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Charles Lindberg flies solo non-stop across the North Atlantic in the "Spirit of St Loius," a single-engined monoplane. The flight took off from Long Island on 20 May and landed at Le Bourget near Paris 33 hours and 32 minutes later.

"The Jazz Singer" is the first 'talkie' (movie with sound).

LOCAL HISTORY

March 12-15 - Visit of Duke of York (later King George VI)to Ch-Ch.

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RACING HISTORY PEOPLE

FRANK MacFARLANE

One of the biggest trainers in Victoria in the 1920's, the wealthy MacFarlane (From movie theatres) brought his top pace Nimble Direct here in 1927 with moderate results but returned with a six strong team in 1928 and stayed for a year.

Nimble Direct was still up to the best classes but the star was the trotter Huon Voyage who won the Dominion Handicap for local trainer, Dick Humphreys soon after MacFarlane's return. Frank was popular, if controversial figure in his home state. At one stage he triggered an owner's strike in his support when his nominations in Melbourne were refused after he criticised stake levels.

He was the first Australian owner to win a Dominion Handicap.

TRIVIA FACT: When auctioning his horses to return to Australia MacFarlane would only auction the lease on Nimble Direct ("like a member of the family") and Jack Shaw won the bidding at 21%. MacFarlane guaranteed payment for the horse's return trip to Australia whe she retired.

Credit: David McCarthy writing in Harnessed Jan 2017

RACING HISTORY FEATURE RACE COMMENT

Lady Rhodes presents the Cup to Kohara's owner J L Webb
1927 NEW ZEALAND TROTTING CUP

James Bryce was back again with another Cathedral Chimes stallion in Kohara to win for the fourth time in five years.

Ahuriri had to be withdrawn with an injury, but with McKenzie adding Acron and Great Bingen to Bryce's bracket of Kohara and Great Hope, the stable practically had it won before the start. Bryce opted to handle Great Hope and gifted the plum drive of Kohara, from 24 yards, to his son Andy to emulate the feat of his brother James junior with Great Hope.

Rain had made track conditions difficult that year, but with a lap to go most in the 17-horse field still had a chance with Kohara leading. Kohara stayed on too well however for the fast finishing Cardinal Logan, noted 13-year-old mudlark Man O'War and Great Bingen, who from 84 yards was making a great run at the three furlongs only to be yanked to the outside fence to avoid the breaking Imprint.

Kohara had also been bred and raced by R M Morten until a year prior to his Cup win, when he was bought by Auckland's J L Webb and thus became the first North Island owned winner.

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The Toff writing in NZ Truth 10 Nov 1927

J L Webb's black horse Kohara won the NZ Trotting Cup in an airey manner from Cardinal Logan which suffered two inconveniences on the trip.

Kohara began fast and was early in a handy position. With a round to go he was head and head with the leader, Logan Chief, the pair going to the ten-furlong disc in 3.4 2/5. Going out of ther straight, Kohara had Logan Chief doing his best. As they flew past the twelve-furlong peg in 3.39 4/5, Kohara drew out from Logan Chief, Peter Bingen, Man o' War, Prince Pointer, Cardinal Logan, Black Admiral, Loganwood, Great Hope, Audacious, Talaro and Great Bingen.

As they negotiated the mile and three-quaters, the watch read 4.14 3/5. Kohara was just at the head of Peter Bingen, Man o' War, Prince Pointer, Logan Chief, Cardinal Logan, Loganwood and Great Bingen. In the race to the judge, Kohara held his advantage to win by two lengths from Cardinal Logan, which finished in great style. Man o' War was a similar distance away third and Great Bingen fourth.

Acron, Sea Pearl and Queen's Own failed to move off properly. With five and a half furlongs to go, Cardinal Logan suffered interference, which he unintentionaly passed on to Sea Pearl, causing Imprint and Great Bingen to go very wide to avoid a smash. The incident cost Great Bingen fully six lengths.

The winner was driven by A Bryce, son of J Bryce, and is by Cathedral Times from Bright Alice.

Credit: New Zealand HRWeekly

RACING HISTORY FEATURE RACE COMMENT

1927 NEW ZEALAND FREE-FOR-ALL

Due to the display on the part of New Zealand's greatest pacer, Great Bingen, the Free-for-All was a very disappointing contest. Great Bingen took fright at the start and galloped a furlong and a half before he could be induced to strike his gait. By that time the field was well on its journey and he had no chance of making up his ground.

The winner, Native Chief can-canned at the start, lost several lengths and then had the race won at the head of the stretch. It wasn't a race at the finish, Native Chief winning easily in the slow time of 2.11 1-5. He really went in 2.8. That is from the time he left the starting peg.

Bell Harold and Loganwood loafed over the first half-mile which took 1.8 to cover, hence it is easy to understand why Native Chief gathered them so easily. In the straight, Peter Bingen put in his claim for second money and got it without doing any damge from a record point of view. Great Hope went away badly. Had Bonny Logan been able to have got clear m the straight she would have made the finish more interesting.


Credit: 'The Toff' writing in NZ Truth 17 Nov 1927

RACING HISTORY FEATURE RACE COMMENT

1927 NEW ZEALAND DERBY

The New Zealand Derby Stakes saw some good three-year-olds in action and it took a high class filly in Daphne de Oro to gain the honors.

Admirably handled by F. G. Holmes, she got on the journey nicely and after mixing it with her opponents for nine furlongs she drew away to give her pilot "a ride in the park" down the straight. She won very easily.

For second money there was a keen set-to between Eugene de Oro and Harvest Child. Both youngsters answered gamely to the demands made upon them in the straight and it was only after a real battling finish that Eugene de Oro gained the upper hand. The honors of the race from a sire's point of view were all with Rey de Oro, which is the father of both Daphne de Oro and Eugene de Oro.

Donard did his best to get the money. He is a real pacer and one that will take Maurice Holmes first home on several occasions later m the season.


Credit: NZ Truth 17 Nov 1927

RESULTS OF PRESTIGE RACES FOR THIS SEASON
 
HENRY MACE MEMORIAL

Current Sponsor:
2 miles 1902-31: 1 1/4 miles 1932: 2 miles 1933-38: 9 1/2 furlongs 1939: Not Run 1940-47: 2 miles 1948-57: 1 1/2 miles 1958: 2 miles 1959-60: 1 1/2 miles 1961-62
Handicap Pace: Run between 1902 & 1962
Year: 1927

 
Race History
WINNER BONNY LOGAN  
TRAINER F Holmes DRIVER F Holmes TIME 4 36 3/5
HANDICAP 36 yards STAKE 400 sovs DATE 16/12/1927
BREEDING 8m Logan Pointer-Bonilene
OWNER W H Norton
MIDDLETON HANDICAP TROT

Current Sponsor:
Standing Start: 1903-1911 race open to pacers & trotters: 1911 in saddle. 2m 1902-3: 1 1/2m 1904: 2m 1905: 1 1/2m 1906-7: 2m 1908-30: 1 1/2m 1931-3: 2m 1934-38: 1 1/2m 1939: 2m 1940. Final running 1940
Year: 1927

 
Race History
WINNER CANNONBALL  
TRAINER V Alborn DRIVER V Alborn TIME 4 40 1/5
HANDICAP 24 yards STAKE 400 sovs DATE 11/11/1927
BREEDING 5h Wildwood Junior-Madam Shaw
OWNER V Alborn
CHRISTCHURCH HANDICAP

Current Sponsor:
1 1/2 miles 1904: Not Run 1905: 2 miles 1906: 1 3/4 miles 1907: 2 miles 1908-34
Handicap Pace run 1904-1934
Year: 1927

 
Race History
WINNER JEWEL POINTER  
TRAINER J S Shaw DRIVER J S Shaw TIME 4 31 2/5
HANDICAP Front STAKE 1000 sovs DATE 11/11/1927
BREEDING 6h Logan Pointer-Law Chimes
OWNER M Moodabe
SPRINTERS HANDICAP

Current Sponsor:
1922-34 1 Mile: 1935 1 1/4 Miles: 1936-37 1 1/2 Miles. Formerly called the Recovery Handicap
Handicap Pace. Run from 1922 to 1937
Year: 1927

 
Race History
WINNER GOLDEN DEVON  
TRAINER V Alborn DRIVER V Alborn TIME 2 10 3/5
HANDICAP 12 yards STAKE 400 sovs DATE 11/11/1927
BREEDING 9h Great Audubon-Lady Devon
OWNER V Alborn
NEW ZEALAND FREE-FOR-ALL

Current Sponsor: ( WOODLANDS )
(Renamed New Zealand Pacing Sprint Championship, 1942-48) 1914-1919 One Mile & Quarter: 1920-1927 One Mile: 1928-1961 One Mile & Quarter: 1962 Nine & Half Furlongs Mobile: 1963-1972 One Mile & Quarter Stand: 1973-1974 2000 Metres Stand: 1975-2011 2000 Metres Mobile: 2012-2013 1 Mile Mobile: 2014 1950 Metres Mobile
1982 on GROUP 1: 1950Metres: Mobile Start.
Year: 1927

 
Race History
WINNER NATIVE CHIEF  
TRAINER J J Kennerley DRIVER F G Holmes TIME 2 11 1/5
HANDICAP Scr STAKE 650 sovereigns DATE 10/11/1927
BREEDING g Logan Pointer-Regina de Oro
OWNER J Duffy
NEW ZEALAND DERBY

Current Sponsor: ( DIAMOND CREEK FARM )
(Formerly New Brighton Derby Stakes) From 1914 to 1925 the race was conducted by the New Brighton Trotting Cub and decided in the Autumn (1925 Winner: Kohara). In 1925 it was taken over by the Metropolitan Trotting Club and decided in the Spring (Winner: Native Chief). 1982 decided in Summer. = Dead Heat. 1968-9 1 mile & half: 1970-2 1m 5f: 1973-83 2600 Metres Stand: From 1984 2600 Metres Mobile.
GROUP 1:Three-year-old Pace: 2600 Metres: Mobile Start.
Year: 1927

 
Race History
WINNER DAPHNE DE ORO  
TRAINER J Washington DRIVER F G Holmes TIME 3 25 4/5
HANDICAP Scr STAKE 1000 sovereigns DATE 10/11/1927
BREEDING 3f Logan Pointer or Rey d'Oro-Doraldina
OWNER J Washington
COURTENAY HANDICAP

Current Sponsor:
2 mile: 1907-1934: 1935 Race Discontinued
2 mile Stand
Year: 1927

 
Race History
WINNER TOM THUMB  
TRAINER F Holmes DRIVER F Holmes TIME 4 30 1/5
HANDICAP Front STAKE 1000 sovs DATE 10/11/1927
BREEDING 7h Logan Pointer-Flossie Dillon
OWNER J R Frizzell
METROPOLITAN CHALLENGE STAKES

Current Sponsor:
2 miles 1901-4: 1 1/2 miles 1905-23: Not Run 1906: 2 miles 1924-36: 1 1/4 miles 1937-39: 1m 5f 1940: 2 miles 1941-42: 1 1/4 miles 1943: 1m 5f 1944-45: 1 1/4 miles 1946-63: 1m 5f 1964. From 1943 to 1963 restricted to 3&4yos: 1964 4yos only: Last run 1964
Handicap Pace: Run from 1901 to 1964: Open to 1942: For 3 & 4 yos 1943-63: 4 yos only 1964
Year: 1927

 
Race History
WINNER KING POINTER  
TRAINER O E Hooper DRIVER O E Hooper TIME 4 37 2/5
HANDICAP Front STAKE 400 sovs DATE 10/11/1927
BREEDING 5g Young Star Pointer-May Stanley
OWNER W McDonald
SOCKBURN HANDICAP TROT

Current Sponsor:
Standing Start. 1903 2miles; 1904-5 1 1/2 miles; 1906 2miles; 1907 1 1/2 miles; 1908-33 2miles; 1934-40 1 1/2 miles; 1941-46 1mile 5furlongs; 1947-50 1 1/4 miles stand FFA.
1903-1946: 1947-1950 Run as Sockburn FFA Trot
Year: 1927

 
Race History
WINNER JOHN MAURITIUS  
TRAINER C S Donald DRIVER C S Donald TIME 4 37 4/5
HANDICAP 84 yards STAKE 400 sovs DATE 10/11/1927
BREEDING 10g Mauritius-Emuline
OWNER H Archer
DOMINION TROTTING FFA

Current Sponsor: ( HARAS des TROTTEURS )
1911-1973 Distance Two Miles: 1934&1935 Distance One & Half Miles: = Dead Heat 2007- Free-For-All
GROUP 1: For Trotting Horses only 3200 metres
Year: 1927

 
Race History
WINNER ELZEAR  
TRAINER W J Tomkinson DRIVER J McLennan TIME 4 41 2/5
HANDICAP 24 Yards STAKE 1000 sovereigns DATE 8/11/1927
BREEDING m Petereta-Lady Elwood
OWNER G J Barton
NEW ZEALAND TROTTING CUP

Current Sponsor: ( CHRISTCHURCH CASINO )
1904-1973 Two Miles: From 1929 to 1931 run as two Heats and a Final: 2008 Free-For-All
GROUP 1: 3200 Metres: Standing Start
Year: 1927

 
Race History
WINNER KOHARA  
TRAINER J Bryce DRIVER A Bryce TIME 4 46 2/5
HANDICAP 24 Yards STAKE 3000 sovereigns DATE 8/11/1927
BREEDING 6 h Cathedral Chimes - Bright Alice
OWNER J L Webb
Last 800 Last 400 MileRate 2 23 1/5
LIGHTNING HANDICAP

Current Sponsor:
Standing Start: 1mile 1904-18; 1 1/2miles 1919; 1mile 1920-31; 1 1/2miles 1932-36; 1 1/4miles 1937; 1 1/2miles 1938-40; 2miles 1941; Not run 1942; 1 1/4miles 1943-61; 9 1/2furlongs 1962; 1 1/4miles 1963-72; Not run 1973&4; 2000metres 1975-82. In saddle 1904, 1909-11, 1920-31. Run as FFA 1947, 52, 59, 62, 63 & 1965
From 1904 to 1982
Year: 1927

 
Race History
WINNER JEWEL POINTER  
TRAINER J S Shaw DRIVER F E Jones TIME 2 15 2/5
HANDICAP 12 yards STAKE 300 sovs DATE 12/08/1927
BREEDING 6h Logan Pointer-Law Chimes
OWNER M Moodabe
NATIONAL HCP

Current Sponsor:
1904-40 2 mile Std: 1941 1m Std: 1942-50 2m Std: 1951-56 1m 5furlong Std: 1957 2m Std: 1958-59 1m5f Std: 1960-61 2m Std: 1962-72 1m5f Std: 1973-81 2600mtrs Std: 1982 Race Discontinued
Handicap Pace. Last run 1981
Year: 1927

 
Race History
WINNER IMPRINT  
TRAINER L F Berkett DRIVER L F Berkett TIME 4 33 4/5
HANDICAP 48 yards STAKE 1000 sovs DATE 12/08/1927
BREEDING 6h Denver-Prince Imperial mare
OWNER T B Louisson
KING GEORGE (AUGUST) HANDICAP

Current Sponsor:
2 Mile Handicap Pace. 1917-18 & 1936 Not Run: Race discontinued 1938
2 Mile: Handicap Pace
Year: 1927

 
Race History
WINNER LOGANWOOD  
TRAINER G W Dranfield DRIVER L Frost TIME 4 27 2/5
HANDICAP 36 yards STAKE 1000 sovs DATE 10/08/1927
BREEDING 10h Logan Pointer-Myrtlewood
OWNER G W Dranfield
AVON HANDICAP

Current Sponsor:
1904-06 1 Mile: 1907-33 2 Miles: 1917-18 Not Run: 1934-36 1 1/2 Miles: 1937 2 Miles: 1938 1 1/4 Miles: 1939-40 1 1/2 Miles: 1941-44 2 Miles: 1942 & 1943 Not Run: 1945-49 1 1/4 Miles.
Run from 1904 to 1949
Year: 1927

 
Race History
WINNER FRISCO BEAU  
TRAINER D Withers DRIVER D Withers TIME 4 40 2/5
HANDICAP 12 yards STAKE 450 sovs DATE 10/08/1927
BREEDING 10g Tip Frisco-Irene Beau
OWNER J R McKenzie
INTERNATIONAL (SPRING) HANDICAP

Current Sponsor:
1906-1919 1 miles: 1920-1935 1mile: 1936-1940 1 miles: Race discontinued 1941
Handicap Pace
Year: 1927

 
Race History
WINNER LOGANWOOD  
TRAINER G W Dranfield DRIVER M Holmes TIME 2 09 3/5
HANDICAP Front STAKE 400 sovs DATE 6/08/1927
BREEDING 10h Logan Pointer-Myrtlewood
OWNER G W Dranfield
PAPARUA HANDICAP PACE

Current Sponsor:
1919-38 2 Miles: 1939-40 1 1/2 Miles: 1941-42 2 Miles
Handicap Pace Run from 1919 to 1942
Year: 1927

 
Race History
WINNER TAUREKAREKA  
TRAINER N C Price DRIVER D Withers TIME 4 41 4/5
HANDICAP Front STAKE 500 sovs DATE 4/06/1927
BREEDING 6h Cathedral Chimes-Mountain Rose
OWNER H C Watson
Last 800 Last 400 MileRate 2 20 4/5
MATURITY HANDICAP

Current Sponsor:
1 1/2 Miles 3YO Stand
3YO Handicap Run from 1919 to 1929
Year: 1927

 
Race History
WINNER NAN BRENT  
TRAINER S Hawthorne DRIVER F Holmes TIME 3 35 1/5
HANDICAP Front STAKE 300 sovs DATE 4/06/1927
BREEDING 3f Brent Locanda-Maura
OWNER H J Delargey
KING GEORGE HANDICAP

Current Sponsor:
2 Mile Handicap
2 Mile Handicap Pace run from 1912 to 1935
Year: 1927

 
Race History
WINNER WAITAKI GIRL  
TRAINER H W Aker DRIVER J Bryce TIME 4 45 4/5
HANDICAP 84 yards STAKE 600 sovs DATE 3/06/1927
BREEDING 8m Harold Dillon-Stanleys Girl
OWNER H W Aker
HIGH CLASS HANDICAP

Current Sponsor:
1901-05 2 miles: 1906-11 1 1/2 miles: 1912-18 1 mile: 1919-33 1 1/4 miles.
Handicap Pace. Run from 1901 to 1933
Year: 1927

 
Race History
WINNER BONNY LOGAN  
TRAINER F Holmes DRIVER F Holmes TIME 2 45 3/5
HANDICAP 12 yards STAKE 400 sovs DATE 20/04/1927
BREEDING 6m Logan Pointer-Bonilene
OWNER W H Norton
PRESIDENTS HANDICAP (NZMTC)

Current Sponsor:
1904 2 miles: 1905 1 1/2 miles: 1906-10 2 miles: 1911 1 1/2 miles: 1912-40 2 miles: 1938 & 1942-45 & 1948-49 & 1951 Not Run: 1941-47 1 5/8 miles: 1950-54 2 miles: 1955-63 1 5/8 miles: 1964-65 1 1/4 miles: 1966-68 1 5/8 miles.
Handicap Pace. Run from 1904 to 1968
Year: 1927

 
Race History
WINNER BLACK ADMIRAL  
TRAINER M B Edwards DRIVER M B Edwards TIME 4 26 2/5
HANDICAP 36 yards STAKE 1000 sovs DATE 20/04/1927
BREEDING 7g Brent Locanda-Queens Drive
OWNER R Grant & H Winter
EASTER CUP

Current Sponsor: ( BRECKON FARMS & ALL STARS RACING )
Prior to 1939 Easter Hcp Two Miles: 1918 & 1938 Not Run: 1940 1 1/2 miles: 1942-1946 Two Miles: 1947 & 48 Easter Stakes FFA One Mile & Half: 1949-50 Easter Hcp: 1951 Not Run: 1952-1970 One Mile & Five Furlongs: 1972-1973 Two Miles: 1983 GROUP 2:
GROUP 1: Pace: 3200 Metres: Standing Start
Year: 1927

 
Race History
WINNER ESCAPADE  
TRAINER R B Berry DRIVER R B Berry TIME 4 27 1/5
HANDICAP 12 yards STAKE 1000 sovs DATE 16/04/1927
BREEDING 7m Nelson Bingen-Country Belle
OWNER F E Neale & R B Berry
NEW BRIGHTON HANDICAP (NBTC)

Current Sponsor:
1904-09 2 Miles: 1910-11 1 1/2 Miles Re-named Brooklyn Hcp: 1912-28 2 Miles: 1929-35 Not Run: 1936-38 1 1/2 Miles: 1939-44 Not Run: 1945 2 Miles: 1946 1 5/8 Miles: 1947-49 2 Miles: Race Discontinued 1950
Raced between 1904 and 1949
Year: 1927

 
Race History
WINNER GREAT BINGEN  
TRAINER D Withers DRIVER D Withers TIME 4 21.0
HANDICAP 108 yards STAKE 800 sovs DATE 15/03/1927
BREEDING 8h Nelson Bingen-Berthabell
OWNER J R McKenzie
JUVENILE HANDICAP

Current Sponsor:
1920 1 1/4 Miles: 1921-29 1 5/8 Miles: 1930 1 1/2 Miles: 1931-33 1 1/4 Miles
3YO Handicap Run from 1920 to 1933
Year: 1927

 
Race History
WINNER Authir Jinks  
TRAINER T Wallis DRIVER T Wallis TIME 3 44 4/5
HANDICAP Front STAKE 300 sovs DATE 12/02/1927
BREEDING 3g Author Dillon-Lady Jinks
OWNER Wallis & O'Keefe
CRAVEN HANDICAP PACE

Current Sponsor:
1919-42 1 1/4 Miles: 1935 & 1938 Not Run: 1943-49 2 Miles
Handicap Pace Run from 1919 to 1949
Year: 1927

 
Race History
WINNER QUEENS OWN  
TRAINER O E Hooper DRIVER O E Hooper TIME 2 45 2/5
HANDICAP 12 yards STAKE 300 sovs DATE 12/02/1927
BREEDING 8m Adonis-Country Queen
OWNER D Spence
STEWARDS HANDICAP/ MILE (CPTC)

Current Sponsor:
1910 1 1/2 Miles: 1911-41 2 Miles: 1942-48 1 5/8 Miles: 1949-52 2 Miles: 1951 Not Run: 1953-63 1 5/8 Miles: 1964 1 1/4 Miles: 1965 1 5/8 Miles: 1966 1 1/4 Miles: 1967-81 1 Mile Mobile
Trotting Handicap/Mile: Run from 1910 to 1981 by Canterbury Park
Year: 1927

 
Race History
WINNER DUKE BINGEN  
TRAINER R W Franks DRIVER R W Franks TIME 4 42 3/5
HANDICAP Front STAKE 250 sovs DATE 1/01/1927
BREEDING 7g Nelson Bingen-Duchess of Rothschild
OWNER R W Franks
CANTERBURY HANDICAP (CPTC)

Current Sponsor:
1911-1945 2 Miles: 1947-58 1 5/8 Miles
Raced between 1911 and 1958
Year: 1927

 
Race History
WINNER PETER BINGEN  
TRAINER J J Kennerley DRIVER J R Kennerley TIME 4 28.0
HANDICAP 36 yards STAKE 1100 sovs DATE 1/01/1927
BREEDING 7h Nelson Bingen-Berthabell
OWNER G S Simpson


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