Australia: Mid-Day Sun, Top Racer-Sire, Dies, Daily Racing Form, 1954-05-08


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Australia MidDay Sun Top RacerSire Dies By BOB THOMSON Australian Correspondent Daily Racing Form FormMELBOURNE MELBOURNE Australia The 1937 Eng ¬ lish Derby winner MidDay Sun who has spent the last four years at New Zealands famous nursery Alton Lodge died recently Sire of dual Cam ¬ bridgeshire winner Sterope De Nittus a highclass winner in Italy and the Aussie sires Parhelion Piping Time and Nice Day the1 son of Solario was imported by Sir James and J C Fletcher who own the leading Do ¬ minion stallion Bal loch MidDay Sun was bred by W T Sears at his Westone Stud near Northampton Offered as a yearling at Newmarket on October 3 1935 he was passed out unsold the reserve being 8400 Later English trainer Fred Butters bought the colt for Mrs G B Miller and her mother Mrs Talbot Incidentally the 1937 Epsom classic was a triumph for women owners Mid Day Suns partners were the first women in the history of the blue riband to own a Derby winner The runnerup Sand sprite was raced by Mrs F Nagle Goya II the U S colt Perifox and Le Ksar were in the unplaced division To maintain the high level of racing in New Zealand clubs under the N Z Racing Conference have called in modern science to aid officials and veterinary staffs With these men rests the responsibility of decid ¬ ing whether a horse is fit to compete dr whether one should be destroyed after a major spill and checking whether a horse has been interfered with Photofinishes mechanical starting barriers splitsecond timing devices and electric totalisators are but a few of the comparatively recent in ¬ novations at New Zealand racecourses Less in the public eye are the advances made by the New Zealand Racing Con ¬ ference in determining whether a horse has received a depressant or stimulant stimulantA A A A ASydneys Sydneys glamor horse Caripca fell from grace when he faded into third place be ¬ hind Karendi and Triclinium in the Don caster Handicap one mile at Randwick last month Weight is a leveller that has stop ¬ ped many a good horse and Carioca who has had a strenuous campaign failed to show the brilliant speed that marked his previous autumn efforts Lessee trainer P C Hoysted believes that the best has been seen of the 6yearold Mr Felt horse Cari ocas defeat in the w f a Cumberland Stakes proved that he was only a shadow of his former self After the bay had fin ¬ ished last of the three in the AllAged Stakes one mile which the Dominion owned colt Prince Cortauld won from Karendi Hoysted said he did not know whether Carioca would ever return to top class racing racingA A A A AGold Gold Scheme one of the greatest stayers New Zealand has produced in a decade won the richest Sydney Cup ever run and became the first Dominionowned horse to win the timehonored Randwick twomiler E N Fitzgeralds homebred 4yearold son of the mighty Golden Souvenir each a winner of the New Zealand Cup triumphed triumphedContinued Continued on Page FortyNine Australian Report ReportBy By BOB THOMSON Continued on Page Six Sixover over Double Blank a veteran campaigner with the former Dominion stayer Priory stage of Sydneys major handicap and hob bled back to the enclosure on three legs L Fitzgerald who owned Kindergarten one of the greatest of New Zealands horses had to cancel his plans to visit Sydney for the Cup because of pressure business on 2 his sheep farm at Gisborne Sire of Gold Schemes dam Smiling Personality was Hunting Song Hurry On The family descends from imported Lady Chester whose first foal Chester won the 1877 Vic toria Derby and Melbourne Cup and was a famous sire A A A Gold Souvenirs sire Lang Bian was imported to New England by Frank Or moncl for his Karamu Stud Hastings Hawkes Bay in 1937 His ire Massine in the opinion of the late Jock Crawford was full of blood and the type one expects a race horse to be Massines greatest tri umph was in the memorable 1924 Ascot Gold Cup when the three French horses u Massine Filibert de Savoie and Le Capucin finished first second and fourth Massine getting the best of Filibert dc Savoie in a stirring finish by a head Massine headed the list of stallions in France in 1932 and 1936 Among his sons were Mieuxce French Derby and Grand Prix Strip the Willow French Derby and Grand Prix Lacken Prix Royal Oak and Feerie French Oaks Elijah Connington who took out a license to train 55 years ago trained Massine and his best son Mieuxce a result of the mating of Massine and a threequarters sister of Odol Connington also trained Mieuxces grandsire Consols his dam LOlivete his maternal grandsire Opott his grandam Jonicole and his great grandam Ste Fiole FioleA A A A ALindbergh Lindbergh established himself as Aus ¬ tralias leading twoyearold when he won the A J C Sires Produce seven fur ¬ longs from the Victorian colt King Boru The Chateau Roussel Bois Rousseli colt Castle Moat came with a late run to fill third place Lindbergh made an auspicious turf debut in the A J C Breeders Plate first juvenile race each year in Sidney This stylish galloper put the hallmark on his ability and came out to win the Cham ¬ pagne Stakes from his two rivals Prince Jambo and Bali Swell Indian Empire who besmirched his reputation in the Sires Produce Stakes was a scratch and Adolph Bassers handsome Dhoti colt will be spelled spelledA A A A AAustralia Australia took more than a passing in ¬ terest in the 1954 Kentucky Derby for Aussie sires are having a growing influence on Australian racing stock Dark Stars sensational win in the Run for the Roses at Louisville last year gave his glamorous sire Royal Gem a boost A lot more re ¬ flected glory can be expected to come Aus ¬ tralias way The U S has imported some of our Best thoroughbreds in recent years and Australia through the sons of Reading n Shannon U Bernborough Russia Colonus and Royal Gems halfbrother Beau Gem can look forward to further triumphs triumphsA A A A Shannons own sister Middlebrook a shapely filly captured the Easter Handi cap seven furlongs for twoyearold fillies at Randwick She won in a manner which again stamps her as one of the best of her age and sex The highlyregarded New Zealand Sweet Adeline responded gamely but could not reach her stablemate Dol larate took third honors carrying 117 pounds Middlebrook stepped the distance in 125 Unlike Shannon II the Mid stream filly is a chestnut She is trained by M McCarten who recently visited Cali fornia Australias fastest miler Silver Phantom broke down in the Final Handicap at Randwick and ended his racing career Syndneys gray ghost set a new mile record of 134 to win the 1953 Epsom Handicap at Randwick last October Neville Sellwood said the game son of imported Nizami fal tered under him at the furlpng pole and Swift Current defeated him by half a head with Oversight third Sellwood emerged as the most successful jockey of the meeting with eight winners Silver Phantom cost his owner Malcolm Campbell 8695 as a yearling and won about 22500 Swift Cur rent raced in Sydney before leaving for Canada where she joined Max Bells nur The new Dominion champion Golden Tan fiveyearold gelded son of Golden Souvenir won the Awapuni Gold Cup for his sixth success in his last seven starts Golden Tans grandsire Lang Bian was sold in England for 560 On his arrival in New Zealand it was found that he had ex tremely bad hocks but soon became a lead ing sire After a brief stud carreer at Kara mu Stud he died and Golden Souvenir Ways sire Instinct Blue Peter also died suddenly at the Gaine Carrington Stud Hamilton NZ Sire of Merrywa G Northern Guineas Shot Silk Intrepid and Najmi G N Oaks Instincts dam Love ly Rosa won the English Oaks

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