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The unregistered performer, Black Mac, will In future be trained by W. Walsh. It is understood that Wallace Randall will also do his future racing at the unregistered meetings.
After accounting for the Third Divi- sion of the Park Handicap yesterday, after a poor display last week, the con- nections of the Donore horse, Don Devas, were called before the stewards at Kedron Park to explain the improvement. A. Mason, the owner, said that he did not think the horse had a chance the previous week, he being laid up with infruenza and unable to ?'exercise the horse. Don Devas was a horse that wanted plenty of work, and that was the reason that Booshand was told that Don Devas wasn't in the race. He did not back the horse last week, and did not have anything on him yesterday. Boo shand, in his evidence, said that on
Don Devas' run to Bonnie Kerman, he thought he was a "good thing," and advised a man who had backed Bon- nie Kerman for him to put his "cut" on Don Devas. This man put £6fl on Don Devas, and that was the reason he started favourite. Boashand ex- plained that he did not take much notice of Mason when he told him that Don Devas had not done much work. as he was of the opinion that a horse did not require much work to win a race of that description. The previous week Don Devas was very slugçlsh, and could not co, but he was a differ- ent horse this week. After hearing the evidence of the person who put the money on the previous week the in- quiry was adjourned to Thursday.
A rule In force at Kedron Park Is that all jockeys must be in the jockeys' room half an hour before the first race, but it has not been strictly ob- served lately. The stewards made an inspection of the room yesterday, when all jockeys should have been present, with the result that twelve riders were fined 10/ each for being late.
Tiffin, a daughter of Tetratema and Dawn Wind, who is owned by Lord Ellesmere, has an unbeaten record on the English turf. At Iwo-years-old last year Tiffin won the whole of her en- gagements-five in number, and when the last mail to hand left London she was still unbeaten. At Newmarket on July 4 Tiffin was produced to contest the July Cup (6 furlongs), In which she was weighted at 9 2, and had to measure strides against a first-class four-year-old in Royal Minstrel, who carried 10.3. In an account of the race it is related that a hundred yards from the post Royal Minstrel had a neck advantage, and it seemed as though the filly was to lose her unbeaten certificate, but an unexpected incident occurred then which gave her her last chance, and with great courage she made the most of this dramatic op- portunity. Royal Minstrel changed his legs, as a tiring horse will do, and ¿lie momentary and almost imperceptible check which this involved cost him the race. Tiffin won by a short head amid great excitement, and there was a marked display of enthusiasm when the filly came back to the enclosure.
H. Homery, who rode Moorelin in Tattersall^ Cup at Ascot on Saturday last, is leadmg in the metropolitan jockeys' list with six winners. Hornery had onlv one previous mount in a Tattersall^ Cup, and this was on Lyondown, in the race won by Non- chalance. Up to Saturday last Hörnen' has ridden in 336 races in Brisbane, for 44 wins.
Nominations for the meetlngfto be
held at Albion Park next Saturday, closed yesterday, and 94 horses were nominated for the Division Handicap. The Plate and Purse enticed 30 en- tries.
In annexing Tattersall^ Flying Handicap at Ascot on Saturday las:, Lanome did not win out of his turn, as it was just on twenty months since he recorded his previous win at As- cot, on December 27, 1927, when, carry 9.6, he defeated Apple Crown, Fair Exchange, Gay Galah, and Happy Val- ley, after running the 6 fui longs in 1.133. Since then Lanome had had 29 starts. Lanome commenced his career when a late two-year-old by running second in the First Division of the Q.T.C. Trial Handicap to Bright Grain, at Ascot, on July 19, 192Í. He is now in his eighth year, and has faced the barrier In the metropolis on 45 oc- casions, for 9 wins, and with place money he has won £2467/10/.
Nominations for the meeting to be held at Ascot on September 7, closed yesterday, and the response was good.
Mr. J. Reid Walker has retired In vershin, the dual winner of the Ascot Gold Cup, to the stud, and the horse will stand next year at Rucksley Stud, Shifnal, Shropshire. Invershin, who is now sevsn years old, is by Invincible, out of Ajantia, and was ored by his owner at Jorlstown, County West- meath. When Invershin-won the As- cot trophy last year, many considered him rather lucky. His task this year seemed harder, as his opponents in- cluded the American, Reign Count, and the best of the French stayers, but Invershin registered the best perform- ance of his career, and won in 4mln. 24 4-5sec, as compared with 4min. 34 l-5sec, the previous year, and thus proved himself the best stayer.