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DUNEDIN JOCKEY CLUB ANNUAL MEETING. Dunedin, Feb. 26. The weather was again fine, and the attendance large. Great disgust was expressed when it was known that Natator and Luna had been left in the Fcrbury Handicap till past eleven o’clock this morning and then scratched, especially "’hen a report had been spread that the former had loft for Christchurch by the morning’s express train. There was also a good deal of talk on the course about certain racing men last evening publicly taking “ Sohleuter ” wagers, in order to benefit the bookmakers, and possibly themselves. The following are the results of the various events : Handicap, Steeplechase of 100 sovs., three miles—Agent, 12st, 1 ; Sailor Boy, lOst 21b, 2 ; Carrigheen, 9st, 3 ; Little John, lOst, 0. Clarence was scratched. Betting—3 to 2 against The Agent, 2 to 1 Sailor Boy, 4to 1 the rest. Carragheen and Sailor Boy went away with the lead and took the in-and-out jump at the stand simultaneously, Agent and Little John following a few lengths off. Before a mile had been covered The Agent had gone to the front, holding a slight lead of Carrigheen, with Sailor Boy third, Little John half a dozen lengths behind the last named. In this order they came down from the sandhills and over the gorse hedge. At two miles Agent still held the lead, but Little John had gone up, and challenging the favorite, first one and then the other appeared in the van. At the sandhills the second time The Agent and Little John were side by side with Carrigheen, coming up very fast, and Sailor Boy last. Here the first accident occurcd, Little John falling at the gorse hedge. Agent then turned into the straight with a slight lead of Carrigheen, and as Sailor Boy now made his final effort, and came with a great rush, an exciting finish resulted. Agent, however, had most left him and he won ultimately by a length, Sailor Boy second, Carrigheen a fine third. Time—Gmin. 36sec. L 522 was in the totalisator, of which L 273 were on The Agent. Forbury Handicap of 150 sovs; one mile and a half. Rand wick, 7st 131 b, 1 ; Atlantic, 7st 121 b, 2. Betting—2 to lon Rand wick. Atlantic led for a mile and a quarter, when Randwick gradually closed on him, and heading him in the straight won by a neck, but with consummate ease. Time—2min 51secs. There were L 761 in the totalisator, of which L 591 were on Randwick.

Queen’s Plate of 80 so vs; two miles; weight for age. The Governor, 7st 121 b, 1; Sylvanus, 7st 121 b, 2 ; Lady Emma, 7«t 101 b, 3. Nautilus, 7st 101 b, also ran. Betting—3 to 2 agst The Governor, 2to 1 agst Lady Emma, 3 to 1 agst Sylvanus, 6 to 1 agst Nautilus. The lot were sent away well together. The first to show in the front was Sylvanus, next to whom came Lady Emma, with Nautilus and The Governor bringing up the roar. After going half a mile Lady Emma took the lead, and The Governor ran up into third place. By the time once round had been completed The Governor had taken a clear lead, with Sylvanus second, Lady Emma third, and Nautilus last. At the mile and a half the three leaders closed up together, but approaching home The Governor began to draw away. The whip being pulled out to Sylvanus and Lady Emma, the semblance of a race up the straight took place, but The Governor came on full of running, and won comfortably by a length, Sylvanus second, Lady Emma third. Time—3min Slisecs. L 490 were in the totalisator, of which L 206 were on The Governor.

, Flying Handicap of 80 sova; one mile and a distance. Luna, Bst, 1; Talent, 7st 71b, 2; Ledgerdemain, sst 71b, 3. Mischief, 6st 51b; Nautilus, 6st 41b; Cassivelaunus filly, 6st 21b, also ran. Betting—3 to 2 agst Luna, 2 to 1 Talent, 4 to 1 Castanette filly, 6to 1 any other. After several breaks away, in one of whih Ledgerdemain went half a mile, the flag fell to a capital start. Talent and Luna cut out the running, with Castanette filly close up, and this order was kept, with the exception that Luna went slightly ahead of Talent at the back of the course, for nearly a mile. The Castanette filly then began to drop back, and Ledgerdemain took her place, but she could never get on terms with Luna and Talent, the former of whom won rather easily by a length. Talent was second; Ledgerdemain third. Time—2min ssec. L 984 were in the totalisator, of which L 592 were on Luna. Consolation Race. —Talent beat six others. Hurry Scurry.—Swagman beat four others. SOUTHLAND J O. MEETING. [By Telegraph.] Invercargill, To-day. The following weights have been declared : Hurdle Race —The Agent, list 71b ; Parnell, Bst 71b ; Will if 1 Can, Bst 71b. Southland Cup—Sir Modred, Bst 121 b ; Volunteer, Bst 2lb ; Hilarious, 7st 101 b ; Atlantic, 7st; Luna, 6st 121 b ; Sylvanus, 6st 81b. Tradesmen’s Handicap —Sir Modred, 9st 21b ; Volunteer, Bst 91b ; Hilarious, Bst 41b ; Luna, Bst 31b ; Sylvanus, 6st 91b ; Nautilus, fist; Morpheus, sst 71b ; Wee Lad, sst 71b ; Stirling, sst 71b. WANGANUI AUTUMN MEETING. Wanganui, Feb. 26. The following are the general entries for the Wanganui Autumn Meeting : Hurdle Race. —Otangati, King Don, Lady Mary, Ada, Rangatira, Grey Momus, Chandler, Artful Joe. Handicap Hurdle Race. —Otangaki, Sunray, King Don, Monk, Lady Mary, Otawa, Ada, Rangatira, Grey Momus, Bully fcr You, Chandler, Artful Joe, Robin Hood. Wanganui Derby. —Ngata, Buzzard, Venture, Annuity, Scotch Mist, Camellia, Woodpecker, Frivolity, Bullseye, Corrisande, Little Dorritt, Blue Gown. Sapling Stakes. —Gladstone, Discretion, Springs, Slander filly, Koromaiko, Taipo, Dauphin, Eccleston, Bonnie Doon, Esmeralda. Ely Town Plate. —Fusilier, Camellia (Williamson’s), Annuity, Billingsgate. Frailty, Slander filly, Foul Play, Prairie Bird, Satanella. Railway Plate. —Billingsgate, Foul Play, Badsworth, Woodpecker, Aurora, Frailty, Natator, Bylong, Hailstorm. Wanganui Cup. —King Quail, Foul Play, Badsworth, Rocket, Redeemer, Sir George, Natator, On Dit, Randwick, My Dream, Soukar, Norseman, Dan, Opawa, Libeller. Maiden Plate. —Tricotrin, Fusilier, May King, Woodpecker, Frivolity, Bullseye, Frailty, Falcon, On Dit, Ventura, Scotch Mist, Badsworth, Chandler, Bylong, Corrisande, Blue Gown, Satanella.

V.R.C. AUTUMN MEETING. (By Cable.) Melbourne, Feb. 26. The first day’s races of the Victorian Racing Club’s Autumn Meeting took place to-day, at Flemington. For the St. Leger Stakes only Grand Flaneur and Progress started, and the former won easily, in 3 mins, and 18 secs. Royal Maid won the Ascot Yale Stakes by a head. The racing l hroughout the day was good. ,

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SPORTING., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 280, 28 February 1881

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SPORTING. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 280, 28 February 1881

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