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, THE TURF.
Taisho on the Way.
! BACKED FOR METROPOLITAN.
The much travelled Taisho, who left Mel- bourne yesterday for Sydney, was in great demand for the Metropolitan. Immedlatelv after his departure from the southern capital he was Joined In doubles for large amounts .with Rogilla, Chatham, and Jacko. The move was not, however, confined to Victoria, as a number of local operators laid similar doubles before journeying to Tattersalls meeting at
The racing at Randwick also brought about several alterations in the market. Chatham, as a result of his dead-heat with Rogilla in the second division of the Tramway Handi- cap, was more solidly entrenched as favour- ite, while Rogilla joined Jacko, who was with- drawn owing to the heavy going, and the Newcastle representative, Johnnie Jason, another that did not fulfil his engagement, on the second line. Gold Mag's victory in the Welter Handicap caused him to firm several
points for the spring mile race.
The New Zealand colt, Galne Carring- ton, winner of the Chelmsford Stakes In an Impressive manner, Is now the pre-post elect lor the A.J.C. Derby. He was much too
good for Kuvera.
N.S.W. TROTTING CLUB.
Provided the weather Is reasonably fine, the New South Wales Trotting Club will proceed with its meeting to-day at Harold Park. The track was damaged by the heavy rain, but repairs have been effected, and all that Is required now is fine weather. There are 11 races. Selections are:
Approved Handicap.-First division (12,30; : Gipsy Pronto, Brook Lee, Machine Maid. Becond division (12.55) : Dubbo Don, Bonds- man, Medea,
Glebe Trotters' Handicap.-First division (1.20): Rio Lou, Phoenix Dixie, Direct Gem. Becond division (1.45) : Trangie Star, Jean Marcus, Miss Melba.
Flying Handicap.-First division (2.10) : Ful- ham Bells, Splashaway, Brentloc. Second division (2.35) : Lila Rock, Goldflnder, Match light.
Tramway Handicap.-First division (3.0) : Whirl's Derby, Mlrralwood, Honest Betel. Second division (3.25) : Speedy Boy, Maphada Boy, Triallan.
President's Unhoppled Handicap.-First division (3.50): Hal Pronto, Town Talk, Joe Cole. Second division (4.15): Earl's Peter, Amy Pronto, Mulgrave Boy.
Harold Park Handicap (4.40).-McGinty, Quamby Queen, Monty Machine.
VETERAN TRAINER'S DEATH.
Mr. Edward Keys, who, for half a century, was a trainer of horses, died yesterday, at his residence at Waverley. He was 72 years of age. Although In recent years he had cur- tailed his activities considerably, he was a regular attendant at the tracks to see his three horses, Successor, Sweet Force, and Raparee, at work, and it was while at this task on Thursday morning that he collapsed. During his career many notable gallopers were in his care. Sir William won the Doncas- ter Handicap in 1890, and the following year was second in the Melbourne Cup. Ruenalf was a weight-for-age winner. Rataplan suc- ceeded in the Doncaster Handicap In 1884, Mabel won the Summer Cup, E.K. the Wil- liamstown Cup, and among other winners In his colours were Lord of the Lake, Lady of the Lake, Fireclay, Elkin, Moulin Rouge, Night Heron, and the hurdler, Superstition, to whose credit the Randwick record for 2i miles
Mr. Keys was twice married, and he Is survived by Mrs. Keys and 10 children. The funeral will take place to-day, leaving his late residence, 16 Henry-street, Waverley, at S.30 o'clock, for St. Mary Immaculate Church, and thence to the Waverley Cemetery.
The principal event at Tattersalls meeting yesterday was the Chelmsford Stakes, which was worth £527 to the owners of Gaine Carrington, the jockey's percentage amounting to £26/2/. The other events were worth the following: Hurdle Race, Spider King, £199 (jockey £10); Novice Handicap, Enamour, £258 (£12/14/); Tramway Han- dicap, first division, Sir Duninald, £269/10/ (£13/4/6), second division, Chatham and Rogilla, £319/10/ (jockeys £15/19/6); Spring Handicap, Manawhenua, £385 (£19); and Welter Handicap, Gold Mag, £296 (£14/12/).
The stipendiary stewards at Randwick yes- terday issued the following report:-(1) In the Hurdle Race Bill Jim, while landing over the second last jump, reached the heels of Spider King, who was in front, and fell, both rider and horse being unhurt. (2) In the Tramway Handicap, second division, L. Haigh, owner of Rogilla, entered a protest against Chatham, on the ground of interference in the last half-furlong. The stewards dismissed the protest and fined the owner £5 for lodg- ing a frivolous protest. Rogilla hung in under pressure in the straight, and hampered Whit- tingham somewhat. (3) In the Chelmsford Stakes Milantheon caught a strand of the barrier m his mouth as it rose, and lost a lot of ground Approaching the two furlongs post, Gaine Carrington accidentally got on to the heels of Prince Pombal and nearly fell. (4) In the Spring Handicap, Stately lost her rider, F. Egll, at about the three furlongs post, due to accidentally getting on to the heels of Circus Star. Egll was unhurt.
With the attendance less than half that experienced at the spring meeting of Tatter sail's Club last year, It was to be expected that totalisator investments at Randwick yes- terday would drop Last year the total was £30,652, and yesterday it was £11,598. Of yesterday's amount, £3260/15/ was credited to the straight-out pool and £8337/5/ to the pool for a place
A J Clarke, who is In Brisbane with a team of trotters from Sydney, had early suc- cesses at the meeting of the Brisbane Trot- ting Club to-day He won three races, but altogether the day was unfortunate for Clarke, as after the last race he was disquali- fied for three months over the running of
ORATORY AND THE DERBY.
Mr. Sol Green is anxious to send Oratory to Sydney for the A J C Derby, but he will not make a flnai decision until after the Men- tone meeting on Saturday.
THE TWO CUPS
Discussions on the Caulfield and Melbourne cups were not very animated to-day Racing men seemed content to await the results from Randwick before making any move. Segatl, winner of the Cooee Handicap at Moonee Valley on Saturday, was mentioned in a straight-out direction for the Caulfield Cup, and another horse mentioned similarly was Sir Duninald. winner of the first division of the Tramway Handicap at Randwick Seve- ral Cup doubles ended with Middle Watch, find after Gaine Garrlngton's win in the Chelmsford Stakes there was something of a rush in favour of that horse for the Mel- bourne Cup
High Brae, who was Injured on the track fit Mentone on Saturday morning, is not causing his trainer, J Holt, much anxiety Holt does not consider that the injury will prove serious but any knock at this stage of a horse's preparation for a Caulfield Cup may prove detrimental to his chance
Thete is more reason to worry over Pica tus condition Picatus is still slightly sore, but Holt is hopeful that he will throw off the trouble, and, according to present arrange- ments, he will run In the Mentone Handi- cap next Saturday
Viol d'Amour, whose off hind leg was strip- ped when galloped on by Lancegay at Moonee Valley on Saturday, was very sore this morn- ing, and the swelling was almost up to the hock The possibility is that the bone has been Jarred, but nothing definite will be known for a few days
Entries for the Hawkesbury Race Club's Epring meeting on Saturday close at 4 o'clock to-day at the Moorefield Race Club office. The club refunds the horse freight at full box rates for competing horses only up to 40
The Menangle Park Club will take entries up to 4 o'clock this afternoon for the Cup meeting next Tuesday.
Nominations for the Ascot (Vic ) Fourteen two Thousand to be îun on November 2. close at 3 pm on October 3
News has been received of the death of Hwong Tong while on his way to India, where he was to have raced, telegraphs our Melbourne conespondent
Weights for the Rosehill meeting next Satur- day will be Issued this morning
Correspondents-JW (Burrinjuck): Green line won the Williamstown RC, C F Oír Stakes, lm "Parkes" (Molong) . The betting on the Parkes Second Trial Handicap should have read 5-4 on Marsh's Pride, 7-4 George's Pride "LLW" (Marrickville) Sorry we cannot supply the information "J M." (Katoomba) Don Moon won the Doncaster Handicap in 1927 "C1" (Blakehurst): In strict nccordnnce with the rules, you would be on Matson |