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Success of Irish-bred Horses,


....... . LONDON, AUB 15

The 1929 flat racing teason here has fe maiked by the successes of Irish-bred nor» and, in consequence, there is a boom in jeaS ing and older horses who have come fro the many studs In Ireland Prices for yeatuT at a recent Dublin sale eclipsed any »j,

viously paid in that city The tendency (¿ Ireland to take command of the thorbuüh. bred industry may be traced to the preset» of the leading sires there, and also to the m¡¿ derful limestone country on which the íoü

are real ed

The success of Irish-bred horses in Em, land has not been suddenly gained ye{¡ by year their victories have been Increase 1929 merely marks the culminating triumph In the opening week of the season bete could claim to have bred the winners of ti» 'Lincolnshire Handicap and the Grand Natta with Elton and Gregalach respectively Tin! first rush of success was maintained by tis wins of Trigo, M>- Jinks, Athford, Parti Kopi, Royal Minstrel, Brown Jack, Old Orí ney, and Fleeting Memory, among man others The horses named Include the s¿ ners of the most important races They han left merely the pickings to horses bred |j England. The sires most talked about at p«. sent are Tetratema, Blandford, and Stratfori All are located in Ireland Yet it is strange thji the Irish yearlings which brought more this five figures at Doncaster last September han been, with one exception, utter failures Mi Esmond Harmsworth has not even a stan with a Gay Crusader filly for which he pa4 13,000 guineas Lord Bcavcibrook has giro up hope of getting back a small proport'oa of the 9000 guineas he paid for a Gay Cm, sader colt Lord Woolavlngton, Sir RlcharJ Garton, Major Courtald, and Mrs Whlthur. are others with expensive Iriih yearlings whici have so far proved failures

AN UNBEATEN FILLY I The three best horses of the yen are Roni Minstrel, Fairway, and Tiffin The first tu are four-year-olds, the lastnamed a thr«. year-old The successes of Royal Minstrel asi Fairway have made them known to Austri. Hans, because they have been gained mosilj in races, the results of which are cablea li newspapers In the Commonwealth WiJ Tiffin, It Is different Yet she Is reg«« here as the fastest horse In the world im. spectlve of age or sex, and now, before the end of her second season on the racecoiirç her owner is retiring her, by the compute of an injury, to the stud Tiffin leaves the ttf unbeaten in the eight races she has conte'M She won five as a two-year-old and Ita this season, returning her owner, Lord EL» mere, one of the Jockey Clubs steuart

£10,516 in stakes

Tiffin has had a remarkable career Shell a daughter of Tetratema (this seascU leading sire) and Dawn Wind, a mart lh Mr George Lambton claimed was the im he ever trained, but was not raced, because d an early accident She was bought as a yw. ling by Fred Darling, a leading trainer ti 1100 guineas, and he passed her on to lei Ellesmere, but continued as her trainer li

.^. Hn\ate quarters Tiffin was a raia Throughout her career in tialning, she h. fully buckjumped about the stable yards ii many a stable boy she put on to the btai of his back She was full of tricks, yelb mediately she put foot on a racecourse à was a model of equine deportment Earlytxi year she contracted a serious internal ii mont and her life was despaired oí biri skilful veterinary surgeon uiuught worij with her The Tiffin of 1929 became as pi as she was labt year Her illness prevent her being trained for the flllv classics-a ¡u pity, for the One Thousand Guineas at hi would easily have been won by her But li brought Its compensations Early In lh [month she met Royal Minstrel In «hain practically a match race over six furlongs i Newmarket, and she beat him by a i-nt though the beaten one might have beni trifle unlucky She was e\pectcd to meet le again In a fortnight but the affair will nT be settled now Tiffin's greatest triumph n at Goodwood a fortnight ago, and no ¿ who saw the Indian file she headed A will ever forget the brilliance of her \lcloi Tiffin was a wonderful racing machine t'. as a leading wilter said, she hid 'an eito ordinarily sensitive Interior, which had tot studied and watched with the greatest o by her able trainor " The Injury which eni her racing life v as the result of her st¿ antics She broke loose from a stable In galloped away, and collided with a bank tia ing serious Injury to a knee


Tiffin's trainor Is a brother of Sam Darlq to whom Australian sportsmens eyes tfltb attracted next year, as he is the man In char; of Strephon's preparation. Little has a; peared in the English Press concerning Aa tralla's champion racehorse. There were

few photographs of him when it was st nounccd that he would be coming to Englani and a paragraph or two when he arrived.

have seen no comment on his appearance o his chances of success, but Information fro: a private source is to the effect that Strepht is progressing remarkably well. He has settle down wonderfully in his new quarters, a: has gained the admiration of all who har anything to do with him. He has been fire light exercise, but no attempt has eden mai to put him into serious training, as he ti not race until 1930. Darling is credited« having expressed a view, founded on his eat' acquaintance with the horse, that he si be up with England's best in the long-dtlas races next year. The Ascot Gold Cup Is st to be Strephon's main objective, and, as te Derby is expressly keeping Fairway anc_ season on a track to win that race, Streph:: task will be by no means easy. r,


The totalisator, in the form of bri operated machines, has been working on at; ten British courses this season. On the rta despite, or because of, the antiquated HW of registering bets, the results have bs satisfactory to backers, and its popularity b been shown by increased attendances at £ courses that have used it. Some of thefc dends have been freakish. The conclusion already boen reached that, as in AtistiC the big backers will continue to bet willi bookmakers, while the small backers wills tinue to use the totalisator. This mear_C the small bookmaker will vanish from ! racecourse, which is becoming obvious on! courses where the totalisator has been IS duced. There can be no doubt that the to isator is attracting a new public, and,! that reason alone, is helping racing, t biri men are not worrying at all about t machine. Some of "the U»g-i startlng-pi firms are not onl> not fighting the total!»! on the racecourse, but also are trying tot use of it. A company is being formed rti will offer clients not only totalisator oddU wi:: also give them back half the profit! !

accordance with the amount of money tm i have invested in the business In the torn* wagers. I

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