engagements a week or two before the meeting! I

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