"THE KID STAKES."
ON SHOW GROUNDS.
THIS AFTERNOON'S SPORTS.
The sports meeting, under the aus-
pices of the Rockhampton Agricultural Society on the Show Grounds this after- noon, will be a very memorable one, not only for the public of Rockhamp- ton, but for those boys, who, with their goats, will participate !n the "The Kid Stakes," which will be photographed by Mr. Arthur Higgins for the Austra- lian comedy picture, which will be screened in England and on the Conti- nent, in addition to all the important centres in Australia. Mr. Higgins, who accompanied Mr. Tal Ordell to Rock-
hampton for the purpose of filming the great goat race here, also photographed "The Pioneers," to be screened at the Tivoli Theatre to-night.
The camera man will "shoot" the various divisions of the goat race, as well as the final and a big goat race specially for the picture. In addition, a survey "shoot" will be taken of all the people, who are, of course, expected
to cheer at the time. The camera man will "shoot" from various angles.
For the winner of "The Kid Stakes" Messrs. Birch Carroll, and Coyle, of the Wintergarden and Earl's Court theatres, have donated a purple sash and a prize of £1 1s.
In addition to the goat races, there will be a capital programme, consist- ing of motor and cycle races, a sprint, a handicap trot, a schoolboys' relay race, and a motor tyre hoop race. The programme commences at a quarter to 2 o'clock sharp. As many owners of town goats as possible are requested to be on the grounds about 12.30 to enable the camera man to arrange details. There will be a record number of goats on the grounds during the afternoon. Codd's motor lorry will leave Lake's Creek at 1.30 to pick up goats and their
Mr. Ordell was greatly impressed with the improvements made at the thow grounds, especially the new grandstand and the track, with its excellent light- ing system, and he gave it is his opi- nion that there was not a better track in Sydney. The Society, said Mr. Or- dell, was one of the most progressive in Australia and its representatives, especially the Chairman, Mr. J. W. Nut- tall, and the Secretary, Mr. Harry Hill, had been exceptionally good in making all arrangements for the film on the grounds, and, at the same time, helping to make the stay of himself and party enjoyable. Mr. Ordell was also much surprised to see spiders in use here for the goat races.