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Adelaide Sport (Newspaper) - May 30, 1924, Adelaide, South AustraliaNational Library of Australia Gawler. A tote suggestion in its programme of eight races Sti Gawler the local club provided plenty of interesting and at times exciting racing. The attendance fell Short of that registered at the previous gathering but the totalisator turn Over �15,000 Odd was satisfactory. By the Way it would be a Good plan if one or two More pay out windows were provided As in a couple of instances the queue of collectors of dividends had not been fully disposed of when the following race was due to be started. The track was on the heavy Side after the Rains of the week and fast times were out of the question. Only one favorite and that an Odds on enhance was first past the Box. The number of Falls in the steeplechase marred the pleasure of watching that event and several of the horsemen sustained severe Falls. Son of Shu j a. Surie wins Well. J the first division of the trial stakes was responsible for marked changes in the wagering. For j a while King Urney on whom 1 Tich Wilson had the mount was first fancy but a commission came for Prince Ita and that country gelding ended up favorite while Surie finished second in demand. Surie was fractious at the Barrier. He jumped away smartly and led throughout the seven and a half Furlong journey in a style reminiscent of the Way in which he captured a double at Martindale some time ago when Ridden by Tom Bissett. Surie who is now attached to Fred Matson s stable is by the sex new Sealander Shuja who has done nothing startling at the stud from that smart Little pistol Mare Aurie who in her Day had a penchant for taking doubles. In taking second Money Shadrick s Ibex Mare Bessia Hung on much better than usual and crusader s sister Malissa gained fourth place and is evidently on the improve. King Urney was Well up Early but dropped right out thus demonstrating that even the celebrated Tich can t carry them. 0. G. Shrowder King William Street. Between Telegraph office and criterion hotel. Certified opticians 15 Roadie Street Adelaide. A test the sight by the latest modern methods. Our lenses Are ground by modern machinery in our own workshop. The Gold cup Given Liy Vincent a. Zed esq., for presentation the Winner of Mcfee forthcoming mount Gambier cup. Making Good. Catastrophe at Hill. Broken although he won one or two events Down Here catastrophe hardly paid his Way but despite the advice of Many know alls his owners c. And l. Hounslow decided not to part with the son of Cylon but sent him to broken Hill where he has in six weeks ran six times and been in a place five winning Over 150 in stake j Money. As catastrophe jumps he j should prove useful property at the mining town. A local horse s cup. Phi Roberta Best race. Now a seven year old Phil Roberts ran perhaps the Best race of his career when he annexed the Gawler cup on saturday. The stake was Worth �250 to the Winner and As he returned a dividend of �18 Odd. The connections of the gelding would probably have a highly profitable race. _ the result must have been particularly Gratifying to those Gawle rites who stuck by Phil Roberts who is locally owned trained and was Ridden by a local apprentice a. W. Geale. The surprising part of the affair was the dividend returned. Even although there was an element of Luck in the Victory Phil Roberts who has previously shown a liking for his Home course must be Given due credit for the pointless manner in which he scored. He had the opposition in hopeless trouble a Good Way from Home. Where the Luck came in was in the favorite Josef being knocked Back last at Barrier Rise. Matson s charge had Only two horses behind him of a Strung out Field beginning the Back stretch and it was really wonderful that he managed to pick up so much ground considering his Load of within a Pound of Stone and finish so close to the place getters. Had Josef been Bowling along in his customary position in front it is problematical How Phil Roberts would have fared. Uriah was a disappointment. He had every Chance when he reached second position around the turn j but failed altogether to finish with his customary Resolution and the Oak Bank welter Winner Andrada Cut him out of the minor dividend. Fop along shaped rather promisingly for her first Effort Over a distance. A message from Chicago states that Sam Langford the Well known. Heavyweight negro Boxer is nearly Blind penniless and at the end of his pugilistic Trail. He is bound to new York where a specialist Hopes to save the sight of his remaining Eye. Correspondence to the editor. Sir there Are Many improvements needed for the Comfort and convenience of race goers at the different racecourses. Each and every window should have the tickets from first to last horse for instance,.at Victoria Park we can s it tickets on All the hordes at one and the same window. The san e system prevails at the 5/ windows at Cheltenham but when we to the half Crown windows at the Lateer place we have to skip from from one window to another say if we want no. 1, then 9 or 18. It is just the same confusion j at Morphet Tville. I with others almost had the window slammed Down on my fingers on cup Day. 1 when we had to collect a dividend or perhaps two we hardly have time to get up to the window to get our tickets for the next race j if the dividend queues Are Long and the time Short what time have we to run around for numbers of tickets that should be obtainable at i the one and same window at Gawler we can get any horse we want at one window then again if the various race clubs would fall into line and make the 2/6 totes 2/ or 3/, now that half crowns Are scarce it would save us the trouble of running around for six pences. For years through the press by writing to the various j clubs i advocated 2/6 totes for the Flat Folk. Now i think it would be better if they were two or three shilling totes. I would like to see the Good old bookmaker licensed again. Every Good thing will come in time i suppose. As Shakespeare says there is a tide in the affairs of men and women which taken at the flood leads on to Well sir i am waiting for the turn of the am sir &c., sporting lass. Skull Caps for jockeys. American racing authorities will probably adopt the australian Skull cup for jockeys during the present season and it is on the cards that the head protectors will be made compulsory in England next jumping season. G. Duller one of the most prominent hurdle riders in the old country who is also a crack motor racing cyclist recently handed a helmet usually worn by racing motorists to or. Romer who is to report to members of the National Hunt committee. There Are other samples of helmets under consideration one made of rubber and another of Lump us but the one most favored by duller is made of Fibre and Cork and weighs Little Over half a Pound. Who goes racing that glorious feeling punters and profits. By All for fairly obvious reasons the successful punter usually keeps his Good tales to himself. The Standard test of the liar among those who go racing is to ask the subject of the test if he has shown a profit for the last year. If he says my oath yes he is a liar. Still there Are punters who sue need. The most persistently fortunate is the Man who works systematically for a Small regular profit on a substantial capital and never strays off the beaten track to throw away Good Money on a Plain Gamble. About one Man in a Mil j lion is endowed with the mental attributes which make it possible for him to succeed in this Way. An ounce of Iueli is Worth a ton of judgment but a combination of the two make the Happy punter and there Are plenty of these in Australia. During the recent Sydney carnival starting almost from Zero a Melbourne Man won a Tenner. This using his judgment he threw away on what he fancied for the next and finished the meeting with �3000 in hand. He had a lot of Luck but he was a Man who had been watching form looking out for the hidden joke j specking pm and betting with courage for a Long time. �100 for 10s. The thing is easy enough when Jour Luck is in of course. But that is usually the time when an excess of caution prevents the moderate Winner from going on to win More than he can carry Home. Most punters going out to the i races with �1 for each event feels he is doing rather Well if he trebles j his Money a thing which takes j some doing. Yet there have been borrowers do congregate in which j Many cases not heard of where \ the Small Winner has followed us his Luck and filled his pocket a Young Man recently visited Melbourne course with a few pounds. He fancied three partic horses and. Backed each of them. On the first he put an extra 10/. All won and out of the Odd 10/, piling up his winnings on the second and third winners Drew Over �1000. As Pope nearly wrote he e Springs eternal in the punter s breast never Blest. Is but always to be deep Down in his heart the losing punter says a Well bust it i lost to Day but next Satur Day then next saturday he remembers the sound Rule to Start Small he Only has ten Bob on his first fancy instead of being bold and making it a �2 bet. The horse wins at fives and he still has to show a profit if he bets on each of the following races. Home with �15 to the Good and All the Way Home in the car he works it out like this two notes on Knock Knees �12 quid. Half up on st. Anthony at 12 a 78 quid. Quarter a Well say 20 quid on land of splash at 8 a and there s Over 250 i nearly got. But it and probably on the same Day some sober sided Plain Brown per son with a rather shabby hat is thought things Over decided to stick to a few solid bets puts is surplus on his judgment and Wales a own to the train with �400 or so in his trousers pocket All unbeknownst to his Good pals who would have liked to borrow a finer to Back a Cert in the last. First class accommodation. Fro Printer Best brands of ales liqueurs and wines Only special attention to motorists. Electric Light. Sample rooms. Phone Millicent 12. Seven stars Angas Street Adelaide. Harry Walpole proprietor. Late Royal hotel oxide Street broken Hill and general Havelock Hotle Hutt Street Adelaide Good accommodation. First class table wines spirits and ales True to Label. All sports Call Here. Phone Central 316q two in succession to Jones. Blu Coyte gets Clear too e f completed a Doub e Elf Verl f steered double a Ket past the Post m second division of the welter at Gawler. The Winner had proved an unreliable sort in the past but with Jones up and with. Memo. Ie3 of a promising Effort made by the gelded son of Kaunda at Morphet Tville a week before he was Well backed. Like do Flora double Muj it changed stables not Long ago and is now in Mick Duck Ford s establishment. He Hung on Well in Ris finishing Effort on this occasion but at a mile would assuredly have gone Down to Blu Coyte. The Grey gel Dirig avs in along the Back and when he $ id get Clear it was too late a determined Effort along the straight and quickly disposed of Chelate but the winning Post Vias too near. Chelate again petered out and seems to be squib Bish. Probably returning keeping her on i he stretch had something to do Vith in when Fey a Iarj the and then by Blu Coyte. Looking a bit on the Burly dec our artillery showed some of " is old Pace and Richlue like wad
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