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SPORTING.

V R.C. SPRING MEETING. Second Day—Tuesday, Nov. 1. [by cable.] Melbockne, Yesterday. The weather to-day was glorious, and a large concourse of spectators assembled on the course to witness the running for the twenty-first Melbourne Cup, which resulted as follows : Melbourne Cup. Ahandicapsweepstakes of 20 so vs. each, 10 ft., or 5 only if declared before 4 p.m. on Monday, Bth August, with 500 added. The winner of the A. J.C. or Y.R.C. Derby to cany 6st. 121 b. if handicapped below that weight, and the winner of any handicap race of the value of 100 sovs. after the declaration of the weights to carry Slbfl. extra ; of any such race of the value of 200 sovs., 5 lbs. extra ; of any such race of the value of 500 sovs., 7 lbs. extra. Penalties not accumulative. The second horse to receive 200 sovs. and the third 100 sovs. out of the stakes. Two miles. (120 subs.) Mr C. McDonnell’s blk h Zulu, 4yrs,

sst 71b, Barbarian—Maiden Blush... 1 Mr J. Morrison’s br h The Czar, syrs, 6st 91b, Marquis—Dagmar 2 Mr T. Ivory’s b h Sweetmeat, aged, 9st, Yattendon—Sultana 3 The following were the starters; —Sweetmeat, Wellington, Savanaka, First Water, Sir Modred, Suwarrow, Lord Burleigh, Odd Trick, Waterloo, Bathurst, Canary, Wandering Jew, Trump Yoss, Darebin, Pawnbroker, Bandalbion, Czar, Pollie, Guinea, Carmen, Waxy, Greyhound, Santa Claus, Duchess, Cockney, Zulu, Oxalia.

Somnus cut out the running for the first three-quarters of a mile, closely followed by Santa Claus and Zulu. Six furlongs from home Zulu took the lead, and was never headed, winning by two lengths. Time—3min. 32 5-lOsec. Performances of the winner :—A. T. 0. Spring, September 9th : third in Mares’ Produce Stakes, If mile, Bst 101 b ; won by Grand Flaneur, Bst 101 b ; Creswick, Bst 101 b, second ; time, 2min 16 4-10 sec, A.J.C. Autumn, April 22nd : second in Welter Handicap, If miles, Bst ; won by Black Swan, list 71b ; Billy Nutts, 9st, third ; time, 2mm 17 2-10 sec. Second in Rous Handicap, 1 mile 3 furlongs, 6st 101 b ; won by Canary, Bst 121 b ; Partner, 7st 31b, third ; time, 2min 31scc. Parramatta J. C., May 24th : won Parramatta Handicap, If miles, 6st 51b ; Lord Orville, 7st 2lb, second ; Tattoo, Bst 21b, third. Won Birthday Handicap, If miles, 7st 31b ; Balthazar, 7st, second; Lord Orville, 7st 71b, third. The following table shows the winner since the establishment of the race :

Year Horse. Time St. lb. m. s. I86i Archer 9 7 3-52 1862 Archer 10 2 3-47 1863 Banker 5 4 3-44 1864 Lantern 6 3 3-52 186? Tory boy 7 O 3-43 1866 The Barb 6 11 3-43 1867 Tim Whiffler 8 n 3-39 1868 Glencoe 9 1 3-42 1S69 Warrior 8 10 3-4° 1870 Nimblefoot ... 6 3 3-37 1871 The Pearl ... 7 3 3-39 1872 The Quack ... 7 10 3-39 1873 Don Juan 6 12 3-36 , 1874 Harticot 6 7 3-3 7^ 1875 Wollomai 7 8 3-38 1876 Briseis 6 4 3-36# 1877 Chester 6 12 3.33J^ 1878 Calatnia 8 2 3-35^ 1879 Darriwell 7 4 3-30^ 1880 Gd Flaneur ... 6 IO 3-34/4 1881 Zulu 5 7 3-32 5-IO

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SPORTING., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 491, 2 November 1881

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SPORTING. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 491, 2 November 1881

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