Turf News From Australia, Daily Racing Form, 1943-06-02


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Turf News From Australia I MELBOURNE Australia The Canter ¬ bury Jockey Club stages its spring meet ¬ ing at its palatial Riccarton race course in the South Island of New Zealand It is the home of the New Zealand Cup Derby a real test of threeyearold merit It has a history dating back to 1860 even five years earlier than the foundation of the New Zealand Cup which was not honored with the name of New Zealand Cup till I Tasmans year 1883 The Derby for more than 50 years was known simply as the 1 Canterbury Derby but it was at last given I the title of the New Zealand Derby in 1912 The race became part of the November program in 1870 The New Zealand and Great Northern Derbys North Island are both modeled on the famed English Derby with entries taken while the horses are still yearlings and continued unless a forfeit is paid at certain named dates The final field con ¬ sists of those horses which have not paid any of the forfeits and therefore become liable for the final payment The weights carried are identical to the Australian scale 122 pounds for colts and geldings and 117 pounds for fillies Geldings are ineligi ¬ ble for the AJC and VRC Derbys decided in Australia AustraliaBred Bred in Kai Iwi District Districti i This year Rink G M Curries homebred homebredRingmaster Ringmaster colt won the Riccarton classic classicfrom from Botany and Boulder Dam Represen tative was fourth followed by High Castes Castesstylish stylish brother Nizam Lenardo King Kingi i Herod and Foxhaven The winner was wasibred ibred in the Kai Iwi district 16 miles from fromWanganui Wanganui North Island at the famous famousKoatanui Koatanui Stud One of the show places of ofNew New Zealand it is fanned by the saltladen saltladenI I breezes from the lower reaches of the Tara Taranaki naki Bight and occupies some of the best bestland land in the district districtThe The history of Koatanui extending over 34 years contributes a brilliant chapter to New Zealand turf annals a chapter which i at present looks very far from closing Cur rie always patronizes the English market for his stallions and has imported such great sires as Absurd Limond and Poster ¬ ity Ringmaster sire of Rink has yet to make his mark at the stud The son of Colorado is one of the most beautiful stal ¬ lions in the Dominion an evenly balanced horse greatly favoring his famous sire sireSires Sires of Big Money Winners WinnersLimond Limond 1 sired winners of over 900 000 including such celebrities as Limerick AJC St Leger and 195000 Ammon Ra AJC Derby and 129000 Veilmond AJC and VRC St Legers and 108000 and sire of the winners of over 250000 including Velocity Caulfield Cup 1941 and Rimveil AJC Epsom Handicap 1941 etc Theo AJC and VRC Derbys and 47000 Agrion New Zealand Derby and sire of winners of over 135000 Commendation and that handsome pair Waikare and Courtcraft CourtcraftRinks Rinks dam Impetuous 22 Is by Li ¬ mond from Pennon Englishbred by Cordiander from Eulogy by Cicero Eulogy proved a veritable gem at the stud and founded a line of brilliant race horses The eleven winners produced by Eulogy won 145375 in stakes stakesCurrie Currie limits each sires service to 25 25mares mares per season Bis well of thoroughbred thoroughbredlore lore is deep and capacious and from it has hascome come very largely the success of Koatanui KoatanuiI I one of the worlds most noted stud farms farmsNew New Zealand Cup Color Colorj j Romance and legend are interwoven with the history of the New Zealand Cup They are the warp and woof of the fabric which year by year is brought forth from its rest ¬ ing place to receive an airing when the next cup is due for decision No other race in the Dominion with the exception of the Auckland Cup also over a distance of two miles creates such an interest as this Ric ¬ carton event Other races the Grand Na ¬ tional and the Derbys have their devotees but like the Melbourne Cup in Australia the New Zealand Cup takes pride of place in the Dominion DominionIrelands Irelands thoroughbred industry received a great advertisement when Royal Lancer won the 1942 New Zealand Cup at Riccar ¬ ton by two lengths from the unlucky Mus ketoon gelding Gladynev who ran second to Beaulivre in the 1940 Caulfield Cup and Rakanui Royal Lancer carried 123 pounds and covered the two miles in 323 Dur ¬ ing the 194142 season Royal Lancer won 11 races He is known as the Kindergar ¬ ten of the South Island This season the sixyearold gelded son of Irish Lancer has had a sequence of notable wins winsBeset Beset by III Fortune FortuneGladynevs Gladynevs sequence of ill luck has been paralleled in recent years only by Silver Standard who twice ran second in the AJC Metropolitan and was runnerup in the Caulfield and Melbourne Cup Australia of 1936 Gladynev was again relegated to second place when Kindergarten downed him in the Canterbury Cup The only other starter Sally Lunn was third thirdRoyal Royal Lancers sire Irish Lancer was bred in Ireland and was sold as a yearling at Goff s sales at Ballsbridge on August 5 1930 to the British Bloodstock Agency for 420 Irish Lancer 23 is by the Bayardo horse Allenby from Bright Hackle by Royal Hackle n from a daughter of Ra ¬ dium and Mrs Gamp by St Simon Some Boy II sire of Royal Lancers lam Win ¬ some Sister won numerous sprint races in Sydney New South Wales and was by the Cyllene horse Cyrus from Sister Regis a daughter of the St Simon horse Charle ¬ magne II The female line to which Royal Lancer belongs is one of the most success ¬ ful in New Zealand Among its winners are Forme Multiform Cruciform Agrion Wai ¬ kare and Silver Sight

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