YEAR: 1962


Driven a well-judged race by R J Jones, Spinster Scott finished strongly down on the inside to win the Dominion Handicap, premier event for trotters in New Zealand. She was kept close to the lead throughout and was fourth to turn for home. Over the last furlong Spinster Scott was switched to the inside and came home full of running to complete the two mile journey in 4:19.8, grand trotting by any standards.

At her three starts prior to Friday Spinster Scott had been placed against good company. At the National meeting at Addington, Spinster Scott had beaten all but Moon Boy in the Christchurch Handicap, and on the second day was fourth to When, Moon Boy and With You in the Winter Free-For-All. On the opening day of the present Cup meeting, Spinster Scott finished fourth to Our Own, With You and When in the Worthy Queen Handicap.

Spinster Scott is an aged bay mare by the Noble Scott horse, Widower Scott, from the Gallant Knight mare, Gallant Flight. As in the case of the pedigree of Lordship, the hand of the late Sir John McKenzie can be seen in the breeding of Spinster Scott. Noble Scott, the sire of Widower Scott, was bred by Sir John and was got by U Scott from the imported mare, Widow Volo, by Peter Volo. Widower Scott was out of Madam Slow, by a champion in Great Bingen from Slapfast, granddam of Johnny Globe, sire of Lordship. Madam Slow was bred by Sir John, and Slapfast was imported from Americaby Sir John. Widower Scott was bred by Mr E Prattley, Timaru.

Credit: 'Irvington' writing in NZ Trotting Calendar 14Nov62

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