At the February meeting of th» Exe cutive of the North Queensland Racing Association held in the Association Rooms at Charters Towers, those present were: Messrs T. 3. Salmon (Chairman), S. M. Hopkins, H. M. Clark, the Secretary (Mr. E. T. Rus sell), and the Stipendiary Steward (Mr. U Russell).' Apologies for non-attendance were received on behalf of Mews G. V. Roberts and T. U Heatley, to whom leave of absence was granted. Extending a welcome to Mr. Clark, the new member, the chairman sal- Mr, Clark was a young man, and he felt sure his presence on the Execut ive would be of great assistance to the Association and to the clubs gener ally. Mr. Clark said he appreciated the remarks/ He would endeavour to co operate with the other members, who could be certain that when he dis agreed with them, it would be In the Interests of racing. The first business dealt with was in reference to Eton Turf Club's ap plication for registration as a Class A Club. A copy of lease wss received from Messrs Macrossan and Amiel, solicitors, Mackay.. This matter wss held over from last
meeting. The club had stated it owned £350 worth of track improve ments and £70 In the bank, The chaiiman: They have a three years' lease of the course, and sn option for only a further year.. They are B class now, and in view of that future tenure I don't think we should raise them. The application was refused. Northern District Association for warded evidence in connection with the disqualification of J. Meade (Jockey), G. Sargent (owner), and the brown gelding Destiny for a per iod of six months from 4th January 1947 by the stewards of the Cairns Hack Club under Rules 197 and 246 (a) and (b). Appeals were lodged to the Board on 23rd January which were dis missed. As no further appeals were lodged, the disqualifications were oon flrined by the Board of Management, and.it was requested that the Execut ive adopt, the disqualifications. The Executive adopted the disquali fications. N.CJ.R-A. submitted for approval alterations to their rules which were made at the annual meeting of dele gates on 23rd January: 1. That the definition of 'hack' be altered to read: 'A hack is a horse who has not won any prize in a. -race exceeding in value £16. No horse which has won a prize in any race exceeding in value £15 Is permitted to start in a hack race or at hack club meetings.' 4 Dul. «1I «?» ?.anABl&rf
3.' At the end of paragraph 1 of Rule 16, after the word 'held' the following words shall be added, 'by the Board, or any person appointed by them.' The alterations were agreed to by the Executive. N.Q.R.A. Association advised that at the annual meeting of delegates th« following TCttara wtrc tlecttd is members of the Board of Manage ment for the 1847 season. Mesars W. N. Thomas ( chairman). H. Wilson, J. B. Stewart, J. Hughes, and W. J, Dempsey. Townsvtlle Turf Club forwarded notas of evidence into an inquiry by the stewards on 18th January into the running of Bertrand in the Third Division of the Club Handicap. S. Ruane was charted under Rule IN. D. Goddard, E. Munce (trainer) and S. Ruane were charged under Rules 246 A and B. The stewards decided that the explanations be accepted and no action be taken. Townsville Turf Club also forward ed notes In connection with an in quiry into the conduct of Jockey V. Franks towarfs E. D. Kelry, steward, on 25th January. 1947. Franks was charged under Rule 34C. Mr. Keiry having accepted Franks' apology it was decided by a majority of the stewards to except Franks' apology. Mount Isa Race Club forwarded evidence into a protest bv W. FinlaV,
rider of Aces in the President's Handicap against A. Nine;, rider of Karfy, for interference. The stewards lound there was interference and but for the interference Aces would have won the race, and they upheld the protest and declared Aces the winner of the race. The matter was noted. The acting Advisory Steward for warded application for registration from the Bungella Amateur Hack Club at .Dalrymple Heights, also known as Eungella, about 86 miles from Mackey. The application being out of order, it was held over for Information. W. Armstrong applied for a ref erence from the Executive, as it was his intention to follow his calling as a stipendiary steward after his re cuperation..
It was resolved that a reference be furnished. * P. Francis, solicitor, wrote In re reference to the agreement for the new lease form, which is uniform now practically right throughout Australia. A letter was received from the Cloncurry Returned Soldiers' Club submitting s request by T. Finlay for a reduction of the disqualification on the horse Spearmste to permit it to race at Tennant's Creek.. The secretary said the disqualifica tion was for six months, and was imposed on November 8, 1946. No reasons for the application were Riven, and there was no recommendation from the club imposing the disqualifi cation. The request was refused.
H. Cutler, trainer, made application to register an apprenticeship agree ment between himself and E. C. Tegg for a period of three years from 6th January 1947, and he also applied for his apprenice to ride In races. It wss decided to register the agreement, and to permit the appren tice to ride in races. J. S. Coughlan applied for can cellation of the apprenticeship agree ment between himself and his son F. J. Coughlan, as from 30th January, when he would attain the age of 21 years. Mr. Clarke thought an apprentice ship agreement would be automatic ally ended when the apprentice reached 21 . The chairmen said there was no provision for it being continued. The Executive decided to approve the cancellation. Mr. N. Frawley tendered his resig nation as stipendiary steward and said he would like It to take effect one month from 30th January. His reason for the resignation was that he had received an appointment with the Rockhampton Jockey Club. As
this club was in closer proximity to southern cities, he was of the opinion that this move would be of personal benefit for the future. He expressed thanks to the Executive and to the secretary for their understanding and help In his work during his Si years The resignation was accepted, to take effect as requested. The warrant presented to the meet ing, and confirmed read:— Credit Balance on 1st January 1947, £499/4/6. Receipts to January 30th £880/16/10. Accounts paid £307/1/3, Credit Balance £1072/1/3. The March meeting of the Executive was fixed for Wednesday, 12th. at 9.30 a.m. The chairman's action in the fol lowing matters was confirmed: Granting licences to 31st January 1947: Jockeys: L. A. Coker. Cleikj: P M. Rafter, D. J. Fleming, V. G. Speakman, B. Philip. Registration colours: K. N. Johnstone, White, green maltese cross, green cap; W. Manson, red dark blue sleeves, red cap: C. R. Miller, red, white dia monds, red cap; V. J. Caspani, yellow jacket, brown spots, brown cap; Re cording lease agreements: Stormy Petrel, from F. R. Smith to J. A. Barrett, to 24/12/49; Flying Heels, from P. G. Bell to T. J. Bell and E.. T. Hatfleld, to 18/1/49; Colonel Joe, from H. Morrlce to B. Annlng, to 13/8/48..
Authorising issue or permit certifi cates: Registered horses: Beau Buz zard, Brave Arnond, Belle Star, Brown Poplar, Cascarua, Donah Felt, Fanfell. Fire Shot Gav Sport. Head Stall, Khyer-s Gift, King's Ranch. Miss Uone, New Morn. Prince Brae. 3rinc4 Ity- Qucencmond, Scotch Blend. Stilwell. Tom's Pal. Twenty First, Wear Out. Hacks: Brown Top, Black Alice, Cane Grass, Coodoo. Fairy Queen. Head Light. 6tiffv. LICENSES FOR 184* The following were granted: Jockeys.— New licenses: E. R. Hay, G. M. Tooth: Renewals: A. J. Arnold,
H. M. C. Black. M. P. Maloney, E. Cleysbn, L. A. Caspani, F. J. Cough lan, R. J. Dillon, J. A. Dalre, M. Deguara. H. G. Edmonds, W. J. Faux, V. M. Franks, A. Fanning, L. Gol logly, S. M. G. Howie, R. Hughes, W. I E. Hockaday, N. V. D. Jackson, F. ' J. Kay, J. K. Kevins, C. P. Kesrins, D. Munce, A. W. Moore, G. W. Me-' Pherson, C O'Brien, F. Peachey, W. A. Rassmuaaen, S. J. Ruane, H. D. Rlordan, H. J. Slbson, V. J. Schofield, R. G. Willis, W. J. Wright. Trainers— New licenses: A. E. Chap man, W. Henderson, J. H. Hay. Re newals: D. Angus, J. A. Barrett, 6. J. Brent en, G. R- Batchelor, C. Bawden, K. Brennan, J. 8. Coughlan, H. J. Comley, P. J. Camileri, H. Cutler, J. Delaroy, E. P. Dale, P. E. Day, K. Edgeley. H. L. Edmonds, J. Francis, C. Foran, H. W. Golden. R. H. Griffiths, A. Homewood, G. T. Hillard, C. Hunter, C. Jepeon, A. M. Lacy, G. A. Uttle, P. H. Leigh. T. L, Lewis, A. Madge, E. Munce, J. Munce. C. Maher, E. A. Madden, P. L. Murphy L-. S. Mcl»ttan, C. P. O'Brien, i. O'Keeffe, G. F. Rolfe, T. A. Robinson, W. H. Rocs, P. Sm(th, G. Smith, T. Smith. H. R. Smith, A. Standley, H. Sutherland. J. J. Spratt. H. B. Tilley, J. W.-Whe«ler, T. P. Ward, W. Web ber, W, Tet Foy, T. E. Yule. Bookmakers.— New licenses: A. H. W. Anderson, W. F. Amiott, C. Comey, J. E. Jackson. Renewals: L. H. Arrowsr<b, C. J. Allingham, B. H. Acklln, A. W. Anderson. W. J. Allis, J. Amstesd, A. Bowden, J. T. Boyd, C. E. Buckley, A. C D. Best, C. 1. Boulter, J. M. Bates, H. J. Bllney, E. D. Bostock, J. J. Baiiey. D. G. Chap man, A. E. Crane, V. O. Canning, P. Curro, R. H. Campbell. T. H. Crlt tendan, C. Duffy, J, Duffy, J. M. Ellis, W. S. Elliott, W. G. Edxards, T. Ford, L 3. Foyeayth, V. J. Feltham, P. J. Farrell, R. Grant, T. Green, E. V. Goldie, K. 6. Gibson, R. B. Hampton. C. J. Hanley, D. F. Hocklne. jT F. Henry, H. Heyden, R. W. Hitchcock, J. J. P. Hcran, C. H. Hunter, C. D. Hegerty, J. J. HunteJ', H, R. Hanaen, G. H. Hardy. W. H. Jenkins. T. Kelly, R. W. M. Kogler. R. S. Klrby, A. L. Langford, G. R. Mason. B. Murphy, G. H. Mllligean, W. D. P. Manson, T. 3. Maher, p. Markey, A. 3. McCooey, F. McGsrry. A. Neal, A. F. Nesl. A. F. Napier. D. Nevins, P. O'Shea, A. O'Nelll, P. O'Rourke, W. B. Prizeman, W. H. Pardoe, W. C. Pratt, W. J. I Paterson, C. A. Penny, O. Pagelson, P. F. W. Rayward, C. E. Rendall, E. A. Robson, D. G. Robinson, A. J. Robinson, R. C. Spencer, N. V.
Spamoulls, L. E. Secombe, F. Samson, C. W. Shadforth, j. H. Schilling, P. N. Strobe. J. F. Scholes, S. B. V. Sharkey, J. Stem, W. F. Stanley, O. J. Tabulo, D. R. Tideman, E. F. Trono, C. A. Webb, A. Wilson. W. Waters. W. A. A. Watson, F, W. Woods. C. A. Young, M. Zammitt. Bookmakers' Clerks— New licenses: P. Martin, W. J. Nixon, N. T. Powell, C. E. Cooley. Renewals: H. P. Arrow smith, L C. Allingham, E. E. Arkln etall, C. J. Best. K. E. Burgess. J. R. Boken, F. J. Bennett, A. M. Burke, F. J. Bourke. T. E. Bussey, J. Birt well. R. J. Balllle, V. R. A. Brown, A. J. Barr, H. J. Brennan, C. R. Canning. T. F. Crewe, S. J. Cook, P. Curro. N. A. Cormack. w. V. Cum mins, T. G. Cooper, R. Dunn. W. H. Duggan. S. V. Duncan, S. Elms, A. W. Elliott, W. H. Edwards, J. T. Elliott, T. F. Fazel, K. S. Feltham, J. J. Farrell, M. Giddlngs. T. J. Goodwin. V. L. Gordon, L. F. Goldie, K. J.
Gibson, H. P. Greer, C. Gordon, B. Grealisb, C. Grenslade, R. S. Glen denning, R. Griffiths, D. W. Gibson, J. R. Hocking. N. D. Huoson, C. Healy, A. T. Hean, B. Herllhy, A. J. Hart, J. J. Keating, R. D. Kliwan. L. S. Kay rooz, F. J. Logan, C. D. Lewis, P. A. Lane, C. M. Lanskey, T. Msngan. V. J. Madsen, J. Murdoch, C. J. Maher, C. J. Mitchell, A. J. Mc Gregor, C. C. McMeekin, J. L. Me Intosh, J. P. McCarry, K. E. McGarry, P. J. O'Rourke, J. E. O'Brien, W. B. Prizeman (jnr), P. M. Power, G. C. Penny, J. P. Power, G. W. Porter, G. F. Robson, A. J. Robinson (senr), A. R. Rebetzke, L. J. Ready. F. W. Smith, E. A. Skau. R. A. Sandaver, W. E. Sandaver, J. St. Clalr. L. J. Staun ton. K. G. Smith. P. D. Styles, R. H. Smith, B. H. Salsbury. N. Sanbeck, F. F. Smith, T. W. Styles. L. G. Towner. A. J. Thompson, S. T. Verra, K. Venables, R. A. Van de Velde, O. W. Watson, K. M. Welch. H. F. Young, C. Young. FIXTURES FOB 194).
The following fixtures were tenta ively adopted, dates allotted marked January: IB, Townsville Turf Club (A); 24 and 25, Mt. Isa Race Club (A); 25, Mackav Turf Club (A) ; 25 ancN 27, Townsville Turf Club (A). February: 8, Mackay Turf Club, Townsville Turf Club; 18, TownsvlUe Turf Club; 22, Townsvtlle Turf Club. Mackay Turf Club. March: 1, Townsvllle Turf Club: 8, Townsville Turf Club. Mackay Turf Club: 15, Cloncurry St. Patricks lA), Townsville Turf Club; 22, Herbert River Jockey Club, Quamby Race Club IA), Mackay Turf Club. Mt. Isa RBce Club (A), Burdekin Delta Turf Club; 29, Townsville Turf Club. April: 1 and 2, Western Picnic Race Club; 5 and 7, Hughenden Jockey Club (A). Mackay Turf Club, Towns ville Turf Club; 12, Bowen, Towns ville Turf Club; 18 and 19, North Gregory Turf Club (A), Mt. Coolon Amateur Turf Club (A-; 19, Herbert River, Burdekin Delta Turf Club. Towers Jockey Club; 26, Mackav Turf Club, Corfleld Hack Race Club (A), Townsvllle Turf Club. May; 1 and 2, Nebo Jockey Club:
2 and 8. Boulia Amateur (A) ; 3, Eton Turf Club, Townsville Turf Club; 6, Herbert River Jockey Club; 8 and 10, Mackay Amateur Turf Club; 10, Townsville Turf Club; 16 and 17, Flln -Y-rs Amateur (Annual); 17, Mackay Turf Clubl' Bowen, Townsville Turf Club; 22 and 23, Tower Hill Picnic; 23 and 24, Clutha Picnic; 24, Herber River Jockey Club, Burdekin Delta Turf Club, Mackay Turf Club, Mac kinlsy; 30 and 31. Oaklev Amateur Picnic Race Club; 31, Townsville Turf Club June: 6 and 7, Winton Returned Soldiers; 7, Townsville Turf Club, MacKay Turf Club; 13 and 14, Bowen River Turf Club (Annual 1; 14, Bowen; 14 and 16, Townsville Turf Club; 17 and 18, A.B.C. Amateur Race Club (Annual) (A); 21, Herbert River Jockey Club, Burdekin Delta Turf Club; 29, Mackay Turf Club: 27 and 28, Mackay Turf Club; 28. Townsville Turf Club. July: 4 and 5, Bowen (Annual), Towers Jockey Cluh (Annual); 12, Mackay Turf Club: 12 and 19, Towns ville Turf Club (Annual); 25 and 26, Herbert River Jockey Club (Annual); 26, Mackay Turf Cluh. August: 2, TownsviUe Turf Club, Bowen; 6, 7, and 8, Nomunton; 9, Mackay Turf Club. Burdekin Delta. Turf Club (Annual); 16, Townsvllle Turf Club; 23, Herbert River Jockey Club, Mackay Turf Club; 27 and 2b, North Queensland Amateur Turf Club (Annual): 30, Townsville Turf Club. September-. 6, Townsville Turf Club, Mackay Turf Club. Burdekin Delta Turf Club; 13, Bowen (requires pro tection); 20. Mackay Turf Club. Townsvllle Turf Club; 26 and 27, Charters Towers Amateur Race Club. October: 4, Townsvllle Turf Club, Mackay Turf Club. Burdekin Delta Turf Club; 11, Townsville Turf Club, Bowen; 18, Mackay Turf Club, Towns ville Turf Club: 24 and 25, Richmond Returned SoWers. November: 1, Townsville Turf Club, Mackey Turf Club; 8, Eton Turt Club. Towers Jockey Club. Townsvllle Turf Club. Burdekin Delta Turf Club: 15, Mackay Turf Club;22. Bowen, Towns ville Turf Club; 29. Mackay Turf Club. Townsville Turf Club. December: 13, Mackay Turf Club, Townsville Turf Club; 16, Burdekin Delta Turf Club: 20, Bowen, Towns ville Turf Club; 26. Bowen, Towers Jockey Club, Mackay Turf Club; 27, - Townsville Turf Club. I January, 1948: 1. Mackay Turf Club. Townsvllle Turf Club; 8, Townsville Turf Club; 10. Townsvlle Turf Club.