THE SYDNEY CUP. (by cable.) Sydney, April 20.
The race for the Sydney Cup was run to-day, with the following result: — Sydney Cup, and 800 50 vs, with a sweepstakes of 20 sovs ; for three-year-olds and upwards ; distance, 2 miles. Mr W. Branch’s br c Progress, 3yrs,
Bst 21b 1 Mr J. Ashworth’s hr h Strathearn, 6yrs, 7st 21b 2 Mr W. A. Long’s br h Wandering Jew, 4yrs, Cst 4lb 3 Sixteen horses started. A good start was effected. Richmond, Orient, and Hesperian got well away to the front, but were soon joined by Canary, who waited closely upon them. Hesperian led round the turn and past the grand stand for the first time, followed by Black Swan, Orient, Major, Templar, The Pontiff, Gunild, The Barber, Richmond Strathearn, and Cynic last. They ran round in the same order until nearing the trainers’ stand, where Progress improved his position and came away through the crowd, winning easily, four lengths in front of Strathearn, who also made his way rapidly through the horses at the finish. Wandering Jew made a good third, half a length behind Strathearn, but only beating Richmond at the winning post by a head. Wellington followed closely, and finished a good fifth at The Jew’s girth, with Braidwood, The Pontiff, Gunild, Hesperian, Major, and Templar close behind. Time—3min 36 8-iosec.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 324, 21 April 1881
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