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Beginning of Second World War. NZ, together with Australia, France and India, immediately follows Britian in declaring war on Germany, and recruitment begins for the Second New Zealand Division under Major-General Bernard Ferguson.

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LOCAL HISTORY

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RACING HISTORY INTERDOMINIONS

TASMANIA - SPRINGFIELD GLOBE
Brothers Springfeld Globe and Our Globe starred in drastically different roles in 1939. Springfield Globe won the 2000, 12 furlongs Final in 3.21.6 a mile rate of 2.12.8. But older brother Our Globe, was disqualified from racing for six months for failing on the third day after bolting away with his heats on the first two days.


RACING HISTORY HORSES

NYALLO SCOTT - Enigma

For much of his career Nyallo Scott was regarded around Roydon Lodge as a rogue. In the Roydon Lodge history penned by Sir Roy McKenzie he doesn't even earn a mention. But in the mid 1940's he was, for a time, the best known horse in the country.

The secret was Sir John McKenzie handing him to Leo Berkett to train on a lease arrangement at his Hope farm near Nelson. Leo regularly worked his horses between the shafts of a plough. Nyallo Scott was six and a lost cause to anyone but Leo when he went to a Nelson meeting in June and won three races with him in four starts. Two of those races were in succession. He won the first and was second in the other, a rare feat indeed though it wasn't the only time Berkett had tried it. With another rising star among his team called Highland Fling , Berkett transferred permanently to Templeton with Nyallo Scott.

Once he had the horse in shape Berkett didn't give a "thinker" the chance to reflect. As a 7yo he had 38 starts, yes 38, but the good news was that he won 11 of them. No horse had ever done that before. He went from a low class race at New Brighton in September to running against the Cup horses at Ashburton in June, winning the rich Dunedin Cup along the way. Two months later he beat stars like subsequent InterDominion winner Emulous in the August Free-For-All.

Then, as if to prove that you can't keep a bad horse up, it was over. Berkett drove him instead of the superior Highland Fling in the 1947 Cup because nobody else could but he broke early and lost any real chance. After some more erratic disappointments Berkett returned him to Roydon Lodge. He started in the Cup in 1948 but was pulled up after another wayward performance and he never won another race. But 38 for 11 in one season now there's a stat!

Credit: David McCarthy writing in Harnessed July 2016

RACING HISTORY HORSES

DILLON HALL

When older breeders study the claims made for some recent imported sires and how well they are bred they can be forgiven a weary smile. To here some tell it, it is only in the last few years that NZ studmasters imported top-bred stallions, the inference being that sires of the past were practically given away by their American owners because no stud in that country would look at them.

This is, with respect, a load of rubbish. One example was Guy Parrish imported in the 1920s who was a full brother to the champion American pacer Arion Guy, and an even better one was Dillon Hall, five times leading sire and, if you probe below the surface, a good bet as the finest sire we have had. I would suggest to stud advertisement compilers who browbeat breeders with long lines of statistics and how impressive second and third placings were, that they have yet to be asked to design an advertisement for a better bred stallion than Dillon Hall, who was imported to this country by George Youngson and his wife in 1939, complete with a two-minute record, which was not all that easy to get in those days.

Dillon Hall, who took his two-minute mark at four years was by the Peter The Great horse The Laurel Hall, sire of two-minute performers and a success in the United States before being exported to Italy where he was very popular, his world record holding son Prince Hall, sire of Medoro, also being bought by the Italians. His dam, Margaret Dillon, was the champion pacing mare from 1922 when she recorded 1:58.2 - sensational going then - her record not being beaten for 16 years. She is rated as one of the three greatest pacing mares of all time. Her dam, Margaret Primo, was by Peter The Great, making Dillon Hall line bred to that great progenitor, and was a daughter of another champion racemare in Margaret O. The latter's dam was a full sister to the legendary sire Axworthy making Dillon Hall richly bred to the two greatest sires of this century. It is difficult to think of a better female line among sires imported here.

Dillon Hall sired 397 winners in this country and his cause was helped by his getting the great mudlark Acropolis in his first crop. Acropolis won 11 races and $25,000 but was not his sire's finest offspring despite the good start he gave him. Chamfer won 14 races including the NZ Cup and was a leading sire in Australia. Maori Home won 17 races and $37,000 and Parawa Derby was not far behind winning $32,000 from 15 victories. Blue Mist was a great Dillon Hall mare winning 14 races in NZ and setting a world record over 1 miles in Australia of 3:03.2. Our Roger also won the Cup and 14 other races for $30,000 odd and Dragoman won 12. Lady Averill was a top performer and Maida Dillon won 13 races for nearly $20,000.

Perhaps one of Dillon Hall's finest sons was First Lord, who had a career interrupted by injury after winning 10 races. He was noted for his acceleration and did fairly well as a sire. Snowflake was another fine Dillon Hall mare, holding the 3-year-old two mile record for many years and winning six races including the Great Northern Derby. Heather Dillon won 12 and Belmont Hall numbered the Champion Stakes among his wins. Centennial Hall, Duncraig (9 wins), Aberhall (11) and Prince Hall (10) were other good winners, and one of his best trotting sons was Swannee River, who won ten races in all. It was surprising that Dillon Hall did not leave more good trotters for his sire was successful in producing horses of that gait in Italy.

These were the cream of his crops but he left a great number of 'bread and butter' horses who were sturdy and long lasting and who liked racing on any tracks, being particularly adept in heavy going. If Dillon Hall had made an indelible impression as a sire his mares were in great demand and today any Dillon Hall blood in the veins of a broodmare in considered highly desirable. And no wonder. Offspring of his mares have left more than 550 winners. To look at the tops there was Orbiter, winner of nearly $400,000, Robin Dundee, winner of 25 races in NZ alone and altogether winner of nearly a quarter of a million dollars. There was Inter-Dominion winner Free Hall, Student Prince, top pacer Don Hall and the brilliant Sun Chief, winner of 12 including the NSW Derby. Moss Hall and King Hal both won 11, Samantha won 15 including a Wellington Cup and Doctor Dan, Gildirect, Seafield Lad, Denbry and Tobacco Road were all top horses. Another was Smokeaway who won 12 races.

We could go on for hours but should mention Tobias winner of 17 here, Bramble Hall winner of over $160,000, Bay Foyle now at stud here, Stewart Hanover who has won over $220,000, top Australian pacer Imatoff, Monsignor (1:59) winner of 10, Twinkle Hanover, Smoke Cloud and Miss Step. Then there was Roy Grattan, a half brother to Don Hall, and winner of nine and Global Hall, from the same family, who won 10 trotting including the Rowe Cup. Tutta Bella produced eight good winners of over 45 races, Gaiety Hall produced five winners and Van Brabant has produced four. Maida Dillon has founded a successful tribe including Maida Million winner of over $200,000. Dilly Dally produced top trotter Annual Report and four other winners including Nocatchem and Luck's Way, and Marionette was dam of Inter-Dominion trotting champion Poupette. Doctor Barry, from the Dillon Hall mare Weekender, won 100 including the NZ Derby.

Janet Hall left the top pacer Sleek Line and her sister Ellen Hall left four Australian winners. Laura Dillon won five and left Glene, the dam of Fronto Prontezza, and her sister Laura Hall has left five Australian winners. Medium Blue, Flying Blue and Blue Emperor winners of 28 races among them came from Dillon Hall mares. Lauder Hall, who won nine herself, produced seven winners, a number of them doing well in the US. Dillon Hall was five times leading broodmare sire.

The stallion's success brought tempting offers for his owners. In 1946 the company of Matson's Ltd offered the Youngsons $10,000 for the horse allowing them to keep the full book on the lists for that season. This was a big offer but it was declined.

In all, the stock of Dillon Hall won 1507 races in this country for nearly $1 million in prize money. His record of having been in the top three of the sire lists for 13 successive seasons is unparalleled when the length of his stud career is considered. When he won his third sire title in 1950-1 he set a new record for money won with $143,285. In Australia he sired top horses in Collaborate and Bruce Hall, the former being a leading sire in Western Australia and the latter being a success in that field as well. Chamfer was leading Australian sire seven times and Gentry, a top class pacer here, was also a successful sire in Australia and NZ. The Dillon Hall male line is defunct in this country but survives across the Tasman. First Lord ultimately went to that country.

One of the finest aspects of Dillon Hall's stud career is apt to be overlooked. That is that while he sired almost as many winners as the great U Scott he had a much shorter stud career than that horse, and shorter also than Light Brigade's. Whereas U Scott was at stud for more than 20 seasons, as was Light Brigade, Dillon Hall had but 15 seasons to make his mark. To be in the top three sires for 13 in succession underlines what a great progenitor he was. His stock generally responded to plenty of galloping and walking with a minimum of hoppled work. Properly handled their hardiness and endurance coupled with the breeding potential of his daughters made the two minute import second to none among imported sires this century.

Credit: David McCarthy writing in NZ Trotguide 13Jul77

RACING HISTORY FEATURE RACE COMMENT

Lucky Jack & Roy Berry
1939 NEW ZEALAND TROTTING CUP

The ever-ready excuse book was well in evidence after the New Zealand Cup last week and it would seem that at least four horses should have ended up in Lucky Jack's position as the 1939 winner. Nevertheless, that horse achieved the distinction of winning his second Cup, and he had to overcome difficulties and prove himself a real horse to take that honour on the day.

Lucky Jack gave a really fine performance, running up handy to the leaders with half a mile to go and fighting on gamely in the run home. This was easily his best effort to date, and one which stamped him as being close to the champion that owner Bill Lowe claims he is.

To "Truth" Lucky Jack has always appeared to fall just short of championship class. Not that he is lacking in speed or stamina - he has those in abundance - but because his off days have been sufficiently numerous to suggest that he has to be caught in the humour to display his talents in full.

This trait was illustrated when he came out to contest the Free-For-All on Friday, his only other start at the meeting. On this occasion he failed to go off, and he only beat two horses home. He does not give the consistently solid and generous displays of "Truth's" idea of a true champion, but when he does set himself out to do his work in his best style, he impresses as having few superiors.

There is, by the way, an interesting sidelight to Lucky Jack's victory. Shortly after he won his first Cup there was a great outcry against the handicapping system because he was placed on a tight mark. It was claimed that as a racing proposition he was ruined, although only a five-year-old and his stake winnings stood close to the 2000 mark. Since then he has gone on to increase that total to almost 3000 and there is every reason to suppose that he will add considerably to that amount. The figures are an effective reply to those who attacked the handicapping system from that angle.

There is no more popular sportsman than owner Lowe, and his horse's victory was well received. He did everything asked of him and could not have won if he had not fought on gamely for the honour. Cantata and Blair Athol filled the second and third placings respectively, and both were unlucky. The former did not get the best of the running in the final quarter, and Blair Athol was giving most of his field a start with half a mile to go. There were only necks between the first three horses at the post and luck in the running made all the difference.

How Colonel Grattan would have fared but for losing his driver a little over four furlongs from home is a matter of conjecture. Whether or not he would have won can provide material for an unsatisfactory argument, but the manner in which he ran on after his accident suggested that he would at least have been in the money.

Plutus was a fair fourth, after being in the fight throughout, but Parisienne, Gallant Knight and Fine Art, the next to finish, were well out of sight of the judge. There was then a big gap to Lawn Derby, which broke soon after the start, Marsceres, Rocks Ahead and King's Play.

In "Truth's" opinion the really unlucky horse was Fine Art. He was never off the bit at any stage of the running, and he was handy turning for home, but the tiring Gallant King so far forgot his manners as to carry McTigue's gelding back through the field in the final quarter. Boxed in on the fence behind Gallant Knight, Fine Art was simply carried out the back door, and at no stage of the run home did he get an opportunity to show his worth, being a helpless victim of the backwash.

On Thursday he gave a taste of his ability by winning the Ollivier Handicap without any trouble, and it is the "Truth's" opinion that he would have treated the New Zealand Cup field in a similar manner with circumstances more in his favour.

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TRAGEDY MARS CUP

One of the sport's keenest supporters, and one of thne most prominent and popular men connected with light-harness racing, Eugene McDermott died, with tragic suddenness, during the running of the New Zealand Cup, in which he drove Colonel Grattan.

With a little over half a mile to go, and while leading the field, Mac was seen to collapse and fall from the sulky, and he expired before the ambulance could get him back to the birdcage.

Eugene made his entry into the sport over 25 years ago, quickly coming to the fore as an amateur rider and driver, and he later took out a professional licence as a trainer and driver.

During his connection with the game he handled many good horses, and made a name for himself as a clever reinsman and a sportsman of the highest calibre. His good qualities earned for him the respect and admiration of all, and the sport is considerably poorer for his passing.

He will be missed, but remembered for many years to come.

Credit: NZ TRUTH 13 Nov 1939

RACING HISTORY FEATURE RACE COMMENT

1939 NEW ZEALAND DERBY

Purchased at a high price as a yearling, Imperial Jade, a full sister to the famous Indianapolis, yesterday won the New Zealand Derby Stakes at Addington. This was her second win. Only a small field contested the Derby and in an exciting finish Imperial Jade struggled home ahead of Gallant Chief, the favourite.

Partners in business in Christchurch and also in racing ownership, Messrs D McFarlane and W Scott are the owners of Imperial Jade. In an effort to win the highest class races in New Zealand, they spent a considerable sum on the importation of Bing Crosby and later Mackscot from the United States. "When we did not get very much success from our importations we thought we would endeavour to get the best in New Zealand," said Mr McFarlane after the Derby, "and we bought Imperial Jade from Mr Gerald Nicoll."

The form recently shown by Imperial Jade in training induced her joint owners to purchase from Mr Nicoll four weeks ago a full brother to the Derby winner. He is a yearling and is not yet broken in.

Possessing excellent manners, there not being a bad trait in her make-up, Imperial Jade has been an easy filly to train. However, her owners acknowledged that all the credit for her condition was due to M Holmes in whose stable she has been since a yearling.

Although their more expensive purchases overseas have not given the expected return, Messrs McFarlane and Scott have enjoyed a fair measure of success since they began racing. Their first venture was Sea Gift , which they bought for 200 from James Bryce, of Hornby, this mare developed into a champion trotter. They are also interested in gallopers, their horses at present being Ngaitama, Night Hawk, Knockfin and Tunneller.

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A splendid performance by Imperial Jade in winning the New Zealand Derby Stakes was a feature of the racing at Addington yesterday, when another great crowd attended to see racing of the highest class. Imperial Jade, a sister to Indianapolis, the winner of three New Zealand Cups, proved herself a worthy relative of one of the greatest pacers New Zealand has known. She took the lead early in the race and defied all challenges to wrest the lead from her. Highland Scott, one of the well-bred three-year-olds from Roydon Lodge fell soon after the start of this race, but his stable-mate, Gallant Chief, put in a finish that stamped him as one of the best young pacers of the year. This son of Gallant Knight may have been unlucky in being shut in on the rails until the critical stage of the race, but the manner of his finish let no doubt as to his gameness and stamina.

The Derby horses did not break the record of 3min 16 1/5sec for the mile and a half established by the sensational War Bouy in 1933, but the 3min 22 1/5sec recorded by Imperial Jade was a performance that any owner might be proud of. Fully extended at different periods of the race, Imperial Jade might have done still better.

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Imperial Jade followed up her success in the Riccarton Stakes by winning the New Zealand Derby after a splendid exhibition of pacing. Not only did she make all the running but she withstood all challenges that were made in a fast last half-mile.

Betty Boop went out of the barrier smartly, but Imperial Jade soon took up the

Credit: THE PRESS - Friday 10 Nov 1939

RESULTS OF PRESTIGE RACES FOR THIS SEASON
 
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Year: 1939

 
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WINNER GREAT JEWEL  
TRAINER R B Berry DRIVER R B Berry TIME 2 33 1/5
HANDICAP Front STAKE 400 DATE 2/12/1939
BREEDING 7g Jewel Pointer-Harvest Home
OWNER D Brideson
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WINNER BITTER SWEET  
TRAINER J Fraser Jnr DRIVER J Fraser Jnr TIME 3 21 3/5
HANDICAP 12 yards STAKE 400 DATE 10/11/1939
BREEDING 3f Wrack-Nantwich
OWNER G J Barton
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Year: 1939

 
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WINNER BLAIR ATHOL  
TRAINER R J Humphreys DRIVER M Stewart TIME 3 11 3/5
HANDICAP 24 yards STAKE 750 DATE 10/11/1939
BREEDING 7h Rey De Oro-Mollie Pointer
OWNER B T Stanley
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Year: 1939

 
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WINNER ICEVUS  
TRAINER R Young DRIVER R Young TIME 2 41 4/5
HANDICAP Scr STAKE 500 DATE 10/11/1939
BREEDING h Globe Derby-Milky Way
OWNER H F Rudd
Last 800 Last 400 MileRate 2 09 2/5
NEW ZEALAND DERBY

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Year: 1939

 
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WINNER IMPERIAL JADE  
TRAINER M F Holmes DRIVER M F Holmes TIME 3 22 1/5
HANDICAP Scr STAKE 1,250 DATE 9/11/1939
BREEDING 3f Wrack-Estella Amos
OWNER D McFarlane and W Scott
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Year: 1939

 
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WINNER FINE ART  
TRAINER M C McTigue DRIVER M C McTigue TIME 4 28.0
HANDICAP 12 Yards STAKE 750 DATE 9/11/1939
BREEDING g Jack Potts-Golden Bond
OWNER J F Grant & M Luxton
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WINNER TOKEN  
TRAINER F P Brosnan DRIVER J B Pringle TIME 2 43 2/5
HANDICAP Front STAKE 300 DATE 9/11/1939
BREEDING g Travis Axworthy-Logan Mary
OWNER F P Brosnan
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Year: 1939

 
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WINNER NELL VOLO  
TRAINER F J Smith DRIVER F J Smith TIME 3 19
HANDICAP Front STAKE 400 DATE 9/11/1939
BREEDING 12m Peter Volo-Katy O'Neill
OWNER F J Smith
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Year: 1939

 
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WINNER SOUTHERN CHIEF  
TRAINER R B Berry DRIVER R B Berry TIME 4 20 4/5
HANDICAP 12 yards STAKE 500 DATE 7/11/1939
BREEDING 6h Wrack-Regina Logan
OWNER Miss J Cuff
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Year: 1939

 
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WINNER IMPERIAL JADE  
TRAINER M Holmes DRIVER M Holmes TIME 2 46.0
HANDICAP Front STAKE 300 DATE 7/11/1939
BREEDING f Wrack-Estella Amos
OWNER McFarlane & Scott
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Year: 1939

 
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WINNER ROYAL ROMANCE  
TRAINER V Alborn DRIVER V Alborn TIME 4 27.0
HANDICAP Scr STAKE 650 DATE 7/11/1939
BREEDING m Native King-Logan Lass
OWNER V Alborn
NEW ZEALAND TROTTING CUP

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Year: 1939

 
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WINNER LUCKY JACK  
TRAINER R B Berry DRIVER R B Berry TIME 4 16 1/5
HANDICAP 24 Yards STAKE 2500 DATE 7/11/1939
BREEDING 7 h Jack Potts - Tairene
OWNER W T Lowe
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NATIONAL HCP

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Year: 1939

 
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WINNER MARSCERES  
TRAINER F P Brosnan DRIVER D C Watts TIME 4 42 2/5
HANDICAP Front STAKE 1000 DATE 11/08/1939
BREEDING 7h Man O'War-Golden Vale
OWNER J J Brosnan
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Year: 1939

 
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WINNER HAROLD GUY  
TRAINER J Fraser jnr DRIVER J Fraser jnr TIME 3 24 3/5
HANDICAP Front STAKE 300 DATE 11/08/1939
BREEDING 9g Adioo Guy-Harold Rothschild mare
OWNER W Jakins
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Year: 1939

 
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WINNER GERFALCON  
TRAINER M Holmes DRIVER M Holmes TIME 3 22 3/5
HANDICAP Front STAKE 500 DATE 9/08/1939
BREEDING 6h Wrack-Nantwich
OWNER McFarlane & Scott
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Year: 1939

 
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WINNER KINGS PLAY  
TRAINER M C McTigue DRIVER M C McTigue TIME 2 47 4/5
HANDICAP 24 yards STAKE 400 DATE 5/08/1939
BREEDING 9h Blue Mountain King
OWNER W Johnstone
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Year: 1939

 
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WINNER SIR JULIEN  
TRAINER S A Edwards DRIVER S A Edwards TIME 2 51 2/5
HANDICAP Front STAKE 300 DATE 27/05/1939
BREEDING c Jack Potts-Olive Turmoil
OWNER W Crozier
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WINNER WINDSOR LASS  
TRAINER R J Humphreys DRIVER J B Pringle TIME 2 43 3/5
HANDICAP Front STAKE 300 DATE 13/04/1939
BREEDING 8m Truman Direct-Rose Logan
OWNER Mrs F M Kingsland
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Year: 1939

 
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WINNER KINGS PLAY  
TRAINER M C McTigue DRIVER M C McTigue TIME 4 20 2/5
HANDICAP 24 yards STAKE 1000 DATE 12/04/1939
BREEDING 9h Blue Mountain King-Buz Buz
OWNER W Johnstone
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Year: 1939

 
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WINNER ROYAL ROMANCE  
TRAINER V Alborn DRIVER V Alborn TIME 3 19.8
HANDICAP Front STAKE 400 DATE 12/04/1939
BREEDING 8m Native King-Logan Lass
OWNER V Alborn
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: 1939

 
Race History
WINNER KINGS PLAY  
TRAINER M C McTigue DRIVER M C McTigue TIME 4 21.0
HANDICAP 12 yards STAKE 1000 DATE 8/04/1939
BREEDING 9h Blue Mountain King-Buz Buz
OWNER W Johnstone
DENTON MEMORIAL

Current Sponsor:
2 Miles Handicap Pace
2 Miles Hcp Pace run from 1930-1939
Year: 1939

 
Race History
WINNER BONNY AZURE  
TRAINER L O Thomas DRIVER L O Thomas TIME 4 23 2/5
HANDICAP 48 yards STAKE 400 DATE 18/02/1939
BREEDING 7m Blue Mountain King-Bonnie Bingen
OWNER Mrs L J Brake
Last 800 Last 400 MileRate 2 11 4/5
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: 1939

 
Race History
WINNER COLONEL GRATTAN  
TRAINER V Leeming DRIVER E C McDermott TIME 3 13 1/5
HANDICAP Front STAKE 500 DATE 11/02/1939
BREEDING 5g Grattan Loyal-Erins Pointer
OWNER J Richardson
Last 800 Last 400 MileRate 2 08 2/5
MASON HANDICAP PACE (CPTC)

Current Sponsor:
1933-41 2 Miles Std: 1942-46 1 5/8 Miles: 1947 1 1/2 Miles: 1948-52 1 5/8 Miles: 1953 2 Miles: 1954-56 1 5/8 Miles.
Handicap Pace run from 1933 to 1956
Year: 1939

 
Race History
WINNER KINGS PLAY  
TRAINER M C McTigue DRIVER M C McTigue TIME 4 16.0
HANDICAP 48 yards STAKE 700 DATE 3/01/1939
BREEDING 9h Blue Mountain King-Buz Buz
OWNER W Johnstone
CANTERBURY HANDICAP (CPTC)

Current Sponsor:
1911-1945 2 Miles: 1947-58 1 5/8 Miles
Raced between 1911 and 1958
Year: 1939

 
Race History
WINNER BLAIR ATHOL  
TRAINER R J Humphreys DRIVER J B Pringle TIME 4 27 1/5
HANDICAP Front STAKE 1000 DATE 2/01/1939
BREEDING 7h Rey De Oro-Mollie Pointer
OWNER Est G Stanley
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: 1939

 
Race History
WINNER ROYAL ROMANCE  
TRAINER J D Litten DRIVER V Alborn TIME 4 36 2/5
HANDICAP 12 yards STAKE 275 DATE 2/01/1939
BREEDING 8m Native King-Logan Lass
OWNER J D Litten
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: 1939

 
Race History
WINNER Not Run  
TRAINER DRIVER TIME
HANDICAP STAKE DATE 10/12/1938
BREEDING
OWNER


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Phone (03) 338 9094