The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 2, Issue 7 (November 1, 1927)
Things We Like to Hear
Things We Like to Hear.
“Two U. G. wagons left Wanganui on Monday with Walter Rayner's team, consisting of Mask, Lysander, Damaris, Covent Garden, Thaw and Episode, while another member of the party was Alloway, whose owner-trainer, Mr. L. G. Paul will leave for Auckland to-morrow (says the Wanganui Chronicle of 21st September). Three horses, Freehold, Laughing Prince, and Ruanui left Fordell on Monday afternoon on an earlier train for Marton where they would join the Auckland Express, which took five U. G. wagons on Monday night's trip. The manner in which the Department is catering for the needs of owners and trainers has met with approval on all sides and the opinion has been freely expressed that never before has the carriage of racehorses to and from the Wanganui meeting been carried out with greater despatch and, incidentally with so much satisfaction to those concerned, than was the case with the fixture two weeks ago. On that occasion there was a larger number of visiting horses than Wanganui has had for many a year and the transport arrangements gave every satisfaction.”