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1 hour ago, gubellini said:

Ponderosa8 the only reference I can find to a ST Phillips is an apprentice jockey with Jim Cochrane at Gore. He won on Vanity Queen at Tuapeka on the 8/4/39.

Thanks Gubes.

I wonder if you'd be able to look up a horse called     Mont D'Or

(I have a photo on the wall of the horse. Owned by my Granddad W Growcott and ridden by S T Phillips. The photo wasnt actually of a race, but Dad in his silks and colours on the horse. That would go back to the late 30's or 40's too)

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Ponderosa8 Mont d'Or was a ch c bred in 1948 by Isaac Of York out of the Hunting Song mare Gay Doll bred by Mrs RE Growcott. He raced 41 times for 2 wins. At 2 he won once from 3 starts- his second start at Hastings on the 30/9/50 over 4f ridden and trained by ST Phillips at Hastings for BC, WC and WH Growcott. At 3 he had 8 starts for one second. At 4 he won 1 from 16 starts- Hastings on the 3/1/53 over 6f ridden by Cleve Mackie and then owned by CHR Jensen and trained by SM McNaughton at Woodville. At 5 he had three unplaced runs owner-trained by SH Walker. At 6 he had 11 starts for 1 second and 1 third for owner RI Calder and trained by JD Frew at Te Rapa.

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17 hours ago, gubellini said:

Ponderosa8 the only reference I can find to a ST Phillips is an apprentice jockey with Jim Cochrane at Gore. He won on Vanity Queen at Tuapeka on the 8/4/39.

 

On 7/6/2024 at 10:04 AM, gubellini said:

Ponderosa8 I cant find any information about ST Phillips and the Tapanui Cup. Tapanui didn't have a tote meeting between the 1940-41 and 1944-45 seasons. They may have run non-tote races in those seasons. Perhaps he won the Tapanui Cup in one of those seasons.

My older brother in Foxton Beach just happened to read the thread.... and he rang me to say he has the cup in his trophy cabinet at home.

It was the Tapanui Cup from 1937. Its just says presented to the winning rider but doesnt say who the horse was or anything like that...

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Ponderosa8 yes the race was actually called the Tapanui Handicap of £100 and Cup valued at £6/6/- .The winner was Island Linnet carrying 7.2 ridden by ST Phillips and owner trained by TG Pollock from Gore. Won by 3l from Cleaner and JW Dooley. The date was 6/2/37. Island Linnet was a br m by Songbird out of Unawed.

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Ponderosa8 ST Phillips rode 55 winners and had 11 training wins. His first win as a jockey was at Riverton on the 30/3/37 on Corban trained by Fred Ellis at Invercargill. Season totals - 1936-7-2, 1937-8-1, 1938-9-1, 1939-40-2, 1942-3- 3, 1943-4- 2, 1944-5-1, 1945-6- 6, 1946-7-5, 1947-8-6,1949-50-6, 1950-1-7, 1951-2- 9, 1952-3- 3, 1955-6-1.

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16 hours ago, gubellini said:

Ponderosa8 Island Linnet won two more races that 1936-7 season ridden by H Phillips who I presume was ST's older brother. H Phillips address that season was c/o TG Pollock Lyne St, Gore.

Yes Herbert (Bert) was Dad's brother.

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15 hours ago, gubellini said:

Ponderosa8 ST Phillips rode 55 winners and had 11 training wins. His first win as a jockey was at Riverton on the 30/3/37 on Corban trained by Fred Ellis at Invercargill. Season totals - 1936-7-2, 1937-8-1, 1938-9-1, 1939-40-2, 1942-3- 3, 1943-4- 2, 1944-5-1, 1945-6- 6, 1946-7-5, 1947-8-6,1949-50-6, 1950-1-7, 1951-2- 9, 1952-3- 3, 1955-6-1.

Thanks very much Gubellini for all the information you've provided.    I actually had no idea how many winners he rode/trained at all..

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18 hours ago, gubellini said:

Ponderosa8 Island Linnet won two more races that 1936-7 season ridden by H Phillips who I presume was ST's older brother. H Phillips address that season was c/o TG Pollock Lyne St, Gore.

fun fact gubellini ..island linnet was the grandam of none other than tulloch and trained in gore...tommy pollock was also the victim of a devistating stable fire in 1961 losing around 8 horses and he unfortunatly died less than 9months later..john messent was his apprentice at the time if i recall

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I've been following the other comments on here with interest and perhaps my original question about NZTR providing old race results is a bit redundant now when we have someone like Gubellini with such a wealth of information at his fingertips! Much appreciated, and I know others on here appreciate it as well. I've been searching through old results and various racing stories from The Press at Paperspast online, and appreciate the tip from Mastercraftsman on this. Regards the 1977 Kumara Gold Nuggets, I even found a story on Godsend and her only foal who went to England as a Chaser, and other stories on horses like General Simm, Meldie, Superspan, Butch, Kowhai Glen, just to name a few. 

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elbow Island Linnet won 8 races from 89 starts. Her first win was at her 19th start- Winton over 6f on the 2/12/33 ridden by N. McLellan. Her second and third wins came on the same day at Birchwood on the 17/3/34 over 6f and 7f both times ridden by H Phillips. Her last win was also at Birchwood on the 15/5/37 over 10f again ridden by H Phillips. I didn't realise she was the grandam of Tulloch!

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Island Linnet's daughter Florida (dam of Tulloch) won 4 races from 58 starts remarkably all at Avondale. She won her maiden at her 11th start over 1m on the 16/7/49. Then on the 23/7/49 over 1m then the Avondale Cup 11f on the 2/9/50 and then over 11f on the 7/7/51. Owned by Dave Blackie and trained at Cambridge by Wally Pratt and ridden in all four wins by Mark Martinovich.

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On 7/5/2024 at 11:31 AM, gubellini said:

Swoopa Sherry Wine was a black f bred in 1959 by Author out of Lady Beeswing. Bred by AC Hinton. She won 2 races from 71 starts. Her first win was at her 9th start- Paeroa 6f on the 10/3/62 ridden by Graham McLiesh for her Te Awamutu owner-trainer BB Beattie. Her second win was at Thames 10f on the 9/1/65 trained at Matamata by Fred Beguely for the owners H and J McCormick ridden by Dave Finlay. She died in August, 1984. Spanish Countess was a 1973 bf by El Mondo- Countess Rose bred by BB Beattie. I don't know if she raced but she wasn't a winner. Golden Peak was a 1969 ch c by The Cobbler out of Cloudy Summit bred by Peter Venables at Rotorua and owner-trained by BB Beattie. He started 21 times for one second, one third and one fourth.

Thanks Gubes, this fills in a few gaps thank you.After being sold my mum remembers SW running 4th in the Foxbridge Plate

One more for you... Melody Maid from around the same era.

Thanks in advance 

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On 7/6/2024 at 9:35 AM, Roger Sugrue said:

Hi Swoopa

Spanish Countess ( bless her)

was the dam of the unforgettable incomparable  (imo) El Kara

a tough old warrior who pushed on through three ( seemingly) career ending injuries and gave us thrills of a lifetime both as a racehorse in the 80's and as a leisure horse in the 90's

Eight memorable wins, he carted us up and down the country but it was his resilience and ability to slowly work his way back into form after those injuries which makes him my Hero forever

Looks like Spanish Countess stayed in and around Palmerston North for her breeding career, initially at Noel Pollard's Stud beside Linton Army Camp then visited other local stallions

I remember El Kara Roger! Great to hear you had so much fun as an owner. He was a tough horse.

Speaking to my mother the other day, she recalls Spanish Countess showed some ability in trackwork and jumpouts, but recieved a career ending injury before getting to the races.

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Swoopa Melody Maid was a 1956 ch f by Oman out of Broiefort Melody bred by Mrs J Meier. She won 3 races from 57 starts. At 3 she was owned by RM Langdon and trained by BB Beattie at Te Awamutu. She won her only 3 races from 14 starts- first win at her 4th start- Tauranga 7f 26/3/60, Tauranga 1m 25/6/60, Te Awamutu 1m 30/7/60. Graham McLiesh the jockey each time. At 4 she had 12 starts for 1 3rd and 1 4th. At 5 she was trained by RD Samson of Te Awamutu and had 16 starts for 1 3rd and 2 4ths. At 6 she had 6 unplaced starts owner-trained by CI Hobson. At 7 she had 4 starts for 1 3rd. At 8 she had 5 unplaced starts.

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On 7/10/2024 at 8:35 AM, gubellini said:

Swoopa Melody Maid was a 1956 ch f by Oman out of Broiefort Melody bred by Mrs J Meier. She won 3 races from 57 starts. At 3 she was owned by RM Langdon and trained by BB Beattie at Te Awamutu. She won her only 3 races from 14 starts- first win at her 4th start- Tauranga 7f 26/3/60, Tauranga 1m 25/6/60, Te Awamutu 1m 30/7/60. Graham McLiesh the jockey each time. At 4 she had 12 starts for 1 3rd and 1 4th. At 5 she was trained by RD Samson of Te Awamutu and had 16 starts for 1 3rd and 2 4ths. At 6 she had 6 unplaced starts owner-trained by CI Hobson. At 7 she had 4 starts for 1 3rd. At 8 she had 5 unplaced starts.

Thanks Gubes you are a legend!

My grandfather loved his horses and leased about 5/6 acres of railway land (for tuppence) over the back of the of the Waipa course by the 600m mark. He worked at the dairy factory and pottered around with one or two over the years and wasn't shy of selling when the money was on the table. My mother reckons he only had a horse in work so he could chat with Bill Sanders each morning!

 

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